Recap for Training Team meeting February 23, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @azhiyadev @onealtr @webtechpooja @paaljoachim @mkrndmane @ashiquzzaman

Notes

  1. Sprint Check-In
    • @azhiyadev asked, Volunteers still needed for Using blocks in a Post. Although,@poena may be working on this. @evarlese has already done a video workshop for this and @courane01 picked it up.
    • Lesson Plans in progress
    • @ashiquzzaman volunteered to review Reusable Blocks and 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. Directory lesson plans.
  2. Slides unified and proposal submitted to 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. (help us test)
    • This 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 helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
    • @azhiyadev said few people have been testing this. Do we think we are in a position to go ahead with this?
      – Team has given their views on this.
      @courane01 said with coordination of the Workshop working group we composed a joint proposal for meta.
      @evarlese will include this topic in the next Learn Working Group Meeting.
      @azhiyadev agreed and adding it into the March Sprint.
  3. @harishanker shared an idea and asked for the team’s feedback.
    • @harishanker said, creating a dedicated workshop focussed on WordPress 5.7 itself, similar as we are working on a lesson plan.
    • @courane01 said, having an additional piece of content may complicate things?  Rather than a lesson about a version, we can focus on revising all the screenshots across all lesson plans impacted by a version and listing where the content was updated. and we could assist with any demo and release work #marketing does to promote the info for sure.
    • @azhiyadev, Agreed on the lesson plans. On having a video on what is coming or what to expect but WP Briefing kinda covers that without any visuals.
    • @courane01 see some content as “courses” and others that are more 1-off workshops.  The lifespan and use of version release may offer historical value but becomes obsolete after the next version ships.  And we haven’t been super efficient at reviewing all the content we have to revise as new versions ship new features.
    • @evarlese credit @harishanker with this thought, but we can also consider how discussion groups might fit into that as well for more Q&A about new tools or features.
    • @courane01 said if we have a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that changes many obvious features, that we get the existing videos and lesson plans up to date.  Then a summary 1-off piece with a short shelf life, but possibly a very lively real-time discussion would fit in well. That would very likely be exciting to promote and attract attendees to the discussion group portion. But a focus on updating our source materials on Learn & Docs seems important to make the most of life in a release cycle.
  4. Planning for March Sprint
    • Lesson plans
      • Standards for taking screenshots
      • Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing
      • Using Blocks in a Post
      • Learn WordPress Contributor Documentation
  5. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. She was discussing the team roles and using the ones currently listed in 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 she will work on it during the Friday office hours.
    • Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Meeting Recap Feb 9, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @camikaos @azhiyadev @onealtr @webcommsat @webtechpooja @carike @chzumbrunnen @rastaban @nalininonstopnewsuk @paaljoachim

Notes

  1. WC India Recap
    • @webtechpooja provided an update on the 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/. held on February 6 and 7. @webtechpooja facilitated the event on both days with @chetan200891 supporting her on the first day. Those who joined worked on testing the slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, reviewing the Training team handbook and learning more about what the team does.
  2. Sprint Lesson plans for WP 5.7
    • Request for volunteers to complete drafts for the following Lesson plans by February 23, 2021. Most of these have video workshops:
      1. Using blocks in a Post – volunteers still required
      2. 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. Patterns – @evarlese @megphillips91 @courane01 @webcommsat
      3. Reusable Blocks – @webtechpooja
      4. Block Directory – @courane01
      5. Blocks in Widgets – omitted as it is unlikely to ship with 5.7
      6. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim
  3. Slides unified and proposal submitted to 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. (help us test)
    • This plugin helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • Contributors on WC India (Hardik, Anand Vaid, Abhijeet) and @nalininonstopnewsuk tested the plugin
    • @paaljoachim has volunteered to test the plugin on 5.7
    • @courane01 has submitted 2 support tickets and is awaiting a response
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
  4. Logistics on staying in step with a release (read release notes)
  5. Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.
    • Training will operate sprint as a month-long cycle with specific goals for now.  Other goals, like Learn functionality, that go beyond CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases will be part of the Learn Working Group.  Defining who are our key stakeholders for March and planning times to gather is our goal for this month.
  6. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 12, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Recap for Training Team Meeting – February 2, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.


Attendance: @courane01 @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @erica @onealtr @chaion07 @ashiquzzaman @ashiquzzaman @mukesh27 @rastaban @Carike @paaljoachim @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher @oglekler @lmurillom

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

  1. Sprint kickoff – The training team wants to run this on a monthly basis and pick up a few items to focus on in the month of February. The following topics were picked based on discussion and the team needed help with –
    1. Lesson plans for WP 5.7
      1. Using blocks in a Post
      2. 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. Patterns
      3. Reusable Blocks
      4. Block directory
      5. Blocks in Widgets

@webcommsat and MegPhillips91 have been working on a block patterns workshop as part of the Questions and Answers on the Release, in feedback to the block patterns presentations to Meetups, and to tie in with Learn WordPress. Awaiting further discussions with Training on integrating this with a shorter version for the Learn WordPress platform and creating a lesson plans that will help tie all these resources together.

@paaljoachim suggested Reusable blocks are being worked on these days. The UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. will likely have some changes. Blocks in Widgets are being worked on these days. Block directory I am not sure how ready it is for a tutorial and hinted at waiting for these three topics.

@courane01 mentioned that these lessons are worth shipping because there will be video workshops at the same time. The audit tool is being worked on, which will help track areas to compare updates vs releases. These features are in core and already available, so whatever state they are in, users can already access them. These lessons will keep the training team in-sync with the equivalent versions in the workshops. https://learn.wordpress.org/workshops/using-the-block-editor/ to which @paaljoachim agreed stating lessons can be updated with time. 

@azhiyadevauwa asked @paaljoachim to include these two in the list for 5.7:

  1. Setting up a local WP development environment
  2. Testing instructions for testing a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket Patch.

@paaljoachim has done a tutorial for these was thinking of creating a lesson plan. He’s looking at the barrier for anyone submitting a new lesson. These blockers could be key learning points for improving the handbook.

  • Has made a new tutorial for setting up a local WP development Environment + testing instructions for testing a Trac ticket Patch
  • Made 2 videos, and will be creating a lesson plan for it.
  • Suggested having a section for ‘creating a lesson plan’ in the Lesson plan resources. He will write down the steps that he thinks should be added to the handbook.
  • Courtney agreed with @paaljoachim on the handbook revision. Also brought the point that to start writing a plan,  the team needs to decide what content is required. Then ask for volunteers to write the plan. That person then starts a draft on Learn WordPress. Reusable block has content. if your account needs access, pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @azhiyadevauwa, @courane01, or @evarleseica they have a reusable block to use with pre-filled content on writing a lesson plan ready to go there.

But the problem – The training team traditionally goes through a process of volunteering for which topic to write via 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., then the person would fork the plan 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/, pull requests to contribute back, etc. The training team is looking for ways to reduce as many obstacles for those less familiar with those tools, and GitHub is not actively in sync with Learn.

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. will have that audit/revision tool info available soon for the training team to know how all those features are possible without GitHub but until then @Hauwa will look at getting that part of the handbook updated or adding a post about it.

2. Slides – The training trying to figure out a solution for moving our Slides from GitHub onto Learn WP. Thanks to @Courtney who has come up with a solution. It now needs your help in testing this out https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/01/29/request-for-testing-slides-plugin/

@ashiquzzaman and @Pooja Derashri have tested the 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. The plugin looks promising
@ashiquzzaman suggested:

  1. Improving the process of adding new slides.
  2. It’s to have a presentation template with few slides instead of a blank slate. It takes time to understand the settings and how to proceed with creating slides. Having a template will cut down this confusion.
  3. 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. should indicate the total number of slides the presentation has. Otherwise editing the slides becomes a boring & bland experience with a birds-eye overview.

@courane01 stated that the plugin has been used for Matt’s State of the Word address and can be found in .org repo . Notice that of the 2 contributors, one is the .org team itself. So that should help as far as submitting feature requests to it, like the weird behavior when adding a new slide.

@webtechpooja – suggested to update the plugin as the current plugin version was a year ago.

@courane01tney will submit a support ticket – asking it be tested against the current version of WP and another for the add slide (where the cursor lands)

3. Lesson plans for reformatting identified

The training team is still working on converting lesson plans to an outline format. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the handbook. The training team hopefully get through those by the end of the month.

4. Logistics on staying in line with releases –

The training team is looking at how we can stay in line with releases which at the moment are 4 a year. The proposal is:

  • Pull RC1 if not related to blocks and test
  • Check materials 2 business days before the release
  • Ship relevant plans with release party
  • Documenting procedures along the way

@webcommsat replied – we need to get together with the dev/ release group from marketing and others involved to see how we can work together on some of this, avoid duplication of effort, and create something even more user-focused.

@courane01 – Suggested the training team do a retro meeting at the end of the sprint, ensure that we followed these, and note any additional or alternative suggestions, and update our handbook documentation on this workflow.

Retro: a retrospective. Asking ourselves what worked well and what did not work well about the process. Any lesson plans that are not new features of the release can ship as soon as they’re complete.

5.  Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.) –

@webcommsat update: The Questions and Answers on the Release has been some time in development and already working with the release squad, and been part of the discussions with training and Learn WordPress since the summer.

All that azhiyadevauwa addressed so far would be part of the sprint and goals for Feb. The upcoming items are not tied to a sprint but are quite crucial for overall flow.

6. Handbooks

  1. Training Team Handbook – I started looking at this again and findings/recommendations are being added to the google doc
  2. Learn WordPress Handbook — request for volunteers to help with this has gone out

If you want to help, please add your comments to the Training handbook doc and respond to the call for volunteers.

Celebrations: @paaljoachim has I have made a new tutorial for setting up a local WP development.

Open announcements/discussion

@webcommsat added a note on the block patterns lesson plan. @webcommsat, @courane01, @megphillips91 to discuss further and how to link in with the Questions and Answers, Learn WordPress and to support Meetups.

@webtechpooja will be representing #training at WordCamp India with support from @Hauwa on members of the Marketing Team.

https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/01/29/wordcamp-india-2021/

This event is spread across 3 different weekends, with Feb 6-7 having a considerable focus on 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/..

@Pooja Derashri – Super excited for WC India Contributor day, which is on 6-7 Feb 2021, please grab your ticket before ending, and come and join us

https://india.wordcamp.org/2021/tickets/

@carike has been rethinking the delivery of training, including cost of consumption.  Please spend some time reading through these suggestions and comments.  Add your feedback as well.  I was really interested to hear from Hari during WC India this past weekend on the bandwidth access, hotspotting, and devices used while coding.  We really want to be mindful in how we deliver the content from Learn to be as accessible to all as we possibly can.

@Carike also published post on protecting children’s privacy on WordPress through the lens of COPPA. Essentially, all of the .org project needs some thought and attention on materials that aim to be directly for youth, and to comply with the various localized laws around that.  Your comments on this are also most appreciated.

If you haven’t had a chance to read through the Learn WordPress Working Group meeting notes, do check those out as well.  So many great discussions during that meeting.

@courane01 stated – We kicked off having Tuesday and Friday meetings just a few weeks ago.  The Tuesday meetings are on the same agenda as Fridays.  As a result, it seems quite a few more folks have joined us on Tuesdays, while on Fridays, folks wander in a bit later.  That is okay.  Also, we’ve had holidays and many regulars participated in WordFest the other week.

We’re considering turning Friday 11UTC meetings more into an open office hour and working time.  If folks need help getting started, or want to be online together while working, using time for that.

@chaion07 stated – having an office hour for Friday makes more sense. @azhiyadev and @webtechpooja agreed as well.

@courane01 also said – Informally, we can kick on video conferencing during that time if it helps, though likely won’t just have a video running throughout.  If we’d like to plan for any accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) needs, I will learn how other teams do this really well.  At this time, we won’t have a set agenda to discuss other than to do whatever we’ve committed to for the week.

Both @webtechpooja and @chaion07 suggested having a virtual coffee break meeting or video conference once a month or bi-weekly can be effective as modelled by the Marketing Team throughout 2020. Possibly run a Show and Tell meeting on Zoom on the last Wednesday each month, which is something the Design Team has started doing.

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Meeting Recap Jan 26, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev @evarlese @webtechpooja @courane01 @camikaos @chaion07

Notes

  • Seeking help assessing lesson plans that are written in a script vs outline
  • Updating Training Team Handbook to match current team procedures and workflows
    • Will Learn and Training team have separate handbooks/guidelines? (Likely yes, Learn guidelines would be for those using materials there, while Training would address how the team works)
  • Work will begin soon on drafting brand guidelines and requesting contributing advisors
  • @carike will draft a post on economic considerations in relation to content delivery on Learn.
  • Many present today indicated time to contribute has been a limiting factor for work.
  • Learn Working Group recap

Upcoming team meetings

January 29, 2021 11:00UTC

Open announcements/discussion

WordCamp India is coming up. @webtechpooja will be present representing the training team and posting a welcome/orientation message for participants.

