Training Team Meeting Recap – July 5 & 7

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday 5 July at 16:00 UTC)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 7 July at 11:30 UTC)
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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @arasae, @courane01, @artdecotech, @eboxnet, @azhiyadev, @kemmy99, @trynet, @caraya, @piyopiyofox, @leogopal, @ndiego, @magicroundabout, @courtneypk, @bsanevans, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @amitpatelmd

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @psykro, @kemmy99, @amitpatelmd, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @courtneypk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Jonny Bull, @Amit Patel, @colorful-tones, @Joe Bailey-Roberts, @Mike F., @Nayan Thakor, @hztyfoon, @ABDULLAH AL NEFATH, @Asif

Meeting Note Takers


6.1 planning roundup

The proposed 6.1 schedule and features as well as the call for the release squad call has been announced. The release will happen at the end of October. See the linked post for more details.

GitHub automation updates

@courane01, @courtneypk, @azhiyadev, and @piyopiyofox met last Friday to share the 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. actions & automation. It’s more nuanced than it would first appear, but would help better credit contributors and reduce administrative overhead.

If you are experienced in creating YML files to programmatically create GitHub Actions and Automations, we’re open for volunteers! Please leave a comment on the post if you’d like to help.

Call for volunteers to review content

Instructional Designers/Professional Educators and Style Guide Reviewers: If you would like to review content others create for those 2 areas, please leave a comment.

Update about the individual survey

We’ve had some queries around the form, and after further investigation we confirmed that we will be migrating the Google form and utilizing the Crowdsignal 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 currently on Learn.

We’ve taken the link down until this is moved to Crowdsignal. @webtechpooja and @piyopiyofox are working on that migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies..

Needs Analysis working group poll

A more formalized Needs Analysis is planned on behalf of Learn. The objective is to survey many parts of the WordPress community, as shown in our 2022 goals, to assess how we can best serve the learning needs of those using WordPress.

Want to help create this survey? Share your availability on the Needs Analysis working group poll.

Learn WordPress Development: Creating a Public Roadmap for Content Creation

@psykro worked on the roadmap and broke it down into the development portion of learning, with suggested topics within each. Have a look and see if there is anything missing or if you have further suggestions.

Discussion: Naming content types on Learn WordPress

There are currently four types of content on Learn WordPress:

  • Workshops (5-15 minute instructional videos)
  • Courses (long-form content with multiple lessons in multiple media formats)
  • Social Learning Spaces (live and collaborative learning sessions)
  • Lesson Plans (structured plans that trainers can use to teach others)

The current names for some of these are not universally understood and not always simple to translate, so it would be a good idea to look closely at these names and come up with alternatives that are both easy to understand and easy to translate. We welcome your feedback on the names in the discussion post.

Rethinking the Lesson Plan Creation & Updating Process

Some contributors express confusion when attempting to contribute to lesson plan creation. This post aims to look at how we can improve that experience by documenting the barriers experienced by these contributors, raising additional questions for the team’s consideration, and making suggestions for consideration on how to move forward.

Tracking social learning spaces

To avoid duplication and provide a holistic view of all the topics being covered, it has been suggested that we should bring the tracking of social learning spaces into GitHub.

  1. Is Github the right place to track social learning space topics?
  2. What is a useful way to track it?

Please leave your thoughts in the comments of the post. We would appreciate them!

Training Team Goals and Strategy Call

Training Team Reps and Faculty Program Members held two calls to discuss the progress of the training team goals and our strategy for meeting them. Click through to the post to get the recap.

Monthly Sprint

Tracking updates

We have been discussing how best to manage tracking content creation updates at team meetings. After discussion during this meeting, we settled on these suggestions:

  • Weekly meetings – quick stand-up
  • Beginning of the week – slack prompt to check GitHub notifications/provide an update
  • Use GitHub to 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.” owners for an update.

If you have feedback on this process, please leave a comment.

Sprint Status


Please share your comments for the June retrospective here. We will publish the comments in a post therefore please feel free to comment async. See last month’s May retrospective for an example of how this will be presented.

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week

Open Discussions

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