Recap for the Learn Working Group meeting – January 21, 2021

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Attendees: @camikaos, @angelasjin, @_dorsvenabili, @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @nobnob, @svetaguzovskaia, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

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Meeting Recap


  • @_dorsvenabili will be hosting a meeting next week with other Spanish-speaking contributors who are interested growing Learn WordPress in Spanish.
  • @annezazu‘s How to do triage in GitHub workshop is published.
  • There are six new discussion groups planned, including some in a “watch party” format where attendees watch the workshop together before opening up for Q&A.
    • For those who’ve attended or ran a discussion group in this format, it seems to have led to some active discussions so far.

What we’re working on

  • Adding subtitles and captions came up a few times as a way to make existing workshop videos more accessible to audiences in different languages.
  • Related, showing transcripts on the workshop page could help with 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). (
  • Because all the workshops on Learn WordPress are hosted through, subtitles and captions can be added by following the related Handbook page.
  • So far, workshops have been tracked roughly using a Google doc, which can be a bit bulky. It may be worthwhile considering another tool or structure to help track content, especially multilingual submissions, in the future (like TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: or AirTable).
  • The Learn WordPress Trello board is another resource where the group can track new ideas or add more detail to existing cards to help plan and prioritize for the future.
  • @paaljoachim raised the question of what the process should be when someone wants to propose an update to existing content.
    • In the future, the review process will likely be included in updates to the Training and Learn Working Group Handbooks.
    • Meanwhile, contributors can use the feedback link on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. or share feedback in the #training team channel in Slack.
  • @camikaos is also working on a call for volunteers to help build out the documentation for Learn WordPress around things like vetting, hosting discussion groups, and a few other items.
  • For the proposal to translate Learn WordPress, @nobnob raised the question of whether translations would need to be separated language versus language variants, with some input from others that it would likely be okay to just focus on language – though more input to that discussion is welcome on the proposal post.

If anyone has anything from the meeting that was missed from these notes – or would like to weigh in on anything discussed – please feel free to add here!

Likewise, if you’re interested in helping with any of the tasks discussed or interested in helping to facilitate the next Learn WordPress meeting, please comment or drop a message in the #training channel on Slack.