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  • bethsoderberg 8:13 pm on December 5, 2016 Permalink |  

    Agenda for December 6, 2016 Meeting 

    This week, we’ll be in the #training channel on Slack at our regular time, 20:00 UTC tomorrow. Today’s meeting will focus on wrapping up loose ends and making plans to continue the efforts that were started yesterday at WordCamp US’s Contributor Day. Please join us!

    1. Welcome!
    2. WordCamp US Contributor Day Loose Ends
    3. Announcements and Question Time

    If you can’t make it, leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts/updates in the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you all (virtually) soon!

     
  • yvbrooks 9:25 pm on December 4, 2016 Permalink |  

    Post pages where the time appears for meetings on Tuesdays 

    Per your request Julie – Question is – where is this coming from?
    At the bottom of the HOME page it says 2PM EST for Tuesday 12/6
    https://make.wordpress.org/training/

     
    • Melinda Helt 8:02 pm on December 6, 2016 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks! The time in the sidebar and blue box that announces the meeting is set to UTC time, but automatically detects your timezone and shows you the time there. I think we need to adjust that due to daylight savings time. @bethsoderberg – is this something you have access to?

  • Julie Kuehl 3:37 pm on December 4, 2016 Permalink |  

    WordCamp US Contributor Day 

    Hello contributors! Thanks for helping out today. Please make notes of things you would like to share for the long term or broader issues here.

     
  • Josepha 7:52 pm on November 29, 2016 Permalink |  

    Training Team Reps 

    In the WordPress open source project, each team has one or two representatives. Folks who serve as “team rep” are responsible for communicating on behalf of the group to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional chats and such. If you haven’t seen the explanation on one of the other team blogs about how team reps/voting/terms work, the longer explanation is below.

    It’s been a long time since we held elections and I think that rather than holding elections every 6 months for two reps, we should vote every year. I also think that we can let the two team reps decide on the best way for them to work together — either by trading off every couple of months, or sharing different parts of the job for the whole year.

    We decided that we’d like to discuss this more in depth at WCUS Contributor Day, but if you won’t be there please weigh in here using the comments section so we know that your voice is heard.

    One thing to be sure of is that anyone you nominate/vote for is actually interested in having the team rep responsibilities for 2017. This role has a time commitment attached to it, and if a team rep fails to meet that commitment (not posting the weekly updates, for example) they will be removed from the role.

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  • bethsoderberg 5:43 pm on November 29, 2016 Permalink |  

    Agenda for November 29, 2016 Meeting 

    We’ll be in the #training channel on Slack at our regular time, 20:00 UTC today. Today’s meeting will be a short touch down as we plan our final preparations for WordCamp US this coming weekend. Please join us!

    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan & Copyediting Updates
    3. WordCamp US Contributor Day
    4. Announcements and Question Time

    If you can’t make it, leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts/updates in the meeting. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

     
  • Melinda Helt 8:35 pm on November 22, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of Nov. 22, 2016 Meeting 

    Lesson Plan Updates

    @coachwp is done with Theme and Plugin Relationship Lesson Plan and it’s ready for copyediting

    @bethsoderberg and @melindahelt will review child theme lesson plan revision and related questions

    Copyediting Updates

    @bethsoderberg will update copyediting list in time for WCUS
    @c3zh will copy edit customizer: header and background images

    Team Rep Elections

    All Make teams are working towards having yearly elections for team representatives
    @chanthaboune will draft a P2 about roles and responsibilities and we’ll discuss as a group at WCUS

    WCUS

    The plan is to have a few meetings to discuss broader team issues, for those that want to participate and a list of priority lesson plans for contributors to write and/or edit.

    Broader issues include:
    1. Developer Training
    2. learn.wordpress.org
    3. Lesson plan priorities
    4. workshops
    5. team reps

    @bethsoderberg will update the copyediting worksheet

    @chanthaboune will update (or will advise who will) the lesson plan priority sheet

    The Training Team will meet at the convention center (same area where Contributor Day is taking place) at 9 a.m. for coffee/getting to know each other time. The meetup is BYOC (bring your own coffee or other beverage of choice)

     
  • Josepha 3:09 am on November 22, 2016 Permalink |
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    Agenda for November 22, 2016 Meeting 

    We’ll be in the #training channel on Slack at our regular time, 20:00 UTC. Please join us! If you can’t make it, leave us a note in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts/updates in the meeting.

    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Team Rep Discussion
    5. WordCamp US Contributor Day
    6. Announcements and Question Time

    Looking forward to chatting with you all!

     
  • Melinda Helt 8:59 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of Nov. 15, 2016 Meeting 

    Lesson Plan Updates

    @skarjune – Customizer: Header and Background Images is Ready for Copyediting is ready for copyediting

    @melidnahelt – Customizer: Site Icons and Logos is ready for copy editing

    @bethsoderberg offered to look at Child theme revisions with @melindahelt

    If anyone wants to give a lesson plan back, let @bethsoderberg or @chanthaboune know. If anyone has “priority” themes assigned to them and they know they won’t get to it, let us know so that we can perhaps have someone work on them at WCUS

    @melindahelt asked about status of plugin lesson plans and it was decided that we will discuss direction at WCUS

    Copyediting Updates

    No updates during the meeting. If you have any updates, please post in the comments.

    Testing Updates

    @melindahelt tested the updated Child Theme LP at Pittsburgh meetup, but requests that someone else tests it as well for a second set of eyes (after it’s been edited)

    @chanthaboune: “What is Open Source” and related lessons might get pulled into a workshop soon to use as an educational resource that is platform agnostic.

    WCUS Contributor Day

    If you have not commented on the P2, please do: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2016/11/01/wordcamp-us-2016-contributor-day-planning/

    Our goal is to have a concrete list of priorities going into Contributor Day so that we can make the day as productive as possible.

    Team Reps

    @chanthaboune proposed the question of electing new Team Leads and explained “By electing team reps, I mean that we’ll have nominations (ostensibly that will be from people on the team currently) and then the top two voted on folks will become co-reps for the year.”

    Look for information/P2/Discussion at WCUS to follow with additional information and responsibilities for team leads.

    WCUS Team Meetup

    We had a discussion about having a team coffee at some point over the weekend and the group seems to be leaning towards meeting at the convention center at 9 a.m. on Sunday just before the start of Contributor Day – BYOC (bring your own coffee), but please share any/all thoughts/comments below.

     
  • Josepha 3:03 pm on November 15, 2016 Permalink |
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    Agenda for November 15, 2016 Meeting 

    We’ll be in the #training channel on Slack today at our regular time, 19:00 UTC. Please join us! If you can’t make it, leave us a note in the comments and we’ll definitely include your thoughts/updates in the meeting.

    1. Welcome!
    2. Lesson Plan Updates
    3. Copyediting Updates
    4. Testing Updates
    5. WordCamp US Contributor Day
    6. Announcements and Question Time

     
  • bethsoderberg 5:55 pm on November 8, 2016 Permalink |  

    Recap of November 1, 2016 Meeting 

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

    Lesson Plan Updates

    • @meaganhanes‘ plan is in progress
    • @coachwp is giving his plan one last look over and then it will be ready for copyediting
    • @melindahelt worked on updating the child theme plan to cover the Twenty Sixteen theme and will update the plan once she tests her work at the Pittsburgh meetup tonight.
    • @pbarthmaier is aiming to have the Duplicator plan finished for next week.
    • @juliekuehl started to the theme accessibility plan at a contributor day last weekend and had some questions about scope of the plan. We talked about it and she is going to approach it as an intro plan that is more like six-quick-things-you-can-do-today rather than all of the possible accessibility things that could be included in a theme building workshop.
    • @estes.chris updated the MAMP local install lesson plan and @chanthaboune will look over the edits to the plan.
    • @estes.chris asked about how we deal with major WP updates, which is timely because 4.7 is going to be the first major stress test of our current system, which is: audit, flag out of date lessons, update lessons.

    Copyediting Updates

    Testing Updates

    • @melindahelt is doing some tests today at the WordPress Pittsburgh meetup
    • @chanthaboune is compiling feedback from the most recent Hack the Hood workshops

    WordCamp US Contributor Day Planning

    • Please comment on our P2 post regarding what you’d like to see on an agenda for WordCamp US’s Contributor Day. We’ll take all of the feedback on this post and work on hashing out an agenda in next week’s meeting.
    • We talked about tackling conversations that may be easier to have in person and having specific tasks prepared for newer contributors. We also talked about having someone live updating our Slack channel if video communication with remote team members is not possible.
    • Big potential topics of discussion mentioned included: lesson plan/workshop development (to include developer training), website, planning for learn, etc.

    Other Things

    • @mindsize started a discussion about editorial workflow and will write a post on the blog here so that everyone can read a more concise version of the backscroll on this topic and contribute to the larger conversation.
     
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