[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #3455: Add New Onboarding/Concierge Team
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#3455: Add New Onboarding/Concierge Team
Reporter: danieltj | Owner:
Type: task | Status: reopened
Priority: normal | Milestone:
Component: General | Resolution:
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After much discussion in #community (+ P2 post) and also in #marketing,
whilst there has been some points raised that there will be overlap,
points have also been raised about how it's necessary and valid for a new
team to operate even with the efforts that other teams are currently
Please can a new team be created on the Make site for Make WordPress
Welcoming, (Welcoming Team) please? There are quite a few people who have
stepped forward and said they'd be interested in helping. I'd like to lead
the team but closely with aid from the people who have expressed an
interest in it.
Overall, the biggest concern we've had is that there would be a slight
overlap in team operations, however myself, and others who have expressed
an interest in this team have duly noted that the direct impact of this
team is not covered by other teams at the moment. I definitely see
potential for close working with other teams, namely Marketing however the
sole purpose isn't covered by what the Marketing team already do.
The vision for this new team is to be the first port of call for new
contributors wanting to get involved. Guides on what to do and where to go
to do contributions (which Marketing have worked on) will be essential.
Support on how to get environments setup to be contribution ready for
WordPress. Possibility of mentoring programmes for continued support for
contributors wanting to get heavily involved with things like core
contributions and feature projects. Not to mention, generally working
closely with other teams to ensure it's easy to join in and help.
I do also see the need for a new forum in the support forums at some
point, however that isn't something that would be necessary to begin with.
Our approach is fairly simple though; make WordPress more welcoming to new
contributors who want to get involved but don't know how. Whilst this can
be done at WordCamps with a contributor day, it's usually not enough to
ensure people are setup correctly and ready to start committing to a
project, whether it's code, designs or ideas. So this team would play an
instrumental part in every other team currently available.
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