Recap for Training Team meeting March 09, 2021

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The Agenda – Agenda for the meeting

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Note Reviewer: @ashiquzzaman

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Intro & Welcome

Let’s welcome newcomers to this channel – @Jacy Wiewiora @Nicholas Babu @Haseeb Mustafa @SirLouen @Damilare Shobowale @jovialcore @cousett

New lesson plans and workshops published

New lesson plans and workshops have been published, Including the first Spanish-language workshop 

  1. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor
  2. How to use WordPress Block Patterns
  3. Add New Blocks to Your Site Using the Block Directory
  4. How to Create Reusable Blocks
  5. How to use GitHub for Gutenberg? 
  6. Seguridad: formularios, acceso y contraseña

March Sprint 

 March Sprint details what the team is working on this month. Currently, the training team is accepting contributors to adopt a lesson plan and @azhiyadev been working on the Training Handbook.

@courane01 is reading the doc’s new style guide to see which part can be implemented into the training team’s style guides.
@cousett volunteered to help out with the research part on proposed lessons.
@courane01 mentioned training team’s plan is to create the quality of the screenshots. This will help the training team to move it along as proposed videos to train others in the process.

Slides plugin: A proposal is due, The main concerns are around maintainability and ease of content updates. If someone has anything they would like to add then please follow the conversation on https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/127#issuecomment-791417404

The Learn Working Group is an excellent resource for progress on Learn WordPress functionality goals.

The next Group meetings are

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Aligning Team Contributor roles to the Five Stages of Contribution. See Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure – with support from @andreamiddleton 
It is an ongoing process and will continue to be updated as the need arises. The Training Handbook draft will be finished this week. The training team is still in discussions with regard to Brand Guidelines and hope to have something published for feedback by the end of the month.

Brand Guidelines

Already discussed,  If anyone has anything to add, feel free to comment on this meeting note post.

Learn WordPress Homepage Design

If you haven’t already done so, please provide your comments to the request for feedback.  https://make.wordpress.org/design/2021/02/03/review-feedback-request-ux-for-learn-wordpress-org/

@courane01 will get the notes from @tapps 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. review by tomorrow.
@Hauwa the team is happy to close it off to comments by this Friday and then handover to 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.
Tracy gave some really great UX feedback via video recording and will convert to notes. 

Daylight savings and future meetings: 

A lot of regions will be moving to daylight savings soon which means we need to review our meeting times. Please select your preference: https://doodle.com/poll/wbkhzmcnv6ugh8su#table

The team will close the poll before the end of Office Hours on Friday. The results will be published after that. This will give those who join these meeting async time to vote.

Feedback requested

If you haven’t already done so then please provide comments on the following:

  1. UX Review Requested (Friday 12 March will be the last day for comments)
  2. @carike has been rethinking the delivery of training, including cost of consumption
  3. COPPA comments

Open Floor

Learn Working Group met last week and the meeting recap has been published.

Office Hours will be held on Friday, 12 March 2021, 11:00 UTC

The next Learn Working Group is on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM UTC

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Recap for Learn WordPress Working Group meeting – March 4, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @_dorsvenabili, @daisyo, @paaljoachim, @azhiyadev, @evarlese

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Recap

Check-in/Announcements

Learn WordPress Handbook

  • The first draft of the Learn WordPress Handbook is published!
  • This Handbook focuses on how to contribute workshops, courses, and discussion groups to Learn WordPress.
  • The current draft is based on the feedback and contributions from the recent Learn WordPress Handbook sprint.
  • For next steps, we still need contributors who can help with reviewing the Handbook, especially:
    • Checking for any typos, errors, or inconsistencies.
    • Highlighting any material that is missing or unclear.
  • The Training team is also working on updating the Training Handbook, which focuses on lesson plan development.
    • For volunteers interested in helping to review and update the Training Handbook, please share a message in the #training Slack channel for access to the shared Google Doc.

Slides Plugin

  • The Training team has been exploring a possible plugin to help add slides functionality to Learn WordPress for lesson plans since moving lesson plans over from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.
  • For the Training team, this would provide an accessible, open-source tool to help the team continue to add new slides and resources to lesson plans.
  • Requiring the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party for workshop-related slides may act as a barrier to contribution, but it could be added as a resource in the Learn WordPress Handbook to help workshop presenters with selecting tools (similar to how tools for recording workshops are shared).

Training’s March 2021 Sprint

  • The Training team is exploring the use of sprints for planning and has published the plan for March 2021.
  • For the Learn WordPress Working Group, there’s overlap for both teams in the “Sprint Team Functionality Goals” and “Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals.”
  • @evarlese also added a meta-learn Roadmap to the Learn WordPress Trello.
    • The functionality in the list is based on ideas shared in our brainstorming sessions from the beginning of the year, with some helpful input on priority and estimates from folks in #meta-learn.
    • This should help the teams to use this 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 as a canonical resource for feature and functionality requests for Learn WordPress.

