Contributor Day Info

THANK YOU for wanting to help the WordPress Training Team during this Contributor Day!

We hope you take an interest in the team’s work and continue to bring your skills and passion to the team by joining us in our Slack channel and attending the weekly meetings.

TRAINING TEAM MISSION

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live workshop environments.

TRAIING TEAM LINKS

How You Can Contribute Today How You Can Contribute Today

Here’s what you need to know to get started
Onboarding information

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today. Choose the one that most interests you or suits your skills.

  1. Copyedit an existing lesson plan
  2. Draft a new lesson plan
  3. Edit (update, rewrite, or complete) an existing lesson plan
  4. Suggest combinations of lesson plans for 2-hour, 4-hour, 8-hour workshops
  5. Suggest a new lesson plan, including a description and objectives

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How You Can Contribute After Today How You Can Contribute After Today

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

  1. Join our Slack channel training. To get up and running on Slack go to: make.wordpress.org/chat/.
  2. Attend our next weekly chat Thursday, December 27, 2018, 2:30 PM EST on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans by using them in meetups and/or workshop
  6. Help with other team activities not listed here today (see the Trello board for examples)

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Choose Your Way to Contribute Choose Your Way to Contribute

Choose what interests you from the options below.

If you would like to draft a new lesson plan… If you would like to draft a new lesson plan…

  1. Choose a card from the “Lesson Plan Backlog” list on the Trello board
  2. Add yourself to the card (“Add Member”)
  3. Find the lesson plan’s repo on GitHub
  4. Fork the dev branch to your own GitHub account
  5. Create a branch on your personal repo, name it dev- + your username (i.e., the dev-{username} branch)
  6. Do your writing on the README.md file in that branch (or you can do it elsewhere and copy it in later) and save your work with descriptive commit messages
  7. If images need to be updated or re-created, place them in the /images/ folder and use a relative link (i.e., /images/filename.png) to include them in the README.md file
  8. Creating slides is not a priority at the moment
  9. When you are done working on the lesson plan, submit a pull request back to the wptrainingteam repo’s dev branch

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If you would like to edit an existing lesson plan… If you would like to edit an existing lesson plan…

  1. Choose a card from the “User Lesson Plans Ready for Drafting”, “Theme Lesson Plans Ready for Drafting”, or “Plugin Lesson Plans Ready for Drafting” lists on the Trello board
  2. Add yourself to the card (“Add Member”)
  3. Drag the card to the “Lesson Plan Drafts in Progress” list
  4. Find the lesson plan’s repo on GitHub
  5. Fork the dev branch to your own GitHub account
  6. Create a branch on your personal repo, name it dev- + your username (i.e., the dev-{username} branch)
  7. Do your editing on the README.md file in that branch (or you can do it elsewhere and copy it in later) and save your work with descriptive commit messages
  8. If images need to be updated or re-created, place them in the /images/ folder and use a relative link (i.e., /images/filename.png) to include them in the README.md file
  9. Creating slides is not a priority at the moment
  10. When you are done working on the lesson plan, submit a pull request back to the wptrainingteam repo’s dev branch.

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If you would like to copyedit a lesson plan… If you would like to copyedit a lesson plan…

  1. Choose a card from the “Lesson Plans Ready for Copyediting” list on the Trello board
  2. Add yourself to the card (“Add Member”)
  3. Drag the card to the “Lesson Plan Copyediting in Progress” list
  4. Find the lesson plan’s repo on GitHub
  5. Fork the dev branch to your own GitHub account
  6. Create a branch on your personal repo, name it dev- + your username (i.e., the dev-{username} branch)
  7. Do your editing on the README.md file in that branch (or you can do it elsewhere and copy it in later) and save your work with descriptive commit messages
  8. If images need to be updated or re-created, place them in the /images/ folder and use a relative link (i.e., /images/filename.png) to include them in the README.md file
  9. Creating slides is not a priority at the moment
  10. When you are done working on the lesson plan, submit a pull request back to the wptrainingteam repo’s dev branch.

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If you would like to suggest combinations of lesson plans for 2-hour, 4-hour, 8-hour workshops… If you would like to suggest combinations of lesson plans for 2-hour, 4-hour, 8-hour workshops…

  1. Add a card to the “Lesson Plan Backlog” list on the Trello board
  2. Include a description for the workshop to describe what the workshop would cover and who the audience would be
  3. Indicate which lesson plans would make up the workshop
  4. Indicate the approximate expected length of the workshop (in hours)

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If you would like to suggest a new lesson plan… If you would like to suggest a new lesson plan…

  1. Add a card to the “Lesson Plan Backlog” list on the Trello board
  2. Include a description for the lesson that so that another person could understand what the lesson plan should cover
  3. Add objectives that describe what people would be able to do after completing the lesson