Welcome to the official blog of the community/outreach team for the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project!
This team oversees official events, mentorship programs, diversity initiatives, contributor outreach, and other ways of growing our community.
If you love WordPress and want to help us do these things, join in!
We use this blog for policy debates, project announcements, and status reports. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to comment on posts and join the discussion.
You can learn about our current activities on the Team Projects page. These projects are suitable for everyone from newcomers to WordPress community elders.
You can use our contact form to volunteer for one of our projects.
We have Office HoursOffice HoursDefined times when the Global Community Team are in the #community-events Slack channel. If there is anything you would like to discuss – you do not need to inform them in advance.You are very welcome to drop into any of the Community Team Slack channels at any time. four times a week in the #community-events channel on Slack: Mondays & Wednesdays 22:00 UTC, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00 UTC.
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Contributor days are events where we encourage, support and work on the WordPress project.
The event can be run as stand-alone events, or as part of a WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more..
If they are part of a WordCamp, they can be ran
as an event or track during the WordCamp
as an event before or after the WordCamp
The Global Community TeamGlobal Community TeamA group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. thinks contributor days are great and would love to see more contributor days.
Contributor days are for everyone, on every experience level. Even someone who knows very little about WordPress can contribute by answering support questions or testing features.
The exception is, perhaps, focused WordCamps (i.e. Development focused WordCamps) where attendees are expected to know a bit about development, and thus the accompanying contributor day can be mostly developer-focused. Even then, it is useful to have a plan in case new contributors arrive who are not developers.
Make sure you emphasize this point in all your communication with potential attendees.
The rest of this handbook will go through how contributor days are organised. Please treat the information as a guide and tailor the event to the local WordPress community.
The contributor day structure is not fixed. It grows, transforms, and evolves as we change and evolve as a community. If you have any resources or want to share how you have organised a contributor day, we would love to hear from you! Come and say hi in the #community-team Slack channel.