Why do people contribute to the WordPress project? If you’ve ever wondered this but never gotten involved in an open source project, you might want to know the value of spending time contributing to one.

All contributors do it for the greater good -- making the web a better place -- but we also do it for ourselves: to advance personally and professionally.

In less than five years Francesca went from being a small-town website maker to landing a dream job in tech and leading releases of WordPress. In this talk, she will share some of the benefits you can get by contributing to WordPress, such as improved skills, increased reputation, and meeting new people.

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Contributing to open source

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10:00am - 10:50am
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About the Presenter

Francesca Marano

WordPress Community & Partnership Manager

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Francesca is the WordPress Community & Partnership Manager at <a href="https://www.siteground.com">SiteGround</a>, the independent web hosting company. 

She is currently the release co-lead for WordPress 5.4, where she serves as the project coordinator. She held the same role also for the WP 5.3.

She is also part of the global WordPress Community Team, and she volunteers as a WordCamp mentor and a Community Deputy.

Francesca is a passionate speaker and you can find her in Italy and around the world talking about WordPress, community, open source, women in tech, and small businesses. You can check some of her talks on WordPress.tv.

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