2015 Contributor Survey

Hi mobile folks! Thanks for all your hard work and contributions in 2015. Could you contribute few more minutes to fill in the 2015 contributor survey? It will help us establish some baselines around the contributor experience so that we can see how things change over time.

**This is being posted to all the Make teams, so if you subscribe to a bunch of p2s and keep seeing this post, know that you only need to fill the survey in once, not once per team.**

The survey is anonymous (so you can be extra honest), all questions are optional (so you can skip any that you don’t want to answer), and we’ll post some aggregate results by the end of January. It took testers 5-10 minutes to complete on average (depends how much you have to say), so I bet you could knock it out right after you read this post! 🙂

There are two sections of the survey. The first has questions about team involvement, recognition, and event involvement, and is pretty much what you’d expect from an annual survey (which teams did you contribute to, how happy are you as a contributor, etc).

The second section is about demographics so we can take a stab at assessing how diverse our contributor base is. All questions are optional, but the more information we have the better we can figure out what we need to improve. If there’s some information you’d rather not identify, that’s okay, but please do not provide false information or use the form to make jokes — just skip those questions.

The survey will be open until January 15, 2016. Whether you have 5 minutes now, or 10 over lunch (or whenever), please take the 2015 contributor survey. Thanks!

#annual-survey, #contributors

Hey you Yeah you Have you been watching…

Hey you! Yeah, you! Have you been watching the project for a while but still don’t know where to start contributing? We have a “novice” tag on the issues on GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ for WordPress for iOS with smaller bugs and enhancements for you to work on!

Here are a few of the issues:

Feel free to hop in #wordpress-mobile on Freenode if you need any help getting started!

#contributors, #ios, #issues, #novice

October 2013 Contributions Recap

I wanted to take a moment and recognize contributions to the mobile apps during the month of October from people outside the “usual suspects”.

iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads. and Android

We had several folks file issues, submit pull requests, or commit patches to the iOS and Android apps. Yay!

Jay Versluis,
Andrew Freemantle,
Markus Michel,
Brandon Kraft,
Aagam Shah
Corey Scott

Kudos guys!

New Apps

We’ve talked about it before but I wanted to also recognize that the source code for the BlackBerry app written by Daniele Maio and the Firefox OS app written by Sayak Sarkar the Google Summer of Code are now hosted.

On the blog

Happy to see versluis, loginsix, and heredia21 getting involved in the conversation on the blog, and versluis dove in and contributed to the Mobile Handbook. (Nice!) Looking forward to hearing more for you guys.

On the web

Last but not least, a very nice article about UXUX UX is an acronym for User Experience - the way the user uses the UI. Think ‘what they are doing’ and less about how they do it. written by a user of the iOS app caught our attention.