Training Team Meeting Recap – 1st August 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. 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.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 22 attendees: @webtechpooja, @fahimmurshed, @jdy68, @sumitsingh, @psykro, @piyopiyofox,@utsav72640,@margheweb,@nayanchamp7, @prashantbhivsane, @nahidsharifkomol, @karthickmurugan, @digitalchild, @onealtr (async), @amitpatelmd, @lada7042 (async), @vanpariyar(async), @arasae(async), @courtneypk(async), @west7(async), @sierratr (async), @quitevisible(async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 10 new people here:

@majabenke, @varunsingh, @joedolson, @laxmariappan,@sarikankkonen, @neha-sharma, @nareshparmar, @saiful-islam,  @Christopher Tsao,
@Pamela Cullen


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 on this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

It looks like we don’t have any feedback asks this week. If there is a Training Team project or task you are working on that requires feedback (outside of content creation). Please leave it in the comments.

Looking for volunteers

Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress 

We are looking for volunteers. Please read the post and comment there if you would like to get involved.

Call for Volunteers to help with 6.3 Learn WordPress updates

The post lists some ways you can help to make sure is ready for the 6.3 WordPress release. Feel free to reach out in Slack if you have questions.

Contributor Hour

A few weeks ago, the team representatives proposed that we should attempt a new event called “Contributor Hours” to prepare for the upcoming WordPress release. Thank you, @lada7042 @arasae, @courtneypk, for volunteering to help with this.

Brainstorm & Table Lead – WordCamp US 2023 Contributor Day

We are looking for a volunteer to monitor Slack and help with questions during 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. You can message @bsanevans directly to get involved.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

There was no Dev-Squad meeting last week.

Other News

Preparations for 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 Contributor Day are underway. @piyopiyofox and @Lada0704 are finalizing details with volunteers by August 4th. A post describing the team’s agenda will be published shortly after.

Monthly team updates have been published

Every month, the Training Team releases an update on the entire WordPress project, detailing the team’s accomplishments from the previous month. Additionally, they publish a Learn WordPress newsletter, which informs subscribers about the new content released during that month. You can access the latest editions through the following links:

Badges awarded in July

Last month, @sierratr and @eatpaintchic were awarded the Training Contributor badge. Thank you both for your consistent contributions to the team.

If you are keen on obtaining a Training badge, kindly refer to our handbook page:  Team Profile Badges. When applying, remember to provide links to resources (e.g., 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) that demonstrate your contributions to the team.

Open requests for review

Each content published on receives reviews before it is published. We welcome anyone to review content. See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content:


Lesson Plans

Translated Content

We’re also looking for Translation Reviewers to review these pieces of translated content:

Project Updates

Proposal: New Contributor Guide Program – headed by @courtneypk

@courtneypk: The handbook for the Guidebook was published (which will include an interest form for new contributors), and I have been identifying Faculty members to be our Guides for the initial program.

Analysis and results of the Individual Learner Survey

Creating digestible insight posts from the Analysis and results of the Individual Learner Survey@courane01, @jominney, and @quitevisible are working on it.

Open Discussion

@bsanevans shared some useful things about the Training team and its communication channel.

The Training Team has three main channels for discussions:

  1. Team blog:

The team’s public-facing platform for discussions. All decisions should be discussed and announced through blog posts to allow for broader participation. These posts are also indexed by search engines, creating a public record of the Training Team’s work throughout its history. If you haven’t already, I highly recommend subscribing to the blog. You can find the subscribe field in the right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme..

2. Slack:

This is where real-time communication and collaboration with other contributors in the team happen. You can seek help from Faculty members and experienced teammates while working on team tasks. However, important decisions should not be made in Slack. If an item requires discussion or decision-making, it should be published as a blog post so that the wider community can be involved in the process.

3. GitHub:

This platform is used to track individual tasks, such as content creation, content translation, and website management. GitHub issues are organized into six project boards. You can access these boards at the following link: For more details on how the Training Team uses GitHub, you can refer to our handbook section: “How we use GitHub.

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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