Training Team 2023 Year-End Review

The end of the year is nearly upon us, which means it’s a good time to review our 2023 goals once more and check in on how we are doing.

Outlined below are the goals we have completed, what is currently in progress, what’s on hold / being re-evaluated, and the details of each goal’s current state.

To date, we have completed 11 goals, while 5 are still in progress and 2 are on hold / being re-evaluated.

You can review our 2023 goals in this Training Team Goals for 2023 post, our our first half year review in the Training Team 2023 Half Year Review post.

✅ = Complete

🚧 = In Progress

🚫 = On Hold / Being Re-evaluated

March to June 2023 – 6 Completed, and 3 In Progress

✅ Create a Learn newsletter for learners

✅ Create a 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/. checklist/template

✅ A fully documented process set up for folks working on content localization

Plan a course for beginner WordPress users

🚧 Plan promotions with the Marketing Team

  • What have we done to progress this goal?

Individual Learner survey (tied to Needs analysis)

🚧 Establish monthly recurring onboarding Online Workshops in different timezones for training team roles

  • To date, we have not been able to consistently offer monthly onboarding sessions for our 5 contributor roles.
  • What’s next?
    • We plan to revisit the onboarding information, especially the content creator side to validate it’s clear and up to date
  • This will carry over to 2024

Create a dev road map for the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site.

🚧 Get involved with the redesign work happening on Learn

July to September 2023 – 4 Completed, 1 In Progress, and 1 On Hold

Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features).

Assess the content that has the largest impact.

🚫 Test out a course creation cohort method that will work as a group to create one course together.

  • Team reps agreed that we should re-evaluate this goal as getting consistent content creators on board should be higher priority

✅ Work more closely with 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).

  • Content creation accessibility checklist was created in this Training Team Accessibility Checklist handbook page
  • We worked more closely with Accessibility with the addition of WordPress Playground to the Learn WordPress site (see Slack thread)
  • We see this evolving into a new, specific, accessibility goal (Ex. make sure new content on Learn is accessible)

🚧 Figure out a method to manage localized content translation.

  • What have we done to progress this goal?
    • Reached out to 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. re: staging site which is not possible at the moment. Looking into a sandbox site
    • Docs team is also working on localization and we can meet with them to discuss their plan
  • We’d like to revisit this conversation with the team and 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. in Documentation as well since they are also working on localization

✅ Nurturing the Locale Ambassadors program (making sure people who show up have people they can connect with).

October to December 2023 – 1 Completed, 1 In Progress, and 1 On Hold

🚧 Audit Handbook

  • We will be asking for Training Team volunteers to help us take this goal over the finish line in our November 21st meeting.

✅ Plan a structured way to showcase Learn WordPress content.

🚫 Curriculum Advisory Board (working title) planning and outreach.

  • Team reps feel this can be shelved for now as increasing contributor output is higher priority.

We will review our goals in the November 21st team meeting and publish a 2023 goal results post at the end of the year.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 24th October 2023

The agenda we will be working on can be found on our 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/ project board:

https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/1949

For those newly joining us, the WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via learn.wordpress.org.

We have a few ways for you to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/.

Introductions and Welcome

There were 13 attendees: @devmuhib, @webtechpooja, @huzaifaalmesbah, @ethicaladitya, @lada7042, @sumitsingh, @nayanchamp7, @yuli-yang (async), @bsanevans (async), @benjirahmed (async), @gwallace87, (async) @sierratr (async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 8 new people here:

@Dylan Howell, @Ed Duncan, @t-p, @Sakib, @Hend Chen, @huei

Welcome to Training. What is your interest in Learn/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

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Meeting Note Takers

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Looking for feedback

Looking for feedback: Updates to GitHub issue templates and labels

We need feedback on what labels and templates in GitHub bring the most value and are still relevant to our needs.

  • Help Audit content for Learning Pathways

We need volunteers to help us identify the content we can utilize or enhance and incorporate it into our lessons.

