‘Contributing’ Videos

  • Michael Nelson: Five Unspoken Rules For Contributing To Open Source Software

    Michael Nelson: Five Unspoken Rules For Contributing To Open Source Software

    WordCamp Seattle 2017Speaker: Michael Nelson

    November 28, 2017 — Contributing to open source software can be frustrating for developers accustomed to working in isolation. That’s because you’re no longer just dealing with software, but with people who have their own biases, emotions, and agendas.

    Some difficulties new contributors encounter include: not knowing when to contribute vs write companion software; not communicating meta information; disregard for etiquette; impatience regarding discussion; and ignorance of what makes contributions hard to accept for project maintainers.

    This presentation will help illuminate some of the unspoken rules of contributing to open source software that will help you be a better contributor.

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  • Laura Byrne-Cristiano: Contributing To WordPress — It's Not Just For Programmers

    Laura Byrne-Cristiano: Contributing To WordPress — It’s Not Just For Programmers

    WordCamp Lehigh Valley 2017Speaker: Laura Byrne-Cristiano

    October 17, 2017 — Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-perfect designer, or just like helping out, the WordPress community is always looking for people to help make WordPress even better. Hear how you can contribute to the WordPress community, even if you aren’t highly skilled.

  • Josepha Haden: Contributing Without Code

    Josepha Haden: Contributing Without Code

    WordCamp Omaha 2016Speaker: Josepha Haden

    August 6, 2017 — Josepha comes from a long line of writers and was raised to be a life-long learner. She has a passion for language and storycrafting, a skill she practices on starsandthemoon.com. Josepha has over a decade of experience using SEO, data analysis, and content marketing to bring success and visibility to clients all over the world. Since 2010, she’s been working in her hometown of Kansas City to increase digital literacy and get more women in technology. Josepha works at Automattic as a community organizer for the WordPress open source project and can be found on Twitter as @josephahaden.

  • Nirmal Desai: Contributing to WordPress.tv

    Nirmal Desai: Contributing to WordPress.tv

    WordCamp Udaipur 2017Speaker: Nirmal Desai

    July 19, 2017 — Having earned the moderator level on WordPress.tv, Nirmal works as a Business Manager at Multidots. His passion lies in contributing to WordPress and in his words – he loves increasing the fan base of WordPress.

    In words of Nirmal – “In India and around Asia, we have very few contributors. As we know that, WordPress.tv is the only platform to publish the official WordPress videos. As moderator at WordPress.tv from India, I feel that if we have more and more contributors from India then we can have more larger community of WordPress.tv too”.

  • Rahul Bansal: How Translation Sprints Helps Bring In New Contributors!

    Rahul Bansal: How Translation Sprints Helps Bring In New Contributors!

    WordCamp Europe 2017Speaker: Rahul Bansal

    June 21, 2017 — Rahul is the founder and CEO of rtCamp – the only WordPress.com VIP Partner from Asia.

    He said in his talk Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-perfect designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.

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  • Pantip Treerattanapitak: How I Contribute To WordPress

    Pantip Treerattanapitak: How I Contribute To WordPress

    WordCamp Bangkok 2017Speaker: Pantip Treerattanapitak

    March 23, 2017 — ถ้าคุณคิดว่า WordPress Community ต้องการ Developer เท่านั้น?
    คุณคิดผิดแล้ว! จะเป็น Blogger หรือ Designer หรือ Web developer ฯลฯ
    ทุกคนก็มีส่วนร่วมกับ WordPress Community ได้
    Session นี้จะเล่าประสบการณ์การ Contribute ใน WordPress
    เพื่อเป็นข้อมูลให้กับผู้ที่อยากจะเข้ามามีส่วนร่วมใน Community แต่ยังไม่รู้ว่าจะเริ่มอย่างไร
    และสิ่งที่เราได้เรียนรู้จากการ Contribute

    You think the WordPress Community just for developers? WRONG! Everyone can contribute to the community.
    This session will give you an overview of how to begin and be a part of WordPress Community and what I learn by doing that.

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  • Peter Wilson: Contributing to WordPress Core

    Peter Wilson: Contributing to WordPress Core

    WordCamp Sydney 2016Speaker: Peter Wilson

    February 3, 2017 — Almost everyone will have heard the phrase “don’t hack WordPress core” before, what’s less known is that it’s only the start of the saying. Don’t hack WordPress core, without contributing the hacks back.

    Contributing to WordPress core is like riding a bike, it takes a little effort to get started but once you learn it’s a skill you’ll never forget.

    You will be given a jump start on contributing, from how to use the bug tracker all the way to contributing a patch and getting your first props.

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  • Nirmal Desai and Isabelle Garcia: How to Contribute to WordPress TV?

    Nirmal Desai and Isabelle Garcia: How to Contribute to WordPress TV?

    WordCamp Udaipur 2017Speakers: Nirmal Desai, Isabelle Garcia

    January 31, 2017 — Nirmal Desai is a WordPress TV moderator. At WordCamp Udaipur, he is trying to get more Indian WordPress enthusiasts to contribute to WordPress TV.

  • John Blackbourn: Contributor Night #1 – Team Core

    John Blackbourn: Contributor Night #1 – Team Core

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: John Blackbourn

    January 21, 2017 — Le Contributor Nights saranno dedicate a studiare e lavorare insieme: ogni mese selezioneremo uno dei team attivi su make.wordpress.org. Per alcuni team potremo contare sul supporto di lead, italiani e stranieri, mentre per altri ci auto gestiremo con lo studio, leggendo la documentazione, andando a vedere quali sono le discussioni attive su trac e su Slack.

    Per questa prima serata siamo felici di avere con noi John Blackbourn, WordPress engineer presso Human Made e uno dei WordPress Core developer, che ci aiuterà a scoprire il team Core.

  • Marko Heijnen: My Contributor Story

    Marko Heijnen: My Contributor Story

    WordCamp Belgrade 2016Speaker: Marko Heijnen

    December 28, 2016 — I have contributed since 2009 to WordPress and related projects. I have done some great things for WordPress like rewriting the image manipulation API and leading GlotPress for a long while. But I had also issues during the time where I also got kicked out of GlotPress.

    During this talk I will tell my honest story about how things got started till what I’m doing today.

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