Training Team Meeting Recap – 02nd May 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 21 attendees @lada7042, @jagirbahesh, @devmuhib, @piyopiyofox, @west7, @bsanevans, @pooja9712, @nhrrob, @quitevisible(async), @dextorlobo(async), @zeelthakkar(async), @voboghure(async), @sumitsingh(async), @psykro(async), @freewebmentor(async), @cnormandigital(async), @jhimross(async), @backpocketACE(async), @sierratr(async), @mebo(async), @ironnysh(async)

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

@yagniksangani, @th3hegemon, @yeremiloli

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Meeting Note Takers

May 2 – @Jagir Bahesh
May 9 – @Tapan
May 16 – @Arun Sharma
May 23 – @Zeel Thakkar

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Looking for feedback

  • @Ben Evans Received notice from the Sensei LMS 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 team that they will no longer be able to provide the following two features that were discussed at 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. US in summer 2023. For context, these were features #training had requested as part of our content type consolidation efforts around the site relaunch happening this year.
  1. Adding an instructor notes section to lessons
  2. Adding lessons to multiple courses

Based on this information, I’d like to discuss next steps with the team.

  • Feature 1, I think we’ll will want to work with #meta to still create this feature as part of the site redesign. But this should probably be done with as minimal custom development as possible to reduce future maintenance overhead.
  • Feature 2 is something I propose we reassess and consider alternatives for. Technically, I think Learning Pathways could still be launched without this.
  • The lesson page is getting a makeover too. Learn Design (post by Joen) Please add your comments to the post.
  • I am updating the wording in the Training team contributor badge reviewing section to make it more clear and add a link to the review template. I noticed under copyediting/reviewing there is wording “You should successfully move pieces of content from the “Review in Progress” stage to the “Published or closed” stage in 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.”
    • Do we want the reviewers to publish or close an issue?
    • Is it the author’s responsibility to publish or close an issue?
    • Thoughts? Should the wording be removed?

Looking for volunteers

  • Guides program
    We currently have a couple of folks still waiting to be matched with a guide, but no guides are available. What are some ways we could attract more guides, ideally in a variety of time zones? A general call for new guides already went out a few weeks ago in the #training channel, but no one stepped forward, so other ideas are very welcome.
  • Reviewers needed to review lesson videos. See Come & Contribute section

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Here is the link to the thread in #meta-learn.
Looks like they had a good turn out. 

Other News

Come and Contribute

Validated feedback awaiting fix

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

Content ready for review

Feedback awaiting validation

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

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • :star2: We have 0 issues 2 weeks in a row with 0 issues.

Contribution Acknowledgement

@Ben Evans give props to @Laura Adamonis and @Destiny for being great co-team reps :star2: He’ve been away for a couple of weeks with travel, but they’ve supported him with his tasks around that.

@sierratr – Completing his first lesson for the Intermediate learning pathway which is currently being reviewed.
@lada7042 – Creating a second lesson related the Site Editor and Styles/Style Book.
@ervanyuffrizal – Contributing his amazing video editing skills to the Training Team
@ironnysh Completing a second script about 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). (

Project Updates

Open Discussions

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

@Ben Evans  like to bring this recent GitHub update to folks’ attention: #training.
Content Creators, (including @faculty-content-creators ). Going forward, please use the //publish automation command whenever closing out issues for content you’ve published :man-bowing::skin-tone-3: This will help us track our content creation stats better :star2:

@devmuhib When he receive tutorial presenter application in Help scout, by default the close button is pre-selected. So, when he reply it get closed. he trying to change this to active, instead of “closed” state but due to settings is not available Now the @piyopiyofox will look in to it.

@Jonathan and @westnz will run Content Creator Coffee Hours again this month.

  1. Session 1: 7th May 15:00 UTC  (@Jonathan)
  2. Session 2: 21st May 21:00 UTC (@westnz)

They will share the Zoom links closer to the time.

@lada7042 want to host a Reviewers hour that we get together and review several lessons. she might have to do a early morning and then an evening. Looking for suggestions on times?

@piyopiyofox is still looking for WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day Training Team Table Leads.
If you’re interested, please DM @piyopiyofox or comment on this post.

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