Recap of June 30, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and recap of last meeting
    • @bethsoderberg will add venue information and clarification that you don’t need to test at a formal 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. to the Testing Guide.
  2. No updates on lesson plans in progress or on testing
  3. Slides
    • @courtneyengle put together a draft version of a slide template from the PSDs we have using Google Slides.
    • There are some concerns about the slides as they are now, including the following issues:
      • Eventually we will want these in both 4:3 and 16:9, depending upon the projectors available. Will it be unsustainable to maintain two versions of the slides for each lesson plan?
      • Folks who aren’t familiar with the templates may have trouble with the formatting for a correct answer and for quotes.
    • If we use Google Slides in the future, we’ll need to set up a process for folks to use the templates maintained by team training and transfer ownership of the sliders to the team after creation.
    • @bethsoderberg and @ariwinokur will check the PSDs against the Google Slide templates this week.
  4. 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. 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. brainstorm
    • We brainstormed some ideas about how the training team can interact with folks at contributor days both when a team representative can be present and when we can not.
    • In general, we had a bunch of ideas about creating lists of things people at contributor days can do to help out. These ideas included the following:
      • Translating plans
      • Making plans to test plans
      • Checking to confirm that plans are still up to date after new WP releases
      • An ongoing list of little tasks
    • We all agreed that it would be awesome if a representative could always be there, but since that’s not possible we talked about having a representative video chat with contributors and/or be available via Slack to help with questions, setting people up, etc.
    • Not every Contributor Day is attached to a WordCamp and not every WordCamp has a Contributor Day.
    • @ariwinokur will look into automating Slack notifications from a feed of upcoming events and @juliekuehl will work on an initial list of upcoming contributor days if automation isn’t possible.

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