Training Team Meeting Recap for January, 17th 2023

Slack Log for AMER/EMEA Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

14 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @courane01 @eboxnet @nomadskateboarding @webtechpooja @onealtr @boogah @caraya @chrismkindred @robinwpdeveloper @chaion07 @lada7042 @amitpatelmd @bsanevans @azhiyadev

We welcomed 4 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @Karen Leslie @Louinel @Nikhil Gudadhe @Mayur Khuman

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

Please let a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. know if you’d like to take notes, too!


News

Training Team: Discovering Our Values

On January 23rd, the Training Team will be conducting two 2-hour exercises to discover our shared values. These exercises are open to anyone interested in participating, and will be recorded.

Here are the session details:

  • Monday, 23 January 2023 at 07:00UTC to Monday, 23 January 2023 at 9:00 UTC, facilitated by @bsanevans
  • Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 19:00UTC to Tuesday, 24 January 2023 at 21:00 UTC facilitated by @angelasjin

January 2023 Faculty Meeting

The January Faculty Meeting has been posted and the discussion period is between 15–31 January, 2023.

Information Sources For WordPress 6.2

What you’ll find in here are the links to 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/ changelogs. We anticipate Gutenberg versions 14.2 – 15.1 to be merged into WP 6.2. There are links for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. which would be all things not Gutenberg, or beyond FSE. We expect more yet to come in between now and Feb 7, but ideally on Feb 7 when 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. 1 releases, we can start work on this.

Before we start the work, folks can volunteer for any issues tagged as 6.2. Just hold off on screenshots and videos until then.

There is a new #training-notifications Slack channel

This is a new dedicated Slack channel for notifications about Tutorials, Lesson Plans, Online Workshops, and Courses that have been recently published.


Published Content

Tutorial

Lesson Plans


Projects

Content Localization Foundation

This project thread expands upon our Project Proposal: Content Localization and seeks to outline the tasks we aim to complete to accomplish the project’s goals to increase and expand availability of content on Learn WordPress to a variety of non-English locales.

Latest Update

  • Project members have been added as Contributors to the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. so that they can create and edit their translated content directly on the site prior to publication.
  • @piyopiyofox is working on a guide outlining content translation creation -> publication with videos and will have a draft ready this week.
  • 3 pieces of content have been published! Congratulations @pitamdey and @sagarladani!
  • There are more published translations to come! @piyopiyofox is reaching out to Local Ambassadors this week to see how we can get other translators in other key languages activated for the project.

Training Team Onboarding Paths

  • We discussed what a good way would be for contributors to add themselves to a list of contributors for each area of contribution. We’ve decided to create a Google Form which would be connected to a Google Spreadsheet team admins can maintain. The form would be embedded into the onboarding docs. Here is how the project is going.
  • We also discussed what would be good “first contributions” for each of the five onboarding paths. Ideally, these “first contributions” would be things people can complete in 30-60 minutes. We will be creating guides for each process in the Handbook, and linking to them from the onboarding documents. These are the first contributions we decided on.

Learning Needs Analysis

We are working to create a needs analysis document to help determine the most high-impact resources to provide on Learn WordPress. Please see the post Project Overview: Learning Needs Analysis for a more in-depth background and overview.

This project will be lead by @westnz and the project is in need of more project members. Please comment on this post if you are interested in helping out!

The deadline for the survey to be completed is on the 15th of February. The marketing team was briefed by @courane01 at their January 17th meeting of our need to have a marketing push before the cutoff.


Looking For Feedback

@amitpatelmd is looking for feedback on these two handbook pages:


Other Work In Progress

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin

  • @victorr has forked the original 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 referenced in this post and is in the process of unit testing and prioritizing Core 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. supports for the plugin.
  • We attempted to reach out to the original plugin dev but had no responses.
  • By sourcing this as a custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. on Learn, it will give contributors an interface they are familiar with.
  • Thank you @victorr and staff have contributed towards the development work, and @meaganhanes for some scoping and testing.

Skill Management Platform


Request For Review

The following content is ready for review:

Online Workshop This Week


Open Discussions

Revising Our Content Creation Checklists

There is a huge checklist for content creation at this time. We are thinking to revise this checklist so new contributors can easily understand the workflow. any suggestions are welcome. Please use these links to see Lesson Plan and Tutorial template issue on GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/.

Online Workshop Feedback Form

What would we like to know from participants?

Monthly Newsletter On Learn

Can we do a monthly newsletter on Learn to announce newly published content? This newsletter will be shared with Marketing.

WordCamp Asia

Who will be attending from the training team? @bsanevans and @chetan200891 will be Table Leads for 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/. at WCAsia.

