Recap of November 1, 2016 Meeting

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Lesson Plan Updates

  • @meaganhanes‘ plan is in progress
  • @coachwp is giving his plan one last look over and then it will be ready for copyediting
  • @melindahelt worked on updating the child themeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. plan to cover the Twenty Sixteen theme and will update the plan once she tests her work at the Pittsburgh 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. tonight.
  • @pbarthmaier is aiming to have the Duplicator plan finished for next week.
  • @juliekuehl started to the theme accessibility plan at a 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. last weekend and had some questions about scope of the plan. We talked about it and she is going to approach it as an intro plan that is more like six-quick-things-you-can-do-today rather than all of the possible accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( things that could be included in a theme building workshop.
  • @estes.chris updated the MAMP 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. lesson plan and @chanthaboune will look over the edits to the plan.
  • @estes.chris asked about how we deal with major WP updates, which is timely because 4.7 is going to be the first major stress test of our current system, which is: audit, flag out of date lessons, update lessons.

Copyediting Updates

Testing Updates

  • @melindahelt is doing some tests today at the WordPress Pittsburgh meetup
  • @chanthaboune is compiling feedback from the most recent Hack the Hood workshops

WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. US Contributor Day Planning

  • Please comment on our P2 post regarding what you’d like to see on an agenda for WordCamp US’s Contributor Day. We’ll take all of the feedback on this post and work on hashing out an agenda in next week’s meeting.
  • We talked about tackling conversations that may be easier to have in person and having specific tasks prepared for newer contributors. We also talked about having someone live updating our Slack channel if video communication with remote team members is not possible.
  • Big potential topics of discussion mentioned included: lesson plan/workshop development (to include developer training), website, planning for learn, etc.

Other Things

  • @mindsize started a discussion about editorial workflow and will write a post on the blog here so that everyone can read a more concise version of the backscroll on this topic and contribute to the larger conversation.