Project Thread: Training Team Onboarding Paths

Overview

This post will document updates regarding the creation of new onboarding paths for the Training Team. The original proposal and related discussions can be found here: Proposal: Create a new onboarding experience to the Training Team

Project DRIsDRI Directly Responsible Individual - the people who are taking ownership or responsibility for a particular project or feature.

Project lead

Ben Evans @bsanevans

Project member

Jamie @digitalchild

Project member

You can join, too!

(We’re still looking for another 1 or 2 members to help out. Let us know if you’re interested 🙂)

Project Timeline

Start: November 26th
End: January 17th

Project Details

This project will create 5 new handbook pages that will guide new Training Team contributors to their first contribution to the team, and set them up for success beyond that. The creation of each handbook page will be tracked in the following GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ issues.

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Project Thread: Content Localization Foundations

Project Overview

  • This project thread expands upon our Project Proposal: Content Localization and seeks to outline the tasks we aim to complete to accomplish the project’s goals to increase and expand availability of content on Learn WordPress to a variety of non-English locales by:
  • Creating new non-English, and translating existing content in the form of:
    • Online Workshops
    • Lesson Plans
    • Tutorials
  • Increasing non-English locale representation in the Online Workshop 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
  • Increasing non-English locale representation in the Training Team
  • Engaging with and bringing in more non-English locales into the Learn WordPress community

By the end of this project, the Training Team will have a repeatable process in place to increase and expand availability of non-English content on Learn WordPress. 

This project is the first phase of a two-phased initiative. The second initiative will consist of metrics gathering and maintenance of a steady flow of multilingual educational content on Learn WordPress.

The initial proposal for this project can be read here.

Project Members

Project lead: @piyopiyofox

Project Members: @bsanevans, @courtneypk

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Project Timeline

Start: November 7, 2022

End: March 31, 2023

Project Objectives

In order to achieve the above mentioned goals and ensure the success of this project, we will need to focus our efforts on the following objectives:

  • Establish the Locale Ambassador role
  • Enlist at least five Locale Ambassadors 
  • Create a workflow of onboarding and how-to guides that take folks through the journey of joining the Training Team to publishing localized content
  • Bring in at least two new Training Team Members from the following locale communities: Spanish, Japanese, German, French, and Italian (These five languages are a starting point based on the most used languages in the WordPress.org stats page, and are meant to be a starting point and not a decisive list)
  • Have localized content show first on the Learn WordPress homepage when someone visits the page in their native locale
  • Translate 10 priority learning content into each target language (Inclusive of Lesson Plans, and Tutorials)

A Locale Ambassador is someone who bridges their local community and the Training Team through various initiatives such as, but not limited to: bringing contributors into the Training Team, onboarding contributors to the Training Team’s processes and providing language support, creating localized content.

Tasks

The tasks listed here have been separated by categorical work buckets.

Planning

Tasks in this section scope out project parameters and requirements for the success of this project.

  • Recruit project members

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022

  • Identify 10 priority learning content for translation
  • Create a checklist for each locale inclusive of documentation and learning content needing translation

Documentation

Tasks in this section focus on the creation of onboarding and how-to handbook pages and posts that need to be created to support this work.

Deadline: Jan 20, 2023

  • Being a Locale Ambassador
  • Translating a Tutorial
  • Translating a Lesson Plan
  • Advertising Learn Content to your local community
  • Engaging the Marketing Team for publication of new locale content on Twitter
  • Engaging 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/. for translation assistance
  • Engaging your local community regarding joining Learn WordPress
  • Bringing in Online Workshop Contributors from non-English locales
  • Recruiting Locale Ambassadors
  • Translate the Tutorial Handbook pages into target languages
  • Translate the Lesson Plan Handbook pages into target languages
  • Translate the Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter Today! Post into target languages

Content Creation

Tasks in this section focus on the creation of learning content prioritized for this project.

Deadline: Mar 31, 2023

  • Translate identified Lesson Plans in target locales
  • Translate identified Tutorials in target locales

Development

Tasks in this section center around work that will require a developer to implement.

Deadline: Nov 30, 2022

  • Enable locale tagging for Courses, Tutorials, and Online Workshops

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Project Thread: GitHub Process Updates

Overview

This is a follow up project thread from the Proposal for GitHub Process Updates wherein we will make updates about the progress of this work.

Project DRIsDRI Directly Responsible Individual - the people who are taking ownership or responsibility for a particular project or feature.

Project lead: @piyopiyofox
Project Members: @wpscholar

Would you like to assist with some of the tasks in this project? Please reach out to @piyopiyofox or a Training Team repTeam Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts..

Project Timeline

Start: October 3, 2022
End: October 31, 2022

Project Objectives

  • Create clarifying documentation for SME’s to manage GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ tasks
  • Institute a GitHub automation workflow that guides roles through issue creation to completion

Tasks

Listed below are the tasks that need completed to fulfill the objectives of this project.

GitHub Organization

Tasks below are non-technical GitHub admin tasks:

  • Creation of new labels:
    • Needs SME review
    • Content CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. (Ex. 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.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/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. Theme)
  • Create a Topic Idea issue template
  • Create a project board view for each type of faculty role

Documentation

  • How to vet topic ideas for accuracy, relevance, and priority and sorting them on GitHub
  • Update Subject Matter Expert Getting started guide with information on how to engage with Content Creators
  • Update the Administrator Getting Started guide to include how to perform GitHub sweeps
  • Update meeting documentation with Training Team sprint planning information
  • How to alert the appropriate faculty groups when a new task is ready to be tackled

Dev

Tasks below require developmental aid:

  • Automating the assignment of reviewers as tasks move between columns

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