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Recap for Training Team meeting June 15, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @FahimMurshed @piermario @kafleg @Gudrun Frank @geheren @ashiquzzaman @peteringersoll

WCEU Recap

WCEU was great.  Big thanks again to @abhanonstopnewsuk @OGlekler and @meher who frequently double between #marketing and #training, and all participated in helping organize WCEU, especially the #training team workshop.

You can watch the presentation portion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smfxj81LkNA&list=WL&index=2.  

Learn WP roadmap session was up first.

We’ve had a few new folks join the team in the past week as part of that session. After this session, we had 2 different breakout times. @webtechpooja was able to join us for those as well.

 And @manzwebdesigns suggested a lot of great ideas in topics that we don’t yet have content and added that to the Google Doc version of the roadmap as well.

Sidenote – speaking of courses

@evarlese has published a few of the modules for the ongoing Training course to help out the course structure. You can share your feedback on this here.

Next @courane01 said that speed on changes coming in future releases, so we know what needs to be updated on Learn.

To do so, we’ll Test the Widgets Editor – as this could be a low-lift chunk of the content we can update on Learn over the next month. And if you want to be a part of testing, please fill in your availability Times this week to test.

Note – This will be a Zoom session that we record with screenshares from testing participants so that we can share it solely with the devs on this specific subject.  Bug reporting really helped @annezazu

Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong coming up soon. This will be a zoom meeting with @evarlese 12UTC on June 29. This is intended to help the training team get up to speed on the workflow for workshops

@harishanker and @angelasjin will be joining us for that as well! we’re planning to go through the vetting process that’s been developed by the Community team, how that applies to workshop submissions, and talk through some avenues for folks to get involved

Next @courane01 submitted a workshop idea https://youtu.be/5CJv3kwOiNE.

@evarlese published Proposed user roles on Learn a few weeks ago now. If anyone wants to provide their feedback on this. You are most welcome.

Proposing an audit tool

@courane01 joined  #docs to brief their team as well on our hopes for a more refined audit process, as they would have similar needs.

They’ve opened a Google Doc to capture their feature requests as well. Though comments on the post are certainly welcome and wanted.

We need to update our lesson plan, screenshot, images when the new update is released. #marketing, #docs, #training  teams are exploring ways we can better partner with CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to be super clear about everything related to releases.  We discussed that at Docs meeting as well, with support from @abhanonstopnewsuk mentioned there too. 

As a reminder, Automattic is conducting trials for several sponsored instructional designers that will be dedicated to Training/Learn.  The Automattic sponsored contributors here already have shared their updates and sought out what the team has been working on and priorities.  That speaks so well to this new initiative.

Current work in process

We’ve resumed sprint posts to organize the work happening this month. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/06/08/june-2021-training-team-sprint/

As @courane01 was busy with WCEU prep, so she couldn’t make it possible to work on committed lesson plan.

We’ve got these lessons ready to be drafted: .

Upcoming meetings

#training

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Agenda for the Week of June 14, 2021

Please join us Tuesday, 15 June 2021, 16:00 UTC OR Office Hour  Friday, 18 June 2021, 10:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. WCEU Recap
    2. Upcoming info
      1. FSE Call for Testing as Training Team
        1. Test the Widgets Editor
        2. Times this week to test
      2. Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong
      3. Proposed user roles on Learn
      4. Proposing an audit tool
      5. Sponsored Instructional Designers
  3. Current work in process – June 2021 Sprint
    1. How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).
      1. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Blocks Data, Monster WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. https://trello.com/c/ofOe6QHm/286-sample-content @cousett
      2. Annotation options https://trello.com/c/nl4zLyUP/287-screenshot-video-annotation-options @cousett
      3. Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios https://trello.com/c/D3QRGfGd/288-image-video-focus-best-practices @courane01
    2. Lessons in the process: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)
      1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
      2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
      3. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrom by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
      4. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim  and @sarmstead (needs team review) https://trello.com/c/K8EsqWjO/291-how-to-configure-wordpress-installation-for-contributor-and-developer-testing
    3. Lessons ready to be drafted
      1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
      2. What other teams have found
      3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
      4. Using a browser inspector
      5. What to do when you forget your password
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

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 Invovled

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

Team Links:

#meeting-agenda, #training-team

Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong

A few weeks ago, @courane01 and @webtechpooja shared an idea to host a session where contributors – or potential contributors – could shadow Community team and Learn WordPress contributors in reviewing and vetting workshop submissions. Let’s make that idea happen!

Currently, when someone submits a workshop idea to Learn WordPress, they fill out the workshop presenter application. That application is then reviewed according to the same guidelines that the Community team has developed for WordPress and meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. group applicants. So far, Community deputies vet most workshops – but others are welcome to learn and contribute as well.


On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:00UTC, we’ll host a Workshop Review Ridealong via Zoom in the #training channel to review a sample workshop submission together. If you’d like to attend, please add a comment to this post!


This ridealong will be an opportunity for Training and Community team members to observe the review process, express interest in helping to review workshops themselves, and also look for opportunities to help improve our documentation to make sure the expectations and standards are clear for anyone who wants to contribute! We’ll also go over next steps and requirements for folks who would like to help vet Learn WordPress workshop submissions after joining.

+make.wordpress.org/community/

#learnwg

Contributor Breakout for WordCamp Europe

Hey there! Welcome to 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/.. Please join us for the Training Team presentation at WCEU to learn how you can help shape the content on #LearnWP.

