Learn WordPress Working Group recap – April 1, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Attendance: @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @meher, @courane01, @onealtr, @ashiquzzaman, @evarlese

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Meeting recap

General updates

Feedback requested

  • @nao shared a recap of the current workshop vetting process and some suggestions for improvement.
  • There’s also a post to review and add new suggestions to the workshop Content Wishlist.
  • Using a form that populates the spreadsheet may make it easier for folks to add new ideas to the Content Wishlist.
  • Suggesting distinct workshop topics – and recording each topic separately – will help with updating videos in the future, especially for keeping the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. up-to-date in screen recordings.
  • TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. is a good option for tracking updates to workshops that are in progress.
  • Using a posts or pages to track, as well, may be more accessible since it doesn’t require a new tool.

Contributor roles

  • From the March 2021 sprint Team Functionality Goals, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @evarlese, and @andreamiddleton have drafted a contributor ladder that includes contributor roles for the Training team and the Learn WordPress Working Group (based on Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure).
  • Those will be included in both the Training and Learn WordPress team Handbooks.
  • Identifying team roles also helps to identify access and permissions needed for any custom user roles for the Learn WordPress site.
  • Part of identifying custom user roles is to try to identify ways to acknowledge contributions, i.e. badges – especially if some of these can be automated.
  • For next steps, @azhiyadev and @evarlese are going to work on a proposal to scope user roles and permissions based on the team roles.

Open discussion

  • @courane01 shared an overview of work she’s been doing to scope WordPress developer education, including programming languages and familiarity.
  • She’s working towards formatting it into a flowchat/map in the future that can be used as a resource by the Training team and others.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!

As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.