Training Team Meeting Recap – August 30

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

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

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

(APAC Meeting) – @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @bsanevans, @chetan200891, @aion11, @amitpatelmd, @tahmidulkarim, @pitamdey, @piyushmultidots, @piyopiyofox, @hderashri, @askaryabbas, @ashiquzzaman, @atomchat, @onealtr (async), @psykro (async), @courtneypk (async)

(AMER/EMEA Meeting) – @azhiyadev, @courane01, @caraya, @arasae, @manzwebdesigns, @onealtr, @eboxnet (async), @meaganhanes, @chaion07, @courtneypk (async), @atomchat

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames) Liz Dularza, Pitam Dey, Manzur, Davinder Singh Kainth, Aan Darmatirta


Meeting Note Takers

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  • September 6 – @artdecotech
  • September 13 – Opportunity to volunteer
  • September 20 – @hderashri 
  • September 27 – Opportunity to volunteer

We are looking for note-takers for September, Interested? Let us know!

We’d still like a few folks to help provide access to the team site during meetings and welcome anyone along. Interested? Let us know.

Faculty Members Update

Please welcome our newest faculty member @Vagelis. He is joining our team as a content creator.
Please check the faculty members’ full list here for more details.

Update on Individual Learn Survey

The survey is currently in progress for review.
@courane01: Once we are ready to go with it, Then I’ll integrate the survey to Learn Website and share the link here in the Training channel.  I anticipate this possibly later today.

Update on Team meetings

Meetings will be held in alternating time zones starting from September, so bear with us for today. Also, our next meeting will be in an alternating pattern. 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

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Training Team Profile Badges

We provide training team contributor badges that reflect on the profile that acknowledges your contributions to the Training Team. Right now this handbook page is outdated. we need to update it.

Things to consider before updating it:

  1. We are no longer using Github for a lesson plan, so we should consider removing it. No PR merged for this, then how we can provide a badge
  2. What if someone reports and fixes issues on Github, and after how many merged PRs, a person is eligible for a badge
  3. We are no longer using 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: boards, need to remove there

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Localized Content

@bsanevans started drafting a handbook page about how folks can create localized content for Learn WordPress. He’d appreciate any feedback people would like to add to the Google Doc in this Slack message:

Team Structure

@bsanevans: Secondly, I’ve been thinking about the current team structure. I’ve reimagined the contributor roles we have, in light of the Faculty Program which is going really well. This is very much a rough idea, and I’m open to any thoughts the team has. Please leave any feedback in this Slack thread I started earlier:

Update on August 25th / 30th Supplemental SME meeting

We had a meeting to finalize the role and responsibilities of our newly joined SMEs. Anyone can share the update on who is in the meeting?

We discussed the Github board and what can we do to make it clear to go to work for them. @piyopiyofox will soon share a post on what we discussed in this meeting on our Training team p2 post. Stay tuned for that.
further discussion on this in a slack thread

Launching workshops in additional Locales

Our first localized online workshop was done in Japanese and @Ben Evans shared his experience, if you are looking to host an online workshop in your locale, do check out this doc

Youtube channel

Please provide your feedback on this (google doc and a slack message by @courane01):


WCUS 2022
It is approaching near. WCUS is from Sept 9 to 11 and Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. is on Sept. 11 @courane01 will be the table lead, @courtneypk (subject to availability) to help with onboarding on location, and @webtechpooja will serve as Slack rep.

  • We will onboard new people to the training team.
  • We will promote our individual learn survey
    We could work on the Need analysis poll, according to the availability of involved folks.

This will be the first WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. in person for many attendees at this event. We anticipate meeting the interested folks, helping them get up to speed with what Learn is working on, learning about each other’s skills, and brainstorming additional ideas.


The Make post has now been broken down into

  1. Learn Content
    a. Upcoming 6.1 changes
    b. Revisions
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team administration
    These mimic our project boards on GitHub.

Content published this Week:
Creating a new header with blocks

Content available for review:
The following reviews have been requested this week


What went well this month?
Significant content in multiple languages was shipped., Long-time contributors re-joined. Security measures developed for Online Workshops to protect facilitators and attendees from disruptions/Zoom bombing. You can follow the conversation here.

What could we improve? 
We still need course creators’ input on how to revise the content for any feature changes in WordPress. We need to focus on creating more course content and also build out the handbook so contributors have clearer guidance. You can follow the conversation here.

What will we do differently?

We can reduce the frequency of meetings and move detailed these discussions to the team blog using the meetings only for quick discussions. You can follow the conversation here.

September sprint plan discussion

@azhiyadev: One of the suggestions we’ve had is to only post 5-10 items on the monthly Sprint post so that newcomers are not overwhelmed. We also discussed having Faculty SMEs vote on what we should be working on.
We’ve got Faculty meetings scheduled this week and it would be a good opportunity to get the SMEs to prioritize our workload for September.
One of the things I would like to see taken into consideration is the auditing of existing content especially courses as we plan what we should be working on.
further discussion on this in a slack thread

Open Discussions

There was a discussion on using tools and plugins that are not part of WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. You can follow the conversation here.

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.

Training Team Mission

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