Recap of June 16, 2015

Slack Log

#procedures, #roles, #slides

Recap of May 26th Meeting

Slack Log

  • Lesson Plan Updates
  • Reviewed List of Roles
    • @liljimmi wants to continue answering Support Flow tix and setting up new Authors
    • @bethsoderberg would like to keep handling the style guide, but start sharing copy editing duties
  • Slides
    • initial discussion and review of the designs requesting a slide plugin from the Meta team to integrate with the http://make.wordpress.org site and the Handbook
  • Volunteer for role(s) extended

#roles, #slides

Recap of January 13, 2015 Meeting

Recap of January 13, 2015 Meeting

Slack log (Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

  • Choosing and Installing Plugins (@suzettefranck)
    Suzette needs another week to get the screen shots in.

Testing lesson plans

  • Intro to CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. (@chanthaboune)
    Josepha reported back on testing Into to CSS at a 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.: “our biggest problem was not having slides (I know this is a trouble spot for us). But we got overwhelmingly positive feedback on the content and the structure of the lesson. There were some nitpicky things people mentioned which I am still compiling and there were some presenter pain points as well.”

Other Items

  • Slides (@bethsoderberg)
    Beth will work on a 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. mockup of slides and then we will find 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 developer to help us turn it into a plugin we can submit 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.
  • 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 – Feb 28
    @courtneyengle submitted a speaker submission to present on non-code ways to contribute to WordPress.

#slides

Recap of January 6, 2015 Meeting

Slack log (Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

  • Choosing and Installing Plugins (@suzettefranck)
    Suzette is done a first draft and got feedback from the group – it looks great! She is going to work on it more and have it ready for copyediting next week.

New lesson plans!

Other Items

  • Slides (@bethsoderberg)
    Beth and Jan are working on Slides
  • Supportflow (@liljimmi)
    @iandunn says he’s waiting on @nacin to create our account. We gave him a gentle reminder.
  • 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 – Feb 28
    A bunch of us from Team Training will be there and are putting in a speaker submission to present on non-code ways to contribute to WordPress.

#procedures, #slides

Recap of December 23, 2014

Slack Log

  • Only @bethsoderberg and @courtneydawn attended the meeting.
  • Jan got back with a draft of the slides
    • https://cloudup.com/cVmE0LjWosz
    • Need to decide where these templates will be hosted (shelve until Jan)

#slides

Recap of December 9, 2014 Meeting

Slack log (Requires 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/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account)

Status of Lesson Plans in Progress

  • Choosing and Installing Plugins (@suzettefranck)
    In progress. Suzette expects to have more time to work on it after WCLV this weekend
  • Managing Media (@mikemueller)
    Mike ran into a stumble on the media part. He created the video and sound files, but can’t upload them due to file size limitation issues. Mike is going to edit the video down to make the filesize under the 8mb maximum.
  • High Level Overview (@GregF)
    It is complete and ready to be copy edited

New lesson plans!

Other Items

  • Copy editing/Style Guide (@meaganhanes and @bethsoderberg)
    Beth: I went through all of the in progress lesson plans and did some basic formatting standardization to sync everyone up with all of the style guide changes that have happened in the last month or so. This was mostly removing a lot of extraneous horizontal rules, taking away the h4 tags, and fixing lots of quiz formatting. Obviously everything still needs to be copy edited once done, but hopefully this will fix some of the totally random formatting inconsistencies we’ve seen. I also replaced all of the starter text that Julie had added to lots of the Theme lesson plans to make the h4/quiz format changes there, but I’m not sure where she stored the original template and so I haven’t replaced that one.
  • Slides
    @bethsoderberg: I chatted with Jan a bit about the slides and so she is getting started on that project. I’ll check in with her sometime this week. Basically, the requirements I conveyed are as follows:
    • sample slides to work from are yours for the child themes lesson plan
    • goal is to compliment the lesson plan and go between live demos
    • basic templates needed for slides with a headline and text, just text, a headline and an image, slides to handle the quizzes that we have at the end of each lesson, and anything else Jan sees as a common pattern
    • format in 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. – I offered to code them if that’s useful
    • need a print stylesheet
    • font stack that has presentable options for all computers
    • compatibility with existing style guide/need to document design patterns, etc. for the slides in that documentation

    Also, could we use something like Jenn Schiffer’s SimpleSildes to house them on our .org site and present them at workshops.

