Weekly design meeting notes of Wednesday October 17, 2018

The full transcript of our meeting this week can be found on our SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel.

Change of meeting times and format

After a quick round of checking how everyone’s doing, @karmatosed suggests a change of the weekly meeting times and also adding another more inclusive time meeting.

New meeting times will be:

  • Monday: Triage: 16:30 UTC, won’t change.
  • Wednesday: Team meeting: 18:00 UTC meeting time change.
  • Thursday: Open hours 12:00 UTC to fit more countries.

Monday ticket triage will also start including focus projects, instead of working on the oldest tickets available. This includes releases.

For Wednesday meetings, Tammie suggests that focus and leads of specific components or areas get time to start giving updates on what’s going on.

Later on in the meeting, we circled back a bit to this topic because of daylight saving times. We change to the times mentioned here as per the 24th of October and adjust to daylight saving time (DST) in the weeks following.

The new meeting times will be added to the calendar, our Slack channel and the design blog page (P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.) on make.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. We’ll also post them on our blog in a separate post for better visibility.

Japanese design team meeting

Following WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Tokyo, the Japanese design team actively discusses what’s going on in WordPress design and with the help of translators, they follow up and work on stuff that’s mentioned in the International meetings.

Their findings are usually posted as a comment on the weekly design notes, but it would be nice to create better visibility, probably by turning these comments into separate blogs. Their meeting notes can be found as a comment on the latest international meeting notes.

Calls for design

A quick round of checking on the calls for design that are being worked on. No updates here, which is totally fine. But if people need help on stuff they’re working on, please reach out.

Open floor

What are people working on? Anything inspiration wise to share?

  • @melchoyce is working on converting WordCam Shortcodes to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Blocks
  • @joyously mentions Twenty Nineteen
  • For ticket 45073, @joshuawold is working on some changes, together with @postphotos.
Joshua Wold’s sketch on WP5 user flows

There’s a quick update from the training team regarding learn.wordpress.org. They’ll have updated wireframes ready after the next meeting.

Before we finally close the meeting, Tammie thanks @mizejewski for her work as a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts., as she’s stepping down for a little while. However, she won’t leave the design team fully and will be back contributing as soon as she can.

Thanks to everyone attending the meeting. If you have anything to add, please feel free to post in our Slack channel or in the comments below.

These notes were posted using Gutenberg. Yay!