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

WPTranslationDay: Subtitling Videos on Learn

On Wednesday, 29 September, the Training team hosted a WPTranslationDay event. We met briefly at the start of the session to review how to locate videos on LearnWP workshops that could be subtitled.

We were joined by many first-time contributors working on Five for the Future time at GoDaddy who focused on translating subtitles into Serbian. Additionally, @webtechpooja continued her incredible efforts on translating into Hindi.

We deeply value the work these folks have put forth, and look forward to helping more people Learn WordPress. We welcome each of you back for further participation as well. We welcome translation help with subtitling videos, translating content, and even creating content and videos in your native language.

We look forward to WP Translator Day 2022!

Props to @pendraq, @webtechpooja, @Jelena1402, @jzjacic, @n1x1, @majaloncar, @dimitrijemicakovic, @andtijana, @ivanagn86, @tazwordpress.

#contributor-days

WPTranslation Day: LearnWP

We’re holding a work session today for generating and upload subtitles for all of the videos on Learn WordPress. at Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 10:00 UTC to Wednesday, 29 September 2021 at 12:00 UTC, and a few of us may be available after this time as well.

To help things run smoothly, please complete this form:

Here is how things will happen:

  • Meet in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group at the times listed above.
  • Follow the WordPress.tv team guide for generating subtitles to additional languages.
  • If you find a video needing native language captions, please follow this comprehensive guide for generating, checking and uploading captions and transcripts – all of the videos have already been uploaded to the transcription services (Otter and Sonix), so you can skip the download/upload video steps and jump straight into the captioning and trscription work!
  • Use this sheet to check which videos need to be worked on
  • When you start working on a video, just say the name of the video in the 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/. channel so everyone knows and when you’re done with the video, please update the sheet accordingly.
  • If you need any assistance just ask in the channel! In order to be given the correct permissions and password you can ask in the channel and they will be sent to you in a private message. Passwords will be changed after the work session are complete for security reasons.

You can join for any amount of time as you like during the work session – if you can just be there for 10 minutes then that’s great! If you can be there for an hour or more, then that’s also great! All work done here is valuable and appreciated.

Where are we doing it?

The work session will be coordinated in the #training channel in the Making WordPress Slack group. All you need to do is show up in the channel at the right time. We can open a Zoom session to help expedite onboarding participants who need access to various sites.

How are we doing it?

Translating into your language

Captions for original language

We’ll be using two different services to generate captions and transcripts – Otter.ai for English videos and Sonix.ai for all other languages. This comprehensive guide walks you through the entire process so you don’t need any prior knowledge about how video subtitles work. You will find a sheet with the caption/transcript status of all the published videos here.

Why are we doing it?

Captions and transcripts serve three main purposes for the workshop videos.

  1. 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) – captions and transcripts allow anyone to be able to read what is being presented thereby making the videos available to more people.
  2. Localisation – captions and transcripts, unlike the videos themselves, can be localised. Since all of the workshop videos are hosted on WordPress.tv, once captions have been added any Polyglots contributor can translate and upload them in any other language.
  3. SEO – the text in the captions and transcripts can be indexed by search engines, making the content significantly more findable across the web.

Additional opportunities:

  • Translate the content, text and screenshots of Lesson Plans. Save this as a draft Lesson Plan with the categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. of your language.
  • Record an existing Workshop in your own language. Please cover all and only the material presented for consistency. Also translate the text of the Workshop post. Save this as a draft Workshop with the category of your language.

If you would like to get involved in this work outside of the hours designated for this session, then you are welcome (and encouraged!) to do so. Please follow the guide for instructions and let the team know in the #training channel that you’re doing it.

If you’d like to learn more about working with #PolyGlots for translation, check out this course.

Once this work has concluded and all of the current videos have full captions and transcriptions, this will become a requirement for any new video published on Learn WordPress so we will never host a workshop without them again.

#learn-wordpress

#5ftf, #contributor-days, #translate

East Bay Contributor Day 2020

Hey there East Bay 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. Group! Welcome to 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/..

Please register for a WordPress.org account.