Looking for volunteers

  • We have priority issues that need updating open in GitHub that are labeled 6.4

With just a few more weeks until WordPress 6.4 is released, we have a few tasks we need your help with:

  • :mag: Looking for a Contributor Hour host to help assign and answer questions about these issues cc/ @Courtney P.K @Courtney

If you are interested in helping creating/updating 6.4 related issues, please reach out to us.

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

There was no dev-squad triage this week.

Other News

Anyone can nominate 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.! Self-nominations are welcome, too. To nominate someone or yourself, please comment on this post. If you would like to nominate someone in private, please reach out to @Pooja Derashri, @Ben Evans or @Destiny

We also clarified with the Training Team Faculty members that with this 2 year guideline, Benjamin Evans and Destiny Kanno will automatically stay on as Team Reps for 2024.

Since they will be staying on to complete their second year and they are onboard the newest Training Team Representative, only one Team Rep spot will be open for 2024.

Team rep AFK Update

  • Ben + Destiny are away from Oct 21 – Oct 28 on a business trip
  • Destiny AFK Oct 30 week
  • Pooja is away from Oct 28 – Oct 29 to attend 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. Mumbai

During this time please leave any message/query in this channel and so the other faculty members can help you around. Thanks

  • Hacktoberfest is happening!

Come read this new post detailing how to get involved in this program with your contributions to the Training Team

Open requests for review

See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.

Tutorials

Translated Content

Project Updates

Learning Pathways

The first three Learning Pathway outlines have been published, and the content the team already has that can be used for these pathways have been audited :raised_hands::skin-tone-3: Keep an eye out in future team meetings for what steps will happen next.

:eyes: In case you missed latest update on this project

Open Discussion

That is all we had on our agenda today. Looks like there are not many things to discuss today. Thanks for joining.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 26th September 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

For those newly joining us, the WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via learn.wordpress.org.

We have a few ways for you to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/

Introductions and Welcome

There were 20 attendees: @webtechpooja, @huzaifaalmesbah, @weblink, @piyopiyofox, @ravikhadka, @jominney, @karthickmurugan, @sumitsingh, @digitalchild, @bsanevans, @shaggykat27, @onealtr, @yuli-yang, @devmuhib, @amitpatelm, @lada7042, @vanpariyar(async), @courtneypk(async), @sancastiza(async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 7 new people here:

@Shamali Sulakhe @IdeaSmith @Ramesh Bharathi @Asif Jamil

Welcome to Training. What is your interest in Learn/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

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September 26 – @benjirahmed

October 3   – @sancastiza

October 10 – @sumitsingh

October 17 – @huzaifaalmesbah

Thank you for taking notes this week @benjirahmed

Looking for feedback

Proposal: Updating the Contributor Ladder to a five-path model
Last year, the Training Team identified a need to clarify the contributor roles in the team. This post first outlines what improvements have been made over the last 12 months. It then proposes updating the team’s Contributor Ladder handbook page from a linear ladder to a five-path ladder, matching the team’s onboarding and faculty program structures.

Data we should collect to Highlight the team’s impact on WP community

@Ben Evans is working in collecting more data around the Training Team’s work. What data should we collect to highlight the Training Team’s impact on the WordPress Community and on Learn?

The team started a conversation last to last week about how we could indicate folks have completed a course cohort. Please leave your ideas in this Slack thread from last week’s meeting.

The team also started discussing: “When can an interested contributor take over developing a piece of content which had originally been assigned to another contributor, but no progress has been made for some time?”

Looking for volunteers

We’re looking for volunteers to author the October edition of the Learn WordPress newsletter. (See the Learn WordPress Newsletter – September 2023 to see how its structured). If you want to volunteer, please show your interest in this thread 

Abha is looking for volunteers to help:

  • Prepare a presentation beforehand
  • Contribute to the presentation and Q&A on the day
  • Edit the recording afterwards and updating documentation

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a Slack account, you can set one up.)

For those newly joining us, the WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via learn.wordpress.org.

We have a few ways for you to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/

The Training Team is looking for more Online Workshop Facilitators and Co-Hosts!

Almost exactly a year ago, Ben published this post: Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter Today! And the call for help is still relevant today. If you haven’t read that post before, please take a look

Also, Ben ran an Online Workshop 2 weeks ago about how anyone can apply to become a facilitator or co-host. Come checkout the recording here: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/online-workshops

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Triaged one new open PR and two new open bugs

Thanks @Jonathan for providing update and conducting triage session. If anyone want to join these efforts, Dev-Squad triage happen every week on Thursday at 7:00 UTC

Other News

Contributor Badges Awarded: @Harsh Gajipara@akshaya

WordPress 6.4 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 releasing today at 4:00 PM UTC at #core channel

Come check out Let’s share our notes from the Community Summit And if you attended the summit, feel free to add your notes there, too 

Checkout Hallway Hangout: What’s new for developers in WordPress 6.4

Open requests for review

We are looking for folks to help review these pieces of content. See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.

Tutorials

Lesson Plans

Translated Content

We’re also looking for translation reviewers who speak German, Gujrati, Chinese or Bengali.

Project Updates

@jominney said :
This post was published today with the work done so far. We are looking for feedback on the potential filters we plan to use and on the overall suggested revision to the site structure. Please comment on 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 with any feedback.”
https://make.wordpress.org/training/2023/09/26/looking-for-feedback-learn-website-information-architecture/

@piyopiyofox said :

We also have the following tentative timeline updates re: learning pathways outline work

  • Incorporate feedback – 27 September
  • Publish learning pathways – 3 October
  • Content audit + what do we have in place – 17 October
  • Estimations: how long will it take to create these pathways? – 20 October

Next steps for GitHub updates
Thanks to @Yuli for her work wrangling the labels out of 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/ for us! We have compiled this spreadsheet and we are seeking the assistance of anyone who is familiar with the repository with providing feedback on their usage (if any) of the labels. We will be publishing a post with the planned 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. to the templates soon, also!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XGJKG26N1T59dPM-G_oT6eI67mlgaaGV4YQm_XbGDqg/edit#gid=0


Open Discussions

@piyopiyofox asked Amit Patel to share about putting on an SEO Online Workshop

@amitpatelmd said : Happy to share that I will be working on a workshop for introducing tasks for SEO expert SME, would love to have feedback from you all.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 12th September 2023

The agenda we will be working on can be found on our 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/ project board: https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/1849

For those newly joining us, the WordPress training team helps people learn to use, extend, and contribute to WordPress through synchronous and asynchronous learning as well as downloadable lesson plans for instructors to use in live environments via learn.wordpress.org.

We have a few ways for you to get involved: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/getting-started/.

Introductions and Welcome

There were 32 attendees: @Destiny, @Jamie Madden, @Nazrul Islam Nayan, @Ronak Vanpariya (vanpariyar), @Sumit Singh, @Muhibul Haque, @Jhimross, @Benjir Ahmed, @Wai Hong, @Piyush Asthana, @abhanonstopnewsuk, @yogesh, @nahidsharifkomol, @Josep Morán, @oneal, @Ben Evans, @Vishitshah, @Jo Minney, @huzaifaalmesbah,@Yuli, @Jonathan, @Amit Patel, @Karthick, @Sancastiza, @Vagelis(async), @sierratr(async), @Asad(async), @Melita Poropat(async), @Courtney P.K(async), @westnz(async), @Laura A(async)

We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 8 new people here:

@Chris, @Mike Straw, @Lisa Maria, @Wai Hong, @Bikram Bohara, @Rahul Pranami, @Srishty Lamichhane, @Sakar Upadhyaya Khatiwada, @baliramchaudhary, @Bikram Twayana, @Thulo K Bhomjan, @Javier Casares, @Sudeep Shrestha, @Fabian Rohlik(async), @Chirag Radadiya, @Karan S

Welcome to Training. What is your interest in Learn/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

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The best way to contribute to the training team is by writing meeting notes. Here’s the guide that you can take help from.

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team, and you can find details on how to write notes in this handbook page.

