Our 5% – Join WPMU DEV to Support WordPress.org
About a month back, Matt Mullenweg proposed that companies directly involved in WordPress should contribute “Five for the Future,” specifically that they:
…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.
Well, for once, I find myself in total agreement, and here’s how we’d like to make that commitment.
Supporting the WordPress.org Support Forums
We already have core contributors (in terms of code) on board, and have employed plenty in the past, but that’s only a tiny portion in terms of time, and also I think that what we bring to our members is so much more than code.
We at WPMU DEV try to be “Your WordPress Team,” and that’s a 24/7/365 commitment to be there to help you with anything to do with WordPress. That’s not just our own products – we aim to support every aspect of WordPress and every plugin, theme, tweak and component you can think of.
So, as a company of roughly 50 full-time staff, we want to contribute 2.5 full-time, dedicated support people to the WordPress.org Support Forums to help with absolutely anything under the sun.
And we’d like to invite you to apply for those positions :)
Here’s what the job entails:
- Hanging out on the WordPress.org Support Forums all day, 40 hours minimum per week, helping people out.
We’ll provide you with training and support, a great team to back you up, send you to WordCamps and, naturally, pay you, too.
All we ask you to do is to complete a short training task as part of the usual WPMU DEV support star application process and let us know some stuff about you. We can then chat more, negotiate terms and generally get this show on the road.