Training Team Meeting Recap – 12th September 2023

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Introductions and Welcome

There were 32 attendees: @Destiny, @Jamie Madden, @Nazrul Islam Nayan, @Ronak Vanpariya (vanpariyar), @Sumit Singh, @Muhibul Haque, @Jhimross, @Benjir Ahmed, @Wai Hong, @Piyush Asthana, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @yogesh, @nahidsharifkomol, @Josep Morán, @oneal, @Ben Evans, @Vishitshah, @Jo Minney, @huzaifaalmesbah,@Yuli, @Jonathan, @Amit Patel, @Karthick, @Sancastiza, @Vagelis(async), @sierratr(async), @Asad(async), @Melita Poropat(async), @Courtney P.K(async), @westnz(async), @Laura A(async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 8 new people here:

@Chris, @Mike Straw, @Lisa Maria, @Wai Hong, @Bikram Bohara, @Rahul Pranami, @Srishty Lamichhane, @Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada, @baliramchaudhary, @Bikram Twayana, @Thulo K Bhomjan, @Javier Casares, @Sudeep Shrestha, @Fabian Rohlik(async), @Chirag Radadiya, @Karan S

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Looking for feedback

Looking for feedback: Learning pathway outlines

  • Jo Minney said: @abhanonstopnewsuk icymi the most recent comment from Destiny here is probably most relevant (this was following the meeting earlier today with Sensei, MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress., Design, and Learn to discuss the proposed information architecture
  • This is outlining content we need to create and organize for Designers, Developers, and End-users who want to work through a Beginner -> Expert Learning Pathway.
  • The Training Team Accessibility Checklist has been published.
  • Abhanonstopnewsuk said: Can we add to avoid link text descriptors like ‘here’ please as these do not have any meaning and can be confusing for screen readers. This is @Jo Minney and for all the effort on this guide.

Looking for volunteers

  • We’re looking for volunteers to author the October edition of the Learn WordPress newsletter. (See the Learn WordPress Newsletter – September 2023 to see how its structured)
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk is looking for two volunteers to work alongside her to present an interactive presentation about Learn WordPress for Portsmouth WordPress 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. (UK) on 27 September 2023 (revised date) at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). Does anyone have the bandwidth to assist?

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

At the end of the session, all bugs awaiting triage were triaged, a first since the dev-squad inception! :tada::clap::skin-tone-4:

Other News

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Lesson Plans

Translated Content

Project Updates

  • Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress
    A meeting was held today to discuss final plans for the Learn website’s new information architecture (see notes here). The plan will be shared with the wider Training Team for feedback and review in a week.
  • Next steps for GitHub updates
    • Recent update published on the project post.
    • The team will be publishing a proposal for reducing the number of GitHub issue templates by September 22nd.
    • @Jo Minney  is currently exporting the list of GitHub labels for the team to then sort through and document together.

Faculty Updates

Jamie Madden wrote:

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
    Working on triage team and reviewing tutorials when I can.
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
    We cleared the triage queue last week.
  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?
    not atm 

abhanonstopnewsuk wrote:

Waiting for an orientation date. In the meantime, continued collaborating on normal cycle of items , looking at cross collaboration with the release docs and dev blog.

Made suggestions for follow up to the individual learning survey analysis.

Been going through learning pathways


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Looking forward to the orientation when people have some time :grinning:.

Cleared a couple of issues, mainly editorial or broken links as I have time.

Blockers:  time constraints – if you can make the days 28 hrs for a few days, that would probably help.

No help needed, just very busy the rest of this month

sierratr wrote:

Cleared a couple of issues, mainly editorial or broken links as I have time.

Blockers:  time constraints – if you can make the days 28 hrs for a few days, that would probably help.

No help needed, just very busy the rest of this month

Open Discussion

We have had a few open discussion requests come in today, so let’s focus on those for the rest of the meeting,

  • @Jonathan asks regarding course cohorts, how do we indicate that folks have completed the cohort?
    Jonathan wrote: Badges is one idea, the only downside I can think of is that we’d have to create a separate badge for each cohort. One other way I was thinking we could manage this was to add a new “Learn” item under the Activities at the bottom of a users profile
    Laura A wrote: @Jonathan great idea to add completed cohort area. It seems like the simplest way to implement.
  • When can an interested contributor take over developing a piece of content which had originally been assigned to another contributor, but no progress has been made for some time?

Ben pointed to the content localization handbook currently mentions:

  • If a GitHub issue has been stale for 2 weeks, 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.” the person assigned to see how they’re going
  • If no response is received after a further 2 weeks, then the issue should be triaged and either closed, reassigned, or opened for others to take on

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