Training Team Meeting Recap for May 23rd, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. 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.)

This meeting was held in the EMEA time zone.

Introductions and Welcome

There were 10 attendees: @webtechpooja, @courane01, @hderashri, @eboxnet, @boogah, @ssebuwufumoses, @quitevisible, @meaganhanes, @meher, @lada7042

Welcome to the Team! @stespino, @arifmridhapranto, @kamplugins, @nerdypirate, @bareen12, @kuouu, @sunilstha523, @mandalkriti, @sandesh055, @livetacibulskaite, @novelgnomes

For anyone interested in joining the team, there are a few ways to get involved. A good place to start would be to check out our onboarding program.


News

Meeting Note Takers

Taking Team Meeting notes and posting a recap of the discussion is one of the easiest ways to get involved right away. Please take a look at the upcoming meetings below and consider claiming an open spot if you can.

Looking for Feedback

Feedback is requested for the following items.

Repurposing the wptrainingteam GH organisation

This is headed by @psykro

Members of the WordPress community have been looking for a place to house all code examples used for Learn WordPress and the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Developer Blog. If you have any thoughts and would like to provide some input on this, please share your thoughts on the github issue link above.

There is also a recent Slack thread on this topic that is available here: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1682439607553039

Pathways to Learn WordPress

This is headed by @courane01

Courtney is working on creating Learn WordPress content pathways. Please visit the link above to learn more about this, then reach out to Courtney or Team Reps if you would like to help.

New SEO Expert Handbook Page

This is reviewed and published by @amitpatelmd and @bsanevans

Amit and Ben recently published the SEO Expert handbook page that Amit has been working on for some time. If you would like to comment or provide input, your feedback is welcome at the page link above or on this Slack thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1684831067303179

Looking for Volunteers

Volunteer Hosts are needed for the dates below. Visit the linked pages to learn more about these roles.

Other News

Links are in the headings for the following topics. There are many opportunities to get involved in the community. Be sure to click through and learn more about each one.

WordPress Community Team Discussion #9: The Next Generation of WordCamps

“Next Gen WordCamps” are expected to have clearer audience targeting, more specific content types, and a variety of engaging event formats. Existing WordCamps and meetups will continue, and organizers are encouraged to pitch ideas that align with the new purpose.

The community is invited to share their thoughts and envision the future of these events.

WordPress 6.3 Planning Roundup

This post summarizes the release schedule and squad composition for the next major WordPress release – 6.3.

WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program: Pilot Program Proposal

The Contributor Mentorship Program aims to provide cohort-based and 1:1 mentorship to new and aspiring contributors. The program is intended as a pathway to help new contributors find their way into WordPress contributions.

WordCamp Europe 2023 schedule

WCEU 2023 schedule is out. Check it out! This year, the European WordPress Community will come together between 8-10 June in Athens, Greece.

WordCamp EU Contributor Day ideas

Comments are now closed for this post. There have been so many nice suggestions on what can be done on 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/.. Thanks to those who provided comments. The team is gathering all feedback and working on the contributor post and will soon publish a detailed post about the planning for Contributor Day on a p2 blog post.

WordPress turns 20 this Saturday, 27 May!

Celebrate this historic milestone with others from around the WordPress world. 

WP Briefing: Episode 56: What to Know About WordPress Playground:

If you are not familiar with these insightful podcasts, this would be a great introductory episode.

WordPress Playground is a WordPress site that runs in your browser. No server or setup is needed. Learn more about experiments surrounding the ever-growing WordPress Playground during this conversation with Rich Tabor and Adam Zielinksi.


Sprint

Content published in the last week

Tutorials

Courses

 Open requests for review

The heading link above will take you to GitHub where you are able to view, comment, and contribute to posted issues.

Tutorials

Lesson Plans

Translated Content

Project Updates

There are no active projects at this time.

Other Ways to Contribute

Are you ready to start contributing? Here are some ways to get involved today!


Open Discussions

  • @webtechpooja mentioned experiencing some travel glitches related to the upcoming WCEU23. Some discussion followed starting with this Slack thread.

