Announcement: Photo Directory Team Reps 2022

Following the call for nominations and voting, we now have our new Team Representatives for the Make Photo Directory team for 2022

The WordPress Photo Directory is a new 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. Because the Photo Directory is brand new, our team reps will help build the foundation for Photo Directory’s exciting future. As such, it was decided that we start with three team reps. 

Without further ado, our Photo Directory Team Reps for 2022 are Marcus Burnette (@mdburnette), Katie Richards (@katiejrichards), and Topher DeRosia (@topher1kenobe)

Marcus Burnette

Marcus Burnette is a designer, web developer, amateur photographer, podcast host, and virtual event moderator. As part of the GoDaddy Pro Events and Community Team, Marcus is passionate about helping agencies and freelancers build eCommerce sites for clients with GoDaddy’s premium WordPress and WooCommerce platforms.

Katie Richards

Katie likes to say she came into WordPress backward by getting involved in the WordPress community first and using and contributing to open sourceOpen 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 second. She admits she is a type-A person who enjoys creating systems and structure and has decided to use those skills for the good of the open web in her daily work at Pantheon, and with the Diverse Speaker Training working group (#WPDiversity). When not at a computer, Katie enjoys reading (nothing self-improving), learning about architecture, and watching the sunset from her backyard.

Topher DeRosia

Topher has been a WordPress user since 2010, and has contributed to the project in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress., plugins, WordCampWordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. organization, translation, MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on will help you find options in your area. organization, documentation, and a variety of other things. His favorite type of photography is macro photography.

Please join me in congratulating Marcus, Katie, and Topher! 🎉

What are team reps? 

In the WordPress open source 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.