Recap for Training Team meeting June 15, 2021

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

WCEU Recap

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

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

Learn WP roadmap session was up first.

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

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

Sidenote – speaking of courses

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposing an audit tool

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

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

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

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

Current work in process

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

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

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

Upcoming meetings

#training

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

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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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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

#meeting

Recap for Training Team meeting March 23, 2021

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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:

#meeting

#meeting

March 2021 Sprint Planning

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
    • Learn Working Group/Community
  • Content Planning
    • Release squad
    • Marketing
    • Docs

Next action: learn from Marketing how release comms planning occurs and from Docs when they plan content for pending releases. Plan an initial review post 5.7 release date.

#slides, #sprint, #sprint21m

Meeting Recap Feb 9, 2021

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

Notes

  1. WC India Recap
    • @webtechpooja provided an update on the Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. held on February 6 and 7. @webtechpooja facilitated the event on both days with @chetan200891 supporting her on the first day. Those who joined worked on testing the slides pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, reviewing the Training team handbook and learning more about what the team does.
  2. Sprint Lesson plans for WP 5.7
    • Request for volunteers to complete drafts for the following Lesson plans by February 23, 2021. Most of these have video workshops:
      1. Using blocks in a Post – volunteers still required
      2. BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Patterns – @evarlese @megphillips91 @courane01 @webcommsat
      3. Reusable Blocks – @webtechpooja
      4. Block Directory – @courane01
      5. Blocks in Widgets – omitted as it is unlikely to ship with 5.7
      6. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim
  3. Slides unified and proposal submitted to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (help us test)
    • This plugin helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • Contributors on WC India (Hardik, Anand Vaid, Abhijeet) and @nalininonstopnewsuk tested the plugin
    • @paaljoachim has volunteered to test the plugin on 5.7
    • @courane01 has submitted 2 support tickets and is awaiting a response
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
  4. Logistics on staying in step with a release (read release notes)
  5. Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.
    • Training will operate sprint as a month-long cycle with specific goals for now.  Other goals, like Learn functionality, that go beyond CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases will be part of the Learn Working Group.  Defining who are our key stakeholders for March and planning times to gather is our goal for this month.
  6. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 12, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 15, 2020

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Attendance:  @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webcommsat, @meher, @onealtr, @paaljoachim, @jessecowens, @oglekler, @carike

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Open announcements/discussion

What we are working on now

Learn WordPress launch has happened!

Really huge milestone for many of the .org Make teams. This has been a cross-team initiative spanning #training, #marketing, #community, #WPTV #meta and more. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed to this launch. @webcommsatat, @meher, @oglekler, @lmurriom, @harishanker, @hlashbrooke, @nalini, @azhiyadev, @coreymckrill, @melchoyce and more have been amazing to see in action this week.

To date, #training has had more than 150 contributors involved in our lessons plans. To celebrate the launch we will be holding a virtual get together tomorrow Wednesday 16 December 2020 from 1 pm to 1:45 pm UTC. @webcommsat reminded everyone that registration will close Tuesday 14 December 2020, 8 pm UTC. As a celebration, @meher has a fun quiz (non WordPress) for us to participate in during the event. Bring a pen and paper to write down all your answers.

Marketing help wanted

#marketing has done so much towards the launch today. However, they still need our help as part of the ongoing promotion of 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.. Share socials with #LearnWP – refer to Slack timestamp for specific channels.

Marketing is seeking quotes on how people use the Learn website and why contributing to Learn and Training is fun, and how you can encourage others.

We’ve appended the links directly to the social platforms mentioned to draw your attention to those. You will find them under the “Action Items” We’d love for you to share it today AND ongoing – #marketing has a lot of promotions planned for the next couple of months.

@webcommsatat mentioned that the first week is crucial so please follow the channels mentioned and like, retweet items to your network to help us amplify the messages. #marketing has a 6 month campaign with lots of opportunities for you to get involved. They will be sharing images and videos from official accounts and are making arrangements with a number of sites and podcasts. If you have any suggestions for others please let her and @meher know. They are also working on campaign messages and videos os off you are interested in this area, do connect with them. They look forward to welcoming you all to the event tomorrow.

