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New year means new Team Representatives for the Community Team! We had an open call for nominations and vote least year, whose results I am eager to share.
Last year @kcristiano and myself acted as a reps for the team – it was a though year for all of us, but we are so grateful for all the contributions everyone made towards the team. Thank you!
But onto this year and the announcement… drum roll 🥁🥁🥁
The Community Team Representatives for 2022 are Sam Suresh (@samsuresh) and Hari Shanker (@harishanker). Both are big hearted individuals and active community contributors. With Kevin, we are more than happy to pass the torch to them!
A technology instructor from Kuala Lumpur first discovered WordPress in 2010. Since then Sam has joined the WordPress project as a meetupMeetupMeetup 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. and WordCampWordCampWordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organizer. Currently Sam contributes to the WordPress Global Community TeamGlobal Community TeamA group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. as a deputyProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook.. Sam is the CEO of ModernLMS and co-founded MU DOT MY PLT. Sam likes to challenge himself with new adventures and he completed his 5 KM open water swimming in 2018!
A resident of Kochi, India. WordPress has been an integral part of Hari’s life since 2006, when he first discovered it as a college student. His passion for WordPress led him to a fledgling career around the software, and eventually ushered him into the community. After contributing to the Indian WordPress community as a Meetup and a WordCamp organizer for over four years, Hari joined the team of Sponsored Community DeputiesProgram SupporterCommunity Program Supporters (formerly Deputies) are a team of people worldwide who review WordCamp and Meetup applications, interview lead organizers, and keep things moving at WordCamp Central. Find more about program supporters in our Program Supporter Handbook. at Automattic in 2020 April, and has been contributing full-time to the Global WordPress Community Team, ever since. As a Community Team representative, Hari aims to collaborate with team members to work on impactful programs and projects while maintaining transparency and openness.
What are team reps?
In the WordPress open sourceOpen SourceOpen Source denotes software for which the original source code is made freely available and may be redistributed and modified. Open Source **must be** delivered via a licensing model, see GPL. project, each team has one or two (or more!) representatives, abbreviated as “reps”. Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of the group to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional chats.
As a reminder, it is not called “team lead” for a reason. While the people elected as team reps will generally come from the pool of folks that people think of as experienced leaders, the team repTeam RepA 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. role is designed to change hands regularly.
Community Event Supporters, Program Supporters, and Program Managers are a team of people from all over the world who support WordPress community events. They mentor, review applications, interview lead organizers, and generally keep events moving.