‘Contributors’ Videos

  • Christopher Churchill, Abha Thakor: How contributors make WordPress

    WordCamp Europe 2021Speakers: Christopher Churchill, Abha Thakor

    July 11, 2021 — This panel discussion features a conversation with Make WordPress volunteers who have been involved with major WordPress.org releases and projects.

  • Drew Jaynes: How to Win Friends and Influence WordPress Core

    WordCamp Portland 2017Speaker: Drew Jaynes

    December 31, 2019 — It’s no secret that one of the WordPress core team’s greatest barriers to entry is contributors feeling like they don’t have anything of value to offer; nothing could be further from the truth.

    Every potential contributor has something to offer whether they realize it or not, and this session will give them many of the tools and advice they’ll need to succeed in helping to influence the future of WordPress.

    Topics covered: entry points for contributors of all levels, whether they’re developers, designers, copywriters, or everyday users. We’ll briefly cover the process of joining the “Making WordPress” community, methods to have your voice heard, submitting patches and keeping trac tickets moving, bringing core down to the local community level, and more.

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