At WebDevStudios (WDS), we love WordPress. We are also very passionate about open-source software in general. For over two years now, WDS has been participating in the Five for the Future (#5ftf) movement. The idea behind #5ftf is that organizations should dedicate 5% of their people to contribute back to the WordPress project, in an effort to help it continue to grow.
In 2016, WDS employees contributed almost 1,500 hours to the WordPress community and projects through our #5ftf involvement. Our team contributed in many different areas including Core development, theme and plugin releases, helping in the support forum, WordCamp and Meetup organization, WordPress tutorials, and more. Our WDS team is so passionate about WordPress that many of our team members contribute to WordPress well beyond our official involvement. It’s absolutely inspiring to see the commitment our team has to WordPress and the entire open-source community.
We will never take for granted that WordPress is open-source software, and without contributions from talented people all over the world, WordPress would not be the amazing platform that it is today. WDS will always be dedicated to contributing to WordPress and helping make the web a better place through open-source software.