Contribution track

On Sunday, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to

  • join a contribution team
  • hop around and see for yourself what makes WordPress

Experienced coaches will explain how you can help. Hop from group to group to find out how WordPress evolves and maybe become a happiness engineer, translator or community organizer yourself.

If you’re planning to really dig in, pick your team and join in as early as possible (we’ll start contributing at 10:40).

If you’re not sure which team suits you or just want to take a look:

  • we’ll have a ‘Get Involved’ booth where you can get info and directions all day
  • at 10:40, 11:40, 13:30 and 14:30 there’ll be a quick introduction per team, so you can join in all day

You can combine contributing and still be able to attend a talk and/or a workshop.

The contributing teams on WordCamp Antwerp:

Polyglots

Introduction, assistance & coaching by Taco Verdonschot, community and polyglot guru at Yoast

WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, help out by translating WordPress into your own language. You can also assist with creating the tools that make translations easier.

Support

Introduction, assistance & coaching by Ines Van Essen, happiness engineer at Automattic

Answering a question in the support forums or slack is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! This blog is the place for discussion of issues around support.

Core, Meta & Accessibility

Introduction, assistance & coaching by the famous Anton Timmermans and Jip Moors

Core: The core team makes WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned PHP developer or are just learning to code, we’d love to have you on board. You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development.

Meta: The Meta team makes WordPress.org, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups. If you want to help make WordPress.org better, sign up for updates from the Meta blog.

Accessibility: The a11y group provides accessibility expertise across the project. They make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible.

Community

Introduction, assistance & coaching by Dave & Veerle

If you’re interested in organizing a meetup or a WordCamp, the community blog is a great place to get started. There are groups working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community.

For Belgium: if there’s no meetup group in your area and you want there to be one, be sure to pass by the community table. There’s lots of stuff going on.

 

btw: for all info about contributing to the WordPress project and all the team info: https://make.wordpress.org/