August Sprint Retrospective

The training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each Sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Considerable content in multiple languages shipped.
  • Additional long-time contributors are rejoining.
  • SMEs started working in collaboration.
  • We established some helpful security measures for Online Workshops to protect our facilitators and attendees from disruptions/Zoom bombing.
  • We had our first Online Workshop in Japanese. And many more to come in other languages.
  • We made some good steps to update onboarding and process documentation.
  • The decision to move the APAC meeting time was a good one.
  • Individual Learn survey is live now after so much wait and dispute

What could we improve?

  • We have more meetings (beyond routine weekly team meetings) and less availability to create content.
  • We still need course creators’ input on how to revise the content for any feature changes in WordPress. Unfortunately, we don’t have a process for that yet.
  • The course updating content is also weighing on my mind.
  • We could continue building the handbook so contributors have more precise guidance.
  • We should work on clear guidelines for new joiners, especially for basic and Intermediate-level contributors.
  • We can improve 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/, but as far as I know, we are already working on this.
  • We can improve how we use GitHub for courses.

What will we do differently?

  • Reducing the number of meetings will help. Rotating team meetings to every other week and keeping faculty-related meetings to that regularly scheduled time will also help.
  • We could use the team blog more for in-depth discussions (maybe reducing the need for synchronous/zoom meetings?) and keep topics that are quick discussion points in the weekly meetings.
  • We can have a Call for an Audit and content update for the upcoming WordPress 6.1 version. So other contributors can also help us in auditing, updating and delivering content at the time of the 6.1 release.
  • We can perform a sprint sweep at the end of the month and assign specific issues to the Sprint.

#retro

June & July 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each Sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Training team goals and strategy call – Faculty members meet once a month to discuss the progress.
  • Lots of Online Workshops are running on Learn WordPress Online Workshop 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. group.
  • The development roadmap post seems to have gathered a lot of good feedback and should provide us with a great list for future development content.
  • New Faculty members joined our team and doing a fantastic job.
  • Our #training channel is now 24 hours awake. People are joining from different timezones, and there is always someone to answer questions that are being asked.
  • Other locale content is also available on Learn WordPress. We had our first Greek Lesson Plans published.
  • A great deal of content was created and published.
  • Conversations and sorting through a lot of logistics about how our team creates.
  • PR submitted for Lesson Plans landing page.
  • Work is continuing on the 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 Creation course. and a public frame for the overall block theme (low-code) course was created, with complete lesson objectives and linked lesson plans, and the frame for each lesson plan is in Learn now. That went really well and It will allow people to submit course frames of their own in the future.

What could we improve?

  • Finish 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/ automation/actions soon, so contributors can find it easily.
  • Team role implementation, so new contributors will also have a clear picture of their assigned task, it would be helpful when faculty size increases and new faculty members will join our team.
  • Tutorials in different languages will help more people across the world.
  • Additional online workshops in APAC-friendly time zones are a great way to get more involved.
  • We can ease the onboarding process for newcomers and beginners.
  • Identify a few faculty members for welcoming duties.
  • We can set priority on Github issues more precisely and the Role of a GitHub Wrangler is becoming more important now as we get more contributors. Having a few folks who can focus on sorting GitHub issues consistently would be beneficial.
  • We still need to ship the individual learner survey.
  • Creating a formalized Needs Analysis survey.
  • The training team needs more people in the copy editor, reviewer, and auditor roles. More folks ready and excited for those roles are probably the next step to getting content moving smoothly from draft to published.
  • As a team, we cited potential blockers and data metrics we would like in our annual goals. We are unsure of the progress on the data metric sources. and would like to be more data-driven in our decisions for larger changes. 
  • We would love to see more wranglers for specific team roles. So our new contributors could know the point of the contact person.
  • We would like to see more synchronous interactions outside meeting times. and would love if folks working on courses had a set time (time zone dependent) to gather and exchange ideas and feedback before submitting for a formal pre-publishing review.
  • Making the post more visible, perhaps as part of the weekly meetings or when onboarding new folks would help too.
  • It would be excellent to have onboarding videos/lesson plans for each role.
  • More than one contributor will work on tutorials. Like someone will write the script, another will record than another help in editing this someone else will finish making this pretty.

What will we do differently?

  • An innovative way to present lesson plans and make concepts looks easy with examples and scenarios.
  • Call for content creation/review or run Online Workshop.
  • We should run more onboarding processes in different time zones, so more contributors can be onboarded to help us.
  • Something like primary, secondary point of contact. When the primary is not available secondary can take over.
  • Onboarding Online Workshops for the roles.
  • Work with #meta on tracking contributions.

#retro

August 2022 Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

Here’s what we’re working on in August 2022

Learn Content

  1. High Priority
  2. Medium Priority
  3. Quick Fixes

Upcoming 6.1 changes

Note that we cannot begin work on this until WordPress 6.1 Feature Freeze on September 20.

Adopting a Topic (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)

  1. Pick a topic, any topic! Please comment on the GitHub issue if you want us to assign you to the card.
  2. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and tutorials about lesson plans
    2. Tutorials about tutorials
  4. Recommended timelines for creating content
    1. 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    2. 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  5. If you get stuck, just drop us a message on 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/..

