Training Team Meeting Recap – 14th November 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 newly joining us, 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:

Introductions and Welcome

There were 18 attendees: @piyopiyofox, @jhimross, @digitalchild, @faisalahammad, @psykro, @bsanevans, @sakibsnaz, @yuli-yang, @sancastiza, @sumitsingh, @lada7042(async), @quitevisible(async), @devmuhib(async), @weblink(async), @west7(async), @courtneypk(async), @benjirahmed(async), @huzaifaalmesbah(async), @sierratr(async)

We’ve had one new person join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced: @faisalahammad

@piyopiyofox asked: What is your interest in Learn WordPress and the Training Team? Also, what do you enjoy outside of WordPress? @faisalahammad is a content creator and he thinks he can be a part of WordPress community to share my knowledge with other learners. @bsanevans encouraged him to contribute in the Training Team where he can make the content listed in our Learning Pathways content outline.

If you’re not sure how to get started with us yet, I recommend checking out our onboarding link above or our newly introduced Guide Program.

The Guide Program will connect newcomers such as yourselves with seasoned contributors who provide guidance, answer questions, and help you navigate the contribution process with confidence.


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.

  • November 14th – @devmuhib
  • November 21st – @sumitsingh
  • November 28th – need volunteer
  • December 5th – need volunteer

Looking for feedback

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. nomination closed on November 14th. Current team reps will next contact nominees and work on creating a poll for voting on our newest Team Reps.

Looking for volunteers

  • Looking for Learning Pathway Content Creators.

Training team needs help creating lessons for the Designer, User, and Developer pathways, which have been defined in this document. Please comment on this thread or reach out to @west7 if you’re able to assist.

The goal is to complete these three pathways by July 2024.

Other News

The course cohort instructor, @psykro, is specifically looking for feedback to the questions noted in this post!

@psykro received props from @piyopiyofox for creating the program and for the first cohort to completion? But he thanked all the cohort applicants for taking part, as well as his “teaching assistant” @bsanevans for his help and insights during the cohort.

  • 6.4 is out and was the first release where we had the Training Team as part of the release squad.

@piyopiyofox requested feedback from @courane01, @courtneypk on how the process went for them and what they’d like to see happen for future releases? @courtneypk – thinks It would be good for us to write something up to share for future releases.

Open requests for review

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

Can we do an AI review?

Translation and reviews can be run through some sort of AI system like ChatGPT. We can ask reviewers to perform. Additionally, we can also ask it to give content update recommendations for the content creator.

@digitalchild wants to experiment with how to make this easier and everyone appreciated that.

Localized content not getting reviewed in a timely manner– an AI review ahead of a native speaker review could be a good first step toward making progress.

Project Updates

Open Discussions

The idea is to create a page in the handbook that lists opensource, or free, video editing tools content creators can use when making content for Learn. We could also create Tutorials, or host Online Workshops, showcasing how to use those tools.

@digitalchild will make a form to send out to all creators. He’ll collect a spreadsheet of all the tools, to then categories and publish.

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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