A few years back, I never thought it will become my milestone. On the day of September 4, 2014. That was the day, on which I started the first step of this milestone. On this Day, WordPress 4.0 got released and I was one of the lucky people who’s contribution got involved in this open source software.
Today, WordPress 4.9 “Tipton” is released and I have completed my ten consecutive contributions to this amazing open source software.
I used WordPress first time in life when I joined rtCamp on April 15, 2013.
From Apr 2013 to July 2014, I saw many people contributing to WordPress and those people are very experienced and talented. So the contribution to WordPress, was just the dream for me.
I was not sure, I can do this but tried and started searching the bugs in the software. It was not too much difficult task for me because searching the flaws in others one is my hobby 😉
One day, I reported my first bug with patch and that got approved and merged. I was a newbie in this field and was not much aware of technical stuff then my friend (Pranav & Chirag) helped me in creating the patch.
On the day September 4, 2014. WordPress ‘Benny’ got released and I found my name on the list. I got too much appreciation from my friends, colleagues, and management.
The journey started from this day and by luck, my tickets got included in each new version of WordPress so far. Because of love and appreciation from the community, my interest keeps increasing day by day.
After that, I wished, I could complete the full series of 4.X and today I completed 10 consecutive releases of WordPress from 4.0 to 4.9 🙂
Not satisfied with just WordPress core contributions, I got the chance to contribute to WP Meta, Polyglot team, and BuddyPress and bbPress plugins after joining BuddyBoss.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Pranav (for helping me to create patch), Chirag (how to submit ticket in WP Trac), Sumit (for teaching me Tortoise SVN, CSS and many things), Ravindra Pal (forcing me to start this 😉 ), Rahul Sir (for appreciation and feeling proud on me), BuddyBoss and rtCamp (for giving me platform).
And friends Juhi, Joshua, Abhishek and Umesh for helping me code, logic, and blah, blah, blah 😛
It was not possible without help, support of these people. If I missed someone name it is NOT intentionally.
And obviously ME 😛 (to clear a QA can also write code )
At the end, I wish, I would make some more milestone soon 🙂