Meeting Agenda for May 23 – 26, 2022

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


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. Workshop 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.: new or supplementary video
    3. 6.0 Release
    4. WCEU Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Planning Meeting – Wednesday, May 25, 16:00 UTC
    5. Request for Feedback
      1. Recording Five for the Future contributions
      2. Annual Meetup Survey for 2021 – 2022
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. Content
      1. Ready for review
      2. Drafts in progress
      3. Ready to Create – You Can Help
        1. High Priority
        2. Medium Priority
        3. Quick Fix
    2. Website Development
      1. High Priority Issues
      2. Medium Priority Issues
      3. Good First Issues
    3. Training Team Administration
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, May 17 & 19

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, May 17, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, May 19, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @caraya, @arasae, @tanjoymor, @artdecotech, @zoonini, @piyopiyofox, @estelaris, @ndiego, @wildworks, @bacoords, @kemmy99, @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @psykro, @courane01, @sabbir16, @piermario, @shubhamsedani, @moustik

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@bkreativeweb @Ylli Pylla @Melissa Ann Sorrells @lidia @Valerii Vasyliev @Nav @Aki Hamano @briancoords @zoonini @thelmachido

Meeting Note Takers

  • May 24 – @arasae
  • May 31 – @artdecotech
  • June 1 – volunteer needed
  • June 8 – volunteer needed
  • June 15 – volunteer needed

News

WCEU Contributor Day 

Contributors attending WCEU will be meeting after May 24 (6.0 release) to plan contributor time and collaboration with Docs and Marketing.

Social Learning Spaces Re-naming

Social Learning Spaces is difficult to translate and the some perceive this to refer to social welfare rather than community, as discussed in #polyglots#training and #marketing. The discussion included recommendations to specify the community aspect or knowledge sharing. A post will be created to gather more formal feedback.

Sprint

Priority – 6.0

The “Review in Progress” column labeled 6.0 are our top priorities for review. Most reviews include watching a video to provide feedback OR proofreading for grammar, alt text, and other similar concerns.

If you would like to help create content here:

  1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
    1. High Priority
    2. Medium Priority
    3. Quick Fix
  2. Topic Ideas

If you would like to contribute to the functionality of the Learn.WordPress.org site itself:

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

Open Discussions

Proposed Release Partying Times

All times will be at 16:00 UTC:

  • RC4 on May 20th (Friday).
  • Dry Run on May 23rd (Monday).
  • Final Release on May 24th (Tuesday).

Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 26 and 28, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 26, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 28, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @piyopiyofox, @ndiego, @arasae, @kemmy99, and @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Courtney P.K.@Adrienne Grace (she/her)@mikelittle@calvincanas@Craig West@Kawshar@Meg Claypool@Eric Whitcomb, and @Bob

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. We still have a few open spots for May. If you would like to contribute, simply let the team know in Slack.

News

WordPress 6.0 – Beta 3

WordPress 6.0 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. 3 has been launched. Please help us to test and improve this release.

An Update on Preferred Languages

Please feel free to comment your thoughts on the post.

InstaWP.com

InstaWP.com has provided an Agency plan for LearnWP to use during Social Learning Spaces, Calls for Testing, and similar uses.

Sprint

April Sprint Progress

Content Development

Here is a review of the work currently in progress and the work that has been published.

  1. Drafts
  2. Reviews
  3. Published

Want to help create content? Here’s our Help Needed info. Issues have been organized by priority and other labels:

  1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
  2. Topic Ideas

Website Development

If you’d like to contribute to the Training Team by developing, see the Website Development project board. We have organized issues by priority:

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

April Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: March 2022 Retrospective.

We will publish the retrospective post for April in early May. For convenience, the contributor responses to the retrospective questions in Slack are linked below:

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week

Open Discussions

During the meeting, WordPress Beta 3 was released. Now is the time to help with testing if you can.

There will be no Coffee Hour this week due to team members being off. Coffee Hour will resume on 5/6.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 19 and 21, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 19, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 21, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @caraya, @ndiego, @piyopiyofox, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @west7, @onealtr, @anandau14

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Shubham@Sam Greenwood

Meeting Note Takers

News

Migrating Contributor Training to Learn WordPress

There are courses about contributing to WP that were created before LearnWP launched that we will be migrating.

Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources

Last call for comments before the policy is defined.

Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users

Course participants can now access demo sites sponsored by WP Sandboxith up to 250 active at any time. See the full post for details.

