Nominations for Hosting Team Reps 2024

This post kicks off the election process with nominations to replace the current HostingHosting A web hosting service is a type of Internet hosting service that allows individuals and organizations to make their website accessible via the World Wide Web. Team Reps. Current Team Reps are @amykamala, @Crixu, @jessibelle, and @javiercasares.

The Role

In the WordPress open-source project, each team has on average one or two representatives, abbreviated as Reps. This year important is to also reflect on the Team Reps position in light of the discussions that happened during the Community Summit in August. 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. represents the team to the wider Make project, and the project to the Hosting Team.

The reason we have multiple Team Reps is that one can take responsibility for the duties during the first half of the term while the other provides backupBackup A backup is a copy of computer data taken and stored elsewhere so that it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event. Backups can be used to recover data after its loss from data deletion or corruption, or to recover data from an earlier time. Backups provide a simple form of disaster recovery., and that in the 2nd half of the term, the backup rep will take the primary responsibility. This means about 3 months learning the ropes, and about 3 months as the primary team rep. In the past years we always had four reps to better cover various time zones, with two reps for the AMER region and two reps for the APAC/EMEA region. This year we’re open for discussion of the teams wether we continue with this or if the team decides to go ahead with two reps in total. In any case we welcome anyone who contributes to the team by preparing and running meetings, running a 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. table or contributing on our projects – you don’t need to be a rep for that.

It’s 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. As a Team Rep, you’re accountable to “get things done” within the team and aggregate ideas into doable actions.

This role has a time commitment attached to it. Not a huge amount, it’s at least three hours a week. Here are the main tasks:

  • Post the agenda, host the chats, and summarize them.
  • Keeping an eye on the moving parts of the team to be able to report for quarterly updates.

Full details on the Team Rep role is on the Team Update site.

How the election works

Please nominate people in the comments of this post, DM an existing Team Rep or fill out this survey anonymously. Self-nominations are welcome. The deadline is November 21st, 2023 at 23:59 UTC.

Once the nomination window is closed, we will open a poll for voting. It will stay open for about two weeks. The new reps will start their role on January 1st, 2024.

If you want to nominate someone in private, please reach out to one of the Team Reps. Current Team Reps are @amykamala, @Crixu, @jessibelle, and @javiercasares on SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at

Disclaimer: if you get nominated, please don’t feel like you have to say yes. The polls will only include the names of the people who are responding positively to a nomination. So feel free to reply with a “Thank you, but no, thank you”.

If you require supplemental information, please feel free to ask in the comments, we will be happy to reply. Please also include your opinion on the “two vs. four team reps” proposal.