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-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for April 11, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. 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.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the EMEA timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the APAC timezone at 7:00 UTC.)

Introductions and Welcome

There are 22 attendees, either live or async: @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @eboxnet, @jdy68, @mujuonly, @nomadskateboarding, @caraya, @courane01, @afrin29, @boogah, @weblink, @courtneypk, @west7, @onealtr, @chaion07, @faguni22, @lada7042, @amitpatelmd, @bsanevans, @sierratr, @kartiks16, @thisisyeasin,

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Rico@nareshdevineni@Kristin Aus@Nick Kadutskyi @Bradley Mubenga@SWICDEV,@Lycia Diaz

News

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

Do you have any thoughts on the proposed improvements to the Faculty program? Or perhaps you have additional ideas? Please leave any thoughts you have in the comments section of the post. (NOTE: Feedback is welcome from both Faculty and non-Faculty members) 

Learning pathways are a structured sequence of educational experiences or courses that are designed to help individuals acquire knowledge and skills in a specific field or discipline. @courane01 is working on it. If you have any thoughts, Please do share your thoughts in the comments.

Jamie produces fantastic content for YouTube, and he’s looking for feedback about whether they’d be a good fit for Learn WordPress, too. Please check out the information 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/ issue, and leave your thoughts as comments there: https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/1439

Looking for volunteers

If you are interested in helping with this, please share your interest in this Slack thread.

  • Discussion: How can we streamline the meeting agenda/recap posts? Reps have two ideas:
    • Agenda in GitHub, recap on the blog
    • Detailed agenda on the blog, and add notable discussions in the comments section.

Please share your thoughts in this Slack thread. Which of the two options do you think is better, and why? Or, do you have other suggestions too?

  • Project Update News

Until last week, at the end of each meeting, we had a section titled “Other projects” where we would ask project leads for an update. However, some projects move slower than others, and we don’t want to burden folks with excess notifications. The last week, we excluded the on-hold projects from the meeting agenda and add them back when they are resumed. You will find a note about these paused projects on the Team’s Administration GitHub board.

Other announcements

Content Published In The Last Week

Open Requests for Review

Project Updates

Other Ways to Contribute

Ready to start contributing? Here are a couple of ways to get involved today!

Open Discussions

A question was raised for step 5 of the subtitle translation and also explained nicely by faculty members. Also Introducing the Advanced Administration handbook was introduced by @webtechpooja


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.

#learn-wordpress, #meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for April 4, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. 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.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the APAC timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the Americas/EMEA timezone at Tuesday 17:00 UTC.)

1. Introductions and Welcome

There are 21 attendees, either live or async:

@bsanevans, @Chetan200891, @Webtechpooja, @HarjeetSingh, @dhanendran, @sagarladani, @pitamdey, @sumitsingh, @faguni22, @askaryabbas, @piyushmultidots, @digitalchild, @onealtr, @psykro, @vanpariyar, @afrin29, @eboxnet, @lada7042, @nomadskateboarding, @courtneypk, @west7.

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @kdevnel ,@Kyle@derventzie@Sardar Monsur,  @Harjeet Singh , @Corina L,  @Fishon AMOS.

2. News

➡️ 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 on this handbook page.

➡️ Streamlining meeting agenda/recap posts

Currently, the team posts very similar content on the meeting agenda and recap posts. Team reps are considering how we can streamline this better.

Here are two ideas we’ve had:

  1. Post an agenda in 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/, and publish a recap as a blog post. (This will reduce the number of posts on the blog, too, potentially making it easier to follow the information that gets published there.).
  2. Publishing a detailed agenda on the blog, and writing notable discussions in the comments of the post.

Regarding the above two options, @webtechpooja, @sumitsingh & @courtneypk voted for option 1(idea 1).

➡️ New team update

Each month, Training Team reps publish an update to the entire WordPress project about the progress the team made in the last month. You can read the most recent update here: What’s new on Learn WordPress in March 2023.

