Preparing for WordCamp Europe 2019’s Contributor Day

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. Europe (WCEU) is Thursday 20 June 2019 with registration starting at 8:30am. The Training Team will be represented by @jessecowens with assistance from @davidneeham and @ironwiller. While you will need to have a ticket to attend Contributor Day, you can choose which team you would like to help once you are there (even if you indicated interest in another team). We hope you choose to help the Training Team!

What Do You Need To Bring?

Yourself and your willingness to give back to WordPress. You will need a laptop with power and an internet connection, although we’ve managed without that last one from time to time. We’ll be working in 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., but if you’re not familiar with it this team is a great place to learn how to use it!

So the quick checklist is:

  • Computer
  • Power cord
  • 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. profile
  • SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at account for
  • GitHub account
  • ZenHub connected to your GitHub account

What Will We Be Working On?

It’s exciting time for the Training Team as we prepare to resurrect the site. We are building out a betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. site at the moment and need a workshop and its lesson plans completed so that we can get ready for launch. We have identified a workshop titled “Best Practices for WordPress Friendly Layout” which includes lessons on child themes, CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site., web fonts, and the theme CustomizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. You do not need to be an expert on any of those to contribute!

We will be looking to bring those lesson plans up-to-date with the latest lesson plan template, review them for accuracy, copyediting them for grammar and typos, reviewing them for clarity and understandability, perhaps taking a screenshot or two, and making other general improvements.

In addition, we are also building out templates for the new theme for the site. If you have skills in creating custom themes, there are a handful of pages that need to be built from design mockups. If you have skills in that area, this could be a great way for you to contribute to WordPress!

What Skills Are Needed To Help The Training Team?

You do not need to have ALL of these skills, but if you have ANY of them your expertise will be put to good use!

  • Editing
  • Copyediting
  • HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites./CSS to create slides
  • Training
  • Instructional design
  • GitHub, including creating issues and pull requests
  • Custom theme template building

If you have any questions, please ask in the #training channel at Have a safe and enjoyable trip and we look forward to seeing you shortly!

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