New course proposal

  • @daisyo shared a course idea on building 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 and raised some questions about how best to approach submitting the idea, as the idea is to start with a lesson plan first, and later develop that into workshops.
  • For future course proposals, a proposal is to share/submit through the workshop application form and/or share with Training team members if there’s a lesson plan component.
  • For this course specifically, the goal is to write a recap, in the end, to highlight what works well and what’s needed in this process for future course proposals.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.

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Recap for Training Team meeting February 23, 2021

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

Notes

  1. Sprint Check-In
    • @azhiyadev asked, Volunteers still needed for Using blocks in a Post. Although,@poena may be working on this. @evarlese has already done a video workshop for this and @courane01 picked it up.
    • Lesson Plans in progress
    • @ashiquzzaman volunteered to review Reusable Blocks and BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Directory lesson plans.
  2. Slides unified and proposal submitted to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (help us test)
    • This pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
    • @azhiyadev said few people have been testing this. Do we think we are in a position to go ahead with this?
      – Team has given their views on this.
      @courane01 said with coordination of the Workshop working group we composed a joint proposal for meta.
      @evarlese will include this topic in the next Learn Working Group Meeting.
      @azhiyadev agreed and adding it into the March Sprint.
  3. @harishanker shared an idea and asked for the team’s feedback.
    • @harishanker said, creating a dedicated workshop focussed on WordPress 5.7 itself, similar as we are working on a lesson plan.
    • @courane01 said, having an additional piece of content may complicate things?  Rather than a lesson about a version, we can focus on revising all the screenshots across all lesson plans impacted by a version and listing where the content was updated. and we could assist with any demo and release work #marketing does to promote the info for sure.
    • @azhiyadev, Agreed on the lesson plans. On having a video on what is coming or what to expect but WP Briefing kinda covers that without any visuals.
    • @courane01 see some content as “courses” and others that are more 1-off workshops.  The lifespan and use of version release may offer historical value but becomes obsolete after the next version ships.  And we haven’t been super efficient at reviewing all the content we have to revise as new versions ship new features.
    • @evarlese credit @harishanker with this thought, but we can also consider how discussion groups might fit into that as well for more Q&A about new tools or features.
    • @courane01 said if we have a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that changes many obvious features, that we get the existing videos and lesson plans up to date.  Then a summary 1-off piece with a short shelf life, but possibly a very lively real-time discussion would fit in well. That would very likely be exciting to promote and attract attendees to the discussion group portion. But a focus on updating our source materials on Learn & Docs seems important to make the most of life in a release cycle.
  4. Planning for March Sprint
    • Lesson plans
      • Standards for taking screenshots
      • Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing
      • Using Blocks in a Post
      • Learn WordPress Contributor Documentation
  5. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. She was discussing the team roles and using the ones currently listed in TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. and she will work on it during the Friday office hours.
    • Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Meeting Recap Feb 9, 2021

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

Notes

  1. WC India Recap
    • @webtechpooja provided an update on the Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. held on February 6 and 7. @webtechpooja facilitated the event on both days with @chetan200891 supporting her on the first day. Those who joined worked on testing the slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, reviewing the Training team handbook and learning more about what the team does.
  2. Sprint Lesson plans for WP 5.7
    • Request for volunteers to complete drafts for the following Lesson plans by February 23, 2021. Most of these have video workshops:
      1. Using blocks in a Post – volunteers still required
      2. BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Patterns – @evarlese @megphillips91 @courane01 @webcommsat
      3. Reusable Blocks – @webtechpooja
      4. Block Directory – @courane01
      5. Blocks in Widgets – omitted as it is unlikely to ship with 5.7
      6. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim
  3. Slides unified and proposal submitted to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (help us test)
    • This plugin helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • Contributors on WC India (Hardik, Anand Vaid, Abhijeet) and @nalininonstopnewsuk tested the plugin
    • @paaljoachim has volunteered to test the plugin on 5.7
    • @courane01 has submitted 2 support tickets and is awaiting a response
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
  4. Logistics on staying in step with a release (read release notes)
  5. Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.
    • Training will operate sprint as a month-long cycle with specific goals for now.  Other goals, like Learn functionality, that go beyond CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases will be part of the Learn Working Group.  Defining who are our key stakeholders for March and planning times to gather is our goal for this month.
  6. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 12, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Recap for Training Team Meeting – February 2, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.


