Agenda for 20 November 2020

Please join us Fridays at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

We are working on these high priority items for the full launch of the Learn website.

Today’s Agenda

  1. Welcome new people
  2. Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. updates
    1. TaxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. omitted from lesson plan post type content @azhiyadev
    2. Code snippet reviews @webtechpooja
    3. Slides –
      1. @jessecowens helped get all lesson plans that have slides to display via GitHub.io. Thanks Jesse!
      2. Corey McKrill on MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. helped us get the slides taxonomy to be accessible from the post editor. With the 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/ links to slides, we can now link to a live version. See our High-Level Overview lesson plan as an example.
  3. Update from @evarlese2 sprint work sessions announced.
  4. Coordination with #Marketing for social media communications when Learn launches.
  5. Standup/check-in
  6. Open announcements/discussion
    1. Badges awarded –@webtechpooja @courane01 @azhiyadev
    2. Update posted on https://make.wordpress.org/updates
    3. Additional weekly meeting – Tuesdays 17:00 UTC based upon our recent poll. @courane01 can assist @onealtr to facilitate initially with a hand-off.

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Recap for Training Team Meeting November 13, 2020

Attendance: @courane01 @evalese @azhiyadev @onealtr

Meeting led by @courane01

Slack timestamp

Introduction and welcome to new contributors and agenda walkthrough.

2nd weekly meeting survey update

Votes are in for an additional meeting slot to help familiarise and onboard new contributors. @onealtr to review results, indicate preference and liaise with @courane01 on the kick-off meeting.

Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. lesson plan functionality update

@evarlese, @courane01, @cam, @corey @azhiyadev met to discuss the functionality needs for lesson plans on Learn, especially in relation to moving from 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 Learn.

@evarlese provided an update on the meeting:

  • #meta has carried out research and investigation on existing plugins or options that can replace revisioning and queueing functionality. There isn’t a perfect solution in place but the team have it on their radar.
  • the training team agreed to look at a way to link current lesson plans to existing slides. @courane01 will set this up so that it can also be tracked on Edit Flow.
  • the training team will continue working on the high-priority tasks (fixing images, code snippets, etc.) and develop processes for badges, etc. around that.

Overall it was a positive meeting and gave the training team a way forward:

  • @courane01 went onto notify the team that they do have help coming for completing tasks that are nearly done on the team 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. board. The focus won’t be on creating more slides at this time but making sure existing lesson plans are in a more completed state.
  • The team will revisit their need for slides and explore the functionality on how to display and make these downloadable within Learn. The temporary solution will be to link to the folders of slides in each GitHub repo. The average user may require an overview of how to download/display these, along with how to download lesson plans.
  • @hlashbrooke will coordinate those able to help write lesson plans. @courane01 is requesting help organising these contributors as the team will not be able to track participation well at this time without GitHub.
  • Linking existing workshops to lesson plans will be looked at in Phase II.

Standup check-in

@webtechpooja volunteered to review code snippets and get through 6 lesson plans that contained snippets. She met her goal.

@courane01 committed to working on screenshots for 2 lesson plans but did not meet her goal. She did not meet her goal. The blockers were unexpected work/life temporary changes.

@onealtr committed to working on screenshots but the blocker was unexpected life temporary changes.

@evarlese volunteered to help with looking into options around GitHub, which she did (with the help of @azhiyadev, @courane01, and @camikaos).

For the next meeting:

  • @courane01 has committed to working on 2 lesson plans for screenshots, will finish her lesson and slides for Creating a WordPress Profile and will leave comments in #training.
  • @evarlese committed to taking 2 lesson plans for screenshots.
  • @azhiyadev committed to removing taxonomyTaxonomy A taxonomy is a way to group things together. In WordPress, some common taxonomies are category, link, tag, or post format. https://codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies#Default_Taxonomies. and look at a nearly done lesson plan

If anyone needs to step out of contributions, be free to do so. Keep us posted if possible on your own well-being. More than launching Learn and writing lesson plans, we as a team care about the people doing all of this.

@courane01

As a reminder anyone can help with:

  1. Small chunks
    1. Fixing broken images
    2. Omit details to taxonomy
    3. Code snippets review
  2. Medium chunks
    1. Complete lesson plans

Announcements/questions/discussions

@courane01 and @azhiyadev now have access to post team recaps on https://make.wordpress.org/updates this will help cross-team initiatives.

Agenda for November 13, 2020

Please join us Fridays at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. 2nd weekly meeting survey
  2. Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. lesson plan functionality update – @evarlese
  3. Standup check-in
    1. What did we commit to do last week, what did we do, any blockers?
    2. What will we do for next week?
  4. Open announcements/discussion

What We’re Working On:


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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for November 5, 2020

Please join us Fridays at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Team Rep results
  2. 2nd weekly meeting survey
  3. Prioritizing projects
    1. Lesson plans – new and updated (including efforts for release consistency or proposed content)
    2. Lesson Plan functionality – slides, nice PDF printing, display of support/developer docs, Sensei quiz integration, integration with videos?
    3. 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/ exit – What is required to leave GitHub (revision control, slides)
    4. Updating team proceduresGetting Started, contributions, onboarding, badges
    5. Terminology on site – “teaching” and other similar words
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

What We’re Working on Now:

Team Links:

Agenda for October 30, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting! As a team, we will stick to UTC time.

