Recap for Training Team Meeting November 30, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @Webtechpooja @rkohilakis @alexstine @azhiyadev @arasae @courane01 @femkreations @boogah @peteringersoll @onealtr @tantienhime

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @agentbzr @costdev

News

Meeting Note Takers

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

  1. November 30 – @femkreations  – Today
  2. December 7
  3. December 14
  4. December 21 – @Webtechpooja
  5. December 28 – no meeting
  6. January 4
  7. January 11

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

Team Goal Setting 2022

It has been a few years since we last set goals for the year ahead. We will have a planning session on December 7 at 7 PM UTC. Reach out to @hlashbrooke if you want an invite. We do anticipate this meeting to last more than one hour, and likely have follow-up tasks and perhaps meetings to scope out 2022.

Upcoming events

  1. Discussion groups/social learning spaces
  2. State of the Word
  3. Related – please complete the WP 2021 Survey in red at the top of .org sites

Editing Roles

Proposal for a Lesson Plan Editor role: https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/291.
The term Workshop Reviewer began on https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/05/27/proposal-adding-custom-user-roles-to-learn-wordpress/

As we consider how the team audits and with an upcoming faculty (deputy) team, we realized updating the label for the role and clarifying what an editor can do became important.

We’ve had a need for folks to edit and audit content across the entire 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., but have had a few mishaps of content being published that didn’t follow the guidelines of the site. A final review by those vetting content would be helpful. We do have means of storing revised content on the site before changes are made public.

Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

November Sprint

As it is the end of the month, we will go over what we planned for this month and reflect on the following:

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

Response:

@courane01

  1. We are making incremental progress on publishing lesson plans that mention brands. We’ve reached out to the companies related for review. We’ve added RSS for all Learn content types + 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/ issues (and already had our 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. notifications coming in) for more visibility on team activity.  Team members are asking more questions publicly or holding conversation in the main channel. Planned a team goal setting meeting.
  2. Improve: finish auditing all content for custom 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. that would make identifying what to revise for WP 5.9 easier. Also this month saw the term Social Learning Spaces appear in place of Discussion Groups. The team as a whole was unaware of this changeover or reasoning, and thus unable to answer questions from others about the rename.
  3. Continue encouraging all team members to share updates and ask questions here in the team channel. Consider GitHub Projects for Site Functionality Roadmap, and possibly move Trello Content Roadmap to GitHub projects.

@Webtechpooja

  1. Scheduling of note takers was excellent. we can continue this for our next meetings
  2. We can plan auditing our existing lesson plans according to upcoming releases and can include in our monthly sprint. so all our lessons plans will be up to date.
  3. we can divide lesson plans or courses into sections and allow contributor to pick that section according to their comfort for eg. If any course (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 development), so anyone can volunteer for preparing outline and then another can pick any topic form the outline.

@arasae

  1. A lot of new content was added to Learn, which is exciting, including new course formats — they need work, and some thoughtful changes could improve the user experience for everyone, but–it’s a step forward. I also really appreciated working in the open in this channel; I appreciated a lot of the conversations that we had.
  2. A lot of what has been published on Learn doesn’t seem to be reflected in the sprint from November.
  3. What can we do differently to make sure we’re all on the same page content-wise without slowing down the speed of production? Maybe I’m just not caught up from the holiday, but it feels like there is room for improvement here.

@azhiyadev

What went well?

  • Getting a schedule for note takers
  • A few workshops were published (thanks @arasae @west7)
  • We’ve made some progress with lesson plans covering brands with some brands coming forward to take ownership of updating the lesson plans
  • We published our first course (thanks @arasae)
  • 10 issues closed on GitHub

What could we improve?

  • Thinking about what we planned for this month, we still have a number of lesson plans with owners that haven’t moved forward. We need to identify why this is the case, is it process, time, or other factor that is blocker? Should we be planning this more in line with releases? I think that our Goal Setting workshop will help with this.

What could we do differently?

  • Align team Sprints with goal setting for 2022
  • I would love to see a Contributor onboarding course

December Planning

@azhiyadev : We are holding off creating new content until we assess what’s included in the 5.9 release. We especially need help reviewing lesson plans for versions of WordPress depicted and workshops for WP version + Included Content taxonomies. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/09/24/preparing-learn-for-wordpress-updates/  If anyone is working on anything, they can continue to work on this for December.

@arasae : Have a few workshops that are currently in various stages of development (keeping your site secure, migrating/cloning a site)

@courane01 : Is tracking the specifics of what should be updated here. At this time, workshops need to be fully audited and then notes added to the spreadsheet for what specifically to update.

We will be scheduling a working session for 5.9.

We will have our goal setting session, which will feed into our work for 2022.

@rkohilakis and @west7: are working on a user facing FSE course.  But due to the scale of it, they are going to break it into two parts for cognitive load. And have at least one part published before the release in Jan.

Open Discussions

@courane01 : will get back to the Contributor course soon.

@azhiyadev : thinks that we need to make sure that we capture what everyone is doing on the Sprint. If you are working on something and it’s not listed there, please let us know by adding it as a comment onto the post. Additionally, if the work we have posted on there is no longer relevant, please let us know.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team Meeting November 16, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @rkohilakis @boogah @peteringersoll @Webtechpooja @onealtr  @kemmy99 @tantienhime

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @Dimitri Nakos @Jitin @davexpression @Luis Rieke @Arif_me

News

Welcome and Help Scout Wranglers: We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more.

Meeting Note Takers

  1. November 16 – @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi  – Today
  2. November 23 – @ashiquzzaman  
  3. November 30 – @Femy  

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

Response:

Dec 21: Webtechpooja

Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – Automattic hosted a focused Documentation Sprint from 10 – 12 November 2021. Thanks to everyone that got involved, a lot of documentation was written. Progress report on what has been published is available in this Google doc (please refer to Slack for access).

Request: New Social Learning Slack channel
Discussion groups have been renamed to Social Learning with events called Social Learning Spaces (SLS). The SLS will also be managed by the Training team, previously this was managed by the Community team in #community-eventsFrom Hugh
“This new channel would be reserved for these live, synchronous events and nothing else – it means that all attendees would need to join Slack in order to take part.”
The request will be open for feedback until Friday, 19 November at 2 AM UTC

Nominations for Training Team Reps 2022
Nominations will close tomorrow, November 17, 2021 at 12:00 UTC. Please add your nominations as a comment on this post. You can nominate yourself or someone else if you think they are a great fit. We will review the nominations at our team meeting on November 23, 2021. If there are more than 3 nominations, we will organize a poll to select the 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.

 Team Goal Setting 2022It has been a few years since we last set goals for the year ahead. We want to start doing this again and we will have a planning session on December 7 at 7 PM UTC. Reach out to @Hugh Lashbrooke if you want an invite. Timezones are tricky, would recording the session then making it available for others to comment on be useful for those who are unable to attend? We would also need to think about how to make this accessible.

Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

November Sprint

Current Progress: We now have different sidebars for the content on Learn. You will notice this when you look at Workshops and Lesson Plans. All content on Learn shows the creative commons licence. This is also displayed in the 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..

@Courtney has started compiling what we as a team need to update on Learn for  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/1fzRIkGoqYRWNWNLwrKvpX26g1axPDjCIoE3_VV4L5RQ/edit?usp=sharing

Checks In

Last week’s check-in:
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1636479040250900

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

Response:

@peteringersoll
I was MIA for a bit.
Committing to getting back in.
Projects, life, and general time management were the blockers. 

@rkohilakis

  1. Finish compiling content for FSE user-facing course
  2. Ugh, almost finished compiling content. 
  3. I had a week long work meeting last week that was fantastic, but definitely feel behind on the course now.  FSE is a big topic and I’m struggling seeing where a user should be taking off.  I keep going back and forth on my outline.
  4. Finish Needs Analysis Canvas today, Move on to Learning Objectives for course, and finish outline.  Start making it into an actual course!

@Webtechpooja:

1. Volunteered for meeting recap notes 

2. I worked on a meeting recap last week.
3. I volunteered for an advanced 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 development course, but time is the only blocker.
 4. Will definitely start preparing the outline in the upcoming days for this

@azhiyadev:

  1. I was going to work on the Documentation Sprint but something else came up
  2. I have started looking at the branded lesson plans that we could potentially publish
  3. Time, much like everyone else
  4. Work on the lesson plans currently in Audit

@courane01:

  1. Committed to work on documentation in the sprint
  2. Shipped a lesson plan about lesson plans that is ready to be reviewed for instructional design and  participated in the docs sprint by locating existing resources, rounding up content to be updated for 5.9
  3. No
  4. Publish the list of all content for updating to WP 5.9, submit a lesson plan & workshop proposal on differences between reusable blocks, 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, and template parts. Explore team goal setting methods. Test managing projects 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/.

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev:

Don’t forget to take the Annual WordPress Survey. In the past few years not that many people have filled it out and we need you to complete the survey in order to help the project.

State of the Word will be held on the 14th of December. It will finish right around the time our meeting starts so we may shift the meeting that week. We could also hold a Watch Party. We will get back to you.

@boogah noted that the meetings are showing up on the Make WordPress meeting calendar as happening at 8 am: https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/#training @courane01 will update.

@courane01 mentioned that after our Goal Setting, we hope to write an Epic, a larger project management approach to the scope for 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. functionality soon after. This should be a more comprehensive approach that will help devs contribute to building out the site for improving learning.

@courane01 – in fun news, help raise funds for :orange_heart: Big Orange Heart.  Nominate yourself or someone else for the WP Builds WordPress Awards 2021.

@courane01: plans to run through the latest call for testing for FSE in a zoom room and send in feedback

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team Meeting November 9, 2021

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Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @courane01 @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @ashiquzzaman @Arasae @kemmy99 @rkohilakis @onealtr @Femy

Welcome: @Sam Toohey @Sharmin Ritu

Next Meetings Note Takers:
16 Nov – @@kemmy99
23 Nov – @ashiquzzaman
30 Nov – @Femy

News

  1. Welcome and Help Scout Wranglers – In addition to note-takers, we could use support regularly checking our email inbox with HelpScout, and also configuring login access during team meetings to the Training team site + Learn as needed. Please let us know if anyone is interested in this.
  2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – This will be asynchronous. This will be on Wednesday, November 10 at 17:00 UTC
  3. Nominations for Training Team Reps 2022Team 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. nominations are open at this time.  @azhiyadev and @courane01 would like to help others move into the roles.they both will stay on with the intention to help others grow into the role.  Other tasks along the contributor ladder “who can participate”demonstrate readiness to take on progressively more roles with the team.

Sprint

We use Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis. Here you can find November Sprint

Details about Social Learning (formerly known as Discussion Groups) are now available on Learn.

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@webtechpooja – I was out for a festival in the past weeks. We celebrated a week-long festival – “Diwali” here in India last week.

@arasae:

  1. New text-based course shipped: https://learn.wordpress.org/course/getting-started-with-wordpress-get-familiar/ <–It needs a lot of feedback and iterations, however, so I would love additional stuff there!
  2. I’m halfway through the workshop mentioned on posts vs. pages — I need to wrap that up.
  3. Life is in the way.
  4. Finish the posts vs. pages workshop, but that may be more of a two week goal.

@courane01:

  1. Taking off Nov 10 – 12 to work on the document sprint
  2. Took the days off, consequently having back to back meetings for the past 2 days
  3. No
  4. work on docs for faculty, work on creating training team course (aligned w/ our contrib ladder)

@rkohilakis:

  1. Started working on a user-focused FSE course
  2. :point_up:
  3. Trying to figure out what is a good starting point for a user-based FSE course… should it be broken up into a super beginner and then someone with some experience?  Should it be broken into basics and then more personalized?
  4. Hopefully have all the content gathered so I can start defining objectives and shaping it into a course.

Open Discussions

@femy asked @courane01 do you have any setup resources to get started on the Learn 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/ tasks. Also, wondering if Auditing is still open for help?

@azhiyadev replied on this, @hlashbrooke will be the best contact for Learn GitHub


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team Meeting November 2, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis @arasae @courane01 @azhiyadev @alexstine @onealtr @tantienhime @femkreations @alexstine @amandahdm @peteringersoll @Shanta @kemmy99,

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @gblessylva @phil_webs @docpop @eschiola @Brian Gardner @Sam Toohey @Mohd Umar @Ken Crockett

News

  1. Welcome and Help Scout Wranglers – Notice how I just asked @Hauwa Abashiya to behind the scenes help Kemmy get the recap post started?  Any similar tasks, like providing access to folks even while meetings are running is really helpful.  If you’d like to assist with this work and have been with us for a few meetings now, please do volunteer.
  2. Meeting Note Takers – We ask at most meetings for this help. It is an amazing chance to start learning how to use the team site, connect with other teams, etc.  I love how #marketing plans their note takers in advance. I’d love to see us reach that point as well.
  3. Documentation with Automattic for Faculty Program – From @Hugh Lashbrooke: We need to make some real progress on documenting all of the great work that this team does. I have put together a sheet for tracking which docs we need and what their current status is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XicSs4YWogmptQgqd1raZSVTQQZ8KTfswfPDKiZwN2A/edit In order to really kickstart this process, we’re going to hold a focused documentation sprint from 10 – 12 November 2021.

   So – what are we currently doing to document all our progress?

 The training team uses monthly sprints to organize what we are working on and what we’ve accomplished. We keep content that we are tracking with checklists of the lifecycle of the process in Trello. (See Ideas and Next Up columns mainly)

You can find an overview of the journey for each content type at:

4. Nominations for Training Team Reps 2022

Each team has one or more representatives (reps). Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of their team to other contributor teams. They represent the team, collaborate with other teams, raise, manage and address any issues. This role averages two to five hours per week in team organizational duties.

As a team, we’ve been in a rebuilding phase for the past year significantly. There’s a lot of moving pieces with the team, and we’d love more help. Ideally – the way the 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. rotation works is that one additional person should be in a season of training with the hopes of handing over team rep duties in a rotation.  But also – Covid has done quite a number across all teams for regular contributors.

Interested in learning more? Comment on the post

Meeting Time Changes – EMEA and Americas will meet at 5 PM UTC.

APAC (@hlashbrooke to confirm) Remember next week more time zone changes.  Hauwa is in transition, waiting for the rest of us to change clocks, as she already did. North America: we will resume at the same time next week – meaning… if we started at 12pm today, we start at 12pm next week. After this meeting ends, I’ll go through all the places we show our meeting times and modify them.

Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

November Sprint

          Our tasks for November have now been published. This is based on our discussions last week and during this meeting. If there is anything else you need me to add or feel we need to remove, please let me know.

One of the things we want to focus on this month is prepping for 5.9 updates

As well as Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates

We hit feature freeze for 5.9 in about 1.5 weeks, and will have a more clear picture at that time, and can begin revising content then for 5.9

Important Task for November

The other area that is key this month is reviewing unpublished brand-specific lesson plans against newly published brand guidelines.

So for the branded content on Learn. I’ve broken them down into the following groups.

So for the branded content on Learn. I’ve broken them down into the following groups.

Other Discussions

We do now have a VideoPress hosting plan that affords us to put videos directly into Learn’s Media Library but we don’t have subtitles available for that

Updates and response

Video press Update: Our upload limit is 1Mb right now, which is, ah, putting a damper on actually uploading videos.

@arasaeI’m working on getting that unstuck.

@courane01Noting we have a current #accessibility team rep in the meeting with us – @alexstine

Reminder

A reminder about brands being mentioned: https://learn.wordpress.org/meta/handbook/brand-usage-guidelines/

For things like Popular Plugins – it’s an overview of a few plugins that show up on the popular section at https://wordpress.org/plugins

Also – we were asked as a team to reach out to the companies mentioned to gain approval when these guidelines lived as a post on our team site (during the comments period)

During next week’s documentation process, we need to include how the team does that logistical process

Checks –in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@arasae:  Re: Courses — I’ve been working out considerations 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) and writing those types of things down. That’s in progress.

I can definitely take responsibility for courses. I’m a little unclear on what that looks like, but I can

  1. Finishing my course videos to get this launched.
  2. And they’re finished! …But they’re not uploaded because of the upload limit. I’m going to work to get that fixed. I also made an accidental workshop I might publish on the basics of the media library with common pitfalls.
  3. Upload limit on media files.
  4. This course requires a posts vs. pages workshop. So, this week I am basing on this lesson plan, but focusing on brevity — I am also planning out the QueryLoop lesson plan to vault into a workshop, but that will likely stay a draft through next week. Definitely do that! :slightly_smiling_face:

@courane01 I spent last Friday beginning the work on simultaneously auditing content for future updates and documenting what content we need to revise for 5.9.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fzRIkGoqYRWNWNLwrKvpX26g1axPDjCIoE3_VV4L5RQ/edit?usp=sharing is where I’m storing what should be updated for now. I’m only 1/3 through lesson plans and haven’t yet touched workshops or courses.

  1. Assisting WP Engine’s contrib day
  2. assisted
  3. Contrib days take off time to do other work, but increases contributors so it’s okay?
  4. blocked Nov 10 – 12 on my calendar to be fully present on Learn for 3 days

@azhiyadev

 Reformatting our Sprint, Get a better handle 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/ issues

  1. Done
  2. Didn’t have time to fully devote to GitHub issues but I’m blocking time out for that
  3. Blocked time for Documentation Sprint and GitHub

@rkohilakis: Working on an outline for a user-based FSE course this week

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev: We’ve had some comments from #marketing regarding our workshop videos https://github.com/wpmarketingteam/Marcomms-Learn-WP/issues/6

@courane01: Those would be good to likely review on the Nov 10-12 sessions too

@azhiyadev:  I’ll add it to our Sprint, in the meantime please feel free to review and comment.

Peteringersoll Let me know if I’m way off base, but with everything on the list, it seems that all of the “What is [specific 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]” content could/should be removed.

Response: @azhiyadev: @peteringersoll These plans are basically done and need a review. They were created by the team a while back. Curious why you think they could/should be removed?

@peteringersoll: It just seems full of pitfalls (why “a” and not “b, c, d, e…”) – it feels like recommendations (many of which I personally wouldn’t make). I probably don’t understand what’s already been done, so I’ll take a look.

Response: Courtney  Ah, I can appreciate that.

These are the smallest popular common things

Ex: WordPress doesn’t have a contact form natively

but if we want to do a basic 5-page website, we need to just pick one

Each one is very different, so we went for simplistic in that case

These topics were picked and drafted in 2015 initially

We could pick a different plugin completely if you’re up for re-writing that lesson

@kemmy99::The branded content on Learn that needs vetting, how do you go about it?

Reply: @azhiyadev

:  Check it against the:


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team Meeting October 26, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis @arasae @courane01 @azhiyadev @alexstine @onealtr @tantienhime

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @thomassausen @Reetu @Gianluca Barranca @Amanda McElvain @Yeasin Arafat @Devin Maeztri

News

  1. Welcome and Help Scout Wranglers – we are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers@kemmy99 volunteered this week to write the recap post. This can be done during meeting or within a day or so after meetings are concluded. We are still seeking additional volunteers, and perhaps we would like to build a regular rotation of folks willing to do this task. It’s a great way to get started and contribute to the team.
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – This could use additional comments. This would be similar to the deputies in #community-team but with roles and tasks specific to the Training team needs. @arasae likes the idea of a rotation. People can learn what to expect before they do it for the first time.
  4. Meeting Time Changes – If you haven’t voted, please do this now. @azhiyadev will share the results before the end of the meeting.
  5. Contributor Days –with WP Engine. In conjunction with WP Engine, the Training will host an onboarding session for contributors interested in working on Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/. WP Engine will host this from 8 am PDT on October 29 to 8 am PDT on October 31. This is an open opportunity for ALL contributors, not specific to this organization. All are welcome to come and learn how to get started creating content on LearnWP. If you would like to help promote the event reshare the following:
    1. https://twitter.com/TheTorqueMag/status/1453013652659912704 
    2. https://twitter.com/wpdavidv/status/1452984417350086659 
    3. https://twitter.com/bgardner/status/1452736396859428867 
  6. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – the week of November 8, @hughlashbrooke, @arasae, @rkohilakis, @west7, and more will be working on handbook documentation for all the workflows and processes our team goes through for all the content on Learn. If you are interested, comment in #training on Slack.  More details to come soon on when these folks will be working on this.
  7. Comments needed 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/ about Workshops

Sprint

Monthly team retrospective and a look ahead at the November Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

Progress

Learn Content – 9 video workshops completed this month.

  1. Managing Spam on Your Website
  2. Best Practices for Capturing Images
  3. Customer Taglines
  4. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor
  5. Managing Settings: Writing
  6. How to Submit a Workshop
  7. Using the Block Widget Editor 
  8. Managing Settings: Reading
  9. How to Submit a Lesson Plan

Learn Maintenance – 11 issues closed on GitHub most notably:

Thank you to everyone who has worked on these tickets.

October Retrospective

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

Responses

@rkohilakis

  1. I’m glad that I broke up my Settings workshop into smaller chunks.  It will make it easier for learners looking for a specific piece of how to use settings and allowed me to make it more scenario based.
  2. Now that I’m getting the hang of my new job, contributing to the training team, and making workshops – I want to make sure the content I am contributing is super relevant to what is going on with the rest of the WordPress world 

@arasae

I really appreciate the amount of thoughtful work that is going into everything. Looking at the list of accomplishments makes me feel so proud of ya’ll. Let’s keep that going!

  1. As I work on my own course + the “how to make a course”, I want to figure out a better way to break it down that makes it more manageable and chunked.
  2. Still working on the “how” as far as manageable and chunked.

@courane01

  1. Well: Videos in my personal backlog published
  2. Improve: I am setting aside content creation time as a separate contribution on my own calendar that is not to be interrupted by other ways I contribute and sticking to it. Basically, having times I do behind the scenes whatever stuff vs content creation time.
  3. Differently: hm, thinking about that still.

@azhiyadev

  1. The idea to convert existing lesson plans into video workshops has resulted in more content being produced. I’m looking forward to seeing all our Lesson plans (where possible) have a corresponding video workshop. The engagement that we’ve had with Yoast and GoDaddy Contributor days – I want to see more of these.
  2. I think we still need to work on our onboarding process and I’m so happy that we’ve got the videos on creating a lesson plan and video workshop.
  3. Getting a better handle of the activity on GitHub, I need dedicate time to this. Remove the unnecessary sections in our Sprint where there is no activity so that it is easier to read.

November Sprint

Here’s a preview link (as it is not yet posted). If you want us to remove something, please let the team know.

You may notice that we’ve listed a number of Lesson Plans under “Audit”. The majority of these are branded content,  that could be published. There is a number that needs to be vetted to ensure they meet our brand guidelines and have been given the go-ahead by the company.

There are at least 3 lesson plans that could potentially be published and may only require a few updates:

  1. Coding Best Practice
  2. Introduction to Common Plugins
  3. Building a Sitemap for a Site

If you are interested in working on these, please us know https://learn.wordpress.org/workshop/how-to-create-a-lesson-plan/. The November Sprint is set to be published on November 1, 2021. There is time to add or remove items.

  • @arasae is going to work on video workshops for:
    • Video Workshops:
      • Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
      • Adding Demo Content
      • Keeping WP Websites Secure
    • Lesson Plans
      • QueryLoops which can then be turned into a video workshop
    • Courses
  • @roxy is going to work on a Full Site Editing course for Users
  • @Courtney will be helping to create lesson plans as well

Open Discussion

@rkohilakis asked about threading in meetings as the #acessiblity team avoids this. @alexstine that it was more of a visual thing. Some people may have trouble visually identifying if a message contains a thread. The team decided to keep attendance organized in a thread and aim not to thread other things.

Results of Team Meeting Time Changes Poll

  1. EMEA and Amercias will meet at 5PM UTC.
  2. @hughlashbrook will announce the APAC meeting time.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 19, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @nikhiljoshua @onealtr @peteringersoll @tantienhime @arasae @rkohilakis @webcommsat

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers – we are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers – We haven’t had any meeting notes for a few weeks now and urgently need help with this. It is a great way to learn more about the Training Team and what we are working on. Interested? Let us know!
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – this is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. Comments on this have now closed. A8C will be hosting a session to document all the work that goes into Learn WordPress management. This has been scheduled for the week beginning 8th November. Exact times and dates to be communicated. Everyone is invited.
  4. Meeting Time Changes – Please let us know your preference for future meetings by completing our poll. We will close the poll at next week’s meeting and annouce the results after the meeting.
  5. Contributor Days – these are open opportunities for our team and anyone interested to participate.
    1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine – Sign up forms are on the WP Engine post, and this is awaiting review from their team. Many will be new to contributing and Learn itself. @rkohilakis is going to work on some instructional design ideas that could help out. This will hopefully develop into a workflow around working with Subject Matter Experts.
    2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – we will await more info on the Automattic contributor session will occur during the week of November 8.
  6. Comments needed 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/ about Workshops – this is a continuation of the video production quality.

Badges Awarded

These folks have contributed content, community outreach, and more over the past few months. Check out your .org profiles @peteringersoll @binarygary @hughlashbrooke @rkohilakis @west7 @arasae

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content- the following workshops have now been published:
    1. How to create a Post of Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7
    2. Managing Settings: General @rkohilakis
    3. We need start a workflow to promote these. During Yoast’s 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/.@abhanonstopnewsuk @vimes1984@yvettesonneveld and others began drafting social media posts to promote each published item on Learn. We’d will continue sharing what is published and ready for promotion. This will be held in #marketing after their team meeting which starts at 14:00 UTC.
  2. Learn Maintenance
    1. Check out the list of open Learn issues on GitHub. If you are interested in helping out then please let us know.

Check-in

@courane01 is going to write a lesson plan, create a workshop vid, get her workshop subtitled, and work on the Training team course.

@rkohilakis will be breaking down the Admin Setting lesson plan into smaller video chunks as the original video was too long. She has also hosted her first discussion group. She will continue to keep updating the Setting workshops and plan for another meeting. For those interested in running a discussion group check out the following:

@azhiyadev will recap all the meetings for this month.

@arasae is still working on the course Getting Started With WordPress: Get Familiar. She has experienced a few issues uploading and linking to videos. She is considering making a few short video workshops to embed into the course as well as to engage all learning styles, specifically on Posts vs. Pages, demo content, and possibly query loops

Open Discussions

@peteringersoll asked if we have any stats on video workshops and courses viewed. This could be an indicator of how effective the promotion of new workshops is. We will be promoting content on Learn as part of the collaboration with #marketing tomorrow. @hughlashbrooke said video views are hard to obtain but page views can be obtained via Google Analytics. He is going to ask for this to be added to the dashboard.

@peteringersoll asked if our hashtags are #LearnWP and #wptraining. @webcommsat confirmed that our hashtags are #LearnWP (in this format). #marketing does monitor #WPTraining which is used for non LearnWP items but it is not one that is currently used by #marketing. There are some promotions outside of WordPress, like #LearnWordPress that can be more effective.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#contributor-days, #learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 12, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @afshanadiya @passionate @tantienhime @CarolynShannon @muhammadbux

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    1. We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers
    1. We are looking for team members interested in taking notes during our meetings. This is another way you can contribute to the Training team. Interested? Let us know!
  3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    1. This may not be open for much longer so please continue, share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    1. This is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. If you haven’t already done so, please comment on the post.
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    1. The deadline for comments was last week Friday, October 8, 2021. but I think you can still leave comments on the post.
    2. We had a great session with #marketing at their meeting last week looking at this. The summary of the main points will be added to the post, in the meantime you can find the details here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1633608876258500
    3. @rkohilakis has been working on a rubric for what is a quality production. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rubric is a grid or matrix that lists the assessment criteria of a task and the expected standards for that criteria. We hope to see one for lesson plans and courses as well.
  6. Contributor working session recap
    1. In conjunction with the #marketing team, Yoast’s and WordPress contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. We had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn.
    2. One of the things we will be looking at is mapping out how long it takes to create a lesson plan, a workshop and a course. This will help us gauge how much content we can produce on for example a monthly basis, how much contributor time is needed, and where we can streamline our processes. Please let us if you are interested in helping out.
    3. Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for running our virtual table and all those who attended.
  7. Daylight savings
    1. It’s that time of year when we need to think about daylight savings. The team decided to create a poll for people to vote on meeting times for both EMEA & Americas and APAC timezones.

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content – the following workshops have now been published:
    1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
    2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  2. Learn Maintenance – there was quite a lot of activity over the weekend and this week 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/ where all our Learn functionality issues are logged. Thanks to @iandunn @coreymckrill @hughlashbrooke @tellyworth @psrpinto and @ashfame. If you want to assist with any open issues on Learn please let us know in #meta-learn and visit GitHub for our list of open issues.

Check-in

@arasae is working on the second portion of the second text-based course. The rough outline of the course is complete and is working on actually making video content.

@arasae also committed to migrating, copying, or cloning a site lesson plan for this Sprint. However, there is a lesson plan that already exists for the Migrate/Copy/Clone a Site. Therefore, efforts will shift to creating a video workshop.

@rkohilakis is going to start working on a video workshop for Admin Settings

Open Discussions

Please read, comment and share on Training Tuesdays: How to Promote WordPress Meetup in Your Local Tech Community To Get More Attendance

For those who are interested, WooSesh is Live from today until October 15, 2021.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 5, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja

In attendance async: @tantienhime

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers – we are looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. We’d really like help with this area.
  2. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles – please continue to share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – this is similar to #community-team deputies, but specific to the needs of Training/Learn. We’d love to get your feedback on this.
  4. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress – content on Learn needs to be of high quality, but this must not be a blocker to people contributing. We’d love to get your feedback on what can be done about this.
  5. Wordsmith work session – Marketing inquired on our request to consider terminology. This can include what we name “a series of courses” or Training’s request to maintain vetting workshop and course creators within the team. This will happen tomorrow in the #marketing channel at 14UTC/10EDT with a Google doc collaboration session. We will conduct this session after their weekly marketing team meeting.
  6. Contributor working session – In conjunction with the #Marketing team, Yoast’s contributors will assist preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. This is an open invite for all contributors. We have also requested support for SEO planning around content on Learn. October 8, 8am UTC.  A big thanks to @yvettesonneveld for collaborating with us on this.

