Beginner’s Guide to Contributions

Open source projects are sustained by volunteer efforts, and knowing what to expect as you get started is hard. This talk will look at the basics of open source contribution (or open source mentorship) and how to find your place as a WordPress contributor.

Do you want to contribute, but don’t know where to start? Are you waiting until you have a little more knowledge before jumping in? Well, you shouldn’t wait any longer. We can use your contributions right now.

In this session, you will gain some tips for beginners as well as tips for long-term contributors. The success of new contributors is heavily affected by the faithful veteran contributors. WordPress relies on the community members who show up to contribute to the open source project and we welcome you to join in.

What You’ll Learn

  • Five Stages of Open Source Volunteering
  • Steps for First-time Contributors
  • Steps for Long-time Contributors
  • And more!