Recap for Training Team meeting August 17, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance @courane01, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @webtechpooja, @binarygary, @meher

Welcome new channel: @alanjacobmathew @Dan Soschin @Karen Greene @metodiew @andrew @Sixtus Nnamdi.  Hi @caseymilne as well.


  • APAC Meeting starts next week! Time TBD (see that post and vote in the poll if APAC timing will work better for you)
  • Badges for courses A proposal for creating badges for course completion. Take a look at this link, and please provide feedback there — if you love it, have questions, have additional thoughts, or generally just want to send support, please do so there!
  • Brand Guidelines proposal will go live on August 18th and be open for feedback until August 26. Having this guideline go public on our site is an opportunity for the wider WP community to consider these guidelines as they apply to Learn.
  • We’ve been invited and have submitted a talk as a team for WCUS. Here is the proposed talk:
    • Badges are coming to why should companies advise and contribute? The current and next generation of WordPress creators need a clear learning journey to meet the continuing professional development as well as evolving needs of your clients. Proposals of badges for course completion include displaying this on our profiles.  Your input about the type of skills learners should attain matters significantly. As more employers are reviewing WordPress profiles in the hiring process, this feedback is especially important. The Training team can partner with you to gather the ideas, plan the content, and launch training materials on LearnWP. You can contribute by being an advisor or subject matter expert, participate in creating content, or providing feedback.
  • @arasaehas submitted a proposal for a beginner WordPress micro-course. The format will be similar to the Polyglots Contributor Training course and will reference existing content on LearnWP. Your comments and feedback are encouraged.
  • Captioning Days As part of creating a workshop and course development process, we will ensure all videos moving forward have captions before they are included on Learn. This will improve accessibilityAccessibility 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). ( There will be 2 sessions:
  • Translation Days Like captioning, translating captions is also beneficial for global WordPress users.  Training will host working sessions for translating captions, content, and other parts of Learn. @webtechpoojawill help us coordinate with Polyglots.
  • Finally, a reminder that coffee hour hangout is Friday 9EDT/1PM UTC Zoom in Slack


  • Three lessons are set to be reviewed by @peteringersoll
  • September sprint planning will August 24th with retro on the 31st.

Open Discussions

  • @caseymilne called out a need for testing setup guides for local environments. See trello Testers are specifically needed on windows/mac

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