Experiment: WordCamp.org bug scrubs

There are a lot of open 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.-related tickets in MetaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. that don’t get much attention. Some of them even have patches ready to go. The problem is that each ticket requires discussion and testing before it can be resolved, and we don’t currently have the bandwidth to keep up with it all.

Here’s what I think an ideal ticket workflow looks like:

  1. Ticket is opened
  2. Ticket issue is confirmed and the ticket is accepted
  3. Patch(es) added to the ticket
  4. Patch code is reviewed
  5. Patch is tested against issue’s reproduction steps
  6. Patch is confirmed and committed
  7. Ticket is closed

When multiple people collaborate on tickets, getting through these steps is much faster. I’d like to propose that we try having scheduled meetings in the meta-wordcamp 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 to work through tickets together. We could model this after CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. bug scrubs, and with at least 3-5 people attending, we might be able to make progress on several tickets each time.

I’d like to try doing them every two weeks. My preference would be *every other Tuesday at* 17:00 UTC, but I’m open to other time slots if they can accommodate more people.

Leave a comment here if you’re interested in participating, and whether that time and date would work for you.

cc @grapplerulrich @sergey @miss_jwo @brashrebel @iandunn @shadyvb