Training Team Meeting Recap – 16th 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 18 attendees @bsanevans, @jagirbahesh, @zeelthakkar, @lada7042, @digitalchild, @piyopiyofox, @voboghure, @nhrrob, @devmuhib (async), @freewebmentor (async), @west7 (async), @sumitsingh (async), @dextorlobo (async), @ironnysh (async), @cnormandigital (async), @quitevisible (async), @backpocketace (async), @zoonini (async)

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

@cannobserv, @ninja05, @nahuai, @badrul007, @hameem1102, @lizabogatyreva, @jasonpit

For those who are new here, the WordPress Training Team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through educational content hosted on

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.

Looking for feedback

The team reps have been reviewing the Training Team’s 2024 goals and have two items for the team to discuss to provide clarity and achievability.

  • @bsanevans : Thank you for input last week regarding the goal “Brainstorm the evolution of Online Workshops”. Currently, the Online Workshop group has over 10,000 registered members. We’d like to send these members a three question survey to collect their input. What do folks think about asking these three questions
    • What is currently working well with Online Workshops?
    • What would you like to see changed with Online Workshops?
    • What Online Workshop topic(s) would you like to attend?
  • Regarding the goal “Create and maintain shared resources that promote the Training Team and Learn”, we’re still looking for input from the team. Please add your thoughts to last week’s thread to continue the conversation.
    • When do we feel satisfied that this is met? What resources are we lacking? We have slides and supporting materials for various things in our shared folder.

Moving on, here are some other topics looking for feedback 

 Looking for volunteers

Also, thank you to everyone who volunteered to lead training’s table at 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. Team reps will be announcing table leads shortly.

Other news

@digitalchild has accepted to become an interim 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., starting mid-June

@bsanevans will be going on a three month leave from the end of June and won’t be able to fulfill his team rep duties during this time. He will be returning at the end of September, and fully intend on serving the team for the remainder of the year as team rep.

Following the procedure listed in the handbook, team reps have reached out to Jamie to cover for me as interim team rep while I’m absent. Jamie has graciously accepted and will be starting team rep responsibilities from mid-June, so that there is some overlap with me before I go on leave.

Please congratulate and welcome @digitalchild as interim team rep for the Training Team!

  • The developer squad will be meeting later today for another triage session. Please join the team in #meta-learn at 07:00 UTC.
  • Handbook updates
  • A team goal has been completed 
    • One goal the team had for Q2 this year was “Create or update a handbook page that clarifies where people’s contributions to the team will appear/be displayed”. An update has been made to the onboarding program to include this information.
  • The Training Team’s Guide Program is growing – and we need your help 

There’s a lot going on in the team right now. Were there any questions about any of that news above?

Come and Contribute

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

Content ready for review

Topics awaiting vetting

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

Good first issues for developers

  • See Developing Learn WordPress for instructions on contributing to the Learn WordPress code.
  • All issues are clear for the 4th week in a row!

Validated feedback awaiting fix

Contributor Acknowledgement

Does anyone have some props to share with a teammate this week?

I want to give props to @ironnysh for publishing the latest episode of the Contributor Spotlight: Jamie Madden

Project updates

Open Discussion

Does anyone have an open discussion topic they’d like to bring to the team?

@piyopiyofox the Beginner User Learning Pathway is now complete and published!

It’ll have a more prominent position on the Learn homepage once the relaunch occurs Great job @west7 and all who contributed to this effort!