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Training Team Meeting Recap – August 9

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

(Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @webtechpooja @chaion07 @st810amaze @hderashri @ashiquzzaman @chetan200891 @thisisyeasin @amitpatelmd @ronakganatra @kafleg @FahimMurshed @Krishnakumar @aion11 @eboxnet @onealtr @courtneypk @bsanevans @digitalchild

Attendance APAC Meeting: @artdecotech @courane01 @chaion07 @arasae @azhiyadev @Kemmy99 @yusuf @caraya @chetan200891 @eboxnet @onealtr @amitpatelmd @Webtechpooja @azhiyadev

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames) : @Nilesh Choudhary @Premalatha Rajan @Kevin Lim @Lukman Nakib @Burak KAHYAOĞLU @Omar Vásquez

Meeting Note Takers

News

The Month in WordPress – July 2022

The July 2022 monthly update is out now. Check out the link for some exciting announcements and proposals for the WordPress project, from an updated timeline for the WordPress 6.1 release, to design updates on 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/.

Faculty Members Update

New Faculty Members have joined the Faculty Program and The Faculty Member list has been updated with their information. If you are a Content Creator, Editor, Subject-Matter Expert or an Administrator, and interested in helping the community, then check out our Faculty Member handbook, for the various volunteer roles available with our team.

Lesson Plan landing pages

We’re really excited about the upcoming Lesson Plan redesign. While we wait for the code review on the updates, do check out the GitHub link if you’d like to read up on the interesting ideas shared by the team.

It’s all Greek!

Did you know? Greek is the oldest recorded living language, with written records spanning over 34 centuries, and today there are around 13 million native Greek speakers. Please do check out our brand new Lesson Plans in Greek and stay tuned for some exciting upcoming workshops in Japanese, Greek, and Hindi.

Microcontribution Opportunity

Sarah @arasae is running a fascinating brainstorming experiment while writing the lesson plan for “Different types of Themes”. The goal is to collect invites idea contributions from everyone and select the best from them. Check out the GitHub link for more details.

Information Sources for WP 6.1

Courtney @courane01 has kick-started a comprehensive review to identify the lesson plans and workshops that need to be revised for WordPress 6.1 along with the links to connect them to specific 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 and 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/ or CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.. More details here.

Ideas Board for WordPress content

Hugh @Hugh Lashbrooke has proposed the creation of a public ideas board hosted directly on WordPress, where users can propose new content ideas and also vote on other ideas. If you would like to collaborate on this interesting concept, please check out the GitHub link for this idea.

Sprint

The August Sprint structure is now synced to our current GitHub project boards, viz. Learn Content, Website development and Training team administration. Head over to GitHub boards to pick from the High Priority issues. If you’re just getting started, then check out the Quick Fixes or Good first issues board.

We are also getting a lot more translation requests on Learn. If you would like to help us translate a lesson plan or workshop into another language, please let us know on Slack or comment on the original GitHub issue.


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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Meeting Agenda August 16, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Minimizing Zoom Disruptions in Online Workshops
    3. Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development
    4. Individual Learn Survey
    5. June & July 2022 Sprint Retrospective
    6. Future of Team Meetings
      1. Alternate meeting to every other week (APAC time one week and EMEA/AMER the next)
      2. Run the Sprint Check-in every other week OR office hour
  3. August Month Sprint
    1. Progress
      1. Drafts
      2. Reviews
      3. Published
    2. Help Needed
      1. Content
        1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
          1. Upcoming 6.1 changes
          2. Revisions
          3. High Priority
          4. Medium Priority
          5. Quick Fix
        2. Topic Ideas
      2. Website Development
        1. High Priority Issues
        2. Medium Priority Issues
        3. Good First Issues
      3. Training Team Administration
  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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Minimizing Zoom Disruptions in Online Workshops

Since there has been an increase in Zoom disruptions during Online Workshops, the team has been researching how we can help to protect facilitators and attendees. Enabling security features in Zoom is a good way to help minimize those disruptions.

Below are the recommended settings for maximum security, which you can find in Zoom’s admin settings. If you are a Training Team Faculty member and using the shared Zoom account, these recommended settings are enabled by default for meetings created on that account.

