Yo. Having been repeatedly impressed by …

Yo. Having been repeatedly impressed by John O’Nolan’s contributions in the UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. group (and carrying over into writing UI patches), I’m officially deputizing him, with the blessing of the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. commit team, who have also been happy with John’s growing involvement in WordPress development. Moving forward, John will basically be project managing the UI group under my direction. For now this will include:

  • Leading the weekly UI meetings (which, by the way, I’d love to change the day/time for), including setting up the agenda and posting meeting notes just as Westi and I do on wpdevel.wordpress.comWordPress.com An online implementation of WordPress code that lets you immediately access a new WordPress environment to publish your content. WordPress.com is a private company owned by Automattic that hosts the largest multisite in the world. This is arguably the best place to start blogging if you have never touched WordPress before. https://wordpress.com/ for the weekly #wordpress-dev chats. This will include bringing up tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. tickets marked for ux-feedback, and guiding discussions about them in order to deliver feedback to the development team.
  • Heading up the GSoC projects UI stuff. This will involve matching up UI volunteers (in mini-teams) with the GSoC projects, and making sure everyone’s happy with the progress. We’re hoping to also use this as an opportunity to bring in design students to learn about contributing; kind of an unofficial summer of design/usability to go with the summer of code.

And obviously he’ll continue to contribute directly to trac tickets as he has been doing. Later on these responsibilities may be increased, decreased, changed, whatever, based on how things work out. Thank you, John, for all your hard work so far, and congratulations on your new role!