Recap for Training Meeting November 30, 2020

Attendance: @courane01, @camikaos @webtechpooja, @meher @Rastaban @jessecowens @manzwebdesigns @YashwardhanRana @sippis @oglekler @onealtr @webcommsat

Meeting led by @courane01

Introduction and welcome to new contributors

Agenda for the week of November 30

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now
  4. Sprint work sessions
  5. Standup/check-in
  6. Open announcements/discussion
  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
    1.  Time for more team congrats.  This week’s congrats go to @Michael Geheren.  He clocked many hours last week correcting missing screenshots and fixing broken links on the http://learn.wordpress.org website. So much so that he received a badge based upon our documentation.   
    2. Also in the mentions this week, #marketing has done a fantastic job preparing for the full launch of the Learn WordPress website. @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher @OGlekler @lmurilliom @yvettesonneveld. And to others from the marketing team who have helped in the meeting collaborations: @chaion07, @megphillips91, @lokesh1994, @herculespekkas @ugyensupport, @yashwardhanrana, @technocrews, @antialiasfactory and others
    3. Cross-team collaboration is really in full effect as we get close to the Learn launch.  We are anticipating a release to coincide with WordPress 5.6 shipping on Dec 8, 2020 (NEXT WEEK)
  3. What we’re working on now
    1. As we near the launch of Learn, we are checking over these areas to get lesson plans really ready for the wider public to discover. That has included fixing broken images, missing content, and more.
      1. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2020/11/25/high-priority-items-before-learn-wordpress-org-launch-part-2/
  4. Sprint work sessions
    1. @erica organized a sprint work session that occurred several hours on December 1, so there’s quite a lot of activity in our channel just before the meeting began.  Comments are mostly updated onto the High Priority post above.
    2. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2020/11/19/updating-sprint-ahead-of-learn-launch/ 
  5. Standup/check-in
    1. Courtney: Last week @Hauwa Abashiya and I sorted through what remains to be done before launch and organized it on the High Priority post as well as time spent on cross-team communications. Last week @Hauwa Abashiya and I sorted through what remains to be done before launch and organized it on the High Priority post as well as time spent on cross-team communications.
    2. Camikaos: Has been on vacation with no blockers and is now pushing for the Learn working groups to combine and be hosted under Training team, working to update anything prior to the full Learn launch, collaborating with Sandy E on trainings for Kids, recording some workshops from existing lesson plans
    3. Bud Manz has been working and gone on holiday and will spend time next week working on needs-design-feedback tags and helping @camikaos (she/her) on the sprints
  6. Open announcements/discussion
    1. Slides: For next week, Courtney will continue any cross team collab, and thanks to @Jesse Owens, will also check that all the slides in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ are available on lesson plans.  Jesse has been pivotal in that work.  Hoping to find a low-lift way for users to get a PDF print of the slides we currently have.
      1. Option 1: Instruct the audience to print the slides and use their browser’s print-to-pdf option
      2. Option 2: Have the lesson creator do those steps, and add them to the repositories
      3. Option 3 would be to add a “Print” button in the slide decks themselves
  7. Last announcement: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2020/12/01/proposal-moving-the-learn-working-group-to-training/
    1. The idea is that the training team would be the home for all Learn WordPress site info. We’re currently split between #community-team and #training for content, P2s, working group discussions.  Unifying Learn work to the Training team could really help us organize and streamline decisions.

#community-team, #meeting-agenda, #training #marketing

Recap for Training Meeting November 20, 2020

Attendance: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @onealtr, @evarlese, @ibrahimkh41331, @chaion07 @meher

Meeting led by @courane01

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Introduction and welcome to new contributors

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. Updates

To fully launch Learn, marketing team and media comms have put out a call out for support on High priority items. They include small chunks for many people to contribute just a bit of time, such as fixing screenshots that are missing. The post links to tutorials on getting started.

At the moment we are without a great way to track contributions. There are tools for very thorough auditing and revision control in progress, as well as ideas on how best to track contributions to work like fixing screenshots but these are not yet ready. In the meantime, please note your contributions by commenting on the post, if you do note it in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. make sure you reference the timestamp in the post.

  1. TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.
    1. @azhiyadev who has removed the taxonomy from the main body of the content. Taxonomy is now visible on the right 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. and also in the lesson plan main page as a preview.
  2. Code Snippets Review
    1. @webtechpooja who has reviewed code snippets on several lesson plans this past week.
  3. Slides
    1. @courane01 has been reviewing where the team is in determining Learn MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia (minimum viable productMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia) for a launch and found directions on how to display the slide presentations still in our old GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ home.
    2. @jessecowens and @coreymckrill were very instrumental in getting this up and running. @jessecowens has been the training 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. for years and hopes to provide a more complete set of directions on how to do this. @coreymcrkill from the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team was able to determine that the code and functionality for taxonomy are still available and could be added to the lesson plan editor.
    3. @courane01 will allocate some time to review all the GitHub repository and determine which slides are ready to be linked. There is a Slides Style Guide that can be used to determine if the content of the lesson plan is complete. The guide is a bit outdated but does document the team’s standards well. @courane01 will document what she finds as she reviews each plan. This is an example of a completed lesson plan with viewable slides https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/high-level-overview/ 
    4. We are still in discussions to standardise video workshops slide needs and updates will be posted to #training as more details arrive. The focus will be on getting the slides linked so they display. 
    5. @courane01 will put some thought into the download slides area. She will test this like a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer that may be fairly new to WordPress themselves and looking for something to present to others. We need to consider providing clear directions somewhere for what to do when downloading.  She’ll dig back to see what the expected download is – the slides code files or a PDF. In the meantime, the display in the browser is achievable soon with some work.
  4. Update from @evarlese2 sprint working sessions announced
    1. @evarlese who has checked, updated and added images and alt text for 9 lesson plans.
    2. @evarlese and @camikaos are holding 2 sprints on December 1st  some sprint working sessions scheduled to help with the high priority items. These will run for 3-hours each. 
    3. Anyone is welcome to join and dedicated people will be available to help with questions (and likely access too) so we can get through as many of these tasks as possible.
    4. If anyone else is interested in running a sprint then @erica is happy to help and can add more times to the post.
  5. Coordination with #marketing for social media communications when Learn launches
    1. Marketing is working on communications around a full launch. @courane01 attended this week’s meeting to help clarify and provide more specific way others can contribute and/or use what is on Learn.
    2. Shout out to @meher, @chaion07 @oglekler @webcommsat for pulling the info together and getting it to a wider audience.

Standup Check In

  • @courane01 committed to screenshots.  She did not meet the goal due to several meetings and research around Learn functionality and MVP. She will focus on any needed meetings/research AND linking slides, documenting what “done” looks like for displaying in the browser.
  • @evarlese committed to updating screenshots and was able to get 9 done! She’s aiming to tackle one of the lesson plans that are “almost done” next week and/or spend some more time on screenshots.
  • @webtechpooja committed to code snippets review, and reviewed 5 lessons! She’ll finish code snippets review as much as she can this week and check about slide presentations.
  • @ibrahimkh41331 is aiming to start with updating screenshots.
  • @onealtr committed to helping with the screenshots last week, he did not meet the goal due to unexpected life changes. He will focus on the screenshots this week.

Open announcements/discussions

  1. Badges awarded
    1. @chetan200891 (one of our former team reps) shared that @webtechpooja was due a badge based on contributions made in GitHub, this has now been awarded.
  2. Update posted on https://make.wordpress.org/updates
    1. Updates are now happening again and available for other teams to read
  3. Additional weekly meeting
  4. Based on the recent poll the date selected is Tuesdays at 17:00 UTC beginning December 1. @onealtr will facilitate this meeting and @courane01 will support him with the kick-off.

Recap for Training Team Meeting November 13, 2020

Attendance: @courane01 @evalese @azhiyadev @onealtr

Meeting led by @courane01

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Introduction and welcome to new contributors and agenda walkthrough.

2nd weekly meeting survey update

Votes are in for an additional meeting slot to help familiarise and onboard new contributors. @onealtr to review results, indicate preference and liaise with @courane01 on the kick-off meeting.

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. lesson plan functionality update

@evarlese, @courane01, @cam, @corey @azhiyadev met to discuss the functionality needs for lesson plans on Learn, especially in relation to moving from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to Learn.

@evarlese provided an update on the meeting:

  • #meta has carried out research and investigation on existing plugins or options that can replace revisioning and queueing functionality. There isn’t a perfect solution in place but the team have it on their radar.
  • the training team agreed to look at a way to link current lesson plans to existing slides. @courane01 will set this up so that it can also be tracked on Edit Flow.
  • the training team will continue working on the high-priority tasks (fixing images, code snippets, etc.) and develop processes for badges, etc. around that.

Overall it was a positive meeting and gave the training team a way forward:

  • @courane01 went onto notify the team that they do have help coming for completing tasks that are nearly done on the team 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. board. The focus won’t be on creating more slides at this time but making sure existing lesson plans are in a more completed state.
  • The team will revisit their need for slides and explore the functionality on how to display and make these downloadable within Learn. The temporary solution will be to link to the folders of slides in each GitHub repo. The average user may require an overview of how to download/display these, along with how to download lesson plans.
  • @hlashbrooke will coordinate those able to help write lesson plans. @courane01 is requesting help organising these contributors as the team will not be able to track participation well at this time without GitHub.
  • Linking existing workshops to lesson plans will be looked at in Phase II.

Standup check-in

@webtechpooja volunteered to review code snippets and get through 6 lesson plans that contained snippets. She met her goal.

@courane01 committed to working on screenshots for 2 lesson plans but did not meet her goal. She did not meet her goal. The blockers were unexpected work/life temporary changes.

@onealtr committed to working on screenshots but the blocker was unexpected life temporary changes.

@evarlese volunteered to help with looking into options around GitHub, which she did (with the help of @azhiyadev, @courane01, and @camikaos).

For the next meeting:

  • @courane01 has committed to working on 2 lesson plans for screenshots, will finish her lesson and slides for Creating a WordPress Profile and will leave comments in #training.
  • @evarlese committed to taking 2 lesson plans for screenshots.
  • @azhiyadev committed to removing taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. and look at a nearly done lesson plan

If anyone needs to step out of contributions, be free to do so. Keep us posted if possible on your own well-being. More than launching Learn and writing lesson plans, we as a team care about the people doing all of this.

@courane01

As a reminder anyone can help with:

  1. Small chunks
    1. Fixing broken images
    2. Omit details to taxonomy
    3. Code snippets review
  2. Medium chunks
    1. Complete lesson plans

Announcements/questions/discussions

@courane01 and @azhiyadev now have access to post team recaps on https://make.wordpress.org/updates this will help cross-team initiatives.

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 30, 2020

Attendance: @courane01 @webtechpooja @evalese @kafleg @azhiyadev @onealtr @mukesh27 @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher @oglekler

Meeting led by @courane01

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Introduction and welcome to new contributors and agenda walkthrough.

Team reps

Those currently listed are not active at this time due to the pandemic and career transitions. However, they are available to the team for historical insight and guidance. The team now needs new team reps who function as facilitators. These are not permanent positions, more information on team reps can be found on https://make.wordpress.org/updates/team-reps/

With @courane01 and @azhiyadev present for meetings, cross-team communication, and other work; a vote was cast on 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/. for them to be listed as team reps. Please cast your vote, results will be announced at the next meeting.

Additional roles

  1. Welcome committee
    • @webtechpooja has volunteered to take on this role, please let the team know if you would like to take on this role.
  2. Meeting note taker
    • @evalese and @onealtr volunteered to take notes. The role will be rotated to ensure that no individual is burdened, please let the team know if you would like to take on this role.
  3. Checking inboxes from forms on Training and Learn websites for new contributors
    • @onealtr and @webtechpooja have volunteered to take on this role, please let the team know if you would like to take on this role.
  4. APAC timezone facilitator
    • @onealtr has volunteered to take on the APAC facilitator role. Kick-off time to be discussed and circulated. Please let the team know if you would like to support this role.

Tracking volunteers and contributions

The current documented process relies heavily on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ PRs however, the long-term roadmap may or may not involve GitHub. At present, GitHub has been turned off.

The value that contributors make to all of .org is deeply valued and the Training team want to continue to recognise those who contribute. Over the next few meetings, the team will brainstorm ideas. 

Audit update

For the past few months, @courane01, @azhiyadev, @jillbinder and @webtechpooja have preliminarily audited all the lesson plans live on Learn.  These plans began in the training team handbook on Make, migrated to GitHub, and again migrated to Learn.

#marketing has put a call out for help. Small chunks of ways you can contribute:

  1. Screenshots contributors – fixing broken images
  2. Code snippets help – proofing and testing
  3. Remove templated post content that has moved to taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies.

Please uncheck the box in the Edit flow when you have fixed any broken images and code snippets, see how to audit lesson plans.

