Contributor Day

WordCamp Contributor Days give you a special opportunity to share a room with other people who are contributing to WordPress. WordPress is now running more than 27% of the World Wide Web and it needs our help. We encourage you to take part in WordCamp Bern’s Contributor Day: especially if you have never contributed before and you’re looking for a way to get started. There will be people at the conference and at Contributor Day who can help you get started.

Register for attendance

Attendance at Contributor Day is free, but attendance is not included in the conference ticket. Please complete this separate registration form. We are using a smaller venue, which means that there will be a limited number of places available.

When and where will Contributor Day be held?

WordCamp Bern’s Contributor Day will take place on Friday 8th September 2017.  The location is around five minutes from Bern’s main station when travelling by public transport, and there will be free car/bike parking spaces available. Find the address here.

What do I need?

Don’t forget your laptop and charger – you’ll need them during the contributing process.

Sign up for (or make sure that you already have):

Currently, the main communication medium for contributors is Slack, so download a desktop version or use the web version with your WordPress.org credentials.

If you have any questions regarding the Contributors day, reach out to any organizer or use the #wcbrn hashtag on Twitter.

What happens at Contributor Day?

If you’ve never contributed your time to WordPress before, Contributor Day is a great place to start. There are plenty of opportunities for everyone to help projects like:

  • Core – improve the main WordPress platform. Pascal (@swissspidy) – who is a core committer – can help you get you to get started with contributing to WordPress Core.
  • Design –Help design and develop the user interface for WordPress; a home for designers and UXers alike. Maja @travel_girl will leading this team.
  • Theme Review – Join the team which is responsible for the high quality in the WordPress.org Themes Directory. Ulrich (@grapplerulrich) from the Key Reviewers team will be around to help with any questions.
  • Translations – make WordPress and its accompanying resources available in your language. Dominik Schilling @ocean90 will be helping lead this team.
  • Community – improve the WordCamp and meetup organization processes. Help getting a meetup started in your area. We have meetups in Geneva, Bern, Zürich, Luzern and Baden.Thomas Bruehl @00sleepy will be helping how you can start a WordPress community in your area.
  • WordPress.tv – reviews and approves every video submitted to WordPress.tv. They also help WordCamps with video post-production. We need help editing the videos of the talks so that we can upload them to WordPress.tv.

More ways to contribute

  • Documentation – improve the Codex, handbooks and other online resources for WordPress users and developers.
  • Support – spread some happiness by helping out WordPress users in the support forums.
  • Accessibility –Make WordPress core and bundled themes accessible & usable for all.
  • GlotPress – help to improve the collaborative, web-based software translation tool.
  • Mobile – with the growing number of mobile devices on a daily basis, let’s make WordPress more mobile-friendy.
  • Meta – help the main WordPress websites such as WordPress.org or WordPress.tv.
  • BuddyPress & bbPress – grow the community building group by helping each of these projects.
  • Rest API – join the Rest API team and start contributing to the future of WordPress.