Recap for Training Team meeting May 4, 2021

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The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Attendance: @chaion07@ashiquzzaman, @courane01@alexstine, @onealtr, @evarlese , @paaljoachim, @thisisyeasin

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News:

  1. The Learn Working Group will begin merging the meetings into the training team meetings. Merging Learn Working Group into Training Team meetings
    @erica and @Hugh Lashbrooke have done a great deal around the workshops and the functionality of Learn. As part of flowing with where and when the people are present, and based upon feedback, it makes sense to consolidate the number of meetings. Look for agenda items around workshops and functionality to begin making their way into the Training Team meeting agendas soon.
  2. @courane01 has shared a High-Level Roadmap to Learn WordPress post. The post is dabbling with a way to map out what to learn in what order for new developers or new to WP.  Any kind of feedback is appreciated in the 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/. post.
  3. @erica appended a comment to the Contributor Ladder – https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/04/23/discussion-contributor-ladders-for-the-training-team-and-learn-wordpress/#comment-3015.  This is a segue into the user roles on Learn as well.
  4. The additional proposals in news – user roles – @erica has a doc in a draft state to help clarify what and why we need the unique roles on Learn. The training team had a discussion about what is needed as well for auditing content, and where #docs may overlap.  @courane01 will publish the proposal next week.

    Scope of Training Team – @andreamiddleton (she/her)@Hauwa Abashiya@erica@Hugh Lashbrooke, and @courane01 have been discussing creating a proposal to expand the scope and hope to open a discussion on the blog this week. Andrea will help draft that. Essentially when the Training Team formed, the goal was to create lesson plans.  A series of lesson plans would then be considered a workshop (think of a half or full single-day 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.). Learn has evolved from that original vision, and Training Team does help with scoping areas beyond lesson plans. The training team is in discussion on the mission statement of the Training Team, and what the team can grow into.

Current work in progress

  1. Lessons in the process: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)
    1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
    2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
    3. Trial run on a lesson plan and workshop about overcoming Imposter Syndrome by @lepittenger as part of Web Dev Studios 5FTF to be included in the speaker series.
  2. 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

A few of these @courane01 will take on as they are self-serving for onboarding folks to training/release-comms/docs teams.  @Lu has begun some work on the creating a blog post. If anyone would like to especially get started creating a lesson plan, Forgetting Your Password would be a great one to pick up

Open Discussion:

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Recap for Training Team meeting April 27, 2021

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Attendance: @evarlese , @courane01, @alexstine, @chaion07, @ashiquzzaman, @onealtr, @ella, @mukhe27, @Lu,

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week –  @Paapst , @Mike Murphy, @Marce, @ella@shammex,

Review and discuss:

Last summer the training team regrouped.  With the onset of Covid, the team wasn’t especially active.  But the Learn helped get things moving again.  Since Learn launched, the training team now need to revise the team handbook, contributor flows, and badges to separate from the previous methods all tied to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ (we’re mostly no longer using GitHub). Hauwa has done a LOT of work on that handbook.  As part of that, we’ve been working on the contributor roles.

@erica posted a p2 post that the training team been working on with. You are most welcome to leave any feedback that you think is helpful.

Current work in process:

  1. Lessons in process: (These need to incorporate the lesson plan template, and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough)

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

Some of those are definitely ones that @courane01 can help this week.  These plans are more self-serving for the team. Training the training team contributors around best practices for screenshots, how to create fake users, anonymize the names/brands shown, etc.

@Lu expressed interest in creating a blog post.  This would differ from the blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor lessons by synthesizing the rest of writing a post (scheduling, tags, categories, excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox., etc). If others have interest in those, let the team know they’ll help you get started with a lesson plan from the template.

