Core Team Reps for 2023: Submit Your Votes

Two weeks ago we opened up nominations for new CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team Reps to replace @marybaum and me. Nominations have closed, so now it’s time for voting!

You can find the poll below. Since we’re aiming to elect two reps, you can vote for up to two people.

What Are Team Reps?

In the WordPress open sourceOpen 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 on average one or two representatives, abbreviated as reps. Some teams have more than two, but for the sake of sanity sticking with two for now keeps things simpler. And for the historians out there, the role goes way back to 2012.

Historically with the Core team, the 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. duration was around a year, though some reps stuck around longer if there was a particularly good fit.

Anyone who serves as a “team rep” is responsible for communicating on behalf of the Core team to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional cross-team chats. Reps are also consulted on Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus., to help find someone on the Core team who will be at an event who can help lead a Core table.  Full details on the Team Rep role is on the Team Update site.

It is not called “team lead” for a reason.  It’s an administrative role. While 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 has a time commitment attached to it. Not a huge amount, but it’s at least one or two hours a week.

Here are the main tasks:

Then… let’s get ourselves two new reps!

Where Can I Vote?

You can vote for up to two people at the same time, but once you have submitted your vote you won’t be able to vote again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. @marybaum and I will be happy to reply. Thanks!

This poll will remain open until Friday, December 16, 2022 at 23:59 UTC, after which team reps will be chosen based on the votes received.

Co-authored by @audrasjb and @marybaum.