The WordPress open supply venture shall be hosting a Community Summit as a part of WordCamp US this yr. It would happen previous to the primary convention on August 22-23, 2023, in Nationwide Harbor, Washington, DC. The invitation-only occasion would be the first summit in six years, for the reason that final one was held in Paris, France in 2017.
Up to now the Neighborhood Summit was created to offer a chance for contributors to have necessary discussions and open communication channels about their work and the way forward for the venture. A number of proposed subjects embrace streamlining contributions to elements of Gutenberg which might be already a part of WordPress core, the significance of efficiency, strengthening the contributor pipeline, bettering cross-team communication, modernizing and simplifying WordPress settings pages, to call a couple of.
“Our purpose is to have a various and inclusive summit that gives a protected and inspiring house for our devoted contributors to work on the WordPress venture and the issues we encounter inside it,” Automattic-sponsored Neighborhood Group contributor Julia Golomb mentioned.
“We iterated this yr by holding the call for topics earlier than asking individuals to use to take part. By figuring out the subjects which might be related proper now, we’re positioned to construct the invited contributors listing in a brand new manner, mixing within the long-time contributors we want and together with newer contributors who haven’t but had the chance to contribute on this manner prior to now.”
The application to attend is open to any contributor, no matter how lengthy they’ve been concerned within the venture. Golomb additionally mentioned the occasion might embrace a journey help program in order that no chosen attendee is unnoticed as a result of monetary causes. Candidates shall be chosen on a rolling foundation to make sure sufficient time for many who want visas to accumulate them. Organizers are aiming to inform all candidates by the tip of June 2023.