Big thank you to @onealtr and @geheren for helping with these follow-ups.

Merging all Learn groups

We are in the process of merging the Learn working groups to all who call the Training team home. Please welcome the contributors who are focusing on the workshops areas. We expect additional meetings to occur from our 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 and in the #training Slack channel.

The proposal has been out for quite a while without objection, so work has begun to merge the two. This opens up many opportunities for collaboration of planning and organisation of content between workshops and lesson plans.

Learn landing page

The first phase of visually organizing lesson plans has begun. We are still working towards the agreed lesson plan landing page.

Learn is now in the main site nav on .org, in the footer and for most localised version as well. Thanks to everyone who has been working cross-team on headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. menu and footer changes.

Team organization review

As a team, a lot of our procedures and workflows have changed since we resumed regular meetings several months ago. We need to revisit our Handbook and Trello board around ideas for our workflow.

We have a lot of Learn site functionality Trello board and team workflow/processes to organize as well. A few of us have been capturing ideas leading up to the launch today for some of those areas.

We also need to do a brief round through revising out procedures, workflows, ensuring we track contributions and auditing methods. @carike highlighted the big issue with the current auditing tool is that it make it difficult to use for collaboration and therefore makes the audit tools un-auditable. A username and date for each change as part of the post_meta data would be highly appreciated.

@evarlese and @azhiyadev have expressed an interest in helping prioritise these needs soon. Once this has been completed we can then resume content creation. We expect this to be done over the next few weeks.

Tentative guideline for editing lesson plans

We have an audit tool in the works to replace the features we miss 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/. #meta is working on this but we do not have an ETA yet. Our tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans until then is:

  1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
  2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
  3. Save, but do not publish
  4. Leave a message in Training

This will allow anyone to pick up and continue the work, track 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. and set media images on Learn site for others to access.

Action items

  1. @courane01 to adjust and submit the calendar for all weekly team meetings
  2. Please submit your quotes for Marketing about how you use Learn WordPress – https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CwCzcL_rjTFd18rUujUw3S-lFeZDeLKu0P2oCWjDBr4/edit
  3. Where do you find WordPress news? Share the global media outlets as a comment below.
  4. Share socials with #LearnWP
    1. @WordCamp Twitter
    2. @WordCamp Facebook
    3. @WordPressEvents on Twitter
    4. @YouTube: WordPress Marketing Team channel
    5. Make WordPress Marketing Team LinkedIn
  5. Review Trello and Handbook this week. Leave any feedback or thing that stand out to you as comments on the agenda post.
  6. @courane01 to raise https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/120 with #meta

Recap for the Training Team Meeting – December 11, 2020

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Attendance: @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @oglekler, @chaion07, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Fridays 18 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Intros and welcome

  • Welcome to new contributors Hetvi Patel and Anastasios M.
  • To help us acknowledge contributions made to the team, new contributors should fill out this form.
  • We’ve made progress on the design for the Lesson Plans landing page, with the help of @melchoyce and @coreymckrill for design and dev.
  • @azhiyadev, @nao, and @harishanker were quick to find and fix an outdated lesson plan found this week, which resulted in a related page being moved to the /support pages.
  • Thanks to @webtechpooja and @rastaban for proofreading and reviewing code snippets in lesson plans!

What we’re working on

  • Most of our top priority items are finished.
  • There are a few lesson plans that are prioritized to create and publish.
    • @geheren is working on creating/joining Slack and orientation.
    • @azhiyadev is also working on the Getting Help lesson plan.
    • We could also use a volunteer to help with the Get Involved lesson plan.
  • We’ve seen a lot of interaction on our proposed redesigns for the Lesson Plans landing page.
    • Timeline: we would like to come to an agreement on the designs today so we can move forward with some implementation before launch next week.
    • The was relative agreement on the proposed landing page design.
    • For filtered/archive pages, the team seemed to roughly agree that keeping filters on the right 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. with a container around the individual lesson plans.
    • For the single lesson plan page, there’s some ongoing discussion with a general agreement that we would prefer to avoid accordions in the design for accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) concerns, but would like to use breadcrumbs or another feature to help orient readers or educators within a lesson plan or series.
    • Future discussions will also need to consider chapters (like the Handbooks) and how to display lesson plans in a series.

