Training Team Meeting Recap for January 10, 2023

Slack Log for Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

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Here is the meeting agenda we followed.

Introductions and Welcome

20 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @webtechpooja @chetan_200891 @onlykawshar @amitpatelmd @pitamdey @askaryabbas @psykro @bsanevans @karthickmurugan @ronakganatra @piyushmultidots @piyopiyofox @sadmansakibnadvi @onealtr @rudlinkon @robinwpdeveloper @sagarladani @lada7042 @eboxnet @courtneypk

We welcomed 8 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @mahbubshovan @jeetsoni24 @rajinsharwar @minervainfotech @evenimous @karthickmurugan @nidhidhandhukiya @aseemtharzen


News

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

Please let a 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. know if you’d like to take notes, too!

2022 Year in review / Achievements

The team took some time to recognize our achievements from 2022. (See Training Team Goals for 2022 to see what those goals were.) Here are the achievements we listed:

Training Team: Discovering our Values

Come join @angelasjin and @bsanevans on January 23rd to discover the Training Team’s shared values!

Faculty Program Update

You can find last month’s updates from Faculty members on December 2022 Faculty Meeting.

Learning Needs Analysis

Check out the post above to understand the history and progress of the team’s desire to conduct a Needs Analysis. And if you haven’t taken the Individual Learner Survey yet, please do!

Bite-Sized Content on Learn

Conversations have started around creating 1 minute long videos on Learn. (Similar to TikTok videos, but about WordPress and hosted on Learn.) There is interest in collaborating with the Marketing Team on these, too. A blog post on the topic will come soon.

Change considered regarding the Settings icon in the editor 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.

Discussions are happening around the settings icon seen in the editor. Please contributed directly to this GitHub thread with your thoughts.

Projects

Two projects gave updates at this week’s meeting.

  1. Find the Content Localization Foundations project’s update on their project thread.
  2. The Training Team Onboarding Paths project members have a check in call next Monday. They should have draft onboarding documents ready for the team to review next week.

Open Discussions

Should we move the Learn WordPress feed out of the training Slack channel and into a new channel?

Each time a new piece of content is published on Learn WordPress, there is a notification in the training Slack channel. This was initially set up to notify team members of activity on the site when there wasn’t a lot of activity yet in the channel.

However, now that there is more activity in the Slack channel, and much more content getting published regularly, the idea was raised to remove these notices out of the training channel and into its own new channel.

If you have thoughts about this, please comment below.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #localization, #meeting-recap, #needs-analysis, #onboarding

Training Team Meeting Recap for November 22, 2022

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

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 17:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Team meeting (EMEA/AMER): @chetan200891, @courane01, @eboxnet, @caraya, @chrismkindred, @vanpariyar, @robinwpdeveloper, @pitamdey, @lada7042, @sagarladani, @margheweb, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @onealtr, @piyopiyofox, @webtechpooja, @amitpatelmd, @piyushmultidots, @bsanevans

Meeting Note Takers

A meeting recap note is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started:
https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/training-team-how-to-guides/how-to-write-a-meeting-agenda-or-recap/

 Faculty Members Update

As a reminder, faculty meetings have moved to async and will be published as a post with a window for commenting.

November 2022 Faculty Meeting

Training Team Badges

https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/1094
Please use this issue to request a Training Team Badge.

If you would like a badge on your WordPress.org profile that acknowledges your contributions to the Training Team, you must meet the criteria: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/team-profile-badges/

Awarding of profile badges: There will be a monthly review of contributions, and badges will be awarded at that time. A list of the new profile badges awarded will then be posted on https://make.wordpress.org/training/. If you feel you have earned the badge but were not listed, please comment on that month’s blog post and include your WordPress.org username.

Team Goal Setting

It’s time to consider what the training team hopes to accomplish in 2023. Last year we met over 3 different sessions to plan out this year. Training Team Goals for 2022 reflect that plan.

However, we definitely didn’t achieve all of those goals. Should we continue them for next year?

I met recently with @angelasjin, who has offered to hold a team vision-setting meeting, and from that, we can launch into the following year’s goals. I’ll work with Angela to plan that first part of the meeting, along with a survey for the best times we can meet via Zoom as a team to do this.

Published Content

Tutorial – Padding Versus Margin

Request for review

Tutorial – Call to Action

Request for comments

  1. Newly drafted handbook pages for GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Process Updates soon to be published – link to the Google doc is on Slack
  2. When we create titles for Tutorials, Lesson Plans, and Online Workshops, should they be in sentence case or title case? (@west7)
  3. Please reach out to @bsanevans if you’re interested in making new onboarding handbook pages for the Training Team.
  4. Do we want to update our GitHub views to match the kanban board columns? (See Slack conversation)

Open Discussions

@courane01 Says

We have additional coffee hours starting for Eastern APAC  Fridays at 04:00 UTC from Dec 2nd.
Are Online Workshop co-hosting opportunities and Content Error Issues a good first issue for Contributors to work on?

Resurfacing this here:

@caraya Says

Feedback request: I’m working on 6.X updates to existing lesson plans, and I’m struggling with content organization.  If someone is going through the lesson plan sequentially, it makes sense to incorporate it sequentially with the existing content. However, if people are planning an update to the content they’ve already created, it would make more sense to put it in a separate section at the bottom of the document,
What do you think is best?

@courane01 Says

We’ve had the content usually updated right in line (sequentially).  We’re starting to wrap our heads around coordinating w/ #docs to have a changelog at the bottom of the file and a way to toggle to earlier versions of WP


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 can.


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for November 1, 2022

Slack Log for Team Meeting (APAC on Tuesday, November 1st, 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Office Hour (AMER/EMEA on Tuesday, November 1st, 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Team meeting (APAC):@webtechpooja, @piyushmultidots, @pitamdey, @askaryabbas, @knilkantha, @vanpariyar, @chetan200891, @sagarladani, @piyopiyofox, @amitpatelmd, @robinwpdeveloper, @psykro, @kharisblank, @eboxnet, @n8finch, @courane01, @arasae, @artdecotech, @courtneypk, @onealtr, @bsanevans

Attendees Office hour (EMEA/AMER): @courane01, @arasae, @webtechpooja, @piyushmultidots, @kharisblank, @amitpatelmd, @eboxnet, @n8finch, @arasae, @artdecotech, @courtneypk, @onealtr, @bsanevans

Welcome to the team: @lenalekkou, @nedrosat, @fortissimo1009, @bharatthapa, @themeatelier, @grwgreg, @ghernkadence, @greenshady

Meeting Note Takers

News

Time Shifts in North America & Europe so EMEA/AMER team meeting will shift to local time from Nov 6th.

The new time will be 5 PM UTC.

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development or Published (1 November 2022)
Please have a look at the course update which is currently in Development. thanks, Wes for posting a summary update.

WordPress.org Redesign Update
Context: This post is a community update on the progress and next steps of the WordPress.org website redesign project. Please have a look and share your thoughts on the post.

Managing Projects and Terminology: DRI
Recently the term DRIDRI Directly Responsible Individual - the people who are taking ownership or responsibility for a particular project or feature. was used in one of the proposals and at that time the term was new for the team. So Our Faculty Member @Destiny decided to explain the term and published a post. If you are new to the team and come across this term recently. Please go through this post and you will get to know all about it. Thanks, Destiny for the nice explanation.

WordPress 6.1 Release Day
WordPress 6.1 is going to release soon and The 24-hour code freeze started today at 22:30 UTC.
The stable release party will start on Tuesday, 1 November 2022 at 23:30 UTC in the #core Slack channel.

Updates

October 2022 Monthly Faculty Meeting – The training team has a faculty meeting last Tuesday/Wednesday of the month.

Cross-team collaboration initiative:
we are planning this to start from Mid Nov, if you are interested please go to the following slack thread and show your interest there.

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1665504776175119

:tada: Courses published:
A Developers Guide to Block Themes – Part 1 Props: @psykro. Thanks, Jonathan for all your hard work.

Course review checklist:
Recently we have asked about is there any checklist for reviewing course, so for now we don’t have but we have some nice suggestions on it. Please have a look at if anyone would like to review the course.

  • Include in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue – we can include review process/points in respective Github issue
  • Attribute the reviewers
  • Ideas so far – Please go through this doc and provide your feedback and if you have any ideas please share them with us.

Request for Comments

  1. Proposal: Faster Course Development with Video-Based Courses
  2. Project Thread: Content Localization Foundations Draft
  3. Proposal: Create a new onboarding experience to the Training Team (Please comment by mid-November.)

Please go through these proposals and give your comment by Mid- November.

WordPress 6.1 Sprint

  1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
  2. Use this while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1 (preconfigured site with content, theme, etc. all pre-set for creating content)
  3. See what needs to be revised/created in WP 6.1 https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33/views/10
  4. Text, screenshots, and familiarization ideally completed by Oct 11/RC1.
  5. Videos completed by Oct 28
  6. Release Nov 1

Open Discussions

If anyone wants to share anything, please feel free to share.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for October 4, 2022

Slack Log for Team Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Office Hour Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance (Team Meeting): @webtechpooja, @kafleg, @thisisyeasin, @pitamdey, @piyushmultidots, @majaloncar, @robinwpdeveloper, @amitpatelmd, @sagarladani, @nao, @eboxnet, @askaryabbas, @kharisblank

In attendance (Office Hour Meeting): @courane01, @webtechpooja, @kharisblank

Newcomers joining #training team: @josvelasco, @alh0319, @cpal, @sagarladani, @sierratr, @dhunie1, @fgeierst, @theogk, @vanpariyar, @whoislindalou, @jamesmarsland, @nrawal

News

Note takers for upcoming meetings:

Meeting recap notes taking is one of the best ways to get started contributing to the Training team. Please refer to this guide to get started.
If you would like to become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter, please go through with this guide: Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter. This will give you insight on how you can apply.

Updates

  • The team will focus on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issues marked with 6.1 here.
  • The team has had some discussions on faculty meeting host rotation.
  • The team will be updating the handbook page.
  • The team will be working on a content localization project.
  • The team is planning to invite more localized content and translation contributors who worked previously and want to engage again.
  • The team will soon have a recap post for “Course Design Review and Best Practices with Allie Nimmons (@alliennimmons)”. The link to the recorded Zoom meeting can be found in Slack.
  • This week’s online workshops:
  • Upcoming online workshops
  • Training team hosted 12 hours of WordPress Translation Day – Contributor Day on Sep 30. There were 31 attendees in total across the globe (Asia, Europe, Africa and North America) attending the event virtually over Zoom. During the event, we’ve gotten 1 full lesson plan translated in Serbian and there will be a Hindi version completed as well. This was a great onboarding session to welcome new contributors as well with more than 50% being first time #WordPress contributors. We will aim to facilitate more events of such in the near future. Link to the event’s recap post can be found here or discover #wptranslationday.

Request for Comments

These 3 posts are looking forward to your ideas and feedback:

WordPress 6.1 Sprint

September’s Retrospective

  1. What went well? (Please share your comments in this thread)
  2. What could we improve? (Please share your comments in this thread)
  3. What will we do differently? (Please share your comments in this thread)

All comments will be compiled in upcoming post.

Open Discussions


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for September 27, 2022

Slack Log for Office Hour (APAC time on Tuesday, Sept 27, at 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Weekly Team Meeting (AMER/EMEA time on Tuesday, Sept 27, at 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Office hour (APAC): @kafleg, @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @robinwpdeveloper, @Amitpatelmd, @kharisulistiyo, @ronak.ganatra, @Rushina, @piyushmultidots, @onealtr, @bsanevans, @askaryabbas, @piyopiyofox, @annezazu, @azhiyadev, @Krishnakumar, @pitamdey

Attendees Team meeting (EMEA/AMER): @Prem Tiwari, @Vagelis, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @pitamdey, @onealtr, @GoGinaMarie, @piyushmultidots,  @Amitpatelmd, @Mike, @meaganhanes, @robinwpdeveloper, @bethsoderberg, @artdecotech, @iamsirotee, @azhiyadev, @piyopiyofox, @bsanevans, @hztyfoon

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Piccia Neri, @tan007, @John MacDonald, @david lópez pazos,  @Cemre Tellioğlu, @Talisha Lewallen

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.

Please review the WP Translation 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/.
here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2022/09/23/wptranslation-day-contributor-day/

Courtney Says

On Friday for 12 hours, we will hold our 2nd contributor day focusing on Translation. Note that #polyglots are primarily focused on the 28th, but we are planning this to be an event on Friday.

Individual Learner Survey

Please help us gather some data about learning styles and how folks learn WordPress. We would appreciate your efforts in promoting this across social media and any other suitable locations. Also, go take this survey yourself.

https://learn.wordpress.org/individual-learner-survey/

Faculty Members Update

The faculty team will meet this week, today for the AMER/EMEA region.
https://make.wordpress.org/training/2022/09/27/september-2022-monthly-faculty-meeting/

HactoberFest Update

Last year, @Chetan Prajapati inspired the team to participate in Hacktoberfest. Previously this was primarily a developer oriented event. Efforts are underway for participation again this year, and now include options for technical content and translations. This is perfect timing with WP Translation Day qualifying, and WP 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) Day coming up, all during the WP 6.1 release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. up.