  • Waiting Room: On
  • Meeting Passcode: On
  • Chat Etiquette Tool: On (Note: requires you to create a policy, e.g., a list of prohibited words. There are two policies/lists on the shared account, but more can be added.)
  • Allow participants to join before host: Off
  • Mute all participants when they join a meeting: On
  • Screen sharing: One participant can share at a time
  • Annotation: If on, Only the user who is sharing can annotate
  • Whiteboard (Classic): Off
  • Remote control: Off
  • Gesture Recognition: Off
  • Allow users to change their name when joining a meeting: Off
  • Allow participants to rename themselves: Off
  • Show participant profile cards in a meeting: Off
  • Mute all participants when they join a meeting: On
  • Hide participant profile pictures in a meeting: On
  • Focus Mode: On

These tips have also been added to the Handbook page titled “Hosting an Online Workshop”.

If you have any additional tips, please share in the comments. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe!

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (9 August 2022)

Currently, we have four courses in development. Here is an overview of what is being worked on and relevant links to follow if you want to learn more.

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. Development Course

@mburridge is continuing to build out the course in Sensei week by week and has recently completed the draft copy of module 2. He has started adding content to Module 3. The intention is to get at least the text part of the course done by the end of August.

We are discussing how we could add video content to the course once the text part has been finalised. Finally, he has a clear plan about how he wants to incorporate activities and assessments to support learners on their learning journey. Follow the 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/ Issue for further details.

Github Issue: Block Development

Two Block Theme Development Courses

@psykro and @arasae are in the process of researching and refining the outlines for these two courses, with a focus on course 1. @arasae has completed her course outline, and is in the process of completing rough drafts for the first two modules. She is identifying places as she writes where subject matter experts may weigh in as a super simple way to contribute to a course in progress. @psykro has published his draft outline and is in the process of converting that outline into GitHub issues for content creation. They continue to meet weekly with theme developers to help fill in any gaps in their content creation process.

Github Issues:

Create a Low Code Block Theme
Extend a Low Code Block Theme

You can also find out more about this course in a post titled Block Theme Development Course – Update which was added to the Make WordPress Training page.

Create your First App with 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/ Data Course

@adamziel has made solid progress and moved over all five tutorial parts of the handbook to Sensei. He will now start adapting them to the course format.

Follow any updates on Github.

Github Issue:

Create your First App with Gutenberg Data

How can you get involved?

We welcome any contributors to share their ideas for relevant courses you would like to see on the Learn platform or to get in touch about creating your own course. The more people that get involved, the better 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/ will be.

June & July 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each Sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held in the #training SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel:

What went well?

  • Training team goals and strategy call – Faculty members meet once a month to discuss the progress.
  • Lots of Online Workshops are running on Learn WordPress Online Workshop 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.
  • The development roadmap post seems to have gathered a lot of good feedback and should provide us with a great list for future development content.
  • New Faculty members joined our team and doing a fantastic job.
  • Our #training channel is now 24 hours awake. People are joining from different timezones, and there is always someone to answer questions that are being asked.
  • Other locale content is also available on Learn WordPress. We had our first Greek Lesson Plans published.
  • A great deal of content was created and published.
  • Conversations and sorting through a lot of logistics about how our team creates.
  • PR submitted for Lesson Plans landing page.
  • Work is continuing on the 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. Theme Creation course. and a public frame for the overall block theme (low-code) course was created, with complete lesson objectives and linked lesson plans, and the frame for each lesson plan is in Learn now. That went really well and It will allow people to submit course frames of their own in the future.

What could we improve?

  • Finish the 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/ automation/actions soon, so contributors can find it easily.
  • Team role implementation, so new contributors will also have a clear picture of their assigned task, it would be helpful when faculty size increases and new faculty members will join our team.
  • Tutorials in different languages will help more people across the world.
  • Additional online workshops in APAC-friendly time zones are a great way to get more involved.
  • We can ease the onboarding process for newcomers and beginners.
  • Identify a few faculty members for welcoming duties.
  • We can set priority on Github issues more precisely and the Role of a GitHub Wrangler is becoming more important now as we get more contributors. Having a few folks who can focus on sorting GitHub issues consistently would be beneficial.
  • We still need to ship the individual learner survey.
  • Creating a formalized Needs Analysis survey.
  • The training team needs more people in the copy editor, reviewer, and auditor roles. More folks ready and excited for those roles are probably the next step to getting content moving smoothly from draft to published.
  • As a team, we cited potential blockers and data metrics we would like in our annual goals. We are unsure of the progress on the data metric sources. and would like to be more data-driven in our decisions for larger changes. 
  • We would love to see more wranglers for specific team roles. So our new contributors could know the point of the contact person.
  • We would like to see more synchronous interactions outside meeting times. and would love if folks working on courses had a set time (time zone dependent) to gather and exchange ideas and feedback before submitting for a formal pre-publishing review.
  • Making the post more visible, perhaps as part of the weekly meetings or when onboarding new folks would help too.
  • It would be excellent to have onboarding videos/lesson plans for each role.
  • More than one contributor will work on tutorials. Like someone will write the script, another will record than another help in editing this someone else will finish making this pretty.

