Call this as a “progress update” with my WordPress Developer Blueprint program at Skillcrush, but after going through the basic fundamentals of theme development, I knew immediately that I’m going to have to figure out how I’m seriously going to launch my career as a WordPress nerdette once my three months of WordPress education and apprenticeship is over. When I visited the WordPress website and check out their codex for more info on template tags, I came across some fresh and awesome info for those who fell in love with this robust open source blogging/content management platform.
I can start volunteering at any one of the following:
- Member of the Theme Review Team
- Member of the Codex Documentation Team1
- Member of the WordPress Documentation Team2
- Support Forums Volunteer3
I shared this info with my classmates at the Skillcrush Mightybell Community so we can all earn our own street creds as fresh WordPress developers in current training. Other than certification from Skillcrush, some experience in contributing back to the WordPress community would be such a valuable asset to add to our resumes and portfolios. And speaking of resumes and portfolios, I really do need to get my lazy ass off and get cracking with redesigning my portfolio so I won’t have to rush in building it and right after I’m done with my training.
Another valuable info that I found during my visit at the WordPress website is that the company behind this awesome software, Automattic, is actually hiring part-time and full-time positions everyday— remote positions too! Just seeing this really made my heart leap for joy! With the available positions, I feel like I have found my goal to take my first steps in becoming a (freelance?) WordPress developer. As an Automattic employee,4 I can work at the comfort of my home, plus I get benefits and perks too at the same time! There will be some light traveling, but that would be for the company meetups and wordcamps and all that. Just reading about it and thinking about it just got me really excited!
It’s past 1:00 am now, actually almost 1:30. I still got to get up early tomorrow for work. If I do succeed in reaching my goals involving WordPress, I won’t have to sort and carry Amazon packages anymore.
- Wiki site experience required, plus all other requirements, like technical writing skills or something… [↩]
- for those who are interested in being part of the Codex Doc Team but doesn’t have the skills I mentioned in the previous footnotes. For example, grammar nazis, QA peeps, and those who love to write and can write more than one language fluently… [↩]
- no need to do anything… just sign up for an account at the support forums and just pitch in your WordPress “elite”-ness. [↩]
- Happiness Engineer? [↩]