Sprint

Progress

The following workshops have now been published:

Thanks to @rkohilakis and @west7.

@azhiyadev has incorporated turning existing lesson plans into workshops into our October Sprint.

October Sprint

  1. Learn Content
    1. Trello Board – Lesson Plan, Workshop, and Course Ideas? The cards on this list are in need of a contributor. Folks interested in just writing objective statements might want to write all those objective statements.  Another person may want to go find all the relevant docs articles. Someone else might want to go find the keywords they’d suggest using for the topic. When preliminary research/info gathering is done, we write lesson plans.  The remainder is usually finished up by a single person per plan, but not exclusively.
    2. Trello Board – Next Up Can You Help? The lesson plans in this list are ready to be drafted – Site Backup.
    3. Trello Board – Ready for Final Review? Getting Started with WordPress If anyone has feedback for @arasae please add it to 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.
      1. @courane01 suggested having a rough set of questions for us to use when reviewing courses.
    4. Courses on Learn
      1. @azhiyadev has noticed a few courses have been published on Learn, the training team is not aware of these.
      2. @arasae mentioned that the courses have been there but not featured since December 2020. They’re a string of video workshops.
      3. @hughlashbrooke mentioend that “there are also other courses in the dashboard that are published, but don’t show up on the frontend. There are two reasons for this, depending on the course:
        1. The course is in a public 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. phase where it is being tested out before being formally published. This is currently true of the Polyglots training, incident reporting, and getting started with WordPress.
        2. The course exists purely to house the quizzes – this is a ‘hack’ of sorts due to Sensei’s requirement that all quizzes exist within a course otherwise no one will be able to complete the quiz. I have some thoughts about how we could refine that!”
      4. @hughlashbroooke said, “the reason only some published courses show up on the frontend is that it is set to only show the ones that are marked as ‘featured’. That’s just the tool we’re using to make sure we can hold some courses in public beta and have others be properly live.”
  2. Learn Functionality
    1. As discussed at the last meeting, Learn Functionality now includes the list of open Learn issues 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/. If you are interested in helping out then please let us know in Slack.
  3. Sprint Management
    1. The team discussed finding a new way to monitor the work being done and functionality issues on Learn. However, our highest priority at the moment is shipping and new contributors are now familiar with using Slack and Trello. The team decided to focus on shipping and come back to management at a later date.

Open Discussions

A big thanks again to those that participated in WP Translation Day.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwg, #training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team meeting September 28 and 29, 2021

Slack Log (Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @binarygary @courane01 @rkohilakis @arasae @magicroundabout @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @webcommsat @onealtr @tantienhime @azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @hughlashbrooke @westnz

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. The team is looking for contributors to help out as Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers. Please let us know if you are interested.
  2. Learner achievements for courses is still open for comments. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  3. Translation Days Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. Training team hkosted a working session for LearnWP in conjunction with #polyglots Translator Day.
  4. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. This was a deep and comprehensive survey on the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. of LearnWP.
  5. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant? discussion on LearnWP is open for comments. There was a question by @webcommsat: what happens if a presenter changes their GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. status or changes work environments? @hughlashbrooke mentioned that the assumption would be that they would follow 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. Speaker guidelines where if they were scheduled to speak but there were changes to their GPL compliance then they would be removed from the event. @webcommsat to add the question to the post for greater transparency.
  6. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress is still open for comments. LearnWP content needs to be of high quality, but most people don’t often have access to expensive recording equipment and it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to match the video quality of those that do. Production quality must not be a blocker for those contributing their skills and knowledge to LearnWP. #marketing is working on a session about this at their meeting next week at 14:00 UTC, please feel free to join the discussion.
  7. Wordsmith work session#marketing has inquired on our request to consider terminology. The purpose would be to consider terms for global understanding of how those terms would translate into other languages. We are looking at a next week Wednesday during the 2pm UTC #marketing team meeting for a 20-30 minute Google Doc collaboration session.
  8. Preparing Learn for WordPress Updates – we now have a way to find and organize content and features that need to be updated, especially when WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. ships an update. @tantienhime has volunteered to organize the 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. for the existing content on LearnWP. @courane01 has also reached out to #docs who have similar needs. Please let us know if you are also interested in contributing.
  9. Windows testers needed for dev testing environment@caseymilne has some draft setup guidelines for various types of setup options for local development but could use more testers to try different setups on Mac and Windows.
  10. WCUS Training Team presentation – our application was selected to present at WCUS. If you know any hiring managers in WordPress or devs who help plan the personal learning for their team, let them know about our talk. We go on at 20:45 UTC on Friday October 1, 2021 and we will share about the learner achievement proposals with a live Q&A afterwards. Come support @binarygary @courane01 @peteringersoll and @azhiyadev.
  11. Note there will be no Office or Coffee Hour this week due to WCUS.