Create a WordPress 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/. Account.

  • Login with your 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/ account on this link.
  • Scroll on that page to “Joining WordPress team on Slack” and enter your email address.
  • If you can, make your Slack and WordPress.org Usernames the same.
  • After you sign up for WordPress Slack, the email associated with your Slack username will be [wporgusername]@chat.wordpress.org. This is important if you forget your password.
  • Find the #training channel in Slack and join.
  • Bonus points for uploading a photo so people recognize you 🙂

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/ to build our lesson plans.

We use TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. to manage tasks and lesson plans.

After joining Github and Trello, Please send your username so we can add you.

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

Our Current Priority Lesson Plans:

Getting Started:

#contributor-days

Request for Input- WCEU Contributor Day

It’s already time again for WordCamp Europe and 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/.!

Pre-Camp Office Hours

The Training Team will be hosting Office Hours twice ahead of Contributor Day:

Please join us during Office Hours, or during our normal weekly meeting time, Mondays at 2000 UTC. We’ll be hosting these office hours with the specific goal of getting everyone through the Onboarding Process to start contributing.

Input Needed – Contributor Day Focus

The Team so far has identified two possible targets for Contributor Day- Setting Up E-Commerce with WooCommerce or Introduction to Gutenberg. We’re taking a vote in our Slack channel if you’d like to weigh-in or suggest another lesson plan.

#contributor-days, #wceu

Recap for Training Team Meeting June 13, 2019

Attendance: @juliekuehl, @jessecowens, @man4toman, @chetan200891, @Janet357, @iwritten, @aurooba

Slack timestamp

Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update

@chetan200891 is waiting on some stuff from 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.

@man4toman created his first PR for review and an issue for the footer file that needs reviewing

@jessecowens has a working version of the markdown importer but is working on getting it recognize the JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. format, perhaps some folks at WCEU can help with that – potentially the WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ team.

@aurooba put together a README file for the Learn site beta repo to help if anyone else wants to jump in and contribute. She also has a PR almost ready for the workshop template, which should be ready for submission by Sunday.

As we’ve started to build out the Learn site, @juliekuehl identified some issues that have come up in the design – things that should be checkboxes are radio buttons, etc. We have to try and figure out how to make things happen in the Make environment without the use of additional plugins.

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/.

@jessecowens will be the acting lead at WCEU for the Training team, the rest of the team can join remotely.

Contributor Day is on Thursday 20 June from 8:30-17:00 German time (UTC +2) which is Central European Summer Time

Four lesson plans have been set aside for those contributors to focus on for the workshop Best Practices for WordPress Friendly Layout. Issues have been created for all of them, so they should be ready for people to address them. We’re hoping to get the workshop to an instructional review status by the end of WCEU.

@iwritten will do some research and printout Blooms.

@juliekuehl created a ZenHub workspace (you’ll need to log in with your 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/ account to see the workspace) set up specifically for Contributor Day with all the issues that can be addressed during that day.

@juliekuehl is working on drafting a blog post up on P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. to help folks prepare to contribute to our team, and @jessecowens will review it.

There will be an assigned table (or a whole room) at WCEU Contributor Day for the Training team

Upcoming team meetings

As a reminder, due to WCEU there will be no regular weekly team meeting next week.

The following week @juliekuehl will be on vacation and @jessecowens will lead the meeting with a WCEU recap and update on everything

Open announcements/discussion

@juliekuehl noted that while we’ve been focused on WCEU, other things have been moving forward too. Instructional reviews. Updates to the style guide. Lesson plan pull requests.

Action Items

#contributor-days, #workshops

Recap for Training Team Meeting June 6, 2019

Attendance: @juliekuehl, @jessecowens, @iwritten, @man4toman, @kartiks16, @mukesh27, @aurooba, @viitorcloudvc, @chetan200891, @lisa

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Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. update

@chetan200891 merged several pull requests that added the following new templates to the Learn site 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. theme:

If anyone else wants to help out with the development of the Learn site, there are clear issues with help wanted labels in the Learn site GitHub repository that you can ask to be assigned to.

@aurooba has a pull request almost ready to publish that will add a README file to the repository that shows potential contributors how to set up a local installation so they can properly contribute to the theme.

@juliekuehl: It’s going to be great to have a beta site to show to contributors at WCEU. It will help them understand how their work fits in.

@aurooba wants to discuss the transition to SCSS from CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. the next time @chetan200891 is available during the meeting as well – it will help with modularity and collaboration.

@chetan200891 is planning on adding responsive styling to the templates soon, it doesn’t currently exist. Also brought up the issue of lack of authentication fields on the Submit Lesson Idea page, and recommended that either the submitter be required to include their 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/ username or email, or both.

@juliekuehl also suggested we add an area for objectives and recommended @chetan200891 go ahead and add these fields to the template.

@jessecowens has been working on the markdown importer implementation and the Custom Post Types code but would love help from anyone who’d like to assist.

Currently, @jessecowens is trying to get the manifest.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. script perfected reliably for the markdown importer implementation.

Slides Style Guide update

@Janet357 made some comments on the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card

@juliekuehl added some information to the Slides Style Guide page in the handbook and @jessecowens is planning on getting a video up today possibly.

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/.

The folks from the Calgary Contributor Day came up with a great list of workshops based on the ideas in this post (workshops are detailed in the comments), so the next step is to decide on a workshop to focus on as a team and tackle that during WCEU Contributor Day.

@jessecowens and the communications team came up with the following snippet for the day:

The training team has identified several workshops– series of lesson plans for a specific audience/learning outcome– and we’ll be doing a “Sprint” to complete one of them. The workshop we’ll be working on, Best Practices for WordPress-Friendly Layout includes the lesson plans Introduction to CSS, Web Fonts, Using the Theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings., and Using Child Themes.

Everyone agreed that this is a good workshop to start with and as work begins on it, more lessons will probably need to be identified and created.

Once WCEU Contributor Day happens, we can set priorities for other workshops based on the experience and feedback from WCEU.

ZenHub now has the ability to break out other workspaces and this can be useful to narrow focus and not overwhelm people as they begin to contribute.

@juliekuehl: I’m going to work on making more digestible versions [of ZenHub Workspaces] that people can use to look for issues that they can work on. Which also means that there’s a ton of issues that could be added to lesson plans

screenshot of the workspace for WCEU Contributor Day

@jessecowens recommended making issues in these 4 plans to manage Contributor Day more easily.

Documentation will need to be created on how to get set up and use ZenHub if we want to use it during Contributor Day. @aurooba volunteered to kickstart the ZenHub documentation if someone (@juliekuehl volunteered) takes her through it once.

@juliekuehl: So right now there are only two “Workspaces” – the big, ugly master one and one called “Contributor Day” which is in preparation for WCEU. I can imagine adding a “New Contributors” workspace and then labeling the issues with the skills required to complete them.

Upcoming team meetings

@juliekuehl: WCEU is two weeks away and we will not have a meeting that week. So that would be 20 June. But we will meet next week (13 June) and be back again the week after WCEU (27 June)

Lesson plan assignments and updates

The WP-CLI lesson plan has been added to the team’s reposrepos The Training Team uses GitHub for working copies of lesson plans. You can find them at https://github.com/wptrainingteam. and is looking great!

#contributor-days, #handbook, #workshops

Recap for Training Team Meeting May 30, 2019

Attendance: @juliekuehl, @man4toman, @iwritten, @chetan200891, @aurooba, @Janet357, @viitorcloudvc, @jessecowens, @kartiks16, @iwritten

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Learn SiteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. Update

@chetan200891 worked on the Custom Metadata for the learn site, which can be found here.

Everyone’s comments and feedback are encouraged. For those contributors, who would like edit access, please reach out to @chetan200891.

Getting Started Info / Handbook Update

@juliekuehl made significant progress on cleaning up and streamlining the Getting Started info in the Training Handbook to make it leaner and clearer.

@iwritten went through it today to learn and found it very helpful, so that’s good feedback!

The new glossary tool is activated on the Training Team blog, if there are other definitions anyone wants to suggest, please let @juliekuehl or another team member know!

@aurooba shared the open source plugin link for anyone who may want to take advantage of the feature.

@juliekuehl: I believe that the Handbook could still use some work around our actual workflow processes, but with the Learn site still in development some of those may be changing which is why we haven’t documented those just yet.

@jessecowens noted that there should be more videos and a lot of people concurred.

The move to ZenHub from Waffle.io for 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/ project management also impacts the workflow, and there are a lot of new features that can be taken advantage of. This will also need to be documented.

Style Guide update

@janet357 worked on the Style Guide and made good progress! The more comments and feedback on Handbook Information the better!

Workshop focus / Calgary 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/.

Reference: https://make.wordpress.org/training/2019/05/25/a-small-shift-in-focus/ (and the comments!)

The Calgary Contributor Day contributions included brainstorming and fleshing out outlines for 8 potential workshops targeting different audiences that the Training team could work on.

@juliekuehl noted a lot of lesson plans that were included are in various stages of development and completeness.

@Janet357 mentioned that the next is step is to decide which workshop to start on and list the lesson plans to be used. These become top priority.

@juliekuehl: So, what I’d like the team to do at this point is to think about those suggestions and make comments as to whether or not they think they are the right ones or if there are others that should be included. Then I’d like us to get down to the specifics of choosing a workshop to begin with and decide which lesson plans would be a part of it and build those out. Then we could move on to the next workshop. Basically do sprints to get a workshop built out.

@aurooba volunteered to create TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. cards for each workshop that has been suggested after she’s given access. @juliekuehl will also make an “Other Workshop Ideas” Trello card.

Everyone should comment on the Trello card for the workshop they feel can be one of the first ones to work on.

WCEU Contributor Day

If everything can be put in place in time 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, the aim is to do a couple sprints on workshops to get them fleshed out and completed. Beginner workshops will take precedence and will likely be the first few to be fleshed out and completed.

@juliekuehl and @jessecowens were thinking if it’s possible to also do a sprint on the 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/ there too with the help of another team.

@aurooba suggested that the tasks left for the website be added to GitHub. @juliekuehl will go through and create issues (in the repository https://github.com/wptrainingteam/learn-theme-beta) for all the tasks noted in the Trello card (https://trello.com/c/HgCQ6Jlp). @chetan200891 also felt that getting help from a different team would be helpful!

Lesson plan assignments and updates

A repository was created for the WP-CLIWP-CLI WP-CLI is the Command Line Interface for WordPress, used to do administrative and development tasks in a programmatic way. The project page is http://wp-cli.org/ https://make.wordpress.org/cli/ lesson plan that @tristup created, now it just needs to be submitted using a PR request by @tristup to https://github.com/wptrainingteam/wp-cli.

There have been a few pull requests. Some of these still need to be reviewed and a few more have come in since the last queue clean out.

The team focus is coming back to including lesson plans, and the plan is to focus intensely on them after WordCamp Europe.

Open announcements/discussion

@chetan200891 shared GitPod, which is an online IDE for Github, that is easy and fast to use. You can work directly on Repo. Edit, Preview and Submit PR. It’s free for open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. projects! He made a video on how to work using it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmCEyyzctbk.

@juliekuehl mentioned that this may become the recommended way to work on lesson plans for the Training team and contributors. She’ll add the video to the Getting Started section in the Training Handbook.

Action Items

Tasks without a specific person assigned are for anyone who’d like to contribute.

#contributor-days, #feedback, #handbook, #workshops

Recap of November 10, 2015 Meeting

Slack Log  (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)

