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
- @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.
Hosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Best Practices Documentation
- @andrewtaylor-1 provided an update on the WordPress Hosting Best Practices Documentation project.
- @andrewtaylor-1, @mikeschroder, and @jadonn had a productive document collaboration day on April 6th.
- @andrewtaylor-1 asked for help reviewing the pull requests before they are merged into the master document.
- Reviewing pull requests is a great way to contribute!
- Reviews can include reviewing content, style, grammar, formatting, etc. (Not just technical content!)
- @andrewtaylor-1 asked for help with the remaining stubs.
- If you are interested in contributing, reach out to @andrewtaylor-1 on Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., and he will help get you started.
- Remaining stubs:
- Database A database is an organized collection of data. Access to this data is usually provided by a "database management system" (DBMS) consisting of an integrated set of computer software that allows users to interact with one or more databases and provides access to all of the data contained in the database. Because of the close relationship between them, the term "database" is often used casually to refer to both a database and the DBMS used to manipulate it. Engines
Gutenberg 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/
- @danielbachhuber, @jadonn, and @pdclark reported on the Try Gutenberg and Gutenberg plugin 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 WordPress.org 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 GitHub 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.
Miss this week’s meeting and want to discuss the initiatives above? Spend some time in the comments and share your thoughts!
The next meeting will be in #hosting-community on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018, 1700 UTC. Hope to see you then!