Since Learn WordPress was launched in December 2020, one of the focuses of the platform has been to enable live, synchronous learning experiences. These were initially formalised as discussion groups, but have since evolved to the more general name “social learning”. More info here: https://learn.wordpress.org/social-learning/
The events, known as social learning spaces, are live sessions where people learn together in multiple formats – discussions, workshops, webinars, ride-alongs, work-alongs, etc. These are currently been done over Zoom, which is fine for the most part, but in order to be more accessible and available, it would be great if text-based spaces could be run too. The most logical place for those would be the WordPress 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/., so I’d like to request that we add a new Slack channel named
This new channel would be reserved for these live, synchronous events and nothing else – it means that all attendees would need to join Slack in order to take part.
For some context, when discussion groups were still relatively new, some were initially done in this text-based format using the #community-events channel. However, since the Training team has now taken ownership of this side of the project, it makes more sense to break them into a separate place and have their own dedicated space.
I’ll leave this request open for feedback until Friday, 19 November @ 2am UTC, after which feedback will be collated and, if there are no objections or issues, the new channel can be created.