Hunt Bugs with Team WordPressIt's that time again. WordPress (news, site) is just a little ways away from releasing their 2.9 milestone and they need all the help they can get to exterminate the lingering pests.

Everyone is invited to join in on the two scheduled massacres. The first is November 5-7 (WordPress is stretching this one through the weekend to accommodate as many schedules as possible) and the second will take place November 14-16. Want to kill vermin right alongside Mark Jaquith? Head over to WordCamp NYC (which coincides with the second hunt) and visit the special Hacker Room, a location set up for developers to visit and work on 2.9 bug tickets together.

There are 3 ways in which to participate:

  • Test: Review all the patches that need testing by reviewing WordPress' report here. Jot your results in the comments section for all to review.
  • Fix: WordPress has also provided a report for bugs that need patches. They encourage you to target the ones that seem like they'd wreak the most havoc or would have the biggest impact once fixed.
  • Report: If you find a brand new bug, create a ticket.

New to the bug hunt process? Don't worry, WordPress believes in equal opportunity. Check out the process for becoming part of the team here