Training Team Meeting Recap – 19th September 2023

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Introductions and Welcome

There were 20 attendees: @webtechpooja, @kafleg, @nayanchamp7, @utsav72640, @jominney, @sumitsingh, @sierratr (async), @courtneypk (async), @yuli-yang, @ethicaladitya, @psykro, @bsanevans, @nayanchamp7, @digitalchild, @benjir, @piyopiyofox, @jominney, @jdy68, @onealtr, @arasae(async), @west7(async), @iqbalpb.

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 7 new people here:

@aneirfan @Mohammad Elias Hossain @lensacc @bianquijulian @Josué Augusto Estrada López @patriciabt @Sandee

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September 19 – @sancastiza

September 26 – @benjirahmed

October 3   – @sancastiza

October 10 – @sumitsingh

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Looking for feedback

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)
  • Abha is looking for volunteers to help present Learn WordPress for a Portsmouth 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. in November.

-​​ The actual presentation and Q&A is going to be hosted at 18:00 UTC / 19:00 BST on November 22, 2023. But Abha is looking for people to help prepare for this event beforehand, and also turn it into a resource anyone else can take and use at their local meetups.

– Abha is looking for volunteers to help:

  • Prepare a presentation beforehand
  • Contribute to the presentation and Q&A on the day
  • Edit the recording afterwards and updating documentation.

– If you’re interested, please let @abhanonstopnewsuk know directly.

Almost exactly a year ago, @bsanevans published this post: Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter Today! And the call for help is still relevant today. If you haven’t read that post before, please take a look :libro:

Also, he ran an Online Workshop just last week about how anyone can apply to become a facilitator or co-host. Come checkout the recording here:

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

@Jonathan got stuck into something else and completely missed running the dev-squad triage last week. However, there were only 2 open untriaged bugs, so he quickly triaged them later in that day

Fixed and closed Bug report – Broken Link in Handbook #1861

Triaged Feature request – add link to feedback page on every content #1860

Other News

Open requests for review

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We’re also looking for translation reviewers who speak Indonesian, Khmer, or Bengali: 

Thank @piyopiyofox for your wonderful suggestion that we can seek help from the community for translation.

Project Updates

@piyopiyofox said : @adamwood conducted a 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. fields audit, and the project team is currently reviewing the data. @jominney and she are finalizing initial work on an information architecture proposal, which they plan to present to the team this week. They are slightly behind schedule for the Planning phase, but they have gained valuable insights into the Learn sitemap and indexing that will benefit the team. 

@jominney audited our current site structure/sitemap and identified areas for improvement. We want to ensure we capture all our findings.

And also thank you @west7 for sharing the project’s planned schedule.

  • Incorporate feedback – 27 September
  • Publish learning pathways – 3 October
  • Content audit + what do we have in place – 17 October
  • Estimations: how long will it take to create these pathways? – 20 October

Next steps for GitHub updates

  • We’re facing a slight delay in the project schedule for the upcoming to-do items. Currently, we’re working on the following:

1. We’ve brainstormed ways to decrease the number of 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. issue templates, aiming to reduce the 9 templates to 5. A formal proposal will be presented to the team by September 22nd.

2. @jominney will export the current list of GitHub labels into a spreadsheet, which will be shared with the team for input. Our objective is to gain a clear understanding of the current usage of each label and, ultimately, reduce the number of labels while creating documentation on their appropriate usage.

Open Discussions

@Jonathan brought up these two topics.

An additional agenda item, Sensei Pro, which we have a license key for and use on Learn WordPress, has had a few updates since we last updated it on Learn, so it might be a good time to create a new PR to merge the latest updates.

Additionally, it might be a good idea to somehow set a quarterly reminder to check on the Sensei Pro version and wrangle a Learn WordPress update.

And he said : “I’m ready to submit the PR for merging. I want to talk about two things:

  1. How can we set a quarterly reminder for the team to check on this?
  2. How should we handle this if I’m not available for updates?

I think it might be suitable for @faculty-admin to take ownership of this, but I’m not certain.

I just want to initiate a discussion. We could also consider assigning it to @faculty-dev-squad, but that would broaden the dev-squad’s scope.”

@jominney she mentioned that @piyopiyofox, @adamwood, and she had been discussing Sensei usage as part of the pathways project with @burtrw . She wondered if he could provide additional guidance on this matter and emphasized the importance of keeping it up to date with the latest version, especially given the significant changes they planned to implement that relied on it heavily.

@piyopiyofox also asked: ¨Is there a friction point for auto-updating Sensei?¨ and @Jonathan replied: ¨So far we’ve not had any issues, but no developer I know is going to auto-update a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party without doing some testing first. Additionally, because it’s the Pro extension, we don’t have the option, as far as I know, of auto-updating it; it needs to be a PR. Unless we build some auto-updating mechanism for the Pro plugin.¨

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