Contributor Day


Contributor Day takes place on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 11AM to 6PM at Automattic’s new lounge at 132 Hawthorne in SoMa.

We’re looking forward to having tons of great WordPress users in town for WordCamp San Francisco. Since the community is what makes WordPress so great, why not take advantage of our proximity and get together to add to the awesomeness? Contributor Day is an opportunity for you to make your own, well, contribution to WordPress.

Whether you’re a designer, developer, systems or support specialist, or writer, there’s a way for you to contribute:

  • If you’re a programmer, contribute code directly to core!*
  • Write or update WordPress documentation and tutorials
  • Create visual mockups of new features, or those being modified
  • Help out with your knowledge of accessibility or other relevant standards
  • Mobile developer? Help out with the apps!
  • Answer questions on the forums and help other users or people who are new to WordPress
  • Work on the website itself, including the plugin and theme repositories

If you’re following WCSF’s live stream from somewhere else in the world, you can still take part — just hop onto the #wordpress-dev IRC channel.

Working hard, or hardly working? Answer: working hard.

Working hard, or hardly working? Answer: working hard.

People who come to Contributor Day will be 1000% focused on contributing to or learning to contribute to the WordPress project — although we have fun, this is a working event. If you’ve been looking for an opening to add your contribution to WordPress, this is the perfect opportunity!

We’ll make sure the WiFi stays strong (and the snacks plentiful), you make sure WordPress stays strong. See you at the lounge!


132 Hawthorne Street, SoMa (alley between 2nd and 3rd, cross streets Folsom and Harrison):

Click here for directions from your location


If you’re planning on helping out with WordPress core code (writing patches, testing bugs on trunk, etc), then you’ll need to get set up with a few things. To save time on the day, we strongly recommend that you set WordPress up locally on your laptop (and bring it!). You’ll need to install a local web server and check out a copy of WordPress from Subversion.

You can RSVP here to attend: