[theme-reviewers] Proposed Theme Review Day

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Fri Jan 27 16:48:29 UTC 2012

I like it!

(This may even make a good replacement for our erstwhile WPTRT monthly IRC

I'll write something up on the Make Themes site, and get the word out!


On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Amy Hendrix <sabreuse at gmail.com> wrote:

> I really like Nitin's* idea of a theme review meetup, and I wanted to
> pull it out into its own thread and propose that we start as soon as
> possible, using the existing IRC channel #wordpress-themes in order to
> simplify the logistics as much as possible.
> I'm not in any position to make this an official meeting of any kind,
> but there's no reason on earth that we can't just get together and do
> it!
> The model I have in mind is http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Bug_Hunts
> * This isn't a meeting with an agenda: it's a group work day. Drop in
> for as long as you're available, and get as many reviews done as you
> can during that time.
> * The goal is to crunch through as much of the queue as possible while
> helping and learning from our peers.
> * All reviewers, however new or experienced, can bring questions about
> how to handle particular issues. Absolutely no penalties for admitting
> you're stuck ;)
> * Themers, you're welcome to join in the discussion, try your hand at
> reviewing, or just lurk and learn the process. However, please *don't*
> use this time to ask about when your own theme will be done -- we're
> taking everything in queue order, and we'd most likely just encourage
> you to sign on to review a few themes.
> * For new or potential reviewers, more experienced people will try to
> help out as much as we can with getting started, working with trac,
> setting up your test environment and the like.
> I'd love to get this going as quickly as possible in order to capture
> some of the energy that's come out of these discussions lately. For
> that reason, I will be in IRC tomorrow at 1700UTC/Noon US Eastern, and
> I'd love it if we can get as many people as we can to join in, even if
> it's only for a short time -- if this turns into a regular thing, we'd
> obviously want to work out a good way to schedule and make
> announcements a bit further in advance.
> * Apologies if I've got the credit wrong -- I discovered this morning
> that half the list mail was going to my spam folder, so I've been
> following parts of the discussion completely out of order.
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