Open Discussions

@erica said – for the Polyglots Training course, some folks on the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. are working on a course for Learn WordPress on how to get involved and contribute to translating WordPress and related projects. a lot of the content is in a draft format now, and will be shared here with the Training team for some additional feedback, all of the information and related links are in this post, so comments on the post or in the Google docs themselves would be super welcome https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/2021/04/26/polyglots-training-working-group-update-3/

As for the Learn WordPress meeting front – for the past three or four months, the team been holding meetings 2x per month that are focused specifically on the Learn WordPress site functionality, workshops, and discussion groups. @erica shared an update on this post to propose that we cancel those meetings since a lot of what we talk about comes up in the Training team meetings and, well, why have more meetings when you can have less? she wanted to flag that here, though, in case anyone has concerns or thoughts about that https://make.wordpress.org/training/2021/04/09/improving-the-learn-wordpress-working-group-meetings/

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Recap for Training Team meeting April 6, 2021

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Attendance: @azhiyadev , @webtechpooja, @courane01. @paaljoachim, @onealtr,  @evarlese, @mukesh27, @Lu

Introduction and Welcome:

We have few new members joining this week – @Chris Bell @Lu @Arul Prasad J

March Sprint Review:

March spring details can be found here

The training had people commit to working on 4 out of 6 lesson plans. Credit is where it’s due, kudos to @Courtney @cousett @paaljoachim @sarmstead for working on these.

April Sprint:

Lesson plans for April –

  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
    Plus the ones @paaljoachim is working on
  1. Content Goals Learn:
  2. Functionality Goals:
  3. Team Functionality Goals:

@Lu shared valuable insight about how overwhelming it is for a newcomer to get up to speed with the work and 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.

The training team used to hold slides in 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/ but now moved to learn and is looking for a simplified way to create slides.

The training team is searching for a way to  print out our lesson plans, quizzes and transcripts for those who don’t have limited internet access.

The Landing page layout for lesson plan is still being worked on and will be ready by the end of this month.

Team Goals for March includes:

  • Team Contributor Roles – almost there, we have the roles and are aligning them to the Contributor ladder
  • Training Handbook – published 
  • Learn Handbook – published 
  • Initial draft for Brand guidelines – limited resources and impact of COVID means we need to review this later

The handbooks will continue to be works in progress

The stakeholders meeting for content planning was delayed due to limited resource availability.

@courane01 believes contributor lesson plans is in a regrowth phase, and also the part about the lessons not being great for new contributors for March.  That left more lift on those that have been also working on team functionality goals stretched thin.

@azhiyadev believes adding an update of the sprint to the meeting caps would help everyone see all the updates in one place.

Imported quizzes:

Some of the quizzes were not correctly imported from GitHub, need line breaks and a few questions are confusing. The training team is doing an audit to clean this up. 

Review of workshop videos that can be turned into Lesson Plans

Learn functionality goals:

  • Making a layout for lesson plans
  • 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

Team functionality goals

  • Invites for stakeholders
  • Team Contributor roles
  • Brand guidelines

Open Discussion:

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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.

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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:

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Recap for Training Team meeting March 16, 2021

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Intro/Welcome

Let’s welcome  Luke Tarbucksarmstead ,Sagar B , they have joined this channel since our last meeting/office hours.

Meeting Time Results

Based on the poll last week, the team voted to change our meeting time to 4PM UTC.
Office Hours will also change to 10 AM UTC.

March Sprint

Lesson plans published this week:

  1. Create a Post within the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor
  2. Block Directory

Lesson Plans to be drafted and people who volunteered to prepare it:

  1. Sample Content ( @cousett )
  2. Image video focus best practices ( @courane01 )
  3. Screenshot video annotation options ( @cousett )
  4. User browser dev tools to anonymize info
  5. How to configure WordPress installation for contributor and developer testing ( @sarmstead & @paaljoachim )
  6. What other teams have found

On March sprint, the team have to make a layout for lesson-plans, @courane01 & @azhiyadev will be working on it to complete lesson plan layout that contributors can use.

