Training Team Meeting Recap – 22th 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 14 attendees: @piyopiyofox, @sierratr, @west7, @lada7042, @devmuhib, @huzaifaalmesbah, @amitpatelmd, @melbos, @psykro, @margheweb, @onealtr, @cnormandigital, @quitevisible, and @bsanevans

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

@Quentin, @Zoran Stojkovic, @Agil Julio, @francisco, @Morais Junior, and @justingreerbbi

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

Looking for feedback

Discussion: Bringing accessibility-first approaches into content development — this is a new discussion started with the team, and we need member’s feedback.

I also want to tie in a conversation @Courtney shared in #meta recently which ties into accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( work as well (note that this thread will take you out of the meeting)

Looking for volunteers

WordCamp Asia 2024 Contributor Day — we are currently looking for a host on site for the online portion. If you will be attending WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia and could assist with hosting the online portion of Contributor dayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., please let us know!

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Dev-squad 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 meetings happen in #meta-learn every Thursday at 07:00 UTC — if you have developer experience or are interested in helping manage that work please tune in later today!

Feb 14 attendees: @jonathan and @devmuhib

There were no new PRs or bugs to triage this week, so the team moved into triaging Content Feedback issues.

They also updated the Dev-squad triage handbook page to include details on validating Content Feedback issues for future meetings.

Other News

Ooop, this should have been in Looking for Feedback, my apologies! This conversation is ongoing until February 25th. Please share your thoughts on how we can measure impact on Learn WordPress.

Come and Contribute

If you’re ready to jump in and start contributing to the team we have a bunch of things you can work on:

Content ready for review

 Feedback awaiting validation

 Topics awaiting vetting

 Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • There are currently 15 issues requiring developer assistance 

I do want to be clear that any training team member can assist with the above. You do not need to be a Faculty Member to contribute to this work.

 Validated feedback awaiting fix

 If you don’t know where to start or have questions about any of the above, feel free to ask in this thread or send a DM.

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!

props to @Jonathan for the huge amount of work shared re: developer learning pathway this week.

Project Updates

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?

Open Discussions

Want to bring up a tweet by Amber Hinds that we should add for future discussion. A lot of talk about accessibility.
The home page of Learn WordPress has 9 insufficient color contrast errors; 2 links with ambiguous anchor text; 2 links that open in a new tab without warning.

Thank you for bringing this to the meeting, Laura! I want to tag in @francisco and @Nick Diego — our contacts helping us with the Learn WordPress redesign for their insight into this.

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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