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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
November 23, 2018 — Wil is joining us to talk about the many ways to contribute to WordPress – Many people think that the only way to contribute to the WordPress project is to be a core developer, but that’s not the case at all! There are many ways you can use your skills to contribute and be a community rock star.
April 12, 2018 — I was about 20 when I started to contribute. I only quickly touched on what my motivation was. It is important to know what your motivation is to contribute. You do not get any financial gain from contributing.
February 15, 2018 — In this talk, we’ll look at the progression of a bug ticket from beginning to end and see how the software we use every day is continually improved.
January 24, 2018 — We often hear that everyone should contribute to the core.In this talk, He will cover how contributing to the core helps an individual as well as a Business.
He will also try to address concerns and insecurities businesses have when encouraging their team to WordPress core.
The goal is to motivate people to contribute to the WordPress core and other areas of WordPress and open-source at large!
January 23, 2018 — Continuation on contributing to the Open Source Community with WordPress