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Meeting Recap Jan 26, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev @evarlese @webtechpooja @courane01 @camikaos @chaion07

Notes

  • Seeking help assessing lesson plans that are written in a script vs outline
  • Updating Training Team Handbook to match current team procedures and workflows
    • Will Learn and Training team have separate handbooks/guidelines? (Likely yes, Learn guidelines would be for those using materials there, while Training would address how the team works)
  • Work will begin soon on drafting brand guidelines and requesting contributing advisors
  • @carike will draft a post on economic considerations in relation to content delivery on Learn.
  • Many present today indicated time to contribute has been a limiting factor for work.
  • Learn Working Group recap

Upcoming team meetings

January 29, 2021 11:00UTC

Open announcements/discussion

WordCamp India is coming up. @webtechpooja will be present representing the training team and posting a welcome/orientation message for participants.

Agenda for the week of January 25, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
    1. Auditing lessons plans
    2. Team handbook
  4. Standup/check-in
  5. Open announcements/discussion
    1. WC India Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.
    2. Learn Working Group recap

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

#training

Recap for the Learn Working Group meeting – January 21, 2021

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Attendees: @camikaos, @angelasjin, @_dorsvenabili, @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @nobnob, @svetaguzovskaia, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

Announcements

  • @_dorsvenabili will be hosting a meeting next week with other Spanish-speaking contributors who are interested growing Learn WordPress in Spanish.
  • @annezazu‘s How to do triage in GitHub workshop is published.
  • There are six new discussion groups planned, including some in a “watch party” format where attendees watch the workshop together before opening up for Q&A.
    • For those who’ve attended or ran a discussion group in this format, it seems to have led to some active discussions so far.

What we’re working on

  • Adding subtitles and captions came up a few times as a way to make existing workshop videos more accessible to audiences in different languages.
  • Related, showing transcripts on the workshop page could help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).
  • Because all the workshops on Learn WordPress are hosted through WordPress.tv, subtitles and captions can be added by following the related Handbook page.
  • So far, workshops have been tracked roughly using a Google doc, which can be a bit bulky. It may be worthwhile considering another tool or structure to help track content, especially multilingual submissions, in the future (like TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. or AirTable).
  • The Learn WordPress Trello board is another resource where the group can track new ideas or add more detail to existing cards to help plan and prioritize for the future.
  • @paaljoachim raised the question of what the process should be when someone wants to propose an update to existing content.
    • In the future, the review process will likely be included in updates to the Training and Learn Working Group Handbooks.
    • Meanwhile, contributors can use the feedback link on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. or share feedback in the #training team channel in Slack.
  • @camikaos is also working on a call for volunteers to help build out the documentation for Learn WordPress around things like vetting, hosting discussion groups, and a few other items.
  • For the proposal to translate Learn WordPress, @nobnob raised the question of whether translations would need to be separated language versus language variants, with some input from others that it would likely be okay to just focus on language – though more input to that discussion is welcome on the proposal post.

If anyone has anything from the meeting that was missed from these notes – or would like to weigh in on anything discussed – please feel free to add here!

Likewise, if you’re interested in helping with any of the tasks discussed or interested in helping to facilitate the next Learn WordPress meeting, please comment or drop a message in the #training channel on Slack.

X-post: New Slack channel for Learn development discussions

X-post from +make.wordpress.org/meta: New Slack channel for Learn development discussions

Recap for Training Team Meeting – January 19, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev @evarlese @rastaban @onealtr @paaljoachim @webtechpooja @chaion07 @jessplease

Upcoming team meetings

Open announcements/discussion

Auditing lesson plans from script to outline style

The team are reviewing lesson plans that are written in script style and converting them to outline style. If anyone is interested in helping then please review the guide for auditing lesson plans from script to outline style.

Review of Training team Handbook

We are currently reviewing our handbook as some of the content is out-of-date. You can help us by reviewing the current pages, identifing what needs to be updated and/or added using the Google Doc shared in #training (not shared publicly in order to reduce spam) to comment on your findings.