Looking for feedback

Looking for feedback: Learning pathway outlines

  • Jo Minney said: @abhanonstopnewsuk icymi the most recent comment from Destiny here is probably most relevant (this was following the meeting earlier today with Sensei, 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., Design, and Learn to discuss the proposed information architecture https://make.wordpress.org/training/2023/07/07/project-thread-learning-pathways-on-learn-wordpress/
  • This is outlining content we need to create and organize for Designers, Developers, and End-users who want to work through a Beginner -> Expert Learning Pathway.
  • The Training Team Accessibility Checklist has been published.
  • Abhanonstopnewsuk said: Can we add to avoid link text descriptors like ‘here’ please as these do not have any meaning and can be confusing for screen readers. This is @Jo Minney and for all the effort on this guide.

Looking for volunteers

  • We’re looking for volunteers to author the October edition of the Learn WordPress newsletter. (See the Learn WordPress Newsletter – September 2023 to see how its structured)
  • @abhanonstopnewsuk is looking for two volunteers to work alongside her to present an interactive presentation about Learn WordPress for Portsmouth WordPress 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. (UK) on 27 September 2023 (revised date) at 7pm BST (6pm UTC). Does anyone have the bandwidth to assist?

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

At the end of the session, all bugs awaiting triage were triaged, a first since the dev-squad inception! :tada::clap::skin-tone-4:

Other News

We hope that this publicity helps bring in more clarifying feedback for this work.

Open requests for review

See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.

Tutorials

Lesson Plans

Translated Content

Project Updates

  • Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress
    A meeting was held today to discuss final plans for the Learn website’s new information architecture (see notes here). The plan will be shared with the wider Training Team for feedback and review in a week.
  • Next steps for GitHub updates
    • Recent update published on the project post.
    • The team will be publishing a proposal for reducing the number of GitHub issue templates by September 22nd.
    • @Jo Minney  is currently exporting the list of GitHub labels for the team to then sort through and document together.

Faculty Updates

Jamie Madden wrote:

  • What have you been working on and how has it been going?
    Working on triage team and reviewing tutorials when I can.
  • Anything you’ve accomplished since the last meeting?
    We cleared the triage queue last week.
  • Do you have any blockers?
    None
  • Can other Faculty or Training Team members help you in some way?
    not atm 

abhanonstopnewsuk wrote:


Waiting for an orientation date. In the meantime, continued collaborating on normal cycle of items , looking at cross collaboration with the release docs and dev blog.

Made suggestions for follow up to the individual learning survey analysis.

Been going through learning pathways

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Contributed async at WCUS 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/..

Looking forward to the orientation when people have some time :grinning:.

Cleared a couple of issues, mainly editorial or broken links as I have time.

Blockers:  time constraints – if you can make the days 28 hrs for a few days, that would probably help.

No help needed, just very busy the rest of this month

sierratr wrote:

Cleared a couple of issues, mainly editorial or broken links as I have time.

Blockers:  time constraints – if you can make the days 28 hrs for a few days, that would probably help.

No help needed, just very busy the rest of this month

Open Discussion

We have had a few open discussion requests come in today, so let’s focus on those for the rest of the meeting,

  • @Jonathan asks regarding course cohorts, how do we indicate that folks have completed the cohort?
    Jonathan wrote: Badges is one idea, the only downside I can think of is that we’d have to create a separate badge for each cohort. One other way I was thinking we could manage this was to add a new “Learn” item under the Activities at the bottom of a users profile
    Laura A wrote: @Jonathan great idea to add completed cohort area. It seems like the simplest way to implement.
  • When can an interested contributor take over developing a piece of content which had originally been assigned to another contributor, but no progress has been made for some time?

