Recap for Training Team meeting August 31, 2021

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Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev, @Courane01, @yoga1103, @webtechpooja, @webcommsat, @Nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcome new channel: @swish @siobhyb @nsuresha @westnz

News

Badges for courses Please continue to share and provide comments if you haven’t had a chance yet. The proposal is to enable learners to demonstrate what they have learnt on Learn by issuing them with badges linked to their .org profile. We would love to get feedback from employers who may look at .org profiles when considering employment.

Brand Guidelines proposal These have now been published on the Learn Handbook. They indicate how brands can be used and/or mentioned on Learn WordPress. Thank you to everyone who commented on the post. As a result of these being published, we have unblocked reviews on quite a few lesson plans. Confirmed after the meeting by @hlashbrooke that these brand guidelines only apply within LearnWP and not elsewhere in the project.

WCUS speaker application We are awaiting feedback from the team and as soon as we have more information we will let you know.

Translation Days Like captioning, translating captions is also beneficial for global WordPress users. Training will host at least 1 subtitling session working session for LearnWP in the last half of September in conjunction with #polyglots WordPress Translator Day.@Webtechpooja will help us coordinate with Polyglots. Date is yet to be decided, checking availability in between Sept 17-30, 2021. In addition, there is now an article on Learn 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. about this. Workshop Caption (Subtitle) Translation.

Windows Testers needed for Dev Testing Environment – If anyone is available to test setting up a dev testing environment on Windows please join the conversation in slack. Your efforts will go towards creating the lesson plan.

Sprint

August Sprint Retrospective

What went well?

  • Completed several lesson plans, captioning, and handbook also new team members this month and coffee hours
  • It felt like a TON was accomplished by the team: Brand Guidelines, Badges, Conversation about Slides platofrm, WCUS application, translations. I’m sure I’m missing a few things, but wow!
  • Worked on the rough draft of a potential future course, which is brand new. That outline and much of the content is done, but I’m still polishing.
  • I feel like we accomplished a lot this month particularly brand guidelines, captioning, solution for slides and APAC meeting

What could we improve?

  • Improve onboarding more contributors for roles like proofreading, note taking, and other short chunks of contribution
  • Every different piece I mentioned has some friction to get involved with…knowing where the discussion is happening, how to get involved is still tricky.
  • Onboarding process still needs work

What will we do differently?

  • Continue to help everyone get familiar with processes and opportunities
  • Document processes (and get feedback on processes!) to make future courses easier for future contributors to work with.
  • Finding smaller chunks of work for people to work on

Retrospective Summary

Looking through the feedback it seems there is a consensus around onboarding and making it easier for people to contribute. Courtney is working on a course this month for Contributing to the Training team this will help make it easier for people to know where to go and what to do.

Some discussion ensued regarding how best to onboard new folks. If you are interested in helping with this process, please join the conversation on slack.

Our proposed Sprint for September.

Please have a look at let us know if there is anything you are working on that you will like us to add or if you want to work on any of the lesson plans listed.

The Sprint tracks what we will be working on next.

Lesson plans that we had put on hold pending the brand guidelines will be added to the September sprint shortly.

Open Discussions

Two topics were posted during the open discussion but neither saw much immediate interaction prior to meeting close. If you have thoughts on either of these, please join the conversation on slack.

@arasae: Perhaps making space in this meeting to ask questions like, “How do I take notes? What is something I could help with today? I don’t know where to start on 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, what would you suggest?” could spark conversation.

@Nalininonstopnewsuk could we include what resources people will need to take part in the sprints? Eg google docs, etc. Agreed.


Upcoming Meetings


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.

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Recap for Training Team meeting July 27, 2021

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Introductions and Welcome

 @azhiyadev@courane01, @ashiquzzaman, @mburridge, @Arasae, @matteospi , @meganmclaughlin9487, @manzwebdesigns, @femKreations, @peteringersoll ,

News

http://wordfest.live was a huge success, Big thanks to @Hauwa Abashiya and @courane01 , congrats to @meher and @Pooja Derashri for presenting.  Thanks @manzwebdesigns for swinging by for a chat as well.

An upcoming event with more details as they become available: https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2021/07/13/wordpress-translation-day-2021-planning-call-for-organizers/.

Translation Days are coming up.  While the work of this is largely in PolyGlots area, it is also something that Learn should keep on the radar.  GlotPress in the works for Learn to localize it fully like Docs and such.

The next action on Translation Day(s) will involve discovering how the #training team can partner with those wanting to translate Learn, though the event will not focus on Learn specifically.

FSE Calls for Testing: Theme.json and 5.8RC. 5.8 Rundown tomorrow 16UTC. It’ll be a casual chance to explore really what has shipped in 5.8.  While this is now in the past, the training team can still participate in checking out all the new features thoughtfully. This will help the training team be better prepared to write those lessons. 

Team hangout/Coffee Hour (non-work). Want to participate next week?  Complete the survey here: Doodle Poll.

Sprint

The team is using the Sprint methodology to track work on a monthly basis. As it’s nearing the end of July, now is a good time to revisit what we had planned for July, In particular we are looking at:

  1. What worked?
  2. What can we improve?
  3. Any blockers

 A number of lesson plans the team wanted to work on:

The team have 6 drafts in progress, the team is also thinking about co-working and tag-team session. they tried something similar a while back and a lot of people were quite receptive.

July Sprint was Learn Functionality Goal, the team have had a lot of traction on this and working with other teams like #docs and #marketing. 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, print friendly style sheets on lesson plans, 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. audit and proposal to redo the entry into lesson plans are all high priority items.

The team also cover our Team Goals in the Sprint. This did include auditing

For August Sprint,  @azhiyadev will draft something for August Sprint based on the discussions and following on from meeting on Friday and then present it present it on the next Training team meeting (Tuesday at 16:00 UTC).

Open Discussion

Hugh is coming to GoDaddy Pro’s weekly 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.https://events.godaddy.com/events/details/godaddy-events-godaddy-pro-online-presents-learn-wordpress-a-community-chat/

The session will be on discussing Learn, the project, etc. And helping those who build websites for clients learn how they can:

  1. contribute
  2. learn something themselves (advancing dev skills, etc)
  3. share resources with their clients
  4. use in their own meetups etc.

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-recap

Recap for Training Team meeting May 18, 2021

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Attendance: 

@chaion07@ashiquzzaman@courane01@manzwebdesigns, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @oneal, @meher, @gtarafdarr,

Training team wants to better acknowledge the contributions made to the team.  If you have not yet filled out our contact form, please do: https://make.wordpress.org/training/getting-started/contact/

New Member:

Let’s welcome @satsilem @Manobala Selvaraj @Raman verma who have joined training slack channel the last week. The team have a few ways for you to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/

News:

WCEU presentation: Hauwa and @courane01 submitted a proposal to WCEU on behalf of the Training team.  @Hugh Lashbrooke has expressed interested in helping as well. The gist of it will be to speak about High Level Roadmap high-level-roadmap-to-learning-wordpress-development. If a 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. or JS dev is present, they can advise on all the lessons or series of workshops within. If the presentation and workshop are accepted, your presence during the  WCEU Training Contribution Workshop would be most helpful.

If someone knows one topic deeply, helping sequence that into a series of content may not come naturally to them. That’s where the training team can help outline the ideas.

Current work in process:

@erica and @courane01 will publish the proposed user roles and audit tool.

Scope of Training Team can be found here@andreamiddleton (she/her) will carry this feedback along soon to project leadership for the scope change considered.

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. Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Lessons 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
  4. Using a browser inspector
  5. What to do when you forget your password

Open Discussion:

The training team shared what they work with and how they would like to contribute to the training team.

#meeting-recap

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