Team rep nomination/vote

As discussed in the weekly developer meeting, core contributorsCore Contributors Core contributors are those who have worked on a release of WordPress, by creating the functions or finding and patching bugs. These contributions are done through Trac. need to select a representative for the WordPress “team reps.”

There should ideally be two reps: a primary and a secondary/backup.

Primary duties are to post an update weekly on make/updates mentioning what we’re up to (you know, building coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.), and to meet monthly in IRCIRC Internet Relay Chat, a network where users can have conversations online. IRC channels are used widely by open source projects, and by WordPress. The primary WordPress channels are #wordpress and #wordpress-dev, on with the representatives from other teams (only one of the two reps need to attend). I would look through that blogblog (versus network, site) to get an idea of expectations, and also the minutes from last month’s meeting.

Sometimes other teams will be working on something that affects core (or core should know about it), at which point you are in a perfect position to make sure communication lines are open. Thus, anything that comes up in updates or meetings that other core developers need to know about or act on should be communicated back to the rest of the contributors. This would occur ostensibly during the weekly core dev IRC meeting, or potentially posting to make/core (this blog) for feedback as necessary.

Qualities needed: knowledge of core and core development processes; dedication to following TracTrac An open source project by Edgewall Software that serves as a bug tracker and project management tool for WordPress., commit activity, IRC meetings, and make/core; strong communication skills; and an excess of patience.

A rep will serve for three months. After three months, they should be in a position to help pick someone to succeed them, probably in the form of nominating a few people to the group. We should be able to keep this pretty chill; this isn’t meant to be something that requires a board of election supervisors.

The current reps are me and Mike Schroder (@DH-Shredder). Mike and I would not mind continuing our duties, if only because we like to test our own patience/sanity. But we are also happy to step back if someone else wants to step up.

So, to nominate yourself or someone else, please fill out this very simple survey by the end of day Friday (today).