Training Team Meeting Recap – 12th 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.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 22 attendees: @bsanevans@digitalchild ,@benjirahmed, @psykro, @webtechpooja, @ethicaladitya, @vanpariyar, @sakibsnaz, @robinpal, @askaryabbas, @sumitsingh, @amitpatelmd, @quitevisible, @dhirajsuthar,  @andenga, @jdy68, @sierratr(async), @courtneypk(async), @west7(async), @lada7042(async),@devmuhib(async), @gusa(async),

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently. @iRonnysh, @Aashish @NF Tushar @Arslan — welcome! :tada:


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.

Two weeks with no meetings.

  • January 9 – need volunteer
  • January 16 – need volunteer
  • January 23 – @NF Tushar

Looking for volunteers

Training Team 2023 Year-End Review — we have a couple more goals that we are hoping to bring to the finish line 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

Regarding the Handbook Audit, we’re looking for a full review of the handbook, noting what information is out of date, what information is missing, etc.

If you have feedback, please submit the feedback to the team using the Feedback 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 template:

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Thank you to our those who attended last week :raised_hands::skin-tone-3: @Jonathan @Muhibul Haque @kafleg @Ben Evans @Jamie Madden @Sumit Singh

The team triaged 1 pull request, and 5 bugs.

Here are some other notes:

The dev-squad triage session will happen again this Thursday from 7:00 UTC. You can check the time in your own time zone from the team’s meeting calendar:

Other News

We are happy to welcome @Laura A as a new 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. in 2024 :clap::skin-tone-3: Laura will co-represent the Training Team to the larger WordPress project, alongside @Destiny and myself (@Ben Evans).

If you’re interested in what the Training Team rep does and how they’re selected, come check out this handbook page: Team Rep (Representative)

 Due to the end of year holidays, the December Monthly Update and January Learn Newsletters will be posted a week later than usual, on January 8th, 2024

Open requests for review

The team has 10 pieces of content open for review right now.

  • 1 Lesson Plan
  • 2 Tutorials
  • 7 Learning Pathways Lessons

You can find a list of these from this link:

Anyone can review content for the Training Team. Just follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content 

@Jonathan – I’d like to remind folks that when reviewing the Learning Pathways Lessons, we’re still in the process of finalizing the new Content Creation Guidelines for Learning Pathways Lessons, and once that’s done, we’ll need to also update the Guidelines for reviewing content. So until we do that, please use the same process for reviewing Tutorials to review Learning Pathways Lessons.

 I encourage anyone interested in contributing to the Training Team to check out the handbook page about getting a team badge: Team Profile Badges

These can be a great goal to aim for when starting to contribute to a team

I just wanted to remind folks about the Request for feedback: Lesson Handbook pages post, which is open for feedback until 19 December. I want to try and finalize those pages before the end of the year, so we start the year with clear guidelines for creating, reviewing, and publishing Learning Pathway Lessons.

Project Updates

We didn’t have any project updates in the agenda. Is there anyone joining the meeting async who would like to provide the team with an update on anything? (Feel free to start a thread here )

Open Discussions

Jamie Madden – The Helpscout queue is down to just 2 open tickets for tutorial applicants.

To give folks a bit more context:

  • Help Scout is the email inbox service the Training Team uses to receive and respond to form submissions. Faculty Administrators have access, and they process these emails for the team.
  • We had a bit of a backlog these last few weeks… Around 40 emails at one point, I believe? @Jamie Madden has been working through them for us.

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.