:arrow_right: New handbook pages

Team reps and faculty members are always updating the team handbook to document team processes better. This week, these two new pages were published:

:arrow_right:Proposal: How to run a Learn WordPress course cohort

This new proposal is looking for your feedback by April 7th. Please leave your comments on the post by the end of the week.

:arrow_right: News from other WordPress teams

Last week, a new version of WordPress was released – 6.2 :partying_face:

Has everyone updated their sites to 6.2 already? What is your favorite feature from the new release?

The best part for @webtechpooja & @bsanevans was site editor 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. label removed. @sumitsingh liked the “Meet the reimagined Site Editor” under 6.2  part. @nomadskateboarding mentioned his favourite part as Style Book.

Also noting: Call for volunteers to help with 6.2 end user documentation.

:arrow_right: Announcement: Temporarily relocating on-hold projects from the meeting agenda to GitHub

Until last week, at the end of each meeting, we had a section titled “Other projects” where we would ask project leads for an update. However, some projects move slower than others, and we don’t want to burden folks with excess notifications.

From this week, we will exclude the on-hold projects from the meeting agenda and add them back when they are resumed. You will find a note about these paused projects on the Team’s Administration GitHub board.

:arrow_right: Contributor badges were awarded last week

Last week, @esratpopy and @karthickmurugan were awarded Training Contributor Badges for their contribution to hosting Online Workshops, and translating content on Learn WordPress:training:.

3. Creating content for the WordPress 6.2 release

WordPress 6.2 was released last week, and we have a few more items we’d like to get published. You can find all content labeled 6.2 on our GitHub project board. Here are some items we’re still looking for volunteers for.

:arrow_right: Looking for Content Creators (vetted topics with no assignee) CC: @faculty-content-creators

:arrow_right: Looking for Subject-Matter Experts (topics not yet vetted) CC: @faculty-smes

4. Content published in the last week

We had 4 Tutorials published in the last week. Thank you to everyone who was involved in getting these published!

5. Open requests for review

You can find all content in the review stage in our GitHub project board. Here are a list of items waiting for a review right now.

We’re also looking for translation reviewers for the following content.

6. Project updates

Here are some projects the team is currently working on. Would anyone like to provide an update?

:arrow_right: Content Localization Foundation – @bsanevans

  • Please see March 27th update for a breakdown of content translated so far.
  • We had another Tamil lesson plan published yesterday :tada:

➡️ Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis – @west7

  • An analysis report of the data is scheduled to be published on April 6th – this week! See this recent update for more information.

:arrow_right: Introduction to WordPress Development syllabus – @psykro

  • A syllabus was published last week. Please comment on the post with any comments you have. We’re also looking for folks to help build the content for this syllabus :eyes:

:arrow_right:Gutenberg Rapid Website Recreation Videos – @jamesmarsland

Jamie produces fantastic content for YouTube, and he’s looking for feedback about whether they’d be a good fit for Learn WordPress, too. Please check out the information in the following GitHub issue, and leave your thoughts as comments there :smiley:
https://github.com/WordPress/Learn/issues/1439

Here is an example of Jamie’s videos on YouTube: 

7. Open Discussions

@psykro mentioned,

I just wanted to mention that next week Tuesday is the next scheduled APAC @faculty-dev-squad triage session, and he will be AFK. If anyone else in the APAC dev squad wants to lead that session, please let him know, so that I can arrange the relevant announce permissions for the #meta-learn channel. he also noticed that from what he can see the AMER dev squad has not yet been able to hold a triage session, so he wanted to check in with them and see if there’s anything he can do to assist.

@digitalchild also shared an interest to hold next weeks session.

 8. Other ways to contribute

And as we come to the end of the hour, I wanted to mention a few easier ways folks can contribute to the Training Team.


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.

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for March 14, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. 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.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the APAC timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the Americas/EMEA timezone at Tuesday 17:00 UTC.)

