Training Team Meeting Agenda 15 August 2019

Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Progress on theme for the betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. of the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site.
  2. 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 preplanning
  3. Lesson plan updates: Introduction to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson plans, WordPress and CI/CD in association with AWS and Bitbucket, New ideas?
  4. Open announcements/discussion

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

Training Team Meeting Agenda 8 August 2019

Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. New theme setup on 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/
  2. 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 preplanning
  3. Lesson plan updates: Introduction to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson plans, WordPress and CI/CD in association with AWS and Bitbucket, New ideas?
  4. Open announcements/discussion

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team Links:

Training Team Meeting Agenda 1 August 2019

Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. New theme setup on 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/
  2. Kids Camp copyediting
  3. Lesson plan updates
  • Introduction to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson plans
  • WordPress and CI/CD in association with AWS and Bitbucket
  • New ideas?
  • Open announcements/discussion

  • You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

    Training Team Mission

    The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

    Getting Involved

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

    Team Links:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 25 July 2019

    Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

    Today’s Agenda

    1. New theme setup on 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/
    2. Kids Camp copyediting
    3. Lesson plan updates
    4. Open announcements/discussion

    You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

    Training Team Mission

    The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

    Getting Involved

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

    Team Links:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 18 July 2019

    Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

    Today’s Agenda

    1. New theme setup on 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/
    2. Kids Camp copyediting
    3. Lesson plan updates
    4. Open announcements/discussion

    You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

    Training Team Mission

    The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

    Getting Involved

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

    Team Links:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 11 July 2019

    We’ve been away for a bit, but please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

    Today’s Agenda

    1. Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update
    2. New theme setup on 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/
    3. Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson plan
    4. Open announcements/discussion

    You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

    Training Team Mission

    The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

    Getting Involved

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

    Team Links:

    Preparing for WordCamp Europe 2019’s Contributor Day

    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/. 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. Europe (WCEU) is Thursday 20 June 2019 with registration starting at 8:30am. The Training Team will be represented by @jessecowens with assistance from @davidneeham and @ironwiller. While you will need to have a ticket to attend Contributor Day, you can choose which team you would like to help once you are there (even if you indicated interest in another team). We hope you choose to help the Training Team!

    What Do You Need To Bring?

    Yourself and your willingness to give back to WordPress. You will need a laptop with power and an internet connection, although we’ve managed without that last one from time to time. We’ll be working in 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/, but if you’re not familiar with it this team is a great place to learn how to use it!

    So the quick checklist is:

    • Computer
    • Power cord
    • WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ profile
    • 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/. account for wordpress.slack.com
    • GitHub account
    • ZenHub connected to your GitHub account

    What Will We Be Working On?

    It’s exciting time for the Training Team as we prepare to resurrect the learn.wordpress.org site. We are building out a betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. site at the moment and need a workshop and its lesson plans completed so that we can get ready for launch. We have identified a workshop titled “Best Practices for WordPress Friendly Layout” which includes lessons on child themes, CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., web fonts, and the theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. You do not need to be an expert on any of those to contribute!

    We will be looking to bring those lesson plans up-to-date with the latest lesson plan template, review them for accuracy, copyediting them for grammar and typos, reviewing them for clarity and understandability, perhaps taking a screenshot or two, and making other general improvements.

    In addition, we are also building out templates for the new theme for the learn.wordpress.org site. If you have skills in creating custom themes, there are a handful of pages that need to be built from design mockups. If you have skills in that area, this could be a great way for you to contribute to WordPress!

    What Skills Are Needed To Help The Training Team?

    You do not need to have ALL of these skills, but if you have ANY of them your expertise will be put to good use!

    • Editing
    • Copyediting
    • HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites./CSS to create slides
    • Training
    • Instructional design
    • GitHub, including creating issues and pull requests
    • Custom theme template building

    If you have any questions, please ask in the #training channel at wordpress.slack.com. Have a safe and enjoyable trip and we look forward to seeing you shortly!


    Team Links

    Recap for Training Team Meeting June 13, 2019

    Attendance: @juliekuehl, @jessecowens, @man4toman, @chetan200891, @Janet357, @iwritten, @aurooba

    Slack timestamp

    Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update

    @chetan200891 is waiting on some stuff from 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.

    @man4toman created his first PR for review and an issue for the footer file that needs reviewing

    @jessecowens has a working version of the markdown importer but is working on getting it recognize the JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. format, perhaps some folks at WCEU can help with that – potentially the WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ team.

    @aurooba put together a README file for the Learn site beta repo to help if anyone else wants to jump in and contribute. She also has a PR almost ready for the workshop template, which should be ready for submission by Sunday.

    As we’ve started to build out the Learn site, @juliekuehl identified some issues that have come up in the design – things that should be checkboxes are radio buttons, etc. We have to try and figure out how to make things happen in the Make environment without the use of additional plugins.

    WCEU 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/.

    @jessecowens will be the acting lead at WCEU for the Training team, the rest of the team can join remotely.

    Contributor Day is on Thursday 20 June from 8:30-17:00 German time (UTC +2) which is Central European Summer Time

    Four lesson plans have been set aside for those contributors to focus on for the workshop Best Practices for WordPress Friendly Layout. Issues have been created for all of them, so they should be ready for people to address them. We’re hoping to get the workshop to an instructional review status by the end of WCEU.

    @iwritten will do some research and printout Blooms.

    @juliekuehl created a ZenHub workspace (you’ll need to log in with your 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/ account to see the workspace) set up specifically for Contributor Day with all the issues that can be addressed during that day.

    @juliekuehl is working on drafting a blog post up on P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. to help folks prepare to contribute to our team, and @jessecowens will review it.

    There will be an assigned table (or a whole room) at WCEU Contributor Day for the Training team

    Upcoming team meetings

    As a reminder, due to WCEU there will be no regular weekly team meeting next week.

    The following week @juliekuehl will be on vacation and @jessecowens will lead the meeting with a WCEU recap and update on everything

    Open announcements/discussion

    @juliekuehl noted that while we’ve been focused on WCEU, other things have been moving forward too. Instructional reviews. Updates to the style guide. Lesson plan pull requests.

    Action Items

    #contributor-days, #workshops

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 13 June 2019

    Please join us Thursday at 13:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

    Today’s Agenda

    1. Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update
    2. WCEU 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/.
    3. Upcoming team meetings
    4. Open announcements/discussion

    You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

    Training Team Mission

    The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

    Getting Involved

    Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

    Team Links:

    Recap for Training Team Meeting June 6, 2019

    Attendance: @juliekuehl, @jessecowens, @iwritten, @man4toman, @kartiks16, @mukesh27, @aurooba, @viitorcloudvc, @chetan200891, @lisa

    Slack timestamp

    Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update

    @chetan200891 merged several pull requests that added the following new templates to the Learn site betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. theme:

    If anyone else wants to help out with the development of the Learn site, there are clear issues with help wanted labels in the Learn site GitHub repository that you can ask to be assigned to.

    @aurooba has a pull request almost ready to publish that will add a README file to the repository that shows potential contributors how to set up a local installation so they can properly contribute to the theme.

    @juliekuehl: It’s going to be great to have a beta site to show to contributors at WCEU. It will help them understand how their work fits in.

    @aurooba wants to discuss the transition to SCSS from CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. the next time @chetan200891 is available during the meeting as well – it will help with modularity and collaboration.

    @chetan200891 is planning on adding responsive styling to the templates soon, it doesn’t currently exist. Also brought up the issue of lack of authentication fields on the Submit Lesson Idea page, and recommended that either the submitter be required to include their WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ username or email, or both.

    @juliekuehl also suggested we add an area for objectives and recommended @chetan200891 go ahead and add these fields to the template.

    @jessecowens has been working on the markdown importer implementation and the Custom Post Types code but would love help from anyone who’d like to assist.

    Currently, @jessecowens is trying to get the manifest.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. script perfected reliably for the markdown importer implementation.

    Slides Style Guide update

    @Janet357 made some comments on the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card

    @juliekuehl added some information to the Slides Style Guide page in the handbook and @jessecowens is planning on getting a video up today possibly.

    WCEU 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/.

    The folks from the Calgary Contributor Day came up with a great list of workshops based on the ideas in this post (workshops are detailed in the comments), so the next step is to decide on a workshop to focus on as a team and tackle that during WCEU Contributor Day.

    @jessecowens and the communications team came up with the following snippet for the day:

    The training team has identified several workshops– series of lesson plans for a specific audience/learning outcome– and we’ll be doing a “Sprint” to complete one of them. The workshop we’ll be working on, Best Practices for WordPress-Friendly Layout includes the lesson plans Introduction to CSS, Web Fonts, Using the Theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings., and Using Child Themes.

    Everyone agreed that this is a good workshop to start with and as work begins on it, more lessons will probably need to be identified and created.

    Once WCEU Contributor Day happens, we can set priorities for other workshops based on the experience and feedback from WCEU.

    ZenHub now has the ability to break out other workspaces and this can be useful to narrow focus and not overwhelm people as they begin to contribute.

    @juliekuehl: I’m going to work on making more digestible versions [of ZenHub Workspaces] that people can use to look for issues that they can work on. Which also means that there’s a ton of issues that could be added to lesson plans

    screenshot of the workspace for WCEU Contributor Day

    @jessecowens recommended making issues in these 4 plans to manage Contributor Day more easily.

    Documentation will need to be created on how to get set up and use ZenHub if we want to use it during Contributor Day. @aurooba volunteered to kickstart the ZenHub documentation if someone (@juliekuehl volunteered) takes her through it once.

    @juliekuehl: So right now there are only two “Workspaces” – the big, ugly master one and one called “Contributor Day” which is in preparation for WCEU. I can imagine adding a “New Contributors” workspace and then labeling the issues with the skills required to complete them.

    Upcoming team meetings

    @juliekuehl: WCEU is two weeks away and we will not have a meeting that week. So that would be 20 June. But we will meet next week (13 June) and be back again the week after WCEU (27 June)

    Lesson plan assignments and updates

    The WP-CLI lesson plan has been added to the team’s reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at https://github.com/wptrainingteam. and is looking great!

    #contributor-days, #handbook, #workshops