Training Team Meeting Recap – 25th 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 23 attendees @voboghure (async), @lada7042, @devmuhib @jagirbahesh, @pooja9712, @sierratr (async), @sumitsingh, @zeelthakkar, @amitpatelmd (async), @backpocketace, @bsanevans, @piyopiyofox, @digitalchild, @jhimross, @jdy68, @ironnysh (async), @sancastiza, @quitevisible (async), @zoonini, @cnormandigital (async), @west7 (async), @psykro (async).

Welcome, all the new contributors who joined the Training Team’s Slack channel in the last week: @nikitasolanki1812, @kevinflorenzdaus, @ideepakmathur

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Looking for feedback

  • We are seeing inconsistency in the content review process, which makes it difficult to substantiate meaningful contributions. Any suggestions on how to make Guidelines for reviewing content easier?
  •  Some suggestions we’ve had so far include:
  • Ask content creators to link to the review checklist
  • Ask editors to use the review checklist

@piyopiyofox suggested: We could also try linking the review checklist to the content development checklist that’s already in the issue. 

 @bsanevans proposed automating the checklist. When a content creator marks an issue as //ready  with a comment, a bot would automatically add a comment with the review checklist link and instructions for reviewers.

@lada7042 suggested hosting a dedicated “review working hour” where people could collaborate on reviews for a set time. This could help people understand the process better and complete reviews more efficiently.

@zoonini enthusiastically endorsed Laura’s idea and even suggested hosting two sessions at different times depending on the outcome of the first one.

  • What thoughts do folks have about bridging the community team’s mentorship program with the Training Team’s guide program to funnel more people who may not know about Training directly into the team?

 @bsanevans asked @piyopiyofox and @lada7042 for clarification on the term “bridging” in the context of the conversation. 

​​@piyopiyofox reported the team’s interest in improving the pipeline from the general mentorship program to the Training Team. They suggested involving Training Guides in the broader program and potentially allowing participants to conclude their mentorship by contributing to the Training Team.

  • Just to add some context, the project-wide mentorship program is planning to launch its next group of participants (cohort) in November, around the time of the WordPress 6.7 release. Traditionally, they announce a call for mentees (people seeking mentorship) a couple of months before the program starts. This suggests an opportunity for us to be on the lookout for that announcement and see how the Training Team could potentially get involved at that time.

 @bsanevans added : Considering Kathryn’s comment over in the initial thread about our active guides being busy and Jenny’s interest in the next mentorship cohort announcement, perhaps we should pause this conversation for now. With the next cohort starting in 6 months, there’s time. @harishanker  is already aware of Training’s interest, and @jdy68 is following the program closely.  Closer to the date, with @jdy68  insights and hopefully more active guides available, we can all strategize on Training’s involvement more effectively.

And also thanks to @gusa and @zoonini for participating and sharing. 

Looking for volunteers

  • Are you going to 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. Europe? If you are, come volunteer to be a table lead on 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 a 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. know if you are interested in being a Contributor Day Table Lead for the Training Team.
  • We’re also looking for tasks/project ideas to work on during contributor day. Please leave your ideas on : Brainstorm & Table Lead – WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day

@digitalchild said that he will be there and happy to co-lead the table again. 

 @jdy68 also suggested  she can help contributors who would like to translate into French, being at a distance on that day.

Other News

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the discussion around setting up a //published workflow on the team’s 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. (Slack conversation from last week’s meeting). All comments were positive around setting up this flow.

@leogopal  has already done the bulk of the work, which really helps. Thanks @leogopal

Come and Contribute

This week we’d love the team to focus on Feedback awaiting validation

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

Content ready for review

Topics awaiting vetting

  • See Vetting Topic Ideas for step-by-step guidance on vetting topic ideas.
  • We have 31 issue that requires vetting

Good first issues for developers

Validated feedback awaiting fix

We wanted to highlight, we had 15 issues marked Good first issues for developers in last week’s meeting. This week, this queue is down to – 0 issues! Good work, team!

Contribution Acknowledgement

​​@piyopiyofox wanted to give props to @David Corradini for his phenomenal PR work to improve the Learn website.

@davouidand @voboghure were awarded the Training Team Contributor badge this week. Congratulations. 

Project updates

  • Learning Pathways

Thank you @lada7042 for providing feedback on the thumbnail design suggestions. The site redesign will be moving forward with these thumbnail designs

Faculty Updates

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?

@lada7042 replied she was working on content for the Learning Pathway.

@devmuhib: Handling Helpscout tickets and mentoring in the guide program.

@digitalchild : Reviewed tutorials slowly.

@cnormandigital: Ready to record 3 theme development LP lessons on templates.

@west7: Recorded a new lesson and updated or re-recorded three others. Also ran an online workshop this week.

@psykro: Edited a bunch of existing tutorials into Learning Pathway lessons, hosted dev-squad, and started a collaboration with Agil Julio on another lesson. Hosted a livestream on the WP Playground VS Code Extension.

@sumitsingh: Guiding a new contributor.

  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?

 @bsanevans represented the WordPress project by joining a panel discussion at the Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Summit in North America. They will share the session recording with the team once it is published.

@digitalchild had a 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. where they talked about learning pathways to a few people.

@cnormandigital organized the content for templates in the theme developer learning pathway. Note that there are very few developer resources available on this topic.

@psykro prepared 5 new learning pathway lessons that are ready for review. 

Additionally, the lessons in the “An introduction to WordPress multisite” module of the beginner developer learning pathway are also available for review

  • Do you have any blockers?
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?

Open Discussions

If you have topics you’d like discussed in the meeting, please leave them as a comment on this issue.

@psykro noted in the agenda:

Also, there’s an update to the Sensei course blocks issue. Hopefully we can get this all resolved by the start of next week.

This issue has been blocking content creators from publishing content for a couple of weeks now, so  @bsanevans said he is glad a fix is in sight.

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