Recap of February 2, 2016 Meeting

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  1. Welcome
    1. @chanthaboune shared the purpose of our team for the benefit of a few newcomers: We make training materials for use in teacher-led classes, not online tutorials/training materials. Right now we are focused on a specific set of lessons for use with Hack the Hood and other outreach/diversity groups that are out and about.
  2. Lesson plan updates
    1. @juliekuehl is done with the drafts of the What is a Theme and Intro to Common Plugins plans and these are both ready for copyediting.
    2. @skarjune will work on the Managing Menus and Categories vs. Tags lesson plans.
    3. @bethsoderberg is almost done with Managing Updates and will send that lesson plan @meaganhanes‘ way once it is ready for copy editing.
    4. @taupecat and @mrotten finished a first draft of the ACF theme plan and it’s now ready for copyediting.
    5. @coachwp will reach out to @chmchm to see if there is a way to easily help port the information in the local install lesson to include Windows computers in addition to Macs.
    6. @kimwhite and @chanthaboune are connecting on feedback related to the Managing Widgets lesson plan.
    7. @chanthaboune will connect with @amboutwe on feedback related to the What is Yoast SEO plan.
    8. Our in progress priority plans are currently:
  3. Overall status update
    1. We have 16 lessons we’re focusing on and we have 9 that are ready to get into testing (that’s 56%!). Of the 26 that we have for Tier 1, we’ve completed 14.
  4. Changes to our tracking spreadsheet
    1. @chanthaboune rearranged the spreadsheet so that we only have to edit in one place now. All of our lessons are on “All Lessons” and those fields are automatically updated in the User, Themes, Plugins, and Speaker tabs.
    2. @bethsoderberg will double check the color coding for everything so that it’s accurate and will also look out for duplicate content.
  5. Copyediting updates
    1. @bethsoderberg copyedited the Managing Post Formats lesson plan and it’s ready for testing.
    2. @toniaslimm copy edited the Managing Media lesson plan and we’ve got some feedback that we’ll connect with @mikemueller on with this one.
    3. @bethsoderberg and @meaganhanes wrapped up copyediting on the What to do with functions.php lesson plan and it’s ready for testing.
  6. General style tips
    1. The copy editing team has noticed some common issues when copy editing the lesson plans. If folks could keep these in mind as they are working on them that would be great. @bethsoderberg will write a more comprehensive list and post to the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at before next week’s meeting.
      • Lots of different kinds of quiz formatting. The quiz formatting is outlined in the style guide, so take a look at that when writing out quiz questions.
      • Random horizontal rules. We don’t need these to separate sections.
      • Capitalizing WordPress specific terms and phrases like “Posts” for example. Unless a word is a proper noun in general, we don’t need to capitalize it.
      • Not finishing sentences with punctuation, particularly when they are part of bulleted lists.
  7. Screencasts
    1. We discussed the idea of screencasts as outlined in this post and collectively agreed that they are not a priority right now, nor are they necessary to do testing of the plans.
    2. We all agreed that adding links to currently available screencasts from WPTV as resources to any lesson plans that have appropriate related links is a valuable resource in the meantime. @chanthaboune volunteered to add those WPTV screencasts that are relevant to our plans.
  8. 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. Minneapolis Foundation Friday (May 20)
    1. @skarjune is helping to plan this event and is seeking assistant trainers and teaching aids.
  9. Overall timeline update
    1. Our goal is to get the last seven priority plans handled over the next two weeks.
    2. We’re looking for someone to tackle the one-click install plan (@chmchm later volunteered to take this on potentially next week)
  10. Welcome Text
    1. @bethsoderberg is writing a draft and @kpegoraro will provide feedback.