What is ‘Contributor Day’?

New to Contributing?

Then this article is for you!

At the time of writing, 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 2020 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/. is just around the corner! But what exactly is a Contributor Day and what is in it for WordPress.tv? Let’s see how we can shed some light on that.

During a Contributor Day you are able to contribute to WordPress, collaborate with new and existing contributors, and learn about the different ways to get involved in the projects of the different make WordPress teams. Events like this take place all over the world, either as standalone fixtures or partnered with a WordCamp.

Contribution comes in many forms, but just to clarify once and for all: It is not just coding! You could contribute in translations with the Polyglots teamPolyglots Team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/., work with the Docs team on documentation, support the accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) team and many more, including of course WordPress.tv

Contributor Days are gatherings (physical or virtual) where you can discuss ongoing or new projects and network to meet others, all in a very open and collaborative way. All you will need is a free wordpress.org account and join Slack.

Specifically for WordPress.tv, the Contributor Day facilitators will guide you through the different existing projects (from editing and publishing videos to Captions, Reach out, Documentation and many others). You will be able to choose one or more topics and contribute with new and experienced people in the process. Here you can find some highlights and resources for the day.

Do you like WordPress and are want to give back to the community? Then join a Contributor Day, meet new people, contribute, and … have fun!

Hope to meet you soon.