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

Contributor support dates announced for 2021

If Contributing (more) to the Global WordPress Marketing Team happens to be on your list of potential new year’s resolutions, we have great news for you. We are super excited to start the next series of onboarding sessions for new contributors called ‘Contributing Made Fun & Easy’.

Join us and discover how to best contribute your talents, get to know the tools we use, and adopt good practices for working remotely and asynchronously.

At present, this is going to be a four-part series that will take place on a biweekly schedule. The first session will take place on Tuesday 19 January 2021, at 11:00 am UTC.

These introduction sessions are aimed to help both newcomers and those who would like to get a refresher to get on board with the team and the tasks that are underway. The Global WordPress Marketing team continuously makes an effort to market WordPress and its community to the outer world. Also, we’re an inclusive team, working hard to make everyone feel comfortable and welcomed.

The initial session starts off with basics covering details about:

  • the WordPress project
  • its code of conduct
  • getting to know each other
  • how marketing team works and its tasks
  • setting up your WordPress profile

If all this piques your interest, please complete the form to sign up for this session. These sessions are for new contributors, returners to the team, and those who have pledged to support marketing team but need some guidance on where to start. Every week we also publish tasks linked to the agenda and on the Marketing 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 people get started or find a next task.

If you have pledged to support the marketing team on the Five for the Future and don’t know where to start, these sessions are a great way to begin contributing.

Future dates

  • Session 1 – Tuesday 19 January 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 2 – Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 3 – Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 11:00 am UTC
  • Session 4 – Tuesday 2 March 2021 at 11:00 am UTC

Further help

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to the following team members through the WordPress Slack Marketing channel to @maedahbatool and @yvettesonneveld

Also, a huge thanks to our amazing team members @meher, @webcommsat, @OGlekler, @nalininonstopnewsuk, @mark99 and @lmurillom who have been helping us and supporting contributors throughout this process. Yvette and Maedah

Thanks to @maedahbatool, @yvettesonneveld, @webcommsat and @oglekler for contributions to this series.

#contributing, #contributor-onboarding, #new-contributor

Latest from the Global Marketing Team

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 25 November 2020

Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attendees 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/. Thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1606313106112800

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Help us promote Learn WordPress

It is live! Come and discover Learn WordPress – it’s here, free to users and contributors, and growing every week. We will be publishing materials to help contributors, Meetups, WordCamps and more promote the Learn WordPress platform. We will also be making available social media posts and graphics which you can use throughout the campaign.

You can discover more in the Learn WordPress launch post. In the clip below, WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg introduced this new resource during the State of the WordState of the Word This is the annual report given by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress at WordCamp US. It looks at what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and the future of WordPress. https://wordpress.tv/tag/state-of-the-word/. 2020 event.

There are so many ways you can use this free resource. You can attend a Learn WordPress workshop and follow it up with a discussion group in your local Meetup. Or you can schedule an online learning party, perhaps based on a workshop theme, and then run a short discussion.

In addition, you can apply to organize workshops or facilitate discussion groups directly on the online resource.

Share the Learn WordPress resource

If you would like to help with promoting or featuring this new on-demand WordPress training platform, let us know in the Marketing channel on the Make 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/.. You can also like, share and show your support for all the contributors through the social channels below.

WordCamp on Twitter

WordCamp on Facebook

WordPress Events on Twitter

WordPress Events on Facebook

Make WordPress Marketing Team on LinkedIn

You can listen to the stories of those who have been involved in creating and developing Learn WordPress on its playlist at the WordPress Marketing Team’s channel on YouTube

Help make #LearnWP better together!

#learn-wordpress

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 2 December 2020

Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attendees Slack Thread

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#marketing, #onlinewpmeetup, #training, #wprelease

Q&As to help promote 5.5 Release

Update: Questions and Answers, a Social Media Amplification Pack, and a Presentation which can be adapted by Meetups are also available on the Marketing Team’s GitHub. We are moving our final drafts 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/ to help developers support these materials and provide a short term ‘home’ for Meetups to access and test the style and usage of items produced for their needs.