Protecting Children’s Privacy on WordPress

@carike post on Protecting Children’s Privacy on WordPress (through the lens of COPPA) could benefit from additonal input.

Translating Learn WordPress

Please read, comment and share @evarlese proposal on Translating Learn WordPress.

Action items

  1. Audit lesson plans to check which ones are written in script style and convert to outline.
  2. Review training team handbook
  3. Comment on the following posts
  4. Join us for the next Learn Working Group meeting which will be held in #training on Thursday, 21 January 2021, 15:00 GMT. It is a cross-team meeting focused on Learn WordPress.

Learn Working Group agenda – January 21, 2021 (15:00 UTC)

The Learn Working Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, January 21, 2021 15:00UTC. The meeting will take place in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack.


As a reminder, the Learn Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.

#learnwg

+make.wordpress.org/community/

Agenda for the Week of January 18, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
  4. Standup/check-in
  5. Open announcements/discussion
    • Learn Working Group which focuses on workshops and dicussion groups is meeting at 15:00 UTC on Thursday January 21, 2021

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

X-post: Proposal: Translating Learn WordPress

X-post from +make.wordpress.org/polyglots: Proposal: Translating Learn WordPress

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – January 12, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev, @paaljoachim, @jessplease, @carike, @onealtr, @manzwebdesigns

Upcoming team meetings

Open announcements/discussion

Featured Images in Lesson Plans

In terms of layout, we could use the top area of the lesson plan (before the content) for a featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts.. We are okay with using: screenshots, slides, or a fallback image as the featured image, as well. For any, the ideal dimensions are 1200 x 628 to accommodate most social media platforms.

Featured images should be used for single lesson plans, but we can use thumbnails for archive pages in the future – @paaljoachim shared that the Query 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. may be helpful for this in the future.

We may want to consider translations and accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) in the future. For example, images with a lot of text may not be easily changed or translatable for other languages, but that will depend on how translations are implemented. For accessibility, @jessplease noted that input from the accessibility team would be helpful for alt text best practices so, for example, the title isn’t repeated twice.

Lesson Plan Format

Originally, lesson plans were written in a script style format, but that has since changed to an outline style. We need some help to review any lesson plans that are still in the script format and update them to the more current, outline style.

Training Team Handbook

We’re still in transition around some tools and processes and, as such, the Training Handbook is out-of-date. It would be helpful for folks to:

  • Spend time reading and drafting notes about what should be revised
  • What roles may the team need?
  • What can we learn from other team handbooks

If you’re interested, there’s a Google Doc in the team channel (not shared publicly to reduce spam edits) to collect thoughts and notes.

Achievements/Announcements

The Creating/Joining WordPress Slack, orientation to channels, and etiquette lesson plan is now live! Props to @geheren for writing, and @camikaos and @geoffgraham for reviewing 🎉

Learn WordPress has also been added to GlotPress/MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. as a project for translation. Currently, translations do not have a way to show on the front end just yet, but there will be more planning to come in the next few days.

Action items

  • We can still use feedback and input on @carike‘s post regarding COPPA/children’s privacy on Learn and WordPress.
  • Uploading featured images (using the guidelines and dimensions shared above) to lesson plans.
  • Reviewing lesson plans to check: which lesson plans are still in the script format and helping to update lesson plans to the outline style.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback on the Training Handbook (the Google Doc is shared in the #training channel).

Agenda for the Week of January 11, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
    • Featured Images for Lesson Plans – discussion on needs
      • Do we want screenshots?
      • What will display best when the links to lesson plans and workshops are shared to social media?
      • What are the implications for translation?
      • Should we consult Design team?
      • Dimensions: social-friendly 1200 x 628
    • Lesson plan format
      • Help audit if plans are outline style
      • Copy post that needs revision to a new DRAFT only post and rework it to be an outline
      • Leave a note in Training
    • Training team handbook
      • Spend time reading and drafting notes about what should be revised
      • What roles may the team need?
      • What can we learn from other team handbooks
    • Comments welcome on @carike‘s MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. post about Protecting Children’s Privacy.
  4. Standup/check-in
  5. Open announcements/discussion

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links: