We’re less than a week away from WordCamp for Publishers! We wanted to share some details about Contributor Day, which will be held Saturday, August 19 at The Denver Post, the same place as the rest of the conference.
Contributor days are in-person opportunities to give back to open source projects. At WordCamp, it’s only natural we work on WordPress-related efforts. This is not just a “developer thing” – open source needs people from all different backgrounds and disciplines.
Doors open at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. WordPress Core contributor Aaron Jorbin will kick off the event at 10:30 a.m., followed by brief presentations from two projects that’ll be ready to welcome volunteers of all skill levels:
- WordPress Core. It’s kind of a big deal, and there’s a whole lot going on. Joe McGill and Jeffrey Paul are Core volunteers in different focus areas, media and project management, respectively. Join them in a quick talk about volunteering with Core and then jump into some #GoodFirstBugs.
- INN’s Largo. A theme crafted specifically with the needs of news publishers in mind. Lead developer RC Lations will host a short discussion of the project followed by work towards making theme standards-compliant for hosting on WordPress.org.
Aaron, RC, Joe, Jeff, and other volunteers throughout the event will be able to assist with local development setup, using PHP CodeSniffer, submitting patches, etc. Non-developers can help groom tickets, check for accessibility, and work on design and UX research.
Other projects/maintainers will also have a chance during the opening to pitch what they’re working on, so that folks can connect and collaborate.
Around 2:45 p.m. we’ll gather and share what we worked on. Afterwards, we’ll keep the conversation going in Slack.
Conference tickets are required for Contributor Day. Remaining tickets will be available for a limited time here.