Selfish Contribution

A presentation at CMSPhilly by Francesca Marano

Why do people contribute to the WordPress project? If you’ve ever wondered this but never gotten involved in an open source project, you might want to know the value of spending time contributing to one.

All contributors do it for the greater good — making the web a better place — but we also do it for ourselves: to advance personally and professionally.

In less than five years Francesca went from being a small-town website maker to landing a dream job in tech and leading releases of WordPress. In this talk, she will share some of the benefits you can get by contributing to WordPress, such as improved skills, increased reputation, and meeting new people.


The following resources were mentioned during the presentation or are useful additional information.