Recap for Training Team meeting February 23, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @azhiyadev @onealtr @webtechpooja @paaljoachim @mkrndmane @ashiquzzaman


  1. Sprint Check-In
    • @azhiyadev asked, Volunteers still needed for Using blocks in a Post. Although,@poena may be working on this. @evarlese has already done a video workshop for this and @courane01 picked it up.
    • Lesson Plans in progress
    • @ashiquzzaman volunteered to review Reusable Blocks and BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Directory lesson plans.
  2. Slides unified and proposal submitted to 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. (help us test)
    • This pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
    • @azhiyadev said few people have been testing this. Do we think we are in a position to go ahead with this?
      – Team has given their views on this.
      @courane01 said with coordination of the Workshop working group we composed a joint proposal for meta.
      @evarlese will include this topic in the next Learn Working Group Meeting.
      @azhiyadev agreed and adding it into the March Sprint.
  3. @harishanker shared an idea and asked for the team’s feedback.
    • @harishanker said, creating a dedicated workshop focussed on WordPress 5.7 itself, similar as we are working on a lesson plan.
    • @courane01 said, having an additional piece of content may complicate things?  Rather than a lesson about a version, we can focus on revising all the screenshots across all lesson plans impacted by a version and listing where the content was updated. and we could assist with any demo and release work #marketing does to promote the info for sure.
    • @azhiyadev, Agreed on the lesson plans. On having a video on what is coming or what to expect but WP Briefing kinda covers that without any visuals.
    • @courane01 see some content as “courses” and others that are more 1-off workshops.  The lifespan and use of version release may offer historical value but becomes obsolete after the next version ships.  And we haven’t been super efficient at reviewing all the content we have to revise as new versions ship new features.
    • @evarlese credit @harishanker with this thought, but we can also consider how discussion groups might fit into that as well for more Q&A about new tools or features.
    • @courane01 said if we have a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that changes many obvious features, that we get the existing videos and lesson plans up to date.  Then a summary 1-off piece with a short shelf life, but possibly a very lively real-time discussion would fit in well. That would very likely be exciting to promote and attract attendees to the discussion group portion. But a focus on updating our source materials on Learn & Docs seems important to make the most of life in a release cycle.
  4. Planning for March Sprint
    • Lesson plans
      • Standards for taking screenshots
      • Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing
      • Using Blocks in a Post
      • Learn WordPress Contributor Documentation
  5. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. She was discussing the team roles and using the ones currently listed in 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: and she will work on it during the Friday office hours.
    • Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 UTC

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