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Bridging Communities

Bridging Communities

The WordPress project is built on many technologies and even more experiences. With that we have managed to collectively build the most popular CMS system to date. The project is also big enough to have a global network of communities. Although strong and self sufficient, has this come at a price?

This talk will review how people not inside the WordPress community view us. I will bring some practical suggestions and solutions on how we can look outside our comfort zones, widen our knowledge circles and ensure that we learn from other communities mistakes whilst bridging the gap. As a result, we can make our communities more diverse and stronger for the future.

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Jenny Wong

June 26, 2015
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  1. BRIDGING COMMUNITIES Jenny Wong / @miss_jwo

  2. @miss_jwo #wceu 2010 PHP North West

  3. @miss_jwo #wceu 2011 First WordPress Project

  4. @miss_jwo #wceu 2012 WordCamp Edinburgh

  5. @miss_jwo #wceu 2014

  6. @miss_jwo #wceu 2014 No local user groups

  7. @miss_jwo #wceu Community Addict

  8. @miss_jwo #wceu 2014 PHP North West conference

  9. @miss_jwo #wceu https://twitter.com/miss_jwo/status/518331214068195329

  10. @miss_jwo #wceu

  11. @miss_jwo #wceu https://twitter.com/miss_jwo/status/610802794803630080

  12. @miss_jwo #wceu “From the glimpses I get through your feed:

    A very large, vibrant, active, passionate group of people.”
  13. @miss_jwo #wceu “Very insular. Not interested in outsiders.”

  14. @miss_jwo #wceu “Community looks very active and supportive.”

  15. @miss_jwo #wceu “Not a part of [the WordPress community]. Albeit

    seems highly unprofessional. ”
  16. @miss_jwo #wceu “Awww, not good enough to be a real

    web developer?”
  17. @miss_jwo #wceu

  18. @miss_jwo #wceu “Wow. Pretty sad response. […]”

  19. @miss_jwo #wceu The mocking of WordPress by other communities is

    like watching my parents have a fight every day.
  20. @miss_jwo #wceu The mocking of any technology by anyone is

    like watching my parents have a fight every day.
  21. @miss_jwo #wceu What is the WordPress community?

  22. @miss_jwo #wceu Business Owners

  23. @miss_jwo #wceu Developers

  24. @miss_jwo #wceu Designers

  25. @miss_jwo #wceu Users

  26. @miss_jwo #wceu Clients

  27. @miss_jwo #wceu Content Writers

  28. @miss_jwo #wceu Journalists

  29. @miss_jwo #wceu Shop owners

  30. @miss_jwo #wceu Project managers

  31. @miss_jwo #wceu Scientists

  32. @miss_jwo #wceu And so on…

  33. @miss_jwo #wceu Community of People

  34. @miss_jwo #wceu OTHER COMMUNITIES

  35. @miss_jwo #wceu How often do you go out to another

    community?
  36. @miss_jwo #wceu ECHO CHAMBER

  37. @miss_jwo #wceu WordPressers at PHP events

  38. @miss_jwo #wceu NIKOLAY BACHIYSKI PHP North West 2011

  39. @miss_jwo #wceu “I generally have good experience interacting online with

    authors of PHP projects/libraries that I use.”
  40. @miss_jwo #wceu “I only consider the WordPress community. Never interact

    with the whole PHP community.”
  41. @miss_jwo #wceu “Not much regular interaction, but I am tired

    of reading blog posts our articles that denigrate WordPress!”
  42. @miss_jwo #wceu – a WordPress core developer “I’m too scared

    to go. They [the PHP developers] will mock me for being a WordPress developer”
  43. @miss_jwo #wceu

  44. @miss_jwo #wceu We can change this - together

  45. @miss_jwo #wceu Multi dimensional problems need Multi dimensional solutions

  46. Events

  47. @miss_jwo #wceu WordCamps

  48. @miss_jwo #wceu Conferences

  49. @miss_jwo #wceu User Groups

  50. @miss_jwo #wceu Meet Ups

  51. @miss_jwo #wceu DATES

  52. @miss_jwo #wceu Be considerate of when we set our dates.

  53. @miss_jwo #wceu Open Source Project: Open Tech Calendar

  54. @miss_jwo #wceu JOINT EVENTS

  55. @miss_jwo #wceu Run a joint event with a local …

    group
  56. @miss_jwo #wceu PHP.UG

  57. @miss_jwo #wceu Work in progress: Community Hub

  58. @miss_jwo #wceu WORDCAMPS

  59. @miss_jwo #wceu WordCamp != Conference

  60. @miss_jwo #wceu Developer editions

  61. @miss_jwo #wceu Business editions

  62. @miss_jwo #wceu […] editions

  63. @miss_jwo #wceu Workshops

  64. Go Outside

  65. @miss_jwo #wceu Go to their user groups

  66. @miss_jwo #wceu Let’s invite outside community people to speak at

    our events
  67. @miss_jwo #wceu Bring back the knowledge you gain

  68. @miss_jwo #wceu Share your knowledge

  69. Inclusiveness

  70. @miss_jwo #wceu How many people are at their first WordCamp?

  71. @miss_jwo #wceu Invite everyone to the party

  72. @miss_jwo #wceu Introduce everyone to everybody

  73. @miss_jwo #wceu Make the first step

  74. @miss_jwo #wceu WORDS

  75. @miss_jwo #wceu We are able to choose our words, 


    but we are not able to choose the affect they will have on others
  76. @miss_jwo #wceu Getting off the Island

  77. Embrace Diversity

  78. @miss_jwo #wceu Diversity has to be part of the plan,

    not an after thought
  79. @miss_jwo #wceu Diversity of technology

  80. @miss_jwo #wceu Diversity of tool choices

  81. @miss_jwo #wceu Diversity of OS choices

  82. @miss_jwo #wceu Respect all choices!

  83. @miss_jwo #wceu More Info: DiversITy Matters Tomorrow, Track 2, 17:20

  84. Knowledge Sharing

  85. @miss_jwo #wceu People want to learn

  86. @miss_jwo #wceu Training Team make.wordpress.org/training

  87. @miss_jwo #wceu PHP Mentoring

  88. @miss_jwo #wceu ? WordPress Mentoring

  89. @miss_jwo #wceu WANT TO LEARN SOMETHING?

  90. @miss_jwo #wceu Speak Up!

  91. @miss_jwo #wceu Ask your local group to find someone to

    share their knowledge
  92. @miss_jwo #wceu Ask Questions

  93. @miss_jwo #wceu No question is stupid.

  94. @miss_jwo #wceu No question is stupid.

  95. Attitude

  96. @miss_jwo #wceu Welcome

  97. @miss_jwo #wceu Don’t belittle

  98. @miss_jwo #wceu Leave the door open

  99. @miss_jwo #wceu Educate

  100. @miss_jwo #wceu Support

  101. @miss_jwo #wceu Mentor

  102. @miss_jwo #wceu Be cheerleaders

  103. @miss_jwo #wceu Be respectful

  104. @miss_jwo #wceu Be empathetic

  105. @miss_jwo #wceu and guide

  106. Doing this already?

  107. @miss_jwo #wceu Amazing! Please share your experiences

  108. Remember

  109. @miss_jwo #wceu Yes there are barriers between communities

  110. @miss_jwo #wceu We can improve, one step at a time.

  111. @miss_jwo #wceu Multi-dimensional problems need multi-dimensional solutions

  112. @miss_jwo #wceu What solutions do you have?

  113. Gracias Thank You Jenny Wong @miss_jwo hmn.md