Support for the communications and wider marketing of a release

In the Global Marketing Team, we are currently working with other teams on a task to support and promote the upcoming WordPress 5.5 Release. We have been bringing together questions from feedback appearing in a variety of sources, including:

  • support
  • interaction with Meetups on what they need
  • developers within the marketing team
  • and typical questions appearing in search and community channels

We also know from our previous work and discussions in the wider community, that more user-focused information would be valuable and help further improve the experience post-release. It would enable users and Meetups to more easily share the benefits of new features and improvements.

We are using this current work to better understand where we can help users find out more about the benefits and new features of a release. This builds on the feedback and need for user-focused information, which we have shared with members of the release teams in the last two cycles.

What are we seeking to do

Through ongoing discussion cross-teams and in the weekly dev-chat, we are collaborating with others and members of the release squad on a pilot of a question and answers (FAQs). We are also exploring how to improve our social media pack to better help Meetups.

We are monitoring dev-chat and dev-notes, field notes, tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets, and more, and pulling together the information which could be useful for end users. We are noting what this requires and potential solutions to difficulties experienced previously when creating marketing materials during a release cycle.

We are also identifying posts and other content on 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/ which we could signpost and make it easier and a better user experience to find based on topic/ typical search questions, for example, dev-notes, documentation, training information, relevant support pages and more. We are focusing on the forthcoming 5.5 release for this pilot, which builds on previous collaboration between the Community, CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., Marketing and Training Teams.

What topics in the release will you be drafting Q&As and social media posts?

We will be exploring information available on the following areas which are expected for the WordPress 5.5 release.

  • Lazy loading
  • Auto-update for plugins and themes 
  • jQuery
  • Image editor
  • XML sitemaps
  • GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ update
  • 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. directory repository

If you want to help with these topics or want to contribute, join the #marketing channel or reach out directly to the following people in the Make 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/.: @nullbyte, @vimes1984, @webcommsat

Please be aware that there has already been significant work into the documents in this pilot, and we might not be able to include your ideas in the first version of the questions and answers. But we will capture all the feedback made to help inform how we can support and promote releases and users going forward.

How will users find the information?

This is something we hope can be evaluated and tested through the work we are doing.

We have been liaising with the Documentation Team and Help Hub, and the Training Team and plans for a learning area in the future, and trying to better understand users’ communications needs from the questions relating to a release which go to support. Through this work on Questions and Answers, we believe we can also support these areas and the Core Team, and link in with what they already produce.

We have broken down users into two wide categories at this stage: users (assume non-developer background) and developers (assume new and experienced devs).

The final documents, which are orientated to developers, will be handed to the documentation team to publish them on the developer hub.

We are also working on an end-user centred Questions & Answers, incorporating typical questions as users start to use the latest release and its features. This content would go into the HelpHub to make it easier for users to find. In addition, it would assist the work Training Team is doing on lesson plans and more.

Thanks to everyone involved in the discussions, pilot, and who has submitted feedback and ideas for communicating releases to end users during recent releases.

#5-5

Why Contributing to WordPress Benefits Everyone!

WordPress is a content management system built around the culture of giving. Developers, translators, marketers, designers, and many others contribute their skills and expertise to the world-wide WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project.

This widely popular platform helps millions of people across the world create websites and digital services. You can join in and contribute your time and skills like so many others, and bring benefits to you and your work too! Discover why you should become a contributor and join the international WordPress family sharing their experiences in this post.

What Is Contributing to WordPress?

There are two aspects of WordPress: WordPress.org and WordPress.com. The global open source project is WordPress.org, which everyone around the world can join in to help build, maintain and grow the platform and its digital opportunities.

The project thrives on the skills of developers, marketers, designers, translators, and many more roles. You will be able to find tasks and groups to join, developments to help plan, and be able to work with others to innovate. And while you contribute, you can benefit and learn too! Together with others, you can make the product that you use better, and network with talented and inspiring people.

Interested in joining in? Discover how you can get involved with WordPress. Read on for some personal stories about contributing to WordPress!

Who Can Contribute to WordPress?

Anyone who has knowledge about any aspect of WordPress can contribute! From full-stack developers to JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. users, from experienced web designers to beginner graphic designers, and from marketers to community activists. They all come together to be part of an international learning, sharing, and Open Source community.

Every year, in cities across the world, thousands of people gather for one- to three-day events dedicated to the WordPress global project. These events are known as WordCamps. They are organized by the local WordPress communities and often attended by an international audience. People come together to contribute, talk and share at these events, held throughout the year. WordCamps often include a Contributor session or a whole day dedicated to both the new or long-term contributor.

Volunteers on stage at WordCamp Europe

The 170-member volunteer team assisted organizers
to coordinate the 3,000 attendees 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. Europe
(Photo courtesy of Ivan Gatic)

What Experience Will Contributing to WordPress Give You?

Contributor events last from a few hours to a full day, and can stand alone or be part of a WordCamp schedule. The best way to discover contributing is by attending one of these events or joining one of the Make WordPress teams and try it for yourself. If you are thinking about contributing, let these stories enthuse you! We’ve asked some WordPress contributors about their contributing experiences.

Giving Back to WordPress

Maziar Firuzmand, of ArtBees, said: “I was really happy with my first experience helping WordPress at WordCamp Europe in 2018, where I picked the marketing table to contribute. WordPress gave me a chance to start a business which has grown year by year, and I wanted to give back to the project with some of my time. Since then, wherever possible I have joined the contribution days at events and work with others to contribute to the marketing team.”

He added: “I have seen many people, who have different levels of engagement with using WordPress, enthusiastically come and take part in the Make WordPress teams. Many of them have full-time jobs but they are still keen to spend part of their free time contributing to WordPress.”

Maziar echoed the feedback from others attending events saying: “Contributor days are full of people who collaborate on getting things done for a software platform they like. This is accompanied with a lot of fun, chit-chat, snacks and opportunity to try different areas. WordCamp Milan was a great example of this atmosphere. You could see people organized in different teams working in harmony.”

Contributor day at WordCamp Milano 2018
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/. at WordCamp Milano 2018
(Photo courtesy of WordCamp Milano)

From Students to Experienced Professionals

Siobhan Cunningham, of Yoast, attended WordCamp Nijmegen 2018, in the Netherlands: “I had been to a few contributor days before so I was looking forward to seeing my marketing friends from different countries again, and getting more things done together! It was amazing to see a few of my Yoast colleagues, who were first-time WordCampers, really enjoying the experience too. At the Contributor event, like others, they were able to explore what team to join. Soon enough, everyone found their place. Translating, coding, planning community events, there was something to do for everyone.

Two of our interns joined the design team and had a blast! They were really enthusiastic about the people they met, the things they had learned in just one day, and especially at being able to contribute already, as students. They felt more people should know about contributing at any phase of their career.”

What Do You Get in Return for Contributing?

WordPress is driven by a commitment to open source, inclusiveness, giving and diversity. There are a lot of reasons people choose to become an active contributor. Find out how you’ll benefit from contributing to WordPress as well.

Firstly, the teams that makeup what is known as Make WordPress, have ways to thanks and recognize contributions.

Contribution Badges on Your 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/ Profile

For the contribution you make to a WordPress team, you will be awarded a contributor badge which will appear on your WordPress.org profile page. This is peer-recognition from a globally known software project which powers more than 30% of websites across the world.

The marketing badge for Make WordPress

Scott Jones, of Illustrate Digital, said: “I thought for a long time that I would have little to contribute to WordPress, until I stepped up at WordCamp US and realized I could make a difference. To top it off, I got to meet some amazing people and make some great new friends.”

He added: “Ever since then I’ve been displaying my ‘I Make.WordPress.org’ sticker with pride.”

Networking With Others in Your Field of Interest

Three contributors working on computers at Contributor Day, WordCamp Europe
Contributors working at WordCamp Europe 2018
(Photo courtesy of Mark Smallman)

The WordPress community gives you an opportunity to meet many developers, designers, marketers, and writers from across the globe. Through contributing at a WordCamp event you can get to know and share with many amazing people, networking and learning alongside them. You can also develop your skills and contribute to improving the usability and accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) of WordPress.

