Training Team 2023 Goals Setting

Now that the Training Team has come together and created our Team Values, we are ready to move on to create our 2023 Goals together through synchronous and asynchronous communications.

Our first synchronous session will occur on February 10th at 04:00 UTC, and then we will share the video and outcomes from that synchronous session in this post for asynchronous conversation.

Our second synchronous session will occur on Friday, February 17 during 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. Asia 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/.. Read more about the Training Teams Contributor Day goals in this post.

Timelines

  • Hold first synchronous session on Friday, February 10 at 04:00 UTC
  • Publish initial discussion for asynchronous participation by February 13
  • Hold second synchronous session on Friday, February 17 during WordCamp Asia Contributor Day
  • Combine feedback and finalize outcomes by Feb 24
  • Publish our goals by March 1

New Learn WordPress GitHub Project View Updates

The Training Team currently uses 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. https://github.com/ to manage our content development for Learn WordPress. The project for this work can be viewed in GitHub using this link.

When you first visit our project board you’ll be met with a kanban style page that lists all the issues in our backlog or currently being worked on.

At the top of that, there are several views available to you to guide you in your navigation of the issues inclusive of:

  • Awaiting Triage – issues that requiring triage
  • Topic Ideas – issues with unvetted content ideas
  • Ready to Create – issues with vetted content ideas that are ready for assignment and content development
  • Drafts in Progress – issues with content currently being developed
  • Reviews in Progress – issues with content currently being reviewed or requiring review
  • Published of Closed – issues with content that has passed review and has been published on Learn

Learn more about how we use GitHub in this handbook page.

As labels in these views can be long and a bit difficult to navigate, we’ve added Review Stage to the Reviews and Progress view and Content Type to all of the views above to help folks better filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. the issues at a glance.

In the coming weeks we’ll continue to work on making sure our GitHub issues are properly labeled and in the right views and will be updating the appropriate handbook pages along the way.

Please feel free to share your feedback on what else we can improve in GitHub!

Training Team Meeting Recap for January 24, 2023

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Team meeting (APAC): @webtechpooja , @sagarladani , @karthickmurugan, @piyopiyofox, @bsanevans, @amitpatelmd, @psykro, @pitamdey, @faguni22, @onlykawshar , @chetan200891, @onealtr , @askaryabbas, @chaion07, @vanpariyar, @eboxnet, @courane01, @askdesign, @west7, @lada7042, @nomadskateboarding, @azhiyadev

Attendees Office hour (EMEA/AMER): @nomadskateboarding, @boogah, @estelaris, @couraen01, @caraya

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Abdullah Mamun, @Anne Katzeff, @Ellen Bauer, @adeldima

News

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.

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

We are running faculty meeting async until Jan 31. Please provide your valuable comment on the linked post, or provide an async update in this thread

Big Picture Goals 2023

Our Training Team: Discovering our Values sessions have come to a close, thank you to all who participated. The team will work on a post to collectively set goals for 2023. These goals will take into account the Big Picture Goals described in the post above. (edited) 12:40 PM

WordPress 6.2 Release

@Courtney has published Information Sources for WordPress 6.2 and has also shared a guide on how to assess content for releases in this new LearnWP Release Prep & Triage handbook page. 

The Highlighted Posts section of the site will be changed to include projects and 3 priority posts.

We will work on this more once the team goals have been set together. Please provide further feedback in this previous meeting thread [note that this will take you out of the meeting flow.]

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.

Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

Ben Evans said: Team reps and 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/. table leads have started discussions around 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. Asia. We’ve published a brainstorming post, and are eager to hear what other ideas the team comes up with. Please leave your thoughts by February 8th

Ideas are welcome for WCAsia 2023 contributor day, Please share in comments

Contribute to the content on Learn

Published Content

Content Localization Foundation

January 23rd update

Training Team Onboarding Paths

Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by WordCamp Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.

Learning Needs Analysis

We have had some volunteers raise their hand for this project in the project thread linked above– please comment in the post or in this thread if you are interested in helping with this project.

Skill Management platform

Question asked to @Courtney and @Flo SkillDisplay for any updates.

