High Priority items before learn.wordpress.org launch Part 2

Wow… thank you, contributors! We have made a serious dent in all the cleanup on Learn in preparation for the tentative December 8 full launch. Part 1 list can be found just a week ago.

This is a more granular list of what remains to be done. Before we move on to new content (some high priority ones are shown below), let’s try to knock out the remaining issues first.

Bugs/features for MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia:

(These are more coordination 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. but shown here for the team to be familiar with)

Assessment Missing:

Formatting:

Revise code snippets:

Content

New Content:

Diverse Speaker talks.  https://learn.wordpress.org/workshops/diverse-speaker-training/.  There are 5 videos on Learn already.

Would anyone like to rework these into our lesson plan format? We can keep these as drafts in our lesson plans and request review for grammar, instructional review, and also Jill to get eyes on. We have a reusable 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. to convert to regular blocks as a starting point for writing these lessons. Watch the video and write a lesson plan based upon each. Jill has provided: 

1. Slides

2. Script

Additional lesson plans:

  1. Creating a .org profile https://learn.wordpress.org/?post_type=lesson-plan&p=1291&preview=true (needs review)
  2. Creating/joining 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/., orientation to channels and etiquette 
  3. Joining Get Involved teams

Draft status lessons: 

Review any lessons in “draft” status that does not refer to brands. Leave them as drafts for now but fix broken links, images, etc.

Lessons that refer to brands are generally avoided for now until the team regroups on mentioning brands… again. (We’ve had many chats on this, but can certainly aim for a way to help the participants while sorting out how we feature or refer to brands).

DONE: Broken Links:

TypeFromTo
Imagehttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/troubleshooting-basics/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2014/10/dashboard-at-a-glance-update-1.png
Imagehttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/troubleshooting-basics/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2014/10/dashboard-at-a-glance.png
Hyperlinkhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/regenerate-thumbnails/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2015/12/reg_ind.png
Hyperlinkhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/regenerate-thumbnails/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2015/12/Selection_056.png
Hyperlinkhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/regenerate-thumbnails/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2016/07/media_settings.png
Hyperlinkhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/dashboard-icons/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2014/10/portfolio_result.png
HTTPHTTP HTTP is an acronym for Hyper Text Transfer Protocol. HTTP is the underlying protocol used by the World Wide Web and this protocol defines how messages are formatted and transmitted, and what actions Web servers and browsers should take in response to various commands. Redirecthttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/template-hierarchy/(opens%20in%20a%20new%20tab)https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/template-hierarchy/(opens%20in%20a%20new%20tab
Hyperlinkhttps://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plan/dashboard-icons/https://make.wordpress.org/training/files/2014/10/portfolio_code2.png

DONE: Screenshots to be fixed:

Updating Sprint ahead of Learn launch

Howdy folx! In order to get some momentum in updating the lesson plans on Learn WordPress prior to the upcoming launch we’re hosting two updating sprints!

What?

  • Updating and checking images in the lesson plans on Learn WordPress to ensure that the images are: all images are stored in the Learn Media Library, missing images are replaced, and all images contain alt text. (Instructions are here.)
  • Reviewing code snippets in lesson plans. (Instructions are here.)
  • Completing lessons that are “Almost ready, but already live on Learn” as listed in the Training team TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing..
  • Linking slides 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/ into Learn Lesson Plans. (Instructions to come soon.)

You can find more details on our priorities post.

When?

There will be two work sprints on Tuesday, December 1, 2020:

Where?

We’ll be congregating in #training on community 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/..

Questions?

If you have any questions or need guidance during the sprints, Slack will be the best place to go. If you have questions in advance, or need access to 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. to help with updates, please comment here.

If neither of these times work for you and you’d like to host a sprint at another time, please let me know!

#learn-wordpress

High Priority items before learn.wordpress.org launch

The Learn WordPress working group is planning a full launch of the Learn WordPress platform in the beginning of December 2020, to coincide with the release of WordPress 5.6. Part of the soft launch and development of Learn WordPress has been to import and act as the new home of the Training team’s robust catalog of lesson plans!