Ben pointed to the content localization handbook currently mentions:

  • If a GitHub issue has been stale for 2 weeks, 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.” the person assigned to see how they’re going
  • If no response is received after a further 2 weeks, then the issue should be triaged and either closed, reassigned, or opened for others to take on

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 8th August 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 30 attendees: @sumitsingh, @iamasadpolash, @jhimross, @eboxnet, @chaion07, @nayanchamp7, @vishitshah, @amitpatelmd, @webtechpooja, @shiponkarmakar, @piyopiyofox, @pitamdey, @digitalchild, @iammehedi1, @vanpariyar, @psykro, @jominney, @onealtr, @karthickmurugan, @lada7042 (async), @quitevisible (async), @webcommsat (async), @sierratr (async), @arasae (async), @itsjustdj (async), @courtneypk (async), @west7 (async), @nahidsharifkomol (async), @courane01 (async), @bsanevans (async)

 We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 8 new people here:

@D.J, @kensuke, @Harsh Gajipara, @Bello Habeeb,@leomofthings, @Artem Kondranin, @shivashankerbhatta, @Zunaid Amin

Welcome to Training. What is your interest in Learn/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

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Looking for feedback

Let’s elevate Team Values again

  • At the July 18 Weekly Global Meeting, we discussed DEIB(Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) Team value (This slack link will take you away from this meeting flow.)
  • Collaborative: We foster trust and cooperation through mentorship and respect. This is a supportive place that encourages reliability and motivation.

Looking for volunteers

Other News

:tada:  WordPress 6.3 will be released on August 8 (today) at 19:00 UTC and there will be release party in #core channel.

Table Lead: Destiny Kanno (@Destiny), Laura Adamonis (@Laura A)

Zoom Coordinator: Courtney P.K (@Courtney P.K.), Amit Patel ( @Amit Patel)

Slack Monitor: TBD (If you are interested, please let us know.)

  • WCUS Contributor Day: Tutorials Workshop (In-Person & Remote)@Sarah (She/Her) will be hosting live Tutorial Workshops, if you are attending in-person. DO join the Training team table at WCUS. Thanks Sarah for hosting.
  • Concerns over the European Union’s Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) Context: As the world’s most popular open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. content management system, WordPress acknowledges the European Union’s initiative to bolster the cybersecurity of digital hardware and software products with the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). The Act’s effort to counter the increasing threat of cyberattacks and promote informed usage of digital products with increased security updates and transparency is commendable.

Badges awarded in July

Last month, @Amit Patel, @westnz, @sarah were awarded the Training Contributor badge. Thank you for your consistent contributions to the team.

Open requests for review

See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.

Tutorials

Lesson Plans

Translated Content

Project Updates

Introducing the Training Team Guide Program! – headed by @Courtney P.K.

Creating digestible insight posts from the Analysis and results of the Individual Learner Survey.

@quitevisible: I will be drafting a post this week. Planning to have it ready for submission to faculty by end of this week. I’ll be reaching out to @Courtney and @Jo Minney beforehand to make sure I’m not overlapping with sections they may be covering.

Announcing the first Learn WordPress Course Cohort. -headed by @Jonathan

Project Thread: Learning Pathways on Learn WordPressA GitHub project has been created to help assign, organize and project manage the ongoing work. headed by @Destiny

@destiny: I’m looking now. I think we have recommendations for how to record written somewhere. Folks can follow this Creating your Tutorial handbook page.

Open Discussion

@Pooja Derashri shared some useful things about the Training team and its communication channel.

Other ways to Contribute:

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team Meeting Recap – 25th July 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 31 attendees: @piyopiyofox @webtechpooja, @kafleg @fahimmurshed, @chaion07, @piyushmultidots, @dhanendran, @iamasadpolash, @chetan200891, @subashpoudel, @margheweb, @thisisyeasin, @nayanchamp7, @shiponkarmakar, @markmemayank, @emmaht, @sacerro, @onealtr, @amitpatelmd, @utsav72640, @jominney, @karthickmurugan, @sumitsingh, @sierratr (async), @courane01, @lada7042 (async), @eboxnet, @courtneypk (async), @westnz (async), @quitevisible (async), @nahidsharifkomol

:wave::skin-tone-4: We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. Let’s get introduced to 15 new people here:

@anatolikkk, @huzaifaalmesbah, @cnormandigital, @akrocks @drebbitsweb, @tsuifei, @sheilabravo, @sacerro, @jhimross, @bycecaelia, @ostapbrehin, @flossyfaysal, @tamara1720, @alex911kz, and @hanneslsm

Welcome to Training. What is your interest in Learn/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress?

