Training Team Meeting Recap – June 21 & 23

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 23, 2022)

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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

1. Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting:  @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @samanthaxmunoz @caraya @piyopiyofox @eboxnet @Kryzpt @kartiks16 @WebCommsat @Kemmy99 @courtneypk @bsanevans

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @Kryzpt, @eboxnet, @sabbir16, @chaion07, @AfshanaDiya, @shubhamsedani, @psykro, @courtneypk @wpscholar @mysweetcate @kp4net

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Sagar Nasit, @Vagelis, @kp4net, @mysweetcate

Meeting Note Takers

2. News

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. automation updates :

Take a look at the Github beta project here, you can swap between 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. and regular projects. We use GitHub projects to track website development, content development, and team administration. We received access to Projects Beta, and we have started to move our Content Development over. We are next working on actions and automation.

What we want to have is that if someone submits a lesson plan or workshop, then the next group of people that are to review that would be pinged, with a checklist of what to look for.

Copyeditor checklist

We will be relaunching who is interested/willing to contribute to various team roles soon, including those that want to copy edit and organise within GitHub teams to use notifications there for this activity.

Team roles & Faculty Roles

Before moving to GitHub, we had these organized in TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: We’re working to move these to GitHub, which will later help us organize those call-ins on the contribution

Faculty Program Members

This is an unpublished page, but ready for the team to see on a public preview link. Thanks to @Destiny for the revision so far.  We’re still having some conversations about linking to the GitHub issues for the list, so stay tuned for more info.

 Update about Individual Learner Survey

 Specifically, the form is not GDPR compliant and everyone is concerned about, who owns the account where the data is stored?

@Destiny has looked into some options for surveys and in the past, we seem to have used Crowdsignal (although that is Automattic owned). The pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party is currently disabled on Learn.
#marketing has also suggested SurveyMonkey and SmartSurvey but there is no official tool used by the team. @Angela Jin is checking to see what we use for WordCamps (it may be Crowdsignal).

Needs Analysis working group

We are still working to build the thorough Needs Analysis per how organizations would anticipate this type of a survey, and the value it would be for them.


Meeting notes and more: @Destiny @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi  @Jonathan  @Femy @boogah

Content creation: @artdecotech @Benachi @kafleg @Carlos

Congratulations folks for training team badges. We greatly appreciate your contribution.

Naming suggestions

We are in sync with #polyglots and #marketing for naming suggestions for lesson plans, workshops, and SLS (Social learning spaces). It needs brainstorming. We are thinking to start a poll and we will soon work on it.

3. Sprint

June-July Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our time frame for delivery.

Drafts in Progress

We currently have 24 items currently being drafted.

These lesson plans are under Review Process:

  1. Block Locking – Lesson Plan
  2. Upload a Theme to the WordPress Repository – Lesson Plan
  3. What to Include in Functions.php – Lesson Plan
  4. Gallery Block – Lesson Plan
  5. Child Theme for Block Themes – Lesson Plan
  6. WebP – Lesson Plan
  7. Styling Your Site with Global Styles – Lesson Plan
  8. User Management – Workshop
  9. Managing Media lesson plan – Lesson Plan

New videos in Portuguese are ready to review,

Ready to publish – Theme.json – Lesson Plan

4. Open Discussion

Feel free to claim any of the issues on our Content Development and Website Development boards.

WordCamp Kathmandu 2022

WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India (Sept 24 & 25)

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