Training Team Meeting Recap – June 14 & 16

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 14, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 16, 2022)

(Logs require a 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. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @leogopal, @arasae, @ndiego, @webcommsat, @courtneypk, and @samanthaxmunoz

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @kartiks16, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @meher, @bsanevans, @wpscholar, @shusei, and @Kk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Víctor Sáenz@Rendani@Nox Dineen-Porter, @Chandler Weiner@Daniel Grossfeld@Asfandyar, @Sadman Sakib Nadvi@Dom, and @Danish Naseer

Meeting Note Takers

News

Independent Learner Survey

This Independent Learner Survey was worked on by the team at WCEU. The hope is to open this up for any individual in the WordPress space to share how they’ve learned WordPress, what areas they’d like more support with learning, and more.

While this is not a full “needs analysis”, the goal is to make LearnWP a resource to really serves the community, from hobbyists to large scale organizations and many roles within. This survey is a first step in identifying the types of content that WordPress users are looking for.

Training Needs Analysis

Following the Learner Survey, a more official “needs analysis” should be conducted. There is a bit of an industry standard for these. @Robbie and @abhanonstopnewsuk have volunteered to help the team move further along with this. Both are seasoned professionals who conduct frequent needs analysis. A working session to begin this process will hopefully be scheduled by next week.

Naming Content Types

On LearnWP, we have:

  • lesson plans
  • workshops
  • social learning spaces
  • courses

Workshops were originally a term the Training Team used/intended to mean a series of lesson plans presented together, much like the workshops during WCEU.

The term was then applied to mean videos on LearnWP that people watched before attending discussion groups (later named Social Learning Spaces). In conjunction with the feedback from #polyglots that “Social Learning Spaces” often doesn’t translate well, the team is rethinking how things are named.

Merging Lesson Plan and Workshops

Related to the naming of content types mentioned above, workshops are now videos, roughly in parity with lesson plans. Previous effort/work has been done around what the merge could look like, including the landing pages for lesson plans.

The idea tentatively is to have the video and slides near the top, the text walk-throughs after, and tuck the teacher bits like objective statements behind a tab dropdown or something of the sort. Here are a couple proposed ideas:

The team is also thinking that adding several lesson plans together essentially become a course. The individual versions would be stand-alone, and could still be presented by a 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. organizer and used by instructors, or direct learners.

There is still a lot of work to be done, and further progress depends on finalizing content type naming.

Monthly Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. The feedback is then posted, here is an example from April 2022. May’s retrospective was delayed due to WCEU.

May Sprint 2022

  • 2 Lesson Plans were published including one in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 6 Workshops were published including one in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 1 Course was published
  • 23 items in Drafts in Progress
  • 13 items in Review in Progress (of which 4 are ready to publish)

Training Team Goals

Carried over from Q1:

  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined). 
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis. Still in progress and a Learner Survey has been created in the interim. 
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Goals for Q2

  • Conduct Needs Analysis
  • Create content useful for 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. Europe
  • Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features)
  • Assess content that has the largest impact
  • Overhaul the “Submit an Idea” form. Build in conditional logic for workshop, lesson plan, and course.
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with other Make teams such as Marketing, Polyglots, Docs, 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), and Community

Team Comment on the Retrospective

Each month, team members have an opportunity to share what they think what went well? What could the team improve? What will the team do differently in the future? The responses from each meeting are below.

EMEA/Americas Meeting Responses
APAC Meeting Responses

June/July Sprint

For the June/July Sprint, the proposal was to simply continue working through the backlog of existing tasks.

Open Discussions

@caraya prompted a good discussion about where to put “auxiliary content” for lesson plans. This type of content could include sample code files that could traditionally not be uploaded to the lesson itself. Some proposed options included a 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/ repo or Gists. The full discussion is available here.

@webtechpooja shared WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India (Sept 24 & 25) and that WordCamp Kathmandu has been officially announced and will be held on 3rd & 4th September 2022.


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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

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 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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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 Agenda for June 14 – 16, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC OR Thursdays at 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Independent Learner Survey
    3. Training Needs Analysis
    4. Naming Content Types
    5. Merging Lesson Plan and Workshops – Previous effort/work
  3. Monthly Retrospective
    1. May Sprint
    2. Training Team Goals
  4. June/July Sprint
  5. Open Discussions

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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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 – June 7 / June 9

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 7, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 9, 2022)

(Logs require a 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. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @samanthaxmunoz, @ndiego, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @st810amaze, @artdecotech, @arasae, @piyopiyofox, @Kemmy99, @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @kartiks16, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @krupalpanchal, @courtneypk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Sérgio Silva @Egle Lak @CarolinaOP @ChristianStickel @patricia @Igor Beuermann @Sheila LevelLevel @JABBARI @Rich @Jaap Wiering @Chandler Weiner

Meeting Note Takers

News

WCEU 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/.

