It’s officially fall, and tomorrow, September 24th, WebDevStudios (WDS) officially dedicates the workday to Five for the Future (5FTF). More and more, we’re hearing people talk about committing to this WordPress initiative. Folks want to know how to implement it, sustain the motivation, and keep it robust. In fact, there’s an ongoing conversation about it at Make.WordPress.org.
Additionally, WDS CEO, Brad Williams, has been hosting WordPress Twitter Spaces events, and during a recent one, he and others talked about 5FTF and its evolution. The interest to get involved is definitely there. The conundrum seems to be how to nurture its growth and boost the momentum. (You can catch Brad’s next WordPress Twitter Spaces event tomorrow during 5FTF at 1 p.m. Eastern.)
Five for the Future contributions truly help. WDS team efforts have resulted in credited core contributions, plugin reviews and mentions in prominent WordPress publications, continuing education, and conference talks.
Just recently, Frontend Engineer, Alfredo Navas, used his 5FTF day to dive into WordPress FSE, which turned into a blog post and his acceptance as a speaker on the subject matter at WordCamp Nicaragua. See what the power of 5FTF can do?
For guidance on implementing 5FTF at your company or organization, watch this WordFest Live presentation. Plus, follow WDS on Twitter and the hashtag, #5FTF, to see how our team contributes their time tomorrow. Below, take a look at what our WordPress agency accomplished last month.
Today’s my first #5ftf, so I’m spending time learning how I can get involved & give back to #WordPress https://t.co/ChP9Hx526c
— Lindsey Bell 🇰🇷 (@lindseywb) August 27, 2021
Headless #WordPress with #Nextjs is my #5FTF jam.
– Converting our Next.js WordPress Starter to a monorepo
– Setting up Github Actions
– Working on the documentation
— Greg Rickaby (@GregRickaby) August 27, 2021
#5FTF again @webdevstudios! This time I’ll be chilling with the in-progress Full Site Editing features.
Maybe I’ll finally get around to actually finishing that redesign of https://t.co/pwjoFNH6oL?
Yeah, let’s not dream too big.
— Evan Hildreth (@oddevan) August 27, 2021
Specials thanks to @webdevstudios for sponsoring todays #5ftf allowing us to get back to the community that gives so much to us. Today I’ll be starting a series of tutorials on how to create a mobile app powered by WordPress.
— Scott Anderson (@thriftydev) August 27, 2021
Today is another #5FTF at @webdevstudios! I’ll be learning how to unit test #Reactjs components with @fbjest.
— Amor Kumar (@itsAmorEh) August 27, 2021
It’s 5⃣ #5FTF at @webdevstudios! I’ll be working on Sponsorships for #WCUS and moving the needle. #WCUS2021 #WordCamp2021 #WordPress
— Alex Juchniewicz (@atjuch) August 27, 2021
Last Friday of the month. That means another Five for the Future at @webdevstudios 🥳
Today, I will be learning how to develop @code extensions and hopefully develop one as well 🤞#5FTF #WordPress
— Ashar Irfan (@MrAsharIrfan) August 27, 2021
I’m thrilled about the new Full Site Editing (FSE), especially Block-Based Themes, is #5ftf at @webdevstudios. Today will be learning and sharing!#FSE #WordPress
— Alfredo Navas (@3LPU4S) August 27, 2021
Another awesome #5FTF here at @webdevstudios! Today I’m learning the difference between mounting and rendering with React, starting my Sketch to Figma journey, and what prompted us to make the switch. Exciting stuff!
— Jennifer Cooley (@Jhynnifer) August 27, 2021
#5FTF @webdevstudios today and I will be beta testing #WordPress Incident Response Team Training spearheaded by the awesome @AngelaSJin This is not fully live yet but will be available to everyone once we’ve ironed out all the kinks. My desk is a mess so here’s a work selfie. pic.twitter.com/tZMnmterhL
— JC Palmes (@jpalmes) August 27, 2021
I spent my #5FTF day writing ReactJS code to visualize the difference between mount and render, plus the impact of the ‘key’ attribute. Thank you @webdevstudios
I expect this will be the basis of a future talk. 😀
Source at https://t.co/ndmq838hPH pic.twitter.com/7ApqJcyKmu
— Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) August 27, 2021
For #5FTF today I spent time building https://t.co/8BhRXsdFDX
This plugin helps me easily watch repositories for changes, and if there are changes you can do something about it.
See how I use it: https://t.co/xC3eaIfXuE
— Aubrey (@aubreypwd) August 27, 2021
Spent all of my #5FTF time in various #BuddyPress based plugins today, so I consider that a big win.
— Captain Macho Pirate Mick Rackam (@tw2113) August 28, 2021
Ending my weekend with #5ftf sponsored by our awesome company @webdevstudios. Was able to submit a couple of patches in to #WordPressCore. The success #WordPress has right now is all thanks to the community making it better. One release at a time.
— Michael Joseph Panaga (@_micmico) August 29, 2021
Just in case you haven’t heard, Brad wants to remind everyone of the following:
If you worked at @webdevstudios you could have spent ALL DAY contributing to the #WordPress project for #5FTF! 😎
We have a few positions open! https://t.co/pDIkX56aMT
— Brad Williams (@williamsba) August 27, 2021