Alert: This agenda is long. Consider a quarterly progress report and introducing topics we need to work through over the next few months. It would help to review the overview before the meeting and then clarify parts during the meeting.

Today’s Agenda

  1. Team Reps
  2. Additional roles
    1. Welcome committee
    2. Meeting note taker
    3. Checking inboxes from forms on Training and Learn websites for new contributors
    4. APAC timezone facilitator
  3. Badges redefined while not with GitHub & track current contributions & props. We don’t need to have answers now but do need to help track who has contributed during this season of transition.
  4. Audit update – all live lessons have had a first pass! Here are small chunks of areas to contribute:
    1. Call for screenshots contributors
    2. Call for code snippets help
      1. Proofreading
      2. Testing
    3. Call to remove some templated post content that has moved to taxonomy
      1. Target Audience
      2. Experience level
      3. Types of instruction
      4. Time duration
  5. Lesson plans nearly “done” – these are medium chunks of ways to contribute
    1. Refer to our Trello – almost done column at the FAR right.
    2. As a team, do you want to just pick and choose, or shall we start with those almost done?
  6. High-level organization and potentially larger areas of commitment for contribution
    1. Additional proposed lessons and organization of a series of lessons
      1. Learn WordPress Course Planning & our Trello lesson plan ideas (middle column roughly)
    2. Slides – we have talked about them for ages. They are useful for instructors to use when presenting. They may or may not hold up well in pre-recorded videos for the Community online workshop route, but can be.
      1. Historically, the team has settled on Shower.md. We have a good bit of content on that now.
      2. We rejected Google Slides after putting considerable work into 2 screen ratios and a template to standardize the look.
      3. Issue tracker
      4. Key posts
        1. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2015/08/25/slides/
        2. https://make.wordpress.org/training/2018/05/10/recap-of-may-10-2018-meeting/#post-10773:~:text=Slides,-have
        3. https://trello.com/c/jpp5ob7t/192-slides
        4. https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/slides-style-guide/ (note, the team decided on open source tools as a requirement)
      5. It’s a big ask to have some means for slides functionality on the Learn site.
        1. Understandably .org is very stringent on adding plugins to a multi-multi-site.
        2. We need revision control tools
        3. We need a way to make it easiest on attendees to view slide decks, presenters to access the slides, and display in any manner
        4. Do we need the means for storing that to be open source-based code?
        5. If we add something to .org, what are our long term commitments and expectations to a new tool?
        6. Would this solve ease of contribution?
        7. Do we revisit tools again that we have already decided against?
    3. More granular auditing work is on the horizon. We need to plan how to track so many moving parts
      1. If/when we include videos on lesson plans (like the video Workshops portion of the site), tracking updates to those. Unlike Vimeo, WPTV videos do not get overwritten with newer uploads, so embeds will need to be tracked. Related – when it hits core, we may get chapter options!
      2. Links to Support/DevDocs articles –
        1. oEmbed?
        2. Taxonomy
        3. Get notified about articles updated
      3. Revision control for lesson plan post content. If a lesson is live, we need to have a draft version to prepare for releases and also to be proofread and revised before it goes live.
      4. Sensei assessments are an option on Learn.
        1. We have assessment questions for each lesson. Those do need to be available for facilitators in a live setting without requiring users have internet connectivity.
        2. We can additionally convert our assessment questions to Sensei quizzes.
      5. The trouble with terminology (teacher, coach, instructor, class, workshop, curriculum, course, class, and more).
    4. Cross-team coordination
      1. Workflows on releases and procedure
      2. Release squad
  7. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

#learn-wordpress, #slides

Agenda for October 23, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
  2. Learn Course Planning discussion and feedback
  3. Next week: team reps.
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for October 16, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
    1. Fixing broken images call for help
    2. Finding broken links and more
  2. Structure of Workshops, Courses, Lessons, Quizzes call for feedback
  3. Team Rep discussion
  4. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for October 9, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit Progress: 47 of 85 lessons audited
  2. Marketing Team & Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. working project
  3. Open announcements/discussion

Learn Site

Functionality Requests

We are working toward 2 large factors needed on the Learn site to help the team focus there.

  • Slides – many lesson plans have slides. They are still on 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/ and there is no synchronization at this time between Learn & GitHub.
  • Revision tool – We need a way to “stage” a lesson after a published version goes live. Specifically, this would be helpful at working on upcoming content to stay in synch with releases.

We are communicating with multiple teams (Community, MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress., and more) to achieve this.

Maintenance Meeting

Yesterday’s Learn maintenance meeting included Marketing. Marketing will include information in the upcoming Month in WordPress in November and 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. newsletter for October that will help promote the need for contributors interested in small chunks of work, such as fixing screenshots.


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.

Can we revisit our Team Reps? At this time, most of those listed on the Updates site are not able to participate regularly with the team. Interested? Let’s think on this.


Join Us!

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for October 2, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit progress
  2. Leaving 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/ requirements meeting
  3. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links:

Agenda for September 25, 2020

Please join us Friday at 11:00 UTC 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 for our weekly meeting!

Today’s Agenda

  1. Audit progress
  2. Open announcements/discussion

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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

Getting Involved

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

Team Links: