Behind the scenes of WordPress there are dozens of people spending hundreds of hours a week keeping the WordPress community humming. There are many ways to contribute to WordPress but following the 2.0 release a lot more emphasis has been placed on the development and testing side.
We recently decided to split WordPress up into logical divisions and allow people to volunteer to help out with particular sections, be it as an organizer, a tester, or a coder. You can view the various sections and sign up to help with one on the Codex. In a week we’ll begin contacting the various rockstars who volunteer to coordinate and organize everybody.