Hosting Meeting Notes: April 18th, 2018

Here’s the summary of our meeting in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 at 1700 UTC (Slack archive).

@mikeschroder @danielbachhuber @andrewtaylor-1 @jadonn @harryjackson1221 @josh2k5 @pdclark @t-rave @dws122

Team Organization

  • @mikeschroder announced that @jadonn is helping with team representative work on a trial basis.
  • @jadonn suggested the team look at improving team organization in the future.
    • Specific suggestions were maintaining lists of tasks contributors can do and considering agenda-based meetings.
    • @danielbachhuber suggested the team for now might get better contributions by focusing on currently ongoing projects.
      • @jadonn agreed focusing on current projects now would be good use of time.
  • @mikeschroder asked for input on contributor badges and team badges for the #hosting-community team.
    • @mikeschroder proposed giving a contributor badge to people who make a discrete contribution to the team.
    • @mikeschroder asked for input on what to do for giving out team badges.
      • @jadonn suggested looking at different criteria like number of contributions or contributions and attendance.
    • @josh2k5 and @mikeschroder liked looking at contribution and attendance.
      • Especially, as @josh2k5 suggested, active participation in planning and execution for projects.
    • @pdclark thought they were good metrics to consider and that badges would be a good incentive for contributors.
    • @jadonn mentioned attendance would have to be tracked.
      • @josh2k5 felt that it would be self-evident who should receive team badges as time went on.
      • @jadonn and @mikeschroder discussed how to award badges (i.e. give them out or have people request them).
        • @mikeschroder thought, and @jadonn agreed, that team representatives giving out badges would be better recognition.

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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.

  • @danielbachhuber, @jadonn, and @pdclark reported on the Try Gutenberg and Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. compatibility efforts.
    • @danielbachhuber mentioned he would be meeting with a representative from the Gutenberg team to work on a plan for collaboration.
    • @jadonn did some more research into automated plugin testing and has been in communication with the #marketing team about help with outreach.
    • @pdclark made a draft for a related Try Gutenberg ticket and sent it to @danielbachhuber
    • @danielbachhuber was going to review the existing database of plugin compatibility for any useful information.
    • @danielbachhuber was going to work on a first draft of a guide for the integration points for the classic WordPress editor and for Gutenberg.
      • Work is tracked on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. here.
      • @jadonn had previously written up a list of this kind of information for the automated plugin work. He will add it to the GitHub issue.


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Next Meeting

The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!

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