Meeting Agenda for September 27, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
    • New channel joinees
  2. News
  3. WP 6.1 Sprint
    1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
    2. Use this while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1
    3. See what needs to be revised/created in WP 6.1 https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33/views/10
    4. Text, screenshots, and familiarization completed by Oct 11/RC1
    5. Videos completed by Oct 28
  4. Open Discussions

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 – September 20

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.

We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the time zone. this week APAC had Team Meeting and EMEA/Americas Had an Office Hour

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Team meeting (APAC): @piyopiyofox, @webtechpooja, @freewebmentor, @pitamdey, @askaryabbas, @piyushmultidots, @amitpatelmd, @hderashri, @psykro, @chetan200891, @onealtr, @eboxnet, @margheweb, @courtneypk

Attendees Office hour (EMEA/AMER): @azhiyadev, @arasae, @courtneypk, @meaganhanes, @psykro, @isvictorious, @annezazu,

Welcome to the team (WordPress usernames): @GoGinaMarie @adamwood @blerjangashi @iandunn @javiarce @jsholberg @sinarhadiwijaya @lanche86 @lokomofeilow @dvonrohr @xubiant @dantovbein

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

News

WP 6.1 Sprint

  • Release date for WP 6.1 is Nov 1, So we aim to achieve this in the timeframe and will release ready(add/update) content at the time of release.

Content published this Week
Introduction to block theme development (for beginners)

Content available for review
Padding Versus Margins – Tutorial

Open Discussions

  • @hderashri shared about an upcoming 10 days Hindu festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil.
  • @courtneypk shared about her b’day next week.
  • @digitalchild asked about a way through which a ‘to be reviewed’ list that can be created which is easier than digging around 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/.
    @webtechpooja answered by “new GitHub Project board https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33 where tabs are grouped by tickets.

Office Hour

@azhiyadev started the office hour and asked and started assigning people to unclaimed issues in WP 6.1.


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-recap, #training-team

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (22 September 2022)

Currently, we have four courses in development.  Here is an overview of what is being worked on and relevant links to follow if you want to learn more.

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. Development Course

@mburridge has completed the first draft of the course, and it is currently being reviewed.  Please provide any actionable feedback in the 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 below by end of October. The plan is to publish it by mid-October, but any helpful observations will still be welcomed at any time as we iterate and update the course going forward.

GitHub Issue:

Two Block Theme Development Courses

Create a Low Code Block Theme

@arasae Modules 1, 2, and 3 are all in rough-draft form; screenshots are needed, and video recordings are necessary to move them from rough drafts to drafts ready for review. Module #4 is being drafted through a live workshop on a user’s first codes in theme.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.. She hopes to have modules 1 and 2 at least ready for team review this month.

Extend a Low Code Block Theme

@psykro has completed the draft content for the first module of his course and is working on the second module. During the process of doing this, he pivoted the content for the first module to be less dependent on the Create a Low Code Block Theme. This allows folks to take the second course independently from the first one (eg more advanced developers who already know the basics from online workshops or tutorials, and want to get straight into the topics in this course).

He is also considering renaming this course from Extend a Low Code Block Theme to Develop a Block Theme, as well as releasing this course as two separate, shorter courses.

GitHub Issues:

You can also find out more about this course in a post titled Block Theme Development Course – Update which was added to the Make WordPress Training page. 

WordPress Data in JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/.

@adamziel has completed the course, and it is currently being reviewed.  Please make any suggestions in the GitHub Issue below. The plan is to publish it by the end of September or early October, but as mentioned before, any helpful feedback will still be welcomed at any time as we iterate and update the course going forward.

GitHub 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 September 20, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  1. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. WCUS 2022 Update
    3. Request for Comments
      1. Proposal for GitHub Process Updates
      2. [Discussion] Reimagining the Training Team contributor roles
      3. Team Profile Badges
      4. Looking for feedback: Handbook page about content localization
  2. WP6.1 Sprint
    1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
    2. Text, screenshots, and familiarization completed by Oct 11/RC1
    3. Videos completed by Oct 28
  3. Open Discussions

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, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for September 13, 2022

