WCEU Contributor Day

How to prepare for Contributor Day?

In order to contribute to any team at WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/, it is necessary to have:

All communication for Documentation team is happening in #docs 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/. channel. Different parts of documentation are called “projects”. Each of these projects has own rep (team member in charge of the project).

Different projects require different tools so, depending on what you choose, you might need following accounts as well:

If you wish to attend our introduction conference call on the day, you’ll need to use Zoom as well. The account is not needed and you can join the call in your browser or you can download the app. You don’t need camera nor microphone to participate.

Read more about contributing to Documentation team at Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. here.

Good First Tasks

If you are contributing to Documentation team for the first time, we prepared lists of “Good first tasks” for our projects.

If you are experienced Documentation contributor fear not, we have more advanced tasks on these lists as well.

Take a look at these lists and let us know what you’re interested in. Even if your point of interest is not on the list, do let us know what it is.

Contributor Day, 4 June

Contributor Day will happen online. All instructions can be found here. Besides that, if you registered for WCEU Contributor Day, you’ll receive more detailed instructions in your email on the day.

To help you get started, we’ll hold an one hour introduction on Zoom. In this call we will introduce the team and give you more details on what we were planning to do during the day. If you have something specific you’d like to work on, this call would be a good time to propose it.

The easiest way to get involved is reporting an issue, if you have found one. We have step-by-step lists for reporting issues for every project.

More advanced way for contributing to Documentation team would be fixing reported issues. We still haven’t documented these workflows but you will be provided with assistance by project’s rep. See the full list of reps.

If you need any help or have questions, team members will be available in Slack throughout the Contributor Day.

Contributor Day Facilitators

Documentation team is very friendly and welcoming. If you have any questions whatsoever, do not hesitate to ask. In Slack channel or during Zoom call, someone will answer it before you say “Cookie”.

Besides all lovely contributors to Documentation, we have a list of people who volunteered to give their time and facilitate different Documentation projects during WCEU Contributor Day:

  • @leogermani for DevHub (developer docs)
  • @Sunday Ukafia  for onboarding and everything regarding new contributors
  • @bph for blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. editor end user docs
  • @atachibana for HelpHub (general end user docs) as long as East Asian time zone allows

I will be there the whole day, you can’t avoid that, happily answering all your questions and guiding you to a new directions. We will also see @kenshino there as well.

Office hours, 28 May

Documentation team will hold office hours on Thursday, May 28, 2020, 15:00 UTC. Office hours will be facilitated by @sukafia and you are welcome to ask any questions about Documentation team and how to contribute to various parts of WordPress documentation.

Office hours will be held in #docs channel (WordPress.org Slack account is needed). If you are not able to attend, feel free to ask all your questions in channel and team members will respond as soon as possible.

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Docs Team Preparation for WCEU 2020 Contributor Day

WCEU 2020 will be held online and it will have the biggest Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/. done fully remote. This is challenging in many ways for everyone involved: organisers, team reps and teams, new contributors.. 

To help prevent some of foreseen problems, organisers offered a set of tasks for each team to be done in following days. 

Here’s what we have to do:

  1. Update the Getting Started at a Contributor Day page in handbook (polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. made a good example)
  2. Schedule European timezones friendly office hours taking place in 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/. between 25 May and 3 June, targeted to answer questions from new contributors and help them to set up tools. This is a good opportunity to test our mentorship program.
  3. Choose an experienced contributor(s) from the team to record a short video introduction about the team. These videos will replace the traditional live introductions given during opening remarks and also used in the Contributor Day Orientation tool. Detailed guides for making these videos will be shared in the coming weeks. 
  4. Divide the tasks planned for the day between ‘good first tasks’ and ‘tasks for experienced contributors’. Make sure that every new contributor gets an easy task first. An example of how the Community Team does this: Call for ideas and plans for the day.
  5. Choose at least two experienced contributors to facilitate the work during the day, to help new contributors and to answer their questions quickly and happily.
  6. Plan an introductory session to help onboard new contributors to your team. The team-specific introductory sessions will take place after opening remarks. Another one for our mentorship program.
  7. Make a rough estimate of how many working groups your team needs during the day. Working groups are contributors working together with specific tasks or features, who will need a dedicated virtual table/space for discussion. This information is crucial for WCEU in planning platform usage and layout.

Leave your thoughts and suggestions in the comments and we will discuss these in the next meeting, on Monday 11th May.

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