Hallway Hangout: Editor Tech Lead role 101

Serving as Editor Tech Co-leads for WordPress 6.0, @zieladam and @gziolo not only shipped our most polished version of the BlockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. Editor so far, but they also walked the extra mile to automate a lot of the legwork involved in the process 🎉

For WordPress 6.1, @czapla and @bernhard-reiter will be the Editor Tech Co-leads. Since it is a first for both of them, their predecessors have graciously agreed to walk them through the process.

As this knowledge might be valuable to others – especially future generations of Editor Tech Leads – @annezazu suggested turning this into a public Hallway Hangout that will be recorded and shared. Yours truly, serving as Co-release Coordinator in both 6.0 and 6.1, will join this merry band to facilitate.

In a nutshell, we will be covering the following topics from an Editor Tech Lead perspective:

  • Major versions vs. Minor versions
  • Minor version release process
  • Major version release process

If you’re interested in joining, the Hallway Hangout will happen on 2022-08-11 12:00; a Zoom link will be shared in the #core-editor SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel before starting. We’d be especially interested to hear from previous Editor Tech Leads about their experience and advice! However, everybody is welcome to join to get a glimpse of the ins and outs of the Editor Tech Lead role and, who knows, maybe volunteer in a future release squad !💥

The recorded session will be added to this post once it’s ready.

Edit on August 12th: Recording is available.

Attendees: @bernhard-reiter, @bph, @czapla, @gziolo, @priethor, @hellofromtonya, @zieladam

Resources shown in the video:

Thanks to @bernhard-reiter for coauthoring and reviewing this post.

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