 Invites for stakeholders:

The team missed this in February Sprint but will contact everyone and set something up for this month (only 2 weeks left). This will be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals and some ideas have included:

We missed this in our February Sprint but we will contact everyone and set something up for this month (only 2 weeks left). This will be cross-team collaboration in the organization of our goals and some ideas have included:

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

Training team handbook

@andreamiddleton has drafted the contributor ladder for distributing out Training team badges. @azhiyadev will be updating the handbook to include this. The first section of the Team handbook will be uploaded this week.

Open Discussions

Thanks to @harishanker for facilitating the meeting earlier today: https://make.wordpress.org/community/2021/03/16/tuesday-training-how-can-meetup-groups-benefit-from-learn-wordpress/

The next meetings are:

  • Training:

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Recap for Training Team meeting March 09, 2021

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Attendees@azhiyadev @ashiquzzaman @courane01 @evarlese @webtechpooja @oglekler @cousett @onealtr @meher @chaion07 @mukesh27
Notetaker: @ashiquzzaman, @thisisyeasin
Note Reviewer: @ashiquzzaman

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Intro & Welcome

Let’s welcome newcomers to this channel – @Jacy Wiewiora @Nicholas Babu @Haseeb Mustafa @SirLouen @Damilare Shobowale @jovialcore @cousett

New lesson plans and workshops published

New lesson plans and workshops have been published, Including the first Spanish-language workshop 

  1. How to Create a Post or Page with the WordPress Block Editor
  2. How to use WordPress Block Patterns
  3. Add New Blocks to Your Site Using the Block Directory
  4. How to Create Reusable Blocks
  5. How to use GitHub for Gutenberg? 
  6. Seguridad: formularios, acceso y contraseña

March Sprint 

 March Sprint details what the team is working on this month. Currently, the training team is accepting contributors to adopt a lesson plan and @azhiyadev been working on the Training Handbook.

@courane01 is reading the doc’s new style guide to see which part can be implemented into the training team’s style guides.
@cousett volunteered to help out with the research part on proposed lessons.
@courane01 mentioned training team’s plan is to create the quality of the screenshots. This will help the training team to move it along as proposed videos to train others in the process.

Slides plugin: A proposal is due, The main concerns are around maintainability and ease of content updates. If someone has anything they would like to add then please follow the conversation on https://github.com/WordPress/learn/issues/127#issuecomment-791417404

The Learn Working Group is an excellent resource for progress on Learn WordPress functionality goals.

The next Group meetings are

Sprint Team Functionality Goals

Aligning Team Contributor roles to the Five Stages of Contribution. See Observations on WordPress Contributor Team Structure – with support from @andreamiddleton 
It is an ongoing process and will continue to be updated as the need arises. The Training Handbook draft will be finished this week. The training team is still in discussions with regard to Brand Guidelines and hope to have something published for feedback by the end of the month.

Brand Guidelines

Already discussed,  If anyone has anything to add, feel free to comment on this meeting note post.

Learn WordPress Homepage Design

If you haven’t already done so, please provide your comments to the request for feedback.  https://make.wordpress.org/design/2021/02/03/review-feedback-request-ux-for-learn-wordpress-org/

@courane01 will get the notes from @tapps 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. review by tomorrow.
@Hauwa the team is happy to close it off to comments by this Friday and then handover to the 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. team.
Tracy gave some really great UX feedback via video recording and will convert to notes. 

Daylight savings and future meetings: 

A lot of regions will be moving to daylight savings soon which means we need to review our meeting times. Please select your preference: https://doodle.com/poll/wbkhzmcnv6ugh8su#table

The team will close the poll before the end of Office Hours on Friday. The results will be published after that. This will give those who join these meeting async time to vote.

Feedback requested

If you haven’t already done so then please provide comments on the following:

  1. UX Review Requested (Friday 12 March will be the last day for comments)
  2. @carike has been rethinking the delivery of training, including cost of consumption
  3. COPPA comments

Open Floor

Learn Working Group met last week and the meeting recap has been published.

Office Hours will be held on Friday, 12 March 2021, 11:00 UTC

The next Learn Working Group is on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 7:00 PM UTC

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