Training Team Meeting Recap – 04th April 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 @piyopiyofox, @sumitsingh, @west7, @flixos90, @lada7042, @pooja9712, @digitalchild(async) , @devmuhib(async), @voboghure(async), @psykro(async), @onealtr(async), @ironnysh(async), @zoonini(async), @backpocketace(async), @bsanevans(async)

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

@cryptrz, @Ibrahim, @Vishal Valand, @Jagir Bahesh, @Arun Sharma, @Zeel Thakkar, @DevSahadat, @flixos90, @Galib Hayder

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


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Looking for feedback

  • Is anyone going to speak about Learn WordPress or the Training Team this month? Or applying to speak?

Please also feel free to let us know later– we’d love to support you in Speaking at a WordCamp or Meetup About the Training Team and Learn WordPress :blush:

  • 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 2024 Contributor check-in

I can’t believe that WordCamp Asia was already a month ago! I wanted to check in on our new 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. folks– how are you all doing? Is there anything you’ve been contributing to lately, or do you have any questions about how to keep contributing to the team? :thread:

@kuanbro@Sara@kurudrive@h2ham @gmtan@Egle Lak @pauloeaquino@paulluxford @Hajime megane Ogushi@manukk@Alfred Kang

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

The Training Team developer squad meets every other Thursday at 07:00 in #meta-learn. You can learn more about the dev squad and what it does in this handbook page.

@Jamie Madden shared the following notes from last week’s meeting:

  • 1 PR draft and no new PRs.
  • New Issues
  • 1 content issue was mislabelled as awaiting triage and added by 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. bot to the Learn WP Website Development Project board
  • 1 new issue related to Gujarati Local Content Linked to Docs File instead of the Gujarati localized site.
  • 1 Style updates for sensei to fix radio buttons and a PR was created ready for review for next session.
  • Testing of wp-now PR has started

@Muhibul Haque has accepted to host dev squad triage on the 11th of April.

 Other News

  • The Learn WordPress Newsletter – April 2024 is now published — check out all the new content we published last month!
  • Our March team update is now available for review in the Training Team Update – March 2024 post — this gives a rundown of our team goal progress, projects, and overall team health.
  • A new handbook section on the interim co-rep process is being created and should be available later today
  • Your Team reps @Ben Evans and @Destiny will be away on a business trip next week and will have limited availability. @Laura A will be holding down the fort for the team.

Come and Contribute

We’re trying something different with this section this week. We will only highlight the areas of contribution that are of the highest priority, and thread the others to ensure focus.

 This week we’d love the team to focus on Content ready for review

See Guidelines for reviewing content when reviewing content.

We have 19 issues ready for review cc/ @faculty-editors

Find the rest of the ways you can contribute in this :thread:

 Feedback awaiting validation

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 1 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • We have 15 issues that need a look

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

  • Badges: We awarded a Training Contributor badge to @harishanker! Congratulations and thank you for your hard work!

Project updates

  • Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress
  • Translation plugin for Learn
    • @Jonathan shared the following update:
      • The team would like to prioritize using GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples.-compliant plugins, so at the moment we’ve highlighted Polylang and TranslatePress as two possible options
      • TranslatePress seems to be the better option between the two.
      • Ben raised this question with members of the 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. team who are working on the Learn redesign, who indicated we would need to first have a more public community conversation around it, as it would mean installing the 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 on the .org infrastructure.
      • Our next steps will be to hold that public discussion with Meta.

I want to say again that any team member can get involved and contribute to our projects and goals. If any of them interest you, please don’t hesitate to lend your expertise and thoughts. 

Open Discussions

@flixos90 has come to the team with a topic for open discussion  which I’ll summarize below:pray::skin-tone-4:

Members of the WordPress Performance Team have been working on an introduction to gathering WordPress performance data in the field. This is provided in this Colab, as the Colab format is a great fit for this kind of content, since it allows providing BigQuery queries that can be run directly inside of it, and the results can be presented alongside the queries. Colab covers both potential coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. use-cases as well as plugin or theme use-cases.

Felix drafted a Make Core post draft (public preview)  to share this Colab more broadly with the core developer audience.

Felix is wondering whether it could be included or embedded in another area more dedicated to this kind of resource, such as

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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