Access to Potential Collaborators

Piccia Neri, who since joining the community has become a MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. and WordCamp speaker in Spain and many other countries, said: “Contributing to the WordPress community has quite literally changed my life. When I moved to a new country, and a new city where I didn’t know anyone, volunteering with my local WordPress MeetUp gave me an instant circle of close friends, colleagues, and allies.”

She added: “Contributing also gives you access to potential collaborators, staff or contractors to work with on projects. WordCamps frequently have informal job boards showcasing the opportunities currently available in the WordPress ecosystem.

“During the course of three years, I have effortlessly created deep connections, friendships, and joint ventures across the globe. Thank you, WordPress.”

Endless Opportunities for Learning While You Work

Attendees of Delhi WordPress group listening to presenters
Delhi WordPress Meetup with Dhaka WordPress organizers
(Photo courtesy of Delhi WordPress Meetup)

Not many jobs give you the option of learning for free while you are working. In contributing you work with developers, designers and others specializing in different areas. You have the opportunity to learn more about good practices in your area of work, and of course, to take them back to your own company or team. If you’re contributing to a WordCamp Contribution session or helping one of the Make WordPress teams remotely, you have this opportunity for free.

Meeting the Most Amazing People

Maria Aragón, from ACOCO Web, said: “I volunteered to help at my first WordCamp in Soltau, Germany, when I was still very new to the community and to contributing. It gave me the chance to meet people who had been contributing for years. It was great! The amount of value, knowledge and great tips that you can learn during a WordCamp and a Contributor Event, has no parallel. I’ve been a volunteer for many different events in my life, and the WordPress community is by far one of the most talented and generous communities I’ve had the pleasure to be part of.

“Most of the people who contribute to WordPress are driven by a desire to give and to help others. This brings together really amazing people. The kind of people we all want to hang around with! And as a contributor, you get to know many of them. Being part of a group like this is always a lot of fun, it fills you with energy, and personally, it makes me very happy.”

Taking Part in Collaborative Working

Some of the Contributor Day tables, filled with volunteers improving WordPress, at WordCamp Europe 2018
Contributor Day at WordCamp Europe 2018
(Photo courtesy of Val Vesa for WordCamp Europe 2018)

If you are running or involved in a remote tech business of any kind, being a WordPress contributor can be a great opportunity for you to learn and execute remote collective working practices in action, for free. You can learn more about what it takes to participate, organize or run different teams across a range of areas as well as lead, collaborate and facilitate workflow.

As WordPress is a global project, being involved in its community promotes cross-cultural harmony and understanding.

Improve Team Working Skills

Naoto Egusa, from Japan, has attended Contributor Days across the world, said: “Through the WordPress community, I have been able to advance my skills and knowledge of how to work in broader teams, particularly across time zones and cultures. It has helped in maintaining my skills during my break from work, and given me new opportunities.

“Patience, understanding, and collaboration are something we often need to practice. The WordPress community can give you great strength in learning how to work with others from countries and cultures which are not the same as your own. This itself fosters new ideas and advances.”

Ready to Contribute to WordPress?

There is no set requirement for how much time you should put into contributing to single or multiple teams. It can range from a couple of hours in a single contributor session to a weekly commitment. It can also vary at different stages of your life and career.

The two main ways to get involved are through a WordCamp contribution session or by choosing a Make WordPress team to work with remotely.

You can discover more about the teams through the Make WordPress pages on WordPress.org. All you need to do is find a team, or teams, in which you are interested. It is easy to get started. Each team has its own tools and workflow process. You can also approach team representatives and deputies who help coordinate tasks and workflow and ensure people are welcomed. They will be pleased to provide support.

What Can You Do Next?

Becoming a contributor can help you make the most of your career regardless of which area and level you are currently working. WordPress gives you the perks of a perfect job, such as reputation, learning, networking and co-working opportunities, without having to move from your existing job and at a time which suits you.

It is not only people who run businesses and careers around WordPress that can benefit from contributing to it. Everyone who specializes in an area related to technology and wants to support Open Source platforms and community-based software, can gain significantly from contributing to the WordPress community.

Your journey can start today, visit make.wordpress.org and find out how you would like to take part.

Read More!

