Training Team Meeting Recap – 15th 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 15 attendees: @lada7042@piyopiyofox@huzaifaalmesbah, @bsanevans, @quitevisible (async), @devmuhib (async), @pooja9712, @margheweb (async), @ironnysh (async), @cnormandigital (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @psykro (async), @sierratr (async), @backpocketace (async), @west7 (async).

We’ve had some new people join the channel recently: @nithins53 , @jdrago@sibokul@ryoraspp

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

  • February 15 – @saqib59
  • February 22 – need volunteer
  • February 29 –@narolainfotech
  • March 7 – need volunteer

Looking for feedback

  • Discussion: Translation Plugin on Learn — we have just kicked off a discussion on what 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 we could use on the Learn WordPress website to facilitate the translation work contributors have been doing in the interim to the Phase 4 Multilingual release on native WordPress. If you have some recommendations, please join the conversation!
  • Brainstorm: What trends about Learn WordPress learners do we want to observe? What kinds of data would be beneficial to the team? This discussion will close on February 21st also.

Looking for volunteers

Looking for @faculty to help run the Guide Program? — With the new Guide Program Management handbook page in hand, we’re looking for Faculty to take on the administration of the program. Comment in the 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

Due to me not getting the agenda published earlier the dev-squad updates will be added in the thread :thread:at a later date.

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.
  • Update on GatherPress- @LauraA has joined the GatherPress Slack group to help facilitate testing during the pilot program when ready. No set date at this time. If you would like to follow GatherPress page.

During February @west7 and @psykro 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 office hour sessions:
Thursday 29 Feb @ 14:00 UTC hosted by @psykro.

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: @kawsaralameven

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.

  • @bsanevans will be hosting two onboarding workshops on February 15th and February 16th titled Starting your contributor journey with the WordPress Training Team
  • 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

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.