Recap for the Learn Working Group meeting – January 21, 2021

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Attendees: @camikaos, @angelasjin, @_dorsvenabili, @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @nobnob, @svetaguzovskaia, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

Announcements

  • @_dorsvenabili will be hosting a meeting next week with other Spanish-speaking contributors who are interested growing Learn WordPress in Spanish.
  • @annezazu‘s How to do triage in GitHub workshop is published.
  • There are six new discussion groups planned, including some in a “watch party” format where attendees watch the workshop together before opening up for Q&A.
    • For those who’ve attended or ran a discussion group in this format, it seems to have led to some active discussions so far.

What we’re working on

  • Adding subtitles and captions came up a few times as a way to make existing workshop videos more accessible to audiences in different languages.
  • Related, showing transcripts on the workshop page could help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).
  • Because all the workshops on Learn WordPress are hosted through WordPress.tv, subtitles and captions can be added by following the related Handbook page.
  • So far, workshops have been tracked roughly using a Google doc, which can be a bit bulky. It may be worthwhile considering another tool or structure to help track content, especially multilingual submissions, in the future (like 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. or AirTable).
  • The Learn WordPress Trello board is another resource where the group can track new ideas or add more detail to existing cards to help plan and prioritize for the future.
  • @paaljoachim raised the question of what the process should be when someone wants to propose an update to existing content.
    • In the future, the review process will likely be included in updates to the Training and Learn Working Group Handbooks.
    • Meanwhile, contributors can use the feedback link on 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. or share feedback in the #training team channel in Slack.
  • @camikaos is also working on a call for volunteers to help build out the documentation for Learn WordPress around things like vetting, hosting discussion groups, and a few other items.
  • For the proposal to translate Learn WordPress, @nobnob raised the question of whether translations would need to be separated language versus language variants, with some input from others that it would likely be okay to just focus on language – though more input to that discussion is welcome on the proposal post.

If anyone has anything from the meeting that was missed from these notes – or would like to weigh in on anything discussed – please feel free to add here!

Likewise, if you’re interested in helping with any of the tasks discussed or interested in helping to facilitate the next Learn WordPress meeting, please comment or drop a message in the #training channel on Slack.

Recap for Training Team Meeting – January 19, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev @evarlese @rastaban @onealtr @paaljoachim @webtechpooja @chaion07 @jessplease

Upcoming team meetings

Open announcements/discussion

Auditing lesson plans from script to outline style

The team are reviewing lesson plans that are written in script style and converting them to outline style. If anyone is interested in helping then please review the guide for auditing lesson plans from script to outline style.

Review of Training team Handbook

We are currently reviewing our handbook as some of the content is out-of-date. You can help us by reviewing the current pages, identifing what needs to be updated and/or added using the Google Doc shared in #training (not shared publicly in order to reduce spam) to comment on your findings.

Protecting Children’s Privacy on WordPress

@carike post on Protecting Children’s Privacy on WordPress (through the lens of COPPA) could benefit from additonal input.

Translating Learn WordPress

Please read, comment and share @evarlese proposal on Translating Learn WordPress.

Action items

  1. Audit lesson plans to check which ones are written in script style and convert to outline.
  2. Review training team handbook
  3. Comment on the following posts
  4. Join us for the next Learn Working Group meeting which will be held in #training on Thursday, 21 January 2021, 15:00 GMT. It is a cross-team meeting focused on Learn WordPress.

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 15, 2020

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Attendance:  @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webcommsat, @meher, @onealtr, @paaljoachim, @jessecowens, @oglekler, @carike

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Open announcements/discussion

What we are working on now

Learn WordPress launch has happened!

Really huge milestone for many of the .org Make teams. This has been a cross-team initiative spanning #training, #marketing, #community, #WPTV #meta and more. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this launch. @webcommsatat, @meher, @oglekler, @lmurriom, @harishanker, @hlashbrooke, @nalini, @azhiyadev, @coreymckrill, @melchoyce and more have been amazing to see in action this week.

To date, #training has had more than 150 contributors involved in our lessons plans. To celebrate the launch we will be holding a virtual get together tomorrow Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 1 pm to 1:45 pm UTC. @webcommsat reminded everyone that registration will close Tuesday 14 December 2020, 8 pm UTC. As a celebration, @meher has a fun quiz (non WordPress) for us to participate in during the event. Bring a pen and paper to write down all your answers.

Marketing help wanted

#marketing has done so much towards the launch today. However, they still need our help as part of the ongoing promotion 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.. Share socials with #LearnWP – refer to Slack timestamp for specific channels.

