WordPress’ Documentation Team will be hosting an online Contributor Day on October 25, 2022, ahead of WordPress’ anticipated 6.1 release the following week. Milana Cap, who has been volunteering with the Documentation team for years and is currently sponsored by XWP, announced the event this week.
“The primary goal is to catch up with a lot of tasks in the team’s backlog but also it’s an opportunity for all contributors to meet, collaborate in real time, and help onboard all new contributors who need any kind of help,” Cap said.
The virtual event will be the first of its kind for the Documentation team but follows in the footsteps of other contributors teams, including the Polyglots and Accessibility teams, which have hosted wildly successful global events that include contribution and onboarding. These types of virtual gatherings help contributors get connected and put names to faces
New contributors are encouraged to attend, even if it’s just for a short time to see what documentation contribution is all about. Cap requested everyone who plans to attend to leave their names on the GitHub issue dedicated to the Contributor Day. It outlines the steps to begin contributing and highlights a list of tickets awaiting content review for older documentation as well as more recent block editor and end user documentation tickets. For example, there is a project board specifically for high priority tickets remaining for 6.1.
The Documentation team will be kicking off the event on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 at 06:00 AM EDT and it will run for 10 hours. Attendees can join via Zoom and are not required to stay for any length of time.