WCUS Contributor Day

This past weekend we had a handful of folks join us at the Tide table 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 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/.. Thanks to @valendesigns for helping lead our efforts and to @kkoppenhaver, @croixhaug, @pwtyler, @shadyvb, Charlie Tranen, and @cathibosco1 for contributing their time and efforts to improving Tide!

During the morning and afternoon sessions, we achieved the following:

  • Got new contributors setup and running with Tide locally
  • Resolved some bugs found while getting folks setup and were able to get those merged as well
  • The local installLocal Install A local install of WordPress is a way to create a staging environment by installing a LAMP or LEMP stack on your local computer. docs (see updates coming in PR#173) are now much more concise and complete for macOS, which was a blocker for 1.0.0 and getting PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility results into .ORG
  • With help from the Design, Marketing, and 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. teams we Made progress on the official Tide Dashicon, and hope to see that become available during one of the first few 5.0.x minor releases
  • With help from the Design team we started to define the terms “team” vs “contributor” so we can start to credit people’s .ORG profiles with applicable Tide badges

Next up for Tide is completing issues tagged for 1.0.0-beta2 so that we have an endpoint for .ORG to sync PHP Compatibility results from and then eventually for 1.0.0 to releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. and begin work with Meta to display the PHP Compatibility data for plugins and themes on the .ORG repository.

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