Slack Log for Office Hour (APAC time on Tuesday, Sept 13, at 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Weekly Team Meeting (AMER/EMEA time on Tuesday, Sept 13, at 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 Office hour (APAC): @piyushmultidots, @Amitpatelmd. @askaryabbas, @pitamdey, @chetan200891, @piyopiyofox, @webtechpooja, @psykro, @krupalpanchal, @Kemmy99, @onealtr

Attendees Team meeting (EMEA/AMER): @amitpatelmd, @finchps, @Webtechpooja, @onealtr, @pitamdey , @artdecotech, @courane01, @bethsoderberg, @Arasae, @hderashri, @chetan200891, @caraya, @idrissathiam01, @eboxnet, @bsanevans

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @kharisulistiyo@Benachi@finchps@Corina Burri@olsenp@Gökhan Ordu@thedavidjohnson , @Allie Nimmons@Sally Thoun and @Kathleen Cabral

Office Hour Update: We have reviewed Drafts in Progress column in Learn Content 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/ Project board.

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

Faculty Members Update

Please check the faculty members’ full list here. https://make.wordpress.org/training/faculty-program-members/

Proposal for GitHub Process Updates

Based on the discussions during the August 24th / 30th Supplemental SME Meeting and recent Monthly Faculty Meeting, folks have requested changes to the GitHub Content Development Board’s issue triaging and management. This proposal offers improvement suggestions to the current GitHub processes in order to clarify workflows for Faculty and Training Team Members.

WCUS 2022 Update

WCUS took place last weekend and you can scroll back to find out what went on that day ( please note that this link will take out of the flow of this discussion) https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1662918243308299

Individual Learner Survey

Courtney requested that we all take the survey, promote it on social, and ask others to take it.
https://learn.wordpress.org/individual-learner-survey/

August Sprint Retrospective

At the end of the month, we run a retrospective and review

  1. What went well?
  2. What could we improve?
  3. What will we do differently?

Check out the feedback from last month and if you missed it you can add your comments to the post.

 Course Creation – Making the process public

Jonathan is publicly documenting his process for course creation.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the process of course creation public and open to feedback. As such I have decided to try and build the content publicly, by using a separate GitHub repository in my personal account. You can read more about my reasoning on this comment on the course issue in GitHub.

Allie has an idea for a course about creating courses.

Here is the link: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1662927462402609

Training team badges

Pooja has been working on a post regarding how training team badges are awarded. This will shortly be circulated to the team to review and comment.

Handbook Updates

The following pages in the handbook have been updated:

Open Discussion

There is some confusion as to which GitHub Projects board should be used.

  1. This is the original board for content: https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/2
  2. This board was created to test GitHub automation:  https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33

Courtney shared the following thoughts :

We prefer the point where media comes in to be on LearnWP itself. We’ve had issues of media being hot linked to GitHub still. Also, all currently live posts should be revised using the revision 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 tool on Learn itself. We moved to only creating on Learn because GitHub can intimidate a lot of folks. The old way of writing on GitHub was a much steeper step up for folks that don’t know it. I think the key for the team is to be consistent so we know where to go to view work someone has partially done.


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, #meeting-recap, #training-team

August Sprint Retrospective

The training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each Sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Considerable content in multiple languages shipped.
  • Additional long-time contributors are rejoining.
  • SMEs started working in collaboration.
  • We established some helpful security measures for Online Workshops to protect our facilitators and attendees from disruptions/Zoom bombing.
  • We had our first Online Workshop in Japanese. And many more to come in other languages.
  • We made some good steps to update onboarding and process documentation.
  • The decision to move the APAC meeting time was a good one.
  • Individual Learn survey is live now after so much wait and dispute

What could we improve?

  • We have more meetings (beyond routine weekly team meetings) and less availability to create content.
  • We still need course creators’ input on how to revise the content for any feature changes in WordPress. Unfortunately, we don’t have a process for that yet.
  • The course updating content is also weighing on my mind.
  • We could continue building the handbook so contributors have more precise guidance.
  • We should work on clear guidelines for new joiners, especially for basic and Intermediate-level contributors.
  • We can improve how we use 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/, but as far as I know, we are already working on this.
  • We can improve how we use GitHub for courses.

What will we do differently?

  • Reducing the number of meetings will help. Rotating team meetings to every other week and keeping faculty-related meetings to that regularly scheduled time will also help.
  • We could use the team blog more for in-depth discussions (maybe reducing the need for synchronous/zoom meetings?) and keep topics that are quick discussion points in the weekly meetings.
  • We can have a Call for an Audit and content update for the upcoming WordPress 6.1 version. So other contributors can also help us in auditing, updating and delivering content at the time of the 6.1 release.
  • We can perform a sprint sweep at the end of the month and assign specific issues to the Sprint.

#retro

WordCamp US 2022

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.

WP Account

Need help? See videos or a lesson plan to create your account.

Contact

Let the team know what you are interested in and how to contact you.

Join 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/.

Find the #training channel in Slack. Get help in our lesson plan.

LearnWP Content Types

Our team 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/ for project management.

  • Sign up here.
  • Training team content planning here.
  • We do our actual content creation on Learn.WordPress.org itself and do not use pull requests for content.

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

How you can contribute today

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today.

LearnWP User Journey

  • Visit LearnWP, navigate through the site, and note any changes you’d like to see. Add your notes and username to the ideas.

LearnWP Individual Learner Survey

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. Europe, the training team created the individual learner survey. The results of this will provide us with helpful information about our intended audience. Take the survey and ask 2 others at lunch to complete it as well.

LearnWP Needs Analysis

  • Draft a Needs Analysis
    • This connects to the WordPress certification goal
    • This is more formal and broader in scope than the Individual Learner Survey
    • What is the goal of this Needs Analysis doc? See Needs Analysis examples
    • Share your availability to participate in the Needs Analysis Working Group. Share your preferred time for routine meetings. As a group we can determine frequency and additional time zone options.
    • Define the types of audiences we should poll, see Who Can Learn Help. Create a spreadsheet of organizations we would like to poll.

GitHub Workflows

Quality of Training Materials

As LearnWP will be a source of preparation materials for WordPress Certification, additional consideration should be provided for the quality of the materials. We have some guidelines around the quality of a/v in our videos, but lack processes for storyboarding and course proposals with next action steps for tutorials and courses. Create a proposed method for content creation for these areas. Create a Google Doc that is editable and share in the comments.

Other ideas:

How you can contribute after today

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

  1. Join our Slack channel training. To get up and running on Slack go to make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  2. Attend our next weekly meetings on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in. See Meetings info.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans, workshop videos and courses by using them in meetups and/or workshops.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

#wcus

Training Team Meeting Recap – September 6

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

APAC Attendees: @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @amitpatelmd, @piyushmultidots, @askaryabbas, @piyopiyofox, @chaion07, @pitamdey, @azhiyadev, @hderashri, @aion11, @psykro, @onealtr, @courtneypk

EMEA/AMER Attendees: @azhiyadev, @eboxnet, @artdecotech, @meaganhanes, @onealtr

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Idrissa Thiam@Labun Chemjong, and @kharisulistiyo

News

Faculty Members Update

Please check the faculty members’ full list here. https://make.wordpress.org/training/faculty-program-members/

See recaps published from the latest faculty meetings:

  1. August 24th / 30th Supplemental SME Meeting Recap
  2. Monthly Faculty Meeting Recap – August 30/31 2022

Individual Learn Survey

Help form the priorities for the Training team needs analysis. Survey is live, please fill out and share:
https://learn.wordpress.org/individual-learner-survey/

WCUS 2022

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/. on Sept. 11 @courane01 will be the table lead, @courtneypk will lead onboarding. There will be a live stream available for the event https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/livestream/  – Check your local WordPress community to see if there’s a watch party near you, or see if you can get one started.

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development

Check out for the update

Launching workshops in additional Locales

@bsanevans started drafting a handbook page for localized content. He’d appreciate any feedback added to the Google Doc.

Team Structure

@bsanevans also reimagined our contributor roles in light of the Faculty Program. More details can be found in this Slack thread.

Sprint

Content published this week

Reviews requested this week (help needed):

  1. Course: Block Development
  2. Using Block Attributes – Tutorial
  3. Adding a pattern from the Pattern Directory to your theme
  4. Image Optimization (@courtneypk would like another set of eyes on her review)

Retrospective

What went well?

  • Solid amount of content
  • First online workshop in Japanese
  • Improved onboarding and process documentation
  • Moved APAC meeting
  • Learn survey is live

What we can improve?

