Marketing Team at Contributor events

We will posting information on this page of the handbook to help you contribute to the Marketing Team at contributor events.

If you have a ticket for 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 2020 Online’s 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 There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. on 4 June 2020, you can join the getting started sessions during the previous week.

The introduction sessions

  • Monday 25 May 2020, 19:30 UTC
    (a Zoom link to the group event will be available either on request through email or shared on the #marketing channel on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at
  • Tuesday 26 May 2020, 15:00 UTC
    (for the Zoom link, details above)
  • Wednesday 3 June 2020, 14:00 UTC – this is the usual Marketing Team meeting held on Slack. It will be open to help new contributors

The support sessions will include help to:

  • create a 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. ID (help video below)
  • set up Slack, 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 the Google username you would like to use for contributing to the project
  • use Google Docs collaboratively

More details on the onboarding sessions

Resources to help you get started contributing

We will be adding links to useful resources to help you prepare for WordCamp Europe’s Contributor Day and other contributing events.

This video can help you set up your ID, add a gravatarGravatar Is an acronym for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is the avatar system managed by, and used within the WordPress software. and log in to the Make WordPress channel on Slack. It has captions which will display within the video

Introduction guides on the tools used by the WordPress project (published on 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.

Background about the WordPress project

If you are new to contributing, it will help you to learn a bit more about 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. project first. 

FAQs and choose a Contributor events

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