Recap of Training Team meetings, March 1 and 3, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, March 1, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, March 3, 2022)

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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @Paradigm5h1f7, @gudrun, @piermario, @arasae and @peteringersoll

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @webcommsat, @Courane01, and @nalininonstopnewsuk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Julia, @Umesh Gupta, and @Viral Mehta

Meeting Note Takers

  • March 1 – @ndiego
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed
  • March 29 – Volunteer needed

News

Translating Content on LearnWP

Dion is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We don’t want to lose momentum on translation work, and hope to get more information soon.

Sources of Info for WordPress 6.0

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

With eyes on 6.0 coming, @courane01 drafted a simple post linking to the relevant change logs from 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/ and reached out to @mamaduka inquiring a rough estimate on what version of Gutenberg will make it in. So far, it might be either Gutenberg 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 version 12.9 or 13, but we will know more soon.

Waiting until Dev Notes reach #core to find what has changed is a bit late in creating release content. We’ll collaborate with #docs and #marketing team for a combined training session for this release, so we would deliver content for 6.0 as well.

In the new schedule for 6.0 there is a walkthrough of expected features on April 5.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

Largely we’re awaiting next steps for this to finalize. This subset of the team will vet applications to present, facilitate with subject matter experts, and more.

Courses Guidelines

@azhiyadev has compiled the suggested course guidelines and workflow after communicating with those who have so far created courses. This is a public preview link for you to review. Share any comments you might have in #training.

Time Changes

EMEA/Americas will adjust March 27 (when Europe shifts time). APAC meeting will remain on UTC time.

Guidelines for Approving Social Learning Spaces Facilitators

We are in the process of collecting the entire workflow from application to be a facilitator to hosting an event, including Zoom credentials and procedures. Much of the info is in the handbook, but obviously details like Zoom account login cannot be included there. We are working on systematizing that for a more organized response to applicants.

Sprint

Retrospective February 2022

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

What went well?

@courane01

  • New contributors
  • Thoughtful reflection on improving 6.0
  • We are 99% ready to migrate 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. > 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/ (more on that later today)
  • Some work toward the annual goals in addition to monthly content goals.

@webtechpooja

  • I’m really pleased to see all the new faces and new contributors
  • Loved to see new faces and contributors are joining in APAC meeting :tada:

@gudrun

  • I did my first real review of a lesson. 

@arasae

  • I really like the positive momentum the team is building. It’s hard to quantify, but something is feeling different in a very positive way.

What could we improve?

@courane01

  • Ensuring all content for the month ahead is on the Sprint at the start of the month.
  • Creating more content.
  • When committing to sprint items, setting personally realistic dates for completion and sharing any changes to that commitment if I cannot keep those dates.

@arasae

  • Personally, I need to pick a lane, stick to it, and finish a thing or two. I am juggling a BUNCH of lesson plans and I have a ton of quality content… but it’s on my computer. That helps no one. I am committing to putting quality content out there, faster, even if it is imperfect! That’s what reviews are for, right?

@gudrun

  • I reviewed the CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. lesson, it became apparent that we need to find a way to identify for what version /theme a lesson is. The CSS lesson would not apply to FSE themes.

@Paradigm5h1f7

  • Would love to see a lesson plan for contributing or a beginners guide… there’s so much information I am not sure the best place to jump in :blush:

@nalininonstopnewsuk

  • I would suggest the navigation / 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. needs to be looked at in how attendees at APAC can process and interact with so many threads that take them to previous meetings during the actual meeting. (i.e. How can we improve Sprint retrospectives for APAC attendees? Full discussion here)

What will we do differently? 

@courane01

  • Ask folks to pick a date to finish tasks volunteered for (myself included) and when dates are missed, ask to recommit or turn it over for others to do.

Trello > GitHub MigrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.

@mdburnette, one of the #photos moderators, assisted the Training team on migrating from Trello to GitHub. After the Training meeting on March 1, the process began and was successful.

March 2022 Sprint

The March 2022 Team Sprint overview was published by Courtney. This month we’ll be working on this sprint. If anyone would like to pick any topic please comment on the p2 post or drop a message in #training.

Workshop Published this Week

  1. Intro to the Site Editor and Template Editor thanks @west7

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Templates and Template Parts
  2. Showcasing Content with Query Loops
  3. Getting to know the WordPress Dashboard
  4. Gutenberg Developer Hours

Open Discussions

@ndiego put together a proposal for additional Social Learning Spaces in March and moving forward. After a review and team discussion, the first two proposed SLSs were approved will be scheduled for March with the assistance of @arasae.

@gudrun asked about adding an additional labels to identify lessons and where they are applicable, such as FSE versus Classic themes. @courane01 indicated that a standard phrase for pre-FSE would be good to add to lesson plans that are not applicable in an FSE environment.