  • Update outdated handbook pages
  • Clear guidelines for newcomers
  • How we use 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/

What will we do differently?

  • Call for audit and content update for WP 6.1
  • Sprint sweep at end of month and assigning certain issues to the sprint

Open Discussions

The deadline for applications to speak 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 2023 has been extended to September 30, 2022. You now have 1 month to prepare and send in your application.


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-recap, #training

Training Team Meeting Recap – August 30

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

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting / Office Hour (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

attendance:
(APAC Meeting) – @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @bsanevans, @chetan200891, @aion11, @amitpatelmd, @tahmidulkarim, @pitamdey, @piyushmultidots, @piyopiyofox, @hderashri, @askaryabbas, @ashiquzzaman, @atomchat, @onealtr (async), @psykro (async), @courtneypk (async)

(AMER/EMEA Meeting) – @azhiyadev, @courane01, @caraya, @arasae, @manzwebdesigns, @onealtr, @eboxnet (async), @meaganhanes, @chaion07, @courtneypk (async), @atomchat

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames) Liz Dularza, Pitam Dey, Manzur, Davinder Singh Kainth, Aan Darmatirta

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

  • September 6 – @artdecotech
  • September 13 – Opportunity to volunteer
  • September 20 – @hderashri 
  • September 27 – Opportunity to volunteer

We are looking for note-takers for September, Interested? Let us know!

We’d still like a few folks to help provide access to the team site during meetings and welcome anyone along. Interested? Let us know.

Faculty Members Update

Please welcome our newest faculty member @Vagelis. He is joining our team as a content creator.
Please check the faculty members’ full list here for more details. https://make.wordpress.org/training/faculty-program-members/

Update on Individual Learn Survey

The survey is currently in progress for review.
@courane01: Once we are ready to go with it, Then I’ll integrate the survey to Learn Website and share the link here in the Training channel.  I anticipate this possibly later today.

Update on Team meetings

Meetings will be held in alternating time zones starting from September, so bear with us for today. Also, our next meeting will be in an alternating pattern. When a region is not running a team meeting, the time will be used for:

  • Office hour, bring your questions about training, Learn, content, etc.
  • Sprint/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 review
  • Provide feedback on items that are currently in review

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Training Team Profile Badges

We provide training team contributor badges that reflect on the http://WordPress.org profile that acknowledges your contributions to the Training Team. Right now this handbook page is outdated. we need to update it.

Things to consider before updating it:

  1. We are no longer using Github for a lesson plan, so we should consider removing it. No PR merged for this, then how we can provide a badge
  2. What if someone reports and fixes issues on Github, and after how many merged PRs, a person is eligible for a badge
  3. We are no longer using 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. boards, need to remove there

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Localized Content

@bsanevans started drafting a handbook page about how folks can create localized content for Learn WordPress. He’d appreciate any feedback people would like to add to the Google Doc in this Slack message: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1660986964613769

Team Structure

@bsanevans: Secondly, I’ve been thinking about the current team structure. I’ve reimagined the contributor roles we have, in light of the Faculty Program which is going really well. This is very much a rough idea, and I’m open to any thoughts the team has. Please leave any feedback in this Slack thread I started earlier: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1661838946241849

Update on August 25th / 30th Supplemental SME meeting

We had a meeting to finalize the role and responsibilities of our newly joined SMEs. Anyone can share the update on who is in the meeting?

We discussed the Github board and what can we do to make it clear to go to work for them. @piyopiyofox will soon share a post on what we discussed in this meeting on our Training team p2 post. Stay tuned for that.
further discussion on this in a slack thread

Launching workshops in additional Locales

Our first localized online workshop was done in Japanese and @Ben Evans shared his experience, if you are looking to host an online workshop in your locale, do check out this doc

Youtube channel

Please provide your feedback on this (google doc and a slack message by @courane01): https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1661876931073489

Events

WCUS 2022
It is approaching near. WCUS is from Sept 9 to 11 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/. is on Sept. 11 @courane01 will be the table lead, @courtneypk (subject to availability) to help with onboarding on location, and @webtechpooja will serve as Slack rep.

  • We will onboard new people to the training team.
  • We will promote our individual learn survey
    We could work on the Need analysis poll, according to the availability of involved folks.

