Recap of September 27, 2016 Meeting

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  1. Welcome
    1. A few new folks joined the chat this week. @chanthaboune explained our team and current activities:
      “We write, test, and present in-person training materials on this team. The workshop we completed most recently will be headed to San Francisco to be used by Hack the Hood this month and now we’re working on our second workshop. You can write them, edit them, use them, and reuse [the lesson plans].”
  2. Lesson Plan Updates
    1. @juliekuehl worked on the template tour lesson plan
  3. Copyediting Updates
    1. @skarjune completed copyediting on the Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. lesson plan
  4. Testing Updates
  5. Other Things
    1. @epetrashen offered to check comments that have been left for us in the feedback form
    2. @chanthaboune reviewed what the workshops cover and who is participating in them:
      “The first workshop that the team built was essentially a WordPress 101. Getting from zero to a site that you’re able to customize/play with by the end of the day. It was tested by both @skarjune and @melindahelt and is a solid starter program. The second workshop is about themes, largely about configuration but moving in to the dev side and best practices, etc. The people participating in them vary. Always they are meant to be in-person trainings, but the materials we build are meant to lower the barrier for those who want to teach.”
    3. @chanthaboune reported: “I had a chat last week about the possibility of making [ The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization.] into a place where we can have downloadable lessons as well as a place to list upcoming education events and the answer is that we can absolutely do that.”
    4. @mindsize reported: “Getting feedback from the WP Ninjas team hopefully by next week on the developer training initiative. I’m going to be spending some time starting to outline that this weekend, hopefully with something to show next week.”
    5. @skarjune asked about naming conventions for lesson plans related to the customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. and whether or not they should be prefaced with “Customizer: REST OF TITLE”. @chanthaboune thought they should be prefaced it if the title will benefit from the clarity, but to otherwise not worry about it.
    6. @chanthaboune suggested that reviewing lesson plans for version updates is potentially something we could do along with lesson plan amnesty in October.