Commit Promotions

Jon Cave, who many of you know as duck_, is now a permanent committercommitter A developer with commit access. WordPress has five lead developers and four permanent core developers with commit access. Additionally, the project usually has a few guest or component committers - a developer receiving commit access, generally for a single release cycle (sometimes renewed) and/or for a specific component., joining coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. developers @koopersmith and @dd32. He has been a guest committer for the last three WordPress cycles, and continues to grace all of us with great code and a sharp eye for both code review and security (he’s often found on TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress. cleaning up my messes). He’s also a great guy and always willing to help. Twitter: @joncave.

Helen Hou-Sandí, who now simply goes by helen on Trac (and in WordCampWordCamp WordCamps 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. San Francisco keynotes), is now a guest committer for WordPress 3.6! She’s a committer with a focus area — front-end dev. She’s made a tremendous impact to WordPress core over the last year, working hard on the user interface, CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets., and accessibilityAccessibility 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). (, and running weekly meetings in #wordpress-ui. And, her code is pitch-perfect. (See what I did there, I made a music joke, since she’s also a collaborative pianist who studied at the Eastman School.) Twitter: @helenhousandi.

Congrats, both of you.