Content Development GitHub project board 

We are matching workshops, lesson plans, and courses with its GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue. Will also be doing something similar for Social Learning Spaces (SLS).

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 

The release is coming and we are working to sync workshops and lesson plan work on Github.

Sprint

April Sprint

Workshop Published this Week:

  1. Submitting Block Patterns to the Directory
  2. Finding Images Using the WordPress Photo Directory
  3. Finding Images Using Openverse

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week:

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

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

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

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

Content Development

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

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

Website Development

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

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

Training Team Administration

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

Open Discussions

WordPress 6.0 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. 2 is now available: https://wordpress.org/news/2022/04/wordpress-6-0-beta-2/

Please help test and give feedback! For more details on what to test, check out this post: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2022/04/12/help-wanted-test-wordpress-6-0/


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 12 and 14, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 12, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 14, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @arasae, @tanjoymor, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @courane01, @west7

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Jordan Bray@Markus Finell @Aezas Shekh@Michał Reichardt

Meeting Note Takers

News

Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources

Discussion is still open on this topic; we’re looking to align with Docs on the best process.

Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users

Course participants can now access demo sites sponsored by WP Sandboxith up to 250 active at any time. See the full post for details.

Content Development GitHub project board 

Lesson plans and courses now have a comment visible in edit mode linking to the GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue. Will also be doing something similar for Social Learning Spaces (SLS).

Sprint

April Sprint

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

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

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

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

Content Development

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

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

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

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

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

Website Development

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

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

Training Team Administration

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

Open Discussions

Answers to questions about how to test features in development included waiting for the 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. release and most updated version of Twenty Twenty Two theme. Docker is also an option for those who are technically inclined. The WordPress Beta Tester 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 can also be configured to pull the latest nightlies.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for Week Beginning April 11, 2022

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


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources
    2. Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users
    3. Content Development GitHub project board updates
  3. April 2022 Sprint
    1. Content Development
      1. Drafts
      2. Reviews
      3. Published
      4. Help Needed
        1. Content
          1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
            1. High Priority
            2. Medium Priority
            3. Quick Fix
          2. Topic Ideas
        2. Website Development
          1. High Priority Issues
          2. Medium Priority Issues
          3. Good First Issues
        3. Training Team Administration
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 5 and 7, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 5, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 7, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @caraya, @frankopazo, @azhiyadev, @arasae, @ndiego, @artdecotech, @peteringersoll, @webcommsat, and @tanjoymor

Attendance APAC Meeting: @courane01, @ndiego, @mitchblue006, @west7, and @webcommsat

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Tanya Thibodeau@Daniel Ekpo@Ola Przytula@Vinny@Andrea Cuevas@Aslam Doctor, and @Nikolay Krastev

Meeting Note Takers

News

Brand Guidelines – Linking to External Training Resources

Last week @Taco Verdo (Yoast) asked a great question about linking out to other training resources. We’d like the team to weigh in with comments on that post. This is the best way for us to organize the feedback.

Questions to consider:

  • Should we link out to other resources?
    • If the resources are completely free and publicly available?
    • If the resources require an email to access?
    • If the resources are a paid service?
  • Do we suggest continued learning additional resources? (Such as, for more information visit…. )
  • What additional thoughts or considerations should we have?

The #docs team has done some work with this since external linking impacts HelpHub & DevHub. However, the issue isn’t settled for them either. A good reference is available here.

GitHub Migration

The team has been updating issues on GitHub, which is very exciting as it will allow us to better track contributions. You can find Site Development, Content Development, and Team Administration tasks within that repo’s projects.

All labels have been reviewed. Up next is a sweep through “You can help” to make sure we have the links from HelpHub, DevHub, devnotes, etc. and objective statements. Then @courane01 will do a pass ensuring every lesson plan, workshop, and course on LearnWP has an issue attached and closed if published. Finally, we’ll start using 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/ Actions. 

We are looking for people especially skilled in GitHub actions and would like to help set up the triggers. If you are interested, please reach out via the #training team Slack channel.

@azhiyadev has visually mapped out our processes: Content Development Workflow in GitHub (draft). The map has been divided into the following frames to mimic a streamlined version of our current workflow:

  • Submit Content Ideas
  • Monthly Sprint Review – Next Up Can You Help
  • Drafts in Progress
  • Review and Publish (this is the biggest workflow, and we may break it down)

Faculty Program

The Faculty Program is largely ready thanks to @hlashbrooke. We anticipate setting up the application process soon. The process will be similar to the Community and Central deputy teams, but also provide a way for others to advise on the content and processes the team uses.

Quarterly Goals Review

The Quarterly Goals Review was based upon the collaborative annual goal-setting meeting that the team conducted.

March 1, 2022

  • Use GitHub Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity – Complete
  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined) – Complete
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Needs Analysis

A rough draft has been started. Folks skilled in creating needs analyses are encouraged to reach out for help drafting further. We hope to have it ready to use in June.

Think of this as a survey. We ask various types of users, companies, and more what training they want, and how they want that delivered. Also, some representation from extenders who may not use WordPress for their livelihoods would be ideal.

Remaining quarterly goals from March:

  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

These have remained as they were previously. We continue to share new content with Marketing, as well as Community for the monthly MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer newsletter, and Support forums for sharing with forum comments.

Instructor/facilitator resources would be extra details outside of lesson plans. Things like: bring your own laptop, have a local dev environment available, etc.

Coming up in June 2022

  • Conduct Needs Analysis
  • Create content useful for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe
  • Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features)
  • Assess content that has the largest impact
  • Overhaul the “Submit an Idea” form. Build out conditional logic for workshops, lesson plans, and courses.
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with other Make teams such as Marketing, Polyglots, Docs, AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), Community

We will get these moved on to the team’s GitHub repo after finishing our pass over the content development project.

Sprint

Proposed April 2022 Sprint

The Make post has now been broken down into the following three sections, which mimic our project boards on GitHub.

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

Learn Content

When you access this project board, you will find items have been labeled as:

  • High Priority
  • Medium Priority
  • Quick Fixes

We will be updating the project board to include items that came out of the 6.0 Walkthrough. If you would like to contribute, follow these steps:

  1. Pick a topic, any topic from the You Can Help column
  2. Please assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue.
  3. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  4. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans
    2. Workshop about workshops
  5. Then follow the checklist or workflow.
  6. If any changes are needed or you have any questions, please make comments on the issue.

Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column. For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Website Development Project Board

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

Training Team Administration Board

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

Open Discussions

@artdecotech asked for some help setting up a testing environment to test the latest 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/ features. This prompted a discussion about creating LearnWP content on how to do this. @courane01 plans to schedule an SLS on the topic.

@arasae shared that this week she will be updating a few of Learn’s courses and weaving in some existing workshops into them, as well as improving accessibility.

@courane01 shared an idea about how we might change the way workshops and social learning spaces for proposed and vetted. Currently, to create a workshop or facilitate a social learning space (Meetup event from Learn), we have an application process that goes to an email inbox with HelpScout. Since having GitHub issues available with templates, we’ve been considering decoupling the topic from the presenter application.

In the spirit of open-source, having the topics in GitHub issues makes sense.  Approving individuals for presenting might still need some amount of privacy, which is where the application for a person to go to a shared HelpScout email inbox seems more appropriate.

@courane01 started a discussion about how building courses is a major undertaking, especially for a single contributor. It might be better to break up a course into several “chunks” that multiple contributors could work on. A full overview of the discussion is available here.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for Week Beginning April 4, 2022

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


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources
    2. Quarterly Goals Review
  3. Proposed April Sprint
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training

April 2022 Sprint

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

What is a Sprint?

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

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

Sprint Goals

We use GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ to manage and keep track of the status of each piece of content (lesson plans, video workshops and courses) on Learn, site functionality and team administration duties. Everything has its own GitHub issue.

Learn Content

  1. High Priority- April 2022 Sprint
  2. Medium Priority – March 2022 Sprint
  3. Quick Fixes

Adopting a Topic (GitHub Issue)

  1. Pick a topic, any topic! Please comment on the GitHub issue if you want us to assign you to the card.
  2. If you need access to Learn, comment on the GitHub issue with your .org ID.
  3. If you need help creating content, we’ve got some great workshops videos ready for you to learn how to do this:
    1. Lesson plan about lesson plans and workshops about lesson plans
    2. Workshop about workshops
  4. Recommended timelines for creating content
    1. 2 weeks to draft content – with weekly check-ins
    2. 2 weeks for review and publish – with weekly check-ins
  5. If you get stuck, just drop us a message on the GitHub issue.

RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.

If you are working on any content that has already been published, please check out the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party #meta created for us, it’s like a pull request inside the WP editor.

Website Development

Learn website development issues. If you are interested in helping out, please submit a GitHub pull request. Any questions then please ask in the #meta-learn 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.

  1. High priority
  2. Good first issues

Training Team Administration

  1. 2022 Team Goal Setting
  2. Administrative tasks for the team, some of these are ongoing.

Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #training

Recap of Training Team meetings, March 29 and 31, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 29, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 31, 2022)

(Logs require a SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @artdecotech, @ndiego, @caraya, @webtechpooja, @maxmindstudio, @azhiyadev, @chaion07, @glycymeris, @arasae, and @piyopiyofox

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @peiraisotta, @afshanadiya, and @west7

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Mira Padalia@Bilal Ahmed@Matta, and @rherault

Meeting Note Takers

News

Team Meetings, Office Hour, and Coffee Hour Time Changes

This week’s meeting was shifted due to most attendees being in EMEA/North Americas and preferred common (daylight) time. We switched when Europe changed clocks.

The weekly Office Hour has not found much attendance. Therefore, folks are encouraged to leave questions in the channel throughout the week async, and office hours will be discontinued for now. If we find a need again, we can revisit.

Coffee Hour(s) has been a success and facilitates more interaction within the teams that Make WordPress. We currently are hosting coffee hours on Fridays. We will start exploring rotating timezones for these but will maintain 1 Coffee Hour per week.

Draft Content Development GitHub Workflow

@azhiyadev has mapped out the entire workflow for Lesson Plans and Workshops in conjunction with @courane01 and @webtechpooja. The goal is to facilitate team contributions for content development, better track the contributions, and also, when possible, explore additional cross-team collaboration.

You can find the projects for the Training team/Learn at https://github.com/WordPress/learn/projects.

The map has been divided into the following frames to mimic a streamlined version of our current workflow:

  1. Submit Content Ideas
  2. Monthly Sprint Review – Next Up Can You Help
  3. Drafts in Progress
  4. Review and Publish (this is the biggest workflow, and we may break it down)

The team is also working toward splitting up the vetting process. For example: with workshops, both the topic AND the presenter need to be vetted. We’d like to keep the presenter vetting in Helpscout for a measure of privacy, but all content ideas to go through GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ issue submissions for transparency and open-source ideas. The goal is to leverage GitHub as much as possible.

March Sprint Retrospective

Content Development – March Sprint breakdown

Next Up/You Can Help – Content not yet assigned to anyone

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. 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.: 12
    2. New Content: 9
  2. Workshops
    1. Revisions: 8
    2. New Content: 12

Drafts in Progress – Claimed by contributors but are still in draft

  1. Lesson Plans
    1. Revisions: 7
    2. New Content: 12
  2. Workshops
    1. Revisions: 1
    2. New Content: 11
  3. Courses: 1

Review in Progress – Completed content still under review

  1. Lesson Plans: 0

Published

  • Workshops: 4
  • Lesson Plans: 3

Website Development – March Sprint breakdown

  1. From the Sprint, one issue was closed.
  2. In total, 4 issues were closed.
  3. 32 are currently open.

Training Team Administration – March Sprint breakdown

  1. From the Sprint, 2 issues were closed.
  2. 3 are still outstanding.

Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: February 2022 Retrospective.

We will publish the retrospective post for March by April 1, 2022. For convenience, the contributor responses to the retrospective questions in Slack are linked below:

April Sprint Planning

The following will need to be done in April:

There is still a lot of content that needs to be completed for 5.9. The March 2022 Sprint only shows the items that are of high priority. With the move to GitHub, we will be looking at ways to better present this information.

Open Discussions

Carlos mentioned that he sees a many “how to use” lesson plans for specific plugins (Yoast, WordFence, W3 Total Cache). He asked if those lessons also mention alternatives or is there an implicit endorsement of one 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 over others. This opened up a good discussion about brand guidelines and if future lesson plans should be made more generic. @artdecotech provided that example: “How to use plugins for SEO” over “How to use Yoast.”

@tacoverdo (Yoast) then asked if it is possible to link out to existing training resources instead of creating a duplicate on Learn? E.g., the free Yoast SEO course in the Yoast SEO Academy. This appears to be no clear guidance on this. @courane01 will put together a team post later this week to ask people to weigh in.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team