Our Contributor Ladder

The Training Team’s Contributor Ladder, based on the five stages of volunteering, clarifies paths which volunteers can move through as they grow in their engagement and contributions to the team.

Each of the five paths start with the team’s onboarding program, and an optional guide program. If you’re new to the team, take a look at those two resources as you get started on your contribution journey here.

Further details of each role can be found in the team roles handbook page. If you notice any updates are needed to the contributor ladder, or any of the role descriptions, feel free to start a conversation in the #training Slack channel.

Below is an image of a grid, placing 30 Training Team contributor roles (or tasks) in a five-path contributor ladder. The five paths match the areas of contribution defined in the team’s onboarding program and Faculty program. The same data is added below the image in a table also.

A table proposing a five path contributor ladder for the training team's contributor roles. Five columns are titled Content Creator, Content Translator, Editor, Subject Matter Expert, and Administrator. Four rows are titled Connecting, Engaging, Performing, and Leading. Thirty contributor roles are placed within the grid.
Click to see a table with the same data shown in the image above.
Stages of VolunteeringContent CreatorContent TranslatorEditorSubject Matter ExpertAdministrator
ConnectingTutorial Script WriterTranslation ReviewerTutorial Editor,Online Workshop Slide Editor,Content Feedback TriagerTopic Vetter,Content Draft ReviewerMeeting Notetaker,Online Workshop Co-host,Development 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/ Triager
EngagingTutorial Presenter,Online Workshop Facilitator,Lesson Plan WriterContent TranslatorTechnical Editor,Lesson Plan TesterStyle Guide Wrangler,SEO ExpertMeeting Facilitator,Welcome Committee
PerformingCourse CreatorLocalized Content CreatorFinal Lesson Plan ReviewerInstructional Design Expert,WordPress Update TriagerContributor 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/. Coordinator,GitHub Wrangler,Application Reviewer
LeadingMentor/Guide, Faculty MemberMentor/Guide, Faculty MemberMentor/Guide, Faculty MemberMentor/Guide, Faculty MemberMentor/Guide, Faculty Member

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