Learn WordPress Workshop Review Ridealong

A few weeks ago, @courane01 and @webtechpooja shared an idea to host a session where contributors – or potential contributors – could shadow Community team and Learn WordPress contributors in reviewing and vetting workshop submissions. Let’s make that idea happen!

Currently, when someone submits a workshop idea to Learn WordPress, they fill out the workshop presenter application. That application is then reviewed according to the same guidelines that the Community team has developed for WordPress 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. group applicants. So far, Community deputies vet most workshops – but others are welcome to learn and contribute as well.


On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 12:00UTC, we’ll host a Workshop Review Ridealong via Zoom in the #training channel to review a sample workshop submission together. If you’d like to attend, please add a comment to this post!


This ridealong will be an opportunity for Training and Community team members to observe the review process, express interest in helping to review workshops themselves, and also look for opportunities to help improve our documentation to make sure the expectations and standards are clear for anyone who wants to contribute! We’ll also go over next steps and requirements for folks who would like to help vet Learn WordPress workshop submissions after joining.

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Recap for Training Team meeting, 1 June 2021

Introductions and Welcome

Over the past week, Micheal Sneider, Ismail Ismail and Megan McLauglin have joined the Traning Team.

News

WCEU Presentation

@courane01 met with @harishanker and @hughlashbrooke to review the WCEU talk. @webcommsat indicated that she would respond with time schedules. @harishander will interview @courane01 and @azhiyadev similar to the Tuesday Training session they did a few months back. This focus this time will be on what is current with Learn, and a segue into the high-level roadmap that will help springboard into the live breakout/workshop session during WCEU. @hughlashbrooke is unable to attend due to a conflict in timezones. However, he will help make the roadmap a bit better designed before the launch.

Upcoming Info

Last week, we officially received the approval for the change of the scope of the Training team. The Training Team Make site and Make Meeting Calendar has been updated to reflect this change.

Related to this but not on the agenda, Automattic is currently focused on hiring several people with instructional design experience who will be 100% focused on helping get high-quality content on learn.wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, alongside volunteer contributors.@hughlashbrooke shared that Automattic is also establishing a new dedication to work on Learn. The role of the Training Team will remain the same. As a team, we help bridge the space between subject matter experts, content wrangling/planning, and all that goes on with Learn.

@evarlese has reached out to some Community Deputies to see if anyone is interested in helping to organize (or to join) a rdealong on reviewign worskshop submissions. @harishanker and @angelasjin are both interested, so @evarlese will organize dates for this and let people know.

@courane01 has shared the reequest for a bit more notice on live workshop dsucssions groups for #marketing promotional needs with @webcommsat.

Proposals for review

We have 2 proposal that could your comments:

  1. Proposed user roles on Learn
  2. Proposing an audit tool

Please take a moment to scan these. We would like additional comments to take this onto #meta-learn as 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/ issues.

The audit tool request was passed to #docs as well. Maintain all the content will continue to be more interesting as new types of content come to Learn, along with just more content. Content on Learn is hard to juggle who has what levels of access and what can be modified, as well well as being very cumbersome for new folks. If you can envision other teams needing additional support with auditing their content, the feedback is welcome. Knowing that 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/ Phase 3 includes collaboration tools, @courante is curious to see how this makes its way across lear and other WP teams.

High priority items

These items have been a part of the team for years now. Getting this cleared would be huge for the content on Learn:

  1. Handbooks – @azhiyadev has returned from travels. We have a goal to get all the work done so far on the Training Team handbook published. As a reminder, Learn handbook is how to use Learn. The training team handbook is for those on the team around how we work.
  2. Slides – we’ll need something consistent especially if courses are coming, and a way that others can update the slides for use in video recording for workshops/courses for any re-records.
  3. Wording for non-CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. mentions on Learn – we likely will want a simplified way to share anything (contact forms, custom fields/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.) that doesn’t come with default installs of WordPress. Getting some wording on that will help keep the suggestions for content on Learn in order.

We don’t have the next steps for the last two items, besides revising the GitHub issue trackers for these. We can revisit with @hughlashbrooke who is coordinating the new Automattic Instructional Designers group.

Current work in process

Lessons in the process

These need to incorporate the lesson plan template and bump the content into the lesson plan walkthrough. @paaljoachim will make the time this week to review these

  1. Setting up a local WordPress Development Environment for Core
  2. Testing a Trac ticket or a Github PR
  3. @laurenpittenger has one in process on imposter syndrome.  Lauren – feel free to update us or I can join a Zoom to see how things are going.

Lesson ready to be drafted

  1. Use browser dev tools to anonymized info
  2. What other teams have found
  3. How to create a blog post in WordPress 5.x
  4. Using a browser inspector
  5. What to do when you forget your password

@courane has already started the lesson plans around screenshots and screencasts that she committed to previously. She should be able to have this done by end of this week ready to be reviewed.

Open Discussions

@manzwebdesigns is going to start working on Migrating to Gutenberg lesson plan

@evarlese has moved one portion of the Polyglots Training course into Learn. There is some formatting to be reviewed by #meta but you can currently get a preview if you are logged into the site. @courtney mentioned that the 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. course on Community might also be a good one to migrate.


Upcoming meetings

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Agenda for April 20, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 4:00 PM UTC OR Office Hour Friday 10:00 AM UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. April sprint – Content
  3. April sprint – Functionality goals updates
    • Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    • Team contributor roles
  4. Feedback needed
  5. 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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators 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 Learn WordPress Working Group meeting – March 4, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.

Attendees: @_dorsvenabili, @daisyo, @paaljoachim, @azhiyadev, @evarlese

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Recap

Check-in/Announcements

Learn WordPress Handbook

  • The first draft of the Learn WordPress Handbook is published!
  • This Handbook focuses on how to contribute workshops, courses, and discussion groups to Learn WordPress.
  • The current draft is based on the feedback and contributions from the recent Learn WordPress Handbook sprint.
  • For next steps, we still need contributors who can help with reviewing the Handbook, especially:
    • Checking for any typos, errors, or inconsistencies.
    • Highlighting any material that is missing or unclear.
  • The Training team is also working on updating the Training Handbook, which focuses on lesson plan development.
    • For volunteers interested in helping to review and update the Training Handbook, please share a message in the #training Slack channel for access to the shared Google Doc.

Slides Plugin

  • The Training team has been exploring a possible plugin to help add slides functionality to Learn WordPress for lesson plans since moving lesson plans over 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/.
  • For the Training team, this would provide an accessible, open-source tool to help the team continue to add new slides and resources to lesson plans.
  • Requiring 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 for workshop-related slides may act as a barrier to contribution, but it could be added as a resource in the Learn WordPress Handbook to help workshop presenters with selecting tools (similar to how tools for recording workshops are shared).

Training’s March 2021 Sprint

  • The Training team is exploring the use of sprints for planning and has published the plan for March 2021.
  • For the Learn WordPress Working Group, there’s overlap for both teams in the “Sprint Team Functionality Goals” and “Sprint Functionality of Learn Goals.”
  • @evarlese also added a meta-learn Roadmap to the Learn WordPress Trello.
    • The functionality in the list is based on ideas shared in our brainstorming sessions from the beginning of the year, with some helpful input on priority and estimates from folks in #meta-learn.
    • This should help the teams to use this 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 as a canonical resource for feature and functionality requests for Learn WordPress.

New course proposal

  • @daisyo shared a course idea on building a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. theme and raised some questions about how best to approach submitting the idea, as the idea is to start with a lesson plan first, and later develop that into workshops.
  • For future course proposals, a proposal is to share/submit through the workshop application form and/or share with Training team members if there’s a lesson plan component.
  • For this course specifically, the goal is to write a recap, in the end, to highlight what works well and what’s needed in this process for future course proposals.

If there’s anything else you would like to see added to the notes, if you’d like to volunteer for or have thoughts on any of the action items, or if you’re interested in helping to facilitate or take notes for future meetings, please add a note in the comments or ask any questions in the Slack channel!


As a reminder, the Learn WordPress Working Group is a Community and Training cross-team working group that helps to organize discussion groups, review workshop content, and develop improvements to the Learn WordPress website.

New contributors are always welcome! If you’re interested in getting involved, check out the Learn WordPress Get Involved page, introduce yourself in the #training team channel, or join one of the upcoming working group meetings.

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Recap for Training Team meeting February 23, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @azhiyadev @onealtr @webtechpooja @paaljoachim @mkrndmane @ashiquzzaman

Notes

  1. Sprint Check-In
    • @azhiyadev asked, Volunteers still needed for Using blocks in a Post. Although,@poena may be working on this. @evarlese has already done a video workshop for this and @courane01 picked it up.
    • Lesson Plans in progress
    • @ashiquzzaman volunteered to review Reusable Blocks and BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Directory lesson plans.
  2. Slides unified and proposal submitted to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (help us test)
    • This 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 helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
    • @azhiyadev said few people have been testing this. Do we think we are in a position to go ahead with this?
      – Team has given their views on this.
      @courane01 said with coordination of the Workshop working group we composed a joint proposal for meta.
      @evarlese will include this topic in the next Learn Working Group Meeting.
      @azhiyadev agreed and adding it into the March Sprint.
  3. @harishanker shared an idea and asked for the team’s feedback.
    • @harishanker said, creating a dedicated workshop focussed on WordPress 5.7 itself, similar as we are working on a lesson plan.
    • @courane01 said, having an additional piece of content may complicate things?  Rather than a lesson about a version, we can focus on revising all the screenshots across all lesson plans impacted by a version and listing where the content was updated. and we could assist with any demo and release work #marketing does to promote the info for sure.
    • @azhiyadev, Agreed on the lesson plans. On having a video on what is coming or what to expect but WP Briefing kinda covers that without any visuals.
    • @courane01 see some content as “courses” and others that are more 1-off workshops.  The lifespan and use of version release may offer historical value but becomes obsolete after the next version ships.  And we haven’t been super efficient at reviewing all the content we have to revise as new versions ship new features.
    • @evarlese credit @harishanker with this thought, but we can also consider how discussion groups might fit into that as well for more Q&A about new tools or features.
    • @courane01 said if we have a major releaseMajor Release A set of releases or versions having the same major version number may be collectively referred to as “X.Y” -- for example version 5.2.x to refer to versions 5.2, 5.2.1, and all other versions in the 5.2. (five dot two dot) branch of that software. Major Releases often are the introduction of new major features and functionality. that changes many obvious features, that we get the existing videos and lesson plans up to date.  Then a summary 1-off piece with a short shelf life, but possibly a very lively real-time discussion would fit in well. That would very likely be exciting to promote and attract attendees to the discussion group portion. But a focus on updating our source materials on Learn & Docs seems important to make the most of life in a release cycle.
  4. Planning for March Sprint
    • Lesson plans
      • Standards for taking screenshots
      • Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing
      • Using Blocks in a Post
      • Learn WordPress Contributor Documentation
  5. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. She was discussing the team roles and using the ones currently listed 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. and she will work on it during the Friday office hours.
    • Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 26, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Meeting Recap Feb 9, 2021

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Attendance: @courane01 @evarlese @camikaos @azhiyadev @onealtr @webcommsat @webtechpooja @carike @chzumbrunnen @rastaban @nalininonstopnewsuk @paaljoachim

Notes

  1. WC India Recap
    • @webtechpooja provided an update on the 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/. held on February 6 and 7. @webtechpooja facilitated the event on both days with @chetan200891 supporting her on the first day. Those who joined worked on testing the slides 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, reviewing the Training team handbook and learning more about what the team does.
  2. Sprint Lesson plans for WP 5.7
    • Request for volunteers to complete drafts for the following Lesson plans by February 23, 2021. Most of these have video workshops:
      1. Using blocks in a Post – volunteers still required
      2. BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Patterns – @evarlese @megphillips91 @courane01 @webcommsat
      3. Reusable Blocks – @webtechpooja
      4. Block Directory – @courane01
      5. Blocks in Widgets – omitted as it is unlikely to ship with 5.7
      6. How to Configure WordPress installation for Contributor and Developer Testing – @paaljoachim
  3. Slides unified and proposal submitted to MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. (help us test)
    • This plugin helps creates slides and that one can easily update/revise on Learn WordPress.
    • Contributors on WC India (Hardik, Anand Vaid, Abhijeet) and @nalininonstopnewsuk tested the plugin
    • @paaljoachim has volunteered to test the plugin on 5.7
    • @courane01 has submitted 2 support tickets and is awaiting a response
    • You are encouraged to test and provide any feedback on the post.
  4. Logistics on staying in step with a release (read release notes)
  5. Plan March sprint with key stakeholders (Meta, Design, Marketing, etc.
    • Training will operate sprint as a month-long cycle with specific goals for now.  Other goals, like Learn functionality, that go beyond CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. releases will be part of the Learn Working Group.  Defining who are our key stakeholders for March and planning times to gather is our goal for this month.
  6. Handbooks
    • Training handbook (team roles, procedures) – @azhiyadev is almost done with the first pass of the review. Team members are welcome to review and comment (link to the document is available in Slack). @azhiydev will be available for discussion during office hours in #training this Friday, February 12, 2021, 11:00 UTC

Upcoming team meetings

  1. Training:
  2. Learn Working group:

Open announcements/discussion

Feedback requested on the following:

Recap for Training Team Meeting – February 2, 2021

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Agenda for the meeting.


Attendance: @courane01 @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @erica @onealtr @chaion07 @ashiquzzaman @ashiquzzaman @mukesh27 @rastaban @Carike @paaljoachim @webcommsat @nalininonstopnewsuk @meher @oglekler @lmurillom

Upcoming team meetings

Please join us Tuesday 1600 UTC OR Office Hour  Friday 1000 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!


