Block Editor Documentation Sprint for HelpHub Nov 25 – 27.

The 🐝 – docs (Block Editor End user) team will hold a “Documentation Sprint” on Wednesday, November 25 through Friday, November 27, 2020. There will be permanent presence in the #meta-helphub channel from 9 am – noon EST as well as Zoom office hours (see schedule below).

Dedicating a focused time slot on each of the three days, should give us enough momentum to check in with existing contributors and onboard new contributors. We also should get a head start on updating the documentation to WordPress 5.6 and close some gaps that we still have in our End-User documentation.

Kick-off is on Wednesday 25th at 9am EST in #meta-helphub.  We will begin with a discussion and the preparation of a Google Sheets docs task list from this raw list of relevant updates: one for new contributors, one for experienced contributors.

Updates will be published in the #meta-helphub channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Once the lists are prepared, contributors can sign-up for tasks, and if they are not yet familiar with our processes we will be there to help them get started.

If you are an experienced contributor and already have existing commitments via the 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, we hope you can dedicate some time to finish your assignment or let us know about your blockers, so we can assist you.

Please take the opportunity to test the blocks and features with the WordPress 5.6 RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. via the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, and include relevant changes and screenshots of the new version.

Zoom office hours schedule

Contributors will be holding office hours on Zoom for questions, reviews and discussion. Sometimes it is much easier to discuss something face-to-face or if demos are needed.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020
    • 10 am EST (15:00 UTC) – 10:50 EST (15:50 UTC)
    • 11 am EST (16:00 UTC) – 11:50 EST (16:00 UTC)
  • Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020
    • 10 am EST (15:00 UTC) – 10:50 EST (15:50 UTC)
    • 11 am EST (16:00 UTC) – 11:50 EST (16:00 UTC)
  • Friday, Nov. 27, 2020
    • 10 am EST (15:00 UTC) – 10:50 EST (15:50 UTC)
    • 11 am EST (16:00 UTC) – 11:50 EST (16:00 UTC)

Other Timezones

Outside those times, we are answering questions and have discussions in the #meta-helbhub Slack channel.

If contributors in other times zones are available to be present in #meta-helphub channel or on Zoom on these three days, please comment on the post here with the time windows. It would be great if we can cover more time zones.

How to get in contact

Please comment on this post if you are able to dedicate some time during the next three days and join us on this 🐝- – docs catch-up sprint.

  • Comment with your questions, ideas and commitments below,
  • Join me (Birgit Pauli-Haack) at the first office hour Wednesday 10 am EST – 15:00 UTC on Zoom (link will be posted in the #meta-helphub channel or
  • PingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me on WP Slack #meta-helphub.

CU Y’all there!

Thank you to @tacitonic and Laura Byrne for their review for clarity and grammar.