Held last Saturday at TechHub Manchester. iWeb’s Phil Wylie went along to the first WP Contributor Day, described as “An one day event where anyone & everyone contributes to WordPress”.

The one day event organised by Jenny Wong and supported by WordPress co-founder Mike Little aimed to bring passionate people together to work on the open source, WordPress content management system.

At iWeb, we’ve created and look after hundreds of WordPress sites. From powerful content managed sites to basic brochure sites and blogs. WordPress is a flexible open source platform built by individuals all over the world. WP Contributor Day provided an introduction to the various ways to contribute back to WordPress.

Introductory talks from Jenny Wong, Mike Little and Graham Armfield highlighted the fact that writing code is not the only contribution to be made. From testing, translation to support and documentation. The message from the event was that there is plenty to get involved in no matter what your skill level is.

The event, hopefully the first of many, provided an overview of some of the tools available to develop and test WordPress as well as the systems used to track issues and work with others to fix them.

For those interested in learning more from the day, Phil wrote up a run through of the day.