Recap of Training Team meetings, March 8 and 10, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Thursday, March 8, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 10, 2022)

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The meeting agenda for both.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev@courane01, @arasae, @webtechpooja, @piyopiyofox, @boogah, @Paradigm5h1f7, @onealtr

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @hilay24, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @mitchblue006, @psykro

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Ricarla Flamenco Francisco@Oliver Feher@Francisco Opazo and @Venkat

Meeting Note Takers

News

Translating Content on LearnWP

Dion is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We don’t want to lose momentum on translation work, and hope to get more information soon.

Sources of Info for WordPress 6.0

This post recaps the important information that we can see at this time related to 6.0. Tentatively, Gutenber 12.9 or 13.0 will likely make it into WordPress CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for 6.0. We will know more soon. See this post as a resource to get familiar in the meantime.As we look ahead to the next major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality., it’s a good time to review where in the release cycle we start what work. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022 is feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 5, 2022 Walkthrough – A live and moderated review of features slated for the release.
  • April 12, 2022 is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022 is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022 is tentatively 6.0 release day

Stay tuned for a special collaboration session around the feature freeze to assess content needs – including any contributors interested in marketing/docs/training.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Largely we’re awaiting next steps for this to finalize. This subset of the team will vet applications to present, facilitate with subject matter experts, and more.

Courses Guidelines Published

@azhiyadev published the process for developing and adding Courses to Learn. It now lives in the handbook.

Review New Sitemap for HelpHub or Documentation

As the Docs team looks to reorganize their sitemaps @courane01 proposed reopening issue 153 to look at the organization on Learn as well. There is a need for wireframes from volunteers. Some ideas proposed in the meeting:

  • Create a program outline from WordPress 101 or level up to the Masters and PhD levels
  • Consider a “Start Here” button that helps guide people based on their input needs
  • Review how Docs is laid out and aim to be consistent, as well as with Developer
  • Offer badges for completed courses or lesson plans
  • Suggest next courses/lesson plans to take after successful completion

Next steps will be to get a few mock-ups for the Lesson Plans page and a layout with workshop videos embedded in lesson plans.

Time Changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27 (when Europe shifts time). APAC meeting will remain on UTC time.

The next 2 meetings after today, the North Americans will meet at 1PM ET/10AM PT, and we will revise the welcome box when Europe shifts.

Team Badges

@ndiego and @mdburnette received Training Team Badges – thank you both for your contributions!

TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. > GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

@courane01 and @mdburnette put in a lot of work to migrate from Trello to the new GitHub location. Some cleanup and workflow optimization is up next. This is a milestone for our 2022 goals.

Needs Analysis

One of the goals is to conduct a needs analysis to define learning experiences, onboard subject matter experts, and optimize site functionality. Anyone with experience drafting a needs analysis survey is welcome to participate.

Sprint

March Sprint

We have a number of revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and new content required as listed in the March Sprint.

 Workshops Published

  1. Managing Settings: Permalinks by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

  1. Adding a Site Tagline to Block Themes
  2. Choosing a Theme

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@courane01

  1. Finish moving GitHub
  2. Got GitHub moved
  3. time, world news
  4. Review content in the queue, continue working on GitHub migration, and start drafting a needs analaysis, pick a lesson plan to revise/create and compose draft, work on course.

@arasae

  1. Still working on child themes / theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. lesson plans; additionally, I have been running social learning spaces, prep for which takes up more time than I’d like.
  2. Ran a SLS on Query Loops & am now working to channel that into our next sprint!
  3. The topics I picked are huge :sweat_smile: and I have some serious time constraints. But not this week!
  4. Query LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. lesson plans 1 and 2 – stretch goal to get the beginner child themes one as well. I’m likely going to create a workshop on Query Loops, so that will be based on that.

@azhiyadev

  1. Nothing
  2. Nothing
  3. WordFest
  4. How to set site icons and logo (without CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.) lesson plan

@paradigm5h1f7

  1. I committed to updating my first lesson plan.
  2. I did it! Feel like I spent a lot of time learning the handbook and figuring out best places to grab info from other sources (developer notes, docs, etc).
  3. I was not sure whether to work in Trello or Github lol, looks like it was for good reason.
  4. I am going to publish my first meeting notes, figure out how to work with Github, and commit to another edit.

@ndiego

  1. Meeting notes
  2. Meeting notes
  3. Nope
  4. Out half of next week, so likely not much

@gudrun

  1. Committed to reviewing CCS lesson
  2. Realized that it is more outdated than anticipated. Started rewriting sections.
  3. Need to  discuss the project with someone. Should it be completely redone as it references the twentytwelve theme? Also, I am not able to access the download files in the lesson. Getting 403 errors.
  4. Continue working on the lesson. Don’t have an ETA due to personal time restrictions

@westnz

  1. Social Learning Spaces + Started working on ‘Adding a Site Tagline to 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. Themes’ Workshop + Completed ‘Managing Settings: Privacy’ Workshop
  2. Completed Site Tagline Workshop (ready for review) + ran a Social Learning Space + posted ‘Managing Settings: Privacy’ Workshop to go live on the 11th of March
  3. I underestimated the amount of time it took to prepare for a new SLS
  4. Comment Block Workshop + new SLS

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Gutenberg Developer Hours
  2. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  3. Builder Basics: Designing with Columns, Group, and Row Blocks
  4. Using and Organizing your Media Library
  5. Beginner’s Guide to Full Site Editing

Open Discussions

@arasae suggested adding social learning spaces to the sprint, @azhiyadev and @courane01 agreed it was a higher priority to finish the monthly sprint since SLS currently live on MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area.. We will continue to optimize the workflows for SLS as they are currently in flux. There is an opportunity to better integrate as Docs sets the foundation, Lesson Plans expand with structure and quizzes, and SLS/Meetups are the practical application of training content. These can be recorded as Workshops or put into a series for Courses.

@paradigm5h1f7 also suggested logging questions from social learning spaces to help refine training content.


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