First Wordcamp experience
We decided to attend Wordcamp London at fairly short notice and once you do, there are a couple of decisions to make right away.
First up, do you want to attend the Contributor Day? For me I could only attend the contributor day because of weekend family commitments. You still have to purchase a ticket as if you’re attending but that was fine with me. Ian attended over the weekend and I’ll let him write about that.
WordPress 5.2 will contain a site health-check feature and our task was to find bugs. The WordPress team recognise that there are still plenty of people running PHP 5.x and the site check should help site owners transition to PHP 7.x, at the time of writing its PHP 7.3.
We did a git clone of the latest development build of WordPress and started hunting. Since PHP has a history of deprecating functions between versions, I added a call to a non-existent function and voila! I found my first bug, verified it with Ian and discussed it with Pascal. We looked at the code to understand what was happening and then with Pascal’s help I was able to file my first bug report on WordPress core. Happy days, I’d made a contribution.