OPW Introduction – Hello!

Allow me to introduce myself — my name is Kat. I’ll be working on core this summer as an OPW intern.

I live in the Bay Area and have been a freelance web developer for the past couple of years, so as you can imagine, I work with WordPress quite a bit. I’ve written custom themes, taxonomies, post types and plugins, but nothing that I’ve been able to release back to the community.

Even though contributing to an open source project has been a goal of mine for many years, I was never able to figure out how to get started until now. When a friend sent me the OPW page and I saw WordPress on the list, I leapt at the chance to get more involved with a tool (and a community) that I’ve worked so much with, and in the process really level up my WP knowledge.

For my summer project, I’ll be removing the “post by email” functionality from core, deprecating it and replacing it with an official plugin. This addresses Trac ticket #22942.

There are some more details in the initial version of the proposal I wrote up. Note that I haven’t yet hashed through the plan with my mentors, so standard disclaimers apply. (Details subject to change without notice. Void where prohibited. Not labeled for retail sale.)

Feel free to comment with feedback, or just to say hi. I’m looking forward to working with you!