Recap of March 22, 2016 Meeting

  1. Welcome
  2. Updates on anything outstanding related to Tier 1 priority plans
    • Categories vs Tags – Ready to test
    • Choosing and Installing Themes – Ready to test
    • Content Editor Overview – In progress
    • Famous 5 Minute Install/One-click Install – In copyediting
    • 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. – Ready to test
    • Managing Media – Ready to test
    • Managing Menus – Ready to test
    • Managing Post Formats – Ready to test
    • Managing Widgets – Ready to test
    • Managing Updates – Ready to test
    • Forgetting Your Password – Ready to test
  3. Updates on any other in progress lesson plans
    • Settings Static Homepage – In copyediting
    • History of WP – In copyediting
  4. Contributor drive updates
    • Three areas prepping to test: Kansas City, Washington DC, and Slovakia.
    • One in April in Pittsburgh
  5. What lesson plans should be included in the initial tier 2 workshops?
    • Leaving the brainstorming post open for the remainder of this week.
    • Voting will begin March 29.
    • Discussions:
      • @melindhelt pointed out that this is basically three, really large sections to teach and would it be better to focus on one section at a time.
      • @chanthaboune mentioned that the focus before was a vertical intro (as it should have been) and maybe we should think of the other tiers more horizontally.
      • @skarjune noted that the skill set required for tier 2 is much larger/deeper than tier 1.
        • There was general consensus that we don’t have to train from tier to tier; there will be additional learning required outside these lessons.
        • Also looped around to the idea of prerequisites and how to identify those properly.
  6. Open question time
    • @skarjune has concerns about consistency within the style guide/lessons following the style guide.
      • @bethsoderberg agrees that there are inconsistencies and asked him to keep track of where they are being seen so we can wrangle/update them.
    • @juliekuehl asked what other groups were hoping to use the lesson plans that we’re aware of
      • WPDC is planning to have a whole series built around them.
      • WEB DuBois Learning Center in Kansas City
      • Wonder Women Tech
      • Hack the Hood
      • Ladies Learning Code
      • DCFemTech
      • Girl Develop It in Pittsburgh

We’ve been so busy, but doing some really solid work. Congratulations to everyone on the team, and enjoy your holiday if you have one coming up this weekend!