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.
GitHub Website Development– Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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/ site functionality
When new people apply to join the Faculty program, its existing volunteers need to review their applications to help determine if they would be valuable members of the team and represent WordPress well.
Faculty members have the same requirements as workshop presenters with some additional criteria around experience, depending on the area they wish to contribute. Check the eligibility criteria for more information. Follow these processes when reviewing an application:
Check the applicant’s WordPress.orgWordPress.orgThe 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: Look for activity in the support forums, any contributor badges, and how long the applicant has been a member. This will give you an indication of their experience with the WordPress community.
Check the applicant’s presence online: Look for how long they have worked with WordPress, what their knowledge of the workshop topic appears to be, and if they have any trademark or GPLGPLGPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. violations. Check all social media that you are able to access publicly including LinkedIn, MeetupMeetupAll 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., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, About.me, and personal blogs (you don’t need to send friend or connection requests – just look for what is available to you already). Especially be on the lookout for anything that indicates bigoted or discriminatory behaviour.
Check any background you can in Help Scout: Look for unusual email conversations, lack of response, and anything else that might indicate that they could be unreliable. Feel free to ask in the #training channel if there’s any history you should be aware of.
Check if they have existing content on Learn WordPress: If they have existing content on Learn WordPress then there’s a good chance they have already been vetted in the past – have a look at their past workshops to see any vetting notes left behind.
Leave all vetting notes as a private note in the Help Scout thread where you are communicating with the applicant. If you are unsure of the outcome of a review, then please ask in the #training channel for more input.
If an application requires more information, reply to them using the “FACULTY: More info requested” saved reply and modify it to be as specific as you need for the situation.
If an application must be declined, reply to them using the “FACULTY: Declined” saved reply and edit it to explain the reason. If an application is successful, reply to them using the “FACULTY: Accepted” saved reply and provide more information about aspects you particularly liked in their application.