Training Team Meeting Recap for June 27th, 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 held in the APAC time zone.

Introductions and Welcome

There were 17 attendees: @bsanevans, @sumitsingh, @fahimmurshed, @thisisyeasin, @digitalchild, @piyushmultidots, @rajkothariv, @webtechpooja, @krupalpanchal, @piyopiyofox, @sagarladani, @afrin29, @onealtr, @margheweb, @jominney, @eboxnet, @chaion07

Welcome to the team : @nayanchamp7, @lmcliment, @adrita, @thebengalboy, @hiddenpearls, @rajkothariv, @mayukojpn, @chiragrathod103, @sancastiza, @wylly


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.

Looking for Feedback

Brainstorm & Table Lead – 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. US 2023 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.

The deadline for this post has come. But if you have any comments, feel free to still do so! Team reps will be looking through submitted comments during the Team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. meeting on Thursday 29th June.

Read the post about the WCUS Contributor Day and/or leave a comment here

Switching Training Team meetings to: 1 Coffee hour for EMEA, 1 Coffee hour for APAC, 1 Global meeting each week

The team started reevaluating how weekly meetings are hosted. Currently, we alternate meetings and coffee hours between timezones each week. The new proposal is to have the same schedule of meetings every week.

This week is the last week to submit feedback – the best way to do so is via Slack. You can read the existing discussion threads here:

Slack discussion about potential global meeting

Proposal: New Contributor Guide Program

This is a new program idea for the Training Team. @courtneypk is looking for feedback by July 5th. Please leave your comments directly on the post.

Read the post about the New Contributor Guide Program and/or leave a comment here

Proposal: Let’s actively promote the Learn WordPress platform in Learn WordPress content

This is a new proposal to actively promote Learn WordPress inside Learn WordPress content. Some content creators are already doing this – which is great! This proposal is to add a new section to the team handbook, and make this something the team actively works towards. You can find more details on the post.

Read the post about promoting Learn WordPress and/or leave a comment here

Project Proposal: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress

There is now a Google Document drafting what the team’s Learning Pathways project will look like. Please leave your feedback in the document as comments by July 4th. @piyopiyofox
will then combine everyone’s feedback and publish this on the team blog.

Learning Pathways is the next big project for the Training Team to improve Learn WordPress, so we’re eager to hear your thoughts!

View or comment on the Google Doc here

Looking for Volunteers

Creating guiding documents advising on 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). (

The team is looking for volunteers who can work on a new handbook page for the team regarding accessibility. We’d like to create a checklist that can be used by content creators, editors, and meeting note-takers.

@newcomer22 started drafting ideas towards an accessibility checklist for junior WordPress developers. @jominney and @alexstine offered to assist with creating/reviewing this checklist before it is published.

If you are interested in contributing to the development of this document, please comment on the slack thread here:

Slack thread seeking volunteers for drafting an accessibility checklist

Join the dev-squad’s triage session

Every Thursday from 07:00 UTC, the Faculty Dev Squad meet in #meta-learn to triage 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. issues related to website development. Anyone is free to join the team to triage GitHub issues together. We look forward to seeing you there!

Learn Dev Squad Triage Update

Starting this week, we’re going to try and give a brief report on what the dev-squad accomplished in the previous week’s triage session. Let us know in the comments what you think of these updates!

The following PRs are looking for a reviewer. If you’re familiar with website development, we’d love for you to review these PRs and leave your comments in the GitHub issue, before they’re merged into the site code.

The following PRs are waiting on an update from the author. If you are tagged, we’d love for you to update the PRs you’ve submitted so the team can review them again for you.

Other News

User Auditing on Team blog and Learn WordPress site

Team reps will be auditing users on the team blog and Learn WordPress site every 6 months.
Access will remain for those who have shown activity within the last 6 months.

Contributor Badges for Training team

Are you eligible for a Contributor badge?

In the Training Team, contributor badges are awarded to contributors who have made a few contributions, and have applied for the badge. Please see the handbook page to learn how to request one – we’d like to give out badges to as many people as we can!

High Priority Content to Translate

We’ve published a new handbook page listing some high priority content to translate. Content listed here will be updated regularly as our needs change.

Handbook page with high priority content to translate

Faculty members ready to create content are welcome to get started straight away

Faculty members ready to create content on Learn are welcome to get started right away as vetted members of the team. In the Training Team, we vet content topics before they’re created. This is one way we ensure content is relevant, high priority, and meets the needs of the larger community.
Moving forward, faculty members ready to create content on Learn are welcome to skip the vetting process and create content right away.

Training Team badges awarded this month

This month, the Training Team badge was awarded to:

for their contributions to the team. Thank you, both!

You can read more about training team badges here

Open Request for Review

The following Courses are a priority this week, in preparation for the pilot launch of the Contributor Mentorship Program. These are courses that have already been published for a while. We’re looking to review them and make sure their content is still accurate and relevant.

Please follow this guide when reviewing content: Guidelines for reviewing content

Thank you to @quitevisible who has already volunteered to begin with reviewing ‘Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Basics’. If you are able to assist with reviewing one of the courses listed above, please comment on the thread in Slack and (if possible) open a corresponding GitHub issue for the course you are reviewing. This is a great first contribution for anyone who is looking for ways to get started with the training team, and if you need help with creating a GitHub issue you can simply request assistance in the Slack thread.

Slack thread related to reviewing contributor courses

Project updates

Contributor Guide Program

As mentioned above, @courtneypk is seeking feedback on the proposal for the new Contributor Guide Program initiative. Please leave comments on the proposal by July 5th, 2023.

Read the post about the New Contributor Guide Program and/or leave a comment here

Open Discussions

  • @sumitsingh requested help from the Learn team reps on how to obtain a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. Organiser contributor badge. As these are awarded by the Community Team, those seeking this badge are advised to contact the #community-team.

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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