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Recap for Training Team meeting March 23, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @paaljoachim @onealtr @ashiquzzaman

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week – @zinanga @Alyssa @Madhu Murthy @David Sahlström @berlowitz

March Sprint :

  1. We still have the following lesson plans ready to be drafted: 

If anyone is interested, please let us know and we can assign you to a card.

@courane01 said:  It’s the final week of this cohort, and we’re nearing the end of building a theme in class. She is working on the lesson plan and will be available next Tuesday for review and tentatively ready to take live within a week from that point.

All those who volunteered to write plans have access as needed and the lesson plan template started in the draft on Learn.

  1. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    @courane01 and @azhiyadev still need to meet to go through this.
  1. Invites for stakeholders
    Again, we haven’t done anything here.

Open Discussions:

@azhiyadev said: This will be a cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. We already have a Learn Working Group that covers Learn WordPress functionality. 

For Content Planning, we need one that includes Release Squad, Marketing and Docs.

@courane01 said: #marketing has been rather busy and taking a little time away with Covid concerns.  She will touch base again soon with them around this and also the SEO pass for lesson plans in general.

@azhiyadev said: There is a Spanish translation for Diversity Workshops, you can follow the Slack thread 

Learn Working Group met last week, the recap is now available.

Highlight from the Learn working group meeting: 

  • Tuesday Training: Live session about Learn WordPress
  • Learn WordPress Handbook
  • Learn WordPress functionality roadmap

Read the recap to find out how you can contribute to those items

Daylight savings and future meetings

Background: https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2021/02/09/2021-daylight-savings-time-planning/

The next meetings are:

Training:

Learn Working group:

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Agenda for March 23, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour  Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. March Sprint 
    1. Lesson plans ready to be drafted
    2. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    3. Invites for stakeholders
  3. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

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Learn WordPress Working Group recap – March 18, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Upcoming meetings

Meeting recap

Tuesday Training: Live session about Learn WordPress

  • Earlier this week, @courane01, @azhiyadev, and @evarlese participated in a Community team discussion organized by @harishanker.
  • The discussion focused on what Learn WordPress is and how resources available on Learn can benefit 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.
  • @courane01 found it helpful to talk through all of the different possibilities when coming up with ideas to talk about (i.e. using lesson plans, viewing a workshop video together, etc.)
  • You can see a recording of the discussion in the original post here.
  • @evarlese mentioned potentially including the video in the Learn WordPress Handbook as an ongoing resource to refer to, as well.

Learn WordPress Handbook

  • @camikaos published the Learn WordPress Handbook a few weeks ago after hosting a sprint to collaborate on the documentation.
  • The most helpful way to contribute right now is to review the Handbook for any pages or documentation that may be missing or if there is anything that could be more clear.
  • @azhiyadev is also working on the Training Handbook. The Training Handbook focuses on the operations of the Training team and the Learn WordPress Handbook focuses on how to use Learn WordPress.
  • @evarlese suggested a few potential pages that we could add, including how to add a quiz, how to come up with ideas for workshops, and how to find co-collaborators or co-presenters.
  • New volunteers and contributions are still welcome to help with any of these items!
  • Once both Handbooks are more complete, we may want to check for places to cross-reference useful materials from both.

Learn WordPress functionality roadmap

  • There’s been some progress on the Learn WordPress roadmap we track in Trello, including that the 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. 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 is now active on both the Training team blog and Learn WordPress 🎉
  • This tool allows for setting up scheduled updates to posts, i.e. to align an update to a lesson plan or workshop with a WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. release.
  • It is still in betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process., so people are welcome to test and add feedback.
  • @courane01 mentioned having some ideas around extending functionality to an audit tool (for keeping content up-to-date) and @azhiyadev offered to help by taking notes on a call to talk through those ideas.
  • @andreamiddleton also shared an update on work she’s been doing to build a contributor ladder along with the Training team reps.
  • She shared the draft contributor ladder (in the #training channel), which is based on the Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure post.
  • Once finished, these team roles will live in both the Learn WordPress and Training Handbooks, and will also help the team to scope out badges/acknowledging contributions and user permissions.
  • For roles specific to the Learn WordPress Working Group, we talked about potentially linking those to related roles on the Training or Community teams, specifically for setting user access or permissions.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.

#learnwg

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Recap for Training Team meeting March 16, 2021

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Intro/Welcome

Let’s welcome  Luke Tarbucksarmstead ,Sagar B , they have joined this channel since our last meeting/office hours.

Meeting Time Results

Based on the poll last week, the team voted to change our meeting time to 4PM UTC.
Office Hours will also change to 10 AM UTC.

March Sprint

Lesson plans published this week:

  1. Create a Post within 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
  2. Block Directory

Lesson Plans to be drafted and people who volunteered to prepare it:

  1. Sample Content ( @cousett )
  2. Image video focus best practices ( @courane01 )
  3. Screenshot video annotation options ( @cousett )
  4. User browser dev tools to anonymize info
  5. How to configure WordPress installation for contributor and developer testing ( @sarmstead & @paaljoachim )
  6. What other teams have found

On March sprint, the team have to make a layout for lesson-plans, @courane01 & @azhiyadev will be working on it to complete lesson plan layout that contributors can use.

 Invites for stakeholders:

The team missed this in February Sprint but will contact everyone and set something up for this month (only 2 weeks left). This will be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals and some ideas have included:

We missed this in our February Sprint but we will contact everyone and set something up for this month (only 2 weeks left). This will be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals and some ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Learn Working Group/Community
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Training team handbook

@andreamiddleton has drafted the contributor ladder for distributing out Training team badges. @azhiyadev will be updating the handbook to include this. The first section of the Team handbook will be uploaded this week.

Open Discussions

Thanks to @harishanker for facilitating the meeting earlier today: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/03/16/tuesday-training-how-can-meetup-groups-benefit-from-learn-wordpress/

The next meetings are:

  • Training:

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Learn WordPress Working Group agenda – March 18, 2021 (19:00 UTC)

The Learn WordPress Working Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, March 18, 2021 19:00 UTC. The meeting will take place in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the agenda, if you’re interested in helping to co-facilitate, or if you’d like to take notes for this meeting, please add a note in the comments.


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, please introduce yourself in the #training team channel or join us for the meeting.

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Agenda for March 16, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. Meeting Time Results
  3. March Sprint 
    1. Lesson plans ready to be drafted
    2. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    3. Invites for stakeholders
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

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Recap for Training Team meeting March 09, 2021

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Attendees@azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @courane01 @evarlese @webtechpooja @oglekler @cousett @onealtr @meher @chaion07 @mukesh27
Notetaker: @ashiquzzaman, @thisisyeasin
Note Reviewer: @ashiquzzaman

We want to better acknowledge the contributions made to the team.  If you have not yet filled out our contact form

Intro & Welcome

Let’s welcome newcomers to this channel – @Jacy Wiewiora @Nicholas Babu @Haseeb Mustafa @SirLouen @Damilare Shobowale @jovialcore @cousett

New lesson plans and workshops published

New lesson plans and workshops have been published, Including the first Spanish-language workshop 

  1. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor
  2. How to use WordPress Block Patterns
  3. Add New Blocks to Your Site Using the Block Directory
  4. How to Create Reusable Blocks
  5. How to use GitHub for Gutenberg? 
  6. Seguridad: formularios, acceso y contraseña

March Sprint 

 March Sprint details what the team is working on this month. Currently, the training team is accepting contributors to adopt a lesson plan and @azhiyadev been working on the Training Handbook.

@courane01 is reading the doc’s new style guide to see which part can be implemented into the training team’s style guides.
@cousett volunteered to help out with the research part on proposed lessons.
@courane01 mentioned training team’s plan is to create the quality of the screenshots. This will help the training team to move it along as proposed videos to train others in the process.

Slides plugin: A proposal is due, The main concerns are around maintainability and ease of content updates. If someone has anything they would like to add then please follow the conversation on https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/127#issuecomment-791417404

The Learn Working Group is an excellent resource for progress on Learn WordPress functionality goals.

The next Group meetings are

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Aligning Team Contributor roles to the Five Stages of Contribution. See Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure – with support from @andreamiddleton 
It is an ongoing process and will continue to be updated as the need arises. The Training Handbook draft will be finished this week. The training team is still in discussions with regard to Brand Guidelines and hope to have something published for feedback by the end of the month.

Brand Guidelines

Already discussed,  If anyone has anything to add, feel free to comment on this meeting note post.

Learn WordPress Homepage Design

If you haven’t already done so, please provide your comments to the request for feedback.  https://make.wordpress.org/design/2021/02/03/review-feedback-request-ux-for-learn-wordpress-org/

@courane01 will get the notes from @tapps UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. review by tomorrow.
@Hauwa the team is happy to close it off to comments by this Friday and then handover to the 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. team.
Tracy gave some really great UX feedback via video recording and will convert to notes. 

Daylight savings and future meetings: 

A lot of regions will be moving to daylight savings soon which means we need to review our meeting times. Please select your preference: https://doodle.com/poll/wbkhzmcnv6ugh8su#table

The team will close the poll before the end of Office Hours on Friday. The results will be published after that. This will give those who join these meeting async time to vote.

Feedback requested

If you haven’t already done so then please provide comments on the following:

  1. UX Review Requested (Friday 12 March will be the last day for comments)
  2. @carike has been rethinking the delivery of training, including cost of consumption
  3. COPPA comments

Open Floor

Learn Working Group met last week and the meeting recap has been published.

Office Hours will be held on Friday, 12 March 2021, 11:00 UTC

The next Learn Working Group is on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM UTC

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