Standalone Contributor Days: Help make WordPress with your community

A presentation at WordCamp Nordic in in Helsinki, Finland by Francesca Marano

Standalone Contributor Days: Help Make WordPress with your Community

Standalone Contributor Days: Help Make WordPress with your Community

Hi! I am Francesca

Hi! I am Francesca

The situation in Italy before 2015

The situation in Italy before 2015

In 2015 eveything changed

In 2015 eveything changed

Italy Today

Italy Today

Overall rise of WordPress usage

Overall rise of WordPress usage

Foundation of WordCamp Europe

Foundation of WordCamp Europe

The Italian Slack

The Italian Slack

Standalone Contributor Day

Standalone Contributor Day

Some numbers

Some numbers

What is a contributor Day?

What is a contributor Day?

Contributor Days are for everyone

Contributor Days are for everyone

How did we organise it

How did we organise it

Important steps

Important steps

Italy Today

Italy Today

Support - Italy Today

Support - Italy Today

Polyglots - Italy Today

Polyglots - Italy Today

We came full circle

We came full circle

Mantra

Mantra

Thanks

Thanks

The Italian WordPress community was dormant for years, until a bunch of people got together at WCEU Contributor Day in Seville, in 2015, and decided it was time to revive it.

After months of online chats in our Slack team, we organised an event that kick-started an avalanche of Meetups and WordCamps in Italy: a stand-alone Contributor Day.

Four years later, Italy has more than 30 active Meetups, 6 cities with WordCamps in planning stages, and a great number of Contributors across the project.

In this talk, I’ll go through the steps we took to organise it.

Resources

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

  • WCUS - Standalone Contributor Day

    At WordCamp US 2017 I did a longer version of WCNordic lightning talk. If you want to hear more details, this is the talk to listen to.

  • The Global WordPress Community Team

    Here you can find all the information to start a new community or grow an existing one.

  • International WordPress.org Slack

    The WordPress project uses Slack as its main real-time communication platform. It is used for contributing to the WordPress project, be it code, design, documentation, etc.

  • WordCamp Europe

    The next edition of WordCamp Europe can be always find at this address, it will redirect you to the current year

  • SiteGround

    The amazing company I work for, that allows me to share my knowledge (and failures and what I learned from them) at many WordCamp around the world. We do managed WordPress hosting and we rock!

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