What will we do differently?

  • An innovative way to present lesson plans and make concepts looks easy with examples and scenarios.
  • Call for content creation/review or run Online Workshop.
  • We should run more onboarding processes in different time zones, so more contributors can be onboarded to help us.
  • Something like primary, secondary point of contact. When the primary is not available secondary can take over.
  • Onboarding Online Workshops for the roles.
  • Work with #meta on tracking contributions.

#retro

Meeting Agenda August 9, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. August 2022 Planning
      1. Information Sources for 6.1
  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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

August 2022 Sprint

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

Here’s what we’re working on in August 2022

Learn Content

  1. High Priority
  2. Medium Priority
  3. Quick Fixes

Upcoming 6.1 changes

Note that we cannot begin work on this until WordPress 6.1 Feature Freeze on September 20.

Adopting a Topic (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/ Issue)

  1. Pick a topic, any topic! Please comment on the GitHub issue if you want us to assign you to the card.
  2. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and tutorials about lesson plans
    2. Tutorials about tutorials
  4. Recommended timelines for creating content
    1. 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    2. 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  5. If you get stuck, just drop us a message on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.

If you are working on any content that has already been published, please check out the pluginPlugin 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 https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor.

Website Development

Learn website development issues. If you are interested in helping out, please submit a GitHub pull request. Any questions then please ask in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

  1. High priority
  2. Good first issues

Training Team Administration

  1. 2022 Team Goal Setting
  2. Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

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.


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 Goals

We use GitHub to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content (lesson plans, video workshops and courses) on Learn, site functionality and team administration duties. Everything has its own GitHub issue.


Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap – August 2

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)
Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)
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Here is the agenda for these meetings.


Introductions and Welcome

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja @bsanevans @kafleg @hderashri @west7 @amitpatelmd @chaion07 @onealtr @digitalchild @courtneypk

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @eboxnet @courane01 @webtechpooja @caraya @onealtr @arasae @courtneypk @azhiyadev

Welcome to the newcomers who joined the Training team in the last week: @theholidayatlas @eddymedia @rashmimathur @vkrish @bhupendra2909 @fox289

Meeting Note takers

  • August 02 – @bsanevans
  • August 09 – @kryzpt
  • August 16 – @kemmy99
  • August 23 – @piyopiyofox
  • August 30 – @atomchat

News

Wider community

There have been some bigger discussions happening in the wider WordPress community which will have effects on the work we do in the Training team. Check out these discussion, and make sure to leave any thoughts you have on the respective posts.

Information Sources for 6.1

@courane01 began auditing 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/ change logs and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets related to the upcoming core 6.1 release. She’s been able to connect the topic issues in our 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/ project board. We could use support from course creators to track areas that need to be updated/revised related to WP 6.0 (already shipped) and the upcoming changes in 6.1.

Lesson Plan landing page will be updated!

The team has been discussing a visually organized way to navigate the Lesson Plans. We’ve landed on a conclusion, and are just waiting for a code review on the updates. Keep an eye out for the updates to go live soon!

We welcomed new Faculty Members!

We recently onboarded additional members to our Faculty Program. If you’re interested in joining our dedicated team, come check out the Faculty Program section of our handbook. We’re particularly interested in seeing more join from APAC regions.


Sprint

We’ve come to the end of our June and July 2022 Sprint and will be publishing a retrospective in the coming week. We took some time to share stats, wins and other feedback in the meetings.

What went well?

What could we improve?

  • Clarification, increased participation, and better onboarding to our different team roles.
  • Assign priority on GitHub issues more precisely.
  • Ship the Individual Learner Survey.
  • Become more data-driven in our decisions.

What will we do differently?

  • Improve general onboarding flow for newcomers.
  • Create material to clarify and introduce each team role.
  • Improve communication around GitHub issues and what contributions are appreciated.
  • Work with 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. Team on tracking contributions.

