I spoke about this at WordCamp Seattle 2018, but I wanted to dive into a short post to talk about some of the contributions I’ve been able to make.
Since 2016 I’ve been involved in one way or another, helping out in a number of issues related to the WordPress admin experience.
Here’s the thing, you don’t need to be a developer to make a huge impact on this project. As a designer I’ve been able to help out on a number of issues and make a small impact on the project by being willing to jump in where needed. A few ways I’ve been able to help:
- Save and publish in WordPress – Working with the Core team on proposing a way to save your work in the Customizer.
- Gutenberg – Starting in 2017 I was able to jump into some issues in Gutenberg and start giving UX feedback and support. I wrote about my initial experience.
- Lead support – I’m currently a Design Team Rep and recently Co-led the WordPress 4.9.8 release
- Speaking – I’ve been privileged to speak at a number of WordCamps
There are so many ways to help out. These are just a few. The sky is the limit.