Contributor Day

Everyone can contribute to WordPress, no matter what your skill level

As part of the 2014 Manchester WordCamp we will be holding a WordPress Contributor Day on Sunday 29th June, so stick around after the Conference and see how you can make a real difference to WordPress.

“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.“
WordPress.org

 

Not sure how to get started?  Just bring your laptop along to MWUG on Wednesday 18th June at 6:30pm for some help setting up.

Wordcamp manchester contributor day

It really doesn’t matter what your skill level with WordPress is, and you don’t need to be a developer or coder to be involved. There will be plenty of people on hand to help you get started and there are a number of areas where you can make a difference.

  • Core

    You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with WordPress development.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • UI

    The UI group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike.

  • Accessibility

    Make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • Mobile

    Help with the iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry apps. They need designer, UX experts, and testers to give users a smooth experience on every device.

  • Support

    Answering a question in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! You may need to have access to a test WordPress site (to be able to reproduce problems people mention)

  • Polyglots

    WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, contribute by translating WordPress into your own language.

  • Themes

    Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • Documentation

    Helping people help themselves when they get stuck.

  • Community

    Working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.

  • Meta

    The Meta team makes WordPress.org, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups.

  • BuddyPress

    Support the tool which builds WordPress communities.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

For more information on all these areas go to http://make.WordPress.org

WordCamp Contributor Day 2014

Schedule

Time General
09:30Registration
10:00Intros and Groupings
10:30Session #1
13:00Lunch
14:00Session #2
17:00End

Food and Drink

We will be providing advice, encouragement, tea/coffee, snacks, lunch and maybe a few beers to help you on your way during the day.