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  • Jen 4:06 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink
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    WordCamp Portland is also doing a hack day, this coming weekend on Sunday, August 19 from 12-6pm Portland time (Pacific). Theirs will have more stuff going on, but a core hackers team is likely to emerge, especially if there are known “please work on this” requests from core team and a couple of core people ready to be on irc to answer questions.

  • Jen 3:12 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink
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    Hi everyone WordCamp São Paulo is going to… 

    Hi everyone! WordCamp São Paulo is going to be doing a hack day on Sunday, August 26th starting at 11am their time, which is -3GMT. It would be great if the core dev team could do the same thing for them they did for WCSF’s hack day: identify a couple of things that need help, and have a core person on hand to answer questions, brainstorm, and make sure that folks are working in the right direction. I know we’d all love to go to Brazil for the weekend, but as a distributed project, I think we can make do with IRC and/or a couple of Google hangouts.

    So, @nacin and the gang: What areas should people work on, and who might be able to be online that Sunday to mentor? Vinicius Massuchetto and Cátia Kitahara are the contacts for the hack day and WC.

    • Vinicius Massuchetto 4:08 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m listening…
      Thanks for the heads up, Jane! =D

    • Vinicius Massuchetto 4:19 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Jane, we’re on GMT-3. It’s quite a comfortable time, just to say. =D

      • Jane Wells 4:24 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Corrected. Sorry, I pasted that entire line directly from Cátia’s email and didn’t check it.

        • Cátia Kitahara 4:28 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Sorry, for the confusion 😛

        • Cátia Kitahara 4:52 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Yes, Matías will be here and he’s already invited to participate. There are other people here who are familiar with the core Trac too, who submitted patches, what we need the most is guidance on what could be useful for us to do. Please, note that most of these guys here are advanced programmers and are willing to contribute the best way they can. My goal is to get these guys deeper involved with core development. No brazilian has ever had a patch accepted, as far as I know, and I think this is a great opportunity for them to start this culture of contributing to the core.

    • Lance Willett 4:25 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Noting that themer and UI developer Matías Ventura will speaking at this WordCamp and could also assist on dev day. He worked heavily on Twenty Eleven and a few other core UI things in the past, and is familiar with the core Trac and SVN setup.

    • Gustavo Bordoni 5:56 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I will be there too.

    • leogermani 9:50 pm on August 15, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That will be great! Ill be there too!

    • Andrew Nacin 5:59 pm on August 19, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Sorry São Paolo — I made sure I posted a roundup of the WCSF hack day but forgot to follow up here.

      The biggest takeaway is aim to get more people used to contributing, rather than to focus on contributions. The core contributor handbook is a great resource for those starting out.

      In terms of what to work on, some quick thoughts:

      • Take Twenty Twelve for a spin and try to find any un-finished things or odd-looking quirks. Review the code and make sure it looks good.
      • Most developers have a pet bug, enhancement, or ticket already waiting around or in their head.
      • Get people used to working with Subversion and a local development environment, if they aren’t already.
      • Poke around Trac and find something that might interest you. There’s quite a bit!
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