New Volunteer Orientation for WP Support Contributors: Dec 9

WP Support Team is planning an orientation session for new Support Contributor volunteers on Sunday, December 9 at 10:30 am CST, in conjunction with 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. at 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. US.

We will “meet” in the #forums SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at channel, and walk through the basics of helping out on the 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. support forums, and give some pointers for getting started. We anticipate that this orientation will last 15-20 minutes.

If you know someone who would like to start helping in the forums, please do encourage them to come and start contributing to WordPress!

To participate, new volunteers will need to create a user account if they don’t already have one, then create an account on Slack and join the #forums channel. If you already have a user account (perhaps you have posted a question in the forums before), then you can use that account.

Long-time volunteers are welcome to participate as a refresher, but we especially welcome any new volunteers who might be interested in helping answer topics in the support forums, whether you are present in Nashville for Contributor Day, or somewhere else in the world. Support is a great place to start helping with WP and give back to the community!