Recap of July 19, 2016 Meeting

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  1. Welcome!
  2. Update on WCNYC 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.
    1. @rfair404  worked on the getting Theme-specific support lesson started and plans to continue working on it at Word Camp Boston this coming weekend.
    2. @melindahelt, @bethsoderberg, and @coachwp had some good conversations about enhancements that we think we need to the training team website to make it easier to onboard people and spread the word about what we are doing. We ended up having more big-picture conversations and didn’t make a lot of specific progress, but our plan is to put together our initial thoughts on a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at and have it for discussion at a later time. For example, we talked about potentially splitting off into two handbooks (like Community does) so that one can focus on being involved in the team (writing, editing, testing) and the second “handbook” that has the lessons.
  3. Copyediting Updates
  4. Lesson Plan Amnesty
    1. We periodically put the list of current lesson plans assignments out to make sure they are correct. If you are assigned to a lesson plan on this list and can no longer work on the plan, please let @bethsoderberg or @chanthaboune know. This is the current list of in-progress plans:
      1. Adding forms to a site/ @c3zh
      2. Editing plugins/ @bethsoderberg
      3. managing spam on a site/ @melindahelt
      4. migrate, copy or clone a site/ @wpaleks
      5. Plugins: Where to Find Answers (forums, contact authors, reporting bugs/finding answers)/ @melindahelt
      6. Site Backup/ @chanthaboune
  5. Supportflow Lesson Testing Feedback Overview
    1. Sample feedback included questions like these:
      1. Should we create a general instruction on “how to do groupings, instruction versus hands on work, what to show or not” aka “Teachers Guide”? Most of these things would probably be the same for all of the lessons?
      2. Should we add a note specifying this is one of the possible WP dashboard configurations?
      3. I know that we have teacher resources, but do you all feel this would be beneficial to include? A sort of “How To” for teachers?
    2. @melindahelt had some constructive thoughts on when a teacher’s guide may be useful: “it depends on our priorities and goals. If our priority is to give groups (i.e. Hack the Hood, etc) lesson materials, those folks may already know how to teach. But long term, yes, that could be helpful as an overview “train the trainer” as new people step forward and want to teach with our LPs.”
  6. Announcements
    1. @chanthaboune used about half of the T1 lessons this weekend at Wonder Women Tech, which went very well.
    2. The marketing team (focuses on marketing self-hosted/.org WP) made some progress at WCEU and they are having a meeting later today, which @melindahelt will try to attend. Some of the focus is marketing the work that’s being done in in teams like ours. I just took a look at their post today (and added comments, which relate to training) and this ties in nicely into the conversation that we had at Contributor Day.