News

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July 25 – @FahimMurshed
August 1 – @Sancastiza
August 8 – @nayanchamp7
August 15 – @nahidsharifkomol

Looking for feedback

It looks like we don’t have any feedback asks this week. If there is a Training Team project or task you are working on that requires feedback (outside of content creation). Please leave in the comments.

Looking for volunteers

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

There was no Dev-Squad meeting last week because Jonathan was out for Work 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..

Other News

  • Announcement: Updates to team meeting times — you may have already noticed, but we have moved to a weekly global meeting. Other meetings are scheduled as follows:
    • APAC Coffee Hour: To be decided
    • Dev-squad 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/ Triage Session: Thursdays at 07:00 UTC
    • EMEA/Americas Coffee Hour: Fridays at 13:00 UTC

We have a survey going for the APAC coffee hour. Here it is! https://xoyondo.com/dp/XyTmYGCZ0puLHWC.

Open requests for review

See our Guidelines for reviewing content to review the following content.

Margherita Pelonara shared these:

Project Updates

It looks like we don’t have any project updates this week. If there is a Training Team project you have yet to share, please feel free to leave a comment in this post.

Open Discussions

@fahimmurshed shared, The Designer Conference (Artisanal Convergence – A Designers Gathering) will be held in Barishal, Bangladesh, on 28th July 2023. This is an in-person get-together. There will be close to 1500 attendees that day, including designers and developers.

You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

#meeting-recap, #training, #training-notifications

Training Team Meeting Recap – 11th July 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda in GitHub. You can see conversations from the meeting in this Slack Log. (If you don’t have a 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/. account, you can set one up.)

Introductions and Welcome

There were 20 attendees: @bsanevans, @digitalchild, @webtechpooja, @iamasadpolash, @piyopiyofox, @thisisyeasin, @dhanendran, @chaion07, @piyushmultidots, @sumitsingh, @piyushmultidots, @karthickmurugan, @psykro, @onealtr (async), @amitpatelmd (async), @lada7042 (async), @quitevisible (async), @courane01 (async), @courtneypk (async), @west7 (async)

💪We’ve had several new people join the channel recently. What is your interest in learning/Training, and what do you enjoy outside of WordPress? Let’s get introduced with 7 new people here: @mettadiana, @markmemayank, @psrpinto, @sarathgp, @rizvipersonal, @shuvo586, @iqbal1hossain

News

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Looking for feedback

  • The Training Team used to announce published content in weekly meetings. The team recently moved this and tested a weekly roundup message. They were so seeking feedback for this new change.
  • The meaning team now has the #training-notifications channel, announcing when new content has been published. Would that channel be enough?

Looking for volunteers

One of the best ways to contribute to the training team is by volunteering.

  • The team has been updating its 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/ processes. @bsanevans will be working on the next batch of changes from July 31st, and he’s looking for other volunteers who would like to work on this with me.
    • Please you’re requested to read the post and leave a comment there if you’d like to get involved – Read now
  • @iamasadpolash showed his interest in being a volunteer by raising an issue on GitHub and asking if it’s considered to be a contribution or not.
  • The team asked for help to make sure the insights in the analysis and results of the individual learner Survey don’t get lost.
    • This survey brought to light many important data about the audience learning about WordPress. As there was a lot of information in it, and the team doesn’t want to let that get lost!
    • @bsanevans asked to volunteer to share the content of that analysis post in smaller posts, maybe once every two weeks or so. Team reps are open to other ideas, too!