@Flo SkillDisplay‘s suggestion for the next steps stays as following:

  • Short Term: Are we allowed to list the skill definitions with the WordPress logo after a quality check for the existing skill definitions from the WP team? (Quick win, better acceptance with educational institutions, feedback on automatic suggestions of resources from LearnWordpress)
  • Medium Term: Possible cooperation on certification topics

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

Request for review

It’s exciting to see so much content ready for review! Any Training Team member can perform a review by following this guide cc/ @faculty-editors

New and revised Handbook pages

Tutorial

Lesson Plan

Course

I know that is a lot to look at, but it’s also exciting to see so many pieces of content ready for review all at once

Team Badges

Awarded in the last month

We’ve also updated the Team Profile Badges handbook page to include how to receive a badge for content translation work 🙂

Open Discussions

How should we track content that needs updating?
The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)

New Proposal

@Amit Patel Proposed a new project plan
  • Creating custom GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ blocks for meeting recap notes, faculty meetings, onboarding posts etc. This will help to speed up adding/editing content part.
  • Coordinating with codebase team members and adding 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. fields for every post and page for training and learn websites.
  • Setting up and enabling language switcher options somewhere in headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. and footer navigation for learn and training websites. This will help to map same content with their language variations.

@sagarladani , @karthickmurugan, @pitamdey, @baroliyamayur, @askaryabbas showed their interest in creating the custom blocks.

Thoughts from Ben Evans

Creating custom Gutenberg blocks for meeting recap notes, faculty meetings, onboarding posts etc. This will help to speed up adding/editing content part.

I see three ways of doing the same thing have been proposed in this thread.

  • Reusable blocks
  • Patterns
  • Custom blocks

Reusable blocks seem like the easiest to manage to me. Patterns and Custom blocks would each require dev work every time we want to update the style or format.

I would be interested to hear how long it currently takes contributors to make each of those documents you brought up. Maybe the issue is that our current templates are too complex, or require too much editing, and could benefit from an overhaul? Updating reusable blocks wouldn’t require the dev work, and might still achieve the goal you wrote – speed up editing.

Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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. https://github.com/ standard practice?

Pooja Derashri said: I agree with this point,, so that finding a content will be easy task.

Jonathan said: This is a great idea and I agree we should use and standardise this. I was not aware of it when I started creating content. This could be something we add to the tutorial and lesson plan checklists.

Ben Evans said: While I like the idea in principal, Jonathan, I think feedback/error logs should be collected as new issues, not as additional comments on the initial creation issue.

The original issue is great to collect feedback until a piece is published. But if future feedback/comments are left on the issue, then we are presuming the original content creator is still involved in the team and is able to act on that feedback. For a while, this would be true. But if we receive feedback on “old” content, then the original creator may not be around any longer.

That’s why I think feedback after something has been published should be left as new issues, so that they are visible to anyone in the team at that time.

We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meetings facilitators!

  • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. 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’re interested.
  • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, that we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other timezones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection

Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours, and host these at the same time as team meetings on alternating weeks?

  • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar, and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
  • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means, one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

@Amit Patel and @Karthick – Agreed to it and it will be a zoom call meeting, but we can also monitor Slack for async chat


Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Meeting Agenda for January 31, 2023

Please join us on Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in the EMEA/AMER timezone, at Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC.

  1. Intro/Welcome
    • Welcome – Daviyd Nnacheta, Mariam Sharp, Mahbub, Stefano Cassone, D.J.
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. Recap of Value Setting Meeting
    4. Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day
    5. Bite-sized content on Learn WordPress
    6. Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (16 January 2023)
    7. WordPress 6.2 Release
  3. Published Content
  4. Projects
    • Training Team Onboarding Paths@bsanevans
      • Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by 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. Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.
    • Learning Needs Analysis
  5. Request for review
  6. Team Badges
  7. Open Discussions – We discussed these topics in last week’s APAC meeting. We will continue the discussion on this as well.
    1. How should we track content that needs updating?
      • The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)
    2. Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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. https://github.com/ standard practice?
      • Learn has a feature for content creators to leave notes regarding their pieces of content. This has traditionally been used to leave a link back to the GitHub issue, but the practice does not seem to be adopted by all content creators. Shall we make it standard practice? (Raised by @bsanevans Slack conversation)
    3. We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meeting facilitators!
      • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. 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’re interested.
      • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other time zones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection.
    4. Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours and host these simultaneously as team meetings on alternating weeks?
      • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
      • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Training Team Meeting Recap for January, 17th 2023