This Week’s Agenda

  1. Intro/Welcome
  2. March Sprint 
    1. Lesson plans ready to be drafted
    2. Making a layout for /lesson-plans
    3. Invites for stakeholders
  3. Imported Quizzes
  4. Feedback Required
    1. Revisiting Learn WordPress Workshop Application Vetting Process
  5. 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 creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for facilitators 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:

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Learn WordPress Working Group – Call for Handbook Volunteers

Whether you’re a first-time blogger or a seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn.

That’s how start the Learn WordPress site which encourages visitors to take a workshop and learn, or use a lesson plan to share WordPress with others. The one huge thing we’re missing on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. is the documentation to help people who want to share WordPress with others create the very video workshops we’re sharing. It’s time to fix that with a brand new handbook!

Some documentation was written up as we built the workshop portion of Learn but it’s incomplete and unpublished. I’d like to change that by the end of February 2021 by publishing a handbook for contributing to Learn by creating workshops, leading discussion groups, and vetting workshop applications. 

Since this is a relatively new way to contribute we’ve been making it up as we go along, but now it’s time to get these processes out of our minds and onto the screen.

I’ve put together an outline for the handbook and with the help of @evarlese and Hari Shanker we’ve fleshed out quite a bit of content. But there is still more to add and there is the whole thing to review. 

If you’d like an advance look at the existing documentation, you can view the read only document here. Edit access will be given to contributors next week.

This coming Monday, February 1 at 9:00am PST I’ll host a discussion in the #training channel of 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/. to discuss next steps and answer questions for volunteers. If you’re interested in contributing by helping to build this handbook please join me then. If you’re not available at that time feel free to comment here to show interest or ask questions or 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.” me in slack where my username is camikaos. 

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Agenda for the week of January 25, 2021

Please join us Tuesday 1700 UTC OR  Friday 1100 UTC in the #training Slack channel for our weekly meetings!

This Week’s Agenda

  1. Introduction and Welcome
  2. Congrats and Thanks
  3. What we’re working on now:
    1. Auditing lessons plans
    2. Team handbook
  4. Standup/check-in
  5. Open announcements/discussion
    1. WC India 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/.
    2. Learn Working Group recap

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 facilitators 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:

#training

Recap for the Learn Working Group meeting – January 21, 2021

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Attendees: @camikaos, @angelasjin, @_dorsvenabili, @webtechpooja, @onealtr, @nobnob, @svetaguzovskaia, @paaljoachim, @evarlese

Upcoming team meetings

Meeting Recap

Announcements

  • @_dorsvenabili will be hosting a meeting next week with other Spanish-speaking contributors who are interested growing Learn WordPress in Spanish.
  • @annezazu‘s How to do triage in GitHub workshop is published.
  • There are six new discussion groups planned, including some in a “watch party” format where attendees watch the workshop together before opening up for Q&A.
    • For those who’ve attended or ran a discussion group in this format, it seems to have led to some active discussions so far.

What we’re working on

  • Adding subtitles and captions came up a few times as a way to make existing workshop videos more accessible to audiences in different languages.
  • Related, showing transcripts on the workshop page could help with accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility).
  • Because all the workshops on Learn WordPress are hosted through WordPress.tv, subtitles and captions can be added by following the related Handbook page.
  • So far, workshops have been tracked roughly using a Google doc, which can be a bit bulky. It may be worthwhile considering another tool or structure to help track content, especially multilingual submissions, in the future (like 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. or AirTable).
  • The Learn WordPress Trello board is another resource where the group can track new ideas or add more detail to existing cards to help plan and prioritize for the future.
  • @paaljoachim raised the question of what the process should be when someone wants to propose an update to existing content.
    • In the future, the review process will likely be included in updates to the Training and Learn Working Group Handbooks.
    • Meanwhile, contributors can use the feedback link on the Learn siteLearn site The Training Team publishes its completed lesson plans at https://learn.wordpress.org/ which is often referred to as the "Learn" site. or share feedback in the #training team channel in Slack.
  • @camikaos is also working on a call for volunteers to help build out the documentation for Learn WordPress around things like vetting, hosting discussion groups, and a few other items.
  • For the proposal to translate Learn WordPress, @nobnob raised the question of whether translations would need to be separated language versus language variants, with some input from others that it would likely be okay to just focus on language – though more input to that discussion is welcome on the proposal post.

If anyone has anything from the meeting that was missed from these notes – or would like to weigh in on anything discussed – please feel free to add here!

Likewise, if you’re interested in helping with any of the tasks discussed or interested in helping to facilitate the next Learn WordPress meeting, please comment or drop a message in the #training channel on Slack.