On Making WordPress

On Making WordPress

On contributing to WordPress for the right reasons. And how to get started.

WordCamp Cologne 2015.

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Petya Raykovska

June 07, 2015
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  1. On Making wordpress HOW TO GIVE BACK AND GROW WITH

    THE PROJECT @petyeah, #WCCgn
  2. Hallo! @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  3. This is a talk about contributing to wordpress @petyeah, #WCCgn

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  4. who contributes reasons to contribute Goal for today. ways to

    contribute ! @petyeah, #WCCgn
  5. how many of you use wordpress? @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  6. how many of you contribute to wordpress? @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah,

    #WCCgn
  7. my wordpress story @petyeah, #WCCgn

  8. SOUTH AMERICA SOUTH AFRICA ASIA EUROPE AUSTRALIA NORTH AMERICA CONTRIBUTORS

    20K LANGUAGES 140 CONTINENTS 5 who makes wordpress?
  9. the must give back concept @petyeah, #WCCgn

  10. @petyeah, #WCCgn

  11. “if we believe in free software, we have to accept

    freeloaders. it’s right there in the license” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  12. the must give back concept @petyeah, #WCCgn

  13. why contribute to wordpress? @petyeah, #WCCgn

  14. ] % $ Q 25 period from all WordPress contributors

    contributing for between 2 and 8 years WordPress teams How they got started Why they kept going Benefits of contributing Downsides Upsides contributor survey. Lessons learned = @petyeah, #WCCgn
  15. learn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  16. “Working on wordpress made me better at wordpress” @petyeah, #WCCgn

  17. “Contributing to wordpress gave me a considerable amount of personal

    development across many aspects - technical abilities, people management, public speaking” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  18. “contributing to wordpress i learned how to manage a project”

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  19. “contributing to wordpress helps me grow professionally. I learned a

    lot of new things and improved my communication skills” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  20. “i learned to be motivated for the right reasons” @petyeah,

    #WCCgn
  21. “my code improved significantly” @petyeah, #WCCgn

  22. “contributing to wordpress is great to put on your Resume”

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  23. earn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  24. “contributing helped me be really well informed about what’s going

    on with wordpress” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  25. “ in the five years since i became a contributor

    what i charge for consultancy work jumped 10 times” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  26. “Contributing to wordpress i get my code reviewed by some

    of the best developers in the world” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  27. “being a useful contributor to a large open source project

    was a huge factor in why I was able to leave uni and find a job” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  28. “Contributing to wordpress helped me build a career where I’m

    both successful and stable” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  29. “Contributing helps us hire better people and get better clients.

    It allows us to charge more for projects” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  30. “Contributing to wordpress gave me a job. I was able

    to turn my hobby into a career” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  31. invest time to contribute gain recognition The road to Awesome

    charge more / get a better job contribute more
  32. have fun & make friends @petyeah, #WCCgn

  33. “what kept me around wasn’t programming, but three other reasons:

    being useful, the safe path to learning responsibility and that everybody was so nice” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  34. “contributing to wordpress helps me meet driven and smart people”

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  35. “contributing gives me the opportunity to work with, learn from

    and make friends with people from all over the world. I know of no other way of obtaining that experience. It is invaluable” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  36. “contributing to wordpress gave me the opportunity to travel the

    world” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  37. make a difference @petyeah, #WCCgn

  38. “i F$%ing love to ship code for 23% of the

    web” @petyeah, #WCCgn
  39. get high @petyeah, #WCCgn

  40. the helper’s high @petyeah, #WCCgn

  41. this is your brain on helping others @petyeah, #WCCgn

  42. None
  43. don’t do drugs. make wordpress. @petyeah, #WCCgn

  44. HOW? @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  45. don’t know you can contribute @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  46. not a developer @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  47. don’t know anything @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  48. don’t know how to contribute @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  49. THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERYONE @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

    make.wordpress.org we
  50. Accessibility MAKE SURE THAT WORDPRESS CORE AND ALL IT’S RESOURCES

    ARE ACCESSABLE @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn
  51. how a blind person inserts media into a wordpress post

  52. core WRITE CODE, TEST CODE, FIX BUGS @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah,

    #WCCgn
  53. Polyglots TRANSLATE WORDPRESS TO MORE THAN 140 LANGUAGES @petyeah, #WCCgn

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  54. design DESIGN AND DEVELOP THE USER INTERFACE. DESIGN. UX. IA.

    @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn
  55. support ANSWER QUESTIONS TO HELP OTHERS IN SUPPORT.WORDPRESS.ORG @petyeah, #WCCgn

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  56. documentation CREATE AND UPDATE WORDPRESS DOCUMENTATION - INLINE DOCS AND

    HANDBOOKS @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn
  57. theme review REVIEW AND APPROVE THE THEMES TO KEEP THE

    QUALITY HIGH @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn
  58. meta HELP MAKE WORDPRESS.ORG, WHO SUPPORT ALL THE CONTRIBUTING TEAMS

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  59. community ORGANISE WORDPRESS MEETUPS AND WORDCAMPS @petyeah, #WCCgn

  60. speaking SHARE YOUR WORDPRESS KNOWLEDGE, SPEAK AT A WORDPRESS EVENT

    @petyeah, #WCCgn
  61. allow someone to learn from your mistakes & your successes

    @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn
  62. mobile MAKE THE WORDPRESS MOBILE APPS @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

  63. training CREATE CURRICULUMS FOR FREE WORDPRESS TRAINING COURSES @petyeah, #WCCgn

  64. wordpress.tv MODERATE INCOMING VIDEOS, POST-PROCESS VIDEOS, SUBTITLE VIDEOS @petyeah, #WCCgn

  65. Plugins KEEP THE PLUGIN DIRECTORY SAFE BY REVIEWING CODE @petyeah,

    #WCCgn
  66. flow ENSURE FLOWLESS WORDPRESS EXPERIENCE ON ALL DEVICES @petyeah, #WCCgn

  67. THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERYONE @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn

    make.wordpress.org we
  68. learn and improve your skills get a really cool job

    make friends on 5 continents make a difference for 23% of the web contribute to wordpress. have fun and travel the world
  69. Go to make.wordpress.org This is where all the contributor teams

    live Go to Contributor day Those are usually organised around WordCamps and there’s one tomorrow! Pick a team Choose a team depending on your skillset and expertise Get on Slack Join your team channel on chat.wordpress.org Ready to start?
  70. join the german slack channel: dewp.slack.com

  71. come to contributor day tomorrow

  72. talk to me or any other contributor

  73. Contributing to wordpress is a practical investment in your future

  74. don’t do it because you have to

  75. do it because it’s the smart thing to do

  76. GROW WITH THE PROJECT. THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERYONE.

    @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn we make.wordpress.org !
  77. GROW WITH THE PROJECT. THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERYONE.

    @petyeah, #WCCgn @petyeah, #WCCgn thank you !