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EP335 – Conflicts of Interest – What WordCamp and WordPress Meetup organizers should know
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Conflicts of interest with WordCamp and WordPress Meetup organizers.

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A question was posed to the Make WordPress blog recently that many of us found interesting:

“Recently, I realized that community organizers do sometimes face a conflict of interest situations, but the team does not really have clear guidelines about how to avoid them, nor best practices for when there is one.”
https://make.wordpress.org/community/2019/08/15/discussion-how-to-handle-conflict-of-interest-situations/

Some questions that were presented to the community were:

  • What different kinds of conflict of interest situations we have now and what we might encounter in the future?
  • How to work around those?
  • Can we accept the conflict of interest in some situations?
  • What would be the best approach to disclose situations where someone notices a conflict of interest?

Jennifer Bourn brought this to twitter

So we asked her to join us to discuss this on the show.

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My day job is IT Director at a church, WordPress is one of a few side gigs I do.

Dan Beil

Sadly after 20+ applications over 3 years think I’ve been booted from the WP community


Dan Beil

Ah, I’ve done church and Jewish websites though, myself, I don’t DO church anymore


Jennifer Bourn

Chatting about Organizing WordPress meetups and WordCamps and conflicts of interest today on @WPwatercooler at 11:00 am ???? wpwatercooler.com/video/ep335-co…

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