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.

If you are working on any content that has already been published, please check out 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 #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor.

Website Development

Learn website development issues. If you are interested in helping out, please submit a GitHub pull request. Any questions then please ask in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

  1. High priority
  2. Good first issues

Training Team Administration

  1. 2022 Team Goal Setting
  2. Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

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.


What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

We use GitHub to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content (lesson plans, video workshops and courses) on Learn, site functionality and team administration duties. Everything has its own GitHub issue.


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. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  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, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap – August 2

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. You can set one up if you don’t have a Slack account yet.)

Here is the agenda for these meetings.


Introductions and Welcome

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja @bsanevans @kafleg @hderashri @west7 @amitpatelmd @chaion07 @onealtr @digitalchild @courtneypk

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @eboxnet @courane01 @webtechpooja @caraya @onealtr @arasae @courtneypk @azhiyadev

Welcome to the newcomers who joined the Training team in the last week: @theholidayatlas @eddymedia @rashmimathur @vkrish @bhupendra2909 @fox289

Meeting Note takers


News

Wider community

There have been some bigger discussions happening in the wider WordPress community which will have effects on the work we do in the Training team. Check out these discussion, and make sure to leave any thoughts you have on the respective posts.

Information Sources for 6.1

@courane01 began auditing GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ change logs and CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets related to the upcoming core 6.1 release. She’s been able to connect the topic issues in our 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. We could use support from course creators to track areas that need to be updated/revised related to WP 6.0 (already shipped) and the upcoming changes in 6.1.

Lesson Plan landing page will be updated!

The team has been discussing a visually organized way to navigate the Lesson Plans. We’ve landed on a conclusion, and are just waiting for a code review on the updates. Keep an eye out for the updates to go live soon!

We welcomed new Faculty Members!

We recently onboarded additional members to our Faculty Program. If you’re interested in joining our dedicated team, come check out the Faculty Program section of our handbook. We’re particularly interested in seeing more join from APAC regions.


Sprint

We’ve come to the end of our June and July 2022 Sprint and will be publishing a retrospective in the coming week. We took some time to share stats, wins and other feedback in the meetings.

What went well?

What could we improve?

  • Clarification, increased participation, and better onboarding to our different team roles.
  • Assign priority on GitHub issues more precisely.
  • Ship the Individual Learner Survey.
  • Become more data-driven in our decisions.

What will we do differently?

  • Improve general onboarding flow for newcomers.
  • Create material to clarify and introduce each team role.
  • Improve communication around GitHub issues and what contributions are appreciated.
  • Work 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. Team on tracking contributions.

Open Discussions

Collecting feedback from Online Workshop facilitators and attendees

@bsanevans suggested setting up an optional feedback form for workshop facilitators on the After an Online Workshop handbook page. Faculty administrators would have access to the form submissions, and would act on any actionable feedback.

@caraya suggested also collecting participant feedback – perhaps anonymously. We’re still considering what method would be most effective.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  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

Information Sources for WP 6.1

These are sources of information when assessing what content will need to be updated and revised for LearnWP.

CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Announcements:

GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

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/ Labels

Not all of these are related to

Changelogs (on Core)

TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/.:

Docs team:

  • Stay tuned for the Docs team GitHub project tracker

Training / LearnWP Project

Connecting to our Project board

May 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Items related to the release that we worked on and improved planning and joint working.
  • Tracking issues across 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/ from the source in GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ repo.
  • Launch of the Faculty Program.
  • Interaction between meetings and so many new faces are joining us.

What could we improve?

  • Finish the GitHub automation/actions to be more clear about what contributors can do.
  • Contribute to quarterly goals at least as much as release-related initiatives.
  • Call for Content Creation.
  • Fast track the content review and publish it soon, what we decided earlier in 2-3 weeks.

What will we do differently?

  • Start tracking Gutenberg issues that impact 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. this week.
  • Releases are not stacked right against an international 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. with all the prep for it. And contributor days right after release.
  • Organize a virtual zoom call (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/.) of 2-3 hours, to kick off the review and publish content part. And audit previous content for the latest release.

#retro

#meta, #retro, #training

June and July 2022 Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

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/ to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content (lesson plans, video workshops and courses) on Learn, site functionality and team administration duties. Everything has its own GitHub issue.

Learn Content

  1. High Priority- June and July 2022 Sprint
  2. Medium Priority – June and July 2022 Sprint
  3. Quick Fixes

Adopting a Topic (GitHub Issue)

  1. Pick a topic, any topic! Please comment on the GitHub issue if you want us to assign you to the card.
  2. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans
    2. Workshop about workshops
  4. Recommended timelines for creating content
    1. 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    2. 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  5. If you get stuck, just drop us a message on 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/..

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.

If you are working on any content that has already been published, please check out 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 #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor.

Website Development

Learn website development issues. If you are interested in helping out, please submit a GitHub pull request. Any questions then please ask in the #meta-learn Slack channel.

