December 12, 2015 — Three years ago, WordCamp Europe was held for the very first time. But besides bringing together thousands of people from all over the world, this international event had another unforeseen result. WCEU gave a few local WordPress communities unexpected momentum as a consequence of the unique environment it created. As a co-organizer of WCEU 2015 and a member of the Italian WordPress community, I will trace the extraordinary journey from stalling local community to thriving ecosystem of meetups and enthusiastic members, using real case studies from the German and Italian WordPress communities.
December 12, 2015 — So much attention is paid to the code that goes into making WordPress a stellar product, but you don’t hear much about the human side of it. While you will find the occasional blog post or random tweet talking about mental health and happiness in the WordPress community, most overlook the best way to contribute to WordPress…paying attention to your mental and physical health, and taking care of each other. Give back to WordPress by stepping back from the code and look around you.
December 12, 2015 — was a mild-mannered developer until that fateful day: the day I submitted my first patch to WordPress. Although I didn’t realize it at the time, it was that moment that would begin to change the way I thought about development, community, and what it meant to be a contributor to an Open Source project.
My contributions to WordPress have taken the form of talks, patches, code reviews, and documentation, but they’ve nearly all started in the same place: solving a problem that I (or someone close to me) had at the time. Together we’ll learn some ways for you to find a way to become a contributor and, just maybe, help scratch someone else’s itch at the same time.
December 11, 2015 — What are the ingredients needed to create a committed WordPress Community in your city. Learn secrets to choosing topics, getting speakers, creating comraderie and keeping people active and involved. Then ask your questions!
December 11, 2015 — Communities—like the one we have in WordPress—don’t just happen overnight. For them to be successful, they take people to show up, contribute back, grow with it and most importantly to incorporate new people into the fold. It is ongoing, it requires attention and it needs people like you and me to speak up. A small fraction of people carry the weight of helping it thrive, but the great thing is that despite all that, we all benefit from the community no matter who contributes. In this talk I will cover some known, and unknown tips and tools for making the community work for you and your business, and also help to put back more into the community than what you take from it.
December 9, 2015 — ¿Que hacer en la comunidad española de WordPress? – Luis Rull
December 5, 2015 — Increase your audience by writing translation ready plugins and themes WordPress is growing every day – from 18% of the web in 2013 to 23% in 2014. In 2014, with the release of WordPress 4.0, international downloads surpassed English downloads for the first time.
Some of the largest portions of non English downloads come from countries where English is not an option at all. For software creators this means that if your product is not localized, it’s not going to be used at all.
This talk clarifies the terms internationalisation (i18n) and localisation (l10n) and explains the benefits of writing translation-ready plugins and themes. It also provides advice for small business owners, plugin and theme developers on how to grow their international community and create their product evangelists outside of the English speaking world, which can exponentially lead to product growth alongside the core project.
November 27, 2015 — ¿Cómo ha llegado WordPress a ser el CMS más usado del mundo? ¿Tienen el mejor equipo de marketing? ¿Los mejores community managers? ¿El mejor perfil en twitter?
El éxito de WordPress se debe principalmente a dos motivos: a que es Software Libre, y a su Comunidad.
¿Quieres saber cómo funciona WordPress realmente desde dentro? Aquí te lo contamos.
November 24, 2015 — Report about the great people and situations from the first Italian WordPress Contributor Day. It was on November 7th in Milan and attended by about 60 people from different regions of Italy.
We had created the following working teams: Core, Support, Polyglots, Community and Mobile.
Thanks to all the people involved in the organization, contributors, team leads & sponsors!
Let’s do it again and with frequency!😉