Introductions and Welcome

There are 17 attendees, either live or async: @webtechpooja@courane01 @faguni22@nomadskateboarding@mehrazmorshed, @eboxnet, @thisisyeasin, @lada7042, @ibalmarwan, @chetan200891, @caraya, @courtneypk, @westn, @dhanendran, @onealtr, @azhiyadev, & @bsanevans.

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @Freeom@mujuonly @Muhammed Iqbal P B@Mehraz Morshed @Mateusz@Lyndi Castrejon

News

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 on this handbook page.

  • March 14 – @Mumtahina Faguni
  • March 21 – need volunteer
  • March 29 – need volunteer

Faculty Members Update

  • We are considering discontinuing async meetings. Please leave your comments on this Slack discussion. (Note: This link will take you away from this meeting flow.)
  • Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12 for AMER and March 26th for EMEA. And according to the poll, we will run the meeting at 16:00 UTC. We will change the time from the next meeting i.e. March 21. 
  • Would anyone like to co-host the upcoming EMEA/AMER meeting on March 28 with me? Please leave your name in the comments if you want to volunteer.

Dev-squad update: Triage sessions planning

This post summarises the discussions that followed the dev-squad proposal.
The dev-squad triage sessions would alternate weekly:

  1. APAC dev-squad sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 06:00 UTC
  2. AMER dev-squad sessions will be held on Tuesdays at 22:00 UTC

The first dev-squad sessions were held in the APAC timezone today at 6:00 UTC.

We managed to review 5 Pull requests and assign labels according to their status. Our Faculty-member, @bsanevans, also added:

I’m really excited to see this kick off, and to see the progress the squad was able to make in just 30 minutes

@bsanevans

Introduction to WordPress Development: A proposed learning path

Please provide your feedback on the proposed learning path. Here I would like to mention @Courtney also shared a draft for learning pathways, just before the meeting started. Here is the link 👇

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1678805300219399 (Please note this link will take you away from this meeting flow.)

Launching the Contributor Working Group: Call for Volunteers

This post aims to start building the proposed mentorship program using the contributor working group! If you would like to contribute or be a part of this, comment on the post.

Start working on revising and creating content for WP 6.2 on LearnWP

Projects

Other Work in Progress

The following items are other projects that team members have volunteered to take on. Would any of the project owners like to provide the team with an update?

@courane01 also stated that,

No updates yet, I have drafts in progress and will start sharing those when I have them a bit more finalized. With the release underway, expect a slew of updates a few days after the release.

Request for review

Tutorial

Lesson Plan

Course

Other ways to Contribute

➡️ Co-host an upcoming Online Workshop
Learn more about Co-hosting an Online Workshop on our handbook page.
➡️ Help resolve a Content Error
We have information on how to validate and Triaging Content Error Reports.
➡️
Join the Training Team Welcome Committee!
Help us welcome new members to the Training Team and foster our growing community.

Online Workshop this Week

Open Discussion

@psykro mentioned confusion around the process of applying for team badges. @webtechpooja mentioned the team was in the process of updating handbook pages. The 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/ issue in use right now will be closed once those updates have been published.


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.

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for March 7, 2023

This meeting followed this meeting agenda post. 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.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the APAC timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the Americas/EMEA timezone at Tuesday 17:00 UTC.)

Introductions and Welcome

There are 16 attendees, either live or async: @webtechpooja, @digitalchild, @karthickmurugan, @bhargavbhandari90, @amitpatelmd, @afrin29, @nomadskateboarding, @chetan200891, @faguni22, @onealtr, @psykro, @lada7042, @eboxnet, @courane01, @courtneypk, @bsanevans

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @shilpa @Caleb Matteis @John@Shipon Karmakar

News

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 on this handbook page.

  • March 7 – @Afrin
  • March 14 – @faguni22
  • March 21 – need volunteer
  • March 29 – need volunteer

Faculty Members Update

Training Team goals

Training Team goals for 2023 have been published. Please check out the team goals for this year. This will help us prioritize different tasks throughout the year.

Meeting Time Update

Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12th at 10:00 UTC and the UK and other parts of Europe change after March 26th. We created a poll for collecting votes and below result we got:

Training Team Meeting Time Update for Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12th at 10:00 UTC, and the UK and other parts of Europe change after March 26th. We created a poll for collecting votes and Showcased the result we got through this image.

Learn Newsletter

The first Learn WordPress Newsletter was published. Please share this in your networks.

Come & Join The Renewed Welcome Committee

With the launch of the new onboarding program, the Welcome Wrangler role has evolved. Come check out the revamped role, and join the committee!

Process To Contribute To Learn WordPress

Add your thoughts to this Slack discussion. As to whether we should consistently stick to “Learn” or “Learn WordPress”, or whether both could be used interchangeably, we would be interested to hear the thoughts from the team. 

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. Update

Destiny will be away from March 1 – June 1 for a sabbatical. Please continue to lean on @bsanevans and @webtechpooja during this time.

Online Workshops Update

A discussion has started to include Online Workshops in the WordPress admin dashboard 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.:: Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide

Recap: Sensei Pro LMS Demo for Learn WordPress 

Sensei Pro LMS Demo for Learn WordPress – Thanks @Courtney and @Ronnie Burt for the insight.
Here are the discussion points:

  • Chapter 1: Navigating Learn WordPress Courses
  • Chapter 2: Enhancing the Learning Experience with Interactive Blocks and Videos
  • Chapter 3: Making Use of Video
  • Chapter 4: Navigating Sensei Settings
  • Chapter 5: Improving the Course Experience

Published Content 

WordPress 6.2 release Work:

Start working on revising and creating content for WP 6.2 on LearnWP WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 launched on Feb 7and you can check Recap: WordPress 6.2 Beta 4 Release Party Ride Along

We are looking for folks to create content related to the WordPress 6.2 release. You can find content needing creation on this GitHub project board. Here are other useful links:

Projects

Content Localization Foundation

Content Localization Foundation – @bsanevans is now leading the project.

– Project completion is scheduled for March 31st – less than a month to go!

Learning Survey Update

Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis which is now closed. @abhanonstopnewsuk and @Saloni Patel shared their thoughts on analyzing this survey data by 20 March (CC: project leader: @westnz).

Other Work In Progress

The following items are other projects that team members have volunteered to take on. 

Request For Review

Forthcoming Online Workshops

Online Workshop this Week:

Other Ways To Contribute

Ready to start contributing? Here are a couple of ways to get involved today!

Open Discussions

@webtechpooja started the discussion by sharing one of her celebrations’ news Holi – Festival of Colors. Also, @karthickmurugan asked about “6 of my lesson plans and handbook pages Tamil translations are waiting for a reviewer. If we find a Tamil Reviewer for reviewing those, it would be great.” Proper discussion with solutions had been provided.


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.

#learn-wordpress, #training, #training-team

Meeting Agenda for March 7th, 2023

This week’s meeting will be held in the APAC timezone on Tuesday, March 7th 2023 at 07:00 UTC with @bsanevans and @webtechpooja hosting.

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
      • March 7 – @afrin29
      • March 14 – need volunteer
      • March 21 – need volunteer
      • March 28 – need volunteer
    2. Faculty Members Update
    3. Training Team goals for 2023 have been published
    4. WordPress 6.2 Release
    5. Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12 for AMER and March 26th for EMEA — please vote on what to do.
    6. The first Learn WordPress Newsletter was published: Learn WordPress March Newsletter
    7. With the launch of the new onboarding program, the Welcome Wrangler role has evolved. Come and join the renewed Welcome Committee!
    8. How shall we refer to the site https://learn.wordpress.org? Add your thoughts to this Slack discussion.
    9. 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. Destiny will be away from March 1 – June 1 for a sabbatical.
    10. A discussion has started to include Online Workshops in the WordPress admin dashboard 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.Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide
  3. Published Content
    • Tutorial
    • Lesson Plan
    • Course
  4. Start working on revising and creating content for  WP 6.2 on LearnWP – WordPress 6.2 Beta 1 launched on Feb 7
  5. Projects
  6. Other Work in Progress
  7. Request for review
  8. 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.

#agenda, #learn-wordpress, #training-team

Become a Welcome Committee member today!

This month, the Training Team launched a new onboarding program to improve the onboarding experience of new contributors. Because of this, the function of the Welcome Committee (formerly Welcome Wrangler) has changed. Please check out the Welcome Committee’s new handbook page. And if you are an active team member interested in this role, come join the list of committee members!

What changed exactly?

Previously, the role required special access to the team’s email inbox in order to see contact form submissions from new contributors. With the launch of the new onboarding program, the contact form has been retired, removing the need for this special access. Now, any active contributor on the team can become a Welcome Committee member!

Is that all that changed?

There’s more! Previously, the role involved connecting with new contributors in direct messages, responding to contact form submissions, and sharing multiple resource links with them in order to get them set up with the team. Now, the focus has changed to just public interactions with new contributors. One only needs to direct them to the new onboarding program, as all other resources will be gradually introduced there.

Why no longer “Welcome Wrangler”?

The Training Team has called this role a few different names over the years, including “welcome wagon committee”, “welcome committee” and “welcome wranglers”. In September 2022, it was raised how the word “wrangler” can be difficult to understand, especially when translating to non-English languages. Those involved in the conversation then agreed “committee” would be a good alternative to use instead.

If you have any question, please leave them in the comments below. If you are interested in joining the Welcome Committee, feel free to 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.” @bsanevans or @faculty-admin in the #training 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.

Interested to know what other roles the team has? If so, then also check out Become an Online Workshop Facilitator or Tutorial Presenter Today! Or, come experience the team’s new onboarding program.

#contributors, #roles, #training-team

Training Team Meeting Recap for February 28, 2023

This meeting followed this agenda post. You can read 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.)

(We have alternated our weekly team meetings according to the timezone. This week we are having the Team Meeting in the EMEA timezone, and a Coffee Hour was held in the APAC timezone at 07:00 UTC.)

Introductions and Welcome

There are 18 attendees, either live or async: @nomadskateboarding, @webtechpooja, @chetan200891, @courane01, @saaheel, @lada7042, @sierratr, @ketuchetan, @sagarprajapati, @caraya, @ndiego, @thisisyeasin, @eboxnet, @onealtr, @courtneypk, @robinwpdeveloper, @piyushmultidots, @fikekomala, @webcommsat

Welcome to the team (Slack usernames): @olein @Ssebuwufu Moses @Matt Andrews @Harit Panchal @Dilip Bheda @Nada ElSharkawy @Mardy Sam @Tetsuya Yoshida @pratik @Auch @RYO(RIO) @Abdul Muqsit @Amir Arabnezhad @Vineet Verma @Dhanendran Rajagopal @anshuman priyadarshi @vannkorn @deji Aroloye @Nabayinda Hanifah @Saaheel Majethia @Ben S Wallace @Natalia @Holly Hendricks @Sabbir Alam @vertizio @Wooconnector @Sadie-Michaela Harris@Jay Patel@Ritchie Robinson

News and updates

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.

  • Feb 28 – @fikekomala
  • March 7 – @afrin29 
  • March 14 – need volunteer
  • March 21 – need volunteer
  • March 29 – need volunteer

Faculty Members update

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/. updates

WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

A week ago, a few team members were at 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. Asia contributor day and that was a nice experience. here is some highlight:

  • 25 contributors participated (including online)
  • A dozen new contributors onboarded
  • Started new content translations for Japanese, Arabic, and Khmer
  • Worked on promoting the Individual Learner Survey
  • Cross-team collaboration with Marketing and Docs
  • Discussed team goals for 2023
  • Marketing collaborated with Training during contributor day by drafting social media content for the resources available on LearnWP
  • @digitalchild looking to automate anything new that we publish going to the spreadsheet the contributors use for social promotions and ensure the theme of Learn WordPress maintains its functionality when the redesign comes our way.

Onboarding program

Training Team’s new onboarding program is now live!

Please go through it and provide feedback in the Onboarding Feedback Form which will be open for a month.

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/ website development project

New link for the LearnWP website development project in #meta-learn

Goals setting

Training Team 2023 Goals Setting

We were aiming to publish 2023 goals post by March 1. But due to health issue of our team members, it will get delayed by 2-3 days. We will try our best to publish this in a week.

First 2023 synchronous goal setting meeting link.

Second session was held during WordCamp Asia 2023.

A quarterly breakdown of the goals will be posted soon.

Newsletter

Learn Newsletter March 2023 edition

Due to go out as a post on the Learn WordPress website at 07:00 on March 1st. We will need to think through a subscription process to get more folks signed up for the newsletter on the Learn WordPress site. Ideally, we can give the link to Marketing to share the new updates more broadly going forward.

Meeting times

Daylight Savings Time ends on March 12, 2023 for AMER and March 26th for EMEA– let’s vote on what to do? 

  (This will open till March 7. We will show poll result in our next meeting, which is on March 8)

Team Reps contacts

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. @piyopiyofox will be away from March 1 – June 1 for a sabbatical. During this time, please continue to lean on @bsanevans and @webtechpooja.

Online Workshops in WordPress Admin

A discussion has started to include Online Workshops in the WordPress admin dashboard 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.Proposal: Modify the Events and News widget to show topic-based meetups worldwide.

Published Content

Tutorial

Lesson Plans

Hindi:

Tamil:

Projects

Content Localization

Content Localization Foundation

@bsanevans will be taking over as project lead going forward since Destiny will be on sabbatical from March 1 – June 1.

Please check the February 27 update.

Learner surveys and needs analysis

Individual Learning Survey for the Needs Analysis

The Individual Learner Survey has now closed. We have had 583 responses. Project analysts @webcommsat and @salonipatel, will now review and analyse the survey data. The deadline for this is March 5, 2023. (Note this was the original deadline for analysis before the survey deadline was extended)

Other work in progress

The following items are other projects that team members have volunteered to take on.

Request for Testing: Slides Plugin – @courane01 @meaganhanes

Skill Management platform discussion – @courane01

Exploring WordPress Certifications – @courane01

Training Team Site 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/ blocks – @amitpatelmd

Request for review

Tutorial

Lesson Plan

Course

Other ways to contribute

Co-host an upcoming Online Workshop
Learn more about Co-hosting an Online Workshop in our handbook page.

Help resolve a Content Error
We have information on how to Validating and Triaging Content Error Reports.

Become a Training Team Welcome Wrangler!
Help us welcome new members to the Training Team and foster our growing community.

Forthcoming online workshops

Online Workshop this week:

Open discussions

@courane01 said: “Join in on Friday’s coffee hour to learn how LearnWP uses Sensei Pro and what features we might want to consider including on the site. I’ll record and post the replay on the team site.”


General team information

You can view 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.

Training Team mission

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.

Getting involved

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in, comment on posts, and participate in meetings and on projects.

Team links

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Tutorials
    3. Courses
    4. Online Workshops
    5. Pathways to Learn WordPress
  2. Getting Involved
    1. GitHub Website Development
    2. GitHub Content Development
    3. What We Are Currently Working On This Month
  3. About The Team
  4. Our Team Blog

#meeting-recap, #training, #training-team

WordCamp Asia 2023 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team 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. Asia 2023 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/.! We’ve prepared activities for for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day.

We plan on hosting some online events during Contributor Day, too, so that people who couldn’t attend WordCamp Asia can still participate remotely! Please follow this post to receive a notice once these online events are scheduled.


Whether you’re new to the team or an experienced contributor, we’d love for you to answer our Individual Learner Survey. This survey will help us identify the needs of WordPress learners and help shape the goals for the team.

Once you’ve answered the survey, click the buttons below to jump to the section in this post that is most relevant to you.

Training Team Mission

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.


I’m new to the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Please walk through our brand new Onboarding Program. This will give you an overview of the team, help you set up the accounts you need to contribute, and even walk you through your first contribution!

We expect the onboarding program above to take 30-60 minutes. Once you’ve completed onboarding, jump into these other activities to continue contributing!

Review published content and submit feedback

The WordPress software continues to grow and new features get added all the time. Reviewing published content and updating content is important in keeping the Learn WordPress website current. Follow the team guide about reviewing published content to leave feedback about any content below. (Reviewing older content would be helpful!)

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to 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/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

Thanks for joining! Depending on your interests, there are a few ways you can get involved. For each of the tasks below, the team handbook should help you with process specifics. But if you have any questions, feel free to reach out!

Setting Team Goals for 2023

This year, the Training Team identified our shared values. Based on these values, we are now setting goals for the rest of the year.

Join in on the discussions happening on the post Training Team 2023 Goals Setting. Leave any thoughts or comments you might have right there in the post.

We will be publishing a list of finalized goals on March 1st.

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to the WordPress 6.1 and WordPress 6.2 releases are our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in either the 6.1 project board or 6.2 project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translating content related to the Localization Foundation project is our priority today. Do you speak Spanish, Japanese, German, French, or Italian? Come help us localize content for either these five or our 8 other languages.

You can find our project management sheet right here, and learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

Are you interested in editing content? If so, then reviewing content waiting to be published is our priority today.

Start by finding a piece of content to review in our content development board. This GitHub view has filtered all content waiting for reviews before it is published. Follow the team’s Guidelines for reviewing content and leave your reviews right there in GitHub.

Triage Developer Issues

Are you a developer interested in working on issues for the Learn website? If so, then working through our Website Development project board is our priority today.

Start by reviewing issues “In Review”. Any help you can provide issues “In Progress” would be great, too. But in generally, any attention you can give to any issue would be much appreciated.

#contributor-days, #learn-wordpress, #training-team, #wordcamp-asia

Proposal: Training Faculty Developer Squad

Summary: This is a proposal for a new squad within the training faculty to focus on moving developer-related 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 and pull requests forward.

With the growth of the Learn WordPress platform, the number of open bugs, enhancements, and open pull requests related to the platform’s development and maintenance has increased:

In order to keep an eye on these, and any future bugs and enhancement requests, I’d like to propose a new developer squad within the Training Faculty made up of faculty administrators, to run regular GitHub triage sessions focused specifically on bugs, enhancements, and open PRs.

Membership

The faculty developer squad will be made up of Training Faculty administrators with development experience, who can help review, test, and assign tasks. The goal of this squad is not specifically to work on any of these items, but merely to help move things along. 

Any contributor is welcome to work on any open issue/review any open PR, the faculty developer squad will merely facilitate this process.

Why only faculty members?

The main reasoning behind this is that faculty administrators have the required permissions to assign issues in GitHub. If you’d like to be part of this squad but are not yet a faculty administrator, you can read more about the faculty administrator role here, which includes details on how to apply. 

Development triage sessions

It is recommended that the faculty developer squad hold weekly triage sessions in the #meta-learn channel in the Making WordPress 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/.. Sessions will be run by one of the faculty developer squad members, and contributors are welcome to join these sessions.

A typical triage session will entail reviewing as many open issues and pull requests as possible during the hour, to determine their priority as they align with the training team’s goals for the year. Any interested contributors can also use this hour to ask that a specific issue be assigned to them to work on. For pull requests, the dev squad will see what is required to get the PR merged, and then either assign it to be reviewed, give feedback to the PR creator, or merge PRs that are good to go. 

Once any interested faculty administrators have indicated their interest, we will plan our weekly triage session, as well as document faculty dev squad responsibilities. 

Next steps

If you are a faculty administrator who is interested in being part of this dev squad, please indicate this in the comments below. 

This post will be left open for 1 week until Friday, 10 February 2023 at 15:00 UTC, for any existing faculty administrators to indicate their interest, after which we will start planning for our first triage session. The reason for the short time for feedback is that this specific proposal is only open to existing faculty administrators. Once the initial faculty developer squad is confirmed, contributors who become faculty administrators will be welcome to join the squad.

#faculty-training, #training-team