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

(Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

14 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @courane01 @eboxnet @nomadskateboarding @webtechpooja @onealtr @boogah @caraya @chrismkindred @robinwpdeveloper @chaion07 @lada7042 @amitpatelmd @bsanevans @azhiyadev

We welcomed 4 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @Karen Leslie @Louinel @Nikhil Gudadhe @Mayur Khuman

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

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’d like to take notes, too!


News

Training Team: Discovering Our Values

On January 23rd, the Training Team will be conducting two 2-hour exercises to discover our shared values. These exercises are open to anyone interested in participating, and will be recorded.

Here are the session details:

  • Monday, 23 January 2023 at 07:00UTC to Monday, 23 January 2023 at 9:00 UTC, facilitated by @bsanevans
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 19:00UTC to Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 21:00 UTC facilitated by @angelasjin

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

The January Faculty Meeting has been posted and the discussion period is between 15–31 January, 2023.

Information Sources For WordPress 6.2

What you’ll find in here are the links to GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ changelogs. We anticipate Gutenberg versions 14.2 – 15.1 to be merged into WP 6.2. There are links for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. which would be all things not Gutenberg, or beyond FSE. We expect more yet to come in between now and Feb 7, but ideally on Feb 7 when 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. 1 releases, we can start work on this.

Before we start the work, folks can volunteer for any issues tagged as 6.2. Just hold off on screenshots and videos until then.

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel

This is a new dedicated Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.


Published Content

Tutorial

Lesson Plans


Projects

Content Localization Foundation

This project thread expands upon our Project Proposal: Content Localization and seeks to outline the tasks we aim to complete to accomplish the project’s goals to increase and expand availability of content on Learn WordPress to a variety of non-English locales.

Latest Update

  • Project members have been added as Contributors to 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. so that they can create and edit their translated content directly on the site prior to publication.
  • @piyopiyofox is working on a guide outlining content translation creation -> publication with videos and will have a draft ready this week.
  • 3 pieces of content have been published! Congratulations @pitamdey and @sagarladani!
  • There are more published translations to come! @piyopiyofox is reaching out to Local Ambassadors this week to see how we can get other translators in other key languages activated for the project.

Training Team Onboarding Paths

  • We discussed what a good way would be for contributors to add themselves to a list of contributors for each area of contribution. We’ve decided to create a Google Form which would be connected to a Google Spreadsheet team admins can maintain. The form would be embedded into the onboarding docs. Here is how the project is going.
  • We also discussed what would be good “first contributions” for each of the five onboarding paths. Ideally, these “first contributions” would be things people can complete in 30-60 minutes. We will be creating guides for each process in the Handbook, and linking to them from the onboarding documents. These are the first contributions we decided on.

Learning Needs Analysis

We are working to create a needs analysis document to help determine the most high-impact resources to provide on Learn WordPress. Please see the post Project Overview: Learning Needs Analysis for a more in-depth background and overview.

This project will be lead by @westnz and the project is in need of more project members. Please comment on this post if you are interested in helping out!

The deadline for the survey to be completed is on the 15th of February. The marketing team was briefed by @courane01 at their January 17th meeting of our need to have a marketing push before the cutoff.


Looking For Feedback

@amitpatelmd is looking for feedback on these two handbook pages:


Other Work In Progress

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

  • @victorr has forked the original Slides 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party referenced in this post and is in the process of unit testing and prioritizing Core blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. supports for the plugin.
  • We attempted to reach out to the original plugin dev but had no responses.
  • By sourcing this as a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. on Learn, it will give contributors an interface they are familiar with.
  • Thank you @victorr and staff have contributed towards the development work, and @meaganhanes for some scoping and testing.

Skill Management Platform


Request For Review

The following content is ready for review:

Online Workshop This Week


Open Discussions

Revising Our Content Creation Checklists

There is a huge checklist for content creation at this time. We are thinking to revise this checklist so new contributors can easily understand the workflow. any suggestions are welcome. Please use these links to see Lesson Plan and Tutorial template issue on 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. https://github.com/.

Online Workshop Feedback Form

What would we like to know from participants?

Monthly Newsletter On Learn

Can we do a monthly newsletter on Learn to announce newly published content? This newsletter will be shared with Marketing.

WordCamp Asia

Who will be attending from the training team? @bsanevans and @chetan200891 will be Table Leads for 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 WCAsia.

How can we make reviews easier to pick up?

How should we maintain a list of Online Workshop Administrators (folks who set up an OW but not facilitate) and Co-hosts?


Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#faculty-meeting, #learn-wordpress, #localization, #meeting-recap, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for January 24, 2023

Please join us on Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in APAC timezone, at Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. Big Picture Goals 2023
      • After our values exercise has completed, the team will set goals for 2023. These goals will take into account the Big Picture Goals described in the post above.
    4. WordPress 6.2 Release
    5. The Highlighted Posts section of the site will be changed to include projects and 3 priority posts.
    6. There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.
  3. Published Content
  4. Projects
    • Training Team Onboarding Paths@bsanevans
      • Content is ready for review! Please review by February 4th. This will give the team enough time to update and publish the content by 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. Asia!! Please see the recent project update for details on reviewing this content.
  5. Request for review
  6. Team Badges
  7. Open Discussions
    1. How should we track content that needs updating?
      • The team is creating more and more content! But this means there is more content that could have outdated information in it. We’re particularly interested in hearing your ideas regarding how we can best track courses and localized content for necessary updates. (Raise by @courane01 in Slack conversation)
    2. Shall we make linking Learn content back to 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. https://github.com/ standard practice?
      • Learn has a feature for content creators to leave notes regarding their piece of content. This has traditionally been used to leave a link back to the GitHub issue, but the practice does not seem to be adopted by all content creators. Shall we make it standard practice? (Raised by @bsanevans Slack conversation)
    3. We’re looking for AMER/EMEA meetings facilitators!
      • We’re looking for facilitators for the AMER/EMEA meetings. 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’re interested.
      • Another option is, since team meetings are held async anyway, that we host the meeting at an APAC time each week, and members in other timezones can contribute in their own time. Office Hours could still be used for the real-time connection
    4. Shall we combine Coffee Hours and Office Hours, and host these at the same time as team meetings on alternating weeks?
      • Currently, the team hosts Coffee Hours and Office Hours separately to team meetings. These two are similar, and can be confusing to new contributors. Shall we combine the two?
      • Proposal: One hour is booked each week for each timezone. These hours are used for either a team meeting or Coffee/Office Hour. This means, one only needs to allocate one hour-long time slot each week to join the team gatherings, rather than two. This time slot does not change from week to week.

Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (16 January 2023)

Currently, we have one course in development that is almost ready to be published.  Here are more information and relevant links to follow if you want to learn more.

Develop Your First Low-Code BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Theme Course: 

@arasae has soft-launched the Develop Your First Low-Code Block Theme course by publishing modules 1 to 4. The remaining part, module 5, is being finalised and will be completed, and published, before the end of the month. 

Release date: 26 January 2023

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. https://github.com/ Issue:

How can you get involved?

We welcome any contributors to share their ideas for relevant courses you would like to see on the Learn platform or to get in touch about creating your own course. The more people that get involved, the better learn.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/ will be.