Open Discussions

Collecting feedback from Online Workshop facilitators and attendees

@bsanevans suggested setting up an optional feedback form for workshop facilitators on the After an Online Workshop handbook page. Faculty administrators would have access to the form submissions, and would act on any actionable feedback.

@caraya suggested also collecting participant feedback – perhaps anonymously. We’re still considering what method would be most effective.


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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training

Training Team Meeting Recap – July 26 & 28

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 26 July at 16:00 UTC)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 28 July at 11:30 UTC)

(Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @eboxnet, @artdecotech, @chetan200891, @colorful-tones, @arasae, @caraya, @kemmy99, @courane01, @nickchomey, @onealtr, @courtneypk, @bsanevans, @manzwebdesigns

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @eboxnet, @kafleg, @amitpatelmd, @chetan200891, @meher, @atomchat, @psykro, @hderashri, @jominney, @courtneypk, @thisisyeasin, @sabbir16

Meeting Note Takers

We are looking for note-takers for August

News

Faculty Members Update

We had a faculty member meeting on Tuesday at 7:00 PM UTC for EMEA/AMER region and on Wednesday at 5:00 AM for the APAC region, this is the update from that meeting.

APAC Training Team Meeting

The APAC Training Team Meeting will move to 7:00 AM UTC from 2 August 2022

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development

Currently, we have four courses in development. This is an overview of what is being worked on and relevant links to follow if you are interested to learn more.

We welcome any contributors to share their ideas for relevant courses you would like to see on the Learn platform or to get in touch about creating your own course.

5ftF end-to-end recognition process

In an effort to raise awareness about all contributions, not solely those limited to CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. props releases, @courane01 has been participating in some discussions around this topic and was asked if the training team would like to be involved in this pilot.

There was general agreement that the team would like to take part.

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/ site updates

Posts that need team/community feedback:

Community Course Creation: A Proposal

Courses contain text, screenshots, and videos. Much of this content can be sourced in lesson plans and tutorials (formerly workshops). However, creating a course is a big and perhaps hard task for a single contributor.

Having multiple opportunities for contributors to create the content on a single topic that could be included in the course would help involve more folks, and possibly help us release material sooner.

Rethinking the Lesson Plan Creation & Updating Process

This is related to the course creating proposal, and discusses who makes what portions of a lesson plan, and how it comes together.

Proposal: Merging Lesson Plans, Video Tutorials, and Slides

This is a topic the team has been discussing since the launch of 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..  At launch, a lot of the content on the site was not created by the training team. However, we have now found our place as one unified team creating and managing all this content.

The idea here is that the stand-alone topics that go into courses can live independently, merging the content types to include text, screenshots, code samples, video, etc. in one spot. This may be easier for also tracking updates for content.

However, there are also concerns about the audience of Learn WordPress, and whether these changes benefit them, or not.

Feedback for this is really welcome. In the hopes to consolidate, we’d unify multiple learning styles on a single source, roughly have the workings for stand-alone content in a similar way as inside courses already, and could tuck the teacher/trainer parts a bit out of sight until we have more understanding of our audiences. 

Training team Handbook updates 

  1. Faculty Member Getting Started guide is now up and running.
  2. Preparing a Technical Handbook a guide for folks wanting to create technical tutorials.
  3. Best Practices for Hosting Online Workshops has been updated.

Sprint

June-July Sprint

The following lesson plans have been published

  1. Block Patterns (Greek translation)
  2. WebP images in WordPress
  3. Create a Basic Child Theme for Block Themes
  4. Locking Blocks in the Full Site Editor

The following reviews have been requested this week

  1. Managing Updates Tutorial (Brazilian Portuguese translation)
  2. Customizing your post content layout tutorial
  3. Using the Create Block Tool tutorial

Open Discussions

Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name

Road to WP 6.1 – thanks @courane01 for creating this for the team.


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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Meeting Agenda August 2, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 7:00 AM UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members – July 2022 Update
    3. Information Sources for 6.1
    4. Giving FSE a More User Friendly Name
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. Progress
      1. Drafts
      2. Reviews
      3. Published
    2. Help Needed
      1. Content
        1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
          1. High Priority
          2. Medium Priority
          3. Quick Fix
        2. Topic Ideas
      2. Website Development
        1. High Priority Issues
        2. Medium Priority Issues
        3. Good First Issues
      3. Training Team Administration
  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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training-team