Sprint

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

Progress

Mini-Sprint: we are integrating the work we are doing with the work the Instructional Designers are working on. We now have a few new Instructional Designers: @rkohilakis and @westnz

The following team members provided updates on where they are at with their commitments: @peteringersoll @rkohilakis @courane01 @arasae @magicroundabout @webcommsat @westnz @hughlashbrooke

We have a few lesson plans ready to be created.

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae may be able to work on this one.
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg @webcommsat suggested @bobbingwide might be able to help with this one. This relates to the 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/ 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. @peteringersoll may work on this as well.

The team had a Zoom session to go through some questions on how to use the Training Team Trello board.

Drafts in Progress

There hasn’t been much progress on these lesson plans, but @courane01 did connect with a dev with Windows for the needed testing

Courses – there has been a lot of progress as mentioned during the Check-in.

This month saw a lot of proposals, big decisions, and onboarding.

October planning:

  • @arasae drafting a proposal on how to create a lesson plan and test it out in November
  • @rkohilakis convert existing workshops into lesson plans – at least once a week
  • Include published workshops in Sprint planning and 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 updates for #marketing
  • Open up a thorough review of content we had to unpublish until the brand guidelines were in place, ensuring no 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. are needed, and taking a lot of lessons live

Open Discussions

Slides Plugin – as a team, we included Google Slides as a “better than nothing” option, but a few folks have begun stepping forward interested in contributing as developers to code.  We’ve found something that from test runs is 99% of the way there, and are inquiring how to unblock progress while not placing a burden upon 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 to maintain in general.

@binarygary @alexstine and @danilong to collaborate on reviewing the plugin, 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 and identifying what is needed to fix the bug and the maintenance overhead.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learnwp, #training-team

Recap for Training Team meeting September 7, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

Welcome to our Training Slack channel, @Sweety and @Djordje Djokic.

In attendance: @daniyalahmedk, @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @arasae, @peteringersoll

News

  • The training team is growing! We are looking to fill a few more team roles, which can be found here. Specifically, wrangling and support flow – ideally, we would like volunteers to help answer questions from new contributors. This includes…
    • Handling form submissions from the Training Team’s website – We would like help getting all submissions, such as user names, emails, etc. connected to Training team as editors, Learn as needed for user accts, added 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., etc.
    • Helping new contributors during our team meetings
    • Leading new member meetings
    • Please see the team role link above for more details.
  • The Training Team was invited to WPwatercooler last Friday regarding LearnWP: https://www.wpwatercooler.com/devbranch/ep14-developing-wordpress-developers/
  • Badges for Courses: Please continue to share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learned on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  • We are awaiting confirmation on the WCUS Speaker Application; more info to come.
  • Translation Days – Like captioning, translating captions is also beneficial for global WordPress users. Training will host at least 1 subtitling session working session for LearnWP in the last half of September in conjunction with #polyglots Translator Day. We will open up with Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC but may have additional times – the training team has also had a few other inquiries for some Five for the Future organizations interested in also helping subtitle.

Sprint

The following lesson plans need a description, goals, SEO review and research on docs. If you want to work on it, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. If you need any help, please ask in the Slack #training channel.

  1. Using Global Styles & Settings
  2. How to use the Query Loop
  3. Intro to the Block Editor
  4. Frequently Used Blocks

Lesson Plans in need of a contributor to draft them. If you want to work on it, add yourself as a Member on the card and as the Current Owner. Then move the card to the Drafts in Progress list in Trello:

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg
  • Some lesson plans were on hold, pending Brand Guidelines. These guidelines are now finalized, leaving us with 30-50 plans that can be published. The training team is still defining the process for this; they require a small audit and then can be published again.
  • The rough draft of the “Introduction to WordPress” course @arasae is working on is nearly complete and awaiting some short videos.
  • @courane01 has begun work on a course for the Training Team’s new contributors.
  • @azhiyadev has updated the Sprint, agenda, and meeting reusable blocks
  • @webtechpooja worked on a WPTranslation day with the polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/.

Open Discussions

  • A thought: “Complete WordPress Theme & 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 Development Course” may be a very useful course – how soon could we do this? It would benefit a lot of people.
    • @courane01 has a breakdown of what the topics in a course like this might be here.
    • The Training Team’s goal is to create an onboarding course to help new contributors get started more quickly; once we have more voices, this work should be much easier to complete.
    • @webtechpooja has expressed interest in developing an advanced plugin development course.
      • What pre-requisites would be needed for a course like this? How much PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php./JS, etc. does one need before beginning? Do they need to know template hierarchy, some theme dev already?
      • We may also look at also teaching HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites./CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site./PHP/JS/ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. etc. as well, but perhaps after we ship more courses.
    • @arasae has volunteered to collaborate with future course designers/content experts to plan learning objectives and activities for more advanced courses.
    • Question: Has there been more thought as to naming conventions / hierarchy? We have courses, workshops, and lesson plans. Do they roll up into tracks, topics, or areas of study? Or are courses made of classes? Just curious how applying conventional education terms can apply to #training.
      • We need to define this, but it will depend on the feedback from the UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. audit.

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/