I love community and human relations centered projects, and I like everything open-source which allows everyone to have their voices heard (“Democratize publishing”). I have these values in common with WordPress and its code of conduct.
Read my post about “why”
Here is how I like to contribute to the amazing WordPress project, a tool that anyone can use freely.
I like to get involved in the WordPress community, as it’s a pleasant way to give back to WordPress what WordPress allows me to accomplish with Virtuaza, patriciabt.com, WPMondo (previously GatheringWP) and Interaction.Site.
I co-organise the WordPress meetups in Geneva since 2013. This group have been created in 2012 by Paolo Belcastro and Jenia Laszlo, and when they left Geneva, 2-3 of us took the group in charge. We organise monthly meetups from September to June, and talk about various topics for all kind of knowledge level. We like to be very inclusive and welcoming, and always follow the meetups by a dinner out.
I have also been part of the WordCamps organisation teams in Geneva in 2016, Bern in 2017, Lausanne 2018, Zurich 2019, Genève 2022 (
2020 postponed to 2022, due to COVID) and WordCamp Switzerland 2023. I have been a volunteer at WordCamp Europe in 2017, 2019, 2022, 2023, among other WordCamps. I applied to be an organiser for WordCamp Europe 2024 in Torino. I’m also sometimes a microsponsor or a speaker. See a full list below.
I now also contribute to the community team by being an official Event Supporter = previously called “WordCamp mentor”, an intermediary between the WordCamp’s lead-organisers and WPCS (WordPress Community Support, the entity behind all official WordPress events) to guide and support local lead-organisers.