How can we make reviews easier to pick up?

How should we maintain a list of Online Workshop Administrators (folks who set up an OW but not facilitate) and Co-hosts?


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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

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

Training Team Meeting Recap for January 10, 2023

Slack Log for Meeting (Tuesday 07:00 UTC)

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Here is the meeting agenda we followed.

Introductions and Welcome

20 people attended this week’s meeting, either live or async: @webtechpooja @chetan_200891 @onlykawshar @amitpatelmd @pitamdey @askaryabbas @psykro @bsanevans @karthickmurugan @ronakganatra @piyushmultidots @piyopiyofox @sadmansakibnadvi @onealtr @rudlinkon @robinwpdeveloper @sagarladani @lada7042 @eboxnet @courtneypk

We welcomed 8 newcomers to the Training Team this week! @mahbubshovan @jeetsoni24 @rajinsharwar @minervainfotech @evenimous @karthickmurugan @nidhidhandhukiya @aseemtharzen


News

Meeting Note Takers

The following people have volunteered to take notes for the team.

Please let a team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. know if you’d like to take notes, too!

2022 Year in review / Achievements

The team took some time to recognize our achievements from 2022. (See Training Team Goals for 2022 to see what those goals were.) Here are the achievements we listed:

Training Team: Discovering our Values

Come join @angelasjin and @bsanevans on January 23rd to discover the Training Team’s shared values!

Faculty Program Update

You can find last month’s updates from Faculty members on December 2022 Faculty Meeting.

Learning Needs Analysis

Check out the post above to understand the history and progress of the team’s desire to conduct a Needs Analysis. And if you haven’t taken the Individual Learner Survey yet, please do!

Bite-Sized Content on Learn

Conversations have started around creating 1 minute long videos on Learn. (Similar to TikTok videos, but about WordPress and hosted on Learn.) There is interest in collaborating with the Marketing Team on these, too. A blog post on the topic will come soon.

Change considered regarding the Settings icon in the editor sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.

Discussions are happening around the settings icon seen in the editor. Please contributed directly to this GitHub thread with your thoughts.

Projects

Two projects gave updates at this week’s meeting.

  1. Find the Content Localization Foundations project’s update on their project thread.
  2. The Training Team Onboarding Paths project members have a check in call next Monday. They should have draft onboarding documents ready for the team to review next week.

Open Discussions

Should we move the Learn WordPress feed out of the training Slack channel and into a new channel?

Each time a new piece of content is published on Learn WordPress, there is a notification in the training Slack channel. This was initially set up to notify team members of activity on the site when there wasn’t a lot of activity yet in the channel.

However, now that there is more activity in the Slack channel, and much more content getting published regularly, the idea was raised to remove these notices out of the training channel and into its own new channel.

If you have thoughts about this, please comment below.


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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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, #localization, #meeting-recap, #needs-analysis, #onboarding

Project Overview: Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis

Background

In the #training Slack channel, the idea for a Needs Analysis raised since early 2019. A more detailed idea of how to approach this came in Slack in mid 2021 and a post titled Learn WordPress: User Survey & Focus Groups reached out to the community to provide their anonymous feedback through a survey and more detailed input via focus groups about the Learn.WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ website.

The work from that project led to this Design Recommendations Report (DRR).

In January 2021, the idea to brainstorm a new learning needs analysis was brought up in the team. During 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/. at 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 2022, the Training Team table began discussing what this could look like. We created this rough draft document to help us shape the questions and define the objective of the needs analysis. From this, the team drafted a Google form document with the questions.

While creating the initial survey drafts, the team noticed that there was too much branching occurring as we focused on creating questions aimed at who we thought are the target audience  (e.g.,. if dev -> this question etc). In the end, we felt that it would be better to take a step back and identify first the target audiences and then design specific surveys for the different audiences to gain more details about the different needs people may have from the resources at Learn.WordPress.org. This is how the Individual Learner Survey was born as a first step to a more holistic and targeted Needs Analysis survey.

The Individual Learner survey first existed on Google Forms, but due to GDPR concerns we worked to move it to CrowdSignal. The Individual Learner Survey was launched on Crowdsignal on September 7, 2022.

Project Objectives

  • Gather data from the community to determine their WordPress learning needs.
  • Analyze the gathered data to formulate an action plan for the resources on Learn WordPress.
  • Establish a set of standards for instructional content on Learn WordPress.

Stakeholders

Who are we doing the Needs Analysis for: users, extenders, influencers, and contributors of the WordPress project.

Also visit the post: Who can Learn WordPress help

  • Users
  • WordPress Open SourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. Software Project
    • Project executive leadership
    • Make teams
    • Contributors
    • 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. and WordCamp organizers
  • Extenders with businesses related to WordPress
  • Informal WordPress community gatherings (social media groups, owned forums/events/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/./socials)

Representation of Stakeholders

The Training Team aspire to have representation from diverse organizations and individuals within and beyond the WordPress ecosystem, including:

  • Scale/sizes of organizations
  • Locales
  • Freelancer marketplace
  • Enterprise/agency
  • Product and service providers (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/theme devs, SaaS, Integrations)
  • WP Communicators (bloggers, podcasters, hosts)
  • Hiring organizations (contract or employer)
  • External trainers/instructors 
  • 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), Internationalization, and Diversity
  • Open Source Software

Tasks

  • Planning
  • Marketing the survey
  • Conducting the survey
  • Reviewing and analyzing the survey data
  • Discussing the results
  • Publishing next steps

Active Project

For more information on the active Needs Analysis project, please see the upcoming Project Thread (to be published shortly after this post. I will edit this post to include the link when it is published).

Thank you to the following people for contributing to this post: @piyopiyofox, @hlashbrooke, @webcommsat, @courane01, @azhiyadev

#needs-analysis

#learn-wordpress, #project-overview

Meeting Agenda for December 20, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesday at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesday 17:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 14:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

This week’s meeting will be held in the EMEA/AMER timezone.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
      • December 20 – @pitamdey
      • December 27 – No Meeting
      • January 3 – To be confirmed
    2. The WordPress 2022 Survey
    3. State of the World 2022
    4. Training Team Values Setting
    5. Faculty Program Update
    6. Training Team Reps – Results of the Vote
    7. December 23, and 30, no coffee hour on (EMEA/AMER timezone)
    8. Bite-Sized Content on Learn
      • Bite-sized content from Learn WordPress was requested by a Contributor during 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. US, and distributing it via TikTok as an example. @west7 would like to do some research on this and start creating 1-minute videos. Looking for volunteers to help put three examples together for feedback. The team would also look to collaborate with #marketing.
  3. Projects
    1. Content Localization Foundation
    2. Training Team Onboarding Paths
  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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

Meeting Agenda for November 22, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA 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. Faculty Members Update
    3. Project Thread: Content Localization Foundations
    4. Team Rep Nominations
    5. Training Team Badges
    6. Team Goal Setting
    7. November 25, December 23 and 30, no coffee hour
    8. Do we hold a meeting on December 27, 2022?
  3. Published Content
  4. Request for review
  5. Request for comments
    1. Newly drafted handbook pages for GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ Process Updates soon to be published – link to the Google doc is on 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/.
    2. When we create titles for Tutorials, Lesson Plans and Online Workshops, should it be in sentence case or title case? (@west7)
    3. Please reach out to @bsanevans if you’re interested in making new onboarding handbook pages for the Training Team.
    4. Do we want to update our GitHub views to match the kanban board columns? (See Slack conversation)
  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 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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

Meeting Agenda for November 8, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA 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. Faculty Members Update
    3. WordPress 6.1 Release
    4. Project Thread: Content Localization Foundations
    5. Sustainability Slack channel
    6. Callout blocks
    7. Reimaging the Training Team Contributor Roles
    8. Training Team Badges
    9. Project Thread: Content Localization Foundations
      • Looking for project volunteers!
    10. Looking for feedback on these newly drafted handbook pages for GitHub Process Updates
  3. Published Content
    1. Tutorial – Using Block Template Parts in Classic Themes
    2. Lesson Plan – the Greek translation of How to Add and Remove Website Logo and Icon in Website Editor
    3. Tutorial – Intro to the Site Editor and Template Editor
  4. Request for review
    1. Tutorial – Streamline your Block Theme development with Create Block Theme
    2. Tutorial – Using Page Templates
  5. Request for comments
    1. APAC Coffee Hour
    2. Proposal: Create a new onboarding experience to the Training Team (by mid-November)
  6. October 2022 Retrospective
    • What went well?
    • What could we improve?
    • What will we do differently?
  7. November 2022 Sprint
    1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
    2. Use this site creation tool while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1
  8. 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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

Meeting Agenda for October 4, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA 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. Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter
  3. Updates
    1. Faculty Members September 2022
    2. Course Design Review and Best Practices with @alliglass
    3. WP Translator Day
  4. Request for comments
    1. Team Profile Badges
    2. Proposal: Faster Course Development with Video-Based Courses
    3. Project Proposal: Content Localization
  5. 6.1
    1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
    2. Use this while creating content and testing WordPress 6.1
    3. Text, screenshots, and familiarization completed by Oct 11/RC1
    4. Videos completed by Oct 28
    5. See what needs to be revised/created in WP 6.1 https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33/views/10
    6. Proposed Priority for November 1, 2022, taken from the list provided by @annezazu https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1662146756822699
  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 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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

