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Contributing to WordPress

Contributing to WordPress

My presentation for WordPress London - February 2013


Siobhan McKeown

February 21, 2013

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  1. Contributing to WordPress #wpldn

  2. Siobhan McKeown Writer @ Words for WP Editor @ Smashing

    MagazinE WordPress Contributor @SiobhanPMcKeown
  3. WordPress Contributors (not looking at all crazy)

  4. Why Contribute to WordPress?

  5. Learn The more I dove in, the more interesting it

    became, and the more difficult things I was able to figure out. Now, when I look back and see what I've learned just by contributing, I'm amazed. It's been more than I ever learned in college. Andrea Rennick
  6. Connect It raises your status inside the community, which is

    helpful, because it’s a very tight-knit community, and a lot of your business links are going to come from there. A lot of your potential partners on ventures and projects are going to come from within the community. And by contributing and staying close to that tight-knit group, you keep those connections alive. Mark Jaquith
  7. Career I got my job with DreamHost. And really, I

    used to work for a bank. I always used to say to people, I get satisfaction out of doing support for WordPress because I feel like I’m making things better for people in such a way that I can see the change happen that I know that I’m making peoples’ life a little bit better and a little bit easier, in a way that my job at the time just couldn’t satisfy. Mika Epstein
  8. Impact It’s not very often that something you do in

    an afternoon can touch so many folks, but WordPress is one of those places where you can. And for people who care about that, there’s nothing better. That feeling is so amazing. I still get it. I get that sort of shiver. You push out code or you push out change or a new design and you see the tweets start, you see the blog posts, you see the numbers move. It’s kind of amazing. Matt Mullenweg
  9. Love I’m totally a little bit of a hippy type,

    and I do it because I love the software. It’s my living. I get paid to do it full time. I love the community, and I think that the basic premise that WordPress is built on—democratizing publishing for everybody—is a really important one. Helen Hou-Sandi
  10. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  11. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  12. Core Features Bug Gardening Patches Testing

  13. None
  14. 3.6 Cycle Led By: Mark Jaquith & Aaron Campbell Features:

    Revisions AutoSave Post Format UI Editorial Flow Menus Projects: Twenty Thirteen Bug Gardening
  15. Better Docs for Developers

  16. Code Reference

  17. Plugins BuddyPress BBPress GlotPress

  18. The Future’s Mobile

  19. ioS Windows Android BlackBerry Objective C C# Java

  20. Patches Testing User Experience A11y

  21. Review Themes

  22. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  23. Core Make WordPress beautiful

  24. None
  25. Usability

  26. Documentation Layouts/Landing Pages/Styles

  27. Mobile Design for the Mobile Devices

  28. The BBs bbPress BuddyPRess User Interface User Experience Browser Testing

    UI Tickets
  29. Join The Theme Review Team

  30. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  31. Codex Update the

  32. Handbooks Handbooks Targeted Documentation for Different User Groups

  33. Inline Help

  34. The bbs

  35. take Part in A Docs Sprint

  36. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  37. Translate WordPress

  38. Rosetta Site Translate a

  39. Docs In Your Language

  40. Plugins BuddyPress GlotPress bbPress Innstikk Разширения םיפסות vtičnikov

  41. Translate the Mobile Apps Make Mobile Global

  42. Multilingual Support

  43. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  44. Training Teach WordPress

  45. Courses Share Your Courses

  46. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  47. WordCamps WordCamp Get People Together At A

  48. Meetup Start a

  49. Better Make Events

  50. Developer Designer Writer Linguist Teacher Organiser Anyone

  51. Everyone knows Answer The To Something

  52. None
  53. Test

  54. Community Help Others Get Involved

  55. Speaking Share Your Knowledge

  56. How?

  57. Make WordPress http://make.wordpress.org/core http://make.wordpress.org/plugins http://make.wordpress.org/ui http://make.wordpress.org/support http://make.wordpress.org/themes http://make.wordpress.org/accessibility http://make.wordpress.org/docs http://make.wordpress.org/polyglots

    http://make.wordpress.org/mobile http://make.wordpress.org/events http://make.wordpress.org/community
  58. IRC Chat Schedule Wednesday: Mobile. 1600 UTC in #wordpress-mobile Wednesday:

    BuddyPress. 1900 UTC in #buddypress-dev Wednesday: bbPress. 1900 UTC in #bbpress Wednesday: Core. 2100 UTC in #wordpress-dev Thursday: Support & Docs. 2100 UTC in #wordpress-sfd To get help helping out, check out #wordpress-contribute irc.freenode.net
  59. Hack Days Hack Day

  60. Just Get Started

  61. Questions? @SiobhanPMcKeown

  62. Photo Credits Slide 55: Me at WordCamp Netherlands. Photo CC

    License dmvdberg Slide 47: WordCamp Netherlands. Photo CC License Erno Hannink Slide 3: WordPress Contributors. Photo copyright Dougal Campbell Slide 5: Learn. Photo CC License themitcho Slide 6: Connect. Photo Copyright konsobe Slide 7: Career. Photo Copyright konsobe Slide 8: Impact. Photo CC License Andrea Rennick Slide 9: Love. Photo CC License Andrea Rennick Slide 10 (etc): WordPress Community Summit. Photo Copyright Mika Epstein Slide 32: Photo CC License synx508