Recap of December 8, 2015 Meeting

We will post a detailed recap of the Training Team’s 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. US activities soon, but in the meantime, here is a recap of our regular team meeting for the week, which focused on sharing updates from WCUS.

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  1. Welcome and introductions – there were some newer folks from WordCamp US who joined the meeting.
  2. WordCamp US Team Working Day
    • We created a more clear flow for lesson plan testing feedback and identified specific action steps that we need to take to make sure everything works properly. Our notes from that conversation are in this comment.
    • We talked about slides and agreed upon a proposed plan moving forward (see these notes) BUT we will not address slides again as a group until all lesson plans are written and we are ready to talk about peripheral materials like slides.
    • We met with @jenmylo, who helped reset the focus of the team to be on creating lesson plans that will fit into four tiers as outlined in this snippet. Tier one is very user/beginner focused, tier two is oriented to maintainers, tier three is oriented to theming, and tier four is where the advanced topics will be. We have made the most progress with tier one and our focus as a team needs to be on completing tier one in time for the upcoming to-be-scheduled Hack the Hood workshop this coming spring. We are going to have a meeting with @jenmylo in about two weeks to go over how we’ll schedule everything to work towards this goal.
    • @chanthaboune will be rejoining the team to help facilitate our work towards these goals, our first goal being completing tier one by the end of Q1.
  3. WordCamp US 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.