Training Team Meeting Recap – 14th March 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, @west7, @lada7042, @bsanevans, @pooja9712, @digitalchild (async), @devmuhib (async), @voboghure (async), @quitevisible (async), @freewebmentor (async), @jhimross (async), @yuli-yang (async), @onealtr (async), @ironnysh (async), @cnormandigital (async), @eirichmond (async), @sierratr (async), @melbos (async)

Welcome all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week:

@ervanyuffrizal, @viktorijavin, @erichmond, @sulmanpucit, @neerajjangid5, @mughees007, @davouid, @jarvislin, @praveen1408, @peijing5950, @soniabajpai123, @ma8521999, @zoeygao, @paulluxford, @stephenbriantzion, @kurudrive, @gmtan, @alfredkang, @kuanbro

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Looking for feedback

Discussion: possible collaboration to transform learning pathways to Skill Trees — Please leave your thoughts in the comments on this post by by Friday 22 March, 2024.

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to outline a new Learning Pathway for contributors to the WordPress project.

So far, the team has curriculum outlined for User, Developer, and Designer learning pathways. We’d also like to create a pathway for Contributors. This will involve outlining a curriculum like Learning Pathway: Intermediate User #2002, identifying what resources already exist on Learn and what new resources need to be created.

The team is currently gathering a list of requirements for Testing translation plugins for #2231 and we invite folks to share their input directly on the 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.

@piyopiyofox has also invited @faculty-translation-coordinators to leave their feedback about the requirements that have already been submitted.

@west7 wanted to reach out to @faculty-admin to help out vetting a backlog of applications we have received to create a tutorial or run an Online Workshop.

Other news

Thinking to speak about the Training Team or Learn WordPress at a 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.? We are happy to mentor you!

We have seen an increase of speakers at flagship and local WordCamps talking about Learn and/or the Training Team, and we’d love to support contributors who’d like to speak about these topics at WordCamps!

A post will be going out later this week to help us plan speaking at WordCamps for the rest of the year. The aim of this is to share resources, topics, and provide mentorship towards those hoping to speak about Learn WordPress and/or the Training Team.

@west7 and @psykro will be hosting two more content creator office hours in March. The first session is scheduled for today at 14:00 UTC (meeting link), and the second will be scheduled during the week of the 25th of March and the second meeting will be held on 25 March 21:00 UTC: Meeting link.

Come and Contribute

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

Validated feedback awaiting fix

It looks like we haven’t seen much of an improvement from last week– perhaps we need to host a contributor hour to tackle this backlog?

If you’d like to host a contributor hour, please let me @lada7042 or @bsanevans know. We’d be happy to support you.

Contribution Acknowledgement

  • Props: Would anyone like to celebrate the contributions of team members? 

I’ve got a few shoutouts of my own:

Project updates

Learning Pathways

@piyopiyofox has asked to @bsanevans do you have any updates to share regarding the thumbnails or timeline to completion on the site redesign iteration?

@bsanevans replied: The design team is in the final stages of preparing assets for public review. There is a conversation happening regarding whether consistent thumbnails are needed for all YouTube content, or just Learn things for now. Once that wraps up, we should have concrete next-steps for the team.

Open Discussions

  • Learn WordPress Content Deprecation plan

I’ll be writing up a post for us to have a more long form discussion here, but I wanted to get some thoughts from the team on how we should manage content deprecation with the new site relaunch.

As a reminder, we are moving away from tutorials and lesson plans in favor of courses and lessons (all lessons contain a video component and transcript). Considerations for deprecation management include evaluating custom user roles, metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. fields, post types, documenting remaining custom elements, and ensuring publication dates are visible on content.

We can continue this conversation asynchronously– I look forward to everyone’s input.

  • WordCamp Asia 2024 Highlights 

Please share your highlights from WordCamp Asia with the team! Surely, many of us are just barely recovering from the event and we will probably see more activity from team members from next week. Our table leads @digitalchild and @west7 should also have a contributor day recap post out for us soon.

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