April 10, 2016 — Learn how to get more involved in your local community and how to contribute to the group while reaping the rewards of the group’s collective knowledge. Meetup groups can be a great place to learn and grow. Share ideas and troubleshoot problems with others. There is no community more helpful and interested in your success than the WP community.
April 4, 2016 — In 2014 Matt Mullenweg coined the phrase “Five for the Future” when asking those who make their living on the WordPress platform to give back to the WordPress community in some way by donating 5% of their time to the project. It’s an awesome goal, but can be intimidating and seem out of reach for a majority of WordPress users (especially non-developers). Here we will discuss many ways to leave a positive mark on the future of WordPress without writing a single line of code. From beginner to pro, ANYONE can contribute to WordPress with minimal effort if they know where to look.
March 26, 2016 — We can’t all be experts, but we all can do something to contribute to the WordPress project. I’ll be the first to admit I’m still a beginner with WordPress even after using it for 8 years. But I never let my lack of knowledge hinder me from being a source of help and service to the WordPress community. I’m here to share my story of how anyone, regardless of WordPress know-how, can get involved and do some good in their local community or the WordPress project at large.
February 15, 2016 — The open source community works because of the amount of knowledge that is shared between people. Although everyone has knowledge and experiences to share, many do not feel they have anything worthy of saying.
In this talk, you will learn that everyone has something to share, how to generate talk topics based on conversations you have every day with your peers, and discuss the different methods of sharing – not all of it is on a stage.
We will also review the impact of the share mentality and how it is helpful even for your business.
February 10, 2016 — Ivan ci racconta come usare Slack per partecipare alla comunità di WordPress italiana e quella internazionale. Da questo speech potresti trarre degli spunti anche per usare Slack nel tuo team di lavoro.
February 5, 2016 — As developer we can get excited about a new project idea and immediately we start coding and hacking to get a first alpha version ready. But in most cases our initial implementation idea is by far neither the best nor the fastest to implement. In this lightning talk I want to show you one example, where I exploit another plugin to accomplish my task and it saved me a lot of time.
January 11, 2016 — This is a talk about contributing to WordPress for the right reasons and making the most of your contribution time. It covers the most common reasons people have started to contribute and kept contributing and gives a brief overview at all the different contributor teams on the project.
December 13, 2015 — Interested in contributing to WordPress but aren’t sure exactly where to start? The WordPress Meta team is responsible for all the official sites for the open source project and community. Websites such as wordpress.org, wordcamp.org, wordpress.tv, developer.wordpress.org, codex.wordpress.org and many others are continuously being maintained and improved by volunteers on the Meta team. There is a lot that needs to be done and more help is always needed. All skill sets are welcome. In this session we’ll discuss what the Meta team does, what is needed and how you can get involved.
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 — 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.