  • Copy editing/Style Guide (@meaganhanes and @bethsoderberg)
    Beth: I went through all of the in progress lesson plans and did some basic formatting standardization to sync everyone up with all of the style guide changes that have happened in the last month or so. This was mostly removing a lot of extraneous horizontal rules, taking away the h4 tags, and fixing lots of quiz formatting. Obviously everything still needs to be copy edited once done, but hopefully this will fix some of the totally random formatting inconsistencies we’ve seen. I also replaced all of the starter text that Julie had added to lots of the Theme lesson plans to make the h4/quiz format changes there, but I’m not sure where she stored the original template and so I haven’t replaced that one.
  • Proposed Lesson Plans (@liljimmi)
    Tracy entered all Proposed User Track lessons into the handbook that have not yet been added. She also descriptions to Proposed lesson plan lists and links to the plans themselves
  • Outstanding Issues
    • Supportflow? – Supportflow is showing up in the admin, but it is not hooked up to anything. We need a way to answer contact forms. Help, please!
    • Profile icons – Can we get the training icon on team training member profiles? @jenmylo

#copyedit, #procedures, #slides

Recap of October 28, 2014 Meeting with Jen Mylo

Slack Log

Talk with Jen Mylo (JM)

  • MODULES RENAMED
    • We are renaming the objects we have been calling modules to lesson plans.
    • This change is in response to a large quantity of questions and concerns that have been directed at the general community team.  possible contributors have been concerned that they cannot build modules (using it as a coding term).  Because of our general audience of contributors, we have decided to use a more descriptive name – Lesson Plans.
  •  MAY WE MAKE SLIDES?
    • We CAN have slides for each intro section.
    • These slides should act as an introductory/step-by-step overview that does not replace the hands on portion of each section.
      • The parts of the lesson plans that have screen-grabs should be actually done live and mirrored by the students. Thus, they do not need slides.
    • The slides can/should be used as a packet for the students.
    • The slides will be done as individual basic 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. pages that anyone can print OR show in class. The decision to use HTML is related to making sure that the slides can be both viewed and printed on any system and does not require paid software, high bandwidth, new/specific operating systems, etc.
  • MEETUPS FOR TESTING LESSON PLANS
    • There are a few 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. organizers here at the contributor team meetup days and we will talk with them about testing the lesson plans that are ready.
    • One of the Automatticians is currently approving the new meetup groups and can also help us get in contact with meetup groups.
  • FUTURE ADDITIONS TO LESSON PLANS
    • create a video of teaching a lesson so that people understand how to do it.
    • create template for charts and diagrams so that it is easier – JM will work to get us a designer for this.
  • PROCESS through FINAL REVIEW
    • create full script / prerequisite / assets / etc. (all the items we are doing now)
    • copyedit lesson plan
    • expert content review (could be before/after testing depending)
    • design review (could be before/after testing depending)
    • 3 successful tests
    • followup survey for students and teachers (standardized)
      • will be on the central account – we can see the information
      • debrief of survey results
    • Any final revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.
    • Publish
  • LAST ITEMS
    • Finalized lesson plans will live on learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/
    • What is the minimum contribution for an actual badge?
    • Contribution Recognition is happening! Tracy is making a list of contributors and giving them to Jen. One of the .com designers is making our badge.  
    • We will be changing the way we contribute content sometime soon so that it is better as our team and list of contributors grows.  JM has put in a call to one of the developers to help get us a into the content repository.  More on that in the future.

#procedures, #slides

I just spent a good part of the…

I just spent a good part of the day, reviewing my slides and posted them on git hub.

These slides are the ones I use when I teach a full week (30 hour) class.

If anyone cares to comment or offer feedback, that would be great.

#slides

WordPress Training Material

I teach a couple of WordPress classes to design students. The first is 3 hours/per week for 12 weeks, the second is a full intense 30 hour week.

I use the same material for both and it consists of 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. 5 slides, a PSD and that’s pretty much it. I use the slides to introduce the concept and then just take them through the WordPress admin and then convert the PSD into a theme. It would be great to hear from other teachers and get an idea of what training material we need.

What material do you use?
If you have slides, what’s your prefer medium?
What material do you think is lacking?
Would tutorial, quizzes be useful?
Anything else, you think would be useful?

#slides