Recap of October 28, 2014 Meeting with Jen Mylo

Slack Log

Talk with Jen Mylo (JM)

    • We are renaming the objects we have been calling modules to lesson plans.
    • This change is in response to a large quantity of questions and concerns that have been directed at the general community team.  possible contributors have been concerned that they cannot build modules (using it as a coding term).  Because of our general audience of contributors, we have decided to use a more descriptive name – Lesson Plans.
    • We CAN have slides for each intro section.
    • These slides should act as an introductory/step-by-step overview that does not replace the hands on portion of each section.
      • The parts of the lesson plans that have screen-grabs should be actually done live and mirrored by the students. Thus, they do not need slides.
    • The slides can/should be used as a packet for the students.
    • The slides will be done as individual basic HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. pages that anyone can print OR show in class. The decision to use HTML is related to making sure that the slides can be both viewed and printed on any system and does not require paid software, high bandwidth, new/specific operating systems, etc.
    • There are a few meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through 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 will help you find options in your area. organizers here at the contributor team meetup days and we will talk with them about testing the lesson plans that are ready.
    • One of the Automatticians is currently approving the new meetup groups and can also help us get in contact with meetup groups.
    • create a video of teaching a lesson so that people understand how to do it.
    • create template for charts and diagrams so that it is easier – JM will work to get us a designer for this.
    • create full script / prerequisite / assets / etc. (all the items we are doing now)
    • copyedit lesson plan
    • expert content review (could be before/after testing depending)
    • design review (could be before/after testing depending)
    • 3 successful tests
    • followup survey for students and teachers (standardized)
      • will be on the central account – we can see the information
      • debrief of survey results
    • Any final 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.
    • Publish
    • Finalized lesson plans will live on 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.
    • What is the minimum contribution for an actual badge?
    • Contribution Recognition is happening! Tracy is making a list of contributors and giving them to Jen. One of the .com designers is making our badge.  
    • We will be changing the way we contribute content sometime soon so that it is better as our team and list of contributors grows.  JM has put in a call to one of the developers to help get us a into the content repository.  More on that in the future.

#procedures, #slides