This will be the first 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. in person for many attendees at this event. We anticipate meeting the interested folks, helping them get up to speed with what Learn is working on, learning about each other’s skills, and brainstorming additional ideas.

Sprint

The Make post has now been broken down into

  1. Learn Content
    a. Upcoming 6.1 changes
    b. Revisions
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team administration
    These mimic our project boards on GitHub.

Content published this Week:
Creating a new header with blocks

Content available for review:
The following reviews have been requested this week

Check-ins

What went well this month?
Significant content in multiple languages was shipped., Long-time contributors re-joined. Security measures developed for Online Workshops to protect facilitators and attendees from disruptions/Zoom bombing. You can follow the conversation here.

What could we improve? 
We still need course creators’ input on how to revise the content for any feature changes in WordPress. We need to focus on creating more course content and also build out the handbook so contributors have clearer guidance. You can follow the conversation here.

What will we do differently?

We can reduce the frequency of meetings and move detailed these discussions to the team blog using the meetings only for quick discussions. You can follow the conversation here.

September sprint plan discussion

@azhiyadev: One of the suggestions we’ve had is to only post 5-10 items on the monthly Sprint post so that newcomers are not overwhelmed. We also discussed having Faculty SMEs vote on what we should be working on.
We’ve got Faculty meetings scheduled this week and it would be a good opportunity to get the SMEs to prioritize our workload for September.
One of the things I would like to see taken into consideration is the auditing of existing content especially courses as we plan what we should be working on.
further discussion on this in a slack thread

Open Discussions

There was a discussion on using tools and plugins that are not part of WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. You can follow the conversation here.


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-recap, #training

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (1 September 2022)

Currently, we have four courses in development.  Here is an overview of what is being worked on and relevant links to follow if you want to learn more.

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. Development Course

@mburridge encountered a couple of minor bugs in the project as he reconstructed the project for the purposes of creating the course. They were mainly me making coding errors, but they still took a bit of time to track down.

The course structure is continually being modified as the content develops and two new lessons were added. He has also completed four of the original lessons planned. 

The lesson “Conditionally display controls” has been moved to later in the course.

Achievements in this period

  • Resolved some bugs in the project
  • Michael had a pair-programming session with Ryan Welcher in which they finally got the custom NumberControl block working properly. Although he did already have a working version there was an interface bug when the user typed directly into the input element instead of using the spinner controls.
  • As a result of finally having a fully working version he incorporated the custom NumberControl block into the course – it has been presented in the course as a snippet for the learner to simply copy and paste. How to create a custom component will be reserved for a separate course.
  • Did some more restructuring of the course – two new lessons added:
  • Completed four lessons:

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:

Two Block Theme Development Courses

Creating a Low Code Block Theme

@arasae has been working on finalizing one required workshop for module #2 of the course and double-checking the script for a second. She has also met with SME Hardeep Asrani regarding the unspoken rules of theme review submission. Modules # 1 and # 2 are largely done in text format with one of two video tutorials completed through the review phase from the Training Team, and shortly to be published on 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/. Module # 3 seeks to bridge the gap between a design in Figma and designing straight in the Site Editor which is being developed in a rough draft.

Extend a Low Code Block Theme

@psykro has been working on getting the course outline added as separate lesson issues in the Learn GitHub repository, in order to start working on the first module. During this time, he also received feedback from the community on his course outline and proposed lessons, which helped him refine the Needs Assessment Statement, Target Audience, and Course Objective. These have been updated on the main course issue in GitHub. 

@psykro has added the course frame in Sensei, and is in the process of working on the first draft of module 1, which he hopes to have completed by September 16. 

Finally, with the assistance of @mikachan, a Block Course Theme repository has been created based on the new twentytwentythree theme code, which will be the home of the theme code being used for both Block Theme courses. 

Github Issues:

You can also find out more about this course in a post titled Block Theme Development Course – Update which was added to the Make WordPress Training page. 

Create your First App with 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/ Data Course

@adamziel has completed the first five lessons of the course in Sensei. He has created an introduction with an example of what the final result, at the end of the course, will look like. 

Furthermore, he has added headings, subheadings, screenshots, assessment questions and reflections to take students through their learning journey. An initial review has been done by @west7 and updates have been made. 

Github 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.org will be.