  • An individual learner survey was started that will shape the needs analysis survey
  • An SLS training took place around how to submit a 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/ issue/topic for LearnWP

Feedback Required!

Sprint

May Sprint

Will hold off on May Retrospective and extend the May Sprint due to WCEU.

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on Github:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

When you think about how to contribute to the training team, opportunities include:

  1. Creating content from the “You can help” column
  2. Reviewing someone else’s content that is almost ready to be published
  3. Revising abandoned issues to be ready to go live. That includes many long-time lesson plans that mention brands and now meet our brand guidelines, or just need a refresh due to updates.

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board.
Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium, and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions


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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for June 7 – 9, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC OR Thursdays at 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

Intro/WelcomeNews

  1. Meeting Note Takers
  2. WCEU 2022 Contributor Day Feedback
  3. Request for Feedback
    1. Recording Five for the Future contributions
  4. Monthly Sprint
    1. Retrospective
    2. Content
      1. Ready for review
      2. Drafts in progress
      3. Ready to Create – You Can Help
        1. High Priority
        2. Medium Priority
        3. Quick Fix
    3. Website Development
      1. High Priority Issues
      2. Medium Priority Issues
      3. Good First Issues
    1. Training Team Admin

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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

Training Team Meeting Recap – May 31 / June 2

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 11:30 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. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

News

Sprint

Open Discussions


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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

WordCamp Europe 2022 Contributor Day

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.

WP Account

Need help? See videos or a lesson plan to create your account.

Contact

Let the team know what you are interested in and how to contact you.

Join 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/.

Find the #training channel in Slack. Get help in our lesson plan.

LearnWP Content Types

Our team uses 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/ for project management.

  • Sign up here.
  • Training team content planning here.
  • We do our actual content creation on Learn.WordPress.org itself and do not use pull requests for content.

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

How you can contribute today

There are several ways that you can contribute to the team today.

Marketing team collaboration request

  • Continued work on crafting social media messaging to promote new content on LearnWP

Docs team collaboration request

  • Idea: visible change log at the bottom of pages that is automated
  • Discuss what needs to happen before Docs starts to link at Learn materials (Lesson plans and workshops merge) to prevent many broken links.

LearnWP Needs Analysis

  • Rough draft of a Needs Analysis (this will be editable during WCEU)
    • This connects to the WordPress certification goal
    • What is the goal of this Needs Analysis doc? See Needs Analysis examples
  • Overhaul Submit Idea form
    • We’d like ideas for topics to go into GitHub, and the team is working on having a matching lesson plan for each workshop. Submit a topic (GitHub issue)
    • People will still apply to host workshops or Social Learning Spaces. These will go to a team Helpscout email and the Faculty team will vet the applicants.

Submit a topic to GitHub Issues – Social Learning Space

  • Host a Social Learning Space about how the Training team uses GitHub
    • Training around how to submit an issue or topic idea in GitHub
    • Showing folks how to read our project board
  • Discuss in person at WCEU on how to apply and host a Social Learning Space

Other ideas:

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 meetings on our Slack channel. That is a great way to find out what we are working on and how you can jump in. See Meetings info.
  3. Continue with the activities you started today.
  4. Make comments on our blog.
  5. Help with testing lesson plans, workshop videos and courses by using them in meetups and/or workshops.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

#contributor-days

Meeting Agenda for May 31 – June 1, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC OR Thursdays at 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Incident response training
    3. WCEU 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/.
    4. Request for Feedback
      1. Recording Five for the Future contributions
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. Retrospective after WCEU
    2. Content
      1. Progress
      2. Ready for review
      3. Drafts in progress
      4. Ready to Create – You Can Help
        1. High Priority
        2. Medium Priority
        3. Quick Fix
    3. Website Development
      1. High Priority Issues
      2. Medium Priority Issues
      3. Good First Issues
  4. Open Discussions

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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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 – May 24/26

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, May 24, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, May 26, 2022)

(Logs require a 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. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev @courane01, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @arasae, @tanjoymor, @artdecotech @piyopiyofox @kemmy99, @zoonini, @bacoords, @ndiego, @courtneypk, @hellosammunoz, @webcommsat, @summitsingh

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @courtneypk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Gregg Andrews @Krupal Panchal @Nomad Skateboarding @Nick @Sam Munoz @Pratiksha

Meeting Note Takers

News

Workshop Revision and Updates:

Should we revise old videos, create new videos, or create supplementary videos?

  • UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. sometimes changes subtly from when a workshop is originally published to the present
  • Text/Screenshots are easy to change; videos take a lot more work
    • QueryLoop UI has changed; the entire video had to be redone, including transcript and subtitles.
    • It’s difficult to replace videos on WordPress.tv, and old videos may be referenced other places, such as in courses
    • This feels like too much work for a small change.
  • Suggestions to fix this issue: Add supplementary videos; include WordPress version in each video to avoid confusion; reach out to video creators to edit their videos (who have the option to pass it along to someone else if they no longer want to work on a video they created)
  • What types of changes merit video updates?
    • Changes that make a significant difference in a user’s ability to use the feature require updates/supplemental videos
  • A Problem with Supplemental Videos: These may not be able to stand alone on WordPress.tv, so where could they live?
    • These supplementary videos could live in learn.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/’s media library but this may not be an ideal solution
  • Could a slide repository help solve this issue of resources? Yes – there is a longstanding request for a slides plugin that would be super helpful to the team
  • A process for cataloging what exists on WordPress.tv, templatizing workshop content, and structure around Version Number, Dates, and the Need for Updates would be ideal
  • Temporary resolution: Lots of great ideas – there will be a stand-alone meeting scheduled to discuss this issue further.

WCEU 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/. Planning Meeting

Feedback Required!

  • Recording Five for the Future contributions
    • It’s linked in Josepha’s post on 5ftF, but https://github.com/WordPress/five-for-the-future/issues is a helpful repo to review issues in.
    • Special Interest – How do we clearing spam pledges? How do we track contributors folks editing on team sites, Learn, triaging HelpScout, etc? It would be helpful for someone to gather team data on these.
  • Seeking Feedback on Annual Meetup Survey for 2021-2022
    • Community is working on the annual survey of 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. organizers, and we’d like to consider more ways that Learn can support them. Please check the post and share ideas.
  • Discussion: Contrib Handbook, Part 3
    • Relates to a Code of Conduct. What are your thoughts on a wider-reaching Code of Conduct?  Check the comments on that and add some as you can.
  • A great way to contribute is to give thoughtful feedback to the issues linked above from all contributors and teams, not just the training team — definitely consider taking some time to give that feedback!

Sprint

May Sprint

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on 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/:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

When you think about how to contribute to the training team, opportunities include:

  1. Creating content from the “You can help” column
  2. Reviewing someone else’s content that is almost ready to be published
  3. Revising abandoned issues to be ready to go live. That includes many long – time lesson plans that mention brands and now meet our brand guidelines, or just need a refresh due to updates.

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board.
Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions

  • Do we add Learn WordPress Content Error reports to GitHub? If not, where is the best place to report this?
    • Yes; as long as these are simple ways to contribute (spelling, broken links, etc.)
    • Yes; it would be good to add to GitHub under ‘high priority’ and add the label ‘Helpscout’ to it
    • @piyopiyofox will create a new template for this.
    • Harder fixes (i.e. videos) should go directly to the content creators
  • How can we add starter files to exercises so learners can use and access them?
    • Direct folks to Github and teach them how to download the file from there
    • We would need to make an area in our repo for this
    • We may create a repo specifically to store useable assets for learners and teachers to utilize
  • We have a need for organizational contribution, specifically to go through lots of learn content, then use categories and tags to group related content
    • We may have a screensharing session in the future to teach people how to do this
    • See Slack link for more details about what this entails

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. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

WCEU ’22 Contributor Day Recap Meeting

Attendees: @courane01 @piyopiyofox @kemmy99 @arasae @sumitsingh @richtabor @wpscholar @azhiyadev @nimesh @nimeshpatel

You can watch the video recording of this meeting here.

Our 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. Europe 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/. Planning board can be accessed here. We are still looking for task ideas, so feel free to share either directly on the board or in the Training Make Slack channel here.

Notes

  • Docs x-team collaboration request
    • Idea: visible change log at the bottom of pages that is automated
    • Discuss what needs to happen before Docs starts to link at Learn materials (Lesson plans and workshops merge) to prevent many broken links.
  • Things that we can do on Contributor Day
    • Overhaul Submit Idea form
      • We’d like ideas for topics to go into 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/, and the team is working on having a matching lesson plan for each workshop. Submit a topic (GitHub issue)
      • People wh
    • Host a Social Learning Space about how Training team uses GitHub
      • Training around how to submit an issue or topic idea in GitHub
      • Showing folks how to read our project board
    • Discuss in person at WCEU on how to apply and host a social learning space

What’s next?

Our discussion lead to four tasks for us to tackle on contributor day:

  • Create Needs Analysis Questions
  • Overhaul Submit Idea Form
  • Do a recorded GitHub training session
  • Instruct on how to make a Social Learning Space

WCEU Contributor Day is one week a way, we hope to see you there!