Training Team Meeting Recap – 5th September 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.)

This meeting was start at 07:00 UTC.

Introductions and Welcome

There were 24 attendees:  @bsanevans,  @sumitsingh,  @webtechpooja,  @dhanendran,  @kafleg,  @margheweb,  @afrin29@pekkakortelainen,  @psykro,  @piyopiyofox,  @jhimross,  @jominney,  @digitalchild,  @shaggykat27,  @onealtr,  @thisisyeasin,  @iamasadpolash,  @benjirahmed,  @weblink,  @lada7042@eboxnet,  @sierratr,  @west7, @amitpatelmd

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently… Welcome :partying_face: !!. What is your interest in Learn/Training and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress:@miguelaxcar @jeffikus  @jffng  @binsaifullah  @tonmoy2u  @mattheweseitz

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Looking for feedback

We’re looking for feedback about the learning pathways, by September 12th. Please follow the directions in the post to help the team launch some great learning pathways on :raised_hands::skin-tone-3:

Looking for volunteers

  • We’re looking for volunteers to co-author the October edition of the Learn WordPress newsletter 

Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” a 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. if you’re interested in getting involved. You can see the most recent edition of this newsletter here: Learn WordPress Newsletter – September 2023 (published last week!)

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Thank you to everyone who joined last week’s dev-squad triage session :hero: Here is what the team achieved last week:

Other News

Team reps started a post where people who attended the recent Community Summit can share their learnings and observations from other team members to see :wordpress:. You can also find the official notes from each session at

In particular, we had a table of contributors who focused on creating Tutorials. Thank you to @Erik Palmquist @davekellam, @Gudrun, @Maya, and @margheweb who attended this session!

Aurooba has joined the Faculty Program as a Content Creator and Subject Matter Expert!

If you would like to receive the Training Contributor badge, too, then come check out our handbook page Team Profile Badges to see how you can get it :book:

Open requests for review

The following pieces of content are completed and just waiting for some reviews before they are published. Any contributor is welcome to review content! The team’s Guidelines for reviewing content will walk you through the process :blue_book:

Project Updates

:arrow_right: Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress – @westnz

This project is currently looking for feedback. Please review the learning pathways outlines and submit your feedback by September 12th.

:arrow_right: Introducing the Training Team Guide Program! – @Courtney P.K.

We have introduced 11 new contributors to our roster of 5 Guides! They are expected to complete the program within the month of September. We’re excited to kick off this initial cohort of new contributors and look forward to their first contributions to the team :sparkles:

:arrow_right:Next steps for GitHub updates – @Ben Evans

@Pooja Derashri @Jo Minney and Ben will be meeting tomorrow to brainstorm what updates would make the team’s 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. repository more user-friendly to all team contributors! Look forward to announcements about what changes we propose coming soon :technologist::skin-tone-3:

:arrow_right: Information architecture on – @Jo Minney

As we launch learning pathways on, there is a need to revisit the information architecture of the site. Jo has volunteered to lead the efforts around figuring out what has to happen next. :desktop_computer:

:arrow_right:Training Team joining Hacktoberfest – @Jonathan

In recent years, @Courtney has led the team around contributing to Hacktoberfest :thank-you: This year, @Jonathan has started the discussion and is welcoming anyone interested to join the conversation in this GitHub issue.

Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d like discussed in the meeting, please leave them as a comment on this issue.

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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