Contributing to Core: Hassle to Hobby and Workshop at WordCamp Orange County

I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at WordCamp Orange County this weekend about core WordPress contribution, the problems that I ran into when first getting started, and some things that have since changed to make things simpler for new contributors.

Thanks to the organizers, volunteers, and everyone involved for an excellent camp!

You can find the slides in PDF here, and embedded from Speaker Deck after the break.

Included as well are the small set of slides in PDF used for the Core Contribution Workshop, and embedded below.
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Introduction to Contribution

I just finished talking about how you can get involved with WordPress core contributions at WordCamp Orange County!

Thanks for the organizers, Jeff Zinn and Brandon Dove for inviting me, and to Helen Hou-Sandi for looking over my slides and offering superawesometm suggestions.

You can find the slides below!
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Speaking at WordCamp Orange County 2012

I’ve been invited to speak at WordCamp Orange County!

I’ll be presenting an introduction to the WordPress Contribution Community, and how you can get started with core code contributions, in particular!

If ya’ll have any specific questions that you’d like me to address in the talk, please let me know in the comments.

WordCamp OC is organized by the awesome guys over at Pixel Jar, Jeffrey Zinn and Brandon Dove, who ran a great camp last year.

It’s sadly sold out, but will be June 2-3, 2012 at Vanguard University.

For further details on the event, speakers, and sessions, check out the official WordCamp OC website.

Looking forward to seeing ya’ll there!

Slides can now be found here.