WordCamp London Contributor Day

Photo from the stage looking at people in groups around tables doing their contirbutions
Contributor Day 2015 © Simon Blackbourn

Contributor days are a great way to start or continue contributing to the WordPress project.

Like stage hands, ushers and understudies, contributors are often the unsung heroes of WordPress: vital to its success and smooth running.

Anyone is welcome to play a part – there are no auditions! – so come along, join our friendly company for the day, and be a part of the community that makes and supports WordPress. You don’t have know how to code, as we have many different roles that need filling.

Essential information

Date and time

Contributor Day will be on Friday 17th March 2017. The event will start at 09:00 and finish at 17:00.


Contributor Day will be held in one of the buildings used for the main conference London Metropolitan University. We’ll all start in the large upstairs room (GC1-08) for introductions and then separate as teams into this and other rooms in the same building.

The venue’s address is:

Graduate Centre
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
N7 8DB

Photo of the east elevation of the Graduate Centre
Graduate Centre at London Metropolitan University

Details about getting to the venue are on our Location page.


Start Time End Time Activity
09:00 09:30 Doors Open, Tea and Coffee
09:30 10:00 Introductions and Groupings
10:00 11:00 Session 1
11:00 11:30 Break
11:30 13:00 Session 1 (continued)
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:00 Session 2
15:00 15:30 Break
15:30 16:30 Session 2 (continued)
16:30 17:00 Closing Reviews
17:00 End

Food and drink

There is an interval! Lunch is provided between 13:00 and 14:00. Please state any dietary requirements when booking.

Who can take part?

You can! If you’ve worked with WordPress and know something about it then you have something to contribute.

There are roles for everyone. It’s easy to think of contributing to WordPress as helping write the core software, but you could help out in the support forums, write some documentation, organise community events, design the interface for a new feature, user test someone else’s improvement, or do some language or video translation. There are lots of options.

What happens at a Contributor Day?

There will be an introduction from the organiser covering how the day will run, followed by introductions from the team leads encouraging contributors to join their team! We’ll then split up into our teams and get to work.

Each team will have a team leader who will help you along if needed. Though contributor days are also great places to share knowledge and learn from others.

The day is very friendly and sociable and there are plenty of people to help you. You can contribute as much or as little as you like – all contributions are welcome and celebrated! And you can move between teams if you want to contribute in more than one way.

At the end of the day the team leaders give a wrap up of what happened in their team. Perhaps we’ll even do a curtain call and get you all to take a bow!

If you want to see what the day looks like, then WPTavern wrote an article about the 2015 contributor day, included [photos from the 2015 contributor day]. Pradeep Singh also published photos from the 2016 conference, including the contributor day.

What do I need to bring?

Yourself and a laptop. If you’re coming from outside the UK, the don’t forget your plug adaptors too.

Lunch, snacks, drinks, power, and wifi are all provided at no cost.

It sounds great, how do I get involved?

Just head over to the Box Office to pick up a free ticket – be sure to select a Contributor Day ticket from the list.

Note that although the Contributor Day ticket is free, you do need to have a ticket for the rest of the conference to come along.

Also please note that we have no crèche services on this day.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to give back, learn something new, and have fun.