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Contributing, You, and Your Business

Mike Schroder
September 17, 2016

Contributing, You, and Your Business

I’ve been contributing code to the WordPress project while being sponsored by DreamHost for about 5 years.
You’ll learn the core contribution process, what this looks like within the business, and how it can help you succeed in the WordPress marketplace.

Presented by Mike Schroder at WordCamp Tokyo 2016

Mike Schroder

September 17, 2016
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  1. Contributing, You, and
    your Business
    WordCamp Tokyo 2016
    Mike Schroder
    WordPress Platform Lead @ DreamHost
    @GetSource - https://getsource.net

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  2. What is contribution?

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  3. make.wordpress.org


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  4. How does DreamHost participate?

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  5. Always be testing.

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  6. Release Candidate, Beta, Trunk.

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  7. File bug reports.

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  8. Patch bug reports.

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  9. Build new features.

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  10. Improve documentation.

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  11. Support WordPress.

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  12. Support WordPress Events.

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  13. How will this help
    grow my business?

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  14. Learn “The WordPress Way.”

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  15. Know what to expect.

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  16. Prepare your products for
    coming releases.

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  17. Mika and the story
    of “PURGE”.

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  18. Prepare support for
    coming releases.

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  19. Take advantage of new core features.

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  20. Influence the future of WordPress.

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  21. Barriers to Entry.

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  22. Employee time.

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  23. Development in English.

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  24. Learning curve.

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  25. Two things to get started:

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  26. Read weekly dev meeting notes.

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  27. Always be testing.

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  28. make.wordpress.org


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  29. Questions?
    Mike Schroder
    @GetSource
    https://getsource.net
    WordPress Platform Lead @ DreamHost

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