Welcome to the very first Photo Directory 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. nominations! The WordPress Photo Directory is a directory of free, WordPress community-powered, CC0-licensed photographs. Photo Directory Team members moderate photos, maintain and improve the directory site, and provide resources that enable photo contributors. In this first year, team reps will help build the foundation for Photo Directory’s exciting future.
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 one or two (or more!) representatives, abbreviated as “reps”. The Photo Directory Team is hoping to bring on at least two team reps who can commit to the role for a full calendar year.
As a reminder, it is not called “team lead” for a reason. Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of the group to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional chats.
This role does have a time commitment attached to it, at least one hour a week. The main tasks include:
- Setting the time for Photo Directory team meetings/chats
- Running those chats
- Writing and posting recaps
- Providing reports for quarterly updates
- Helping to establish and build Photo Directory team practices, especially in this first year
How Photo Directory Team Rep elections work
Following the excellent example of fellow Make teams, the Photo Directory team is planning these steps:
- Call for Nominations: Anyone can nominate a Photo Directory team rep! The deadline is Friday, March 4.
- Voting for Team Reps: A poll for voting will be available on Tuesday, March 8, and will stay open until Tuesday, March 22. After that, the new team reps will be announced!
Call for Photo Directory Team Rep nominations!
Please nominate people for Photo Directory team rep in the comments of this post by Friday, March 4. Self-nominations are welcome.
If you would like to nominate someone in private, please reach out to @angelasjin.
Remember, a best practice before nominating someone is to check in with them first! If you are nominated, you do not have to say yes. Only people who respond positively to a nomination will be added to the poll, so please feel free to decline if you don’t feel that being team rep is the right fit for any reason.
If you have any questions, please do ask those in the comments!