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

Upcoming team meetings

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour  Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. March Sprint 
    1. Lesson plans ready to be drafted
    2. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    3. Invites for stakeholders
  3. Imported Quizzes
  4. Feedback Required
    1. Revisiting Learn WordPress Workshop Application Vetting Process
  5. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings


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Meeting Recap Jan 26, 2021

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

Notes

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

Upcoming team meetings

January 29, 2021 11:00UTC

Open announcements/discussion

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

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

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

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

Announcements

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

What we’re working on

  • Adding subtitles and captions came up a few times as a way to make existing workshop videos more accessible to audiences in different languages.
  • Related, showing transcripts on the workshop page could help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).
  • Because all the workshops on Learn WordPress are hosted through WordPress.tv, subtitles and captions can be added by following the related Handbook page.
  • So far, workshops have been tracked roughly using a Google doc, which can be a bit bulky. It may be worthwhile considering another tool or structure to help track content, especially multilingual submissions, in the future (like TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. or AirTable).
  • The Learn WordPress Trello board is another resource where the group can track new ideas or add more detail to existing cards to help plan and prioritize for the future.
  • @paaljoachim raised the question of what the process should be when someone wants to propose an update to existing content.
    • In the future, the review process will likely be included in updates to the Training and Learn Working Group Handbooks.
    • Meanwhile, contributors can use the feedback link on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. or share feedback in the #training team channel in Slack.
  • @camikaos is also working on a call for volunteers to help build out the documentation for Learn WordPress around things like vetting, hosting discussion groups, and a few other items.
  • For the proposal to translate Learn WordPress, @nobnob raised the question of whether translations would need to be separated language versus language variants, with some input from others that it would likely be okay to just focus on language – though more input to that discussion is welcome on the proposal post.

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

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

Recap for Training Team Meeting – January 19, 2021

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

Upcoming team meetings

Open announcements/discussion

Auditing lesson plans from script to outline style

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

Review of Training team Handbook

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

Protecting Children’s Privacy on WordPress

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

Translating Learn WordPress

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

Action items

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

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 15, 2020

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

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Open announcements/discussion

What we are working on now

Learn WordPress launch has happened!

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

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

Marketing help wanted

#marketing has done so much towards the launch today. However, they still need our help as part of the ongoing promotion of the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site.. Share socials with #LearnWP – refer to Slack timestamp for specific channels.

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

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

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

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

Merging all Learn groups

We are in the process of merging the Learn working groups to all who call the Training team home. Please welcome the contributors who are focusing on the workshops areas. We expect additional meetings to occur from our team P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/./blog and in the #training Slack channel.

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

Learn landing page

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

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

Team organization review

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

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

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

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

Tentative guideline for editing lesson plans

We have an audit tool in the works to replace the features we miss from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/. #meta is working on this but we do not have an ETA yet. Our tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans until then is:

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

This will allow anyone to pick up and continue the work, track revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. and set media images on Learn site for others to access.

Action items

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

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 11, 2020

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

Upcoming team meetings

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Fridays 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Intros and welcome

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

What we’re working on

  • Most of our top priority items are finished.
  • There are a few lesson plans that are prioritized to create and publish.
    • @geheren is working on creating/joining Slack and orientation.
    • @azhiyadev is also working on the Getting Help lesson plan.
    • We could also use a volunteer to help with the Get Involved lesson plan.
  • We’ve seen a lot of interaction on our proposed redesigns for the Lesson Plans landing page.
    • Timeline: we would like to come to an agreement on the designs today so we can move forward with some implementation before launch next week.
    • The was relative agreement on the proposed landing page design.
    • For filtered/archive pages, the team seemed to roughly agree that keeping filters on the right sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. with a container around the individual lesson plans.
    • For the single lesson plan page, there’s some ongoing discussion with a general agreement that we would prefer to avoid accordions in the design for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) concerns, but would like to use breadcrumbs or another feature to help orient readers or educators within a lesson plan or series.
    • Future discussions will also need to consider chapters (like the Handbooks) and how to display lesson plans in a series.

Action items/what’s next

  • Marketing needs screenshots for promoting Learn WordPress. (Reference.)
    • If others are interested in helping, please do! Drop a note in the #training Slack channel to indicate that you can help.
  • There is a launch party coming up next week, on Dec. 16th. If you can attend, please RSVP using the link shared in the #marketing and #training team channels.
  • Comments are still being collected on Learn WordPress: Blue Sky Thinking.
  • @ogleckler noted that there is not currently a ticket for adding Learn WordPress to the menu on WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, which @azhiyadev will open.
  • We have a tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans, which is:

If you need to edit any LIVE lesson plans:

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

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