At WebDevStudios (WDS), our passion for giving back to WordPress is at fever pitch. Whether we’re working on a plugin, developing a WordCamp talk, tackling support tickets, or mentoring others, our team members are on a constant mission to pay it forward and do something selfless for WordPress. We will be doing that exactly that tomorrow, Friday, February 28th for Five for the Future, a WordPress initiative designed to encourage WordPress companies and agencies like ours to donate 5% of company time to the WordPress core and community.
“Five for the Future is pure fun,” says Marty O’Connor, Frontend Engineer. “Once a month I’m reminded of WebDevStudios’ commitment to WordPress, when it sponsors ALL of its employees to give back directly to the community. This seems fitting, since we stake so much of our company’s success on the success of WordPress.”
Senior Backend Engineer, Sal Ferrarello, agrees, saying, “I’m a big fan of giving back to the open-source community. At WebDevStudios, I get dedicated time to contribute to open-source and I get to do so alongside our top notch team. WebDevStudios’ Five the Future is an amazing benefit!”
Participating in Five for the Future is not limited to WDS and WordPress agencies alone. Anyone passionate about WordPress can be involved. One, begin by making a pledge. Just head over to WordPress.org and state how many hours you or your company would like to donate per month. Then, keep that commitment by spending some of your work time giving back to WordPress. Read this blog post for five ways to participate in Five for the Future. WDS has even hosted a swag giveaway in the past to motivate other WordPress users and developers to get involved. Shout out to Debabrata Karfa who won a WDS hat in December for his contribution.
— Debabrata Karfa (@imdkarfa) February 15, 2020
We love to tweet our Five for the Future contributions! Look what we tweeted last month. Follow WDS on Twitter and the hashtag #5ftf to see what our team is doing to give back. We hope that you will join us tomorrow.
It’s #5ftf day at WebDevStudios… which means every team member gets to spend a full day contributing to any open source project.
Thanks, @webdevstudios for this amazing benefit!!!
— Greg Rickaby (@GregRickaby) January 31, 2020
It’s the first #5ftf of 2020 and I’m extra excited because I missed the last couple. Probably going to work on my World Builder plugin to explore OOP/OOPS-WP more and try out some things in WordPress I rarely get time to try. Thanks @webdevstudios & @maintainn! #wordpress
— Chrispian H. Burks (@chrispian) January 31, 2020
It’s #5ftf day at @webdevstudios! I’m starting the morning by updating documentation for OOPS-WP, a library we released last year to help promote object-oriented development in WordPress. https://t.co/QBUWaydemr
— Jeremy Ward is transmogrifying. (@_jmichaelward) January 31, 2020
— Evan Hildreth (@oddevan) January 31, 2020
No better way to start #5FTF at @webdevstudios than doing an impromptu #WordPress Q&A during #WordPressIloilo meetup. Will also be working on all things #WordCampAsia and working on my presentations for #KidsCamp and #WordCampCebu pic.twitter.com/R5bDTDkJge
— JC Palmes (@jpalmes) January 31, 2020
— Corey M Collins (@coreymcollins) January 31, 2020
It’s #5FTF day at @WebDevStudios and I’m working on a WordCamp talk about avoiding common security vulnerabilities in your code. I get to work with this awesome team AND I get time to contribute back to the community – RAD. pic.twitter.com/NLlM2KBRCC
— Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) January 31, 2020
— Scott Anderson (@thriftydev) January 31, 2020
I’m totally psyched for #5ftf this month. It’s Round 2 for the Project Pre-launch Checklist Plugin I started last month. Thanks @webdevstudios, for the opportunity to help the greater WordPress community, AND improve our own skills at the same time. That’s a win-win.
— Marty O’Connor (@martinjdolan) January 31, 2020
Thanks to the entire day @webdevstudios gives all #employees each month to work on #OpenSource projects, I will be solving a bit of a mystery today for #5ftf https://t.co/XGhC7w70bb for a plugin of mine…. pic.twitter.com/xJmo4ksIj4
— Aubrey Portwood (@aubreypwd) January 31, 2020
Pretty satisfied of what I was able to achieve for today. Next is to present to our elders this internal #WordPress and how it can help us be more efficient as a church.
— Michael Joseph Panaga (@_micmico) January 31, 2020
Today is #5ftf @ @webdevstudios, thanks to this initiative I have the opportunity to dedicate my day to open source projects, this time I will be working on the website for the next @WordCampCA . #givingback pic.twitter.com/OTLHilaqSp
— el.puas() (@3LPU4S) January 31, 2020
For #5ftf @webdevstudios I’m working on learning more about exif data to see what I can do to enable this in Gutenberg. Also, I got to pair program with @justinfoell on his plugin. Later, I’ll be working on my TCA plugin and trying to prep that for initial release.
— Mike England (@mikelikethebike) January 31, 2020
— Justin Fœll (@justinfoell) January 31, 2020
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