I’m really enjoying the updates via Heather Acton who’s keeping the entire community updated with how things are going in the Events space over at Make.
Her recent update shares the fact that they’ve begun to lock down requirements for both the mentor and mentee so that firm expectations can be established for the best possible experience for everyone.
For example, if you want to become a mentor for another possible WordCamp organizer, you’ll want to walk through this list first:
- Mentors must have organized at least 1 WordCamp before
- 1-3 hours per week will be dedicated to supporting your mentee
- Willing to be rated by the mentee and to rate their mentee after the WordCamp
- Show the mentee where the top resources for planning reside
- Respecting that it’s the organizer’s camp, not the mentor’s
There are more requirements being drafted as well so stay tuned. In terms of the mentee (the person being mentored) you’ll have to make sure you have time for the relationship, be able to stay true to your own vision, and be open to instruction. These reqs are being expanded as well.
The group didn’t stop there – there have been some great momentum in other areas as well for the events group, such as locking down Organizer exit interviews, mentorships applications, rating polls for each, and more.
The energy and momentum being created clearly shows that this is a big priority for the WordPress team and community as a whole – I think it’ll ultimately help expand WordPress’ presence in more areas this year and as a direct result increase the adoption and use.
This, of course, is a great thing. Well done team!
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