This post kicks off the formal election process with a call for nominations for the 2024 Core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Team Reps. For 2023, Tonya Mork (@hellofromtonya) and Abha Thakor (@webcommsat) have served as the elected Core Team Reps.
In the WordPress open 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. For the historians out there, the roles goes way back to 2012.
Historically with the Core team, the team 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 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 https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., where they help to find someone within the Core team who will be at an event who can lead a Core table. Full details on the Team Rep role can be found 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 of at least a one or two hours a week.
The main tasks include:
- posting the weekly devchat agenda, hosting the chats, and summarizing them (which can include writing and encouraging others to contribute to the summaries). More details on coordinating devchat are available in the Core handbook.
- writing regular Core team recaps and posting it in the Updates blog (versus network, site).
- writing the Week in Core post. In 2023, this has been kindly continued to be done with thanks to previous team rep @audrasjb.
- keeping a watch on the moving parts of the team to report for quarterly updates (example).
How the election works
Please nominate people in the comments of this post. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline is 14 December 2023 at 23:59 UTC.
After that, a poll will be opened for voting. It will stay open for two weeks and close on 15 December 2023 at 23:59 UTC. The new reps will start their role in January 2024.
Disclaimer: if you are nominated, please don’t feel like you have to agree to say yes. The election poll will only include the names of the people who have agreed to be nominated. So feel free to reply with a “Thank you, but no thank you”.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments or speak to the current team reps. Finally for reference, these are the 2020, 2021 and 2022 nomination posts.
Thanks to @hellofromtonya and @marybaum for reviewing this post.