Marketing is seeking quotes on how people use the Learn website and why contributing to Learn and Training is fun, and how you can encourage others.

We’ve appended the links directly to the social platforms mentioned to draw your attention to those. You will find them under the “Action Items” We’d love for you to share it today AND ongoing – #marketing has a lot of promotions planned for the next couple of months.

@webcommsatat mentioned that the first week is crucial so please follow the channels mentioned and like, retweet items to your network to help us amplify the messages. #marketing has a 6 month campaign with lots of opportunities for you to get involved. They will be sharing images and videos from official accounts and are making arrangements with a number of sites and podcasts. If you have any suggestions for others please let her and @meher know. They are also working on campaign messages and videos os off you are interested in this area, do connect with them. They look forward to welcoming you all to the event tomorrow.

Big thank you to @onealtr and @geheren for helping with these follow-ups.

Merging all Learn groups

We are in the process of merging the Learn working groups to all who call the Training team home. Please welcome the contributors who are focusing on the workshops areas. We expect additional meetings to occur from our 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/./blog and in the #training Slack channel.

The proposal has been out for quite a while without objection, so work has begun to merge the two. This opens up many opportunities for collaboration of planning and organisation of content between workshops and lesson plans.

Learn landing page

The first phase of visually organizing lesson plans has begun. We are still working towards the agreed lesson plan landing page.

Learn is now in the main site nav on .org, in the footer and for most localised version as well. Thanks to everyone who has been working cross-team on headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. menu and footer changes.

Team organization review

As a team, a lot of our procedures and workflows have changed since we resumed regular meetings several months ago. We need to revisit our Handbook and Trello board around ideas for our workflow.

We have a lot of Learn site functionality Trello board and team workflow/processes to organize as well. A few of us have been capturing ideas leading up to the launch today for some of those areas.

We also need to do a brief round through revising out procedures, workflows, ensuring we track contributions and auditing methods. @carike highlighted the big issue with the current auditing tool is that it make it difficult to use for collaboration and therefore makes the audit tools un-auditable. A username and date for each change as part of the post_meta data would be highly appreciated.

@evarlese and @azhiyadev have expressed an interest in helping prioritise these needs soon. Once this has been completed we can then resume content creation. We expect this to be done over the next few weeks.

Tentative guideline for editing lesson plans

We have an audit tool in the works to replace the features we miss 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/. #meta is working on this but we do not have an ETA yet. Our tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans until then is:

  1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
  2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
  3. Save, but do not publish
  4. Leave a message in Training

This will allow anyone to pick up and continue the work, track 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. and set media images on Learn site for others to access.

Action items

  1. @courane01 to adjust and submit the calendar for all weekly team meetings
  2. Please submit your quotes for Marketing about how you use Learn WordPress – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CwCzcL_rjTFd18rUujUw3S-lFeZDeLKu0P2oCWjDBr4/edit
  3. Where do you find WordPress news? Share the global media outlets as a comment below.
  4. Share socials with #LearnWP
    1. @WordCamp Twitter
    2. @WordCamp Facebook
    3. @WordPressEvents on Twitter
    4. @YouTube: WordPress Marketing Team channel
    5. Make WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn
  5. Review Trello and Handbook this week. Leave any feedback or thing that stand out to you as comments on the agenda post.
  6. @courane01 to raise https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/120 with #meta

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 11, 2020

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Attendance: @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @oglekler, @chaion07, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Fridays 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Intros and welcome

  • Welcome to new contributors Hetvi Patel and Anastasios M.
  • To help us acknowledge contributions made to the team, new contributors should fill out this form.
  • We’ve made progress on the design for the Lesson Plans landing page, with the help of @melchoyce and @coreymckrill for design and dev.
  • @azhiyadev, @nao, and @harishanker were quick to find and fix an outdated lesson plan found this week, which resulted in a related page being moved to the /support pages.
  • Thanks to @webtechpooja and @rastaban for proofreading and reviewing code snippets in lesson plans!

What we’re working on

  • Most of our top priority items are finished.
  • There are a few lesson plans that are prioritized to create and publish.
    • @geheren is working on creating/joining Slack and orientation.
    • @azhiyadev is also working on the Getting Help lesson plan.
    • We could also use a volunteer to help with the Get Involved lesson plan.
  • We’ve seen a lot of interaction on our proposed redesigns for the Lesson Plans landing page.
    • Timeline: we would like to come to an agreement on the designs today so we can move forward with some implementation before launch next week.
    • The was relative agreement on the proposed landing page design.
    • For filtered/archive pages, the team seemed to roughly agree that keeping filters 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. with a container around the individual lesson plans.
    • For the single lesson plan page, there’s some ongoing discussion with a general agreement that we would prefer to avoid accordions in the design for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) concerns, but would like to use breadcrumbs or another feature to help orient readers or educators within a lesson plan or series.
    • Future discussions will also need to consider chapters (like the Handbooks) and how to display lesson plans in a series.

