Wyatt Winters | Saving the world one computer at a time


2015 03 05

Team Proposal

Name Email Role
Wyatt Winters wxw7813@rit.edu Lead Writer
Caleb Coffie csc6972@rit.edu Lead Researcher

Which Entity did your team choose to profile?


Description of the Organization?

Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company's name plays on its founder's first name, Matt. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automattic)

Description of the project?

WordPress is a free and open-source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. Features include a plugin architecture and a template system. WordPress was used by more than 23.3% of the top 10 million websites as of January 2015. WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress)

Describe each team member's role?

Organization/Project Source Code Repository URL?

List your upstream Mentor's below:

None as of yet. We still will need to make contact with someone on their Slack. Currently waiting for an Invite. How will you communicate with them? (i.e. IRC Channel, Email Addresses, mail lists, issue trackers, etc...)

Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/ IRC(old): #wordpress @ freenode

What do you anticipate the easy parts will be?

What do you anticipate the hard parts will be?

How will you overcome both?

The only way to overcome the large hurdles will be to just keep going with the work. Over time many of the confusing parts should be cleared up. We can also contact fellow classmates if we have problems and they might be able to help out.

If something goes wrong, what contingencies do you have in place?

The only thing that I think might go wrong is a lack of information. To overcome this we can attempt to make contact with those involved in the projects and see if they're able to shed some light on the remaining information.

When will your group meet regularly outside of class time?

10:30 AM Tues / Thurs.

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