Action items/what’s next

  • Marketing needs screenshots for promoting Learn WordPress. (Reference.)
    • If others are interested in helping, please do! Drop a note in the #training Slack channel to indicate that you can help.
  • There is a launch party coming up next week, on Dec. 16th. If you can attend, please RSVP using the link shared in the #marketing and #training team channels.
  • Comments are still being collected on Learn WordPress: Blue Sky Thinking.
  • @ogleckler noted that there is not currently a ticket for adding Learn WordPress to the menu on 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/, which @azhiyadev will open.
  • We have a tentative guideline for editing live lesson plans, which is:

If you need to edit any LIVE lesson plans:

1. Copy/paste live content to a draft post
2. Title the work in progress as “DRAFT: Title of original”
3. Save, but do not publish
4. Leave a message in Training

If you have anything you’re planning to work on for Training this week, or if you would like to help with any of the above, please leave a comment here or a note in the Slack channel.

Recap for Training Team Meeting on December 8, 2020

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Attendance: @courane01, @onealtr, @geheren, @oglekler, @webcommsat, @meher, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @rastaban

Meeting led by: @onealtr

Upcoming team meetings

Friday 11 December 2020 at 11:00 UTC

Tuesday 15 December 2020 at 17:00 UTC

Introduction and Welcome 

  • Welcome to new Contributor Hetvi Patel

Congrats and Thanks

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

What we are working on now

We are currently working on these last steps before launching Learn.WordPress.org on December 15!

  • @courane01 said we are nearly done with tasks for launch!
  • One of the last big projects is a “partial landing page” so when someone visits the Lessons Plans page, things are laid out a bit better and more organized. @evarlese has been working on this. Currently, they are digging back to one of our design team collaborators who originally worked on the InVision layout @courane01 shared last Friday to get parts of this working.
  • @courane01 said there are still 2 lesson plans that need to be written:
    • Creating/joining Slack, orientation to channels and etiquette. @geheren took this on. @webcommsat can help review when done.
    • Joining Get Involved Teams – See Contributor Day Handbook. No one took this task to @courane01 is doing for now (but she has a lot going on for launch, if someone has time to take on).

@courane01 gave a shout-out to the #marketing team for coordinating with the #training and #community teams on the launch! They would like feedback:

  • Suggestions for the channels for external outreach and promotion. Where do you or those you know get their news about WordPress?
    • They could also really use non-English news sources in the outreach effort.
    • There is a link in Slack to a Google Doc to share ideas.
  • Marketing is also seeking quotes on how people use the Learn website and why contributing to Learn and Training is fun, and how you can encourage others.
  • @webcommsat also asked for volunteers to help with social sharing graphics

To celebrate the launch, @webcommsat announced that we will be golding a virtual get together on Wednesday 16 December from 1 pm to 1:45pm UTC.

  • There is a link to the Eventbrite on Slack.
  • Bring your party drinks, snacks and fancy backgrounds. This will be a cross-team event
  • If there are too many people, @webcommsat said we will plan a second event. Limited to Zoom’s numbers.
  • They will also be sharing graphics and social media items, plus a fun quiz.
  • One thing: @webcommsat asks that we check with everyone before photos are taken and shared on social media to be respectful to where people may be joining us from. We will take official photos, so make sure your Zoom name if it includes your email address, etc.
  • They are trying to organize a big virtual cake too, so reach out to @meher if you can participate.
  • Down the line, there will be a 6-month party too!

Standup/Check-In

  • @courane01 spent the last week working on cross-team communication. She followed up with @jessecowens and @sippis on slides and screenshots for #marketing. Her only blockers are time. By Friday, she will have any of our screenshots from herself and the team ready for #Marketing. She will also be working on the Get Involved lesson plan (see above), unless anyone else can take on.
  • @onealtr committed to learn last week on how to facilitate the meetings and was taught by @courane01. He led today’s meeting and it went great!
  • I (@geheren) took last week off after my “mini sprint” the week before. I went back to work after a week+ of vacation and needed to catch up. This week I will be working on this recap and the Slack lesson plan.

Action items

@courane01 shared where comments are needed:

#community-team