Recap of August 11, 2015 Meeting

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    1. Greetings
    2. Recap of last meeting
    3. Slides
      1. Recap of July 31 Slides meeting
        • We have agreed since the beginning of training that slides make sense as part of the lesson plan package.
        • We need slides to illustrate points.
        • We do not want to have to make slides and then update both slides and lesson plans each time.
        • We want slides to have these features:
          • 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)
          • backwards compatibility
          • reuse
          • minimal learning curve
          • ability to use without internet
          • design consistency between different sets of slides
          • maintainability
          • ease of updates
          • ability to account for different aspect ratio displays
      2. We will continue to discuss slides every other week, with @courtneydawn guiding the discussion.
      3. @courtneydawn will write up questions based on the 7/31 meeting for everyone to think about and will post these questions 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/.. The team will comment and collaborate there until we reconvene on the slides topic during our regular meetings.
    4. No updates on lesson plans
    5. Testing
      1. @melindahelt‘s 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. group is meeting next week to decide what they’d like to learn about, she will compare their list to our list to see if there is another opportunity to test something with her group.
    6.  Status of abandoned plans
      1. We are doing a full audit to determine an accurate list of plans people are currently working on. If the plan you are listed with is correct, please pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” @abuango or @bethsoderberg to let them know. If you can no longer work on the plan listed, please ping and let us know.
        • User Lessons:
          • Local InstallLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer.@courtneydawn
          • Managing Menus – @wpnzach
          • What to do When You Forget Your Password –@pwbrowne
          • Managing Updates – @kshivler
        • Theme Lessons:
        • Speaker Lessons – all of these @jillbinder
          • Creating Great Slides
          • Imposter Syndrome
          • Finding a Topic for a WordPress Talk
          • Writing the Pitch for your WordPress Talk
          • Creating your WordPress Talk
          • Becoming a Better Speaker
          • Women Talking WordPress
    7. The team discussed initial thoughts on content changes/additions to the Getting Started page and the blue box on Training homepage.
      1. We all agree that listing out ways people can contribute immediately would be helpful. Ideas include:
        • Copyediting
        • Content review to make sure plans are technically in line with the current version of WordPress
        • Writing lesson plans
      2. We all agreed that we should remove the design bullet point from the “ways to contribute” list since that hasn’t really applied to what we’ve actually produced as a team.

 

#procedures, #slides, #testing

Recap of August 4, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and recap of last meeting
  2. Recap of Slides Meeting
  3. Lesson plans status and questions
  4. Testing status and questions
  5. Status of abandoned plans
    1. Notify @bethsoderberg or @abuango of lesson plans missing from spreadsheet or status of lesson plans assigned to you. Current lesson plans out reviewed by @abuango and confirmations sought.
    2. Discussion to be announced later on what lesson plans could be connected together to conduct workshops.
  6. WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Contributor Days onboarding
  7. Lesson Plan continuity with WordPress updates
    1. When do we start tracking?
      1. Concern about lesson plans not approved but being initially tested matching up with the current version of what instructors and students may be using
    2. How and who will do the updating of content?
    3. Review @juliekuehl’s request for content audit plugin.  Further discussion at August 18th meeting.
  8. Alternate weekly discussions between Slides and Content Audit

#content-audit, #contributor-days, #feedback, #procedures, #slides

Recap of last meeting July 21 2015

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  • Recap of last meeting
  • Lesson plans status and questions
  • Testing status and questions
    • @melindahelt shared her lesson plan testing experience with Dashboard overview and High Level Overview
  • Slides update
  • Slides – Master view to tweak updates
  • Review initial Contributor Day process 
    • Calendar needed for manual tweaking about contributor days.
    • @courtneyengle will check on 3rd party integration with bots
    • Discussion on autotweeting the event hashtags with a general join WP on Slack https://make.wordpress.org/chat link @courtneyengle will check with Outreach
  • Questions & Misc
    • Welcome Wagon members will communicate together on who reached out to new members to avoid duplication

#contributor-days, #procedures, #slides, #testing

Recap of June 23, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Hello and recap of last meeting
  2. Lesson plans status and questions
    • Team reports work in progress
  3. Testing status and questions
    • Seeking suggestions for finding venues
      • Library
      • Chamber of Commerce
      • Cowork spaces
      • Colleges
  4. Questions on new team roles
    • Welcome Wagon DM script
    • @courtneyengle Create a script for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Point of Contacts
  5. Slides – @courtneyengle will migrate Training Slides PSDs to Google Slides templates and report back next week

#procedures, #roles, #slides, #testing

Recap of June 16, 2015

Slack Log

#procedures, #roles, #slides

Recap of June 8

Slack Log

#procedures

Agenda for June 2, 2015

Slack Log

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Recap of May 19, 2015

Slack Log

Overview of last week

Lesson Plan (LP) review

Evolving team priorities and needs

  • Roles we have or need (current person)
  • Priorities of the team in order
    • Fully test all of the finished LPs
      • slides
      • standardizing length/ease of use
      • make edits across all LPs as testing results come in
      • tightening feedback loopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop.
    • Make new LPs

Planned actions + timeline

  • Next Meeting
    • Slides (review history + progress next meeting)
    • Page discussing teaching challenges (Yay/Nay? next meeting)
    • Come up with ideas to make testing possible (discuss next week)
  • Immediate 
    • Volunteer for role(s) (via blog all week)
      • Add time it took to the testing questionnaire (not a role, but need volunteer)
    • DM Tracy/Courtney about Lead (via SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. all week)
    • Decide on time to discuss Nigeria and WC
      • Probably Monday 1700UTC (alternate suggestions in Slack please)
      • Talk to outreach about this on Thursday (need volunteer)

#procedures, #roles

Recap of May 5, 2015

Slack Log
We dedicated the meeting to team priorities/issues review.

Prioritized Issue Register:

  1. unexpected personal issues (includes work)
  2. time change
  3. NUX meeting overlap
  4. evolving team priorities/needs
  5. team role burn-out

Actionable Solutions:

  1. unexpected personal issues (includes work)
    1. more people
    2. clear communication
  2. time change
    1. time is good, just send more reminders
    2. reassess at Northern Autumn (Fall time change)
  3. NUX meeting overlap
    1. may be issue when it restarts, review later
  4. evolving team priorities/needs + team role burn-out
    1. set aside NEXT meeting to review roles, needs, etc

#procedures

Recap of March 3, 2015 Meeting

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Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

  • How to find help with WordPress (@abuango)
    Abubakar received some feedback from @bethsoderberg and the rest of the group.

Other Items

  • Style Guide (@bethsoderberg)
    Beth added Skitch and Monster WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. to the style guide. She is planning on writing a little Skitch tutorial once I add the new screenshots to @suzettefranck‘s lesson plan. The group discussed adding the XML sample content for themes to the style guide.
  • Profile Badges
    @samuelsidler got us up-to-date on the Training profile badge situation. Meta folks are trying to figure out why the training badge isn’t showing up. There is a ticket for it: https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/918We also talked about automating badges. @liljimmi proposed: editing a lesson plan or having a user role of Editor and above earns a badge. People agreed that any edit should earn a badge, but not just having an author user role.

    @juliekuehl mentioned wanting to keep a manual option for folks who test plans.

  • WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Lancaster was great! 5 folks from Team Training gave a presentation on non-code ways to contribute to WordPress.

#procedures