Every web developer has made his or her own CMS, possibly even several times. Alone or in a team. What is often underestimated is the time and energy needed to maintain and improve everything once a website works with the CMS. In the meantime, a number of large Content Management Systems have become established. One of them is WordPress, which supports about 30% of the most popular websites.
WordPress is known for its user-friendly backend and the many plugins that give you the opportunity to create all kinds of websites with WordPress. Where this used to be a real blog engine, it has evolved into a flexible platform to build all kinds of websites. Another strength of WordPress is the large community that works together to make WordPress better. This is not just about programming! There are so many tasks to do that make WordPress what it is today. The power of a platform like WordPress is, in my opinion, determined by the community that contributes to WordPress.
How can I help?
Anyone can become a member of the WordPress community in order to work on it and thus improve the platform. This is free and strongly encouraged. You don’t have to be able to program, there are so many other tasks you can use your knowledge and skills for. This can range from supporting other users to development and marketing. You will have to find out which aspect of the community suits you best. This depends not only on your knowledge, but if possible even more on what makes you happy!
The WordPress community is divided into several teams, with each team focusing on a specific part of the development and promotion of WordPress. Below you will find a selection of teams:
Themes: assess and approve the themes submitted in the WordPress Theme repository
Plugins: review and approve the plugins submitted in the WordPress Plugin repository.
Training: make downloadable lesson plans and related material for teachers
Test: test, document and report on the WordPress user experience
The complete list of all existing teams can be found on the Make WordPress website.
Why am I putting that list here? To show that WordPress is about much more than just programming. Of course, without code there will be no WordPress, but you can use your knowledge perfectly in many other areas.
In addition to your knowledge, the time available is also an important factor in determining how you can participate in WordPress. I am convinced that you will be able to contribute when you can spend 15 minutes! Maybe let’s start with translations?
The second weekend of June, traditionally the 24 Hours of Le Mans will take place. It’s already the 87th edition of the mythical automobile endurance race. On the Circuit de la Sarthe (13,6 km), 62 cars will compete in 4 classes.
Just like last year, Toyota will be the only factory teams in LMP1. The rest of the teams are private teams without the budget and support of a major car manufacturer. In LMP2 and both GT classes, there’s a lot competition! So there’s a lot to look for.
This year, there are some small changes to the regulations. Both changes have to do with safety cars.
Full course yellow
When an incident on track occurs, sending our safety cars (3!) is a complex procedure, so race directors try to launch this procedure only when needed. Safety cars can also impact race results. To keep the impact as low as possible, a new procedure for smaller incidents can be invoked: Full course yellow.
The procedure is similar to the “Code 60”, used in other races. When Full course yellow is started, all cars on track may not exceed the speed of 80 km/h. The main difference between Full course yellow and the classic safety cars, is the gaps between competing cars will stay more or less the same. While safety cars will group the competing cars, which impacts the gaps.
Pitlane & Safety car
When safety cars are deployed, the pitlane is closed until a safety car has passed and the car can rejoin after that safety car. If you are in the pitlane when safety cars are deployed and you’re chasing the leading car, you have a disadvantage when the pitlane gets closed while you were in it before the safety cars enter. From this year on, cars that were in the pitlane can rejoin the race.
This is only the timing involving the cars or drivers, not entertainment or scrutineering
A Spotter guide is an easy to use overview of all cars and as much information as possible (team, drivers, …) As you can see above with a real example explained. My guess, you should print it on A3 paper format?