During that time we have contributed thousands of hours to the WordPress community across various projects. Contributing to the WordPress community, and open source in general, is at the core of what we do at WDS. We have always been thankful to WordPress for allowing us to do what we love day in and day out, and contributing 5% of our company time back to the project is our way of officially giving back to this awesome community.
When we started participating in Five for the Future, we scheduled two hours per week for each employee. Our standard contribution time was every Monday, from 9 – 11 AM. Overall, this schedule worked great and allowed our team to start the week in a very positive and fun way. We still felt like we could do better, so we have decided to make a change.
Starting this Friday, WebDevStudios will dedicate one full day–the last Friday–of each month as our Five for the Future day!
Dedicating an entire day to #5FTF, instead of just two hours per week, will allow our team to dive deeper into their contribution. We are also forming teams around specific projects, including CMB2, wd_s, plugin generator, and our mega menu plugin. Of course, our team still has the option of contributing to any part of the WordPress project they choose, as well.
I’m really excited for our first #5ftf day at WebDevStudios this Friday! Make sure you keep tabs on our team’s Twitter accounts (and our main account, @webdevstudios) for updates throughout the day.