Recap for Training Meeting November 20, 2020

Attendance: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @onealtr, @evarlese, @ibrahimkh41331, @chaion07 @meher

Meeting led by @courane01

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Introduction and welcome to new contributors

Learn SiteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. Updates

To fully launch Learn, marketing team and media comms have put out a call out for support on High priority items. They include small chunks for many people to contribute just a bit of time, such as fixing screenshots that are missing. The post links to tutorials on getting started.

At the moment we are without a great way to track contributions. There are tools for very thorough auditing and revision control in progress, as well as ideas on how best to track contributions to work like fixing screenshots but these are not yet ready. In the meantime, please note your contributions by commenting on the post, if you do note it in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. make sure you reference the timestamp in the post.

  1. TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.
    1. @azhiyadev who has removed the taxonomy from the main body of the content. Taxonomy is now visible on the right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. and also in the lesson plan main page as a preview.
  2. Code Snippets Review
    1. @webtechpooja who has reviewed code snippets on several lesson plans this past week.
  3. Slides
    1. @courane01 has been reviewing where the team is in determining Learn MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia (minimum viable productMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia) for a launch and found directions on how to display the slide presentations still in our old GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ home.
    2. @jessecowens and @coreymckrill were very instrumental in getting this up and running. @jessecowens has been the training team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. for years and hopes to provide a more complete set of directions on how to do this. @coreymcrkill from the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team was able to determine that the code and functionality for taxonomy are still available and could be added to the lesson plan editor.
    3. @courane01 will allocate some time to review all the GitHub repository and determine which slides are ready to be linked. There is a Slides Style Guide that can be used to determine if the content of the lesson plan is complete. The guide is a bit outdated but does document the team’s standards well. @courane01 will document what she finds as she reviews each plan. This is an example of a completed lesson plan with viewable slides https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/high-level-overview/ 
    4. We are still in discussions to standardise video workshops slide needs and updates will be posted to #training as more details arrive. The focus will be on getting the slides linked so they display. 
    5. @courane01 will put some thought into the download slides area. She will test this like a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer that may be fairly new to WordPress themselves and looking for something to present to others. We need to consider providing clear directions somewhere for what to do when downloading.  She’ll dig back to see what the expected download is – the slides code files or a PDF. In the meantime, the display in the browser is achievable soon with some work.
  4. Update from @evarlese2 sprint working sessions announced
    1. @evarlese who has checked, updated and added images and alt text for 9 lesson plans.
    2. @evarlese and @camikaos are holding 2 sprints on December 1st  some sprint working sessions scheduled to help with the high priority items. These will run for 3-hours each. 
    3. Anyone is welcome to join and dedicated people will be available to help with questions (and likely access too) so we can get through as many of these tasks as possible.
    4. If anyone else is interested in running a sprint then @erica is happy to help and can add more times to the post.
  5. Coordination with #marketing for social media communications when Learn launches
    1. Marketing is working on communications around a full launch. @courane01 attended this week’s meeting to help clarify and provide more specific way others can contribute and/or use what is on Learn.
    2. Shout out to @meher, @chaion07 @oglekler @webcommsat for pulling the info together and getting it to a wider audience.

Standup Check In

  • @courane01 committed to screenshots.  She did not meet the goal due to several meetings and research around Learn functionality and MVP. She will focus on any needed meetings/research AND linking slides, documenting what “done” looks like for displaying in the browser.
  • @evarlese committed to updating screenshots and was able to get 9 done! She’s aiming to tackle one of the lesson plans that are “almost done” next week and/or spend some more time on screenshots.
  • @webtechpooja committed to code snippets review, and reviewed 5 lessons! She’ll finish code snippets review as much as she can this week and check about slide presentations.
  • @ibrahimkh41331 is aiming to start with updating screenshots.
  • @onealtr committed to helping with the screenshots last week, he did not meet the goal due to unexpected life changes. He will focus on the screenshots this week.

Open announcements/discussions

  1. Badges awarded
    1. @chetan200891 (one of our former team reps) shared that @webtechpooja was due a badge based on contributions made in GitHub, this has now been awarded.
  2. Update posted on https://make.wordpress.org/updates
    1. Updates are now happening again and available for other teams to read
  3. Additional weekly meeting
  4. Based on the recent poll the date selected is Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC beginning December 1. @onealtr will facilitate this meeting and @courane01 will support him with the kick-off.