Core Team Reps for 2020+

Now that voting for CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team Reps has concluded, I’m pleased to announce that the new Core Team Reps for 2020 (and beyond) are Francesca Marano (@francina) and Jb Audras (@audrasjb)!

Francesca Marano

Francesca is the WordPress Community & Partnerships Manager at SiteGround, one of the largest independent web hosting companies where the quality of service stands above it all. Francesca is also part of the global WordPress Community Team and co-led the release of WordPress 5.3 and 5.4. One of the things she is most proud of is her blogblog (versus network, site) C+B, which helped many creative female entrepreneurs find their path throughout the years. As an accomplished educator, community leader, and public speaker, you can find her around the world talking about hosting, WordPress, community, open-source, women in tech, and small businesses.

Jb Audras

Jb hails from Ardèche, France and is currently CTO at Whodunit, a well-known French WordPress agency. He started using WordPress in 2007 and became Widgets and Menus components maintainer a few years ago. Jb served as the 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). ( 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. over the last 2 years, took the role of release leadRelease Lead The community member ultimately responsible for the Release. on half a dozen of minor releases, and helped as focus lead on WP 5.3, WP 5.4 and now on WP 5.5. When he’s not contributing to WordPress, Jb loves to listen over and over to the same good ole Neil Young songs, stare at marvelous landscapes, hiking and rock climbing.

From myself and @helen (the outgoing Core Team Reps), we’re excited to see these two wonderful contributors step up to their new role and are looking forward to a fruitful and productive year ahead for the team!