Giving back to our Community is one of the things we value at ServerPress. From the start, we had a Vision to share. It’s very much a big part of our company Culture.
It takes a Village…
Sometimes, saying thanks just isn’t enough. Every year, we devote a portion of our earnings to Sponsor WordCamps nationwide. We couldn’t do much in this aspect when we were a young company. Now we have grown, it’s our way to give thanks to a Community that has embraced us.
You might have also seen us presenting at WordCamps. As we develop new software, we are always thinking of new ways to solve complex problems. We like sharing our findings with the Community. Sharing this knowledge base not only helps developers worldwide, we also gain much needed feedback. Oftentimes, this collaborative effort inspires us to create new features.
We ask you to join us.
If you are not in a position to contribute monetarily yet, there are so many ways you can still give back. Our Founder, Stephen J. Carnam, co-founded the San Diego Advanced WordPress Group years ago. We’ve learned that there are always opportunities to present at your local WordPress meetups. Don’t be shy. Reach out to the Organizers. Often times, they are looking for new presenters to share ideas. You will be welcomed.
If you are more of the behind-the-scenes person, you can always reach out to the WordPress.org Foundation. They need people who can review incoming plugins and themes in their repository, provide design, translation, writing documents and so much more. WordPress.org counts on volunteers to keep it going!
If you are starting out and just want to meet new friends, volunteering at your local WordCamps is always encouraged. Even if you don’t feel you are ready to be an co-organizer, you can help out as a parking lot director or a snack room organizer. It really does take the whole Community to run these Events.
If you really don’t feel you can help with any of the above at this time, no need to frown! Even saying Thanks to the Volunteers will go a long way. They would love to see your smile.
Do what you can, no matter how big or small.
If you are interested in helping but not sure what to do, feel free to reach out to us. We are happy to put you in touch with the appropriate channel.
Share your thoughts by commenting below. Let us know how you help or if you have interesting suggestions for newcomers to get involved with the WordPress Community. Together, we rock!
Besides being the Scrum Master at ServerPress, LLC, Jennifer oversees the Product portfolio, leading Projects from conception to launch. When she’s not analyzing Workflow data, she enjoys watching her dogs steal tomatoes from her veggie garden.