Recap of March 8, 2016 Meeting

  1. Welcome
    • Daylight Savings Time: March 13th in the US. If you are in the US our meeting will switch to 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 15th.
  2. Priority plan updates
    1. @skarjune Categories vs. Tags lesson is ready for copyediting
    2. @Kimwhite Widgets lesson is ready for copyediting
    3. @c3zh copy-edited the Menus lesson
    4. @chanthaboune completed 1-click install
    5. @melindahelt Choosing and Installing Themes is ready for copyediting
  3. Other lesson plan updates
    1. @wpcoach is working on the Wordfence lesson
    2. @ryancanhelpyou has taken on Themes & Plugins Relationship lesson
    3. @courtneyengle finished the Static Homepage lesson
  4. Copyediting updates
    1. History of WP plan is ready for copyediting
    2. @toniaslimm finished going over the “Theme Lesson Plans That Need Testing” .
      • *REMINDER: we need to have Objectives in our lesson plans!
  5. Contributor drive update
    1. A directions page was put on and an email sent to all WordPress 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. groups
    2. In the time leading up to WordPress Workshops, everyone participating will be directed to #training for any advice they need while prepping the materials.
    3. Things we’ll ask for specific feedback on
      1. Time to instruct as well as student work time
      2. Any out of date information
      3. Any words/terms that caused confusion
      4. Any lesson plan modifications you had to do (skipping, rearranging, additions)
      5. Contingent lessons that are out of order
      6. Missing content
      7. “tips” or “warnings” that could be included
  6. Open question time
    1. @skarjune asked about sandbox options
      1. There are a lot of options and that should be made clear in whatever lessons cover how to set up your initial environment.
      2. None of our options should offered to students (Hack the Hood and the like) should require money to sign up.