Summary for Docs Team Meeting on 29th June 2020


@kenshino, @sukafia, @chaion07, @tacitonic, @atachibana, @kenshino, @sukafia, @chaion07, @tacitonic, @atachibana, @cristiano.zanca, @glorialchemica, @wpza, @mkaz, @crstauf, @milana_cap, @fahimmurshed, @Prubhtej_9, @estelaris, @tomjn, @timohaver, @yui, @mte90, @newyorkerlaura, @bph, @collinsmbaka, @ataurr, @softservenet, @imneet94, @abutalha94, @ibdz, @manthanadmane, @themiked, @mekalekahi.

Find the Agenda of the Meeting here.

Thanks to @kenshino for Facilitating the Meeting.

Notetaker & Facilitator Selection

Notetaker: @chaion07

Facilitator for the next meeting: @chaion07

Next Meeting will be held on: 06 July 2020

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Project Updates

@atachibana informed that 1014 out of 1070 pages had been completed. Currently the project is at 94.8% completion which is a 0.80% improvement from last week. He also thanked @stevenlinx for the contribution.

@bph reported that the Bee-Docs Meetings are held every Mondays at 14:00 UTC in #meta-helphub. Meetings start with the following items for contributor check-in:

  1. What have you been working on?
  2. What do you want to work on next?
  3. What are your blockers, (apart from time and 
  4. handling any blockers.

@bph also thanked @tacitonic for his committed work with new contributors, reviewing and publishing articles. The team is currently also working on the following:

  • Documentation for TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: board so all contributors know how to work in it and so that we can all track what’s going on
  • An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. documentation to fill some of our gaps and get a head start on some 5.5 features.

Categorization Project

@kenshino mentioned about @swissspidy‘s contributing to a XML Sitemap Documentation too.

@estelaris wrote a p2 post on classification and appreciated everyone who commented. The deadline for comments is set as 5 July 21:59 UTC. The team will again discuss this at the next weekly meeting on 06 July 2020. @estelaris and @ibdz will get together this week to continue with the design, leaving navigation aside until we resolve the classification.

@milana_cap is currently overseeing the work on BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor Docs for developers and she invited everyone to get involved with this tutorial prepared by @makz and it needs testing.

@makz added by saying that ‘The Create a Block’ Tutorial got merged in, but not linked up yet and still need to add Block Directory updates which you can browse on Github.

@christiano.zanca shared the news of Italian HelpHub being started. You can visit and experience it first hand.

External Linking Policy

@milana_cap is thinking of parts of the process as:

  • Proposal made by anyone (for external resource) – perhaps prepare a template
  • Review by Docs team members – need a list of criteria for this
  • Public post about proposal, review and reasons for acceptance/rejecting; and
  • Add resources to the public list of “Allowed resources”.

For the ‘list of requirements’ she’s thinking about the following types of resources:

  • Personal blogs
  • Tutorial sites (Udemy, Coursera, Skillshare, etc.)
  • Forums (Stack Overflow, TechRepublic, etc.)
  • Commercial blog (Not Allowed)

You can join the conversation by visiting the p2 post related to this topic. @milana_cap is considering writing another p2 post on this.

New Member Mentoring Team

@sukafia reported that the Mentoring Team is actively reaching out and checking up on new members. The team is ensuring that every member gets a Welcome Message and is provided with links to helpful resources and guidance relevant to #docs. 5 new members have joined since last week, raising the numbers for this month to 68. The ‘New Member Mentoring Team’ will be having a meeting  to discuss our next steps & ways to improve the mentorship initiative.

You can contact @sukafia, @softservenet, @tacitonic or @Prubhtej_9 with your ideas, suggestions and comments.

Monthly Coffee Break (June 2020 Updates)

We have 12 people joining in the Monthly Coffee Break for June where we have discussed informal topics and tried to understand each other. We have received positive feedback from participants so @sukafia will create another Doodle for the month of July and share it in the #docs channel. 

@chaion07 will volunteer alongside @sukafia to continue writing a monthly summary piece on the coffee break in the form of a p2 post.

Google Season of Docs

All Technical Writers who are interested to participate in the Google Season of Docs for 2020 are requested to comment in this p2 post. A lot of the mentors have their designated Google Form or other means of communication to submit their ‘expression of interest’ by the technical writers. Technical Writers are requested to follow the guidelines provided by the Mentors for their specific project idea as mentioned in the post. You can also comment in the #docs channel and tag your Mentor for faster communications if needed.

End of Meeting Notes

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