We have labels for developer-oriented efforts related to Learn’s theme primarily.
https://github.com/wordpress/learn/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3AHacktoberfest

Supporting WP Diversity

Julia Says

Hi Training team! @jillbinder and I have a question for you! Jill is thinking about how to develop clear lesson plans so that other people in the WordPress community can lead the WPDiversity workshops (titled Diverse Speaker Training and Organizing Diverse & Inclusive WordPress Events ). I know that the Learn WordPress Lesson Plan page could be a great home for this. Are there specific requirements around the facilitator notes and slide deck format? Specifically, can the slides be in Google Slides and Google Docs, or would you prefer a different format?

Drawing attention here to the work Jill is doing for WP Diversity efforts and how Learn can best support that. If you would like to get involved on that, please review the comments there.

@Allie Nimmons held a Course design meeting yesterday

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1664243162508819

Review Lesson item – Extend a Block Theme Course

Jonathan says

Hey there @faculty-smes. The first four lessons for my “Extend a 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. Theme Course” are finally at a point where I’m happy for folks to review them.All the lessons in this module are aimed to reviewing the fundamentals of a block theme:
minimum required files – https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/868
creating templates – https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/869
creating template parts – https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/870
exporting the theme – https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/955
To make reviewing easier, I’ve linked to the lesson content in the body of the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue, under the heading Draft lesson for Review. This will take you to a markdown document in a separate repository.I’m creating the course content in GitHub so that it can be developed and reviewed publicly, before I migrate it over to a course on Learn WordPress.

 Requests for Comments

  1. Proposal: Faster Course Development with Video-Based Courses
  2. Project Proposal: Content Localization
  3. Proposal for GitHub Process Updates
  4. [Discussion] Reimagining the Training Team contributor roles
  5. Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development (22 September 2022)

WP 6.1 Sprint

  1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
  2. Use this while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1 (preconfigured site with content, theme, etc. all pre-set for creating content)
  3. See what needs to be revised/created in WP 6.1 https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33/views/10
  4. Text, screenshots, and familiarization ideally completed by Oct 11/RC1.
  5. Begin creating videos after RCRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. ships (for stability of features shipping)
  6. Videos completed by Oct 28
  7. Release Nov 1

The focus really until Nov 1 is on revising and creating content related to WP 6.1 Bonus for also catching anything in recent release

Participation in team meetings

We have some new folks with us today that are unfamiliar with how teams run meetings. Usually these are Slack chats, no Zoom. This was for global bandwidth, language, and other concerns. It still helps folks participate async as well.

Additionally, we’d like to resume including updates from multiple people during team meetings.

If you would like to help facilitate parts of meetings, such as covering a specific news item that you are especially working on or tracking, we’d love to include you.

Open Discussions

Destiny Says

I commented on the agenda with some items I’d love raised with the team during the meeting but it looks like we didn’t get to them today.For future reference, is there a better way for folks to engage directly async? 
Hey folks! We are looking to recruit two more people to be Welcome Wrangles members for October. More information on how to perform this work is in this handbook page. If you’re interested, please feel free to reach out to me, @Amit Patel@Ben Evans or any one of your Training Team reps!
I also wanted to flag that the meeting calendar shows team meetings every week instead of alternating office hours – https://make.wordpress.org/meetings/#training can we update this?Also, can we consider an APAC Coffee Hour?   I’m happy to host this additional Coffee Hour, or we can enlist another Faculty Member (or hold rotations )

Amit Patel Says

Am in favour of rotation methodology and i am in as well 

Hauwa Abashiya Says

Destiny I’d say update the agenda directly rather than comment. That way we don’t miss it.
I updated the Calendar yesterday and all seemed fine, let me know if that is not the case

Destiny Says

I’d say update the agenda directly rather than comment. That way we don’t miss it.
My comments are longer than bullet points though, and that seems to disrupt the flow of the agenda post which seems to only have headlines. We are ok if I go in to add comments directly into the agenda?I think another thing about doing it this way is that people who are following the post won’t receive an update if i edit the post, so folks who’d like to engage async there won’t receive the appropriate updates 

Amit Patel Says

@Hauwa Abashiya, We did discussed yesterday during APAC faculty meeting regarding above point. Since we will need update 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. for both time zone faculty meeting. So sometimes for any one point, there might be multiple opinions or suggestions. Adding comment will really help to finalize any one of the decision after checking what other faculty team members suggest. I am okay with commenting first as compared to updating post directly. Hope that makes sense.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap – September 20

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

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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

The meeting agenda.

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

Introductions and Welcome

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

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

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

Meeting Note Takers

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

News

WP 6.1 Sprint

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

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

Content available for review
Padding Versus Margins – Tutorial

Open Discussions

  • @hderashri shared about an upcoming 10 days Hindu festival symbolizing the victory of good over evil.
  • @courtneypk shared about her b’day next week.
  • @digitalchild asked about a way through which a ‘to be reviewed’ list that can be created which is easier than digging around GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.
    @webtechpooja answered by “new GitHub Project board https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33 where tabs are grouped by tickets.

Office Hour

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


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for September 13, 2022

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

Slack Log for Weekly Team Meeting (AMER/EMEA time on Tuesday, Sept 13, at 16:00 UTC)

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

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Office hour (APAC): @piyushmultidots, @Amitpatelmd. @askaryabbas, @pitamdey, @chetan200891, @piyopiyofox, @webtechpooja, @psykro, @krupalpanchal, @Kemmy99, @onealtr

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

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

Office Hour Update: We have reviewed Drafts in Progress column in Learn Content GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Project board.

News

Meeting Note Takers

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

Faculty Members Update

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

Proposal for GitHub Process Updates

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

WCUS 2022 Update

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

Individual Learner Survey

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

August Sprint Retrospective

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

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

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

 Course Creation – Making the process public

Jonathan is publicly documenting his process for course creation.

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

Allie has an idea for a course about creating courses.

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

Training team badges

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

Handbook Updates

The following pages in the handbook have been updated:

Open Discussion

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

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

Courtney shared the following thoughts :

We prefer the point where media comes in to be on LearnWP itself. We’ve had issues of media being hot linked to GitHub still. Also, all currently live posts should be revised using the revision pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party tool on Learn itself. We moved to only creating on Learn because GitHub can intimidate a lot of folks. The old way of writing on GitHub was a much steeper step up for folks that don’t know it. I think the key for the team is to be consistent so we know where to go to view work someone has partially done.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap – September 6

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

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

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

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

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

News

Faculty Members Update

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

See recaps published from the latest faculty meetings:

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

Individual Learn Survey

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

WCUS 2022

WCUS Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. on Sept. 11 @courane01 will be the table lead, @courtneypk will lead onboarding. There will be a live stream available for the event https://us.wordcamp.org/2022/livestream/  – Check your local WordPress community to see if there’s a watch party near you, or see if you can get one started.

Summary Update: Courses Currently in Development

Check out for the update

Launching workshops in additional Locales

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

Team Structure

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

Sprint

Content published this week

Reviews requested this week (help needed):

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

Retrospective

What went well?

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

What we can improve?

  • Update outdated handbook pages
  • Clear guidelines for newcomers
  • How we use GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/

What will we do differently?

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

Open Discussions

The deadline for applications to speak at WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Asia 2023 has been extended to September 30, 2022. You now have 1 month to prepare and send in your application.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training

Training Team Meeting Recap – August 30

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

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting / Office Hour (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

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

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

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

News

Meeting Note Takers

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

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

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

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

Faculty Members Update

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

Update on Individual Learn Survey

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

Update on Team meetings

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

  • Office hour, bring your questions about training, Learn, content, etc.
  • Sprint/GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue review
  • Provide feedback on items that are currently in review

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Training Team Profile Badges

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

Things to consider before updating it:

  1. We are no longer using Github for a lesson plan, so we should consider removing it. No PR merged for this, then how we can provide a badge
  2. What if someone reports and fixes issues on Github, and after how many merged PRs, a person is eligible for a badge
  3. We are no longer using TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. boards, need to remove there

further discussion on this in a slack thread

Localized Content

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

Team Structure

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

Update on August 25th / 30th Supplemental SME meeting

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

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

Launching workshops in additional Locales

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

Youtube channel

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

Events

WCUS 2022
It is approaching near. WCUS is from Sept 9 to 11 and Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. is on Sept. 11 @courane01 will be the table lead, @courtneypk (subject to availability) to help with onboarding on location, and @webtechpooja will serve as Slack rep.

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

This will be the first WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. in person for many attendees at this event. We anticipate meeting the interested folks, helping them get up to speed with what Learn is working on, learning about each other’s skills, and brainstorming additional ideas.

Sprint

The Make post has now been broken down into

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

Content published this Week:
Creating a new header with blocks

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

Check-ins

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

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

What will we do differently?

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

September sprint plan discussion

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

Open Discussions

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


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training

Monthly Faculty Meeting Recap – August 30/31 2022

Attendees

AMER: @arasae, @courtneypk, @courane01, @azhiyadev, Chris B, @onealtr

APAC: @piyopiyofox @bsanevans @onealtr @webtechpooja @west7 @amitpatelmd

Recap notes

  • Proposal to make Faculty meetings more public 
    • The team will continue working in the open
    • everything that isn’t a privacy concern should go into a public channel of some sort. 
    • The private channel is intended for logins, incident concerns, etc.
    • https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C03B11FA16D/p1659098737136069?thread_ts=1658970512.900959&cid=C03B11FA16D 
    • Amer Notes: Does this mean more conversation in the #training channel instead of the #training-faculty channel? Yes. TL;DR – Have conversations we have been having in #faculty-training in #training itself. We can use the 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/. groups in different roles if we need attention of specific groups (such as subject matter experts)
      • 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.” Groups: @faculty and it pings everyone in the faculty or if you want to ping a separate group. It’s something similar to @faculty-smes; it’s pinned to the private faculty channel.
      • If people have access to things like Learn’s wp-admin dashboard, these links can still be put into the #training channel – user permissions will keep things under wraps as far as strangers being able to access sensitive things while also allowing us to work in the open. 
    • APAC: The intention of this message was asking if we should open the faculty meeting up to the wider training team or keep these calls for faculty only?
      • Yes, keep the faculty meeting for faculty only, but continue to post agenda and notes publicly.
      • When we post the agenda for faculty meetings, we should more widely share with the training team that they can contribute to the agenda items async on the agenda post.
      • The admin will monitor the questions/comments on these posts and reroute them to the applicable faculty member
  • announcing new channel joinees
    • Is there a benefit in announcing these still to someone?
      • Amer Notes: Meant to acknowledge the team; the original purpose was to pull folks in and make them feel welcome. Marketing provides a, “Here is a good next step action item that you can do”.
        • Encourages people to step out of “lurker” mode; encourages people to join the meeting live. Alerts people to a meeting happening now.
        • Having this drop-in for faculty is useful; in terms of good “next of action” items, someone does contact them. 
      • Feels possibly like duplicated work; there’s a welcome committee. Is this just for faculty or just for joining training? Understanding is for everyone. 
      • TL;DR – People are being welcomed both in DM’s and in public.
    • Or are meeting facilitators (team reps) tracking these some other way anyway?
      • This has been helpful for team reps. Team reps go back through the week to try and see who has joined; if that exists somewhere and someone pings them, they can pick up. It’s helpful to know that someone else has already reached out.
      • Conclusion: We will continue to do this as it is helpful for the team reps.
    • APAC: One of the Welcome Wranglers will add the new channel joinee list directly to the meeting agenda which will cut the duplication of efforts.
  • Zoom disruptions
    • turned a few more security features on in our shared Zoom account
    • https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C03B11FA16D/p1659733286494459 
    • Changed:
      • Annotation to “Only the user who is sharing can annotate”
    • Turned off:
      • Whiteboard (Classic)
      • Remote control
      • Gesture Recognition
      • Allow users to change their name when joining a meeting
      • Allow participants to rename themselves
      • Show participant profile cards in a meeting
    • Turned on:
      • Mute all participants when they join a meeting
      • Hide participant profile pictures in a meeting
      • requiring authentication to join a meeting.
        • APAC: If this is a requirement, we should document the process for joining.
        • We shared feedback that this particular item feels like a barrier to entry.
        • Perhaps this could be the final step if the other changes we made are not effective.
    • APAC: Is the fact that not many people are unmuting or turning on their video detracting from the “social learning space” aspect of our Online Workshops?
      •  
  • Faculty Meeting Calendar
  • Workflow (SME’s)
    • Difficult to jump in on things like reviewing new topics because the workflow may not be clear or simple enough to manage at the moment.
    • https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C03B11FA16D/p1660112243025129 
    • https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/how-we-work-together/#development-workflows
    • pull our GitHub issues into a spreadsheet to help SMEs better assess priority and “staleness
      • My first guess would be to use the GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways.
      • https://docs.github.com/en/rest/issues
      • More specifically https://docs.github.com/en/rest/issues/issues#list-repository-issues
    • Amer Notes:
      • SME’s weren’t aware of the topics; there was concern that topics were being duplicated because there were multiple elements. We have tutorials, lesson plans, online workshops, and courses, so topics looked duplicated – it’s a different learning format that the topic is being 
      • Link to SME notes (when SMEs are supposed to jump in, when supposed to pass on to the content creators)
        • We should reach out to SMEs to figure out how they would best like to work with us.
        • Could use time during former training meetings (since they’re rotating) to work with SMEs when the meetings.
          • Go through an update notes on Github from a more synchronous setting.
      • Github session – need to know how this works in order to run a session for SMEs, then use that to generate automations. As long as a flow exists, it’s easier for SMEs to work with.
        • We would like to have more Github automations, and we can do that with the new version of Github projects
          • Code approach of automations was discouraged; it was pretty challenging. CER will reach out to Micah and Github representatives around that issue of automation in order to leverage more things.
          • All content is in one project board; still figuring out how this works. We moved into Github to make sure we can leverage the tech to better track – we want to track contributions. 
  • Hugh has secured a Crowdsignal premium account for us to use
  • Contributor badges
    • I’m not quite sure how our contributor badges are distributed– will @Tahmid ul Karim receive a badge for this merged PR? https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/pull/890
    • Here is the process mentioned to provide a badge: Team Profile Badges – Make WordPress Training
      • Amer Notes:
        • What are the steps? What are the requirements? Discussed in today’s meeting. There is a process, but it’s outdated; one of the new elements to it is because we’ve started using Github. With the pilot we’re doing with 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., that may be another way we don’t have to manually add badges. Meeting notes, pull requests… we actually do pull requests on the development side. We didn’t previously have a development board, so that is new. Pooja has made some updates to it.
          • Get faculty to approve it; need the training team to approve the badges and process there.
          • Do we have a badge for faculty? No; we should present it back to the training team, based on the updates and some of the discussions, what do you think in terms of the process?
          • We think that Pooja is working on a 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/. post about this (correct us if we’re wrong!) – Check with Pooja to see if she needs anything here, but no other action item needed if this is true. 🙂 Pooja is not working on a P2 post. She is only updating the Handbook page. 
  • Individual learn survey – https://learnwordpress.survey.fm/make-wp-training-team-individual-learner-survey
    • Related to Crowdsignal above, I already talked about it.
    • Courtney Robertson is working on this. She’s working on it (some login issues, need to do a password reset)
    • Make use of this for WCUS, get some good data back.
    • APAC: Should be ready to go within a week just in time for WCUS!
  • Faculty Meeting September 2022 – 5 weeks in September
    • Amer Notes: Change this in early September to 2nd and 4th weeks, fixes that issue.
    • Also, can we make sure to include zoom links integrated with the meeting calendar event, so that any faculty member can join in the meeting by following the event and zoom link
      • Amer Notes:
      • We should use our standard Zoom link
      • We may want to not have this on the main calendar because if it’s just for Faculty, we don’t want all the WordPress community. We may get flooded with folks who just want to jump in who aren’t faculty folks.
      • We could instead send invite details ahead of time, but use the general Learn training account.
      • Where is the repeating event? If that’s a private invite, we can replace the link in there (Action Item: ask Destiny to replace the link with one scheduled on Zoom) – Destiny replaced this, but note that the event is modifiable by any guest on the invite so no need to wait for any one person to make changes.
        • Have the date in the general team calendar
        • Zoom link should just be on the invite.
  • Content Errors
  • WordCamp Asia Call for Speakers – Do we want to do a session where we promote the Training Team, the Learn WordPress site, and explain how folks could get involved? (Original Slack convo)
    • Oneal and Pooja are on the speaker’s selection team; they’re trying to get more speakers to apply. Call for speakers is yielding a lower return. Focus on speakers from Asia. A lot of applications may come in at the last minute.
    • Some folks who might be interested: Jamie, Mike Schroeder, Destiny, Ben, and others are all living in Asia. They will probably have more to say on this. 
  • APAC walk on: Pooja is working on a process improvement for first time WordPress contributors.
    • We suggested Pooja connects with Courtney PK around this

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