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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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

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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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

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 22, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

1) Intro / Welcome

Attendance: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @paaljoachim, @evarlese, @Weblink, @peteringersoll, @webtechpooja, @onealtr

Badges:

How to earn badges?

In general we are following the Team Profile Badges Handbook

We are trying to make sure that this aligns with Lean WordPress Contributor Ladder 

Badges are given to the following @lmurillom @oglekler @webcommsat @meher @nalininonstopnewsuk @evarlese @matteospi

2) News

1) Onboarding and roles and the flow from the contact form.

@azhiyadev has done amazing work combined with @andreamiddleton and @evarlese on tracking down all the team roles. It’s live in the handbook

#marketing does a great job at having quick start contribution opportunities, and it definitely is something the team here needs too

This would be part of Team Welcome Wrangler. We do automatically greet new folks with a series of links already set up by @webtechpooja a few months ago. 

In the welcome message, we need to add some brief and simple tasks for new contributors to help them get connected, and a greeter to provide access as needed.

@courane01 mentioned that if anyone has suggestions, or see another role that you’d especially like to help with, please do let us know in this slack thread.

Learn is a fantastic opportunity to contribute, and we’re seeing an uptick in contributors as well. 

High priorities & Incoming support

@courane01 met with @hlashbrooke 2 days ago for a few updates.  We know we have a few instructional designers coming aboard sponsored by Automattic. I think this is fantastic news. He had asked for a list of high priorities.

In no particular order, @azhiyadev and @courane01 recapped areas the team has needed help with for some years.

  1. Audit tool – starting to collaborate with the Docs team now around this for their needs as well. 
  2. Slides
  3. 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. feedback (a consulting company will be doing an audit)
  4. standards for course videos – quality of recording etc,  Marketing has great input on this informally, but we can request more.
  5. documentation around how we partner with subject matter experts. 
  6. getting to know the training team and its history, alongside how an 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. project works and remains transparent
  7. Brand guideline wording on Learn
  8. COPPA guidelines

Detail brief of the above points:

Docs and Training teams both have a lot of content to audit when WP ships an update.  Nuances like the 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. toolbar has changed can mean redoing screenshots, content in articles across DevHub, HelpHub, Docs, Learn.

By coordinating with Docs on their workflow, we can then submit a more official feature request to #meta around what tools inside all those sites can help those that look for content that needs to be updated, as well as those that may only contribute for a to Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. once to have a meaningful experience.

Slides: as we look to soon have video courses on Learn, we’re thinking ahead about the ease for multiple people to maintain the content. Does one slide need to be revised and a video re-recorded?  Well – organizing that workflow becomes really important.

@meher is here and very often a #marketing team contributor.  Noting that I recall the marketing team having a lot of valuable input around the production quality. I’d like to organize some of the standards for audio/video recording quality.

Brand guidelines go back to last week, and well – the start of the team even.  We will be able to mention names of plugins/themes/blocks/etc. that are not part of CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. But we need to document for contributors making content how to suggest these and appropriate ways to mention multiple options (say a contact form on a contact page).

Hugh was agreeable about reaching out to a few of the brands we may mention for some proofreading, and gaining some WP ecosystem support around this.

COPPA is a USA centric thing, but the idea is also global.  We have a KidsCamp program. However, to have any content that is directly aimed at youth, there are standards and guidelines that many different governments have. We need some protection if we have any content directly planned for youth learning WordPress.

3) June Sprint

@azhiyadev mentioned that the Sprint method is used to determine what we are working on and to determine our timeframe for delivery.

You will find what we are working on for the month of June here.

Lesson plans are ready to be drafted: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrom by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
  4. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim and @sarmstead (needs team review)  Trello Card 

@paaljoachim will do a walk through of point 4, and see if there is anything additional that needs to be there.

If anyone wants to pick up points 1 and 2 1 and 2 then just let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know.

Lesson plans ready to be drafted:

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x (@geheren has volunteered to work on this)
  4. Using a browser inspector (@woodnet has volunteered to work on this)
  5. What to do when you forget your password (@webtechpooja has volunteered to work on this)

If anyone wants to work on 1 and 2, please let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know.

If we have forgotten to assign you to a plan then please let @azhiyadev or @courane01 know. It’s been a bit of a hectic week so some stuff might have slipped through the cracks.

On that note, @azhiyadev knows people have a lot going on so please let @azhiyadev and @courane01 know if you are struggling. We don’t want anyone to burn out and we want to support you as much as we can.

June Sprint 

We also have some functionality goals for Learn

  • 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 (as previously mentioned by Courtney)
  • style printer friendly stylesheet for transcripts and lesson plans
  • audit tool (as previously mentioned by Courtney)

@courane01 thinks some of the stakeholder part is organically happening since we listed it in the Sprint. But I do think as things begin to happen more, we can make official meeting times, workflows, etc. to partner across teams better.

@azhiyadev This has been on the agenda for a long time and. We want a planning meeting for cross-team collaboration on the goals on Learn (functionality and content). We are collaborating with #docs, #marketing #accessibility, #polyglots and #community-team but nothing formal has been agreed.

Upcoming meetings

#community-team, #marketing, #training

Recap for Training Team meeting June 15, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

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

June 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 Content on Learn Goals (Lesson Plans)

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.

Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Stakeholders Meeting

We missed our goal for February on planning a meeting to kick off stakeholders meetings. These would be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. Ideas have included:

  • Learn Functionality
    • Automattic sponsored contributors to Learn
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Recap for Training Team meeting May 11, 2021

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

The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @alexstine @oglekler @manzwebdesigns

Meeting Recap

@ashiquzzaman received a badge for his contributions to the team (frequently our notetaker). We will have more information about badges and general contribution efforts. We are in the process of reviewing the content on the Training Team handbook to reflect this. Please let @courane01 or @azhiyadev know if you think your contributions may not have been tracked for badges. As Learn matures, we are exploring ways with 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. & Community to help automate some of the tracking of activities that help progress toward badges.

WCEU team presentation

The Training Team has been invited to present at WCEU 2021. The sessions are submitted as a team project. @courane01 and @azhiyadev met with @oglekler and @webcommsat from #marketing to review possibilities. We have had quite a bit of feedback on the High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress Development post and this would be a great segue for the team presentation and following the workshop.  The workshop will be similar to Zoom, perhaps not on that platform, where folks can actually start contributing.

The presentation session would walk folks through a cleaned-up version of the roadmap, the team is looking for people with A11yAccessibility 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) or design skills to review the layout of the map. In the workshop, we will use the map to cross-align with existing content on Learn (lesson plans, workshops) and also start mapping out what lessons in which order for areas we lack content. The presentation should help folks start contributing to the team. During the workshop, existing contributors will need to be present and help with any discussion, answer questions, and welcome new contributors.

The general consensus was that there are a few gaps but this should encourage people new to contributing to join in, identify what we are currently missing, clarify the process, and create clear paths for people to contribute. @courane01 and @azhiyadev will draft the post, @hughlashbrooke has also expressed interest in helping with the presentation. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2021 by 3:00 pm UTC.

There are a few other WCEU opportunities and these are likely to require a smaller amount of effort. These include a few brief video segments to share about how to contribute to the team and what your contribution experience has been. @courane01 would love to see some representation from our newer members. If your experience is in proofreading, replacing screenshots, checking code snippets, etc.  – these are all great.  We would like to indicate that really all areas of contribution are welcome and that folks do not need to be computer science teacher to contribute. @webtechpooja has agreed to contribute to this. @ogleker would like more team members to come forward so that it is more engaging and encouraging. These pieces will appear between sessions and help anyone know that their contribution is appreciated and matters.

Upcoming info

@evarleserica and @courane01 held off on publishing their proposals for user roles and audit tools on Learn in part to give space to the roadmap AND the proposal to expand the mission of the Training Team drafted by @andreamiddleton.

The current training team missing reads:

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

The proposal would be:

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.

The team would be expanding beyond lesson plans to include supporting the workshop submissions and upcoming courses. @courane01 and @azhiyadev have already commented on the post but would greatly benefit from feedback from more team members.

Current work in progress

Lesson plans in process and ready to be drafted remain unchanged from last week.

