As announced during the last weekly meeting, all WordPress Teams have been requested to start the process to select the new Team Reps. Since I’ve been Team Rep A Team Rep is a person who represents the Make WordPress team to the rest of the project, make sure issues are raised and addressed as needed, and coordinates cross-team efforts. for about 16 months now and @alexstine has been in the role for almost a year, this seems like the perfect time for us to step down, so that someone else can take up the role.
To learn more about the role, you can check the article about what it means to be a Team Rep. In summary,
Team Rep is a leadership role that is mostly administrative in nature; it is not a Lead role.
Letting go of the Team Rep title is not a loss of status, just a handing off of responsibilities.
Someone who is a leader in a team can lead whether they are doing the team rep job or not.
Traditionally, the Accessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) Team has had two Team Reps, which is really useful because it allows them to share responsibilities, divide tasks and cover each other when needed.
If you would like to be considered for the role or know someone who would be a great fit, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or others by adding a comment to this post. Remember that, if someone nominates you, but you don’t feel like accepting, you should feel more than free to say no: your nomination be considered only if you explicitly agree.
We’ll be reviewing nominations during the weekly meeting happening on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 17:00 UTC. Depending on the number of submissions, the eventual voting round will take place during the following week, with Team Reps being elected during the meeting happening on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 17:00 UTC.
If you have any questions about the Team Rep role or the nomination process, please feel free to reach out to @alexstine or me (@ryokuhi) in the comments or on Slack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/., either with a Direct Message or in the accessibility channel. Both of us have already agreed to support the new Team Reps during the transition period.
Thanks to @alexstine, who peer reviewed this post before the publication.
November 12, 2021 update
As of today, no one volunteered or nominated someone else as a possible Team Rep. Because of that, during the weekly meeting, the team agreed to extend the deadline for nomitations by one extra week.
We’ll be reviewing again nominations during the weekly meeting happening on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 17:00 UTC.