Training Team 20 December 2018 Update

Slack Log

The Training Team held a video meeting to discuss the goals for the team in 2019.

There were several new contributors in attendance so we reviewed the team’s mission and how the team works before beginning.

2018 Team Goals

We reviewed the goals we had set for 2018, which included:

1. Re-create team handbook
2. Move lesson plans to 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.
3. Restructure 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.
4. Fix broken images
5. Update lesson plans for 4.8-4.9/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.
6. Make workshop recommendations
7. 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). ( workshop

2018 Team Accomplishments

We had accomplished several of those goals and a few more this past year. A quick summary includes:

1. Re-create team handbook (expected by the end of the year)

2. Move lesson plans to GitHub

3. Restructure

4. Fix broken images (perhaps not all are fixed, but moving to GitHub addressed the problem)

5. Make workshop recommendations


6. On-boarding improvements including a PDF and videos

7. Team management on TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the team uses for example: and in

8. Creation of the page

9. Work towards the relaunch of the site including collaboration with the #design, #marketing, and #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. teams.

Goals that we didn’t quite accomplish include:

1. Update lesson plans for Gutenberg

2. Accessibility workshop

2019 Team Goals

So turning towards setting goals for 2019, there was discussion about needing more contributor on-boarding videos on our YouTube channel (thanks @fahim!), and @courtneyengle suggested we make plans now for maintaining our lesson plans such as tagging them in GitHub with things such as WordPress version and whether there are screenshots.

We also talked about some specific lesson plans that we would like to develop in the new year such as a focus on Gutenberg and accessibility and lesson plans about plugins.

The team is excited about launching the site in 2019 and the possibilities that will bring! We should have a complete list of team goals available on our Trello board soon.

Next meeting 3 January 2019 at 1930 UTC.