Training Team Update for 16 May 2019

It’s been a while since the Training Team has posted an update here. We will work on getting better at that. But there have been a few things of note that have happened recently, so here’s a quick summary:

1. We have moved our meeting time to 1300 UTC on Thursdays.
2. We have defined our criteria to earn profile badges with the team: https://make.wordpress.org/training/handbook/guidelines/team-profile-badges/
3. We are working on improving the team’s Handbook and on-boarding information.
4. We are working on developing the templates for the 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/ site’s redesign.
5. We have moved from Waffle.io to ZenHub to manage our 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/ repos.
6. We have found a solution to display lesson plan slides from GitHub. We were using RawGit for that, but are now going through a GitHub Page.
7. We have some automations in place in GitHub to 1) help identify lesson plans in need of work and to support our efforts in 2) building lesson plans (especially slides) and 3) in building the learn.wordpress.org site.
8. We are making plans for Contributor Days at 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. Calgary and at WordCamp EU.

And there have been many new faces in the #training channel willing to help!