Our Current Priorities:

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Getting Started:

June 2021 Training Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

[Sprints] are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Content on Learn Goals (Lesson Plans)

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward 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) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Stakeholders Meeting

We missed our goal for February on planning a meeting to kick off stakeholders meetings. These would be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. Ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Automattic sponsored contributors to Learn
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Recap for Training Team meeting, 1 June 2021

Introductions and Welcome

Over the past week, Micheal Sneider, Ismail Ismail and Megan McLauglin have joined the Traning Team.

News

WCEU Presentation

@courane01 met with @harishanker and @hughlashbrooke to review the WCEU talk. @webcommsat indicated that she would respond with time schedules. @harishander will interview @courane01 and @azhiyadev similar to the Tuesday Training session they did a few months back. This focus this time will be on what is current with Learn, and a segue into the high-level roadmap that will help springboard into the live breakout/workshop session during WCEU. @hughlashbrooke is unable to attend due to a conflict in timezones. However, he will help make the roadmap a bit better designed before the launch.

Upcoming Info

Last week, we officially received the approval for the change of the scope of the Training team. The Training Team Make site and Make Meeting Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Related to this but not on the agenda, Automattic is currently focused on hiring several people with instructional design experience who will be 100% focused on helping get high-quality content on learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, alongside volunteer contributors.@hughlashbrooke shared that Automattic is also establishing a new dedication to work on Learn. The role of the Training Team will remain the same. As a team, we help bridge the space between subject matter experts, content wrangling/planning, and all that goes on with Learn.

@evarlese has reached out to some Community Deputies to see if anyone is interested in helping to organize (or to join) a rdealong on reviewign worskshop submissions. @harishanker and @angelasjin are both interested, so @evarlese will organize dates for this and let people know.

@courane01 has shared the reequest for a bit more notice on live workshop dsucssions groups for #marketing promotional needs with @webcommsat.

Proposals for review

We have 2 proposal that could your comments:

  1. Proposed user roles on Learn
  2. Proposing an audit tool

Please take a moment to scan these. We would like additional comments to take this onto #meta-learn as 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. https://github.com/ issues.

The audit tool request was passed to #docs as well. Maintain all the content will continue to be more interesting as new types of content come to Learn, along with just more content. Content on Learn is hard to juggle who has what levels of access and what can be modified, as well well as being very cumbersome for new folks. If you can envision other teams needing additional support with auditing their content, the feedback is welcome. Knowing that 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ Phase 3 includes collaboration tools, @courante is curious to see how this makes its way across lear and other WP teams.

High priority items

These items have been a part of the team for years now. Getting this cleared would be huge for the content on Learn:

  1. Handbooks – @azhiyadev has returned from travels. We have a goal to get all the work done so far on the Training Team handbook published. As a reminder, Learn handbook is how to use Learn. The training team handbook is for those on the team around how we work.
  2. Slides – we’ll need something consistent especially if courses are coming, and a way that others can update the slides for use in video recording for workshops/courses for any re-records.
  3. Wording for non-CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. mentions on Learn – we likely will want a simplified way to share anything (contact forms, custom fields/taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.) that doesn’t come with default installs of WordPress. Getting some wording on that will help keep the suggestions for content on Learn in order.

We don’t have the next steps for the last two items, besides revising the GitHub issue trackers for these. We can revisit with @hughlashbrooke who is coordinating the new Automattic Instructional Designers group.

Current work in process

Lessons in the process

These need to incorporate the lesson plan template and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough. @paaljoachim will make the time this week to review these

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. @laurenpittenger has one in process on imposter syndrome.  Lauren – feel free to update us or I can join a Zoom to see how things are going.

Lesson ready to be drafted

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
  4. Using a browser inspector
  5. What to do when you forget your password

@courane has already started the lesson plans around screenshots and screencasts that she committed to previously. She should be able to have this done by end of this week ready to be reviewed.

Open Discussions

@manzwebdesigns is going to start working on Migrating to Gutenberg lesson plan

@evarlese has moved one portion of the Polyglots Training course into Learn. There is some formatting to be reviewed by #meta but you can currently get a preview if you are logged into the site. @courtney mentioned that the Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. course on Community might also be a good one to migrate.


Upcoming meetings

#training

Agenda for the Week of June 7, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour  Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe – as many on the team are involved in organizing and facilitating WCEU, we’ll mostly be present for the event rather than a meeting. Join us!

We also would love to coordinate for the breakout session happening after the presentation. We will have a room for attendees to join us and detail more content suggestions for the High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress. We will share a Google Doc during the breakout for participants to help edit/access. We’d love team members familiar with our content on Learn to be on hand and help onboard new participants.

Upcoming Meetings


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:

Agenda for June 1, 2021

Please join us Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 17:00 GMT+1 OR Office Hour  Friday, 4 June 2021, 11:00 GMT+1 in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. WCEU team presentation
    2. Upcoming info
      1. Proposed user roles on Learn
      2. Proposing an audit tool
    3. High Priorities
      1. Handbook
      2. Slides
      3. Wording for non-CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. mentions on Learn
  3. Current work in process
    1. Lessons in the process: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)
      1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
      2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
      3. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrom by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
    2. Lessons ready to be drafted
      1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
      2. What other teams have found
      3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
      4. Using a browser inspector
      5. What to do when you forget your password
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

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 Invovled

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

Team Links:

#agenda, #content-audit, #slides