In this episode, John James Jacoby and I are joined by Jill Binder, Founder, and Chief Consultant and Trainer at Diverse Speakers In Tech. We discussed how and why the Diverse Speaker Training group was created, how the training encourages underrepresented people to speak at WordCamps, and how the recent 50% sponsorship funds from Automattic will be used.
We also learned that local communities that have participated in the training at the meetup level have seen a sharp increase in the number of diverse speaker applications submitted to WordCamps. Binder is hoping to be sponsored 100% so she can work on the project full-time. If you’re interested in sponsoring her work, please visit her contact page and get in touch.
Announcing Pantheon Localdev Early Access
WooCommerce 3.6.5 security release
Discuss This Tweet by John O’ Nolan
EPISODE 359 Transcript
Next Episode: Wednesday, July 10 3:00 P.M. Eastern
Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Itunes
Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via RSS
Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Stitcher Radio
Subscribe to WordPress Weekly via Google Play
Listen To Episode #359:
Would you like to write for WP Tavern? We are always accepting guest posts from the community and are looking for new contributors. Get in touch with us and let’s discuss your ideas.