Recap of July 5, 2016 Meeting

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REMINDER: WE HAVE A NEW MEETING TIME, which is 19:00UTC – TWO hours later than usual.

  1. Welcome
  2. Lesson Plan Updates
    1. @chanthaboune reports that this week Elena (our delightful Outreachy intern) is taking a look at our lessons to see what can/should be done to help us get them in shape.
    2. @melindahelt has the sample “parent” lesson for pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party plans mostly drafted. She has rethought the lesson plan format for these lessons and has replaced the typical “Hands-on Walkthrough” section with a “Class Discussion” section that is more a high level introduction to the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. covered by the plan rather than a walkthrough of anything specific.
      1. @wpnzach suggested “In the “Class Discussion” section, I think as a class administrator I’d love more info how WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. handles the need, and why folks might rely on plugins over core’s features….we hint at it in this example.  might just bring that forward more.  i.e. ‘moderated comments in core, vs auto moderated with akismet.'”
      2. We chatted about whether spam-specific settings should go in this plan or in the general settings plan and decided that spam-specific settings should be addressed in this plan with a link to the more general settings plan.
      3. We decided this plan doesn’t need a quiz (which may be a pattern for parent plans).
    3. For the group of lesson plans @wpnzach suggested calling them  “Collecting user information” instead of “Adding Forms to your Site” because, for example, “for some users a single email boc field doesn’t mentally register as a “form” because of it’s simplicity even though it obviously (to more seasoned folks) is.”
  3. Copyediting Updates
    1. Two lesson plans are out being copyedited right now, but haven’t come back yet.
  4. No Testing Updates
  5. Upcoming Contributor Days
    1. @melindahelt and @bethsoderberg will focus on getting people matched up with plans in the “theme” workshop for NYC’s upcoming 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.