‘core committer’ Videos

  • WordPress Community Interview With Pascal Birchler

    WordPress Community Interview With Pascal Birchler

    WordPress Community Interview SeriesSpeaker: Pascal Birchler

    March 20, 2017 — Pascal Birchler resides in Zurich, Switzerland and is a student and a passionate developer. He was a co-organizer of the WordPress Zurich Meetup as well as WordCamp Switzerland 2014 and 2015.

    He built his first website and began blogging as a 12-year-old in 2006. He started blogging about WordPress in 2008.

  • Pascal Birchler: From Blogger to WordPress Core Committer

    Pascal Birchler: From Blogger to WordPress Core Committer

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Pascal Birchler

    May 26, 2016 — I’ll talk about my humble beginnings as a WordPress user and how I eventually got commit access to WordPress core. By telling my unique story I want to show how rewarding contributing to an open-source community can be and inspire people to do the same. I’ve been using WordPress since 2006, but only in the last three years I’ve been contributing heavily to the open-source project. I began attending the local meetup and the very first WordCamp in Switzerland. I attended WordCamp Europe 2013, where I submitted my first patch to WordPress core. Fast-forward to 2015, when I decided to develop a feature for embedding WordPress posts on other websites that made it into WordPress 4.4. How do these embeds work and what is it like to lead such a project? What does breaking the web by introducing bugs feel like? At the end of 2015, I attended WordCamp US where I was announced as one of seven new guest committers to the WordPress project. It wasn’t always an easy journey, but it has always been rewarding and I could always count on the helpful people around me. I will talk about the various ways people can contribute to WordPress and what it takes to be a core committer. Also, I will reveal what Swiss chocolate has to do with the latter…

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