Here’s the info for Contributor Day:
- 10am start time, Friday Oct 30
- North Ballroom, at Marriott Brooklyn Bridge
- We have coffee in the morning
- We have snacks in the afternoon
- Bring your computer
No experience needed! No coding skills needed! Come with enthusiasm and a laptop.
We will start at 10:00 am and end at 5pm. We will not have lunch brought in (budgets, etc) but we’ll all take a break to grab some grub around 1pm.
Think of this as a Get Involved day. We will try and have representatives from all the teams that Make WordPress. Take a look below to learn more.
There are many different ways for you to get involved with WordPress:
The a11y group provides accessibility expertise across the project. They make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible.
If you’re interested in organizing a meetup or a WordCamp, the community blog is a great place to get started. There are groups working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.
The core team makes WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned PHP developer or are just learning to code, we’d love to have you on board. You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development.
Good documentation lets people help themselves when they get stuck. The docs team is responsible for creating documentation and is always on the look-out for writers. The blog has discussion around the team’s current projects.
The Meta team makes WordPress.org (along with its related sites), provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups. If you want to help make WordPress.org better, sign up for updates from the Meta blog.
The mobile team builds the iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry apps. Lend them your Java, Objective-C, or C# skills. The team also needs designers, UX experts, and testers to give users an smooth experience on every device.
If you are a Plugin developer, subscribe to the Plugin review team blog to keep up with the latest updates, find resources, and learn about any issues around Plugin development.
WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, help out by translating WordPress into your own language. You can also assist with creating the tools that make translations easier.
Answering a question in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! This blog is the place for discussion of issues around support.
The Theme Review Team reviews and approves every Theme submitted to the WordPress Theme repository. Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog.
The training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in a live workshop environment. If you enjoy teaching people how to use and build stuff for WordPress, immediately stop what you’re doing and join our team!
The Design group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike. There are regular discussions about mockups, design, and user testing.
Want to help make WordPress.tv even better? We’re always looking for top-quality WordPress videos as well as gung-ho volunteers to help moderate and review video submissions. We have Submission Guidelines and everything!
The Flow team patrols flow across the entire WordPress ecosystem on every device we have at hand. We test, document, and report on the WordPress user experience. Through continuous dogfooding and visual records, we understand not only what is wrong, but also what is right. We immerse ourselves in the context of what we are making and champion user experience.