A lot of time has gone by – we’re in November now! That means the community team representative for 2022 @megabyterose and myself @samsuresh will soon be leaving the post, and we need to find an amazing new representative to take charge for 2023.
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. Role
In the WordPress open 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 have historically had two reps who are asked 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 rep 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 Community Team meetings
- Run the chat
- Write the recap and post it in
- Keep an eye on the moving parts of the team and provide reports for quarterly updates.
Over the year, the team can decide to add one or two people to help, depending on how much work there is. For now, let’s get us two new reps!
How Community Team Rep elections work
Following our election process last year, the Community team is planning on these key steps:
Anyone can nominate a Community team rep! Self-nominations are welcome too. To nominate someone or yourself, please comment in this post. If you would like to nominate someone in private, please reach out to @samsuresh , @megabyterose or @_dorsvenabili.
Nomination Open: 10 November 2022
Nomination Closes: 23 November 2022
We will only add people who respond positively to a nomination to the poll, so feel free to decline a nomination if you don’t feel like this is the right fit for any reason.
As soon as nominations are closed, we will open voting by a new blog post. Community members can vote to select new Community Team Reps.
Voting Open: 30 November 2022
Voting Closes: 16 December 2022
We will then be able to announce our new team reps before the end of 2022!
Please nominate people for Community team rep in the comments of this post or via private message by 23 Nov 2022.
Finally, if you have any questions, please also feel free to ask in the comments.