Recap of November 4, 2014 Meeting

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New Folks!

We’ve had a flurry of new people wanting to join our team – hooray! We gave a quick overview of what our team is about for everyone new to our weekly meetings.

The training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in a live workshop environment.

WCSF Recap

So many things happened at the WCSF contrib team 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. days, we tried to do a quick recap in 100 words or less. @coachbirgit‘s 1 word recap was “supercalifragelisticexpialigetic”

  • Sunday: Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. – we met lots of new people and started a 101 track (now called user track). We had a bunch of new folks start lesson plan
  • Monday: Community summit day – Not much related to training, but @liljimmi got some good on-boarding ideas for our team
  • Tuesday & Wednesday: Team working days – We met with Jen Mylo, revamped the style guide, people worked on lesson plans, had our weekly meeting IRL and on Google Hangout, brainstormed the Theme track, talked to a bunch of WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizers about testing lesson plans, created a project status spread sheet (@gdavis0007 is working on adding proposed lesson plans to this) and moved all static lesson plan pages to the handbook 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party


There are some lingering items brought up at WCSF that are not started or in progress

  • Adding descriptions to the list of proposed lessons – @liljimmi is going to start this and @juliekuehl will jump in
  • 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. data – Taxonomies for Lesson Plans
  • An email account or SupportFlow to answer contact form submissions – @liljimmi submitted a ticket to make this happen Jen Mylo is also helping us on this
  • Props – Getting a training badge on profiles for contributors

Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

Since there were so many things to cover during the meeting we let everyone know that Lesson Plans in progress usually takes up most of the meeting. We answered any questions people had.