Training Team Meeting Recap – August 23

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja @chetan200891 @chaion07 @piyopiyofox @bsanevans @tahmidulkarim @afshanadiya @meher @amitpatelmd @asif2bd @hderashri @piyushmultidots @askaryabbas @aion11 @psykro @krupalpanchal

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @eboxnet @chetan200891 @Webtechpooja @azhiyadev @artdeotech @Onealtr @arasae @courtneypk @amidpatelmd

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames) : @Piyush Asthana @Jay Talaviya

Meeting Note Takers

  • August 30 – @atomchat
  • September 6 – @artdeotech
  • September 13 – Opportunity to volunteer
  • September 20 – Opportunity to volunteer
  • September 27 – Opportunity to volunteer


Faculty Members Update

@aion11 is our newest Faculty Member to join as an Editor. Learn more about Faculty Members on our Faculty Members page.

Update on Individual Learner Survey

@hlashbrooke has set up a Crowdsignal premium account for the Training Team to use and @webtechpooja has started recreating the survey on this platform for distribution and will be sharing the distribution link soon.

Update on Team meetings

The Training Team has had meetings on the same day at alternating times for EMEA/AMER and APAC timezones. This has been flagged as duplicative and a bit hard to follow along with by some contributors, therefore it has been suggested to change the way these meetings take place going forward.

Based on our discussion, it has been decided that we will host one Training Team meeting per week in alternating timezones starting from September.

When a region is not running a team meeting, the time will be used for:

  • Office hour, bring your questions about training, Learn, content, etc.
  • Sprint/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. issue review
  • Provide feedback on items that are currently in review

Submitting Learn content to

@psykro has suggested to submit content currently on Learn to, the way this is run is outlined below:

For context, is a Reddit style WordPress news platform. Users submit articles, readers vote on their favorites, and the top trending articles are included in a weekly email round-up.

You can follow the original discussion from this Slack link, and add your input on this suggestion in our meeting thread.

Naming Convention: Online Workshop Videos

Following this original conversation in Slack, we are looking to make Online Workshop titles consistent on by agreeing on whether or not they should have the name included in the title. You can contribute your thoughts to this conversation in this Slack thread.

Planning an Online Workshop handbook page update 

This guide is now linked to the GitHub Project board for new facilitators to review for topic ideas.

Training Team Welcome Wrangler

This team role now has a handbook page you can follow to better understand how to become a Welcome Wrangler for the Training Team.


The August Sprint structure is now synced to our current GitHub project boards. Head over to GitHub boards to pick from the High Priority issues. If you’re just getting started, please check out the Quick Fixes or Good first issues board to see how you can help.

This week we published Customizing your post content layout!

:tada:Content published this Week

Content available for review

Course Updates

  1. @psykro highlighted the recent updates from @arasae on the block theme course, it’s exciting to see this progressing
  2. @west7 created a course outline that Training Team members can provide feedback on in this Slack thread.

Organizing the Training Team Sprints

@piyopiyofox asked in Slack if we can consider picking 5-10 things in GitHub for us to focus on during a sprint. In order to do this, we could dedicate time during the last meeting of the month to assessing how things should be prioritized and added into the next month’s sprint for pickup. The team seems to be in large agreement of this change, and you can add your thoughts to the conversation in this thread.

Information Sources for 6.1 

@courane01 created this for us to review content compatibility with upcoming version. this is super helpful in terms to update and make up to date content for the new WordPress version 6.1.

Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

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