‘Open Source’ Videos

  • Dennis Ploetner: Contribuire ad un progetto open source

    WordPress Meetup Milan (Milano) 2022Speaker: Dennis Ploetner

    March 17, 2022 — Potresti non esserne consapevole, ma ogni giorno ricorri a qualche forma di software open source.

    Per esempio, WordPress, il sistema di gestione dei contenuti più popolare e diffuso al mondo, è utilizzato dal 43% di tutti i siti web nel mondo. È open source e gratuito.

    Ma cosa spinge le persone a contribuire gratuitamente a un progetto open source?

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  • AmyJune Hineline: Contributing to Open Source

    WordCamp US 2021Speaker: AmyJune Hineline

    December 13, 2021 — This talk discusses how to advocate for contributing to Open Source projects. (Did you know that not everyone who works on open source projects is a developer?)

    Smaller tasks help newer contributors gain confidence and gain experience, which, in turn, leads to more contributions.

    Contributing to Open Source also helps contributors feel connected with their community. But how does one become a contributor?

    Learn what we can do as a community to help foster new contributors and encourage those who are already contributing.

  • Marija Zaric: The Commons – the importance of being open and sharing. My story.

    WordCamp Finland (Suomi) 2020Speaker: Marija Zaric

    April 1, 2021 — This talk shares how The Commons gave Marija Zaric an opportunity to learn, contribute, and evolve. The web is built on open source by wonderful altruistic people.

  • Introduction to Open-source

    Speaker: Hari Shanker

    August 10, 2020 — In this video for learn.wordpress.org, lesson viewers will learn the meaning of the term Open Source when referring to software, what the GPL software license provides, why WordPress is an open-source project and how this is important for both the users of WordPress and the contributors to WordPress. We also do an overview of the different features of WordPress.

  • Ulf Schönefeld: WordPress und Community

    WordPress Meetup NürnbergSpeaker: Ulf Schönefeld

    March 20, 2020 — Oft herrscht die Vorstellung vor, um an einem großen Open-Source-Projekt wie WordPress mitzuarbeiten zu können, müsste man zumindest ein Informatikstudium erfolgreich absolviert haben – genau mit diesem Trugschluss will Ulf Schönefeld aufräumen. Ziel ist es das Projekt WordPress und die dahinterstehende Community beim Termin näherzubringen. Wie sind selbige organisiert, was sind sinnvolle Anlaufstellen und welche Möglichkeiten bestehen sich dort einzubringen; selbst gesetzt dem Fall, dass man von technischen Dingen wie PHP, HTML, CSS oder JavaScript so überhaupt gar keine Ahnung hat.

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  • The Independent Web

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Tantek Celik

    January 29, 2020 — We used to control our online identities, content, and experience. We now share Twitter names instead of domains; even web developers tweet and post on Medium instead of their own sites. We scroll social media and feel empty instead of reading news & blogs to feel informed and connected. Algorithmic feeds amplify rage & conspiracies, enabling tribal ad-targeting to polarise and spread misinformation, threatening democracy itself.

    What happened? And what are we doing to fix it?

    That’s a big question that will require all of us, our communities, our employers, to shift. I don’t want to wait, and you probably don’t either.

    What can you do for yourself, today?

    Own your domain. Own your content. Own your social connections. Own your reading experience. IndieWeb services, tools, and standards enable you to take back your web.

  • Helen Hou-Sandi: Open Source, Open Process, Open Web

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Helen Hou-Sandí

    November 12, 2019 — This talk about – WordPress. How “open” is WordPress, anyway? What makes WordPress open source, how open is the process, and how does the project participate in the open web?

  • Tricia Isham, Seth Gitner, Tara Johnson, Miriam Goldman, Mikey Veenstra: Ethical Behavior in an Open Source World

    WordCamp Rochester 2019Speakers: Tricia Isham, Seth Gitner, Tara Johnson, Miriam Goldman, Mikey Veenstra

    November 4, 2019 — A panel discussion with members of the WordPress community exploring ethical issues that can arise when working with clients, with each other, and within the WordPress community at large.

  • 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.

  • Luminus Olumide Alabi: The Power of Open Source. How WordPress Saved My Life!

    WordCamp Belfast 2018Speaker: Luminus Olumide Alabi

    April 17, 2019 — Open Source is an incredibly powerful concept that can be seen at the heart of progress and advancement in many spheres of life. The idea that people from every corner of the globe can come together to exchange ideas and build products that profoundly affect our lives is as crazy as it is exciting.

    I’m fascinated by the fact that people who have never met can come together to form a community that produces software and/or hardware products like CMSs, cars, building equipment, AI appliances and apparel that help to enable whole swaths of people with limited financial, physical or other resources make meaningful contributions and improve their quality of life.

    I talk briefly about the concept of Open source and specifically about how WordPress has played a significant part in taking this Nigerian university dropout around the world and exposing him to a community of the most incredible human beings at the forefront of democratising publishing and why Open Source should be near and dear to your heart.