Recap for Training Team meeting April 27, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Attendance: @evarlese , @courane01, @alexstine, @chaion07, @ashiquzzaman, @onealtr, @ella, @mukhe27, @Lu,

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week –  @Paapst , @Mike Murphy, @Marce, @ella@shammex,

Review and discuss:

Last summer the training team regrouped.  With the onset of Covid, the team wasn’t especially active.  But the Learn helped get things moving again.  Since Learn launched, the training team now need to revise the team handbook, contributor flows, and badges to separate from the previous methods all tied to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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. (we’re mostly no longer using GitHub). Hauwa has done a LOT of work on that handbook.  As part of that, we’ve been working on the contributor roles.

@erica posted a p2 post that the training team been working on with. You are most welcome to leave any feedback that you think is helpful.

Current work in process:

  1. Lessons in process: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)

Lessons ready to be drafted

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
  4. Using a browser inspector
  5. What to do when you forget your password

Some of those are definitely ones that @courane01 can help this week.  These plans are more self-serving for the team. Training the training team contributors around best practices for screenshots, how to create fake users, anonymize the names/brands shown, etc.

@Lu expressed interest in creating a blog post.  This would differ from the 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. editor lessons by synthesizing the rest of writing a post (scheduling, tags, categories, excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox., etc). If others have interest in those, let the team know they’ll help you get started with a lesson plan from the template.

Open Discussions

@erica said – for the Polyglots Training course, some folks on the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. are working on a course for Learn WordPress on how to get involved and contribute to translating WordPress and related projects. a lot of the content is in a draft format now, and will be shared here with the Training team for some additional feedback, all of the information and related links are in this post, so comments on the post or in the Google docs themselves would be super welcome

As for the Learn WordPress meeting front – for the past three or four months, the team been holding meetings 2x per month that are focused specifically on the Learn WordPress site functionality, workshops, and discussion groups. @erica shared an update on this post to propose that we cancel those meetings since a lot of what we talk about comes up in the Training team meetings and, well, why have more meetings when you can have less? she wanted to flag that here, though, in case anyone has concerns or thoughts about that