In the process of importing our lesson plans from GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to Learn WordPress, some elements did not make the trip over to their new home nicely. With that in mind, we would like to get as many of these items fixed before Dec. 8th, in preparation of the Learn WordPress launch.

For Training team contributors, can you help with:

  • Updating and checking images in the lesson plans on Learn WordPress to ensure that the images are: all images are stored in the Learn Media Library, missing images are replaced, and all images contain alt text. (Instructions are here.)
  • Reviewing code snippets in lesson plans to ensure that they are correct and/or up-to-date. (Instructions are here.)
  • Moving lesson plan details from the body of published lesson plans to taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. instead. (Instructions are here.) This is complete!
  • Completing lessons that are “Almost ready, but already live on Learn” as listed in the Training team Trello (on the far-right).
  • Broken Links resolved (updated November 24)
  • Linking slides from GitHub into Learn Lesson Plans (instructions to come soon).

As you work through these tasks, or work on any other related task, please leave a comment here with what you worked on. As we transition from managing lesson plans via GitHub to Learn WordPress, we are working on a new way to better track, manage, and credit work done by contributors. In the meantime, sharing your updates here will ensure that your contributions don’t go unnoticed!

Agenda for November 13, 2020

Please join us Fridays at 11:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. 2nd weekly meeting survey
  2. Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. lesson plan functionality update – @evarlese
  3. Standup check-in
    1. What did we commit to do last week, what did we do, any blockers?
    2. What will we do for next week?
  4. Open announcements/discussion

What We’re Working On:


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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for November 5, 2020

Please join us Fridays at 11:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Team Rep results
  2. 2nd weekly meeting survey
  3. Prioritizing projects
    1. Lesson plans – new and updated (including efforts for release consistency or proposed content)
    2. Lesson Plan functionality – slides, nice PDF printing, display of support/developer docs, Sensei quiz integration, integration with videos?
    3. 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/ exit – What is required to leave GitHub (revision control, slides)
    4. Updating team proceduresGetting Started, contributions, onboarding, badges
    5. Terminology on site – “teaching” and other similar words
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

What We’re Working on Now:

Team Links:

Meeting Survey

We’d like to kick off another meeting slot to help familiarize and onboard new contributors. These meetings will focus on how to get started with small and medium levels of contribution.

Our current meetings are at Friday at 11:00 UTC. We’re hoping to have a second meeting for the team that runs approximately 9 – 15 hours different to facilitate those in different timezones.

Please complete the survey below with a time that would be ideal for recurring weekly 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/. meetings (not limited to only the week displayed as an example).

#meeting-agenda

Agenda for October 23, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
  2. Learn Course Planning discussion and feedback
  3. Next week: team reps.
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for October 16, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
    1. Fixing broken images call for help
    2. Finding broken links and more
  2. Structure of Workshops, Courses, Lessons, Quizzes call for feedback
  3. Team Rep discussion
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Call for Screenshots Contributors

The Training team is in the midst of auditing lesson plans on the Learn site. We have many lesson plans with broken images. We’d love your help with correcting this.

Here’s how to contribute:

Thank you Marketing team for putting out the call for support on this!

Agenda for October 9, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC in the #training 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/. channel for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
  2. Marketing Team & 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. working project
  3. Open announcements/discussion

Learn Site

Functionality Requests

We are working toward 2 large factors needed on the Learn site to help the team focus there.

  • Slides – many lesson plans have slides. They are still on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ and there is no synchronization at this time between Learn & GitHub.
  • Revision tool – We need a way to “stage” a lesson after a published version goes live. Specifically, this would be helpful at working on upcoming content to stay in synch with releases.

We are communicating with multiple teams (Community, 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., and more) to achieve this.

Maintenance Meeting

Yesterday’s Learn maintenance meeting included Marketing. Marketing will include information in the upcoming Month in WordPress in November and MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. newsletter for October that will help promote the need for contributors interested in small chunks of work, such as fixing screenshots.


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.

Can we revisit our Team Reps? At this time, most of those listed on the Updates site are not able to participate regularly with the team. Interested? Let’s think on this.


Join Us!

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links: