Recap for Training Team Meeting October 12, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @afshanadiya @passionate @tantienhime @CarolynShannon @muhammadbux

Welcome to the following:


  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    1. We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers
    1. We are looking for team members interested in taking notes during our meetings. This is another way you can contribute to the Training team. Interested? Let us know!
  3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    1. This may not be open for much longer so please continue, share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    1. This is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. If you haven’t already done so, please comment on the post.
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    1. The deadline for comments was last week Friday, October 8, 2021. but I think you can still leave comments on the post.
    2. We had a great session with #marketing at their meeting last week looking at this. The summary of the main points will be added to the post, in the meantime you can find the details here:
    3. @rkohilakis has been working on a rubric for what is a quality production. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rubric is a grid or matrix that lists the assessment criteria of a task and the expected standards for that criteria. We hope to see one for lesson plans and courses as well.
  6. Contributor working session recap
    1. In conjunction with the #marketing team, Yoast’s and WordPress contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. We had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn.
    2. One of the things we will be looking at is mapping out how long it takes to create a lesson plan, a workshop and a course. This will help us gauge how much content we can produce on for example a monthly basis, how much contributor time is needed, and where we can streamline our processes. Please let us if you are interested in helping out.
    3. Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for running our virtual table and all those who attended.
  7. Daylight savings
    1. It’s that time of year when we need to think about daylight savings. The team decided to create a poll for people to vote on meeting times for both EMEA & Americas and APAC timezones.

October Sprint


  1. Learn Content – the following workshops have now been published:
    1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
    2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  2. Learn Maintenance – there was quite a lot of activity over the weekend and this week on 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. where all our Learn functionality issues are logged. Thanks to @iandunn @coreymckrill @hughlashbrooke @tellyworth @psrpinto and @ashfame. If you want to assist with any open issues on Learn please let us know in #meta-learn and visit GitHub for our list of open issues.


@arasae is working on the second portion of the second text-based course. The rough outline of the course is complete and is working on actually making video content.

@arasae also committed to migrating, copying, or cloning a site lesson plan for this Sprint. However, there is a lesson plan that already exists for the Migrate/Copy/Clone a Site. Therefore, efforts will shift to creating a video workshop.

@rkohilakis is going to start working on a video workshop for Admin Settings

Open Discussions

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For those who are interested, WooSesh is Live from today until October 15, 2021.

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