This has been on my mind for quite a while, but a couple of recent threads has crystallised my thoughts somewhat on contributing to ClassicPress.
The major issue I have trouble overcoming is methods of working:
- I work as part of a company where I have a defined role; consultant or manager:
*. In the former role, a manager says these are your tasks, go do them.
*. In the latter, a senior manager/director says these are the tasks for your team, make sure they get done.
- I work as the sole member of an open source project and decide what I need to do and what my priorities are.
I don’t really “get” the join a project and find something to do in order to contribute as there’s too much to understand.
It doesn’t align with either of my previous experiences (either professional or hobbyist). While I’m happy to help out and contribute, I don’t see the gaps and requirements that others seem to see and jump into.
I guess this is me saying, I can help, I just don’t see where or how?
I can do some PHP development (based on plugin writing experience), I can write documentation and blogs (I’ve done almost 2,400 blog posts and 8 books since 2011 when I started my blog), I have experience of testing and QA.
I realise that the ideal is probably someone who can see the gaps and requirements and just jump in, but, anyway, how can I be of use and contribute?