Training Team Meeting Recap – 5th December 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.)

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Introductions and Welcome

There were 27 attendees: @piyopiyofox @jhimross, @weblink, @andenga, @gusa, @psykro, @devmuhib, @techivist, @sumitsingh, @bsanevans, @webtechpooja, @sakibsnaz, @huzaifaalmesbah, @sagarladani, @robinpal, @digitalchild, @jdy68, @benjirahmed, @webcommsat(async), @lada7042(async), @quitevisible(async), @sierratr(async), @sancastiza(async), @courtneypk(async), @west7(async), @onealtr(async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 6 new people here: @devangvachheta137, @jyolsna, @mobarak, @nashirbabu, @mateogh and @techivist


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A gentle reminder is given by @Destiny that our final meeting for the year will be held on December 19th, and it is to be noted that the resumption is scheduled for January 9th.

Looking for feedback

@gusaus introduced a project with potential overlapping interests between the Sustainability Team and our Training Team by outlining some more ideas and questions in the Sustainability Team: NextGen and other Event ideas and suggestions (Slack Canvas).

  • You can help by:
    • Reviewing #21 Extend the do_action hackathon format and provide feedback on which areas we can cross-team collaborate on.

Review and share your insights and feedback on areas where cross-team collaboration is possible.

@gusaus emphasized the value of feedback and guidance from experienced teams and community members, especially considering that the #sustainability team consists mainly of new contributors. The ideas were initially submitted to #community-team, and the response has been positive. He’s now seeking input on how to incorporate training and mentoring into the proposed initiatives.

Participate in the Canvas shared by the #sustainability team to contribute your thoughts and improvements. You can even join the training/mentoring outline by clicking the direct link.

Looking for volunteers

  • Training Team 2023 Year-End Review
  • The team highlighted a couple of additional goals to be accomplished before the end of the year:
    • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
    • Establish monthly recurring onboarding Online Workshops in different timezones for training team roles
    • Figure out a method to manage localized content translation
    • Audit Handbook

@Destiny called for volunteers to contribute to team goals, such as the Handbook audit. The focus is on identifying outdated content and suggesting updates.

@techivist expressed his commitment to thoroughly reviewing the entire onboarding document, drawing on his extensive tech background.

@bsanevans reminded that discussion on capturing feedback revealed changes in the feedback process, now directed to the #training Slack channel.

@techivist inquired about the handling of feedback data for future growth and improvement opportunities.

@Destiny shared that most feedback is either addressed immediately or documented in the team’s GitHub for future action.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Attendees: @psykro@properlypurple@sumitsingh, and @devmuhib

Dev Squad Meeting Summary

  • Discussed WIP Guidelines: The dev squad recently concluded a discussion on Work in Progress (WIP) guidelines. Detailed guidelines can be found here.
  • 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. Triage Schedule: GitHub triage sessions are scheduled for Thursdays at 07:00 UTC.
  • Meeting Participation: To join dev squad meetings, use the #meta-learn Slack channel

Other News

Open requests for review

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Project Updates

Open Discussions

  • As the year concluded, @Destiny asked everyone about their end-of-year plans. Team members share their plans; some of them are:

@bsanevans: Chilling with the new Zelda game.
@piyopiyofox: Enjoying a Christmas roast with family and playing a strategic game called Northgard.
@psykro: Unplugged Christmas dinner at a coastal timeshare.
@digitalchild: Traveling to Thailand and Malaysia, playing Cyberpunk 2077, Star Citizen, Fallout 4 and Civilisation.
@techivist: Focusing on gratitude, wellness, and family time.
@gusa: Spending time with Boston family and virtual collaborators.
@weblink: Vacationing in East Coast, Calp, Spain.
@quitevisible: Enjoying time outdoors with friends and family.
@lada7042: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, and baking.
@courtneypk: Traveling to Joshua Tree for a desert holiday.

That’s all for our agenda items. We had so much good discussion and engagement in between. Thank you for joining!

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