Recap of August 11, 2015 Meeting

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    1. Greetings
    2. Recap of last meeting
    3. Slides
      1. Recap of July 31 Slides meeting
        • We have agreed since the beginning of training that slides make sense as part of the lesson plan package.
        • We need slides to illustrate points.
        • We do not want to have to make slides and then update both slides and lesson plans each time.
        • We want slides to have these features:
          • accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (
          • backwards compatibility
          • reuse
          • minimal learning curve
          • ability to use without internet
          • design consistency between different sets of slides
          • maintainability
          • ease of updates
          • ability to account for different aspect ratio displays
      2. We will continue to discuss slides every other week, with @courtneydawn guiding the discussion.
      3. @courtneydawn will write up questions based on the 7/31 meeting for everyone to think about and will post these questions in the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at The team will comment and collaborate there until we reconvene on the slides topic during our regular meetings.
    4. No updates on lesson plans
    5. Testing
      1. @melindahelt‘s 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. group is meeting next week to decide what they’d like to learn about, she will compare their list to our list to see if there is another opportunity to test something with her group.
    6.  Status of abandoned plans
      1. We are doing a full audit to determine an accurate list of plans people are currently working on. If the plan you are listed with is correct, please 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.” @abuango or @bethsoderberg to let them know. If you can no longer work on the plan listed, please ping and let us know.
        • User Lessons:
          • Local InstallLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer.@courtneydawn
          • Managing Menus – @wpnzach
          • What to do When You Forget Your Password –@pwbrowne
          • Managing Updates – @kshivler
        • Theme Lessons:
        • Speaker Lessons – all of these @jillbinder
          • Creating Great Slides
          • Imposter Syndrome
          • Finding a Topic for a WordPress Talk
          • Writing the Pitch for your WordPress Talk
          • Creating your WordPress Talk
          • Becoming a Better Speaker
          • Women Talking WordPress
    7. The team discussed initial thoughts on content changes/additions to the Getting Started page and the blue box on Training homepage.
      1. We all agree that listing out ways people can contribute immediately would be helpful. Ideas include:
        • Copyediting
        • Content review to make sure plans are technically in line with the current version of WordPress
        • Writing lesson plans
      2. We all agreed that we should remove the design bullet point from the “ways to contribute” list since that hasn’t really applied to what we’ve actually produced as a team.


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