WordPress Training Team Contributor Day Process

In July, team training had a large discussion regarding Contributor Days and how we can ensure that there is access to team training volunteer opportunities on these days. This summary of the discussion (written July 21) never made it out of a Google Doc and onto the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/.:

The WordPress Training team has identified a need to be more consistently accessible for potential volunteers who attend contributor days.

On all contributor days, the SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel will be pinged with a reminder notification that the event is happening. We will keep a Google Calendar that is manually curated (though ideally would be automatically pulled from some other source) to keep track of 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. dates. Once a month (meeting TBD) we will review upcoming contributor days and see if any team members is either attending the event or can be available to participate through Slack.

There are three scenarios of how the training team might be represented at a contributor day:

  1. Someone from the team can attend the contributor day.
    • An automated introductory message will appear in the #training Slack channel (though attendees may not see it).
    • Team member introduces team and sets up contributors to make contributions.
  2. Someone from the team can monitor Slack on the contributor day.
    • An automated introductory message will appear in the #training Slack channel.
    • Team member can elect to do a video call with contributor day attendees to introduce the team and current needs for contributions.
    • Team member will be available throughout the day to answer questions and help attendees through Slack.
  3. No one from the team can attend or monitor Slack on the contributor day.
    • An automated introductory message will appear in the #training Slack channel.
    • An additional post on Slack will link to a list of ways to contribute to the training team without having edit access. This list will include instructions on how to make contributions and how to submit these contributions at the conclusion of the contributor day by contacting one or more of the team members on Slack

Initial list of ways people can contribute at contributor days (this list was later expanded in a P2 post):

  • Translating plans
  • Making plans to test plans
  • Writing new lesson plans
  • Checking to confirm that plans are still up to date after new WP releases
  • An ongoing list of little tasks (taking screenshots, e.g.)

Please add any updates to this summary or other thoughts in the comments!

Discussed at September 29, 2015 meeting