Agenda for August 25, 2015

  1. Greetings
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Slides discussion led by @courtneydawn
    • 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
  4. Lesson plans status and questions
  5. Testing status and questions
  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 DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. Onboarding
  7. Questions

Please add any additional agenda items in the comments!

#contributor-days, #slides

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 July 31 Slides Meeting

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We held a special meeting to discuss the subject of lesson plan slides.

Background

Last year at the community summit we discussed the inclusion of slides and were able to lay out some of the bigger concerns about using them. Since then we have tried a few different things along with coming up with a basic list of what we would want if we had a 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. Most recently there has been an attempt to use the photoshop comps made about a year ago and try them as google slides. This would have still been a stop-gap measure as many of the concerns brought up are really only solvable via a plugin. Concerns the team has discussed related to the slides include:

  • 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
  • learning curve
  • lack of internet
  • design consistency between different sets of slides
  • maintainability
  • ease of updates

We’ve discussed the plugin many times over the past year including in January.

Pros and Cons of Google Slides
Pros

  1. The platform is similar to something many are familiar with as it’s much like PPT or Keynote.
  2. Allows color changes that would address accessibility issues.
  3. Allows offline mode and downloading of PDF versions.
  4. Allows for submission of template on Google Slides’ “repo”.

Cons

  1. There is no way to import the lesson plan content automatically as updates occur.
  2. May be hard to use.
  3. Seems to require fixed aspect ratio.
  4. Keeping design consistency from slide to slide, even with the master template, seems impossible to control with lots of people editing since you can just drag and drop elements on each slide.

The Reveal Option
Reveal came about as an idea after @bethsoderberg‘s initial HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites./CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. cutup earlier this year failed because of the impossibility of controlling vertical height issues. Reveal is just HTML, CSS, and JS and accounts for the slide height issues and theoretically it could also be integrated with a plugin.

Suggestions
@courtneydawn suggested a course of action moving forward that was discussed and agreed to by meeting attendees:

  1. We go back to creating a document that serves as a requirements definition doc for our pretend plugin.
    This will allow us all as a team to say what we think are necessary functionalities of our dream slide plugin
    and what would be just nice to have. We finish this by the time WCUSA comes around so we can workshop it with other teams and see if there are people out there who can help us.
  2. Rework the Google slides (if there is a volunteer) with no design components so that we can see what happens when the aesthetic functionality is not an issue. (@melindahelt volunteered to take this on with her most recent set of slides)
  3. See if someone who is going to do a test of one of our plans wants to create a set of slides of either Google or Reveal nature.

The overarching goal here is to create a series of functional test cases to look at together so that we can all discuss at WCUSA.

Moving forward @courtneydawn will lead a slides conversation every other week in the weekly team meetings that will establish the scope required for a plugin as well as enable the team to have a true sense of the universe of needs and issues with the slides so that we can make informed decisions at WCUSA.

#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 July 14, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and recap of last meeting
  2. Lesson plan updates
  3. Testing updates
    • @melindahelt has testing feedback that she will submit this week.
  4. Slides
    • @bethsoderberg found some small font size and spacing issues when comparing the PSDs and Google Slides. We’ll check to see if @ariwinokur has a report on anything he’s found next week.
  5. Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. logistics
    • @courtneyengle checked with the Outreach Team and found that they do not have a specific RSS/iCal/etc feed of Contributor Days at this time. The hope was to use this with some automation that @ariwinokur was working on.  However, we’ll need to stick to manual for now.
    • @bethsoderberg will start a draft plan for next week to handle contributor days for each of the following scenarios. @melindahelt will take on whatever needs to be done on the plan next week.
      • Someone from team can attend the contributor day
      • Someone from team can monitor Slack on the contributor day
      • No one from team can attend or monitor Slack on the contributor day
  6. Future logistics discussions
    • We all agree that we’d like to discuss lesson plan continuity in the future.  As updates to WordPress are released, we’d like our content to be reviewed to ensure that it’s current. When we have this conversation we’ll want to revisit the Content Audit 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 conversation we had in October 2014. @courtneyengle is going to check with the WPTV team to see how the TV video plugin is developing and how they plan to maintain and address changes in content as WP evolves.

#content-audit, #contributor-days, #slides, #testing

Agenda for July 14, 2015

  1. Greetings
  2. Recap of last meeting
  3. Lesson plans status and questions
  4. Testing status and questions
  5. Slides update
  6. Continue Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. brainstorm
    1. No Contributor Day RSS/iCal feed yet
    2. Automation
  7. Questions

Please add any additional agenda items to the comments!

#contributor-days, #slides

Recap of June 30, 2015 Meeting

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  1. Welcome and recap of last meeting
    • @bethsoderberg will add venue information and clarification that you don’t need to test at a formal 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. to the Testing Guide.
  2. No updates on lesson plans in progress or on testing
  3. Slides
    • @courtneyengle put together a draft version of a slide template from the PSDs we have using Google Slides.
    • There are some concerns about the slides as they are now, including the following issues:
      • Eventually we will want these in both 4:3 and 16:9, depending upon the projectors available. Will it be unsustainable to maintain two versions of the slides for each lesson plan?
      • Folks who aren’t familiar with the templates may have trouble with the formatting for a correct answer and for quotes.
    • If we use Google Slides in the future, we’ll need to set up a process for folks to use the templates maintained by team training and transfer ownership of the sliders to the team after creation.
    • @bethsoderberg and @ariwinokur will check the PSDs against the Google Slide templates this week.
  4. 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 DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. brainstorm
    • We brainstormed some ideas about how the training team can interact with folks at contributor days both when a team representative can be present and when we can not.
    • In general, we had a bunch of ideas about creating lists of things people at contributor days can do to help out. These ideas included the following:
      • Translating plans
      • Making plans to test plans
      • Checking to confirm that plans are still up to date after new WP releases
      • An ongoing list of little tasks
    • We all agreed that it would be awesome if a representative could always be there, but since that’s not possible we talked about having a representative video chat with contributors and/or be available via Slack to help with questions, setting people up, etc.
    • Not every Contributor Day is attached to a WordCamp and not every WordCamp has a Contributor Day.
    • @ariwinokur will look into automating Slack notifications from a feed of upcoming events and @juliekuehl will work on an initial list of upcoming contributor days if automation isn’t possible.

#contributor-days, #slides

Agenda for June 30, 2015

  1. Hello, welcome new people
  2. Recap of last meeting
    • Venue suggestions for testing
    • Clarification on testing groups (not Meetup.com required)
    • How is the welcome wagon doing with new people?
  3. Lesson plans status and questions
  4. Testing status and questions
  5. Slides update
  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. Point of Contact duties and procedures
  7. Questions

#slides

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