What is Contributor Day?

Everyone can contribute to WordPress, no matter what your skill level

As part of WordCamp Cape Town 2014 we will be holding Cape Town’s very first WordPress Contributor Day on Friday 24 October, so stick around after the conference and see how you can make a real difference to WordPress.

We are limited to 50 spots and you can sign up for Contributor Day using this form.

Whether you’re a budding developer, a pixel-perfect designer, or just like helping out, we’re always looking for people to help make WordPress even better.

It really doesn’t matter what your skill level with WordPress is, and you don’t need to be a developer or coder to be involved. There will be plenty of people on hand to help you get started and there are a number of areas where you can make a difference.

  • Core

    You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with WordPress development.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • UI

    The UI group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike.

  • Accessibility

    Make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • Mobile

    Help with the iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry apps. They need designers, UX experts, and testers to give users a smooth experience on every device.

  • Support

    Answering a question in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! You may need to have access to a test WordPress site (to be able to reproduce problems people mention).

  • Polyglots

    WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, contribute by translating WordPress into your own language.

  • Themes

    Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog.
    You will need to have a local development tool set up on your Laptop – get instructions here.

  • Documentation

    Helping people help themselves when they get stuck.

  • Community

    Working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.

  • Meta

    The Meta team makes WordPress.org, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups.

For more information on all these areas go to http://make.wordpress.org.

WordCamp Contributor Day 2014

Contributor Day will be held at the Daddy.O workspace in Woodstock.

Time Contributor Day
9:00 amArrival & Registration
10:00 amBriefing
10:30 amSession 1
1:00 pmLunch
2:00 pmSession 2
5:00 pmClosing

Food and Drink

We will be providing advice, encouragement, tea/coffee, snacks, lunch as well as a few beers and cool drinks to help you on your way during the day.

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About Hugh Lashbrooke

I’ve been kicking around in WordPress for a good few years now and I absolutely love working with it. At Automattic I work on the WordPress community team where I assist and support WordPress community organisers from all over the world. I’m totally passionate about WordPress, the community and all that it represents.