Training Team Meeting Recap – 28th 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 22 attendees @freewebmentor, @bsanevans, @gwallace, @piyopiyofox, @devmuhib, @pooja9712, @onealtr (async), @sumitsingh (async), @voboghure (async), @digitalchild (async), @iamasadpolash (async), @psykro (async), @zoonini (async), @backpocketACE (async), @sierratr (async), @manukk (async), @cnormandigital (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @eboxnet (async), @askdesign (async), and @quitevisible (async), @mebo(async)

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

@chraebs, @omar122250, @duchuanit, @yeuptatechs, @mountainshade1, @swapnilghone9, @rpf5573, and @nahidkhanseo.

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If you haven’t seen them yet, then I recommend checking out our onboarding program, and our Guide Program 


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.

 Other News

We have a few Online Workshops scheduled this week that were planning on highlighting the changes introduced in WordPress 6.5. Since it won’t be released yet, the workshops will be using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin to introduce features that should be arriving next week.

@piyopiyofox will be drafting up a handbook page that explains how the team can pull in an interim co-rep when there are instances of prolonged absence from a current 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. (1 month +). This allows for redundancy and continuation of team management when there are folks out for long periods.

Come and Contribute

Here are some areas contributors can quickly dive into and contribute to the Training Team’s goals. While we have step-by-step guides linked in the handbook below, feel free to ask questions in Slack any time, and team members would be happy to assist.

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

@bsanevans thanked @cnormandigital, @davouid, and @sareiodata for testing three potential translation plugins for Learn website. Also, thanks go to @psykro for managing the testing process. Thanks to @devmuhib who volunteered last week to draft the Contributor Learning Pathway for the team. @piyopiyofox gave props to @voboghure for publishing their first notes last week.

Project updates

@cnormandigital, @davouid, and @sareiodata tested three different plugins and @sareiodata from TranslatePress offered premium license for testing. @piyopiyofox is going to contact with Polylang team if they offer premium license too.

@devmuhib has volunteered to start drafting what this might look like, If anyone would like to assist Muhibul with creating the first draft. @freewebmentor has also volunteered to support @devmuhib.

Learning Pathways and site redesign

@bsanevans has reached out to the design team. They’ve said they should have a completed design ready for the Training Team to check by the end of this week.

We haven’t heard back from them yet, so let’s hope we hear from them in the next day or two.

Faculty Updates

@devmuhib – Engaged in validating content feedback, clearing HelpScout tickets, contributing to learning pathway content, and assisting in content translation.

@zoonini – Facilitated onboarding of a new guide, Prem Tiwari, matching them with a mentee and also pairing two individuals with another guide. Conducted an online workshop titled “Untangling Templates.

@freewebmentor – Facilitated multiple team meetings to discuss ongoing tasks and projects. Translated over nine tutorials into Hindi, expanding 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). ( Successfully acquired my first mentee as a guide.

@sumitsingh – Engaged in onboarding new contributors as guides. Reviewed meeting notes for project alignment. Approved Hindi translation strings and verified tutorial translations into Hindi. Provided assistance to team members.

@cnormandigital – Conducted testing for the Polylang 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. Worked on the Intermediate Theme Development Learning Path lesson focused on “Patterns” and prepared for the upcoming lesson on “Style Variations.”

@annezazu – Went through the current open for review courses to see what I could help give feedback on and opened an issue around tips & tricks for patterns but closed it after learning about another piece underway that I’ll review!

@jdy68 – Reviewed the tutorial “Building a home page with a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme” within the mentorship program, ensuring its quality. Proceeded with publishing the tutorial. Initiated the translation of the tutorial’s transcription into French.

@eboxnet – I am going through a few abandoned translations in Greek and trying to get them finished.

@piyopiyofox – Collaborated with @chaion07 to organize a series of online workshops aimed at training 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. Training Leads. Prepared several site posts and updates for handbook pages. Engaged in resolving an IRT case. Provided mentorship to teammates when needed.

@chaion07 – After returning from WC Asia 2024, I’m dedicated to developing a series of Online Workshops focusing on ‘How to Lead a Table at a Contributor Day’, starting with the Design Team.

@digitalchild – Working on getting our first Saigon WordPress meetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. started again. Starting to review pathways content.

Open Discussions

And finally, open discussions! Does anyone have any topics they’d like to discuss with the team today?

Do folks have any ideas for how we can make our meetings more engaging?

@devmuhib – suggested to pull traffic from Youtube. @gusa – As a participant or lurker in several channels, it seems like participation (sync and async) is down across all teams (that have regular meetings). Think implementing some of the recommended action items in this Five for the Future proposal.

@digitalchild – I think one of the reasons is that the time is too early/late for some people. I noticed there was a decline in participation since moving to the current timeslot. @manukk – Maybe we can pass on an email reminder to all members of the group in slack till the count comes up. @digitalchild – Email reminders can be quite intrusive and if people haven’t opted in for it then we can’t send them.

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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