Meeting Agenda for January 17, 2023

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in AMER/EMEA timezone on Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. WordPress 6.2 Release
    4. Call to participate: Training Team: Discovering our Values
      • On January 23rd, the Training Team will be conducting two 2-hour exercises to discover our shared values. These exercises are open to anyone interested in participating, and will be recorded.
      • Please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @angelasjin or @bsanevans to receive a calendar invite to the event.
    5. The Highlighted Posts section of the site will be changed to include projects and 3 priority posts.
    6. There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.
  3. Published Content
  4. Projects
  5. Other Work in Progress
  6. Request for review
  7. Open Discussions
    • Revising our content creation checklists
    • Online Workshop Feedback form: what would we like to know from participants?
    • Monthly newsletter on Learn
      • Can we do a monthly newsletter on Learn to announce newly published content? This newsletter will be shared with Marketing.
    • 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. Asia
    • How can we make reviews easier to pick up?
      • Would a monthly on Zoom “Review Party” be helpful?
    • How should we maintain a list of Online Workshop Administrators (folks who set up an OW but not facilitate) and Co-hosts?
      • Should we create a 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. https://github.com/ issue for this or note them in a handbook page?

Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#agenda

Training Team Meeting Recap for January 10, 2023

Slack Log for Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

(Requires 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/. login to view. You can set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

Here is the meeting agenda we followed.

Introductions and Welcome

20 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @webtechpooja @chetan_200891 @onlykawshar @amitpatelmd @pitamdey @askaryabbas @psykro @bsanevans @karthickmurugan @ronakganatra @piyushmultidots @piyopiyofox @sadmansakibnadvi @onealtr @rudlinkon @robinwpdeveloper @sagarladani @lada7042 @eboxnet @courtneypk

We welcomed 8 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @mahbubshovan @jeetsoni24 @rajinsharwar @minervainfotech @evenimous @karthickmurugan @nidhidhandhukiya @aseemtharzen


News

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

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’d like to take notes, too!

2022 Year in review / Achievements

The team took some time to recognize our achievements from 2022. (See Training Team Goals for 2022 to see what those goals were.) Here are the achievements we listed:

Training Team: Discovering our Values

Come join @angelasjin and @bsanevans on January 23rd to discover the Training Team’s shared values!

Faculty Program Update

You can find last month’s updates from Faculty members on December 2022 Faculty Meeting.

Learning Needs Analysis

Check out the post above to understand the history and progress of the team’s desire to conduct a Needs Analysis. And if you haven’t taken the Individual Learner Survey yet, please do!

Bite-Sized Content on Learn

Conversations have started around creating 1 minute long videos on Learn. (Similar to TikTok videos, but about WordPress and hosted on Learn.) There is interest in collaborating with the Marketing Team on these, too. A blog post on the topic will come soon.

Change considered regarding the Settings icon in the editor sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.

Discussions are happening around the settings icon seen in the editor. Please contributed directly to this GitHub thread with your thoughts.

Projects

Two projects gave updates at this week’s meeting.

  1. Find the Content Localization Foundations project’s update on their project thread.
  2. The Training Team Onboarding Paths project members have a check in call next Monday. They should have draft onboarding documents ready for the team to review next week.

Open Discussions

Should we move the Learn WordPress feed out of the training Slack channel and into a new channel?

Each time a new piece of content is published on Learn WordPress, there is a notification in the training Slack channel. This was initially set up to notify team members of activity on the site when there wasn’t a lot of activity yet in the channel.

However, now that there is more activity in the Slack channel, and much more content getting published regularly, the idea was raised to remove these notices out of the training channel and into its own new channel.

If you have thoughts about this, please comment below.


Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #localization, #meeting-recap, #needs-analysis, #onboarding

Meeting Agenda for January 10, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesday at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesday at 17:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in the APAC timezone.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. 2022 Year in review / Achievements
  3. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Training Team Values Setting
    3. Faculty Program Update
    4. Bite-Sized Content on Learn https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1671558092688359
      • Bite-sized content from Learn WordPress was requested by a Contributor during 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, and distributed it via TikTok as an example. @west7 would like to research this and start creating 1-minute videos. Looking for volunteers to help put three examples together for feedback. The team would also look to collaborate with #marketing.
    5. Change in an icon for the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. settings sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. that’s currently in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/46851#issuecomment-1372406518
  4. Projects
    1. Content Localization Foundation
    2. Training Team Onboarding Paths
  5. Ready For Review
  6. Open Discussions
    • Should we move the Learn WordPress feed to a new channel?

Upcoming Meetings

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 helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#agenda