Training Team Meeting Agenda 11 July 2019

We’ve been away for a bit, but please join us Thursday at 13:00 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. 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. update
  2. New theme setup 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/
  3. Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson plan
  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:

Preparing for WordCamp Europe 2019’s Contributor Day

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/. 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. Europe (WCEU) is Thursday 20 June 2019 with registration starting at 8:30am. The Training Team will be represented by @jessecowens with assistance from @davidneeham and @ironwiller. While you will need to have a ticket to attend Contributor Day, you can choose which team you would like to help once you are there (even if you indicated interest in another team). We hope you choose to help the Training Team!

What Do You Need To Bring?

Yourself and your willingness to give back to WordPress. You will need a laptop with power and an internet connection, although we’ve managed without that last one from time to time. We’ll be working in GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/, but if you’re not familiar with it this team is a great place to learn how to use it!

So the quick checklist is:

  • Computer
  • Power cord
  • 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/ profile
  • 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/. account for wordpress.slack.com
  • GitHub account
  • ZenHub connected to your GitHub account

What Will We Be Working On?

It’s exciting time for the Training Team as we prepare to resurrect the learn.wordpress.org site. We are building out a betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. site at the moment and need a workshop and its lesson plans completed so that we can get ready for launch. We have identified a workshop titled “Best Practices for WordPress Friendly Layout” which includes lessons on child themes, CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., web fonts, and the theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. You do not need to be an expert on any of those to contribute!

We will be looking to bring those lesson plans up-to-date with the latest lesson plan template, review them for accuracy, copyediting them for grammar and typos, reviewing them for clarity and understandability, perhaps taking a screenshot or two, and making other general improvements.

In addition, we are also building out templates for the new theme for the learn.wordpress.org site. If you have skills in creating custom themes, there are a handful of pages that need to be built from design mockups. If you have skills in that area, this could be a great way for you to contribute to WordPress!

What Skills Are Needed To Help The Training Team?

You do not need to have ALL of these skills, but if you have ANY of them your expertise will be put to good use!

  • Editing
  • Copyediting
  • HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites./CSS to create slides
  • Training
  • Instructional design
  • GitHub, including creating issues and pull requests
  • Custom theme template building

If you have any questions, please ask in the #training channel at wordpress.slack.com. Have a safe and enjoyable trip and we look forward to seeing you shortly!


Team Links

Meeting Schedule for the Remainder of 2018

There are just a few more Thursdays left in 2018 and holidays and other events are in the mix. So here’s the plan for the remainder of the year:

  • 6 December 2018: no meeting due to 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. US
  • 13 December 2018: regular meeting, WCUS recap
  • 20 December 2018: goal planning for 2019, possibly video meeting
  • 27 December 2018: no meeting due to year-end holidays

Join us on the 13th and 20th!!!

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Training Team Meeting Agenda 1 November 2018

The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

Please join us at 19:30 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. learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ update
  2. How to handle workshop ideas
  3. Team to-dos sprint update
  • 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/ reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at https://github.com/wptrainingteam. cleanup (remove slide index.htmlHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. code) (@codeblks )
  • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
  • Checklists update
  • Lesson plan updates
  • Open announcements / discussion
    • https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/suggestions-for-meetup-content/

    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:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 25 October 2018

    The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

    Please join us at 19:30 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

    We’re taking a different approach today and not talking about lesson plans!

    1. learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ update (see wireframes 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.)
    2. How to handle workshop ideas
    3. Team to-dos sprint update
    • 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/ reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at https://github.com/wptrainingteam. cleanup (remove slide index.htmlHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. code) (@codeblks )
    • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
    • Checklists update
  • Open announcements / discussion
    • https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/suggestions-for-meetup-content/

    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:

    Wireframes for the learn.wordpress.org site

    The team is working toward having lesson plans be published to learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ when they are finished. We have begun thinking about what that site could look like. Based on team discussions, these wireframes have been developed with the intention of sharing them with the Design Team and possibly the Marketing Team before working with the MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. Team to build the learn.wordpress.org site.

    See the wireframes here: Learn.WordPress.org Wireframes

    We are requesting feedback on these wireframes before moving on to the next design phase. Please leave comments here or on the team’s Trello card:

    Learn.WordPress.org Site

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 18 October 2018

    The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

    Please join us at 19:30 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

    We’re taking a different approach today and not talking about lesson plans!

    1. learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ update (see wireframes in Slack)
    • Current theme: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/browser/sites/trunk/wordpress.org/public_html/wp-content/themes/pub/wporg-learn
    • How to handle workshop ideas
  • Changes to TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. board
  • Minor template changes
  • Team to-dos sprint update
    • Redirecting the Make lesson plans to 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/ (@courtneyengle)
    • GitHub reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at https://github.com/wptrainingteam. cleanup (remove slide index.htmlHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. code) (@codeblks )
    • Updating the team’s Make Handbook (@courtneyengle and @JesseOwens)
  • Checklists update
  • Open announcements / discussion
    • https://make.wordpress.org/community/handbook/meetup-organizer/suggestions-for-meetup-content/

    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:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 11 October 2018

    The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

    Please join us at 19:30 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

    We’re taking a different approach today and not talking about lesson plans!

    1. learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ update
    2. Finalize workflow change
    3. Team to-dos sprint – help needed
    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:

    Training Team Meeting Agenda 27 Sept 2018

    The WordPress Training Team Meets Today!

    Please join us at 19:30 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. Updates on lesson plans
    2. Workflow change
    3. Team to-dos
    4. learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ update
    5. 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:

    Proposal for Changing the Training Team’s Workflow

    The WordPress Training Team has had the same workflow for several years. It consists of:

    1. Generate an idea for a topic
    2. Articulate the description and objectives
    3. Draft the lesson plan
    4. Instructional review (a relatively new step in the workflow)
    5. Copyedit
    6. Copyedit
    7. Copyedit (Review for style guide adherence)
    8. Test
    9. Test
    10. Test
    11. Review for publication
    12. Publish

    That’s a lot of steps. The reality is this workflow slows the releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. of lesson plans for months, it is tedious for the team, and it may not be necessary.

    So in an effort to be more agile and improve the impact the team can make, it is proposed that the workflow be changed to:

    1. Identify a need for a topic
    2. Articulate the description and objectives
    3. Draft the lesson plan
    4. Instructional review
    5. Copyedit
    6. Review for style guide adherence
    7. Review for publication
    8. Publish

    This new workflow would reduce the copyediting and testing steps. Rather than having the team use resources on those tasks, feedback forms would be provided on the published lesson plans for copyediting and testing. To be clear, those forms would include:

    • Copyediting: typos, grammar errors, hard to understand writing, organization comments, generally any feedback not generated from using at an in-person event
    • Testing: feedback after a lesson plan has been used for an in-person event, see: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/testing-lesson-plans/instructor-testing-feedback/

    This change would allow the Training Team to focus on identifying lesson plan needs, drafting them, and getting them published and available to the community. And letting the community assist in making them better in ways the team itself cannot.

    The purpose of this change is to reduce the time from when a need is identified until that lesson plan is available for use by the community. The team is looking to implement this new workflow before 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. US in December 2018.

    Please share your thoughts in the comments!