Meeting Agenda for December 14, 2017

Please join us later today at 20:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. https://github.com/ setup updates
  3. Assigning out tasks from lesson plan audit
  4. Continuation of any other WCUS 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. discussions re: next steps
  5. Open announcement/discussion time

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. If you have progress updates from 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, but will not be able to make the meeting, please comment on this post or leave a note for the team in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. We’ll see you soon!

Meeting Agenda for December 7, 2017 Meeting

Please join us later today at OUR NEW MEETING TIME 20:30 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. WordCamp US Contributor Day recap and planning re: next steps
  3. Open announcement/discussion time

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. If you have progress updates from 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, but will not be able to make the meeting, please comment on this post or leave a note for the team in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/.. We’ll see you soon!

Plan for WordCamp US Contributor Day

Hello team! Tomorrow is 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 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.. We have a few main groups of priorities for contributor day tomorrow. We will plan to split into two groups to deal with the following priorities. Contributors can work on just a piece of this or move to the other group mid-day if they’d like. They are as follows:

Priority A: Audit of Lesson Plans to Identify Needed Updates

  • Audit existing plans for WordPress 4.9 (and, really, 4.8 as well based on summer 2017 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. date) and make a list of plans that need content updates.
  • As part of the audit, we need to make a list of any plans that need to be copyedited again.
  • We have learned that the images missing from some lesson plans can not be recovered, so as part of the overall audit would like to replace screenshots included in the plans.
  • We should take a hard look at WordPress 4.8 and 4.9 and create a list of any new features that need to be addressed in the “WordPress 101 Track.”

Priority B: Building a Team Roadmap for 2018

  • We need to finalize our new meeting time.
  • We need to take the ideas discussed over the summer regarding our new planned workflow and create a plan to implement these ideas. I am anticipating this is a huge task that will take much of the day. Our notes on next steps for implementing a lot of this are contained in this meeting recap post from 9/12/2017.

We have not heard from team members who can not make it in person about times for a video call, so we are not currently planning to have one. I think we should plan to recap WordCamp US on a team video call in a meeting over the next few weeks instead. Tomorrow we will document everything we do and share through the Make site and SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..

 

11/21 and 11/28 Team Meetings Cancelled + Asynchronous Planning for WordCamp US Contributor Day

Hello team! Last week we decided in our weekly team meeting that we will not have any more formal meetings before 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. This means that our regularly scheduled meeting TODAY, 11/21, and next Tuesday, 11/28 at 19:00 UTC in the #training channel of the WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. will NOT happen.

We will adjust the meeting time after WordCamp US. Based on the results of our Doodle survey and multiple conversations over the course of recent team meetings, the weekly team meeting is likely to be rescheduled to Thursdays at 19:30 UTC after WordCamp US. Please post any last comments/thoughts/issues with the new meeting time on our post about the survey as soon possible.

We DO still need to finish planning for WordCamp US 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. (in Nashville on December 3rd) as a team. This conversation should continue asynchronously in the #training channel and in the comment thread of our 2017 WordCamp US Contributor Day post. We will formalize an agenda in the next week and a half as WordCamp US approaches. If you are not available to attend WordCamp US in person and want to participate in a team check in at some point that day, please comment on the post with your interest and availability that day (please include time zones with all times or use UTC time!).

Please ask any questions you have as comments on this post or in Slack! I am looking forward to seeing many of you at WordCamp US and regrouping virtually with all of you in Slack.

Thanks team!

Agenda for November 14, 2017 Meeting

Please join us later today at 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. General updates
  3. New meeting times – we are so close! We’ll take a look at the survey here.
  4. Planning for WordCamp US Contributor Day
  5. Open announcement/discussion time

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. We’ll see you soon!

WordCamp US 2017 Contributor Day Planning

WordCamp US is approaching and will be in Nashville in early December, with a 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on the Sunday, December 3rd. Since this will be an opportunity for many contributors of the training team to meet in person we want to make sure we’re gathering a list of all of the items we’d like to address as a team beforehand to make the most efficient use of our time together. That said, for those who are not able to make it in person, we will work as a team to make sure that you are updated and able to participate as much as possible in what we’re working on this day.

We’ll chat about this subject over the next few weeks in team meetings and will use this post as a place to store our thoughts and asynchronously share our ideas.

Please add your ideas in the comments!

Survey for New Meeting Times

Team! I have good news and bad news here. The good news: we have amazing people who are excited about working with our team. The bad news: what has become a large majority of our consistent contributors are no longer able to make our standard meeting time (currently Tuesdays at 19:00UTC). This has caused our progress (which had been on fire in late summer/early fall!) to stagnate as a result of scheduling issues.

BUT! This is a fixable problem! Over the last month or so we have collectively decided that we need to consider changing our meeting time. Please fill out this survey to share your available times: https://doodle.com/poll/qtb3yucfvgkhd4sg. This survey will show up with the times listed in the time zone you are in. Please also note: I set this up with a random theoretical week in the future, what we are voting on is day of week (M-TH) and time of day, not the specific dates that show up in the Doodle.

Please be as generous with your Doodle selections as possible. The reality here is that we’re dealing with many people’s complex schedules, many time zones, and also avoiding all of the other meeting times for the other Make teams. If you have flexibility in your schedule, please keep that in mind so that we can best account for the needs of those folks who don’t have as much flexibility.

Agenda for October 24, 2017 Meeting

Please join us later today at 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. General updates
  3. New meeting times? Please take a look at this thread and come with your calendars available!
  4. Team workflow updates
  5. Open announcement/discussion time

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. We’ll see you soon!

Agenda for October 3, 2017 Meeting

Please join us later today at 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. General updates
  3. Discussing next steps/creating a list of concrete action steps to move forward with adjusting our team workflow!

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. We’ll see you soon!

Agenda for September 12, 2017 Meeting

Please join us later today at 19:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meeting! A brief agenda for today:

  1. Welcome
  2. General updates
  3. Updates on auditing of our resources and process planning

If you have any other items to add to the agenda, please list them in the comments. We’ll see you soon!