Online Workshops

Overview of Online Workshops

An Online Workshop is a safe zone where you can:

  • Develop new ideas
  • Explore issues
  • Ask questions
  • Network over shared interests
  • Exchange theories
  • Collaborate on work
  • Engage in uncertainty
  • Come as you are

Online Workshops are usually held on Zoom, but can be text-based in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at as well. Scheduled events and more details can be found at

If you’re interested in facilitating or co-hosting an Online Workshop, then checkout the Online Workshop recording below that will help you get started.

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Creating an Online Workshop

The first step in creating an Online Workshop is to decide a topic and have a Subject Matter Expert (SME) vet it for you. You can do this in one of two ways:

  1. Choose an Online Workshop topic that has already been vetted by an SME from the Ready to Create tab of the team’s content development project board.
  2. Submit a new Content Development (general) 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. issue from and have an SME vet it for you.

If this is your first time creating an Online Workshop, you’ll also want to apply to facilitate.

If you haven’t yet, now’s a good time to familiarize yourself with the team’s different resources, too.

Once your application has been approved, and your topic has been vetted, you are ready to get started on your Online Workshop! Bookmark your topic’s GitHub issue, as you’ll be using this to track your progress, and receive feedback from other team members.

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Add the Online Workshop creation checklist to GitHub

Copy and paste the following checklist as a new comment in your content’s GitHub issue. You can then use this checklist as your guide through the rest of the creation process.

## Online Workshop Details
- Date:
- event link:
- Co-host: 

## Online Workshop Development Checklist
- [ ] Create Online Workshop event on [Learn WordPress Online Workshops](
- [ ] Add Online Workshop to [Online Workshop calendar](
- [ ] Assign [a Co-host]( to event (Remove the "Needs Co-host" tag from issue once assigned)
- [ ] Hold Online Workshop
- [ ] Complete [After an Online Workshop]( next steps
- [ ] Add link to slides and/or video to GitHub issue

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