  1. High priority
  2. Good first issues

Training Team Administration

  1. 2022 Team Goal Setting
  2. Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

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. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  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

April 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Updates to 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/ to make it easier to navigate
  • Prioritising and labelling of issues on GitHub to make it easier to identify what items are of high priority or quick fixes for new contributors
  • GitHub activity now shows
  • Taking feedback on GitHub issues during weekly meetings
  • Lots of great interaction in Social Learning Spaces (SLS)
  • Lost of collaboration around the training community GitHub is now easier to navigate, links filtered by priorities, version
  • Collaboration with #meta on tracking Helpscout responses as part of contributing and triaging site functionality issues.

What could we improve?

  • Create a few training pieces on how lesson plans and workshops evolve into courses
  • Reaching out to new contributors by setting up the Faculty Program so we can involve more people
  • Draft training needs analysis
  • The team still faces challenges in creating content, it is hoped that this will be mitigated with the introduction of the Faculty Program.

What will we do differently?

  • Work in the open as often as we can and set better deadlines
  • Draft objective statement and assist new creators in getting started
  • Draft a proposal or workflow for new releases – we can look at setting up Calls for Content Creation similar to Calls for Testing.

#retro

May 2022 Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

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/ to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content (lesson plans, video workshops and courses) on Learn, site functionality and team administration duties. Everything has its own GitHub issue.

Learn Content

  1. High Priority- May 2022 Sprint
  2. Medium Priority – May 2022 Sprint
  3. Quick Fixes

Adopting a Topic (GitHub Issue)

  1. Pick a topic, any topic! Please comment on the GitHub issue if you want us to assign you to the card.
  2. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans
    2. Workshop about workshops
  4. Recommended timelines for creating content
    1. 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    2. 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  5. If you get stuck, just drop us a message on the GitHub issue.

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.

If you are working on any content that has already been published, please check out 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 #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor.

Website Development

Learn website development issues. If you are interested in helping out, please submit a GitHub pull request. Any questions then please ask in the #meta-learn 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.

  1. High priority
  2. Good first issues

Training Team Administration

  1. 2022 Team Goal Setting
  2. Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

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. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

  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

March 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team:

What went well?

  • Additional contributors
  • 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. -> 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/ MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.
  • Content Development Github Workflow draft
  • Work on the quarterly (annual team goals) with GitHub migration and rough draft of a Needs Analysis started.
  • APAC meeting interaction with new contributors
  • A lot more contributors stepped up to create and revise content
  • 4 workshops were published thanks to @westnz and everyone that reviewed the workshops.
  • Reading the ‘What could we improve’, I am extremely impressed with the team reps’ ability to keep all these initiatives straight. Well done.
  • I did like last week how @Hauwa Abashiya changed up the sprint reporting structure to be a bit more direct touch by pinging responsible folks
  • Transferring everything to Github
  • I feel there has been more contributors getting involved.
  • Making direct contact with contributors and keeping in contact as time progresses.
  • New faces and contribution increases, thats an excellent thing
  • Social Learning Spaces. @Nick Diego has done a wonderful job since joining.

What could we improve? 

  • We’ve had a slow-down in content creation. Speaking for myself, global news + team administration have taken up most of my capacity.
  • Content has been claimed but not turned in in a timely manner, preventing others from contributing with that topic
  • Over committing to contribute.
  • Personally in last month I overcommitted tasks and couldn’t find time to work upon.
  • Finishing GitHub migration and automations will be really helpful
  • We can improve our handbook guide for new contributor, those like to contribute on creating a lesson plan they could find it in easy way
  • Team support on the Needs Analysis
  • Would be nice to have more clarity on priorities and prioritization process
  • Our check-ins, we need to directly ask people who have committed to working on content to provide an update on progress.
  • Streamlining our processes, reducing the amount of manual intervention.
  • Prioritising tasks for our Sprints.
  • Fixed timeline to publish content
  • Reaching out to get more contributors involved.

What will we do differently?

  • We can manage Monthly sprint in Github
  • Set a timeframe once a content topic is claimed until a draft is available, otherwise open it back up for others to claim. We used to do this as a team.
  • Roadmap for upcoming release 6.0
  • I will continue to try and work more in the open (and encourage people to pick up where I might leave off) if someone is like, “That’s cool, can I work on that too?”
  • Love the idea of opening a topic back up for others to claim, that’s a great idea.
  • YES PLEASE to that roadmap! :heart: That is one way I can prioritize what’s first, second, third.
  • Learn more about Github. I don’t know how it works yet :sweat_smile: And I need to learn!
  • I’m going to look into coffee hours, recaps and sprints for other teams to see what they do. 
  • I will try to work more in the open in 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/. :slightly_smiling_face:
  • Use the GitHub and features such as “milestone” to track actual progress.
  • Recruit more editors and encourage people not to over commit.
  • Provide better guidelines for content creation. Possibly:
    • 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    • 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  • Maybe shortening the list for sprints.
  • We can chunk tasks in bunches, that way contributors can easily pick from their choices

#retro