Lesson plans nearly “done”

Medium chunks of ways you can contribute are to spend an hour or two on a single lesson plan to get it to a more complete position. We’ve been using Trello to track things and a few columns before the far right is an ‘Almost Ready’ column. The colour coding indicates what needs to be done.

Once a plan is audited, please move the relevant TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card to the correct board.

High-level organization and potentially larger areas of commitment for contribution

The team needs help thinking strategically and future-proofing where possible. One of the current pain points is keeping up with WP updates since leaving GitHub. The post editor tracking tools only work well for comparing past changes. Lesson plans will need to indicate what version of WP they are using eg. 5.4 or 5.5.  What will the workflow look like on 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.? How do we assess the impact?

Slides, what is the best way to manage these moving forward. Videos are making their way to Learn, considerations to including them on lesson plans with means for instructor to download for offline use. Historically, all the material has been built for the Instructor. Lesson plans are their notes and guidance on what to cover, goals, etc. Slides are for people attending – historic links for the team’s decisions on these. Key posts relating to this topic:

  1. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2015/08/25/slides/
  2. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2018/05/10/recap-of-may-10-2018-meeting/#post-10773:~:text=Slides,-have
  3. https://trello.com/c/jpp5ob7t/192-slides
  4. https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/slides-style-guide/

How does the content stay current, provide instructors and participants/attendees a means to followup to official documentation after the session? Should it be a link to post content or have a taxonomy? How does the team know when docs update and adjust accordingly?

All the topics above will be discussed in more detail at future team meetings. Please consider the implications and impact proposed solutions will have on presenters and participants.

Recap for Training Team Meeting September 4, 2020

Attendance: @chetan200891, @courane01, @knilkantha, @chaion07, @thisisyeasin, @webcommsat, @carike, @tikolan, @azhiyadev

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Introductions were made and then @courane01 revisited the goal of the Training team, creating lesson plans and instructional materials for anyone to use when teaching others WordPress. Plans have been used in Meetups, traditonal classrooms, bootcamps and workshops. The #community-team uses plans in several outreach initiatives as well, particularly around what is open-source. A few people pop into #training asking to be trained.

@courane01 asked for people interested in being the key lead for welcoming new people to the channel, similar approach to how #marketing welcomes new people to their channel.

Training team current priorities

Cross-team collaboration for 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..

After years of hard work, Lesson plans are now live on https://learn.wordpress.org/ However, it is not quite ready to draw attention too yet. Meeting notes for Learn site maintenance meeting held Friday 4 September 2020 in #community-team are now available.

Prioritize lesson plans that are current/hot topics, identify which need just a little push to take live.

The team needs to assess the state of lesson plans that are ready to be visible. @carike has done a great job of finding glitches from syncing from GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and @courane01 has tried to compare this against the team’s Trello board (tracks what is done and ready to be live).

There are a few pull requests in Github that should be reviewed/accepted on lesson plans. @courane01 suggested possibly working on a few lessons plans that are new/hot topics like all the changes to using 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. editor brought up in 5.5.

@webcommsat is working with @hlashbrooke in the community on promotions and it will be good to gather some key info regarding lesson plans on Learn when this is ready to be promoted.

Discussion welcome on lesson plans. They have been built in Github and @courane01 would like to revisit if this should continue to be the case. The inital reason for using Github was when they were moved, all lesson plans images were lost from the Training team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. never to be restored.

Need to consider new lesson plans to be drafted. @courane01 has come up with a few but has not written the content for them yet. @webcommsat and @hlashbrooke have talked about linking these lessons/guides from the Q&As they are working on from the release and marketing. It would be good to look at how they can be aware of when these are ready and cross promote the resources. If anyone would like to write these plans then please contact @chetan200891 or @courane01 for access.

Determine what is an agreeable arrangement with brands on brand-specific mentions for important and unavoidable areas like contact forms.

An appropriate strategy is needed to teach things like contact forms or other areas that many sites need, but coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. doesn’t include. Later we can explore the lessons around very common plugins.

Plan/document how to partner with brands.

There is a need to think through what an appropriate mention of brands entails or could do.

Sync up with Polyglots for translating lesson plans.

@courane01 mentioned the need to prepare for partnering with #polygots as we get lessons live. The video workshop area is moving towards those needs as well.

Open announcements/discussions

Based on the Doodle poll, team meeting moving forward will be held on Fridays at 11:00 UTC in #training. @courane01 would be delighted to see a second meeting time for PM in the Americas and AM for parts of the pacific rim. A few people have expressed interest in that time slot.

Please feel free to reach out anytime to get connected, account permissions, etc. For getting onboarded and to start contributing please look at the post written by @chetan200891 https://make.wordpress.org/training/2020/08/21/east-bay-contributor-day-2020/. It also includes video tutorials.

Action Items

  • @azhiyadev to assist @courane01 in reviewing what is on Learn, comparing it to 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. and identifying what should be live on Learn.
  • Discussion welcome on if lesson plans should continue to be built using Github or some other alternative solution.
  • A few pull requests in Github need to be reviewed/accepted on lesson plans
  • Getting Trello/Github PRs current. We can manually move the completed plans over for now. Github Sync to Learn is disabled until bugs have been sorted. Does anyone have any ideas on comparing those?
  • Draft new lesson plans highlighted above.

Recap for Training Team Meeting June 13, 2019

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

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

@chetan200891 is waiting on some stuff from the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team.

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

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

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

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

WCEU Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

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

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

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

@iwritten will do some research and printout Blooms.

@juliekuehl created a ZenHub workspace (you’ll need to log in with your GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ account to see the workspace) set up specifically for Contributor Day with all the issues that can be addressed during that day.

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

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

Upcoming team meetings

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

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

Open announcements/discussion

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

Action Items

#contributor-days, #workshops

Recap for Training Team Meeting June 6, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Slides Style Guide update

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

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

WCEU Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

screenshot of the workspace for WCEU Contributor Day

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

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

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

Upcoming team meetings

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

Lesson plan assignments and updates

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

#contributor-days, #handbook, #workshops

Recap for Training Team Meeting May 30, 2019

Attendance: @juliekuehl, @man4toman, @iwritten, @chetan200891, @aurooba, @Janet357, @viitorcloudvc, @jessecowens, @kartiks16, @iwritten

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

@chetan200891 worked on the Custom Metadata for the learn site, which can be found here.

Everyone’s comments and feedback are encouraged. For those contributors, who would like edit access, please reach out to @chetan200891.

Getting Started Info / Handbook Update

@juliekuehl made significant progress on cleaning up and streamlining the Getting Started info in the Training Handbook to make it leaner and clearer.

@iwritten went through it today to learn and found it very helpful, so that’s good feedback!

The new glossary tool is activated on the Training Team blog, if there are other definitions anyone wants to suggest, please let @juliekuehl or another team member know!

@aurooba shared the open source plugin link for anyone who may want to take advantage of the feature.

@juliekuehl: I believe that the Handbook could still use some work around our actual workflow processes, but with the Learn site still in development some of those may be changing which is why we haven’t documented those just yet.

@jessecowens noted that there should be more videos and a lot of people concurred.

The move to ZenHub from Waffle.io for GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ project management also impacts the workflow, and there are a lot of new features that can be taken advantage of. This will also need to be documented.

Style Guide update

@janet357 worked on the Style Guide and made good progress! The more comments and feedback on Handbook Information the better!

Workshop focus / Calgary 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/.

Reference: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2019/05/25/a-small-shift-in-focus/ (and the comments!)

The Calgary Contributor Day contributions included brainstorming and fleshing out outlines for 8 potential workshops targeting different audiences that the Training team could work on.

@juliekuehl noted a lot of lesson plans that were included are in various stages of development and completeness.

@Janet357 mentioned that the next is step is to decide which workshop to start on and list the lesson plans to be used. These become top priority.

@juliekuehl: So, what I’d like the team to do at this point is to think about those suggestions and make comments as to whether or not they think they are the right ones or if there are others that should be included. Then I’d like us to get down to the specifics of choosing a workshop to begin with and decide which lesson plans would be a part of it and build those out. Then we could move on to the next workshop. Basically do sprints to get a workshop built out.

@aurooba volunteered to create 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. cards for each workshop that has been suggested after she’s given access. @juliekuehl will also make an “Other Workshop Ideas” Trello card.

Everyone should comment on the Trello card for the workshop they feel can be one of the first ones to work on.

WCEU Contributor Day

If everything can be put in place in time for 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 aim is to do a couple sprints on workshops to get them fleshed out and completed. Beginner workshops will take precedence and will likely be the first few to be fleshed out and completed.

@juliekuehl and @jessecowens were thinking if it’s possible to also do a sprint on the 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/ there too with the help of another team.

@aurooba suggested that the tasks left for the website be added to GitHub. @juliekuehl will go through and create issues (in the repository https://github.com/wptrainingteam/learn-theme-beta) for all the tasks noted in the Trello card (https://trello.com/c/HgCQ6Jlp). @chetan200891 also felt that getting help from a different team would be helpful!

Lesson plan assignments and updates

A repository was created for the WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ lesson plan that @tristup created, now it just needs to be submitted using a PR request by @tristup to https://github.com/wptrainingteam/wp-cli.

There have been a few pull requests. Some of these still need to be reviewed and a few more have come in since the last queue clean out.

The team focus is coming back to including lesson plans, and the plan is to focus intensely on them after WordCamp Europe.

Open announcements/discussion

@chetan200891 shared GitPod, which is an online IDE for Github, that is easy and fast to use. You can work directly on Repo. Edit, Preview and Submit PR. It’s free for open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. projects! He made a video on how to work using it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmCEyyzctbk.

@juliekuehl mentioned that this may become the recommended way to work on lesson plans for the Training team and contributors. She’ll add the video to the Getting Started section in the Training Handbook.

Action Items

Tasks without a specific person assigned are for anyone who’d like to contribute.

#contributor-days, #feedback, #handbook, #workshops

Notes on January 3, 2019 Meeting

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Welcome and Meeting Outline

  1. Handbook Updates
    1. Revising the Style Guide
      1. Examples displayed should be relevant to GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ formatting
      2. Slides style guide wasn’t functional as the slide display tool was discontinued. Suggest moving to https://pages.github.com/ . 
      3. @juliekuehl will update this page.
    2. Add tasks for semi-annual handbook updates to our team 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. board.
      1. 2 weeks before time changes begin, communicate about if the meeting moves times.
      2. Update a few places on the handbook displaying meeting times
      3. Update annual team goals
  2. Videos
    1. @jessecowens has been working on editing the atom video with some updates. He expects both the atom video and the one on slides to be complete by end of January
  3. 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/
    1. The Design Team is still working on re-doing the design based on the recommendations of the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. team.
  4. Lesson Plans
    1. Regrouping about what lesson plans are in process next week to get more ready for the relaunch of the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site.
    2. Possibly conduct a video meeting to brainstorm regrouping on lesson plans.
    3. Work with Kids Camps for workshop plans
    4. Repo Maintenance Labels for tagging lesson plans
      1. @courane01 will brainstorm ideas this week to be reviewed next week (January 10) and finalized on January 17.
      2. These will be part of the lesson plan submission process
    5. Meeting Wrap Up and Next Meeting Next meeting on 10 Jan 2019

#handbook, #slides, #videos

Notes on December 20, 2018 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and Meeting Outline
    1. @juliekuehl Welcomed everyone to the meeting and reviewed how the #Training team operates for the new comers and also touched on the outcome of 2018 and the projects accomplished. Julie also outlined the purpose of the meeting and asked about the goals for 2019.
    2. Link to the 2019 Goals post
    3. Suggestion for more videos on our YouTube channel from @fahim.
    4. @courtneyengle suggests:
      TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. & categorize lesson plans by versions, themes, etc. in GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ (digging back to the old Content Audit idea)
      • Purpose statement about videos on Youtube (target audience is those contributing to and accessing materials from the training team, not the end user to be trained)
      • Write guidelines for plugins created by an agency
      • On-boarding buddies
  2. @juliekuehl mentioned that the lesson plans follow BloomBloom's Taxonomy Bloom's Taxonomy is a way of writing lesson plan objectives using specific words so that the objectives can be measured. See https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/blooms-taxonomy/ for more details.’s TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. (more info) and that there are needs for translating videos from WordPress.tv into lesson outlines.
  3. How to Contribute
    1. Look up projects on Trello.
    2. Review style guides available on our getting started page
    3. GitHub issues are listed out in Waffle.io 
  4. Comments about 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//5.0 and WCUS
    1. Suggestion on lesson for using 5.0 / differences between old editor and new editor.
    2. Newcomers to WordPress would not need lesson on legacy WordPress.
    3. @fahim links to Health Check Plugin
    4. @courtneyengle How to create a post lesson plan idea – reuse Comparing Classic Editor and Gutenberg for the tasks in creating a lesson plan. Create same plan using both modes.
  5. Meeting Wrap Up and Next Meeting
    1. Next meeting on 3 Jan 2019 and resuming the usual weekly schedule after that.