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  • bethsoderberg 1:55 pm on September 20, 2016 Permalink |  

    Agenda for September 20, 2016 Meeting 

    Join us this afternoon in the #training channel on Slack at 19:00 UTC to chat about progress we’ve made over the last weeks, ways you can contribute, and other announcements from the members of the team!

      1. Welcome!
      2. Lesson Plan Updates
      3. Copyediting Updates
      4. Testing Updates
      5. Announcements and Question Time

     

    Can’t make the meeting? Leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include these in the meeting!

     
  • bethsoderberg 7:56 pm on September 17, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of September 13th Meeting 

    Slack Log (Requires Slack login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

    1. Welcome
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
      1. We’re working on our theme workshop curriculum right now. These are the lessons that we have still assigned (this may be missing some):
      2. These lessons are in need of a writer. @chanthaboune would like to prioritize the lessons with the asterisks if anyone is interested particularly in those:
        • *How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation/
        • *Customizer: Static Front Page vs. Content Feed/
        • *Customizer: Header and Background Images/
        • *Theme Troubleshooting/
        • Theme Accessibility/
        • Theme Internationalization/
    3. No copyediting updates though @lunacodes is getting started with doing some copyediting of plans in the backlog.
    4. Updates and Announcements
      1. @mikemueller is going to be able to go to the Hack the Hood workshop with @chanthaboune in October!
      2. @bethsoderberg is going to write a blog post about reworking the current Make site. We’ll start with doing a site map of the current site and an audit of all content. @meaganhanes, @melindahelt, and @courtneyengle are interested in working on this project.
     
  • Josepha 9:37 pm on September 12, 2016 Permalink |
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    Agenda for September 13, 2016 Meeting 

    Join us tomorrow in the #training channel on Slack at 19:00 UTC to chat about our progress for the week and learn how you can take part!

    The Agenda
    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Testing Updates
    5. Announcements and Questions!

    Can’t make it? Leave a note about what you’ve been up to and we’ll count it anyway. 🙂

     
  • bethsoderberg 1:39 am on September 9, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of September 6, 2016 Meeting 

    We had a short and sweet meeting this week as many team members were being pulled in other directions during the meeting time. We did talk about a few things though and the full transcript is in the Slack Log. (Requires Slack login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

    1. @chmchm would like to work on a lesson plan from the initial batch of theme lessons.
    2. @mindsize will work on the “improving your site’s performance” lesson plan.
    3. @mindsize is working on getting WordCamp Peoria to do a pre-event 101 training.

     

     
  • bethsoderberg 5:36 pm on September 6, 2016 Permalink |  

    Agenda for September 6, 2016 Meeting 

    Hi team! Today’s meeting will serve as a check in on everything that is in progress. We’ll resume conversations about the bigger projects we’re working on next week.

    Please add any items to this agenda in the comments!

    1. Welcome
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Testing Updates
    5. Questions/Announcements
     
  • Meagan Hanes 7:28 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    August 30th Recap and Notes 

    Current Status: We’re working on our themes workshop for a Hack the Hood event coming up in
    November, as well as doing deep thinking about our website architecture and our developer-level
    lessons.

    Small meeting today! Full log can be found on Slack.

    2. LP updates
    @juliekuehl is redoing the Templates LP to be more consistent with Twenty Thirteen. Should be
    done for next week.
    @coachwp is working on Theme Plugin Relationship LP
    @chanthabourne will make changes to the Bluehost One-Click LP and *thinks* she’ll have it done
    for next week.
    @mindsize has put out a call for contributors and input on development lessons. Still hoping for
    more community engagement on this issue!
    @taupecat will work on delivering her ACF LP, then will have to bow out of #training. We will
    miss her!

    3. Copyediting Updates
    @meaganhanes will integrate Community Plan Update for Web Fonts LP
    @lunacodes is in touch with @bethsoderberg and @meaganhanes regarding Copyediting Q&A and
    Process and will begin when her schedule permits

    4. Testing
    @meaganhanes will be using LPs for WordPress Ottawa Meetup’s Fall sessions, but no schedule yet.

    5. Q&A and Notes
    @chanthaboune will be out September 20th.

     
  • Josepha 2:41 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink |
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    Agenda for August 30, 2016 Meeting 

    Join us today in the #training channel on Slack at 19:00 UTC to chat about our progress for the week and learn how you can take part!

    The Agenda
    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Testing Updates
    5. Announcements and Questions!

     
    • Melinda Helt 3:02 pm on August 30, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Not sure I’m going to make it today (and/or might be mobile). @awarner20 gave a great overview to the training team in his #WCCBUS talk, but most people were intersted in the sessions and not contributing on Sunday, so no progress to report. Didn’t have a chance to work on my LP yet, but I promise it will be priority after WCPGH (if not before).

  • bethsoderberg 2:18 am on August 30, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of August 23rd Meeting 

    Slack Log (Requires Slack login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

    1. Welcome
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
      1. We combined the theme workshop we’ve defiend recently with some lesson plans from the spreadsheet to make a new list of lesson plans to focus on. Our draft of this was:
        • Finding a Theme for Your Site/
        • Evaluating a theme/
        • Activating Themes on Your Site/
        • Basic Theme Configuration/
        • How to Find Theme-Specific Documentation/
        • Theme Documentation/
        • Font Management/ Complete
        • Customizer: CSS Changes/ Complete (I believe)
        • Customizer: Taglines/completed by @epetrashen and is in copyediting
        • Customizer: Static Front Page vs. Content Feed/
        • Customizer: Site Icons and Logos/
        • Customizer: Header and Background Images/
        • Customizer: Menus/ @mindsize
        • Templates/ @juliekuehl
        • Themes/Plugins Relationships/ @coachwp
        • Widget Areas/ completed by @epetrashen and is in copyediting
        • Custom Post Types/ completed by @epetrashen and is in copyediting
        • Theme Accessibility/
        • Theme Internationalization/
        • Theme Troubleshooting/
      2. To review, theme-related plans that are already in testing are:
        • Anatomy of a Theme
        • Child Themes
        • Conditional Tags
        • Intro to CSS
        • Local Install
        • The Loop – @melindahelt noted that this lesson plan had factual inaccuracies when tested in Pittsburgh
        • Template Hierarchy
        • What to Include in functions.php
      3. @chanthaboune will wrangle this discussion into a plan for priority workshops.
      4. We are working on a goal of having materials prepped for a workshop in November that will be a week long. It will likely be a mixture of both the configuration lessons and the beginning developer lessons, according to @chanthaboune.
    3. Copyediting updates
      1. @bethsoderberg will work on copyediting the ones @epetrashen wrote that haven’t been copyedited yet that fall into the theme category first
      2. @mindsize is still working on the copyedit for the Introduction to Woo plan
      3. Unassigned plans in need of copyediting are:
        • What is Contact Form 7
        • What is Google XML Sitemap
        • building a sitemap for a site
        • Improving Your Site’s Performance
        • What is W3 Total Cache
        • Web Fonts (higher priority than the others)
        • Dashboard Icons (higher priority than the others)
        • Help Regenerate Thumbnails
    4. Other things
      1. @mindsize is talking to the organizer of WordCamp Peoria about a one day 101 training prior to the main conference.
      2. @mindsize wants to inspire outside contributions and involvement on the developer training post. We talked about reaching out to various WordPress news outlets, through the Outreach channel, and potentially through Central.
      3. If you know any developers who would want to chip in with infrastructure or curriculum development, send them this way
      4. @bethsoderberg will pick through the responses to the website post and come to this meeting with a sense of next steps to move forward on that.
     
  • Josepha 9:24 pm on August 26, 2016 Permalink |  

    First Batch of Theme Lessons! 

    Listed below are the first 16 lessons we will focus on for the theme workshop. There are 38 more after this (many of which will require knowledge of code), but this will give us plenty to focus on right now.

    If you would like to work on a specific lesson, good folks at Contributor Days this weekend, then leave a comment letting us know which one you’re working on!

     
  • Josepha 3:11 pm on August 23, 2016 Permalink |  

    Agenda for August 23, 2016 Meeting 

    Thank you to everyone who joined us for our video chat last week. Today we will be back to our regularly scheduled text chat in the #training channel on Slack.

    The Agenda
    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan Updates (+ new assignments)
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Testing Updates
    5. Announcements and Questions!

    This will be the final week to weigh in on these discussions, so take your friends, your opinions, and your friends’ opinions on over and leave a comment!

    Talk to you all in about four hours!

     
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