What is Contributor Day?

Contributor Day is an opportunity for you to make your own, well, contribution to WordPress. We’re looking forward to having tons of great WordPress users in town for WordCamp Kansas City. Since the community is what makes WordPress so great, why not take advantage of our proximity and get together to add to the awesomeness?

Whether you’re a designer, developer, systems/support specialist, or writer, there’s a way for you to contribute:

  • If you’re a programmer, contribute code directly to core!*
  • Write or update WordPress documentation and tutorials
  • Create visual mockups of new features, or those being modified
  • Help out with your knowledge of accessibility or other relevant standards
  • Mobile developer? Help out with the apps!
  • Answer questions on the forums and help other users or people who are new to WordPress
  • Work on the wordpress.org website itself, including the plugin and theme repositories

People who come to Contributor Day will be 1000% focused on contributing to or learning to contribute to the WordPress project — although we have fun, this is a working event. If you’ve been looking for an opening to add your contribution to WordPress, this is the perfect opportunity!

We’ll make sure the WiFi stays strong  and you make sure WordPress stays strong. See you at the there!

What to bring:

  • A laptop or tablet is the only thing you really need.
  • If you want to bring a power strip and extension cord that could come in handy, but we’ll have some already there too.
  • A pair of headphones, if you plan to subtitle WordPress.tv videos.
  • If you plan to work on code, you can get a head start by setting up Varying Vagrant Vagrants and the WordPress Meta Environment for a local development environment.
  • *CODE CONTRIBUTORS If you’re planning on helping out with WordPress core code (writing patches, testing bugs on trunk, etc), then you’ll need to get set up with a few things. To save time on the day, we strongly recommend that you set WordPress up locally on your laptop (and bring it!). You’ll need to install a local web server and check out a copy of WordPress from Subversion.

BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIG!

Contributor Day takes place on Sunday, 10:30am – 4pm at Sprint Accelerator.
210 West 19th Terrace, Kansas City, MO → Map

About Karissa Skirmont

Organizer for WordCamp Kansas City. I guide the technical magic so conscious entrepreneurs stay focused on their brilliance! #WordPress #Branding #WPMultisite #WPKC Organizer