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Making workshops out of lesson plans
    1. We need your help to create groups of lesson plans (proposed workshops). You can read more about why we’re doing this and also add your ideas for workshops to our post on this topic!
    2. After we have a rough list of workshops, we will make a push to complete any lesson plans that will work across workshops.
    3. As a team, we’re going to try to get an average of one proposed workshop a person this week.
  4. Lesson plan progress – no updates
  5. Testing progress
    1. Pittsburgh 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. Tested Conditional Tags last week and will be testing the LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. on Thursday. @torlowski is/was presenting both and we will submit feedback ASAP.
  6. Quarterly Lesson Plan Audit
    1. We are doing our quarterly audit to determine an accurate list of plans people are currently working on. If the plan you are listed with is correct, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @abuango or @bethsoderberg to let them know. If you can no longer work on the plan listed, please ping and let us know. We’ll ping people in our Slack meetings for the next three weeks and the list will also be in the meeting recaps.
      User Lessons
      managing menus @wpnzach
      what can you do with WordPress @meaganhanes
  7. Training Handbook Outline
    1. @courtneyengle has created an outline for how the training documentation could be organized.
    2. The handbook discussion will be the first priority of next week’s team meeting.  We’d like to get set at that time so that we can start actually creating the content, especially any super important details, before the WCUS 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/. on dec 6. At this time, it’d help if you can review what’s on the outline above.  Next week, share if we’ve overlooked any areas, if there are things that you think will help orient new people to the team, how we can continue to make it clear how and what the training team does, etc.
  8. WCUS
    1. Getting ready for #wcus will be the focus of the team meeting on November 24.
    2. We’ve been working on a few foundational areas as a team, and will have an opportunity during WCUS Community Summit to hopefully finalize some things. @courtneydawn has been heading up our efforts on providing slides to lesson plan instructors.
    3. Please, please, please comment on the slides post!
    4. If you’ve tested plans, please comment on this post about what slides you did/did not use.
  9. Contributor days
    1. Will anyone who attends the training team meetings be attending the WordCamps/Contributor Days in Berlin or Orlando this coming weekend? If so, please ping @courtneyengle or @bethsoderberg

#contributor-days, #slides, #wcus, #workshops

Recap of November 3, 2015 Meeting

Slack Log  (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)

  1. Welcome
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Lesson Plan Updates
  4. Testing Updates
    • We had a conversation about the need to improve our testing feedback process:
      • @torlowski will do a trial run of having a feedback form for participants in the session at tomorrows WP Pittsburgh meeting
      • @bethsoderberg will write up a post on the website so folks can share their ideas.
      • We’ll continue to revisit this topic and have a full discussion in the coming weeks.
  5. Lesson Plan Audit
    • We are doing our quarterly audit to determine an accurate list of plans people are currently working on. If the plan you are listed with is correct, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @abuango or @bethsoderberg to let them know. If you can no longer work on the plan listed, please ping and let us know. We’ll ping people in our Slack meetings for the next three weeks and the list will also be in the meeting recaps.
    • User Lessons
    • Theme Lessons
      • local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. @courtneydawn
      • custom post types @olalaweb
  6. WordCamp NYC Contributor Day update
    • The WCNYC contributor day was last Friday and we had awesome volunteers who worked mostly on abandoned lesson plans.
    • Feedback from @bethsoderberg: We need to have one very clearly defined set of tasks for people to work on and it is best to have a real person there to explain them. I think if we didn’t have a real human, we might not have attracted any volunteers. I also learned that our auditing of plans to make them current is something that (at least for me) I could not explain to new folks how to do very well because we don’t have a system since that is still an experiment so I think someone needs to go through with the work @mikemueller and @judylwh have done to make a process with clear instructions on how to do this new thing.
    • Our long term goal should be to recruit volunteers to be the liaison at contributor days since obviously when limited to the current team members we can’t be at all of them.
  7. Team Handbook Outline
  8. WordCamp US
    • During the annual WordCamp – now WCUS, not just WCSF, there is a community summit day.  We have a few topics in terms of how the training team works that we need to talk about with the WP community at large. In order to be ready to ask those key people for help, we need to have a few things really thought out and documented. Therefore, preparation for WCUS is going to be our priority in the next few weeks.
    • Please add any items you have to the agenda in progress.
    • If you haven’t already, please comment on the slides post and also if you’ve tested plans, please share the slides you used,  or the method, or the print outs, or anything that would be a “material” .
    • We’ll also focus on refining our process to keep lesson plans updated.

#content-audit, #contributor-days, #slides, #testing, #wcus