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Recap of Training Team meetings, February 22 and 24, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, February 22, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, February 24, 2022)

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The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @ndiego, @gudrun, @boogah, @aurooba, @sumitsingh, and @arasae

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @meher, @onealtr, and @bestony

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Destiny@Adi Cahyaludin@ren@Kajal Gohel, and @Sumit Singh

Meeting Note Takers

We are looking for team members interested in taking notes on the following dates:

  • March 1 – Volunteer needed
  • March 8 – Volunteer needed
  • March 15 – Volunteer needed
  • March 22 – Volunteer needed

News

WordPress 6.0 Planning Roundup

Training is very new to participating in having content ready at release. As we continue to improve our processes, we will continue to work on having as much content ready at release. Key dates to note:

  • March 29, 2022, is a feature freeze. This is the point at which we can begin assessing everything that would need to be revised or created related to 6.0.
  • April 12, 2022, is tentatively BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 – This is the point where we can begin creating the text of new content
  • May 3, 2022, is tentatively Release CandidateRelease Candidate A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 – This is the point where we can safely take screenshots and videos.
  • May 24, 2022, is tentatively 6.0 release day

The Training team agreed to try and align with these dates. Discussion about what content is needed for the 6.0 release will begin when we hit feature freeze.

@courane01 would also like to open up a training session around feature freeze inviting contributors from #docs , #marketing , and #training to discover what will go into the release. There was consensus within the meeting attendees that such a session would be of interest.

Translating Content on LearnWP

@dd32 is still working on temporary solutions, knowing that GlotPress will be quite ways out yet. We’d really like to get some input from Hugh Lashbrooke around possible solutions in the interim.

Enhancing Content on LearnWP

There is a discussion around using categories on LearnWP, as we do for workshops. But we really need to think about the Courses landing page, and how it could be improved. 

@gudrun mentioned that there isn’t a great overview of current lesson plans. @courane01 pointed out a page she made recently called Pathways to Learn WordPress. This page is not yet directly accessible from the LeanWP navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. and the design of the page still needs work. @courane01 is going to continue working on this.

Proposal: Faculty Program Structure

We are still awaiting info from Hugh Lashbrooke regarding next steps to launch this. In short, it’d be a team of folks that help review the content, priorities, and other reviewing types of things. If you have not provided a comment on the proposal post yet, please do as we are eager to continue rolling this program out.

Time changes

Daylight savings time is coming up. The Americas change on March 13 and most of Europe changes on March 27.

For the EMEA/Americas Meeting, the team agreed to shift the meetings with the time change on March 27. This includes the office and coffee hours. This means that for those in the Americas, there will be two weeks between March 13 and March 27 where the meetings are at an odd time. Over the next few weeks we will remind folks of the change.

For the APAC meeting, since many participants are in India, which doesn’t have a daylight saving change, that meeting will remain at the same UTC.

News From Around WordPress

Sprint

February 2022 Progress

Lesson Plans Published this Week

  1. Using Page Templates thanks @west7 reviewed by @courane01 and @azhiyadev
  2. Building A Sitemap For A Site thanks @azhiyadev reviewed by @aurooba and @webtechpooja

Workshops Published this Week

  1. Building Sidebars With the Site Editor thanks @arasaere viewed by @courane01

Help Needed – Content Ready for Review

  1. Introduction to CSS submitted by @hilayt24 (@gudrun offered to review)
  2. Managing Settings: Permalinks submitted by @west7

Check-in

  1. What did you commit to last week?
  2. What did you do?
  3. Any blockers?
  4. What will you do next week?

@ndiego

  • NA
  • Wrote last weeks meeting notes
  • NA
  • Write this weeks meeting notes

@webtechpooja

  1. I committed to 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. -> 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.
  2.  I am finding a way to migrate it automatically, hope soon find a way.
  3. Time
  4. I Will continuing work on migration process and reviewing lesson plan.

@aurooba

  1. No commitments last week.
  2. NA
  3. Nope!
  4. Proof Building a Sitemap for a Site lesson

@courane01

  1. Trello > GitHub migration
  2. Recruited some help to investigate Trello > GitHub, started a draft of everything published on LearnWP for make.wordpress.org/updates to share with Forums/support, Marketing, and Community teams
  3. I had very limited capacity last week.
  4. Trello > Github is my highest priority, followed by needs analysis.

@gudrun

  1. NA
  2. Worked on gathering learn content that is available in German.
  3. NA
  4. NA

@azhiyadev

  1. Sitemap lesson plan and Trello-GitHub migration.
  2. Sitemap lesson plan. I looked into the Trello-GitHub migration now to figure out how to identify the column ids, in GitHub
  3. No blockers
  4. I will work on How to set site icons and logo (without a 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.)

@arasae

  1. Sidebars Workshop + LP
  2. The workshop is done + published and the LP has a frame. Need to migrate that to Learn soon. I also found a lot of inspiration in child themes and have started drafting both a LP and a workshop. I will probably break these into two mini-topics (beginner and intermediate) with two separate lesson plans, because with new 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.-based themes, it’s not super optional to not know theme.JsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. (or at least the basics). So, those are in development and well on their way.
  3. I keep getting stuck on LPs. I always make a frame before a workshop, but my brain wants me to extend the LP beyond it, which im not sure is necessary. Just my own mental blocks I suppose. 🙂
  4. I will finish child themes part 1 LP, ready for review next week. Will probably look also at making a simple workshop for it and more theme.Json development.

