Contributor Day

The WCUS Contributor Day will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.


We’ll have representatives from 11 different teams at the contributor day. If you haven’t already, please, answer our poll asking which team you’d be most interested in participating in:

Please Note: If you plan to contribute to the core, design, or meta teams, you’ll likely need to set up a local development server, we recommend Varying Vagrant Vagrants (VVV). Setup instructions can be found in this handbook article.

We’ll also have USB sticks available at the Contributor Day complete with copies of Vagrant, VirtualBox, and a specially pre-provisioned VVV box you can unpack and import quickly at the event.

The Teams

Click the contributor day links for each team to find out what they’re about and what types of contributing they have available.


Team lead: Mike Schroder, @mike on Slack

The core team makes WordPress. Whether you’re a seasoned PHP developer or are just learning to code, we’d love to have you on board. You can write code, fix bugs, debate decisions, and help with development. Learn more about Core »


Team lead: Mel Choyce, @melchoyce on Slack

The design group is focused on the designing and developing the user interface. It’s a home for designers and UXers alike. There are regular discussions about mockups, design, and user testing. Learn more about Design »


Team lead: Rian Rietveld, @rianrietveld on Slack

The a11y group provides accessibility expertise across the project. They make sure that WordPress core and all of WordPress’ resources are accessible. Learn more about Accessibility »


Team lead: Jan Dembowski, @jan_dembowski on Slack

Answering a question in the support forums or IRC is one of the easiest ways to start contributing. Everyone knows the answer to something! This blog is the place for discussion of issues around support. Learn more about Support »


Team lead: Petya Rakovska, @petya on Slack

WordPress is used all over the world and in many different languages. If you’re a polyglot, help out by translating WordPress into your own language. You can also assist with creating the tools that make translations easier. Learn more about Polyglots »


Team lead: Drew Jaynes, @drew on Slack

Good documentation lets people help themselves when they get stuck. The docs team is responsible for creating documentation and is always on the look-out for writers. The blog has discussion around the team’s current projects. Learn more about Documentation »

Theme Reviews

Team lead: Tammie Lister, @karmatosed on Slack

The Theme Review Team reviews and approves every Theme submitted to the WordPress Theme repository. Reviewing Themes sharpens your own Theme development skills. You can help out and join the discussion on the blog. Learn more about Themes »


Team lead: Sara Rosso, @sararosso on Slack


Team lead: Josepha Haden, @chanthaboune on Slack

If you’re interested in organizing a meetup or a WordCamp, the community blog is a great place to get started. There are groups working to support events, to create outreach and training programs, and generally support the community. Learn more about Community »


Team lead: Ian Dunn, @iandunn on Slack

The Meta team makes, provides support, and builds tools for use by all the contributor groups. If you want to help make better, sign up for updates from the Meta blog. Learn more about Meta »


Team lead: Beth Soderberg, @bethsoderberg on Slack

The training team creates downloadable lesson plans and related materials for instructors to use in a live workshop environment. If you enjoy teaching people how to use and build stuff for WordPress, immediately stop what you’re doing and join our team! Learn more about Training »