GitHub Automation Download Meeting Recap

On Friday, July 1, 2022 18:00UTC, there was a meeting to discuss the needs and goals for 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. Outlined below are the notes taken from the call.


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  • Board overview (LearnWP Content Development)
    • There has been a review process in place since early 2014.
    • Instructional Design review
      • Instructional Designers assess objectives, and assessment questions.
      • Proofreading/grammar and style guide review.
    • Instructional designers should help identify what objective statements should be, e.g.:
      • Is this quality instruction?
      • Do we have good questions?
    • The Training team (any training team member) comes in on the ready to create columns.
  • Original brainstorming doc (Miro board)
  • Author permission is required on Learn to add a draft.
  • GitHub flow (Miro board), discussed possibly back in January or February.
  • GitHub Workflow (Google doc). This pulls out the current checklist that we have and the column it applies to.
  • “Awaiting triage” tag
    • This means that the issue needs to be moved to a new column
  • Hopes for automation
    • The desire is to match up reviewers (i.e., copy editors)
      • Ideally, create a group pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” for copy editors
        • To help mitigate ping fatigue, folks can silence certain pings
    • When a card is moved into a specific column, an automated ping/comment will be added to the card which will ping a group of volunteers to take action.
    • When a card moves into the “Publish’ column, it should automatically close.

Action Items

  • If you are experienced in creating YML files to programmatically create GitHub Actions and Automations, we’re looking for volunteers! Please let us know in the comments if you’d like to help.