WordCamp Europe 2024 Contributor Day

Thank you for joining the Training Team for WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. Europe 2024 Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.! We’ve prepared activities for both new and experienced contributors to join in on the day. See the schedule for WCEU Contributor Day here.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting online events during Contributor Day, allowing those who couldn’t attend WordCamp Europe to participate remotely. You can join us for online contributions by following the 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. link below. Stay tuned for scheduled events!

Join the online events on Meetup

Table Leads: Sumit Singh (@sumitsingh), Jamie Madden (@digitalchild)

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/. Monitor: Muhibul Haque (@devmuhib), Jagir Bahesh (@jagirbahesh) and Jenny Dupuy (@jdy68)

Online Coordinator: Muhibul Haque (@devmuhib), Jagir Bahesh (@jagirbahesh)


How can I best prepare?

You can prepare for Contributor Day by ensuring you’ve got these starter tools ready:

Instructions for preparing in advance can be found here: Welcome to the Training Team! If you are a developer, check out these Dev-squad guidelines.

Please Note: For registering for Slack, be sure to log in using yourusername@chat.wordpress.org as your email address. Not your normal email address.

Training Team Mission

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


I’m new to the Training Team!

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

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

Review published content and submit feedback

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

Submit new content topic ideas

Have a look through the Learn WordPress website. Are there any topics you feel would be great to add to the website? Come add your topic ideas to our GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ repository from the button below:


I have experience working with the Training Team!

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

Thumbnail Creation Project

In preparation for the relaunch of Learn.WordPress.org and Learning Pathways scheduled for July, we need to create a large quantity of small graphics – called thumbnails – to serve as featured images for each course, lesson, and tutorial. This will create a visually appealing site that will entice learners to dive in and get started on their learning journey.

Content Creation

Are you interested in creating content? If so, then creating content related to WordPress 6.5, WordPress 6.5.2 and WordPress 6.5.3 releases are our priority today.

Start by searching for a piece of content you’d like to work on in either the 6.5 project board , 6.5.2 project board, or 6.5.3 project board. Once found, comment on the GitHub issue so that we can assign it to you.

Content Translation

Are you interested in translating content? If so, then translating content related to the Localization Foundation project is our priority today. Do you speak Spanish, Japanese, German, French, Hindi, or Italian? Come help us localize content for either these five or our 8 other languages. There are a few courses about onboarding contributors specifically that will help in the WordPress mentorship program:

You can learn how to get started in content localization in this handbook page.

Content Reviews

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

subject-matter expert is someone who has extensive knowledge in a particular field or area and can provide advice, guidance, and direction in that subject. If you would like to help vet topics, please visit the Vetting Topic Ideas handbook page.

Triage Developer Issues

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

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

If there are enough interested Developers, then we can also create a developer-focused working group so that they can focus on related issues.

Cross-team collaboration opportunities  

Discuss or share ideas of how the Training Team could collaborate more with other Make WordPress Teams such as Marketing, Documentation etc.

Before you leave…

We’d love to hear what you achieved on the day. Before leaving the table, please submit the Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form and respond to the relevant thread in Slack.

Contributor Day Attendee Feedback Form

Did you attend in-person, or virtually?(required)

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Recap for Training Team meeting May 11, 2021

Slack Log  (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 agenda for the meeting can be found here

Attendance: @azhiyadev @webtechpooja @courane01 @alexstine @oglekler @manzwebdesigns

Meeting Recap

@ashiquzzaman received a badge for his contributions to the team (frequently our notetaker). We will have more information about badges and general contribution efforts. We are in the process of reviewing the content on the Training Team handbook to reflect this. Please let @courane01 or @azhiyadev know if you think your contributions may not have been tracked for badges. As Learn matures, we are exploring ways with 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. & Community to help automate some of the tracking of activities that help progress toward badges.

WCEU team presentation

The Training Team has been invited to present at WCEU 2021. The sessions are submitted as a team project. @courane01 and @azhiyadev met with @oglekler and @webcommsat from #marketing to review possibilities. We have had quite a bit of feedback on the High-Level Roadmap to Learning WordPress Development post and this would be a great segue for the team presentation and following the workshop.  The workshop will be similar to Zoom, perhaps not on that platform, where folks can actually start contributing.

The presentation session would walk folks through a cleaned-up version of the roadmap, the team is looking for people with A11yAccessibility 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) or design skills to review the layout of the map. In the workshop, we will use the map to cross-align with existing content on Learn (lesson plans, workshops) and also start mapping out what lessons in which order for areas we lack content. The presentation should help folks start contributing to the team. During the workshop, existing contributors will need to be present and help with any discussion, answer questions, and welcome new contributors.

The general consensus was that there are a few gaps but this should encourage people new to contributing to join in, identify what we are currently missing, clarify the process, and create clear paths for people to contribute. @courane01 and @azhiyadev will draft the post, @hughlashbrooke has also expressed interest in helping with the presentation. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2021 by 3:00 pm UTC.

There are a few other WCEU opportunities and these are likely to require a smaller amount of effort. These include a few brief video segments to share about how to contribute to the team and what your contribution experience has been. @courane01 would love to see some representation from our newer members. If your experience is in proofreading, replacing screenshots, checking code snippets, etc.  – these are all great.  We would like to indicate that really all areas of contribution are welcome and that folks do not need to be computer science teacher to contribute. @webtechpooja has agreed to contribute to this. @ogleker would like more team members to come forward so that it is more engaging and encouraging. These pieces will appear between sessions and help anyone know that their contribution is appreciated and matters.

Upcoming info

@evarleserica and @courane01 held off on publishing their proposals for user roles and audit tools on Learn in part to give space to the roadmap AND the proposal to expand the mission of the Training Team drafted by @andreamiddleton.

The current training team missing reads:

The WordPress training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in live environments.

The proposal would be:

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.

The team would be expanding beyond lesson plans to include supporting the workshop submissions and upcoming courses. @courane01 and @azhiyadev have already commented on the post but would greatly benefit from feedback from more team members.

Current work in progress

Lesson plans in process and ready to be drafted remain unchanged from last week.

Upcoming meetings

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Request for Input- WCEU Contributor Day

It’s already time again for WordCamp Europe and 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/.!

Pre-Camp Office Hours

The Training Team will be hosting Office Hours twice ahead of Contributor Day:

Please join us during Office Hours, or during our normal weekly meeting time, Mondays at 2000 UTC. We’ll be hosting these office hours with the specific goal of getting everyone through the Onboarding Process to start contributing.

Input Needed – Contributor Day Focus

The Team so far has identified two possible targets for Contributor Day- Setting Up E-Commerce with WooCommerce or Introduction to Gutenberg. We’re taking a vote in our Slack channel if you’d like to weigh-in or suggest another lesson plan.

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