December 10 Meeting Summary and 4.5 Call for Volunteers

We gathered together after the marvelous releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. of 4.4. Many congrats to @wonderboymusic, his deputies @sergeybiryukov and @ocean90, and all contributors who helped out! See the full transcript for the entire chat.

On 4.4

What’s Next?
@helen is building a product design team that is kicking off shortly. I’m excited about this — it’s an opportunity to really step up our game in the UXUX User experience space. She’ll be building out a few projects and calling for volunteers on make/design, so watch there if you’re interested in getting involved.

Officially, 4.5 doesn’t kick off until early January, but I’d like to start off with a ready-to-go set of teams. The time between now and then is also great for preparing feature plugins that you’re interested in seeing merged.

4.5 Call for Volunteers
Currently looking for those interested in:

  • Being a Release Backup/Deputy
  • Contributing to Week in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Summary Posts
  • Working on a particular development focus or feature

If you’re interested in contributing in any of these areas/roles, please leave a comment! Feel free to pingPing The act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.” me in the Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). WordPress SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. (@mike) if you have any questions on these roles.

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