Updates from last week’s dev-squad triage session

Other News

  • Announcement: Updates to team meeting times – This is an important post, and the team asks all team members to read through the details there. In particular, they have created a form to decide when to host the new APAC Coffee Hour
  • Expertise needed: Learn how to vet content topic ideas for the Training Team: The process to vet content topic ideas was recently updated. @bsanevans will be hosting some online workshops later this week to walk through the new process. Take a look at the post for details.
    • Anyone is free to attend! (This would be great for @faculty-smes too!)
  • :tada:Training Team 2023 Half-Year Review:tada::
  • This post looks at everything the team has achieved this year so far, and what projects we have lined up next. So far, the team completed 5 out of 9 projects we wanted to complete by June, and also 2 projects we wanted to complete by September. That’s significant progress!! Let’s celebrate this achievement!
  • Everyone was requested to highlight their contribution to the training team in 2023 so far!
    • What contributions did you make to Learning WordPress?
    • Or what was an exciting memory from being part of the Training Team this year?
    • @bsanevans shared that he’s really excited that the team got a process for content localization set up. They also have Translation Coordinators onboarded to the Faculty Team
    • @digitalchild continues to review tutorials and provide assistance when he can. He’s planning on doing topic vetting once he can figure it out 
    • @sumitsingh continues joining and helping WP folks to contribute to the community and try to attend the team meeting
    • @piyopiyofox Memory was nominated as a 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. for the year
    • @webtechpooja is enjoying her second year as a Team rep
    • @psykro exciting memory was able to represent the team
  • @webtechpooja is hosting an Online Workshop next week – Come join the WordPress Training Team!
  • Team reps have published our monthly updates for June

Open requests for review

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  • Tutorials

Also, the team is looking for volunteers to review the following courses in preparation for the new WordPress Mentorship program starting this week.

So far, @quitevisible has reviewed the first two courses. Would anyone like to review any of the remaining three?

Project Updates

Open Discussions


You can see all meetings scheduled on this meeting calendar. If you are new to the Training Team, then come walk through our onboarding program to get to know the team and how we work. And if you have questions, feel free to reach out in the #training Slack channel at any time.

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Training Team 2023 Half Year Review

Can you believe it is already July, folks? This means that half the year has already passed us by, and with that being said, this makes it a great time to review how far we have come in completing the goals we set for the team early in the year.

Outlined below are the goals we have completed, what is currently in progress, and the details of the goal’s current state. We have completed 5 out of 9 goals for the first half of the year, and have already completed 2 out of 7 of the goals we set out to complete in the second half of the year.

You can review our 2023 goals in this Training Team Goals for 2023 post.

✅ = Complete 🚧 = In Progress

March to June 2023 – 5 Completed, and 4 In Progress

✅ Create a Learn newsletter for learners.

✅ Create a 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/. checklist/template.

✅ A fully documented process set up for folks working on content localization.

🚧 Plan a course for beginner WordPress users.

🚧 Plan promotions with the Marketing Team.

  • We currently do the following:
    • X-post the team’s monthly update
    • Share the Learn Newsletter link
  • We will also share the #training-notifications 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/. channel has content publication information with the Marketing team

Individual Learner survey (tied to Needs analysis).

🚧 Establish monthly recurring onboarding Online Workshops in different timezones for training team roles.

  • The team has been doing this in a one-off manner and is exploring how we can make this programming more consistent.

🚧 Create a dev road map for the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site..

🚧 Get involved with the redesign work happening on Learn.

  • The team reps would like to see the Training Team taking on a more active role in getting involved with the website redesign going forward and could consider running more frequent pushes for updates

July to September 2023 – 2 Completed, and 5 In Progress

🚧 Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features).

We have now established the Learning Pathways on Learn WordPress project plan which we can fold this planning into.

Assess the content that has the largest impact.

🚧 Test out a course creation cohort method that will work as a group to create one course together.

  • A few team members have recently been discussing how we could make this content creation handover process seamless and efficient.

🚧 Work more closely with 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).

  • A content creation accessibility checklist is currently being created
  • We are exploring how we can run accessibility testing sessions on WordPress Playground, for example, in with collaboration with the Accessibility Make team. (See Slack conversation here)

🚧 Figure out a method to manage localized content translation.

  • We are currently exploring creating a Learn WordPress staging site where we can test localization integrations like the Polylang 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, for example.

✅ Nurturing the Locale Ambassadors program (making sure people who show up have people they can connect with).

We will review our goals in this week’s team meeting.