Meeting Agenda for September 20, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA 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
  1. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
    2. WCUS 2022 Update
    3. Request for Comments
      1. Proposal for GitHub Process Updates
      2. [Discussion] Reimagining the Training Team contributor roles
      3. Team Profile Badges
      4. Looking for feedback: Handbook page about content localization
  2. WP6.1 Sprint
    1. Information Sources for WP 6.1
    2. Text, screenshots, and familiarization completed by Oct 11/RC1
    3. Videos completed by Oct 28
  3. 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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

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Training Team Meeting Recap for September 13, 2022

Slack Log for Office Hour (APAC time on Tuesday, Sept 13, at 07:00 UTC)

Slack Log for Weekly Team Meeting (AMER/EMEA time on Tuesday, Sept 13, at 16:00 UTC)

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

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendees Office hour (APAC): @piyushmultidots, @Amitpatelmd. @askaryabbas, @pitamdey, @chetan200891, @piyopiyofox, @webtechpooja, @psykro, @krupalpanchal, @Kemmy99, @onealtr

Attendees Team meeting (EMEA/AMER): @amitpatelmd, @finchps, @Webtechpooja, @onealtr, @pitamdey , @artdecotech, @courane01, @bethsoderberg, @Arasae, @hderashri, @chetan200891, @caraya, @idrissathiam01, @eboxnet, @bsanevans

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @kharisulistiyo@Benachi@finchps@Corina Burri@olsenp@Gökhan Ordu@thedavidjohnson , @Allie Nimmons@Sally Thoun and @Kathleen Cabral

Office Hour Update: We have reviewed Drafts in Progress column in Learn Content GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Project board.

News

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes is one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. Please refer to this guide to get started.

Faculty Members Update

Please check the faculty members’ full list here. https://make.wordpress.org/training/faculty-program-members/

Proposal for GitHub Process Updates

Based on the discussions during the August 24th / 30th Supplemental SME Meeting and recent Monthly Faculty Meeting, folks have requested changes to the GitHub Content Development Board’s issue triaging and management. This proposal offers improvement suggestions to the current GitHub processes in order to clarify workflows for Faculty and Training Team Members.

WCUS 2022 Update

WCUS took place last weekend and you can scroll back to find out what went on that day ( please note that this link will take out of the flow of this discussion) https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1662918243308299

Individual Learner Survey

Courtney requested that we all take the survey, promote it on social, and ask others to take it.
https://learn.wordpress.org/individual-learner-survey/

August Sprint Retrospective

At the end of the month, we run a retrospective and review

  1. What went well?
  2. What could we improve?
  3. What will we do differently?

Check out the feedback from last month and if you missed it you can add your comments to the post.

 Course Creation – Making the process public

Jonathan is publicly documenting his process for course creation.

I’ve been thinking a lot about how to make the process of course creation public and open to feedback. As such I have decided to try and build the content publicly, by using a separate GitHub repository in my personal account. You can read more about my reasoning on this comment on the course issue in GitHub.

Allie has an idea for a course about creating courses.

Here is the link: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1662927462402609

Training team badges

Pooja has been working on a post regarding how training team badges are awarded. This will shortly be circulated to the team to review and comment.

Handbook Updates

The following pages in the handbook have been updated:

Open Discussion

There is some confusion as to which GitHub Projects board should be used.

  1. This is the original board for content: https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/2
  2. This board was created to test GitHub automation:  https://github.com/orgs/WordPress/projects/33

Courtney shared the following thoughts :

We prefer the point where media comes in to be on LearnWP itself. We’ve had issues of media being hot linked to GitHub still. Also, all currently live posts should be revised using the revision pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party tool on Learn itself. We moved to only creating on Learn because GitHub can intimidate a lot of folks. The old way of writing on GitHub was a much steeper step up for folks that don’t know it. I think the key for the team is to be consistent so we know where to go to view work someone has partially done.


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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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

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Meeting Agenda for September 14, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 07:00 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC (AMER/EMEA 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. Faculty Members Update
    3. WCUS 2022 Update
    4. August Sprint Retrospective
    5. Proposal for GitHub Process Updates
    6. Course Creation – Making the process public
    7. Training team badges
    8. Looking for feedback: Handbook page about content localization
    9. Other Handbook updates
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. Progress
      1. Drafts
      2. Reviews
      3. Published
    2. 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. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    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