Recap for Training Team meeting, 1 June 2021

Introductions and Welcome

Over the past week, Micheal Sneider, Ismail Ismail and Megan McLauglin have joined the Traning Team.


WCEU Presentation

@courane01 met with @harishanker and @hughlashbrooke to review the WCEU talk. @webcommsat indicated that she would respond with time schedules. @harishander will interview @courane01 and @azhiyadev similar to the Tuesday Training session they did a few months back. This focus this time will be on what is current with Learn, and a segue into the high-level roadmap that will help springboard into the live breakout/workshop session during WCEU. @hughlashbrooke is unable to attend due to a conflict in timezones. However, he will help make the roadmap a bit better designed before the launch.

Upcoming Info

Last week, we officially received the approval for the change of the scope of the Training team. The Training Team Make site and Make Meeting Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Related to this but not on the agenda, Automattic is currently focused on hiring several people with instructional design experience who will be 100% focused on helping get high-quality content on The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization., alongside volunteer contributors.@hughlashbrooke shared that Automattic is also establishing a new dedication to work on Learn. The role of the Training Team will remain the same. As a team, we help bridge the space between subject matter experts, content wrangling/planning, and all that goes on with Learn.

@evarlese has reached out to some Community Deputies to see if anyone is interested in helping to organize (or to join) a rdealong on reviewign worskshop submissions. @harishanker and @angelasjin are both interested, so @evarlese will organize dates for this and let people know.

@courane01 has shared the reequest for a bit more notice on live workshop dsucssions groups for #marketing promotional needs with @webcommsat.

Proposals for review

We have 2 proposal that could your comments:

  1. Proposed user roles on Learn
  2. Proposing an audit tool

Please take a moment to scan these. We would like additional comments to take this onto #meta-learn as 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. issues.

The audit tool request was passed to #docs as well. Maintain all the content will continue to be more interesting as new types of content come to Learn, along with just more content. Content on Learn is hard to juggle who has what levels of access and what can be modified, as well well as being very cumbersome for new folks. If you can envision other teams needing additional support with auditing their content, the feedback is welcome. Knowing that GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. Phase 3 includes collaboration tools, @courante is curious to see how this makes its way across lear and other WP teams.

High priority items

These items have been a part of the team for years now. Getting this cleared would be huge for the content on Learn:

  1. Handbooks – @azhiyadev has returned from travels. We have a goal to get all the work done so far on the Training Team handbook published. As a reminder, Learn handbook is how to use Learn. The training team handbook is for those on the team around how we work.
  2. Slides – we’ll need something consistent especially if courses are coming, and a way that others can update the slides for use in video recording for workshops/courses for any re-records.
  3. Wording for non-CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. mentions on Learn – we likely will want a simplified way to share anything (contact forms, custom fields/taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. that doesn’t come with default installs of WordPress. Getting some wording on that will help keep the suggestions for content on Learn in order.

We don’t have the next steps for the last two items, besides revising the GitHub issue trackers for these. We can revisit with @hughlashbrooke who is coordinating the new Automattic Instructional Designers group.

Current work in process

Lessons in the process

These need to incorporate the lesson plan template and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough. @paaljoachim will make the time this week to review these

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. @laurenpittenger has one in process on imposter syndrome.  Lauren – feel free to update us or I can join a Zoom to see how things are going.

Lesson 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

@courane has already started the lesson plans around screenshots and screencasts that she committed to previously. She should be able to have this done by end of this week ready to be reviewed.

Open Discussions

@manzwebdesigns is going to start working on Migrating to Gutenberg lesson plan

@evarlese has moved one portion of the Polyglots Training course into Learn. There is some formatting to be reviewed by #meta but you can currently get a preview if you are logged into the site. @courtney mentioned that the Team RepTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. course on Community might also be a good one to migrate.

Upcoming meetings