Training Team Meeting Recap for September 27, 2022

Slack Log for Office Hour (APAC time on Tuesday, Sept 27, at 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Weekly Team Meeting (AMER/EMEA time on Tuesday, Sept 27, at 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Office hour (APAC): @kafleg, @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @robinwpdeveloper, @Amitpatelmd, @kharisulistiyo, @ronak.ganatra, @Rushina, @piyushmultidots, @onealtr, @bsanevans, @askaryabbas, @piyopiyofox, @annezazu, @azhiyadev, @Krishnakumar, @pitamdey

Attendees Team meeting (EMEA/AMER): @Prem Tiwari, @Vagelis, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @pitamdey, @onealtr, @GoGinaMarie, @piyushmultidots,  @Amitpatelmd, @Mike, @meaganhanes, @robinwpdeveloper, @bethsoderberg, @artdecotech, @iamsirotee, @azhiyadev, @piyopiyofox, @bsanevans, @hztyfoon

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Piccia Neri, @tan007, @John MacDonald, @david lópez pazos,  @Cemre Tellioğlu, @Talisha Lewallen


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Please review the WP Translation 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.

Courtney Says

On Friday for 12 hours, we will hold our 2nd contributor day focusing on Translation. Note that #polyglots are primarily focused on the 28th, but we are planning this to be an event on Friday.

Individual Learner Survey

Please help us gather some data about learning styles and how folks learn WordPress. We would appreciate your efforts in promoting this across social media and any other suitable locations. Also, go take this survey yourself.

Faculty Members Update

The faculty team will meet this week, today for the AMER/EMEA region.

HactoberFest Update

Last year, @Chetan Prajapati inspired the team to participate in Hacktoberfest. Previously this was primarily a developer oriented event. Efforts are underway for participation again this year, and now include options for technical content and translations. This is perfect timing with WP Translation Day qualifying, and WP AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( Day coming up, all during the WP 6.1 release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. up.

We have labels for developer-oriented efforts related to Learn’s theme primarily.

Supporting WP Diversity

Julia Says

Hi Training team! @jillbinder and I have a question for you! Jill is thinking about how to develop clear lesson plans so that other people in the WordPress community can lead the WPDiversity workshops (titled Diverse Speaker Training and Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events ). I know that the Learn WordPress Lesson Plan page could be a great home for this. Are there specific requirements around the facilitator notes and slide deck format? Specifically, can the slides be in Google Slides and Google Docs, or would you prefer a different format?

Drawing attention here to the work Jill is doing for WP Diversity efforts and how Learn can best support that. If you would like to get involved on that, please review the comments there.

@Allie Nimmons held a Course design meeting yesterday

Review Lesson item – Extend a Block Theme Course

Jonathan says

Hey there @faculty-smes. The first four lessons for my “Extend a BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Theme Course” are finally at a point where I’m happy for folks to review them.All the lessons in this module are aimed to reviewing the fundamentals of a block theme:
minimum required files –
creating templates –
creating template parts –
exporting the theme –
To make reviewing easier, I’ve linked to the lesson content in the body of the 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, under the heading Draft lesson for Review. This will take you to a markdown document in a separate repository.I’m creating the course content in GitHub so that it can be developed and reviewed publicly, before I migrate it over to a course on Learn WordPress.

 Requests for Comments

  1. Proposal: Faster Course Development with Video-Based Courses
  2. Project Proposal: Content Localization
  3. Proposal for GitHub Process Updates
  4. [Discussion] Reimagining the Training Team contributor roles
  5. Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (22 September 2022)

WP 6.1 Sprint

  1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
  2. Use this while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1 (preconfigured site with content, theme, etc. all pre-set for creating content)
  3. See what needs to be revised/created in WP 6.1
  4. Text, screenshots, and familiarization ideally completed by Oct 11/RC1.
  5. Begin creating videos after RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. ships (for stability of features shipping)
  6. Videos completed by Oct 28
  7. Release Nov 1

The focus really until Nov 1 is on revising and creating content related to WP 6.1 Bonus for also catching anything in recent release

Participation in team meetings

We have some new folks with us today that are unfamiliar with how teams run meetings. Usually these are Slack chats, no Zoom. This was for global bandwidth, language, and other concerns. It still helps folks participate async as well.

Additionally, we’d like to resume including updates from multiple people during team meetings.

If you would like to help facilitate parts of meetings, such as covering a specific news item that you are especially working on or tracking, we’d love to include you.

Open Discussions

Destiny Says

I commented on the agenda with some items I’d love raised with the team during the meeting but it looks like we didn’t get to them today.For future reference, is there a better way for folks to engage directly async? 
Hey folks! We are looking to recruit two more people to be Welcome Wrangles members for October. More information on how to perform this work is in this handbook page. If you’re interested, please feel free to reach out to me, @Amit Patel@Ben Evans or any one of your Training Team reps!
I also wanted to flag that the meeting calendar shows team meetings every week instead of alternating office hours – can we update this?Also, can we consider an APAC Coffee Hour?   I’m happy to host this additional Coffee Hour, or we can enlist another Faculty Member (or hold rotations )

Amit Patel Says

Am in favour of rotation methodology and i am in as well 

Hauwa Abashiya Says

Destiny I’d say update the agenda directly rather than comment. That way we don’t miss it.
I updated the Calendar yesterday and all seemed fine, let me know if that is not the case

Destiny Says

I’d say update the agenda directly rather than comment. That way we don’t miss it.
My comments are longer than bullet points though, and that seems to disrupt the flow of the agenda post which seems to only have headlines. We are ok if I go in to add comments directly into the agenda?I think another thing about doing it this way is that people who are following the post won’t receive an update if i edit the post, so folks who’d like to engage async there won’t receive the appropriate updates 

Amit Patel Says

@Hauwa Abashiya, We did discussed yesterday during APAC faculty meeting regarding above point. Since we will need update revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. for both time zone faculty meeting. So sometimes for any one point, there might be multiple opinions or suggestions. Adding comment will really help to finalize any one of the decision after checking what other faculty team members suggest. I am okay with commenting first as compared to updating post directly. Hope that makes sense.

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