Action items/what’s next

  • Marketing needs screenshots for promoting Learn WordPress. (Reference.)
    • If others are interested in helping, please do! Drop a note in the #training Slack channel to indicate that you can help.
  • There is a launch party coming up next week, on Dec. 16th. If you can attend, please RSVP using the link shared in the #marketing and #training team channels.
  • Comments are still being collected on Learn WordPress: Blue Sky Thinking.
  • @ogleckler noted that there is not currently a ticket for adding Learn WordPress to the menu on 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/, which @azhiyadev will open.
  • We have a tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans, which is:

If you need to edit any LIVE lesson plans:

1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
3. Save, but do not publish
4. Leave a message in Training

If you have anything you’re planning to work on for Training this week, or if you would like to help with any of the above, please leave a comment here or a note in the Slack channel.

Recap for Training Team Meeting on December 8, 2020

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Attendance: @courane01, @onealtr, @geheren, @oglekler, @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @rastaban

Meeting led by: @onealtr

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 11 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Introduction and Welcome 

  • Welcome to new Contributor Hetvi Patel

Congrats and Thanks

For anyone new, we want to acknowledge contributions made to the team so please fill out our contact form, if you haven’t already done so. It will also help us provide you with access to various Training team accounts.

What we are working on now

We are currently working on these last steps before launching Learn.WordPress.org on December 15!

  • @courane01 said we are nearly done with tasks for launch!
  • One of the last big projects is a “partial landing page” so when someone visits the Lessons Plans page, things are laid out a bit better and more organized. @evarlese has been working on this. Currently, they are digging back to one of our design team collaborators who originally worked on the InVision layout @courane01 shared last Friday to get parts of this working.
  • @courane01 said there are still 2 lesson plans that need to be written:
    • Creating/joining Slack, orientation to channels and etiquette. @geheren took this on. @webcommsat can help review when done.
    • Joining Get Involved Teams – See Contributor Day Handbook. No one took this task to @courane01 is doing for now (but she has a lot going on for launch, if someone has time to take on).

@courane01 gave a shout-out to the #marketing team for coordinating with the #training and #community teams on the launch! They would like feedback:

  • Suggestions for the channels for external outreach and promotion. Where do you or those you know get their news about WordPress?
    • They could also really use non-English news sources in the outreach effort.
    • There is a link in Slack to a Google Doc to share ideas.
  • Marketing is also seeking quotes on how people use the Learn website and why contributing to Learn and Training is fun, and how you can encourage others.
  • @webcommsat also asked for volunteers to help with social sharing graphics

To celebrate the launch, @webcommsat announced that we will be golding a virtual get together on Wednesday 16 December from 1 pm to 1:45pm UTC.

  • There is a link to the Eventbrite on Slack.
  • Bring your party drinks, snacks and fancy backgrounds. This will be a cross-team event
  • If there are too many people, @webcommsat said we will plan a second event. Limited to Zoom’s numbers.
  • They will also be sharing graphics and social media items, plus a fun quiz.
  • One thing: @webcommsat asks that we check with everyone before photos are taken and shared on social media to be respectful to where people may be joining us from. We will take official photos, so make sure your Zoom name if it includes your email address, etc.
  • They are trying to organize a big virtual cake too, so reach out to @meher if you can participate.
  • Down the line, there will be a 6-month party too!

Standup/Check-In

  • @courane01 spent the last week working on cross-team communication. She followed up with @jessecowens and @sippis on slides and screenshots for #marketing. Her only blockers are time. By Friday, she will have any of our screenshots from herself and the team ready for #Marketing. She will also be working on the Get Involved lesson plan (see above), unless anyone else can take on.
  • @onealtr committed to learn last week on how to facilitate the meetings and was taught by @courane01. He led today’s meeting and it went great!
  • I (@geheren) took last week off after my “mini sprint” the week before. I went back to work after a week+ of vacation and needed to catch up. This week I will be working on this recap and the Slack lesson plan.

Action items

@courane01 shared where comments are needed:

#community-team

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.

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