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  • Jen 4:50 pm on December 24, 2012 Permalink
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    Team Reps 

    Heya. Now that we know Mark will be the release lead for 3.6, on with team rep voting results. :)
    Part of why I wanted to wait was because the people with the most votes were Nacin and Jaquith, and I suspected Jaquith would be leading 3.6 (so he shouldn’t be team rep also, per earlier discussions).

    Core team reps: @nacin and @scribu. Woohoo!

    Term begins with the new year and goes through June.

  • Jen 1:34 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink
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    Went to tally team rep votes and only 9 people voted, none of whom had actually contributed to core. I
    I just re-opened the voting survey. If anyone who does actually contribute to core wants to vote for team reps, please do it today. I’ll close the voting again tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Japh 2:06 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      That’s odd. I voted, and I’ve actually contributed to core…

      • Jane Wells 2:38 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

        Can you go and vote now? If you voted before, you didn’t put your name down (which is fine, just means I can’t see which vote is yours, and none of the IP addresses are from Australia, vs being able to see your vote as from Australia for the theme team vote).

        • Japh 11:36 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ok, I’ve voted again. But I did put my name down last time, and also included my email address in Q.4

          Hopefully this second attempt went through.

        • Japh 11:38 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

          Ah, reading further I see you discovered the issue :)

    • Knut Sparhell 2:33 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Q3 is a turn off. When not an “Active member of the core team”, but have contributed to the 3.5 cycle, there is no valdi alternative.

    • Marko Heijnen 2:56 pm on December 16, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thats weird. I also voted and filled in all my information.

    • John P. Bloch 3:05 pm on December 17, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Since it was requested that people volunteer to be considered, I was waiting for more people to reply to the original announcement post. It would appear nobody threw their name in the hat, though.

  • Jen 11:45 pm on December 8, 2012 Permalink
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    Team Reps for Core Team 

    I was going to wait until after 3.5 came out to post this, but since you all have the weekend free now, might as well take advantage of it, right? Time to vote for team reps again!

    Right now there are 8 team reps for core team. Count ’em, 8! (Counting them: Boren, Jaquith, Nacin, Koop, Aaron Campbell, Scribu, DH-Shredder, and Helen). We need to whittle that down to 2 so that there’s more balance with the other contributor groups. Much simpler voting this time around: just write down the names of the two people you’d like to see as team rep. From now on we’ll be doing these votes every 6 months so we can share the responsibilities and continue to grow new leaders.

    Consider before you vote:

    • People you vote for should WANT to be the team rep, since there are responsibilities involved. People willing to do the job can help voters by leaving a comment on this post saying they are interested in being a team rep this term.
    • Team reps should not already be responsible for another group (and realistically, probably shouldn’t be the release lead, but that’s hard to guess at since the 6 months between team rep votes isn’t the same as the time frame for release cycles).

    Easy-peasy, yeah? Voting will end on December 15, so vote before then, please.

    Here’s a big, easy-to-spot link to the voting survey!

    Longer explanation of team reps, why we’re voting now, etc after the jump if you don’t know the background or weren’t around when we did team reps before.

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    • Helen Hou-Sandi 12:07 am on December 9, 2012 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Guess I’ll ask that folks not put in a vote for me. I was very flattered to be recognized the first time around, and will happily do it again in the future, but expecting a baby right around the start of April makes me a bad choice for this period :)

  • Jen 5:55 pm on April 26, 2012 Permalink
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    Team Reps 

    A few weeks ago I put up a survey for each of the contributor teams, with the goal of identifying a rep (or reps) for each contributing group. In most cases I lined up a primary rep and a backup. For core contributors it was a little different, because we have sub-groups within our group (which is also about 5 times larger than the next biggest contributor group, the theme reviewers).

    In the survey for core contributors, I asked how many reps you thought core should get to ensure that each core contrib constituency would be represented. Choices ranged from 2 to 4, in varying configurations.¬ There was no overwhelming winner for this question. There were many votes for 4, 3, and 2, though some configurations had more votes than others. I removed the votes from people who have not actually contributed to core, but it was still a pretty even split. That said, across each of the configurations, the same people tending to be chosen for the 1 and 2 spots.

    Based on the votes, I propose that the core team rep group be made up of Mark Jaquith, Andrew Nacin, Aaron Campbell, and Helen Hou-Sandi, with their backups being Ryan Boren, Daryl Koopersmith,¬ Cristi Burca (scribu), and¬ Mike Schroder (DH-Shredder) respectively.

    The primary responsibility of being a rep will be participating in a monthly chat with other contributor group reps starting in May, and communicating things between that group and this one. Backup reps can attend the chat if they wish but are not obligated to do so, unless the primary rep says they can’t make it. Since the core team will have multiple reps, we can work out details later like who’ll post what where and how to get feedback from the people they’re meant to represent.

    Thanks to everyone who participated!

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