Upcoming Social Learning Spaces

  1. Honey, I Broke My Website! What To Do When Site Editing Goes Wrong
  2. Beginner’s Guide To Full Site Editing
  3. Templates And Template Parts

Open Discussions

@azhiyadev

Next week we will carry out a Retrospective of the February Sprint as well as a plan for March. If you are working on something that is not currently on the Sprint please be sure to add it.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. 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. What We Are Currently Working On This Month: https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap: https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log: https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans: https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website: https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap of Training Team APAC Friendly Meeting February 3, 2022

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

This meeting is a follow up to the earlier Training Team meeting so that we can include more people in more time zones in Training Team meetings.

Attendance: @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @anandau14, @kemmy99, @webcommsat, @onealtr, @psykro

News

We discussed upcoming Contributor Days

Yoast Contributor Day February 4

WCEU 2022 Contributor Day, 2-4 June

If we have team members planning to attend WCEU, let us know if you’d like to help organize the contributor table of the Training Team.

We discussed Training Team Goals for 2022
A reminder that we’ve got some big goals for the year ahead. Please do take some time to scan through this overview. We’ll begin work on some of the March goals as soon as next week (such as 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. -> 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/ migrationMigration Moving the code, database and media files for a website site from one server to another. Most typically done when changing hosting companies.)

Other decision-making topics:

These are open for feedback. Please provide your feedback.

Sprint

February 2022 Sprint

We still continue working on shipping content for 5.9. If you want to help us in revision or writing new content please comment on the post or you can message us on #training slack channel as well.

Lesson plan ready for review:

Lesson plan ready for proofreading review.  If anyone like to proofread, Please let us know.
Should be checked for grammar/tone of voice, code validation, and instructional review.

Training Team Goals
These are flagged to be delivered by March 2022 and added to the Sprint as well.

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

Open Discussions

@anandau14 ask where to submit the ideas to improve the user experience of Learn course section. They can be submitted on Learn Github & errors and suggestions can also be submitted on Report Content Errors | Learn WordPress

@webcommsat shared


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. 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. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap Notes for February 1, 2022

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The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

In attendance: @azhiyadev,  @webtechpooja,@rkohilakis, @arasae @kemmy99  @courane01 @boogah @Bakersfield @sumitsanadhya @Gudrun @topher1kenobe @aurooba

Welcoming the newcomers joining the team (Slack usernames): @Asmodic @peiraisotta @Mahadi Hassan @sumit sanadhya @Łukasz Górski

News

Meeting Note Takers

@Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi has volunteered to take notes for today.

We are looking for team members interested in taking notes on the following dates:

  • February 1 – @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi 
  • February 8 – Note takers required
  • February 15 – Note takers required
  • February 22 – Note takers required.

Contributor Days

Feedback

Please comment on the posts below this week:

Sprint

Lesson plans ready for review

  1. Introduction to Common Plugins
  2. Duotone Filters
  3. Creating a Front Page in Block Themes.

Open Discussions

Thank you for joining us today.  Join us again for an upcoming meeting on Tuesdays at 5:00 PM UTC or Thursdays at 11:30 AM UTC (APAC) or Friday Office Hour at 11:00 AM UTC or Friday Coffee Hour at 14:00 UTC.  </meeting>


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. 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. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap of Training Team APAC friendly Meeting January 20, 2022

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here

This Thursday we ran after the first APAC friendly meeting. And got quite nice responses. 

Introductions and Welcome

This meeting is a follow up to the earlier Training Team meeting so that we can include more people in more time zones in Training Team meetings.

Attendance: @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @tshah0107, @anandau14, @kemmy, @tejwanihemant

News

We discussed Training Team Goals for 2022.

So let’s take a look at what we will work on between the 5.9 release and the start of March.

  • Use GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Projects in LearnWP repository for managing team activity
  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined)
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis
  • Plan promotions with the Marketing Team
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Other decision-making topics:

These are open for feedback. Please provide your feedback.

Sprint

 January 2022 Sprint

This week/month, the team is really focused on the WP 5.9 release and content coinciding with that.

Lesson plan ready for review

And we ended up with a technical question of the week.


Upcoming Meetings

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


Training Team Mission

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

Getting Involved

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

  1. 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. What We Are Currently Working On This Month:- https://make.wordpress.org/training/category/sprint/
  6. Learn WordPress Roadmap:- https://trello.com/b/rK1tztAA/learn-wordpress 
  7. Learn WordPress Issues Log:- https://github.com/WordPress/learn
  8. Our Lesson Plans:- https://learn.wordpress.org/lesson-plans/
  9. Our YouTube Channel:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnxqNA0WORZXWurEP6cNV6w 
  10. Learn Website:- https://learn.wordpress.org/

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Recap for Training Team meeting August 31, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found at this link

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.

Team Links:

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

Recap for Training Team meeting July 27, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

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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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

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