Upcoming meetings

#meeting-recap, #wceu, #wceu-2021

Recap for Training Team meeting March 30, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @paaljoachim @onealtr @evarlese @chaion07 @meher @oglekler @mukesh27

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week – @Yeora @AnithaParuchuri @SilentEmmanuel

March Sprint :

  1. We still have the following lesson plans ready to be drafted: 

If anyone is interested, please let us know and we can assign you to a card.

@paaljoachim has setup a local dev environment with the help of @sarmstead and they are working on a workshop as well “Testing track tickets and 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/ issues

  1. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    @courane01 and @azhiyadev still need to meet to go through this, @paaljiochim offered help and he will work on a draft page for it.
  2. Invites for stakeholders
    #marketing team busy with and taking time due to COVID we’ve put this on hold. @azhiyadev proposed this to our April Sprint.

Imported Quizzes :

Some of our quizzes were not correctly imported from 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/, need line breaks and a few questions are confusing. We propose doing an audit to clean this up.

If you are new and want to get involved in Training, this is a fairly easy thing to do.

@webtechpooja audited Quizzes on a few lesson plans and found some updates required, she will update the status on the Lesson plan using edit workflow.

Feedback Required:

Revisiting Learn WordPress Workshop Application Vetting Process 

@azhiyadev said – There are some good proposals there and I would encourage the team to read the post and comment

Open Discussions:

@courane01 said: I am so thankful for all the lesson plans on Learn. My own bootcamp is using these, and I know now of 2 other groups that may as well. Having these plans for instructors with quiz questions is super helpful.

 And @corane01 is planning to create some map sequence for lesson plan.

@azhiyadev can’t wait what @couane01 will come up with.

@courane01 said: If folks are interested in helping sequence this and have a suggested tool that would be collaborative, open-source, and features of curriculum mapping (Google that – it’s a thing in the education space) …. please let me know. Otherwise, I’ll likely run with Notion. so to create this version.

@courane01 said: I am also seeking informal info about how much 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./JS that an entry level dev needs. What should training providers aim for, linked to MDN/PHP.net

@oglekler said: There are builders who just making sites like a constructor will little CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., so, it’s an entry level.

@courane01 said: Right, our program teaches builder tools briefly. Our expected proficiency is a starter theme, simple 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, simple 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..  The training vids we use provide the PHP tags. But if someone has to build without a page builder, they may need a bit more than template tags and such.  An actual amount of PHP and MySQLMySQL MySQL is a relational database management system. A database is a structured collection of data where content, configuration and other options are stored. https://www.mysql.com/. is expected on job applications for jr devs, without clarification on how much training.

Upcoming meetings

#meeting

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Recap for Training Team meeting March 23, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @paaljoachim @onealtr @ashiquzzaman

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week – @zinanga @Alyssa @Madhu Murthy @David Sahlström @berlowitz

March Sprint :

  1. We still have the following lesson plans ready to be drafted: 

If anyone is interested, please let us know and we can assign you to a card.

@courane01 said:  It’s the final week of this cohort, and we’re nearing the end of building a theme in class. She is working on the lesson plan and will be available next Tuesday for review and tentatively ready to take live within a week from that point.

All those who volunteered to write plans have access as needed and the lesson plan template started in the draft on Learn.

  1. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    @courane01 and @azhiyadev still need to meet to go through this.
  1. Invites for stakeholders
    Again, we haven’t done anything here.

Open Discussions:

@azhiyadev said: This will be a cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals. We already have a Learn Working Group that covers Learn WordPress functionality. 

For Content Planning, we need one that includes Release Squad, Marketing and Docs.

@courane01 said: #marketing has been rather busy and taking a little time away with Covid concerns.  She will touch base again soon with them around this and also the SEO pass for lesson plans in general.

@azhiyadev said: There is a Spanish translation for Diversity Workshops, you can follow the Slack thread 

Learn Working Group met last week, the recap is now available.

Highlight from the Learn working group meeting: 

  • Tuesday Training: Live session about Learn WordPress
  • Learn WordPress Handbook
  • Learn WordPress functionality roadmap

Read the recap to find out how you can contribute to those items

Daylight savings and future meetings

Background: https://make.wordpress.org/updates/2021/02/09/2021-daylight-savings-time-planning/

The next meetings are:

Training:

Learn Working group:

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