Training Team Values Exercise Recap

On January 23, 2023, members of the Training Team participated in two, 2-hour exercises to discover shared values. Background for this exercise can be found in this announcement

What we did

Prior to the workshops, participants were asked to reflect on an amazing past team experience, and to envision the very best version of the Training Team. With these two questions in mind, participants shared their experiences and thoughts in discussion, before writing ideas into this presentation

By reflecting on what values were present in previous, amazing team experiences, and what values would be present in the very best version of the Training team, participants identified five top values. Afterwards, we discussed how the values would be applied in different situations and how they would be kept present in the Training Team.

You can watch the recordings of these sessions in the brand new handbook page: Team Values

Top five values

The top five values identified for the Training Team are: 

  1. DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging): We create an inclusive environment that reflects the global, diverse community. We create accessible content that appeals to different learning styles.
  2. Collaborative: We foster trust and cooperation, through mentorship and respect. This is a supportive place that encourages reliability and motivation. 
  3. Sustainable Growth: As individual contributors and as a team, we hope for constant improvement! However, we aim to accomplish this by maintaining sustainable, innovative, and adaptable practices that uphold the team’s energy as well as the consistency and quality of content.
  4. Impact: To help WordPress enthusiasts really learn, we desire to make an impact. This means that we connect with the right audiences and meet their needs. We deliver quality content and consider how this fits into the future of WordPress.
  5. Empathy: Contributors are often led to the Training team by personal passion for teaching others. We maintain that joy by maintaining a spirit of helpfulness and kindness, and readily celebrate each others’ successes. 

Now what?

Now that the team has come together to form our values, our next steps will be to schedule a 2023 goal setting exercise. During the goal setting exercise, we will evaluate the Training Team Goals for 2022 to see if anything should be carried over, and formulate new goals for the Training Team to accomplish this year. A post will be published shortly with details.

And finally, if you have any questions or comments about these team values, feel free to comment below.

#training-team, #values

Brainstorm – WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

It’s now less than a month to Contributor Day at WordCamp Asia 2023! In preparation for the day, we’d like to invite you to share your ideas of what contributors at the Training Team table can get involved with on that day.

Below are some ideas to kick-start discussions. Feel free to comment on this post with your ideas, too!

This brainstorming is open until February 8th (Wednesday).

Team reps and table leads will consider all ideas and publish a post with a final plan by February 10th.

Experienced Contributors

Idea: We can label issues for contributors to work on with wcasia 2023 or similar before the event starts. This will allow us to create a dedicated view in 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 highlight issues for this event.

New Contributors

  • Have contributors go through the brand new Onboarding Paths
    • We can share team values, goals and projects as part of this
  • Review online courses and submit feedback
  • Review published content and submit error report
    • Spelling mistakes
    • Outdated content
    • Something is not clear and needs improvement
    • Screenshot/images missing

#contributor-days, #wordcamp

Information Sources for WordPress 6.2

These are sources of information when assessing what content will need to be updated and revised for LearnWP.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Announcements:

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/ Labels

Not all of these are related to

Core DevNotes

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 (on Core)

TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.:

Docs team:

Training / LearnWP Project

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. Extended

We revise content ahead of release while preserving the current content until release. Think of it as a Pull Request that ships on release day. Here’s how we do that: