Meeting Agenda for July 5 – 7, 2022

Please join us for our Team Meeting Tuesdays at 16:00 UTC OR Thursdays at 11:30 UTC (APAC friendly) OR Coffee Hour Friday at 13:00 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. News
    1. Meeting Note Takers
      1. July 5 – @courtneypk
      2. July 12 – @samanthaxmunoz
      3. July 19 – @kryzpt
      4. July 26 – @psykro
    1. GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ automation updatesCopyeditor checklist
      1. New Projects 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.
    2. Update about the individual survey
    3. Needs Analysis working group poll
    4. Naming suggestions for lesson plans, workshops, and social learning spaces
    5. Learn WordPress Development: Creating a Public Roadmap for Content Creation
    6. Training Team Goals and Strategy Call
    7. Rethinking the Lesson Plan Creation & Updating Process
    8. Social Learning Spaces on Learn WordPress
    9. Big Picture Goals 2022
  3. Monthly Sprint
    1. Progress
      1. Drafts
      2. Reviews
      3. Published
    2. Help Needed
      1. Content
        1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
          1. High Priority
          2. Medium Priority
          3. Quick Fix
        2. Topic Ideas
      2. Website Development
        1. High Priority Issues
        2. Medium Priority Issues
        3. Good First Issues
      3. Training Team Administration
    3. Check-in
      1. What did you do last week?
      2. What are you doing this week?
      3. Any Blockers?
    4. Monthly Retrospective
      1. June July Sprint
      2. Training Team Goals
  4. Open Discussions

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

#agenda, #learn-wordpress, #training

Training Team Meeting Recap – June 21 & 23

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 23, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

1. Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting:  @azhiyadev, @courane01, @webtechpooja, @samanthaxmunoz @caraya @piyopiyofox @eboxnet @Kryzpt @kartiks16 @WebCommsat @Kemmy99 @courtneypk @bsanevans

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @Kryzpt, @eboxnet, @sabbir16, @chaion07, @AfshanaDiya, @shubhamsedani, @psykro, @courtneypk @wpscholar @mysweetcate @kp4net

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Sagar Nasit, @Vagelis, @kp4net, @mysweetcate

Meeting Note Takers

2. News

GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ automation updates :

Take a look at the Github beta project here, you can swap between 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. and regular projects. We use GitHub projects to track website development, content development, and team administration. We received access to Projects Beta, and we have started to move our Content Development over. We are next working on actions and automation.

What we want to have is that if someone submits a lesson plan or workshop, then the next group of people that are to review that would be pinged, with a checklist of what to look for.

Copyeditor checklist

We will be relaunching who is interested/willing to contribute to various team roles soon, including those that want to copy edit and organise within GitHub teams to use notifications there for this activity.

Team roles & Faculty Roles

Before moving to GitHub, we had these organized in TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing.. We’re working to move these to GitHub, which will later help us organize those call-ins on the contribution

Faculty Program Members

This is an unpublished page, but ready for the team to see on a public preview link. Thanks to @Destiny for the revision so far.  We’re still having some conversations about linking to the GitHub issues for the list, so stay tuned for more info.

 Update about Individual Learner Survey

 Specifically, the form is not GDPR compliant and everyone is concerned about, who owns the account where the data is stored?

@Destiny has looked into some options for surveys and in the past, we seem to have used Crowdsignal (although that is Automattic owned). The 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 is currently disabled on Learn.
#marketing has also suggested SurveyMonkey and SmartSurvey but there is no official tool used by the team. @Angela Jin is checking to see what we use for WordCamps (it may be Crowdsignal).

Needs Analysis working group

We are still working to build the thorough Needs Analysis per how organizations would anticipate this type of a survey, and the value it would be for them.

Badges:

Meeting notes and more: @Destiny @Makinde Ruth Oluwakemi  @Jonathan  @Femy @boogah

Content creation: @artdecotech @Benachi @kafleg @Carlos

Congratulations folks for training team badges. We greatly appreciate your contribution.

Naming suggestions

We are in sync with #polyglots and #marketing for naming suggestions for lesson plans, workshops, and SLS (Social learning spaces). It needs brainstorming. We are thinking to start a poll and we will soon work on it.

3. Sprint

June-July Sprint

The Training team is using Sprints to determine what we are working on and to determine our time frame for delivery.

Drafts in Progress

We currently have 24 items currently being drafted.

These lesson plans are under Review Process:

  1. Block Locking – Lesson Plan
  2. Upload a Theme to the WordPress Repository – Lesson Plan
  3. What to Include in Functions.php – Lesson Plan
  4. Gallery Block – Lesson Plan
  5. Child Theme for Block Themes – Lesson Plan
  6. WebP – Lesson Plan
  7. Styling Your Site with Global Styles – Lesson Plan
  8. User Management – Workshop
  9. Managing Media lesson plan – Lesson Plan

New videos in Portuguese are ready to review,

https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1655844289202409
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02RW657Q/p1655921849888749

Ready to publish – Theme.json – Lesson Plan

4. Open Discussion

Feel free to claim any of the issues on our Content Development and Website Development boards.

WordCamp Kathmandu 2022

WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India (Sept 24 & 25)

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

#training

May 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Items related to the release that we worked on and improved planning and joint working.
  • Tracking issues across GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ from the source in 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/ repo.
  • Launch of the Faculty Program.
  • Interaction between meetings and so many new faces are joining us.

What could we improve?

  • Finish the GitHub automation/actions to be more clear about what contributors can do.
  • Contribute to quarterly goals at least as much as release-related initiatives.
  • Call for Content Creation.
  • Fast track the content review and publish it soon, what we decided earlier in 2-3 weeks.

What will we do differently?

  • Start tracking Gutenberg issues that impact 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. this week.
  • Releases are not stacked right against an international 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. with all the prep for it. And contributor days right after release.
  • Organize a virtual zoom call (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/.) of 2-3 hours, to kick off the review and publish content part. And audit previous content for the latest release.

#retro

#meta, #retro, #training

Training Team Meeting Recap – June 14 & 16

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 14, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 16, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @leogopal, @arasae, @ndiego, @webcommsat, @courtneypk, and @samanthaxmunoz

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @kartiks16, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @meher, @bsanevans, @wpscholar, @shusei, and @Kk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Víctor Sáenz@Rendani@Nox Dineen-Porter, @Chandler Weiner@Daniel Grossfeld@Asfandyar, @Sadman Sakib Nadvi@Dom, and @Danish Naseer

Meeting Note Takers

News

Independent Learner Survey

This Independent Learner Survey was worked on by the team at WCEU. The hope is to open this up for any individual in the WordPress space to share how they’ve learned WordPress, what areas they’d like more support with learning, and more.

While this is not a full “needs analysis”, the goal is to make LearnWP a resource to really serves the community, from hobbyists to large scale organizations and many roles within. This survey is a first step in identifying the types of content that WordPress users are looking for.

Training Needs Analysis

Following the Learner Survey, a more official “needs analysis” should be conducted. There is a bit of an industry standard for these. @Robbie and @abhanonstopnewsuk have volunteered to help the team move further along with this. Both are seasoned professionals who conduct frequent needs analysis. A working session to begin this process will hopefully be scheduled by next week.

Naming Content Types

On LearnWP, we have:

  • lesson plans
  • workshops
  • social learning spaces
  • courses

Workshops were originally a term the Training Team used/intended to mean a series of lesson plans presented together, much like the workshops during WCEU.

The term was then applied to mean videos on LearnWP that people watched before attending discussion groups (later named Social Learning Spaces). In conjunction with the feedback from #polyglots that “Social Learning Spaces” often doesn’t translate well, the team is rethinking how things are named.

Merging Lesson Plan and Workshops

Related to the naming of content types mentioned above, workshops are now videos, roughly in parity with lesson plans. Previous effort/work has been done around what the merge could look like, including the landing pages for lesson plans.

The idea tentatively is to have the video and slides near the top, the text walk-throughs after, and tuck the teacher bits like objective statements behind a tab dropdown or something of the sort. Here are a couple proposed ideas:

The team is also thinking that adding several lesson plans together essentially become a course. The individual versions would be stand-alone, and could still be presented by a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizer and used by instructors, or direct learners.

There is still a lot of work to be done, and further progress depends on finalizing content type naming.

Monthly Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. The feedback is then posted, here is an example from April 2022. May’s retrospective was delayed due to WCEU.

May Sprint 2022

  • 2 Lesson Plans were published including one in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 6 Workshops were published including one in Brazilian Portuguese
  • 1 Course was published
  • 23 items in Drafts in Progress
  • 13 items in Review in Progress (of which 4 are ready to publish)

Training Team Goals

Carried over from Q1:

  • Implement a Faculty program (like Community Deputies, name to be determined). 
  • Brainstorm and discovery for the creation of a Needs Analysis. Still in progress and a Learner Survey has been created in the interim. 
  • Create Instructor/Facilitator resources portion on LearnWP

Goals for Q2

  • Conduct Needs Analysis
  • Create content useful 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. Europe
  • Release roadmap of new content (that isn’t tied to WP releases/features)
  • Assess content that has the largest impact
  • Overhaul the “Submit an Idea” form. Build in conditional logic for workshop, lesson plan, and course.
  • Ongoing promotions collaborations with other Make teams such as Marketing, Polyglots, Docs, 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), and Community

Team Comment on the Retrospective

Each month, team members have an opportunity to share what they think what went well? What could the team improve? What will the team do differently in the future? The responses from each meeting are below.

EMEA/Americas Meeting Responses
APAC Meeting Responses

June/July Sprint

For the June/July Sprint, the proposal was to simply continue working through the backlog of existing tasks.

Open Discussions

@caraya prompted a good discussion about where to put “auxiliary content” for lesson plans. This type of content could include sample code files that could traditionally not be uploaded to the lesson itself. Some proposed options included a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ repo or Gists. The full discussion is available here.

@webtechpooja shared WordPress Speaker Workshop for Women Voices in India (Sept 24 & 25) and that WordCamp Kathmandu has been officially announced and will be held on 3rd & 4th September 2022.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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

Training Team Meeting Recap – June 7 / June 9

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, June 7, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, June 9, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @samanthaxmunoz, @ndiego, @azhiyadev, @webtechpooja, @caraya, @st810amaze, @artdecotech, @arasae, @piyopiyofox, @Kemmy99, @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @kartiks16, @chaion07, @sabbir16, @krupalpanchal, @courtneypk

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Sérgio Silva @Egle Lak @CarolinaOP @ChristianStickel @patricia @Igor Beuermann @Sheila LevelLevel @JABBARI @Rich @Jaap Wiering @Chandler Weiner

Meeting Note Takers

News

WCEU 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/.

  • An individual learner survey was started that will shape the needs analysis survey
  • An SLS training took place around how to submit a GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/topic for LearnWP

Feedback Required!

Sprint

May Sprint

Will hold off on May Retrospective and extend the May Sprint due to WCEU.

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on Github:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

For every column in our Content Development board, we have a “How to use this column” issue to help you navigate the project board.

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

When you think about how to contribute to the training team, opportunities include:

  1. Creating content from the “You can help” column
  2. Reviewing someone else’s content that is almost ready to be published
  3. Revising abandoned issues to be ready to go live. That includes many long-time lesson plans that mention brands and now meet our brand guidelines, or just need a refresh due to updates.

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board.
Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium, and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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

Training Team Meeting Recap – May 31 / June 2

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday 16:00 UTC)

Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday 11:30 UTC)

(Requires SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. login to view. Set one up if you don’t have a Slack account.)

The meeting agenda.

Introductions and Welcome

News

Sprint

Open Discussions


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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

Recap of Training Team meetings, May 17 & 19

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, May 17, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, May 19, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @caraya, @arasae, @tanjoymor, @artdecotech, @zoonini, @piyopiyofox, @estelaris, @ndiego, @wildworks, @bacoords, @kemmy99, @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @chaion07, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @psykro, @courane01, @sabbir16, @piermario, @shubhamsedani, @moustik

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@bkreativeweb @Ylli Pylla @Melissa Ann Sorrells @lidia @Valerii Vasyliev @Nav @Aki Hamano @briancoords @zoonini @thelmachido

Meeting Note Takers

  • May 24 – @arasae
  • May 31 – @artdecotech
  • June 1 – volunteer needed
  • June 8 – volunteer needed
  • June 15 – volunteer needed

News

WCEU Contributor Day 

Contributors attending WCEU will be meeting after May 24 (6.0 release) to plan contributor time and collaboration with Docs and Marketing.

Social Learning Spaces Re-naming

Social Learning Spaces is difficult to translate and the some perceive this to refer to social welfare rather than community, as discussed in #polyglots#training and #marketing. The discussion included recommendations to specify the community aspect or knowledge sharing. A post will be created to gather more formal feedback.

Sprint

Priority – 6.0

The “Review in Progress” column labeled 6.0 are our top priorities for review. Most reviews include watching a video to provide feedback OR proofreading for grammar, alt text, and other similar concerns.

If you would like to help create content here:

  1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
    1. High Priority
    2. Medium Priority
    3. Quick Fix
  2. Topic Ideas

If you would like to contribute to the functionality of the Learn.WordPress.org site itself:

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Open Discussions

Proposed Release Partying Times

All times will be at 16:00 UTC:

  • RC4 on May 20th (Friday).
  • Dry Run on May 23rd (Monday).
  • Final Release on May 24th (Tuesday).

Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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

April 2022 Sprint Retrospective

Training Team works in monthly sprints. At the end of each sprint, we ask ourselves the following questions. Below is a compilation of the responses from the team following the retrospective discussions held 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:

What went well?

  • Updates to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ to make it easier to navigate
  • Prioritising and labelling of issues on GitHub to make it easier to identify what items are of high priority or quick fixes for new contributors
  • GitHub activity now shows
  • Taking feedback on GitHub issues during weekly meetings
  • Lots of great interaction in Social Learning Spaces (SLS)
  • Lost of collaboration around the training community GitHub is now easier to navigate, links filtered by priorities, version
  • Collaboration with #meta on tracking Helpscout responses as part of contributing and triaging site functionality issues.

What could we improve?

  • Create a few training pieces on how lesson plans and workshops evolve into courses
  • Reaching out to new contributors by setting up the Faculty Program so we can involve more people
  • Draft training needs analysis
  • The team still faces challenges in creating content, it is hoped that this will be mitigated with the introduction of the Faculty Program.

What will we do differently?

  • Work in the open as often as we can and set better deadlines
  • Draft objective statement and assist new creators in getting started
  • Draft a proposal or workflow for new releases – we can look at setting up Calls for Content Creation similar to Calls for Testing.

#retro

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 26 and 28, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 26, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 28, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @piyopiyofox, @ndiego, @arasae, @kemmy99, and @courtneypk

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): @Courtney P.K.@Adrienne Grace (she/her)@mikelittle@calvincanas@Craig West@Kawshar@Meg Claypool@Eric Whitcomb, and @Bob

Meeting Note Takers

Meeting recap notes are one of the best ways to get started contributing to a team. We still have a few open spots for May. If you would like to contribute, simply let the team know in Slack.

News

WordPress 6.0 – Beta 3

WordPress 6.0 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. 3 has been launched. Please help us to test and improve this release.

An Update on Preferred Languages

Please feel free to comment your thoughts on the post.

InstaWP.com

InstaWP.com has provided an Agency plan for LearnWP to use during Social Learning Spaces, Calls for Testing, and similar uses.

Sprint

April Sprint Progress

Content Development

Here is a review of the work currently in progress and the work that has been published.

  1. Drafts
  2. Reviews
  3. Published

Want to help create content? Here’s our Help Needed info. Issues have been organized by priority and other labels:

  1. Ready to Create – You Can Help
  2. Topic Ideas

Website Development

If you’d like to contribute to the Training Team by developing, see the Website Development project board. We have organized issues by priority:

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

April Retrospective

Each month, the Training team works in Sprints. These are goals we hope to accomplish for that month. At the end of the month, we conduct a retrospective by asking ourselves a few questions. For reference, here is last month’s retrospective: March 2022 Retrospective.

We will publish the retrospective post for April in early May. For convenience, the contributor responses to the retrospective questions in Slack are linked below:

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week

Open Discussions

During the meeting, WordPress Beta 3 was released. Now is the time to help with testing if you can.

There will be no Coffee Hour this week due to team members being off. Coffee Hour will resume on 5/6.


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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

Recap of Training Team meetings, April 19 and 21, 2022

Slack Log for EMEA/Americas Meeting (Tuesday, April 19, 2022)
Slack Log for APAC Meeting (Thursday, April 21, 2022)

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

The agenda for both meetings can be found here.

Introductions and Welcome

Attendance EMEA/Americas Meeting: @courane01, @webtechpooja, @azhiyadev, @caraya, @ndiego, @piyopiyofox, @artdecotech

Attendance APAC Meeting: @webtechpooja, @west7, @onealtr, @anandau14

Welcoming the newcomers joining the Training team in the last week (Slack usernames): 
@Shubham@Sam Greenwood

Meeting Note Takers

News

Migrating Contributor Training to Learn WordPress

There are courses about contributing to WP that were created before LearnWP launched that we will be migrating.

Brand guidelines – linking out to external training resources

Last call for comments before the policy is defined.

Demo Sites for Learn WordPress Users

Course participants can now access demo sites sponsored by WP Sandboxith up to 250 active at any time. See the full post for details.

Content Development GitHub project board 

We are matching workshops, lesson plans, and courses with its GithubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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. Will also be doing something similar for Social Learning Spaces (SLS).

WordPress 6.0 Beta 2 

The release is coming and we are working to sync workshops and lesson plan work on Github.

Sprint

April Sprint

Workshop Published this Week:

  1. Submitting Block Patterns to the Directory
  2. Finding Images Using the WordPress Photo Directory
  3. Finding Images Using Openverse

Social Learning Spaces (SLS) this Week:

We are now breaking sprint posts into sections that mimic our boards on Github:

  1. Learn Content
  2. Website Development
  3. Training Team Administration

If you would like to contribute to an issue:

  1. Pick a topic from the Next Up – You Can Help column.
  2. Assign yourself to the issue. If you are unable to do this, please comment on the issue and a Team Admin will assign you to the issue. Once you’ve selected your issue (card) please move it to the Drafts in Progress column.

Content Development

Every column in our Content Development board has a “how to use this column” issue.

  1. Drafts:  you’ll find the person assigned to the issue in the drafts column.
  2. Reviews: these are ready for feedback, proofreading, comments, etc.
  3. Published
  4. Help Needed
    1. Content
    2. Ready to Create – You Can Help
      1. High Priority
      2. Medium Priority
      3. Quick Fix
    3. Topic Ideas

Website Development

If you want to contribute to the site functionality of Learn then please have a look at our Website development project board. Items on this board also have a priority label (high, medium and low) as well as good first issues.

  1. High Priority Issues
  2. Medium Priority Issues
  3. Good First Issues

Training Team Administration

We will use this board for our general admin like meeting notes recap. We have created templates that you can use.

Open Discussions

WordPress 6.0 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. 2 is now available: https://wordpress.org/news/2022/04/wordpress-6-0-beta-2/

Please help test and give feedback! For more details on what to test, check out this post: https://make.wordpress.org/test/2022/04/12/help-wanted-test-wordpress-6-0/


Upcoming Meetings

You are welcome to join the team at any time! If you are new to the Training Team, please introduce yourself in the #training channel before the meeting (or anytime!) and feel free to join us in the meeting and participate as you are able.


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.

  1. Learn.WordPress.org
    1. Lesson Plans
    2. Workshops
    3. Courses
    4. Social Learning Spaces
    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

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