Recap of July 7, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and recap of last meeting
  2. Lesson plan updates
    • @wpnzach is working on the menu documentation and will work on the current menu configuration in his plan. He’ll also work on a non-public draft that covers the future customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. menus.
  3. Testing updates
    • @stephs8919 found a venue for her training and will lead a WordPress basics class at the end of the month.
  4. Slides
  5. 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. logistics
    • @ariwinokur is working on a way to automate pings to the #training Slack channel when a contributor day is happening. Right now he is using IFTTT to create an automatic notification to the channel. It is currently pulling the info from a Google Calendar he created off the 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. schedule iCal. The group agrees that a curated calendar of that includes just contributor days would be better than the WordCamp calendar and that an automated contributor day calendar would be best.
    • @courtneyengle will check with the Outreach Team to see if they maintain a calendar of contributor days that we could pull data from.
    • A new idea related to contributor day logistics was to have an automated message appear in the #training Slack channel on those days with introductory information.
  6. Process for abandoned lesson plans
    • @bethsoderberg and @abuango have been working together on a new process, which will debut in August. Moving forward, we will pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” the channel regarding plans we’ve identified as possibly abandoned during the first meeting of each month and for the two meetings after that. Once those three pings go out, then any plans that haven’t been accounted for or claimed will open up for others to work on.
  7. Upcoming WordCamps
    • At least one representative from team training will be in attendance at the following upcoming WordCamps: Salt Lake City, Boston, Baltimore, New York, and possibly Scranton
    • @stephs8919 and @courtneyengle are coordinating to put together a “How to Contribute to WordPress” talk for WordCamp Baltimore.
  8. Meeting Agendas
    • Team training meeting agendas are posted every Monday in preparation for Tuesday’s meetings. Please add any agenda items you have to the comments.