Training Team Meeting Recap – 8th February 2024

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 18 attendees: @piyopiyofox, @sierratr, @lada7042, @west7, @eboxnet, @bsanevans, @onealtr, @devmuhib, @amitpatelmd (async), @zunaid321 (async), @sumitsingh (async), @jdy68 (async), @huzaifaalmesbah (async), @cnormandigital (async), @backpocketace (async), @digitalchild (async), @askdesign (async), @quitevisible (async), @margheweb (async), @ironnysh (async).

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently.

@diannagunn , @shan003, @sashingo, @Paul Westerlund, @Marco

Welcome! Please post in the #training channel or reach out to a team member to help you with contributing. Resources to check out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program.


Meeting Note Takers

We’re looking for volunteers to take notes each week through the rest of February. Would anyone like to volunteer for the team? Please post in the #training channel.

Looking for feedback

Discussion: Translation Plugin on Learn – discussion is going on regarding the adoption of a translation 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 to aid contributors in their ongoing translation work until the Phase 4 Multilingual release on native WordPress.

What data do we want to know about folks using Learn WordPress?@bsanevans put together a brainstorming post for us to discuss what data would be relevant for us to surface to better serve our Learners, team, and community.

Looking for volunteers

Looking for a faculty to help run the Guide Program? — With the new Guide Program Management handbook page in hand, and we’re looking for Faculty to take on the administration of the program. Comment in this thread if you’re interested in helping.

Meeting Note Takers — we are looking for two more folks to volunteer to post notes for this month’s final two meetings.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Feb 1 attendees: @psykro@digitalchild@devmuhib@melbos 

Triaged one new bug:

Feedback – Quizzes not appearing on the front end of a lesson #2196

Reviewed other open PRs to see if they could be moved along:

Remove the github-markdown class from lesson content #304 – There was some discussion on this item, which you can read in the comments on that issue. I’d like to invite the training team to add their input on the suggested change.

If you’re interested in participating, come visit the #meta-learn Slack channel at 7:00 UTC. You’ll find the time shown in your local timezone on the Training Team’s meeting calendar.

Other News

Discussion: Training’s contribution to the 6.5 release (and beyond) — this discussion has concluded with the following action items the team will focus on this year:

  • Focus on hosting release-related Online Workshops around the time of releases.
  • Submit release-related feedback about content as new Feedback issues 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. When doing so, link to original issues where possible to keep a trail of changes that happen on a piece of content.

During February @westnz and @jonathan will be testing out learning pathway content creator office hours. This is an opportunity for anyone working on learning pathway content, or anyone interested in working on learning pathway content, to meet, discuss what content they are working on, ask questions, or find content to work on for the learning pathways.

There will be two office hour sessions:

  • Tuesday, 13 Feb @ 21:00 UTC hosted by @westnz
  • Thursday 29 Feb @ 14:00 UTC hosted by @jonathan

If you are currently working on any learning pathway lessons, or are interested in creating lessons for learning pathways, please feel free to join these sessions.

Zoom meeting URLs for these office hours will be shared in the #training Slack channel closer to the time.

Come and Contribute

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Project Updates

Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress

Contribution Acknowledgement

This is a new section we’d like to make a regular part of the meeting to acknowledge and celebrate the great work folks our doing in the team!

Badges awarded: @darshitrajyaguru97, @pooja9712, @narolainfotech, @margheweb


In this section we’ve asked fellow Training Team members if they’d like to nominate someone to share props with. I understand we have the #props channel, but keeping it in house is also pretty awesome.

I’d like to start off by giving props to @devmuhib. I’ve seen you everywhere in the team lately, unafraid to give a helping hand, respond to P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at discussions, support others, and be a friendly presence. – @piyopiyofox

@devmuhib wants to give props to @shailu25 for reviewing multiple Gujrati translations and @zunaid321 for reviewing multiple Bengali translations.

@psykro also sends his props to @digitalchild for successfully hosting dev squad for the first time last week, helping to draft the dev squad guidelines, and always being an enthusiastic dev-squad contributor. He also wants to acknowledge @cnormandigital and @ironnysh for their contributions to the learning pathways so far, and for the work they have committed to doing. 

I’d like to recognize @digitalchild for consistently working on form submissions that come into the team’s email account. Thank you! – @bsanevans

Faculty Updates

The Faculty Survey Results – Q1 2024 were released and a lot of these updates are largely in response to the feedback shared. Thank you to @faculty for sharing your candid feedback on how we can improve this program.

  • 1:1 chats with team reps — @bsanevans@piyopiyofox and @lada7042 are open at any time for 1:1 chats with Faculty Members. Please feel free to reach out to us if you’d like some time to discuss what’s on your mind.
  • Faculty Program Online Workshop — @piyopiyofox will be hosting two Make WordPress Training Team Faculty Program Information Sessions at the end of this month on February 21st at 00:00 UTC and 08:00 UTC

Open Discussions

@lada7042 connected with GatherPress channel and will help coordinate the training team testing the plugin.

@piyopiyofox had a question which could be resolved by GatherPress – do we need a shared team calendar (Like a publicly visible Google Calendar)? We have a lot of onboarding sessions coming up for the team — like the ones with @bsanevans@west7@psykro and myself, and I wonder if it would be easier for teammates to join these if they could see what’s going on all at one place?

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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