Team Roles

You don’t need to be an educator to contribute to the Training team. We have a number of different roles on the team and ways to contribute. Join our #training Slack channel to find out more.

If you are interested in any of the roles listed below then please let our Team Reps: Courtney Robertson or Hauwa Abashiya know.

General Training Team Roles General Training Team Roles

Below, you’ll find the list of general roles on the team to help give you some ideas.

Note Taker/Meeting Summarizers Note Taker/Meeting Summarizers

Responsibilities:

Take notes during weekly meetings and post them on the “Make Training” team blog.

How do I do this job?

  1. Take notes during (or after) the weekly meeting.
  2. Post the minutes on “Make Training”.

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Meeting Facilitators Meeting Facilitators

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the weekly team meetings 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/..
  • Post the agenda on the “Make Training” team blog.

How do I do this job?

  1. Post the agenda in the Slack channel before the meeting (preferably several hours before).
  2. Lead the discussion of the agenda in the Slack channel.

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Training Team Liasion (Training 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.) Training Team Liasion (Training Team Rep)

Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the larger 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/ organization

How do I do this job?

  1. Provide a weekly update on the Team Updates blog and/or in the Team Rep Slack channel

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Team Welcome Wrangler Team Welcome Wrangler

Responsibilities:

  • Welcomes new members to the team.

How do I do this job?

  1. Add new members to the tools used by the team such as 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., “Make Training”, and “Learn WordPress”
  2. Help them learn our workflow and team structure. 
  3. Answer their questions.

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Support Flow Wrangler Support Flow Wrangler

Responsibilities:

  • Regularly review messages sent through the website to Support Flow on Make Training and Learn WordPress

How do I do this job?

  1. Review and respond to the Support Flow tickets in the “Make Training” site.
  2. Review and respond to the Support Flow tickets in the “Learn WordPress” site.

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Style Guide Wrangler Style Guide Wrangler

Responsibilities:

How do I do this job?

  1. Update the Style Guide which is on the Make blog
  2. Update the reusable blocks on Training “Make” site
  3. Update the resuable blocks on Learn WordPress

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“Make” Site Wrangler “Make” Site Wrangler

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the information in the Training Team and Learn handbooks are accurate and work to improve it.

The “Make Training” site houses the team handbook of information on what we do and how people can contribute to the team. The Learn WordPress site houses the Learn Contributor handbook on what Learn is and how people can contribute to Learn.

How do I do this job?

Maintain and update the team’s handbook.

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Trello Board Wrangler Trello Board Wrangler

Responsibilities:

  • Manage the lists and cards on the team’s Trello boards.

How do I do this job?

  1. Move, archive and update cards in line with the team’s sprint cycle.
  2. Assign and remove users to a card or the board.

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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/ Wrangler GitHub Wrangler

Responsibilities:

  • Vet issues that have been submitted to Learn.
  • Respond to any requests from 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. or other functionality related needs of Learn.

How do I do this job?

  1. Read GitHub notifications and respond. 
  2. Discuss at team meetings any concerns or what items we might submit to GitHub Learn.

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“Make” Team Buddy “Make” Team Buddy

Responsibilities:

  • Report to the “Make” teams such as 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), Design, Docs, Community, Marketing, Meta, Polyglots, Support, and any other team.

How do I do this job?

  1. Be aware of what the “Make” Training Team is working on. (Keep up with their “Make” blog and Slack channel.)
  2. Bring any relevant items that they are working on to the attention of the Training Team.
  3. Be the voice of the Training Team in their “Make” Team discussions.

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Contributor Day Coordinator Contributor Day Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Provide information and assistance on Contributor days so that the Training Team is represented.

How do I do this job?

  1. Be aware of WordCamps having Contributor Days.
  2. Connect with their organizers to provide support.

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Learn WordPress Roles Learn WordPress Roles

Below you will find a list of roles for those wanting to contribute to Learn WordPress.

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Industrial Design Experts Industrial Design Experts

Responsibilities:

  • Review high-level overview of all content on Learn, looking for areas where content is needed.
  • Plan curriculum, review assessment methods, consider learning styles and content delivery.
  • Provide feedback within a single lesson but you are more oriented toward broad content review.
  • It is similar to a Scrum Product Owner.

How do I do this job?

  1. Vet content ideas and scope new lesson plans, workshops and courses.
  2. Audit gaps in content, set the standards for content delivery, and evaluate content being delivered.

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Subject Matter Experts Subject Matter Experts

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the knowledge in your area of expertise like 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. Editor, Accessibility, and PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php..

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify your area of expertise and help with the content including drafting or reviewing them.

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SEO Experts SEO Experts

Responsibilities:

  • Research and provide suggested keywords before content is created.
  • Audit existing content for SEO opportunities.  
  • Review content when possible before publishing for SEO opportunities.

How do I do this job?

  1. Partner with Training and Marketing to research and share opportunities to position Learn material well in SERPs, Social Media results, and more.

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Content Writers Content Writers

Responsibilities:

  • Creates the initial drafts for workshops, lesson plans and courses. You do not have to be an expert on the topic but can work with the Subject Matter Experts to get the information.

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify the lesson plan you want to work on and get assigned as the current owner.

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Content Editors Content Editors

Responsibilities:

  • Review content for typos, grammar, completeness, understandability, edit videos, etc.

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify the content that needs editing.
  2. Review and edit the content using the provided guidelines.

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Designers Designers

Responsibilities:

  • Provide the design assets for courses, lesson plans and video workshops. This could be slides, screenshots and featured images.

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify the content that needs design assets.
  2. Create the design asset in accordance with any guidelines.

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Developers Developers

Responsibilities:

  • Review and test the code snippets on courses, lesson plans and video workshops.

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify the content that needs a code review.
  2. Test and make any necessary amendments.

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Testers Testers

Responsibilities:

Conducts in-person lessons, workshops or courses and provides feedback.

How do I do this job?

  1. Identify the content you are testing.
  2. Provide feedback using the feedback form.

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Auditors Auditors

Responsibilities:

  • Check the content for accuracy with the current version of WordPress.

How do I do this job?

  1. Be aware of changes within each release.

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