Our Contributor Ladder

The Learn WordPress Contributor Ladder, based on the five stages of volunteering, helps to clarify responsibilities and any training that may be needed for our team roles.

RoleStage of VolunteeringWho can participateTraining/experience neededTeam roles
AidesConnectingAnyoneNone, no special experience or training is neededMeeting Notetakers
Meeting Facilitators
Lesson Plan Testers
TrelloTrello Project management system using the concepts of boards and cards to organize tasks in a sane way. This is what the make.wordpress.com/marketing team uses for example: https://trello.com/b/8UGHVBu8/wp-marketing. Board Wrangler
Make Team Buddy
Contributor Days Coordinator
TrainersEngagingTraining team contributorsNone, some experience in the Aides-rolesStyle Guide Wrangler
Make Site Wrangler
Training Team Liaison
Team Welcome Wrangler
Support Flow Wrangler
Workshop contributors (i.e., speakers, presenters, script writers, etc.)
Course creators
GuidesPerformingExperienced Training or Community team contributors, Subject Matter ExpertsFamiliarity with the Training team review process and style guide, topic expertise
For Discussion Group Leaders: MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. Organizer Orientation
Lesson plan writers
Subject Matter Experts
Instructional Design Experts
SEO Experts
Copy Editors
Discussion group leaders
AdminsLeadingExperienced Training team contributors and/or team representatives, or Community DeputiesExpertise in the Training team review process and instructional design
Community Deputy orientation
GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can 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/ Wrangler
Final Lesson Plan Reviewer
Workshop application reviewer
Discussion group application reviewer
Learn WordPress contributor ladder

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