Training Team Meeting Recap for May 9, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at account, you can set one up.)

(This meeting was in the Americas/EMEA timezone on Tuesday at 16:00 UTC and hosted by @webtechpooja.)

1. Introductions and Welcome

There are 14 attendees, either live or async:

@bsanevans@Chetan200891@Webtechpooja@faguni22@meaganhanes, @eboxnet, @lada7042, @boogah, @dhanendran, @prashantbhivsane, @nomadskateboarding, @askdesign, @chaion07, @onealtr.

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Prashant, @Sam Suresh, @Pratiksha.

2. News

:arrow_right: Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

We received feedback in Github issue – 158021 asking why we don’t show publication dates on the content, such as Showing a publication date may help learners identify new/fresh content easier. We wanted to open the idea up for discussion.
What pros/cons do folks see with adding publication dates to content? 

Over the course of 5 months, 28 volunteers created 36 pieces of localized content across 10 locales. Additionally, volunteers translated some of the Training Team’s handbook pages related to content translation into 5 locales. Thanks to those who are involved with this project :tada:

:arrow_right: Proposal: Creating GitHub project boards for SMEs and Translators

Context: in a recent Faculty survey, we received feedback that SMEs aren’t clear on how they can effectively contribute to the Training Team. In particular, the current “Topic Ideas” column in the Content Development project board has over 140 items, making it difficult for SMEs to identify which items fall under their areas of expertise.
 And additionally, the recently concluded Content Localization Foundations project received feedback that it is difficult for Content Translators to track translation items in 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. also.
So we thought to create two new Projects boards for more clarity.

Please leave your comment on the blog post by May 21st.

:arrow_right: Looking for volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can help us by co-hosting our upcoming meetings and coffee hour. Here you can check how you can help.

@webtechpooja also noted that,

I am out on next week May 16th to May 18th, I will be travelling at the time of our next week coffee hour. Is there anyone who would like to volunteer for next week coffee hour?

In the context of it, @meaganhanes replied,

I’ll take May 16th EMEA/ AMER and May 23 if no one else volunteers

:arrow_right: Other news

  •  If you are a Faculty Member, please comment with a casual update on this monthly update Slack thread. (Note: This Slack thread will take you away from this meeting flow)
  • Recent Releases

@bsanevans merged 6.1 and 6.2 issues to create a “Recent releases” view in the content development GitHub project board:

  • Let’s remember to speak slowly and insert pauses when publishing video content. (Raised by Gudrun in this Slack message.)

:three: Content published in the last week

:four: Open requests for review

:five: Project updates

:arrow_right: Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis

@abhanonstopnewsuk and @westnz, I would appreciate any update on this report. Thanks

:arrow_right: Developments and Customizations for Training and Learn Website

Any update @amitpatelmd you would like to share with the team? Thanks

:six: Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d liked discussed in the meeting, please go ahead; this is the time you can discuss anything.

@meaganhanes shares that she would love to have a review of our Certifications / Learning Plan ideas. And will add any make notes she finds in this thread, but if others know of them, they’re requested to add them!

@webtechpooja agreed with it and shares that ‘if you can write a proposal post on our p2 blog’.

:seven: Other ways to Contribute

Ready to start contributing? Here are a couple ways to get involved today!

:arrow_right: Co-host an upcoming Online Workshop

Learn more about Co-hosting an Online Workshop in our handbook page.

:arrow_right: Help resolve a Content Error

We have information on how to Validating and Triaging Content Error Reports.

:arrow_right: Join the Training Team Welcome Committee!

Help us welcome new members to the Training Team and foster our growing community.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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