Now that voting for this year’s Community Team reps has concluded, I’m pleased to announce that the new Community Team reps for 2020 are Mary Job (@mariaojob) and Cami Kaos (@camikaos)!
Mary hails from Lagos, Nigeria. She started using WordPress about 7 years ago, and has been involved in organising her local WordPress community meetup Meetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook. group since 2016. Not only that, but she has been the primary catalyst for the explosive growth of WordPress community events all across Nigeria, offering countless hours of ongoing support to local organisers. She has also spoken at a number of WordCamps around the world and has served as a community deputy since 2017. Mary brings a passion and fervour to her work on the Community Team that is matched by few others. You can read more about her journey with tech and WordPress on HeroPress and her profile page.
Cami needs no introduction to those who have been involved in WordPress community events program for a while. A resident of Portland, OR, Cami has served as an integral member of the WordCamp Central Website for all WordCamp activities globally. https://central.wordcamp.org includes a list of upcoming and past camp with links to each. team since 2013 where she has assisted hundreds, if not thousands, of local organisers in bringing their event ideas to life. While she has been such an active member of the team for so many years, it is very exciting to now have her serving in the role of Community 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. so she can bring her trademark insight, understanding, and wisdom to new areas of the team. You can read more about Cami’s journey on HeroPress and her profile page.
From myself and @francina (the outgoing Community Team reps), we’re excited to see these two wonderful women step up to their new role and are looking forward to a fruitful and productive year ahead for the team!