If you would like to learn more about the WordPress community and how people around the world use WordPress, here are some useful resources.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to @abhanonstopnewsuk and @antialiasfactory for developing and writing this feature, and to all those who contributed or were interviewed. Images courtesy of photographers at WordCamps Europe and Milan, and WordPress Delhi. Thanks to @siobhanseija, @maedahbatool, and @michelleames for their contributions.

Thanks to @webcommsat, @danmaby, and @Rubio for producing the video interview with Gary Jones at WordCamp London. This is part of a series of contributor interviews to be featured by the Make WordPress marketing team.

#contributing, #contributor-day

Support for new contributors to marketing

WCEU 2020 logo
WCEU 2020

In the run up to 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. Europe 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/. 2020, the Marketing Team will be running support and onboarding sessions. We’ve also made a video to help attendees sign-up for some of the tools ahead of the day.

The event for WordPress contributors at WCEU will take place on Thursday 4 June 2020. Tickets for the contributor event went live today on the WCEU 2020 website.

Onboarding support is a way for newer contributors to discover the open sourceOpen Source Open Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. WordPress project and its Marketing Team, learn about the tools used and find ways to get involved. The support sessions will include help to:

  • create a 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/ ID (video also available below)
  • set up 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/., update your profile and join the Make WordPress Marketing channel. Slack is an instant messaging and collaboration tool used by the teams that ‘make’ WordPress
  • set up a Google username you would like to use for contributing to the project
  • use Google Docs collaboratively

During every Marketing Team weekly meetings there is an opportunity to welcome new contributors and to help them get started. The global Marketing Team meets on Wednesdays at 14:00 UTC in #Slack. Attendees who would like to contribute to the marketing area at WordCamp Europe (WCEU) are also welcome to come along.

More resources to help you get started using the tools in the Marketing Team Handbook.

Come and meet the Marketing Team sessions

You can join these informal, onboarding support sessions on:

  • (Monday 11 May 2020, 19:30 UTC)
  • (Tuesday 12 May 2020, 15:00 UTC)
  • Monday 25 May 2020, 19:30 UTC
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 15:00 UTC
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 14:00 UTC – usual Marketing Team meeting held on Slack
    • this will focus on any remaining support needed to help WCEU Contributor Day attendees and final preparations With volunteers. Event attendees will be welcome to join too
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 15:00 – 15:30 UTC – online meeting for volunteers/ those supporting marketing team onboarding at WCEU. This will be held on Zoom.

Videos to help you set up WordPress.org and Slack ID

Who can come to these sessions?

These help sessions will be aimed at:

  • WCEU Contributor Day attendees who would like to contribute to the project’s Marketing Team
  • individuals who have recently joined the team – this is not limited to those who will be going to WCEU
  • longer term contributors who would like a refresher on the tools
  • more experienced contributors who want to help others who are new to the team

It will be a great way to come and meet team members.

There will be a sign-up list for each session to help us plan volunteer numbers and the use of video conferencing tools. This will also help us prepare assistance on particular tools.

As with all contributing events, we want to help make the WCEU Contributor Day experience positive and useful. We’re building on the set up we have used for other contributor events and feedback. This blog will be updated as the team has more details.

How do I offer to help with onboarding?

If you are an existing marketing contributor, please do connect with me or in the #marketing channel on Slack. As this year’s WCEU Contributor Day will run for five hours online, we will need to do more support on tools in advance. We’re keen to welcome even more team members to assist with this. You don’t need to be active on current tasks to help with onboarding, just experienced with helping others set up the tools we use.

Useful resources

We will add to this in the coming week.

Discover why contributing to WordPress benefits everyone

Contributor, WordPress Jargon glossary

Updates from the Marketing Team (22 April 2020)

How individuals contributed to the WordPress.org Marketing, WCEU 2019

Why your company should consider contributing to WordPress

#contributor-day #WCEU

#wceu-2020

Notes: Global Marketing meeting 18 November 2020

Introduction

These summary notes focus on key items and actions from the meeting and to assist with an asynchronous contribution to the Global Marketing Team. For those unable to attend a meeting due to timezone issues, please do join the discussion threads and tasks on Trello after the meeting and send your updates. 

Attendees Slack Thread: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C0GKJ7TFA/p1605708283424600

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