Excitement fills the air as we make our way toward another company-wide Five for the Future day tomorrow, March 1, 2019. Since 2014, WebDevStudios has passionately participated in Five for the Future, a WordPress initiative created to encourage agencies like ours to dedicate 5% of company time back to this open-source project and its community.
I think a good rule of thumb that will scale with the community as it continues to grow is that organizations that want to grow the WordPress pie (and not just their piece of it) should dedicate 5% of their people to working on something to do with core — be it development, documentation, security, support forums, theme reviews, training, testing, translation or whatever it might be that helps move WordPress mission forward.
Our last participation in Five for the Future took place on February 1st. You can see below what sort of tasks we tackled and challenges we accomplished. Be sure to follow the hashtag #5ftf on Twitter tomorrow to keep up with our contributions in real time.
You can participate, too. Read this blog post for ways to get involved with #5ftf. Paying it forward leads to good karma and benefits everyone. Plus, it just feels good! We hope you join us.
— Cristina Holt (@cristinaholt416) February 1, 2019
— Meagan Hanes 🌈 (@mhanes) February 1, 2019
Getting my OOP on for #5FTF @webdevstudios / @maintainn. Updating my Auto Update Settings Manager plugin for people who don’t have support but want more control over the WordPress Auto Update process.
— Chrispian H. Burks (@chrispian) February 1, 2019
— Corey M Collins (@coreymcollins) February 1, 2019
Today is #5ftf day at @webdevstudios! I’m working on fixing an internal React app that helps facilitate presentation submission and selection for our Lunch & Learns, which in turn helps our team rehearse eventual WordCamp talks!
— Jeremy Ward (@_jmichaelward) February 1, 2019
— Justin Fœll (@justinfoell) February 1, 2019
— Eric Fuller (@ericpfuller) February 1, 2019
— Michael Beckwith (@tw2113) February 3, 2019
— Aubrey Portwood (@aubreypwd) February 3, 2019