Recap for Training Team meeting September 28 and 29, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @binarygary @courane01 @rkohilakis @arasae @magicroundabout @peteringersoll @webtechpooja @webcommsat @onealtr @tantienhime @azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @hughlashbrooke @westnz

Welcome to the following:

News

  1. The team is looking for contributors to help out as Welcome and Support Flow Wranglers. Please let us know if you are interested.
  2. Learner achievements for courses is still open for comments. 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.
  3. Translation Days Sept 29 at 10:00 UTC at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. Training team hkosted a working session for LearnWP in conjunction with #polyglots Translator Day.
  4. Learn WordPress Needs Assement Results at the time of writing the recap, this has now concluded. This was a deep and comprehensive survey on the 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. of LearnWP.
  5. Should Learn WordPress contributors be GPL compliant? discussion on LearnWP is open for comments. There was a question by @webcommsat: what happens if a presenter changes their GPLGPL GPL is an acronym for GNU Public License. It is the standard license WordPress uses for Open Source licensing https://wordpress.org/about/license/. The GPL is a ‘copyleft’ license https://www.gnu.org/licenses/copyleft.en.html. This means that derivative work can only be distributed under the same license terms. This is in distinction to permissive free software licenses, of which the BSD license and the MIT License are widely used examples. status or changes work environments? @hughlashbrooke mentioned that the assumption would be that they would follow 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. Speaker guidelines where if they were scheduled to speak but there were changes to their GPL compliance then they would be removed from the event. @webcommsat to add the question to the post for greater transparency.
  6. PROPOSAL: Ensuring high-quality video contributions to Learn WordPress is still open for comments. LearnWP content needs to be of high quality, but most people don’t often have access to expensive recording equipment and it’s unrealistic to expect everyone to match the video quality of those that do. Production quality must not be a blocker for those contributing their skills and knowledge to LearnWP. #marketing is working on a session about this at their meeting next week at 14:00 UTC, please feel free to join the discussion.
  7. Wordsmith work session#marketing has inquired on our request to consider terminology. The purpose would be to consider terms for global understanding of how those terms would translate into other languages. We are looking at a next week Wednesday during the 2pm UTC #marketing team meeting for a 20-30 minute Google Doc collaboration session.
  8. Preparing Learn for WordPress Updates – we now have a way to find and organize content and features that need to be updated, especially when WP coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. ships an update. @tantienhime has volunteered to organize the taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. for the existing content on LearnWP. @courane01 has also reached out to #docs who have similar needs. Please let us know if you are also interested in contributing.
  9. Windows testers needed for dev testing environment@caseymilne has some draft setup guidelines for various types of setup options for local development but could use more testers to try different setups on Mac and Windows.
  10. WCUS Training Team presentation – our application was selected to present at WCUS. If you know any hiring managers in WordPress or devs who help plan the personal learning for their team, let them know about our talk. We go on at 20:45 UTC on Friday October 1, 2021 and we will share about the learner achievement proposals with a live Q&A afterwards. Come support @binarygary @courane01 @peteringersoll and @azhiyadev.
  11. Note there will be no Office or Coffee Hour this week due to WCUS.

Sprint

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?

Progress

Mini-Sprint: we are integrating the work we are doing with the work the Instructional Designers are working on. We now have a few new Instructional Designers: @rkohilakis and @westnz

The following team members provided updates on where they are at with their commitments: @peteringersoll @rkohilakis @courane01 @arasae @magicroundabout @webcommsat @westnz @hughlashbrooke

We have a few lesson plans ready to be created.

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site @arasae may be able to work on this one.
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg @webcommsat suggested @bobbingwide might be able to help with this one. This relates to the GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ 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. @peteringersoll may work on this as well.

The team had a Zoom session to go through some questions on how to use the Training Team Trello board.

Drafts in Progress

There hasn’t been much progress on these lesson plans, but @courane01 did connect with a dev with Windows for the needed testing

Courses – there has been a lot of progress as mentioned during the Check-in.

This month saw a lot of proposals, big decisions, and onboarding.

October planning:

  • @arasae drafting a proposal on how to create a lesson plan and test it out in November
  • @rkohilakis convert existing workshops into lesson plans – at least once a week
  • Include published workshops in Sprint planning and 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. board updates for #marketing
  • Open up a thorough review of content we had to unpublish until the brand guidelines were in place, ensuring no 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. are needed, and taking a lot of lessons live

Open Discussions

Slides Plugin – as a team, we included Google Slides as a “better than nothing” option, but a few folks have begun stepping forward interested in contributing as developers to code.  We’ve found something that from test runs is 99% of the way there, and are inquiring how to unblock progress while not placing a burden upon 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 to maintain in general.

@binarygary @alexstine and @danilong to collaborate on reviewing the plugin, 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) concerns and identifying what is needed to fix the bug and the maintenance overhead.


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/

#learnwp, #training-team

August 2021 Training Team Sprint

The Training team is using the Sprint method to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

What is a Sprint?

Sprints are fixed length events of one month or less to create consistency. A new Sprint starts immediately after the conclusion of the previous Sprint.

https://www.scrum.org/resources/what-is-a-sprint-in-scrum

Sprint Goals

Theme: How to contribute to the WordPress Project with screenshots and videos (guidelines for how content within screenshots and videos appear).

Think about these with as much consideration toward 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) as possible.

Ideally, these guidelines could be adopted by other teams as well, turned into a video series of workshops, and help onboard others into several parts of the project. Additionally, it lifts needing to maintain this from our team handbook into content on Learn.

Learn Content

Lesson Plans

We currently using 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 and keep track of the status of each Lesson Plan. Every Lesson Plan has its own Trello card. The Trello lists represent our Development Workflow, each list contains a card that explains how to use that list.

Lesson Plan and Workshop Ideas

For the cards in this list:

  • Finalize description
  • Set objectives (goals)
  • Research and add links to support and developer docs
  • Identify marketing communications
  • Carry out an SEO review.
  • Review related material on Learn
  1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series

Next Up – You Can Help!

  1. Site Backup
  2. Migrate, Copy, or Clone a Site
  3. Introduction to Gutenberg
  4. How to Configure WordPress Installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
  5. Testing a Trac ticket or GitHub PR @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim

Drafts in Progress

  1. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren

Instructional Review

  1. Using a browser inspector@woodnet – revising screenshots

Copyediting in Progress

Annotation options@cousett merged with Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios@courane01

Style Guide Review

  1. What to do when you forget your password@webtechpooja

Ready for Final Review

  1. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
  2. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett

Audit

  1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja

Workshops

  1. Coming Soon

Learn Functionality

  1. Continue Slides 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 proposal after Learn Working Group consideration
  2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
  3. Use a 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organization https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/153
  4. Coordinate about audit tool feature request with #docs, #marketing, and other relevant teams
  5. Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality.

Training Team

  1. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines, seeking specific feedback. (awaiting further input with #Marketing)
  2. Audit Learn Functionalitly Trello board
  3. Deputy program
  4. Update Training Team and Learn Handbook
  5. Schedule Learn Stakeholder meeting
  6. Conduct a retrospective on the previous sprint.
  7. Complete the revision of the Handbook
  8. Begin the Deputy program for vetting content on Learn within Training
  9. Consolidate the roadmaps to learning WordPress with the languages as well.

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.

Training Team Mission

The WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments, via learn.wordpress.org.

Getting Involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  6. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  7. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  8. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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

Agenda for July 13, 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. News
    1. FSE Calls for Testing: Theme.json and 5.8RC
    2. Process needed for updating workshop content
    3. Lesson Plans added to the queue around 5.8
  3. July Sprint
    1. Lesson Plans
      1. Lesson Plan and Workshop Idea
        1. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by Lauren Pittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
    1. Next Up – Can You Help!
      1. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      2. Testing a Trac Ticket @woodnet @caseymilne @paaljaochim
      3. Lesson plans in need of a description and objective
    2. Drafts in Progress
      1. Sample content – Theme Unit Test Data, Gutenberg Blocks Data, Monster Widget @cousett
      2. Annotation options @cousett
      3. When to use browser dev tools inspector to override some information (hiding your name) @cousett
      4. Zooming in, how to crop for enough focus and context, aspect ratios @courane01
      5. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x @geheren
      6. Researching what work other teams have started (researching what Docs and Marketing have gathered) before writing content
    3. Instructional Review
      1. Using a browser inspector @woodnet
    4. Style Guide Review
      1. What to do when you forget your password @webtechpooja
  4. Learn Functionality
    1. Slides 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
    2. Style a print-friendly style sheet (transcripts and lesson plans)
    3. Use a 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. layout in a page to create much of the lesson plan page organisation
    4. Coordinate with #docs, #marketing, and other Make teams on audit tool feature request
  5. Training Team
    1. Tie some contributor roles to user roles or levels of content access on Learn – Customized User Access roles
    2. Publish initial draft for Brand guidelines
    3. Schedule Learn stakeholder meeting
    4. Audit Learn Content Trello board.
    5. Deputy program
    6. Update Training Team Handbook
    7. Update Learn Handbook
  6. 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 Invovled

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

Team Links:

#meeting-agenda, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting July 6, 2021

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1) Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev @courane01 @webtechpooja @chaion07 @thisisyeasin @peteringersoll @Frederico B. Teixeira @caseymilne @ashiquzzaman

Over the past week, @Frederico B. Teixeira @bransom @colorful-tones has joined the Training team

2) News

Thanks to @harishanker @evarlese and @angelasjin for facilitating the Ride Along. This is super helpful information around how the workshops on Learn are considered and approved.

As the work of wrangling content on Learn shifts more to the Training team, we are learning how Workshops have been approved and what work goes into approving presenters.

From that, we will continue to work on the idea of the Deputy program with @Hugh Lashbrooke, as that is currently still a #community-team function.  The rest of the process resembles how training has accepted lesson plan proposals through to finished published materials in the past.   https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/how-we-work-together/#our-development-workflow

Anyone can submit ideas for content to https://learn.wordpress.org/contribute/. This will help connect folks more specifically into the workflow needed.

We have a few FSE Calls for Testing available: Theme.json and 5.8RC. These are great opportunities to see what is coming with the release of WordPress 5.8 on July 20.

By doing the calls for testing, we can start auditing Learn for what needs to be revised and documenting on our team Trello what new content should be created.

Last week we had a quick review of our June Sprint. For those of you that are new here, we are using the Sprint methodology to track our work on a monthly basis.

Our work is currently broken down into 4 sections:

  • Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans)
  • Sprint functionality on Learn goals
  • Sprint team functionality goals
  • Stakeholders meeting

1. Sprint content on Learn goals (Lesson Plans we are working on)

These are still being worked on we carry them into July (includes the current state of the lesson plan):

The following were set up as workshops; however, @wpscholar, @paaljoachim, @caseymilne are working on creating a lesson plan. @wpscholar will be taking the lead on drafting the lesson plans. We will add this to the July sprint.

Still needs an owner, unfortunately, we didn’t have any takers for this one. We carry it on to July.

 2. Sprint Functionality on Learn

The following is still ongoing and has picked up traction the past few weeks. 

3. Sprint Team Functionality Goals

The following was completed:

The following has not been completed but has gained some traction this past week, we will roll it into July:

The following are ongoing tasks and will continue to roll into further Sprints:

3) Stakeholders Meeting

We didn’t set one up but we have had informal discussions with #docs, #marketing, and #meta This will roll into July.

4) July Sprint

For July Sprint – in addition to the tasks that may carry over from June, we are looking at adding the following:

  • Lesson Plans on Learn – adding new content to 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. board for things that are changing in 5.8 including reviewing what we currently have on there (part of the audit)
  • Functionality of Learn – Consider partnering with Five for the Future contributors for Learn functionality. We’ve had a few companies considering supporting Learn and we would like to work with them on this.

Training Team Goals – 

  • Audit Learn Content Trello board. It will get quite noisy over the next few weeks but if we can get our board into a state that makes it easier for old and new contributors to understand.
  • Deputy program (as mentioned previously by @Courane01)

5) Upcoming meetings

#meeting-recap

Recap for Training Team meeting June 29, 2021

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1) Introductions and Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @manzwebdesigns @Gudrun Frank @thisisyeasin @ashiquzzaman @paaljoachim @wpscholar

Over the past week, @theapril, @Afshana Diya, @JuanMa, @Ivan, @caseymilne have joined the Training team

2) News

@azhiyadev and @courane01 did meet to test out blocks in the widgets and thankfully didn’t run into too many issues.

Our content on Learn around using widgets at the moment should be added to the July sprint to revise.  We can use the revision tool to get the articles ready for the 5.8 version which is releasing on 20 July.

A custom pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, #meta created for Learn and recently implemented by #docs.  It restores the workflow we had with 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/.  We can save articles as a revision and have them approved/ready for the upcoming release.

Classic plugin is used to append to the articles, but all screenshots of the Appearance > Widgets interface and 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. > Widgets will need to be redone, along with some content. 

Call for an audit of the existing lesson plan for the new WordPress release. Locating content to update based upon releases is an interesting thing.

@zzap and @courane01 will meet on Friday for a discovery session on how #docs audits all the help/devhub content to better identify that info for a joint proposal across teams.

#marketing has been a huge help in asking questions about what we need and helping us draft a proposal as a wider cross-team initiative.

For testing @annezazu published this one recently: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2021/06/24/call-for-testing-thrive-with-theme-json/.

And the next office hour on Friday will open for a Zoom meeting for testing as a team if others are interested. 10am UTC.

  • This is an informal session, helps us get more familiar with what is coming, and identify what content we’d need to revise on Learn.
  • If you’re interested in joining, check the channel Friday morning at that time.

@evarlese @harishanker and @angelasjin did a ride-along session this morning.  They showed how they take workshop submissions through a vetting process and discussed all the organizing behind the scenes that happens.  Several of the #training team folks were present. We will publish the replay of the session and links to the many resources as a post on the Training team 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/./blog.

3) June Sprint

For work that we already have in progress, we will be moving anything that is currently being worked on to July, which includes;

Following lesson plan have an owner, 

@paaljoachim said that “Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and Testing a TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. ticket” or a Github PR are both Lesson plans. He trashed both and submitted the workshop instead on which @azihyadev said anyone other will pick that lesson plan later to draft and will take reference from the workshop.

We have the following which are being worked on in collaboration, these will continue to stay on the list. 

4) Stakeholders Meeting

We don’t have anything formal but we are working with a few of the other Make teams – hoping to formalise something in July.

5) July Sprint

We’re in discussions with @evarlese and @Hugh Lashbrooke regarding the next steps for July. If there is anything that you feel we should aim to tackle, please let us know. I’ll get the agenda for next week up early so that people can comment. We’ll then take the next meeting to go through it.

6) Upcoming meetings

#meeting

Recap for Training Team meeting June 15, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @chaion07 @evarlese @FahimMurshed @piermario @kafleg @Gudrun Frank @geheren @ashiquzzaman @peteringersoll

WCEU Recap

WCEU was great.  Big thanks again to @abhanonstopnewsuk @OGlekler and @meher who frequently double between #marketing and #training, and all participated in helping organize WCEU, especially the #training team workshop.

You can watch the presentation portion at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smfxj81LkNA&list=WL&index=2.  

Learn WP roadmap session was up first.

We’ve had a few new folks join the team in the past week as part of that session. After this session, we had 2 different breakout times. @webtechpooja was able to join us for those as well.

 And @manzwebdesigns suggested a lot of great ideas in topics that we don’t yet have content and added that to the Google Doc version of the roadmap as well.

Sidenote – speaking of courses

@evarlese has published a few of the modules for the ongoing Training course to help out the course structure. You can share your feedback on this here.

Next @courane01 said that speed on changes coming in future releases, so we know what needs to be updated on Learn.

To do so, we’ll Test the Widgets Editor – as this could be a low-lift chunk of the content we can update on Learn over the next month. And if you want to be a part of testing, please fill in your availability Times this week to test.

Note – This will be a Zoom session that we record with screenshares from testing participants so that we can share it solely with the devs on this specific subject.  Bug reporting really helped @annezazu

Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong coming up soon. This will be a zoom meeting with @evarlese 12UTC on June 29. This is intended to help the training team get up to speed on the workflow for workshops

@harishanker and @angelasjin will be joining us for that as well! we’re planning to go through the vetting process that’s been developed by the Community team, how that applies to workshop submissions, and talk through some avenues for folks to get involved

Next @courane01 submitted a workshop idea https://youtu.be/5CJv3kwOiNE.

@evarlese published Proposed user roles on Learn a few weeks ago now. If anyone wants to provide their feedback on this. You are most welcome.

Proposing an audit tool

@courane01 joined  #docs to brief their team as well on our hopes for a more refined audit process, as they would have similar needs.

They’ve opened a Google Doc to capture their feature requests as well. Though comments on the post are certainly welcome and wanted.

We need to update our lesson plan, screenshot, images when the new update is released. #marketing, #docs, #training  teams are exploring ways we can better partner with CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. to be super clear about everything related to releases.  We discussed that at Docs meeting as well, with support from @abhanonstopnewsuk mentioned there too. 

As a reminder, Automattic is conducting trials for several sponsored instructional designers that will be dedicated to Training/Learn.  The Automattic sponsored contributors here already have shared their updates and sought out what the team has been working on and priorities.  That speaks so well to this new initiative.

Current work in process

We’ve resumed sprint posts to organize the work happening this month. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/06/08/june-2021-training-team-sprint/

As @courane01 was busy with WCEU prep, so she couldn’t make it possible to work on committed lesson plan.

We’ve got these lessons ready to be drafted: .

Upcoming meetings

#training

Meeting Recap Feb 9, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @camikaos @azhiyadev @onealtr @webcommsat @webtechpooja @carike @chzumbrunnen @rastaban @nalininonstopnewsuk @paaljoachim

Notes

  1. WC India Recap
    • @webtechpooja provided an update on the 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/. held on February 6 and 7. @webtechpooja facilitated the event on both days with @chetan200891 supporting her on the first day. Those who joined worked on testing the slides 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, reviewing the Training team handbook and learning more about what the team does.
  2. Sprint Lesson plans for WP 5.7
    • Request for volunteers to complete drafts for the following Lesson plans by February 23, 2021. Most of these have video workshops:
      1. Using blocks in a Post – volunteers still required
      2. 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. Patterns – @evarlese @megphillips91 @courane01 @webcommsat
      3. Reusable Blocks – @webtechpooja
      4. Block Directory – @courane01
      5. Blocks in Widgets – omitted as it is unlikely to ship with 5.7
      6. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim
  3. Slides unified and proposal submitted to 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. (help us test)
    • This plugin helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • Contributors on WC India (Hardik, Anand Vaid, Abhijeet) and @nalininonstopnewsuk tested the plugin
    • @paaljoachim has volunteered to test the plugin on 5.7
    • @courane01 has submitted 2 support tickets and is awaiting a response
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
  4. Logistics on staying in step with a release (read release notes)
  5. Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.
    • Training will operate sprint as a month-long cycle with specific goals for now.  Other goals, like Learn functionality, that go beyond CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases will be part of the Learn Working Group.  Defining who are our key stakeholders for March and planning times to gather is our goal for this month.
  6. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 12, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Recap for Training Team Meeting December 4, 2020

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Attendance: @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @evarlese, @courane01, @webcommsat, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @chetan200891, @sippis, @oglekler, @chaion07, @meher, @onealtr

Meeting led by @courane01

Upcoming team meetings

Tuesday 8 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Fridays 11 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Introduction and Welcome

Congrats and Thanks

For anyone new, we want to acknowledge contributions made to the team so please fill out our contact form, if you haven’t already done so. It will also help us provide you with access to various Training team accounts.

What we are working on now

We are currently working on these last steps before launching Learn.WordPress.org

  • @rastaban joined Training on Tuesday and cleaned up one of those complex code lesson plans “The Loop
  • @rastaban and @webtechpooja both encountered the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party that presents code in lesson plans have a bug with closing PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. snippets in particular. A bug report has been filed and hopefully can be resolved soon.

There has been a lot of progress on the other high priority items:

We have a release date of December 15, 2020, for Learn. This was a group decision with #marketing and #community-team to give WP5.6 and Learn some space in the communication and press. Thank you to #marketing for the thoughtfulness and work put into the release comms for Learn.

  • The launch for Learn will also include a social media pack. If you have any networks that you think would be useful in promoting Learn WordPress for launch and during the 3-month campaign, please let #marketing know.
  • #marketing would also welcome your input into a collaboration they shared in marketing this week. You can find it at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PUJDhb7YDfRUj3CX_6IJSd2ANKQfkbmEl3KP5mY9q_c/edit
  • #marketing is collating a list of external promotional opportunities and scheduling these for both maximum promotion and to help ensure the material that is being shared is consistent and up-to-date. It allows them to keep up the momentum and include calls to action and calls for volunteers as needed. If you think you can help with this then please get please tag abahanonstopnewsuk in the #marketing slack channel
  • #marketing will share how you can be involved with the Learn WordPress launch closer to December 15, 2020.
  • #marketing also has internal fun plans to celebrate the Learn WordPress launch. If you would love to get involved, let them know. @webcommsat promises cake (virtual of course :-)).

One of our last steps on launch is coordinating wth #meta for some visual organization.

  • @coreymckrill has been working with the Training team to help with the flow and functionality of the site.
  • @dufresnesteven provided the work done roughing in Jan/Feb this winter. The team at the time envisioned an MVPMinimum Viable Product "A minimum viable product (MVP) is a product with just enough features to satisfy early customers, and to provide feedback for future product development." - WikiPedia including much of what is shown on the visual organization. Note, this is a 14-page file. If @chetan200891 or @jessecowens can point to any comments that happened around reaching this point, it’d be appreciated.
  • Before launch, we’d like at least a small portion of that organization to be present. Giving new visitors a bit of visual organization and flow through the site will help. @evarlese and @courane01 have been providing input into this. If anyone wants to contribute to the conversation, then @courane01 will be available in the Training slack from 17:00 UTC today. You can comment asynchronously.

In terms of what is left before launch, that the team can do, it would be nice to have the following lesson plans created:

  1. Joining the Making WP Slack
    1. The following content might be useful https://github.com/WordPress/contributor-day-handbook/blob/master/*Start%20Here%20-%20General%20Guides/How%20to%20join%20the%20WordPress.org%20Slack%20instance.md
  2. Joining Get Involved teams
    1. This will need to link to the Contributor Handbook on WordPress/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/ as well as the links to the onboarding videos from Make WP slack.

There is a reusable 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. in Learn lesson plans with our template. We ask that you do not hit publish, as we do have a revision process before taking lessons live.

Standup/Check-In

@courane01 committed to and completed cross-team efforts, monitoring what’s left to be done, onboarding new contributors as well as helping to onboard @onealtr to facilitate the Tuesday meetings in the near future.

@evarlese helped with the sprints and subsequently worked on updating/finishing content in lesson plans.

Would others like to assist with those lesson plans OR visual organization? Feedback on initial flow and help sorting the material is greatly appreciated. We can loosely organize that here in the channel or @courane01 can organize a blog post with approximate timeframes. We’d love to see the team share in the stand-ups in an ongoing manner. After launch, we will revisit internal documentation/procedures, our forms and more.

Open announcements/discussion

Please comment on the proposal to move the Learn Working Group to Training to better organize and unify the work of Learn.

As part of the progression, @evarlese has published the collective thoughts of those noted in the footer on Learn WordPress: Blue sky thinking. This is a brainstorm type document on where Learn can go, with a 3-year vision roughly presented. Please leave your feedback.

If you have any additional ideas/suggestion or would like to voice support of these thoughts, concerns or other, please do.

Action items

@courane01 will continue to work on the release prep work, especially getting a minimum version of visual organization. Also, follow up with @sippis and @jessecowenson downloadable slide options.

@evarlese will focus on helping with visual organization and anything else that may come up before launch.

@azhiyadev will assist with feedback on initial visual flow and help sort the material.