Training Team Meeting Recap – 17th October 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.)

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via

We have a few ways for you to get involved through our onboarding handbook page:

Introductions and Welcome

There were 20 attendees: @nayanchamp7, @bsanevans, @huzaifaalmesbah, @sumitsingh, @kafleg, @pekkakortelainen, @devmuhib, @webtechpooja, @psykro, @sancastiza, @amitpatelmd (async), @mebo (async), @onealtr (async), @quitevisible (async), @sierratr (async), @west7 (async), @courtneypk (async), @benjirahmed (async), @yuli-yang (async), @lada7042 (async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 10 new people here: @miromiet, @t-p, @sakibsnaz, @hend7706, @gas1123, @dylanmhowell, @eduncanblg, @amanocs, @ahmedamir, @azharderaiya


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

We need feedback on what labels and templates in 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. bring the most value and are still relevant to our needs.

Looking for volunteers

  • We have priority issues that need updating open in GitHub that are labeled 6.4
  • With just a few more weeks until WordPress 6.4 is released, we have a few tasks we need your help with:
    • Looking for a Contributor Hour host to help assign and answer questions about these issues.
    • Please note that the most helpful way to validate these issues is to note what specifically needs to change in the current content.
    • Some discussion on Thread

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Thanks for facilitating these each week, @psykro. Here’s an update from last week’s session.

A quiet triage session this week, with 4 PRs and 1 new bug triaged.



Other News

Badges Rewarded  – Congrats Rashi Gupta! Thank you for your contributions to the team, Rashi 

  • Updates have been made to the following handbook pages

Thank you to those who contributed to updating these handbook pages:

That first page above about 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. role and the nomination process is super handy, as the team will soon be selecting new team reps for 2024. There will be a nomination period and a voting period, after which next year’s team reps will be announced in the first week of December.

This year’s team reps will be publishing a blog post with details about this soon on you aren’t following that team blog yet, then I highly recommend you do so you don’t miss out on what the team is up to. You’ll find a subscribe box 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. of the blog.

The Faculty program is an important part that helps the Training Team achieve its goals. We’re looking for input from both Faculty and non-Faculty team members to help define what an Engaged Faculty member would look like.

Let’s move on.

Thank you to both guides and participants of this first cohort! 

  • Hacktoberfest is happening!

Come read this new post detailing how to get involved in this program with your contributions to the Training Team.

  • Team Rep absences

The three Training Team Reps will all be traveling around the end of October and may be slow to respond to pings. Feel free to 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.” any of the team’s Faculty Members if you need immediate assistance while we’re away.

  • @piyopiyofox away Oct 21 – Nov 5 (business trip)
  • @bsanevans away Oct 21 – Nov 1 (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. Tokyo, business trip)
  • @webtechpooja away Oct 28 – Oct 29 (WordCamp Mumbai)

Open requests for review

See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.


Project Updates

The first three Learning Pathway outlines have been published, and the content the team already has that can be used for these pathways has been audited. Keep an eye out in future team meetings for what steps will happen next.

In case you’ve missed it, this is what this project is aiming to achieve by July 2024:

  • Develop a website redesign for Learn WordPress that delivers a clear, user-friendly pathway for learners of different levels, roles, and use cases.
  • Enhance the discoverability and searchability of relevant Learn WordPress content through the integration of new search filters and content organization strategies.
  • Establish a skill-level classification framework for Learn WordPress content that enables clear content filtering and search results based on learner needs.

Open Discussions

In this open discussion thread, @bsanevans initiates a brainstorming session to find ways to engage the 2,400+ members in a Slack channel more actively. Several suggestions are put forward:

@digitalchild proposes randomly tagging members to get their attention.
@psykro suggests the idea of “vetting sprints,” similar to dev squad triage sessions, to clear backlogs by inviting active members to participate.
@quitevisible emphasizes the effectiveness of specific requests, like polls, surveys, and task assignments. Public recognition for those who complete tasks is also encouraged.
@courtneypk supports the concept of working sprints for specific tasks and mentions that Contributor Hours could be beneficial.
@digitalchild adds to the idea of working sprints and suggests translation sessions once a month to work on translations.
@amitpatelmd recommends conducting surveys to provide an anonymous platform for members to express themselves and measure engagement. He suggests quarterly surveys.
@bsanevans appreciates the ideas and encourages further contributions to the discussion.

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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