Recap of Training Team meetings, March 15 and 17, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Thursday, March 15, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 17, 2022)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev@boogah, @ndiego, @guptaanillg, @aurooba, @arasae, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @hilayt24

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames):
@Yan Liu@Anil Gupta@Esteban Rocha@Yeltsin Lima@sabbir16, and @Elizabeth Arnold

Meeting Note Takers

News

GitHub Migration

We’ve cleaned up the projects boards in 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/: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/projects.

Translating Content on LearnWP

While we work on temporary solutions, many are translating into Google Docs. Long term we want to collaborate with #polyglots

WordPress 6.0

  1. Development cycle
  2. Sources of Info

By Friday, a poll will be posted for an orientation to find out what will be in the release and how to get familiar. Timeline:

  • 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

Review New Sitemap for HelpHub or Documentation

As the Docs team is reorganizing their sitemap, we will be looking at ours. Reopening issue 153 to pick a landing page for lesson plans (example). We are looking for volunteers to help wireframe and mockup pages that merge lesson plans and workshops.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Comments are now closed and next steps coming soon.

Time changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27. So our meeting from March 29 will impact, APAC meeting will not get affected by time changes.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces (SLS)

  1. SLS videos on WPTV
  2. Upcoming SLSs
    1. WordPress for Writers: Launching your Writer Website
    2. Intro to Theme Blocks
    3. I’m New To WordPress: Getting Started For The First Time
    4. Builder Basics: Exploring Block Layout, Alignment, Dimensions, and Spacing

Open Discussions

Additional Office and Coffee hours

We have had a request to add more office and coffee hours, particularly in the AMER West-coast timezone. Looking for volunteers to run this, and also looking to rotate coffee hour slots to be more inclusive.


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: Privacy  by @west7

Help Needed ≠ Needs Review

We have a number of issues as well as revisions and new content:

  1. Development: Our open GitHub issues for Learn functionality: 
  2. Content: Instructions and what is available is listed on the March Sprint. The Sprint has been updated to include the links to the GitHub issue.

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?

@aurooba

  1.  No commitments last week
  2. see above
  3. Nope!
  4. Formatting and fixing the Setting up a dev environment lesson plan :slightly_smiling_face:

@paradigm5h1f7

  1. Was going to do another review
  2. Meeting recap published
  3. I am dealing with some personal issues, nothing major just need to find a new place to live as owners are selling our house :blush:
  4. Still focusing on my home search, will publish notes and try to peck at a new review topic

@courane01

  1. Review content in the queue, continue working on GitHub migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies., and start drafting a needs analaysis, pick a lesson plan to revise/create and compose draft, work on course.
  2. GitHub migration
  3. I had a presentation to make for a conference and found it super challenging in light of world events. It took me 2x as long. Time is my blocker.
  4. Continue with last week’s commitment.

@webtechpooja

  1. 1, & 2,  I am working on Yoast SEO and w3 total cache lesson plan to revise for proper lesson plan format.
  2. See above
  3. Time
  4. continue with these lesson plan and review some other lesson plans

@arasae

  1. Draft of Query Loops + Child ThemeChild theme A Child Theme is a customized theme based upon a Parent Theme. It’s considered best practice to create a child theme if you want to modify the CSS of your theme. https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/advanced-topics/child-themes/. Lesson Plan.
  2. Finished rough draft + collected feedback for the Query Loops lesson plan. Worked on Child theme rough draft. I’ve also been working on and off with contributor(s) wanting to contribute a course and social learning spaces and have run a few myself.
  3. Time. I have a backlog of stuff I need to do (captioning videos and whatnot, just stuff that takes more time than I’d like it to.)
  4. Move 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 plan to Learn, aiming to publish it. Finishing child theme rough draft lesson plan.

@azhiyadev

  1. 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
  2. Work on simplifying our GitHub Projects board
  3. Competing priorities
  4. How to set site icons and logo (without Customizer) lesson plan

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