‘Contributing’ Videos

  • Andrea Middleton: Contributing to the WordPress Community

    Andrea Middleton: Contributing to the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Portland 2018Speaker: Andrea Middleton

    December 31, 2019 — This introductory session will cover the ways that people can contribute to the WordPress global community team, no matter what their background or experience.

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  • Joshua Wold: Contributing to WordPress as a non-developer

    Joshua Wold: Contributing to WordPress as a non-developer

    WordCamp Seattle 2018Speaker: Joshua Wold

    December 19, 2019 — 11 years. That’s how long I’ve been using WordPress to create websites as a part of design and development teams. 2017 was the first year I started giving any real contribution back to the WordPress project. Before that I tried. I kept looking at this thing called Trac, I even created an account and followed some of the development tickets. But I felt blocked since my primary background is in design. I didn’t know how to get started.

    All that changed last year when I was given a unique opportunity by my company to donate time to helping in the make.wordpress.org work. In this talk I’ll share the process I went through from not knowing where to get started, to jumping into a few tickets, to helping lead parts of the work being done in WordPress.

    If you’re curious about giving back to WordPress, but don’t have a ton of development experience, then this talk will be for you. Let’s go through this journey together.

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  • Cesar Tardaguila: Contributing to the WordPress Mobile Apps

    Cesar Tardaguila: Contributing to the WordPress Mobile Apps

    WordCamp Kuala Lumpur 2019Speaker: Cesar Tardaguila

    November 18, 2019 — Mobile devices provide an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a superior mobile experience to every user, particularly around accessibility and offline/poor connectivity support. The WordPress Mobile Apps, developed as open source, leverage that opportunity to bring the best WordPress experience on the road.

    This talk, by one of the developers involved in the development of the WordPress Mobile Apps, will contain first hand information on the way we develop and test them to make sure that we provide the experience that our users expect, and how anyone can contribute to the effort, either coding, testing, contributing designs or documentation.

  • Jeffrey Paul: Contributing to Core, No Coding Necessary

    Jeffrey Paul: Contributing to Core, No Coding Necessary

    Speaker: Jeffrey Paul

    November 13, 2019 — If you, like me, have ever thought “I’m not a developer, how could I realistically contribute to WordPress?”, then think again. Anyone can contribute to WordPress. And yes, that includes you! In this lightning talk I’ll walk you through a couple examples like coordinating component teams, gardening bugs in Trac, and getting videos submitted to WordPress.tv.

  • Cesar Tardaguila: Contributing to the WordPress Mobile Apps

    Cesar Tardaguila: Contributing to the WordPress Mobile Apps

    WordCamp Hong Kong 2019Speaker: Cesar Tardaguila

    October 25, 2019 — Mobile devices provide an extraordinary opportunity to deliver a superior mobile experience to every user, particularly around accessibility and offline/poor connectivity support. The WordPress Mobile Apps, developed as open source, leverages that opportunity to bring the best WordPress experience on the road.
    This talk, by one of the developers involved in the development of the WordPress Mobile Apps, will contain first hand information on the way the team develops and test them to make sure that they provide the experience that the users expect, and how anyone can contribute to the effort, either coding, testing, contributing designs or documentation.

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  • Nicky Lim: Get Started with Contributing

    Nicky Lim: Get Started with Contributing

    WordCamp Singapore 2019Speaker: Nicky Lim

    August 26, 2019 — In early 2019, I took a class at Cornell University on contributing to Open Source and worked with a team of 6 under the guidance of a WordPress mentor. I will share my experience as a first-time contributor to WordPress: how I familiarized myself with the codebase, got in touch with the WordPress Core (Privacy) and Gutenberg community, and pushed my first few patches out. I hope to entice you into joining this challenging and exhilarating group of WordPress contributors that will allow you to build impactful software and keep your developer’s edge razor sharp.

  • Sébastien Serre: Contribuer au projet WordPress sans être développeur ? C’est possible !

    Sébastien Serre: Contribuer au projet WordPress sans être développeur ? C’est possible !

    WordCamp Bordeaux 2019Speaker: Sébastien Serre

    June 3, 2019 — Trop souvent contribution rime avec développement !

    Nous allons durant cette conférence voir qu’il est tout à fait possible de contribuer au projet WordPress SANS être développeur.

    Le but de cette présentation est que vous en ressortiez avec l’envie de nous rejoindre en tant que contributeur et surtout que vous sachiez ou trouver de l’aide pour vous lancer!

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  • Ulrich Pogson: Realities of Contributing to Open Source

    Ulrich Pogson: Realities of Contributing to Open Source

    WordCamp Belfast 2018Speaker: Ulrich Pogson

    April 24, 2019 — Lightning Talk
    The good, bad and the ugly of contributing to open source.

    Ulrich has been contributing to open source for the last 6 years in different ways, from support to documentation to bug fixes, and organising events.

    He will talk about how this has helped him but also about the challenges involved to contributing to open source.

  • Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    Panel: Contributing to WordPress

    WordCamp Cape Town 2018Speakers: Vedanshu Jain, Hugh Lashbrooke, Thabo Tswana, Pascal Birchler, Trisha Cornelius

    February 4, 2019 — Have you ever wanted to contribute to WordPress, but just don’t know where to start? In this panel we will bring together a group of experienced WordPress contributors to discuss all the varied ways that you can easily become involved in the WordPress project.

  • Mizanur Rahaman Mizan: Contributing to the WordPress Repository in a Smart Way

    Mizanur Rahaman Mizan: Contributing to the WordPress Repository in a Smart Way

    WordCamp Pokhara 2018Speaker: Mizanur Rahaman Mizan

    December 12, 2018 — WordPress is world’s most popular Content Management System and it has a market share of over 25% of the World’s website. WordPress.Org community is by far the best in the web industry. WordPress.Org repository is maintained voluntarily by the contributors around the world. So, sometimes it is quite difficult to sync everything together. WordPress.Org item submission needs some extra care. In this talk, I would like to share a guided walk through how to submit an item to the WordPress repository so that it doesn’t stick a long time for reviewing and when it is reviewed it will be live with less or no effort. I will mention the most common mistakes done by the submitted both in theme and plugin repository. I will also encourage the developer to join the review team in order to shorten the waiting period of time. Reviewing is fun and educational. We learn a lot by reviewing others code and analyzing them will help us to grow also. I will also cover the basics and common issues that a reviewer should know. How do I know the most common mistakes? I have submitted my items without any prior repository knowledge. I got plenty of rejection and educative explanation from the reviewer which helped me to learn things. Some of them are so silly that I now laugh at myself. And I thought I am the only one doing those. But as I am reviewing items now, I have seen that those are commons. So I can definitely give a good talk on it which might help the community.