Get Involved – starter tasks

Have you pledged to contribute to the Marketing team? Whether you’re new to the channel or are a returning contributor, there are so many ways for you to get involved.

Available tasks to help new and returning contributors

We are updating rotas and tasks, and and as we promote inclusivity we publish items to list 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/. to help contributors and others get involved more easily.

Easy first tasks

1) Collate a spreadsheet list of WordCamps running contributor events

What to include:

  • Published WordCamps which will be running a contributor event in the next six months from December going into 2021;
  • Language-based WordCamps. For each please include the dates (year-month-date), link to the website info, contact for the contributor event, language of the event. Please also add columns for ‘marketing table’, ‘contributors supporting’ and ‘extra info’, as well as any others you will think will be useful.
  • For reference, a link to this information will be added to the TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. card to help you find it in the future.
  • There is a Google sheet to get you started.
  • Schedule from WordCamp CentralWordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each.: https://central.wordcamp.org/schedule/

Once complete, this will be merged with other data being collected and added to GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606748733271400

2) Create a Resources file to showcase WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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. promotions and help smaller camps and teams with ideas for images, logos and visuals

There is a Trello card for reference, and the Google Drive to store items is linked in the card.

Who might like to do this task:

  • First easy task for an individual or a small group. There is help available for drafting a post later on in the task.
  • Also good for someone with an interest in design or in creating structures and resources. Specialist design experience not necessary.
  • Could be done async to suit your timezone and work patterns

Useful source links:

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606749787280300

Deadline for resources phase 1: 8 January 2020

3) How to get started with WordPress as a developer and links to resources on WordPress.org, WordPress.TV and Learn WordPress

This task is being updated to create content as part of the release, Learn WordPress, Training Team and dev chat promotions.

What is needed:

  • A person or a small group with a dev background to take this task forward
  • A previous outline is on the Trello card.
  • This would work alongside the questions and answers for developers and be supported by the group working on that too
  • Promoting the resources that are available and being developed for Learn WordPress, #Training Team, WordPress.tv (prioritizing the list of videos which market WordPress as a platform), and help show a longer term journey to show developers how they can keep up to date and get involved with the release, add tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets and attend dev chats.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606752598292600

4) WordPress Resolutions for 2021

What is needed:

Two to three people to work on updating this and creating a draft post for the P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/..

Who might like to do this task:

Much work has already been done on this so it would be a good first task for someone to join.

5) Google Sheets help / tips doc, screenshots and screen recording

What is needed:

A guide for us and for the Contributor Events onboarding guide on GitHub (which is shared with WordCamps and other teams).

Who might like to do this task:

New contributors or those who have pledged to get started.

What you need:

  • Working knowledge of Google Sheets, how to add / delete columns, wrap text, freeze rows, add basic filters. If you have experience of adding automations and formulas, this would be an added bonus, but not essential to contribute to this task
  • Can be done async to fit your own time zone
  • Help is available. If you would like to do part of this task, eg the documentation and screenshots, but like some help with the screen recording, let us know. Facilitator for taking this task forward will be @meher.
  • We can put you into contact with those updating our various Google Sheets to help produce.

More details: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606754449307500

Deadline: 1 February 2021

How you can get involved

These are just some of the tasks available for those new to the channel, returning contributors and those who have pledged time to the team.

If you would like any help, the team reps are: @yvettesonneveld , @webcommsat, @mikerbg, @harryjackson1221, @maedahbatool, @meher. We also have members on leave at the moment.

In addition, @lmurillom and @OGlekler are part of our actions group and also able to help.

We meet on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in the marketing channel (the time is currently being reviewed for January).

The next induction session helping new contributors get on board is scheduled for Tuesday, January 19th, 2021, at 11:00 am UTC. We would truly appreciate all the participants to sign up for the session.

Sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdHA3b_n0GTRRuqPdpeRl8RLE2-MUv_cdv743DssMeYQ0Ly2w/viewform