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WordPress Contributors Weekend

A bunch of us are getting together to be part of the First Global WordPress Contribution Weekend. You can either join us offline or online. Since this is going to be an online activity, we'll be hanging out in the Slack channel for WordPress support https://WordPress.slack.com/.


How To Contribute?

The idea is simple, we are going to contribute our time to help answer at least 20 questions in the WordPress support forums. 

Open the support forums at https://wordpress.org/support/ and find a support request that you can answer. Answer it, and add the tag 20Q2016 using the Tags widget in the right-hand column.

Who's Contributing?

Following people are going to contribute. You can do it online or join us in Gloria Jeans, Bahria Town Lahore tomorrow for the contributors' meetup.

Ahmad Awais (me), Hamza Sheikh, Haroon Q. Raja, Maavuz Saif, Bilal Shahid, Mohsin Habib, Usama Arshad, Khuldoon Hameed, Kashif Rafique, Athar Ahmed Nizamani, Malik Waqas, Rizwan Khan, Munir Kamal and Usman Latif so far.


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  • Yousuf T.

    It was the first time I helped on WP forums. Was fun helping others :)

    1 · February 7, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Glad to have you with us.

      February 19, 2016

    • Yousuf T.

      Glad to have you as well :)

      February 19, 2016

  • Haroon Q. R.

    It simply feels great to contribute to a community that has helped you a lot on your career without expecting anything from you in return. A lot of what I've learned so far in my career wouldn't have been possible without all the help I've received from volunteers, and it's only fair that we try to carry on in their footsteps.
    And above all else, it's amazing to see the enthusiasm from all those who participated. Looking forward to similar collaborations in the future. =)

    1 · February 5, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      It was great to have you contribute.

      February 19, 2016

  • Usama A.

    It was my very first time to contribute in a joint efforts at WordPress support. I loved the synergy with like minded people and after doing it for the first time, I will be doing it often now.

    February 3, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      I am actually looking forward to more and more involvement from your side. Thanks for this time :)

      February 4, 2016

  • Athar A.

    Though this was not the first time for me to contribute back to open source community, but hats off to Ahmad Awais who arranged like minded peoples from other corners of the country for this event. It was an awesome experience of giving something back to the community as a team. I'm feeling that there should be something monthly where we go ahead and give our time and knowledge back to the community since that is an essential thing for the growth of open source world!

    I would love to do this again guys :-)

    February 2, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thanks, Athar! For all the kind words you wrote about me and the effort of contributing your time for this awesome piece of open source software.

      February 4, 2016

  • Ashar I.

    This was my first ever contribution to the open source community. It felt really good to contribute something back to the community.
    It was a great experience indeed. I'm looking forward to more of these events. I'll try my best to contribute in the coming ones.

    February 2, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Looking forward to more contributions from your end, Ashar!

      February 2, 2016

  • Kashif R.

    This is one of the best event I attended so far. Though, I was not present physically with you guys, but I really enjoyed your company. I am also new to the contribution like many others. During this activity, I learnt new things, developed confidence and interacted with the new people. It also offered me a chance to connect with the like-minded persons.

    Kudos to Ahmad Awais who took initiative to gather a team of fellow developers to participate in this global community effort.

    Overall this is a great and rewarding experience. I really enjoyed this activity and now willing to contribute on the regular basis.

    February 2, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      That's great. It was great to have you contribute 23 support tickets. Having said that, I am sure you'll keep contributing for WordPress. That's really all I wanted in the end.

      1 · February 2, 2016

  • mohsin

    It was one of the most awesome kind of experience of all time. That also was my first experience of contributing. A big thanks to sir Ahmed for giving me such opportunity. I will do my best to be available for the upcoming events and looking forward to learn more and contribute more.
    Peace

    February 2, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      It was nice having you there with us. Looking forward to do it again this month.

      February 2, 2016

  • Najeeb A.

    Congratulations!! contribution to the society is priceless. I will join next session hopefully. And it will be nice if we can join remotely to these session for out of town mates...

    February 2, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thanks, Najeeb. There were remote members this time as well.

      February 2, 2016

  • Ahmad A.

    ##164 WordPress Contributions with 14 WordPressers

    I feel honoured to share that last weekend, I managed to get 14 Pakistani WordPressers to contribute and answer 164 support tickets in the very first official global contributors' weekend.

    It was an amazing experience! After the US, Pakistan was the country with most contributors in this global contributors' activity. Which says a lot about what I along with these contributors have been doing for the growth of WordPress in our country.

    I managed to contribute 23 tickets myself and along with awesome folks from the local WordPress community we all managed to answer 164 support tickets. That's almost 5.5 pages of no-reply support threads (30 on one page).

    I would like to thank all the contributors i.e. Mohsin Habib, Maavuz Saif, Munir Kamal, Khuldoon Hameed, Hamza Sheikh, Malik Waqas, Kashif Rafique, Zubair Amin, Yousuf Tafhim, Athar Ahmed Nizamani, Mohammad Ashar, Usama Arshad, Haroon Q. Raja, and everyone involved in this activity.

    1 · February 1, 2016

  • Hamza S.

    It was one of the awesome experiences I have contributing to the community. We worked around the clock to make sure everyone gets their answer and things resolved with best solutions and opinions. Hats off to the efforts made by Ahmad. He worked around the clock to put together us as a team, and helped several people in connecting with the best audience in less than 72 hours. I would love to contribute again, and more likely on monthly basis. Good Work (Y).

    1 · February 1, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thank you, Hamza! For all your support and help. We did pull it off in about 72 hours. Looking forward to more and more collaboration from your end.

      February 1, 2016

  • Malik W.

    It was my first experience of contributing in open source. It was an outstanding experience while working with #WPPK team........ Hats Off to the efforts of #AhmadAwais who put us together as team, Sir you really helped me a lot to get the hesitation out so i have got confidence of contribution toward open source.......... I would love to work with this team again :)

    1 · February 1, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thanks for your contributions, Malik Waqas! Couldn't have done it without you guys. If your first time was this good, I wonder how good you'll get by the end of this year.

      1 · February 1, 2016

  • Munir K.

    I have shared my experience with this event at my profile. But i must write it here also as this has been my very first participation in any event, even online. I have been truly inspire by Mr. Ahmad Awais as a WordPress passionate. I have been following him and he has been such a nice person and guided me over phone one day also. For this event also i get notified by him as he announced about this WordPress Contribution Weekend and have put much of his effort in gathering many fellows from Pakistan to participate in this event and have created group chat at FB, and a specific group also and tracking spreedsheet, etc has done a lot to in this event throughout. So all the credit goes to him for that. And i am glad i have been a small part of this activity. Will be trying best to contribute in future as well.

    1 · February 1, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thank You! Munir. Couldn't have done it without you guys. Your contributions and support are appreciated. I am looking forward to have you with us every month.

      2 · February 1, 2016

  • Khuldoon H.

    My First experience to answer in the support forum of WordPress despite i asked many question time by time there and got answers in past but It feels nice to answer and given back the to the community of open source. Always thankful my Guru Ahmad for giving that opportunity and always available in future do similar ventures for WordPress. Cheers

    2 · February 1, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Thank You! Khuldoon. It was nice to have you with us. Glad to hear that you started contributing for the first time. I am sure you'll continue that in the future.

      1 · February 1, 2016

  • Maavuz S.

    I am very glad to have participated in this Event. it was my first Contribution to the awesome WordPress community, it was an amazing experience we managed to cross 150 support tickets. and i am going to do this regularly. Let me mention the guy who made it possible: Ahmad Awais. he gathered us all (Munir Kamal, Mohsin Habib, Kashif Rafique, Haroon Q. Raja, Malik Waqas, Yousuf Tafhim and many more), he made groups, wrote instructions, made spreadsheets, answered our questions and the list goes on..
    Thank so much you Ahmad Bhai. Looking forward to do more contributions with you in future

    1 · February 1, 2016

    • Ahmad A.

      Couldn't have done it without you smile emoticon Thank you for all your contributions and for caring about giving back to the best Open Source community i.e. WordPress.

      February 1, 2016

  • Ahmad A.

    I wrote about it here: http://ahmda.ws/GWPCWeekend

    As a reminder, do read: http://ahmda.ws/1QNcuXt And add yourself to the global spreadsheet: http://ahmda.ws/1QNa0s6

    Cheers!

    1 · January 30, 2016

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