Recap for Training Team Meeting November 2, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @rkohilakis @arasae @courane01 @azhiyadev @alexstine @onealtr @tantienhime @femkreations @alexstine @amandahdm @peteringersoll @Shanta @kemmy99,

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @gblessylva @phil_webs @docpop @eschiola @Brian Gardner @Sam Toohey @Mohd Umar @Ken Crockett

News

  1. Welcome and Help Scout Wranglers – Notice how I just asked @Hauwa Abashiya to behind the scenes help Kemmy get the recap post started?  Any similar tasks, like providing access to folks even while meetings are running is really helpful.  If you’d like to assist with this work and have been with us for a few meetings now, please do volunteer.
  2. Meeting Note Takers – We ask at most meetings for this help. It is an amazing chance to start learning how to use the team site, connect with other teams, etc.  I love how #marketing plans their note takers in advance. I’d love to see us reach that point as well.
  3. Documentation with Automattic for Faculty Program – From @Hugh Lashbrooke: We need to make some real progress on documenting all of the great work that this team does. I have put together a sheet for tracking which docs we need and what their current status is: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XicSs4YWogmptQgqd1raZSVTQQZ8KTfswfPDKiZwN2A/edit In order to really kickstart this process, we’re going to hold a focused documentation sprint from 10 – 12 November 2021.

   So – what are we currently doing to document all our progress?

 The training team uses monthly sprints to organize what we are working on and what we’ve accomplished. We keep content that we are tracking with checklists of the lifecycle of the process in Trello. (See Ideas and Next Up columns mainly)

You can find an overview of the journey for each content type at:

4. Nominations for Training Team Reps 2022

Each team has one or more representatives (reps). Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of their team to other contributor teams. They represent the team, collaborate with other teams, raise, manage and address any issues. This role averages two to five hours per week in team organizational duties.

As a team, we’ve been in a rebuilding phase for the past year significantly. There’s a lot of moving pieces with the team, and we’d love more help. Ideally – the way the team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. rotation works is that one additional person should be in a season of training with the hopes of handing over team rep duties in a rotation.  But also – Covid has done quite a number across all teams for regular contributors.

Interested in learning more? Comment on the post

Meeting Time Changes – EMEA and Americas will meet at 5 PM UTC.

APAC (@hlashbrooke to confirm) Remember next week more time zone changes.  Hauwa is in transition, waiting for the rest of us to change clocks, as she already did. North America: we will resume at the same time next week – meaning… if we started at 12pm today, we start at 12pm next week. After this meeting ends, I’ll go through all the places we show our meeting times and modify them.

Sprint

For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

November Sprint

          Our tasks for November have now been published. This is based on our discussions last week and during this meeting. If there is anything else you need me to add or feel we need to remove, please let me know.

One of the things we want to focus on this month is prepping for 5.9 updates

As well as Preparing Learn content for future WordPress updates

We hit feature freeze for 5.9 in about 1.5 weeks, and will have a more clear picture at that time, and can begin revising content then for 5.9

Important Task for November

The other area that is key this month is reviewing unpublished brand-specific lesson plans against newly published brand guidelines.

So for the branded content on Learn. I’ve broken them down into the following groups.

So for the branded content on Learn. I’ve broken them down into the following groups.

Other Discussions

We do now have a VideoPress hosting plan that affords us to put videos directly into Learn’s Media Library but we don’t have subtitles available for that

Updates and response

Video press Update: Our upload limit is 1Mb right now, which is, ah, putting a damper on actually uploading videos.

@arasaeI’m working on getting that unstuck.

@courane01Noting we have a current #accessibility team rep in the meeting with us – @alexstine

Reminder

A reminder about brands being mentioned: https://learn.wordpress.org/meta/handbook/brand-usage-guidelines/

For things like Popular Plugins – it’s an overview of a few plugins that show up on the popular section at https://wordpress.org/plugins

Also – we were asked as a team to reach out to the companies mentioned to gain approval when these guidelines lived as a post on our team site (during the comments period)

During next week’s documentation process, we need to include how the team does that logistical process

Checks –in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@arasae:  Re: Courses — I’ve been working out considerations for 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 writing those types of things down. That’s in progress.

I can definitely take responsibility for courses. I’m a little unclear on what that looks like, but I can

  1. Finishing my course videos to get this launched.
  2. And they’re finished! …But they’re not uploaded because of the upload limit. I’m going to work to get that fixed. I also made an accidental workshop I might publish on the basics of the media library with common pitfalls.
  3. Upload limit on media files.
  4. This course requires a posts vs. pages workshop. So, this week I am basing on this lesson plan, but focusing on brevity — I am also planning out the QueryLoop lesson plan to vault into a workshop, but that will likely stay a draft through next week. Definitely do that! :slightly_smiling_face:

@courane01 I spent last Friday beginning the work on simultaneously auditing content for future updates and documenting what content we need to revise for 5.9.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fzRIkGoqYRWNWNLwrKvpX26g1axPDjCIoE3_VV4L5RQ/edit?usp=sharing is where I’m storing what should be updated for now. I’m only 1/3 through lesson plans and haven’t yet touched workshops or courses.

  1. Assisting WP Engine’s contrib day
  2. assisted
  3. Contrib days take off time to do other work, but increases contributors so it’s okay?
  4. blocked Nov 10 – 12 on my calendar to be fully present on Learn for 3 days

@azhiyadev

 Reformatting our Sprint, Get a better handle 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/ issues

  1. Done
  2. Didn’t have time to fully devote to GitHub issues but I’m blocking time out for that
  3. Blocked time for Documentation Sprint and GitHub

@rkohilakis: Working on an outline for a user-based FSE course this week

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev: We’ve had some comments from #marketing regarding our workshop videos https://github.com/wpmarketingteam/Marcomms-Learn-WP/issues/6

@courane01: Those would be good to likely review on the Nov 10-12 sessions too

@azhiyadev:  I’ll add it to our Sprint, in the meantime please feel free to review and comment.

Peteringersoll Let me know if I’m way off base, but with everything on the list, it seems that all of the “What is [specific 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]” content could/should be removed.

Response: @azhiyadev: @peteringersoll These plans are basically done and need a review. They were created by the team a while back. Curious why you think they could/should be removed?

@peteringersoll: It just seems full of pitfalls (why “a” and not “b, c, d, e…”) – it feels like recommendations (many of which I personally wouldn’t make). I probably don’t understand what’s already been done, so I’ll take a look.

Response: Courtney  Ah, I can appreciate that.

These are the smallest popular common things

Ex: WordPress doesn’t have a contact form natively

but if we want to do a basic 5-page website, we need to just pick one

Each one is very different, so we went for simplistic in that case

These topics were picked and drafted in 2015 initially

We could pick a different plugin completely if you’re up for re-writing that lesson

@kemmy99::The branded content on Learn that needs vetting, how do you go about it?

Reply: @azhiyadev

:  Check it against the:


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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Meeting Agenda for November 2, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. Documentation with Automattic for faculty program
    4. Meeting Time Changes
      1. EMEA and Amercias will meet at 5PM UTC.
      2. APAC (@hlashbrooke to confirm)
    5. Contributor Days
      1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine
    6. Nominations for Training Team Reps 2022
  3. November Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

#Contribute2WP – Learn/Training Contributor Day

In conjunction with WP Engine, the Training team will host an onboarding session for contributors interested in working on Learn.WordPress.org. WP Engine will host the contributor times from 8 am PDT on October 29 to 8 am PDT on October 31.

Learn WordPress Includes:

Workshop

Lesson Plan

Course

Contribution Needs:

Learn has a lot of work in progress

Want to get up to speed with some of the big decisions happening about LearnWP? Review and comments welcome.

