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Be a Part of Something Bigger: Get Involved with WordPress

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WordCamp Tampa 2015 talk. Presented on September 26, 2015.

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Be a Part of Something Bigger: Get Involved with WordPress

  1. 1. Be a Part of Something Bigger: Get Involved with WordPress DAVID BISSET WorDCAMP TAMPA 2015
  2. 2. TWO TYPES OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS
  3. 3. SUBSCRIBERS(NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS TYPE)
  4. 4. SUBSCRIBERS(NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS TYPE) CONTRIBUTORS(Also AUTHORS AND EDITORS)
  5. 5. SUBSCRIBERS(NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS TYPE) CONTRIBUTORS(Also AUTHORS AND EDITORS)
  6. 6. “I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO CODE.” MYTH #1
  7. 7. make.wordpress.org
  8. 8. HOW YOU CAN HELP TRANSLATE: Visit https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/ TRANSLATE! Weekly Meeting (On Slack): Wednesdays at 06:00 UTC-4 in #polyglots
  9. 9. HOW YOU CAN HELP WITH VIDEO: Visit https://make.wordpress.org/tv/ VIDEOS! Weekly Meeting (On Slack): Thursdays at13:00 UTC-4 in #wptv
  10. 10. HOW YOU CAN HELP: Visit https://make.wordpress.org/accessibility/ ACCESSIBLE! Weekly Meeting (On Slack): Mondays at 19:00 UTC in #accessibility Twitter: @WPaccessibility
  11. 11. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/09/02/shortcode-roadmap-draft-one/
  12. 12. https://make.wordpress.org/core/2015/09/02/shortcode-roadmap-draft-one/
  13. 13. make.wordpress.org/chat
  14. 14. ONCE YOU KNOW SOMETHING SHARE IT
  15. 15. https://wordpress.org/support
  16. 16. IF YOU CAN LOGIN INTO THE WORDPRESS DASHBOARD YOU ALREADY KNOW ENOUGH
  17. 17. IF YOU CAN LOGIN INTO THE WORDPRESS DASHBOARD YOU ALREADY KNOW ENOUGH
  18. 18. https://wordpress.org/support/register.php
  19. 19. HOW YOU CAN HELP TEST: Beta Releases of WordPress are announced on the official blog: https://wordpress.org/news/ HELP BETA TEST WordPress Beta Tester Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-beta-tester/ Follow @WordPress on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WordPress/
  20. 20. “I need to be an extrovert to get involved.” MYTH #2
  21. 21. “I need to be an extrovert to get involved.” MYTH #2
  22. 22. WITHOUT LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND OFFLINE GROUPS WORDPRESS WOULDN’T BE ! 24% OF THE WEB
  23. 23. TAMPA AREA MEETUPS: Tampa (Alison Foxall) CoWork Tampa or Cowork Ybor Brandon (Alphonso Montibello) Bloomingdale Regional Library St. Petersburg (Jim True) The Iron Yard New Tampa (Thomas Giella) New Tampa Regional Library New Port Richey (Thomas Townsend) Gulf Coast Networking Safety Harbor (Tony Leary) Venue Varies Month-To-Month ATTEND A MEETUP http://www.meetup.com/
  24. 24. TAMPA AREA MEETUPS: Tampa (Alison Foxall) CoWork Tampa or Cowork Ybor Brandon (Alphonso Montibello) Bloomingdale Regional Library St. Petersburg (Jim True) The Iron Yard New Tampa (Thomas Giella) New Tampa Regional Library New Port Richey (Thomas Townsend) Gulf Coast Networking Safety Harbor (Tony Leary) Venue Varies Month-To-Month GET INVOLVED http://www.meetup.com/
  25. 25. IF YOU ARE READING THIS SLIDE YOU CAN HELP AT WORDCAMPS
  26. 26. VOLUNTEER
  27. 27. VOLUNTEER
  28. 28. VOLUNTEER
  29. 29. HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER: Sign Up On The Mailing List: http://bit.ly/1Ku2sDu http://wordcamp.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe? u=f577122059b99f24df6aa9b97&id=bb84c65d94 VOLUNTEER
  30. 30. OTHER NEARBY WORDCAMPS: WordCamp Orlando (November 13-15) https://orlando.wordcamp.org/2015/ VOLUNTEER WordCamp Miami (February 19-21) https://miami.wordcamp.org/2016/
  31. 31. APPLY TO SPEAK
  32. 32. APPLY TO SPEAK SECONDARY BENEFITS: Become An Authority On Your Topic Provides Evidence You’re An Active Member Of The Community You Meet New People (Networking) Represent Your Company
  33. 33. APPLY TO SPEAK PRIMARY BENEFITS: 1. You Are Giving Back Knowledge To The WordPress Community 2. You Are Helping Out Event Organizer That Are Always Looking To Keep Their Events Fresh and Diverse.
  34. 34. “I Don’t Have Time To Help.” MYTH #3
  35. 35. if you don’t have time to help, help someone else TO help
  36. 36. THERE’S ALWAYS MONEY
  37. 37. IF YOU HAVE A PULSE, YOU ARE USEFUL. YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW CODE
  38. 38. SHARE IT. YOU HAVE KNOWLEDGE
  39. 39. TELL IT. YOU HAVE A STORY
  40. 40. SUPPORT IT. YOU HAVE A LOCAL COMMUNITY
  41. 41. SUBSCRIBERS(NOTHING WRONG WITH THIS TYPE) CONTRIBUTORS(YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO GIVE BACK)
  42. 42. TAMPA AREA MEETUPS: Tampa (Alison Foxall) CoWork Tampa or Cowork Ybor Brandon (Alphonso Montibello) Bloomingdale Regional Library St. Petersburg (Jim True) The Iron Yard New Tampa (Thomas Giella) New Tampa Regional Library New Port Richey (Thomas Townsend) Gulf Coast Networking Safety Harbor (Tony Leary) Venue Varies Month-To-Month Online Communities: Meetup Group www.meetup.com/Tampa-Bay-WordPress Facebook Group www.facebook.com/groups/wptpa Slack Chat http://tampabaywp.org/chat Mailing List http://eepurl.com/i1LsX
  43. 43. THANK YOU. David Bisset davidbisset.com / @dimensionmedia

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