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  • bethsoderberg 1:15 am on May 20, 2015 Permalink |  

    Recap of May 12, 2015 Meeting 

    We had a few new folks that joined the chat, in addition we discussed:

    Lesson Plans
    The following lesson plans were formally declared abandoned:

    • Choosing and Installing Themes
    • Managing Comments
    • Content Editor Overview
    • Managing Menus
    • Categories v. Tags
    • General History
    • Managing Widgets
    • Custom Menus

    @ariwinokur is getting back to the troubleshooting lesson plan and @bethsoderberg is going to try and find her notes from the troubleshooting workshop she attended to see if they will help.

    @suzettefranck will work on a lesson plan focusing on the customizer starting in mid-June.

    @abuango will work on “Choosing and Installing Themes”

    @liljimmi had a few updates on submissions from lesson plans that were tested recently. We also reviewed how to record tests on our master spreadsheet and what the process is for testing lesson plans.

    Copy Editing
    @abuango‘s Lesson plan “How to Find Help with WordPress” is ready for copy editing and @bethsoderberg will take that on.

    Possible WPTV Collaboration
    @bethsoderberg mentioned a possible opportunity to share our lesson plans with the WPTV team to help with their user interface video project.

  • Courtney O'Callaghan 7:05 pm on May 19, 2015 Permalink |  

    Recap of May 19, 2015 

    Overview of last week

    Lesson Plan (LP) review

    Evolving team priorities and needs

    • Roles we have or need (current person)
    • Priorities of the team in order
      • Fully test all of the finished LPs
        • slides
        • standardizing length/ease of use
        • make edits across all LPs as testing results come in
        • tightening feedback loop
      • Make new LPs

    Planned actions + timeline

    • Next Meeting
      • Slides (review history + progress next meeting)
      • Page discussing teaching challenges (Yay/Nay? next meeting)
      • Come up with ideas to make testing possible (discuss next week)
    • Immediate 
      • Volunteer for role(s) (via blog all week)
        • Add time it took to the testing questionnaire (not a role, but need volunteer)
      • DM Tracy/Courtney about Lead (via Slack all week)
      • Decide on time to discuss Nigeria and WC
        • Probably Monday 1700UTC (alternate suggestions in Slack please)
        • Talk to outreach about this on Thursday (need volunteer)
  • Courtney O'Callaghan 2:53 pm on May 19, 2015 Permalink |  

    Agenda for May 19, 2015 

    Continuing thread about team priorities/issues. Below is a possible way to tackle the topics still on the table:

    1. Hello + recap of last meeting
    2. Quick review of in progress Lesson Plans and Testing
    3. Evolving team priorities and needs
      1. What roles do we currently have? Who fills them?
      2. What are the team needs to progress? Prioritize.
      3. Do these new needs need people assigned to them?
    4. Actionable items divided by time
      1. By next week?
      2. By next month?
      3. TBD?
  • Courtney O'Callaghan 3:15 pm on May 12, 2015 Permalink |  

    REVISED! Agenda for May 12, 2015 

    We are postponing our discussion on future team priorities and focus until next week. This week we will be holding a traditional meeting that looks at lesson plan progress.


    • Hello + New Member intro
    • Review lesson plans in progress
    • Upcoming testing (if relevant)
    • Abandoned LP call out
    • New assignments
    • Any other business
  • Courtney O'Callaghan 3:09 pm on May 12, 2015 Permalink |  

    Recap of May 5, 2015 

    We dedicated the meeting to team priorities/issues review.

    Prioritized Issue Register:

    1. unexpected personal issues (includes work)
    2. time change
    3. NUX meeting overlap
    4. evolving team priorities/needs
    5. team role burn-out

    Actionable Solutions:

    1. unexpected personal issues (includes work)
      1. more people
      2. clear communication
    2. time change
      1. time is good, just send more reminders
      2. reassess at Northern Autumn (Fall time change)
    3. NUX meeting overlap
      1. may be issue when it restarts, review later
    4. evolving team priorities/needs + team role burn-out
      1. set aside NEXT meeting to review roles, needs, etc
  • Courtney O'Callaghan 1:56 pm on March 24, 2015 Permalink |  

    Agenda for March 24 2015 

    New people in Training welcome
    Review lesson plans in progress
    Abandoned Plan call out
    Assign new lesson plans

  • Tracy Levesque 6:56 pm on March 10, 2015 Permalink |  

    Recap of March 10, 2015 Meeting 

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

    We had a couple new folks in the chat – awesome! We had a quick intro to who we are and what we do to orient new people. @bethsoderberg came up with the idea of making a short, sweet, and informative introduction for the weekly chats.

    Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

    • Basic WordPress concepts (@courtneyengle)
      Courtney wondered if exercise are needed for this lesson plan, because this class could be run without needing a WordPress install for every student. Also, the Settings section was wrapping funny. The group decided this will be a demo-only lesson. No exercises will be necessary.

      @bethsoderberg not to worry, Meghan or she will figure it out when they copy edit.

    • Post Formats (@courtneyengle)
      First the group decided that there should be a Post Formats lesson plan in the User track to explain the general concept. Next Courtney wanted to know if she could use a non-core theme (_s or Simone) to teach adding support for Post Formats to themes. That led to a short debate over having a policy on using non Twenty* themes in lesson plans. Other Courtney (@courtneydawn) suggested we take the week to think on that. Please post any comments regarding this below.

    • How to find help with WordPress (@abuango)
      Abubakar posted his lesson plan in the #forums Slack channel and got great suggestions from a couple of the folks there. He has gathered all suggestions and will definitely present an updated lesson plan next week.

    Other Items

    • Abandoned Plans
      Courtney O and Beth will be revisiting the abandoned lesson plans this Friday
    • Courtney Engle Robertson 7:02 pm on March 10, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      In Theme Lesson Post Formats – the goal is to teach participants to enable and then style the post format. For that, I would like a theme that has everything already done except some of the post formats. Using _S would require the instructor (and participants) to build a whole theme except for post formats before class begins.

      The idea of using https://wordpress.org/themes/simone/ is that it has everything else done except most of the post formats (aside is already done).

      When using a default Twenty_______ theme, post formats are already done and styled. I was aiming for the instructor to demonstrate the code from Twenty Thirteen and apply it to a theme that doesn’t yet support post formats.

    • Morten Rand-Hendriksen 7:09 pm on March 10, 2015 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Just letting you all know I have no issue with this. If you want to use Simone I’m happy to oblige. I would also welcome any flagged issues and pull requests to the Github repo if any issues are found or improvements are requested. Current public version along with a Development branch and a Sass branch sit here: https://github.com/mor10/simone

  • Courtney O'Callaghan 6:01 pm on March 10, 2015 Permalink |  

    Agenda for March 10, 2015 

    New people in Training welcome
    Recap of WP Lancaster
    Assign new lesson plans
    Review lesson plans in progress

  • Tracy Levesque 7:53 pm on March 3, 2015 Permalink |  

    Recap of March 3, 2015 Meeting 

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

    Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

    • How to find help with WordPress (@abuango)
      Abubakar received some feedback from @bethsoderberg and the rest of the group.

    Other Items

    • Style Guide (@bethsoderberg)
      Beth added Skitch and Monster Widget to the style guide. She is planning on writing a little Skitch tutorial once I add the new screenshots to @suzettefranck‘s lesson plan. The group discussed adding the XML sample content for themes to the style guide.
    • Profile Badges
      @samuelsidler got us up-to-date on the Training profile badge situation. Meta folks are trying to figure out why the training badge isn’t showing up. There is a ticket for it: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/918

      We also talked about automating badges. @liljimmi proposed: editing a lesson plan or having a user role of Editor and above earns a badge. People agreed that any edit should earn a badge, but not just having an author user role.

      @juliekuehl mentioned wanting to keep a manual option for folks who test plans.

    • WordCamp Lancaster was great! 5 folks from Team Training gave a presentation on non-code ways to contribute to WordPress.
  • Courtney O'Callaghan 5:57 pm on February 24, 2015 Permalink |  

    Agenda for February 24, 2015 

    New people in Training welcome
    Assign new lesson plans
    Review lesson plans in progress
    Abandoned Plans
    WP Lancaster (last time!)

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