Tuesday Trainings: How do I contribute to WordPress? Part 3

Launching the Contributor Working Group: Call for Volunteers

Posted by Dot Org Community on March 10, 2023 at 11:23 am
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Last month, I shared a proposal in the Make/Project blog, to revamp the Contributor Working Group of the Make/WordPress Community Team in order to build a WordPress Contributor Mentorship Program. Feedback on the proposal was quite positive! Folks supported the idea, volunteered to be a part of the working group, and shared valuable insights on mentorship for WordPress. A big thanks to everyone for their valuable feedback!  This post aims to start building the proposed mentorship program using the contributor working group! What is the Contributor Mentorship Program? At its core, the contributor mentorship program aims to provide a foundation for new and aspiring contributors to succeed in (and with) the project by helping them build necessary tools and skill set – through cohort-based and 1:1 mentorship.  The program offers to improve the overall onboarding experience for new contributors in WordPress through effective mentorship opportunities. It is aimed at new contributors to WordPress (mentees) who will be supported by veteran contributors (mentors). Mentees learn the basics of contributing to the project by working with mentors before they start working on Make/Teams of their choice.  By being a part of the mentorship program and having access to mentorship, newer contributors can…

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