Recap for Training Team meeting May 11, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @alexstine @oglekler @manzwebdesigns

Meeting Recap

@ashiquzzaman received a badge for his contributions to the team (frequently our notetaker). We will have more information about badges and general contribution efforts. We are in the process of reviewing the content on the Training Team handbook to reflect this. Please let @courane01 or @azhiyadev know if you think your contributions may not have been tracked for badges. As Learn matures, we are exploring ways with 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. & Community to help automate some of the tracking of activities that help progress toward badges.

WCEU team presentation

The Training Team has been invited to present at WCEU 2021. The sessions are submitted as a team project. @courane01 and @azhiyadev met with @oglekler and @webcommsat from #marketing to review possibilities. We have had quite a bit of feedback on the High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress Development post and this would be a great segue for the team presentation and following the workshop.  The workshop will be similar to Zoom, perhaps not on that platform, where folks can actually start contributing.

The presentation session would walk folks through a cleaned-up version of the roadmap, the team is looking for people with A11yAccessibility 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). ( or design skills to review the layout of the map. In the workshop, we will use the map to cross-align with existing content on Learn (lesson plans, workshops) and also start mapping out what lessons in which order for areas we lack content. The presentation should help folks start contributing to the team. During the workshop, existing contributors will need to be present and help with any discussion, answer questions, and welcome new contributors.

The general consensus was that there are a few gaps but this should encourage people new to contributing to join in, identify what we are currently missing, clarify the process, and create clear paths for people to contribute. @courane01 and @azhiyadev will draft the post, @hughlashbrooke has also expressed interest in helping with the presentation. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2021 by 3:00 pm UTC.

There are a few other WCEU opportunities and these are likely to require a smaller amount of effort. These include a few brief video segments to share about how to contribute to the team and what your contribution experience has been. @courane01 would love to see some representation from our newer members. If your experience is in proofreading, replacing screenshots, checking code snippets, etc.  – these are all great.  We would like to indicate that really all areas of contribution are welcome and that folks do not need to be computer science teacher to contribute. @webtechpooja has agreed to contribute to this. @ogleker would like more team members to come forward so that it is more engaging and encouraging. These pieces will appear between sessions and help anyone know that their contribution is appreciated and matters.

Upcoming info

@evarleserica and @courane01 held off on publishing their proposals for user roles and audit tools on Learn in part to give space to the roadmap AND the proposal to expand the mission of the Training Team drafted by @andreamiddleton.

The current training team missing reads:

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

The proposal would be:

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via

The team would be expanding beyond lesson plans to include supporting the workshop submissions and upcoming courses. @courane01 and @azhiyadev have already commented on the post but would greatly benefit from feedback from more team members.

Current work in progress

Lesson plans in process and ready to be drafted remain unchanged from last week.

Upcoming meetings

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