Ask Not What WordPress Can Do For You (Ignite - WordCamp Seattle)

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My Ignite talk at WordCamp Seattle 2011 -- Ask Not What WordPress Can Do For You -- where I discuss contributing to the WordPress community.

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Ask Not What WordPress Can Do For You (Ignite - WordCamp Seattle)

  1. 1. Ask Not What WordPress Can Do For You<br />@nacin<br />Core Developer, WordPress.org<br />Tech Ninja, Audrey Capital<br />
  2. 2. How can youcontribute?<br />
  3. 3. Ask for help! Pay it forward.<br />Support Forums<br />
  4. 4. The Codex, Blog Posts…<br />Documentation<br />
  5. 5. Speak another language?<br />WordPress is collaboratively translated into 70 languages.<br />
  6. 6. UI & Design<br />You don’t want medesigning, do you?<br />
  7. 7. Break it.<br />Testing, test, 1, 2, 3…<br />
  8. 8. Maybehelp fix it?<br />Report or patch a bug.Contribute to a feature.<br />
  9. 9. But…<br />Community.is more than just that.<br />
  10. 10. Attend a meetup group or WordCamp<br />Next: Speak at or sponsor one.<br />
  11. 11. Donate to the<br />WordPress<br />Foundation<br />
  12. 12. Release a theme<br />And send it through the theme review process.<br />
  13. 13. Contributea plugin<br />And talk to your client about open source.<br />
  14. 14. Why?<br />Wherewould yoube without WordPress?<br />
  15. 15. Contributions<br />give you a greater voice.<br />
  16. 16. “<br />I love the feeling<br />I get from my work being used by30 million .<br />
  17. 17. Benefit from<br />lessons in development<br />and user<br />experience.<br />(Consultants, hint hint.)<br />
  18. 18. I learned morein 3 months thanIhad learned in3 years .<br />”<br />
  19. 19. Help a friend. Evangelism is powerful.<br />
  20. 20. @nacin<br />Thanks!<br />

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