  1. Learner achievements for courses
  2. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results (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. Audit Results)
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
  4. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant?
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
  6. Monthly Sprints (What we’re creating now)

#5ftf

Meeting Agenda for October 26, 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    4. Meeting Time Changes
    5. Contributor Days
      1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine
      2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic
  3. Sprint
    1. Retrospective
    2. Planning for November
  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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#training, #training-team

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 19, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @nikhiljoshua @onealtr @peteringersoll @tantienhime @arasae @rkohilakis @webcommsat

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers – we are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers – We haven’t had any meeting notes for a few weeks now and urgently need help with this. It is a great way to learn more about the Training Team and what we are working on. Interested? Let us know!
  3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team – this is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. Comments on this have now closed. A8C will be hosting a session to document all the work that goes into Learn WordPress management. This has been scheduled for the week beginning 8th November. Exact times and dates to be communicated. Everyone is invited.
  4. Meeting Time Changes – Please let us know your preference for future meetings by completing our poll. We will close the poll at next week’s meeting and annouce the results after the meeting.
  5. Contributor Days – these are open opportunities for our team and anyone interested to participate.
    1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine – Sign up forms are on the WP Engine post, and this is awaiting review from their team. Many will be new to contributing and Learn itself. @rkohilakis is going to work on some instructional design ideas that could help out. This will hopefully develop into a workflow around working with Subject Matter Experts.
    2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic – we will await more info on the Automattic contributor session will occur during the week of November 8.
  6. Comments needed 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/ about Workshops – this is a continuation of the video production quality.

Badges Awarded

These folks have contributed content, community outreach, and more over the past few months. Check out your .org profiles @peteringersoll @binarygary @hughlashbrooke @rkohilakis @west7 @arasae

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content- the following workshops have now been published:
    1. How to create a Post of Page with the WordPress Block Editor @west7
    2. Managing Settings: General @rkohilakis
    3. We need start a workflow to promote these. During Yoast’s 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/.@abhanonstopnewsuk @vimes1984@yvettesonneveld and others began drafting social media posts to promote each published item on Learn. We’d will continue sharing what is published and ready for promotion. This will be held in #marketing after their team meeting which starts at 14:00 UTC.
  2. Learn Maintenance
    1. Check out the list of open Learn issues on GitHub. If you are interested in helping out then please let us know.

Check-in

@courane01 is going to write a lesson plan, create a workshop vid, get her workshop subtitled, and work on the Training team course.

@rkohilakis will be breaking down the Admin Setting lesson plan into smaller video chunks as the original video was too long. She has also hosted her first discussion group. She will continue to keep updating the Setting workshops and plan for another meeting. For those interested in running a discussion group check out the following:

@azhiyadev will recap all the meetings for this month.

@arasae is still working on the course Getting Started With WordPress: Get Familiar. She has experienced a few issues uploading and linking to videos. She is considering making a few short video workshops to embed into the course as well as to engage all learning styles, specifically on Posts vs. Pages, demo content, and possibly query loops

Open Discussions

@peteringersoll asked if we have any stats on video workshops and courses viewed. This could be an indicator of how effective the promotion of new workshops is. We will be promoting content on Learn as part of the collaboration with #marketing tomorrow. @hughlashbrooke said video views are hard to obtain but page views can be obtained via Google Analytics. He is going to ask for this to be added to the dashboard.

@peteringersoll asked if our hashtags are #LearnWP and #wptraining. @webcommsat confirmed that our hashtags are #LearnWP (in this format). #marketing does monitor #WPTraining which is used for non LearnWP items but it is not one that is currently used by #marketing. There are some promotions outside of WordPress, like #LearnWordPress that can be more effective.


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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#contributor-days, #learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for 19 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    4. Meeting Time Changes
    5. Contributor Days
      1. Contribute2WP with WP Engine
      2. Documentation for faculty program with Automattic
    6. Comments needed 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/ about Workshops
  3. Badges Awarded
  4. Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #meta-learn, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Time Change Survey

The Training team currently runs 2 team meetings to cover the EMEA, Americas and APAC regions. We’re approaching that time of the year when clocks change for some regions. To accommodate this we propose changing the time we meet. Please indicate your preference.

EMEA and Americas

Tuesday 4:00PM UTC or 5:00PM UTC

APAC

Wednesday 2:00AM UTC or 3:00AM UTC

#time-change, #training-team

Yoast Contributor Day 8 October Recap

A big thank you to the contributors that joined us last Friday. The Training and Marketing teams worked together with Yoast contributors to create social media promotions for resources available on LearnWP.

Additionally, we spoke at a high level about how to plan for SEO across the site. Everything from organizing content around topics that funnel out to the methods of instruction to schema markup, improving SEO of key posts, and more was discussed. We identified which kinds of data we most want. We look forward to continuing this work and making Learn the go-to resource for anyone wanting to learn WordPress.

Recap for Training Team Meeting October 12, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev @arasae @rkohilakis @onealtr @yoga1103 @alexstine @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @afshanadiya @passionate @tantienhime @CarolynShannon @muhammadbux

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    1. We are still looking for team members interested in managing account access to Learn/Training team sites, and answering any questions for new people. This could also include helping new team members draft meeting recaps, pointing them to specific content in the handbook, and more. Interested? Let us know!
  2. Meeting Note Takers
    1. We are looking for team members interested in taking notes during our meetings. This is another way you can contribute to the Training team. Interested? Let us know!
  3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    1. This may not be open for much longer so please continue, share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn. We’d love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.
  4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    1. This is similar to the deputies in #community-team but specific to Learn/Training. If you haven’t already done so, please comment on the post.
  5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    1. The deadline for comments was last week Friday, October 8, 2021. but I think you can still leave comments on the post.
    2. We had a great session with #marketing at their meeting last week looking at this. The summary of the main points will be added to the post, in the meantime you can find the details here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1633608876258500
    3. @rkohilakis has been working on a rubric for what is a quality production. For those of you who are unfamiliar, a rubric is a grid or matrix that lists the assessment criteria of a task and the expected standards for that criteria. We hope to see one for lesson plans and courses as well.
  6. Contributor working session recap
    1. In conjunction with the #marketing team, Yoast’s and WordPress contributors assisted in preparing social media posts regarding the content on Learn. We had a great discussion on the support for SEO planning around the content on Learn.
    2. One of the things we will be looking at is mapping out how long it takes to create a lesson plan, a workshop and a course. This will help us gauge how much content we can produce on for example a monthly basis, how much contributor time is needed, and where we can streamline our processes. Please let us if you are interested in helping out.
    3. Thank you to @yvettesonneveld for running our virtual table and all those who attended.
  7. Daylight savings
    1. It’s that time of year when we need to think about daylight savings. The team decided to create a poll for people to vote on meeting times for both EMEA & Americas and APAC timezones.

October Sprint

Progress

  1. Learn Content – the following workshops have now been published:
    1. Managing Spam on Your Website @west7
    2. Best Practices for Capturing Images @rkohilakis
  2. Learn Maintenance – there was quite a lot of activity over the weekend and this week 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/ where all our Learn functionality issues are logged. Thanks to @iandunn @coreymckrill @hughlashbrooke @tellyworth @psrpinto and @ashfame. If you want to assist with any open issues on Learn please let us know in #meta-learn and visit GitHub for our list of open issues.

Check-in

@arasae is working on the second portion of the second text-based course. The rough outline of the course is complete and is working on actually making video content.

@arasae also committed to migrating, copying, or cloning a site lesson plan for this Sprint. However, there is a lesson plan that already exists for the Migrate/Copy/Clone a Site. Therefore, efforts will shift to creating a video workshop.

@rkohilakis is going to start working on a video workshop for Admin Settings

Open Discussions

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For those who are interested, WooSesh is Live from today until October 15, 2021.


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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Meeting Agenda for 12 October 2021

Please join us Team Meeting Tuesdays 1600 UTC OR Team Meeting Wednesday 0300 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Office Hour Friday 1000 UTC OR Coffee Hour Friday 1300 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers
    2. Meeting Note Takers
    3. PROPOSAL: Learner achievements on profiles
    4. A Dedicated Volunteer Program for the Training Team
    5. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress
    6. Contributor working session recap
    7. Daylight savings
  3. Sprint
    1. Progress
    2. Check-in
      1. What did you commit to last week?
      2. What did you do?
      3. Any blockers?
      4. What will you do next week?
  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.

Team Links

  1. Getting Involved:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/
  2. About The Team:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/about/ 
  3. Our Team Blog:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/ 
  4. Our Content Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/BsfzszRM/wordpress-training-team-lesson-plan-development 
  5. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

#learn-wordpress, #learnwp, #training, #training-team