Community Team Reps: Submit your Votes

In November, the Community team opened up nominations for new Community team reps for 2021. The poll is now open and ready for your vote!

What are team reps?

In the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open 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”. On the Community team, we ask reps to commit to the role for a full calendar year.

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 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. role is designed to change hands regularly.

This role does have a time commitment attached to it, at least one hour a week. The main tasks include:

  • Writing the agenda for the biweekly chat (example)
  • Run the chat (example)
  • Write the recap and post it in Updates
  • Keep an eye on the moving parts of the team and provide reports for quarterly updates (example).

Over the year, the team can decide to add one or two people to help, depending on how much work there is. For now, the Community team would like to elect two team reps for 2021. 

Where can I vote?

You can vote in the public poll here. You can vote for up to two people at the same time, but once you have submitted your vote you won’t be able to vote again.

This poll will remain open until Tuesday, December 22, after which team reps will be selected based on the votes received.

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Community Team goals for 2021: share your suggestions!

In January of this year, the global community teamGlobal Community Team A group of community organizers and contributors who collaborate on local events about WordPress — monthly WordPress meetups and/or annual conferences called WordCamps. posted a request for suggestions for 2020 goals that saw a lot of substantive ideas and suggestions. Of course, this year turned out to be nothing like anyone expected, and COVID-19 forced us to entirely change the way we support the WordPress community. With in person events still on hold, and the brand new Learn WordPress platform being live, it seems timely to start the discussion on 2021 goals. 

If you’d like to see past brainstorming posts, we have them from 2020, 2018, 2017, and 2016.

Please consider this an open thread for suggestions about what this team ought to focus on and/or try to accomplish in 2021. As in past years, you are welcome to suggest ideas that have already been suggested in the past, or to propose things that are entirely new!

We will leave this post open for comments until Monday, December 14 to give everyone time to make their suggestions. After that, we will summarize all suggestions (example) and discuss as a group to set our priorities. If you would like to help summarize the suggestions, please reach out to @angelasjin on the Making WP SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at!

What do you think the global community team should or could work on, to help further our mission to connect WordPress enthusiasts, inspire people to do more with WordPress, and contribute to the WordPress open sourceOpen Source Open 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, in 2021? 

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Learn WordPress course planning

In order to make sure Learn WordPress is ready for a full launch, we need to work towards publishing content as soon as possible that can empower WordPress users to learn relevant and valuable skills. The best way to do that is by compiling courses that target specific learning outcomes. I proposed this on GitHub, so check that out for a deeper explanation of the data structure for this.

In this post, I’d like to explore some course outlines that we could use on Learn WordPress. For a full launch later this year, we need to have a minimum of two complete courses published on the site.

Alongside the course outlines below there are links to existing docs and lesson plans that could be used for people to record the workshops, as well as currently available workshops in some cases. The existing lesson plans and documentation make it very easy for anyone to record a workshop on the topic with minimal effort.

The course & workshop names aren’t set in stone – they’re just from initial brainstorming and this can all be evolved over time.

The feedback needed here is:

  1. Is there anything you would add/change about the course outlines listed here?
  2. Are there any additional courses you can think of that would be good to include?
  3. Which two courses should we make sure to have ready before we do a full, marketed launch of Learn WordPress before the end of 2020?
  4. Are there any workshops that you would like to be involved in creating/recording? If a lesson plan exists, then the workshop is simply using that as your script to record the workshop.

Please read through the proposed courses and outlines below and leave your feedback in the comments!

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