The WordPress Project; It's all about YOU!

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Slides from the keynote address at WordCamp Sydney 2014 in which I asked the audience to "ask not just what WordPress can do for you, ask also what you can do for WordPress"


<ul><li> 1. ordPressits all about YOUPROJECT THE Photo: A Hortin </li></ul> <p> 2. ordPressits all about YOUPROJECT THE Photo: A Hortin 3. COMMUNITY BUILT 4. COMMUNITY DESIGNED 5. COMMUNITY RESOURCED 6. COMMUNITY SUPPORTED 7. COMMUNITY TRANSLATED 8. #wcsydDocumentation 9. #wcsydDocumentation 10. #wcsyd there are literally thousands of resources out their for you to use. Everything from forums, blog posts, tutorials and podcasts through to awesome themes &amp; plugins. Anthony Hortin Designer, Developer, Author, Community Org Melbourne Your Community 11. #wcsydSupport 12. #wcsyd I was experimenting with WordPress and [in training them] clients "just got it". The editor and interface seemed very intuitive and my training times were slashed substantially. Wil Brown Developer, Forum Contributor, Community Org Sydney Your Community 13. #wcsyd I like the way WordPress is supported via the hundreds of community forums and thousands of blogs which publish useful tutorials, idea's and other useful stuff related to WordPress. Brad Dalton Developer, Trainer and Community Organiser Thailand Your Community 14. #wcsydTraining 15. #wcsyd I love how WordPress is always getting better and almost every decision they make when they improve the software is a good one. They have a mission that they are actually working towards! Kristen Symonds Developer, Trainer and Community Organiser Sydney Your Community 16. #wcsyd Open Source - Easy to use - Easy to extend and customise - Empowering for new users - Helpful and friendly community Chris Burgess Trainer and Community Organiser Melbourne Your Community 17. #wcsydCommunity - meetups Melbourne Meetup 18. #wcsyd This philosophical framework [open source], is what drives the exceptional work of the WP community. Being able to align my business to this value feels great because I can work knowing that I'm maintaining my personal integrity at work as well. Sofia Woods Designer and Community Organiser Brisbane Your Community 19. #wcsyd WordPress is SO EASY to write code for and extremely well documented. Beyond that, the community is super helpful which makes contributing such a pleasure. Luke Carbis Plugin Developer Sunshine Coast Your Community 20. #wcsyd ... it ticked all 3 boxes that I needed it to as an off-the-shelf solution for building client sites: easy to build for, easy for clients to use, and a strong community. Japh Thomson Developer and Community Organiser Hobart Your Community 21. #wcsyd I think the fact that there is the opportunity for people from all walks of life (different nationalities, countries etc) to mingle (and contribute and work together) around WordPress is what keeps me coming back. Jason Conroy Developer Canberra Your Community 22. #wcsydCommunity - WordCamps Photo: A Hortin 23. #wcsyd The WP community is full of friendly, talented, inspirational, helpful, lovely people and because of that, the separation between my work and personal lives has become very blurred! Tracey Kemp Developer, Designer and Community Organiser Gold Coast Your Community 24. #wcsyd Discovering the strength &amp; generosity of the WP community in Australia after Sydney WordCamp was a real eye opener. I continue to be amazed at the willingness of people to give advice, support &amp; help one another. Jordan Gillman Developer and Community Organiser Wollongong Your Community 25. #wcsydAccessibility 26. #wcsydPolyglots Hello Sunshine! 27. #wcsyd 14 patches submitted or contributed to in WordPress Core in the past 4 releases in knowing that literately there are millions of web sites around the world using code you wrote or helped with is pure awesomeness. Stephen Edgar bbPress Core Committer Melbourne Your Community 28. #wcsydUI 29. #wcsydMeta 30. #wcsydTheming 31. #wcsyd On the side, I enjoy creating themes which I'm happy to release to the WordPress community for free in the hopes that people find them useful. Michael Burrows Theme Developer Victoria Your Community 32. #wcsydPlugins 33. #wcsyd Flexible, scalable, extendible, with an awesome dev community. It pushes me to be a better developer, and has opened the door for some fantastic business opportunities. Maeve Lander Developer, Plugin Contributor Perth Your Community 34. #wcsyd's the people I've met that keep me going to meet-ups &amp; WordCamps as much as the product itself. Peter Wilson Developer and Community Organiser Melbourne Your Community 35. #wcsydMobile 36. #wcsydCore 37. #wcsyd The community around contributing is always very welcoming, since the whole project is driven by volunteer contributions (whether that be individual or corporate ones). Ryan McCue Developer, Core Contributor, Wunderkind Brisbane Your Community 38. #wcsydProject Recap community Organising meet-ups or WordCamps. training Creating WordPress curriculum and modules for instructors to use in a live training environment. accessibility Making sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress resources are accessible documentationCreating documentation and always on the look-out for writers support Answering questions in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. ? polyglots Translating WordPress into your own language. w 39. #wcsydThe project themes Reviewing and approving every Theme submitted to the WordPress Theme repository. mobile Building the iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry apps. O ui Designing and developing the WordPress user interface. core Writing code, fixing bugs, debating decisions, and helping with development meta Making, providing support, and building tools for use by all the contributor groups. plugins Reviewing and approving every Plugin submitted to the WordPress Plugin repository. 40. Photo: A Hortin 41. #wcsyd The best, most incredible part of all of contributing is the amazing people Ive met. ! Im so glad that maybe Ill get to meet YOU this weekend. Dee Teal Developer, Trainer, Community Organiser, Web Princess Melbourne Your Community </p>