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! ;)
November 24, 2015 — Intervista fatta a Andrea Fercia al primo «WordPress Contributor Day» italiano, organizzato dalla «Italia WP Community» a Milano il 7 novembre del 2015. #wpcdit
November 24, 2015 — Intervista fatta a Luca Tumedei al primo «WordPress Contributor Day» italiano, organizzato dalla «Italia WP Community» a Milano il 7 novembre del 2015. #wpcdit
May 30, 2015 — Questions for WordPress’ core developers, what it’s like to develop WordPress, what’s happening in WordPress’ future, and how you can help out. The panel will consist of:
Helen Hou-Sandi (WordPress Lead Developer)
Mark Jaquith (WordPress Lead Developer)
John Blackbourn (4.1 Release Lead)
March 9, 2015 — Orlando-based WordPress developer Adam Soucie will share his story on how two years ago he quit his job in sales to follow a career in web development and provide the road map for how you can find similar success using WordPress as your vehicle.
February 17, 2015 — In 2011, Michael sent his very first email to the wp-hackers mailing list. He wasn’t sure if it was the right place to introduce himself, but he had to start somewhere. In the years since, he has gone from being a tentative new contributor to being one of the release leads for WordPress 3.9. In this presentation, Michael talks about his journey through the WordPress project. Michael will focus on some of the problems he encountered as a contributor and how he dealt with them. Michael also look at how, more recently, the project has removed some of those barriers, making it simpler than ever for newcomers to get involved.
NOTE: slides are from WordCamp Orange County 2014
January 15, 2015 — The learning curve for contributing to core can be steep. If something goes wrong, it’s not a catastrophe—just start over and do it again. Prepare for failure, and you’ll eventually get there. This talk will center on my experiences contributing to WordPress and the media features I’ve authored along the way.
November 6, 2014 — In this presentation, I’ll address both the *why* and the *how* of contributing while freelancing. I’ll lay out both an economic and a philosophical argument for why freelancers ought to budget for time on the parent projects. And I’ll talk about some concrete strategies for making the process less painful than it might seem at first glance. I’ll use myself as a case study, and talk about how my yearly earnings have steadily increased at the same time that the proportion of my working week spent on client work has actually gone *down*, to the extent that I spend over 50% of my time on free software work that I’m not paid for directly.