It’s time to select team representatives for 2024 across the WordPress project, including the Polyglots team Polyglots Team is a group of multilingual translators who work on translating plugins, themes, documentation, and front-facing marketing copy. https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/.!
What is a 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.?
Within the WordPress project, each contributor team has a minimum of two team representatives. Often abbreviated to “team reps,” these people represent the team across the project, share key updates across all contributor teams, and generally help to support the team as a whole. You can read more about the team rep definition and expectations on the Team Reps page.
Currently, the Polyglots team has three representatives: @chaion07 @kharisblank @spiraltee
Expectations for team reps can vary from team to team. In general, Polyglots team reps help to:
- prepare for and run Polyglots weekly team chats. Currently, there’s a spreadsheet used to track who is available to run the weekly meetings, this helps to effectively split the workload.
- providing quarterly Polyglots updates to other contributor groups.
- generally representing Polyglots across the project, or in the occasional chat.
- maintain a high-level perspective and awareness on current Polyglots projects.
It is also worthy to note that;
- Experienced mentors will also be around to support the team reps.
- You also don’t have to be a team rep to weekly meetings.
- This opportunity presents the possibility for you to expand your network within the WordPress community and gain a deeper insight into how it works.
The coming year will be interesting. We’re migrating to a new chat platform; We need to figure out how to better cooperate with the various teams that deal with translations (marketing, training, documentation, tv, and to some extent – community); all locales Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/ will (hopefully) change to the new WordPress theme; the translation process may soon be changing – AI-powered tools open up quite interesting opportunities; and perhaps YOU have some ideas of how the polyglots team could make WordPress even better?
Team reps should expect to dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week to these activities. Any active Polyglots contributor can be a team rep, and we can have more than two team reps. Likewise, an existing team rep can continue in the position, as well, though having new people in these roles is encouraged!
Any active Polyglot can be a team rep, and anyone can nominate a team rep. Self-nominations are also accepted. Everyone is welcome to give some thought as to who is a good fit for this role and nominate them in the comments of this post.
Duplicate nominations are also welcome – so if someone has already shared your suggested team rep, please feel free to add your support. Likewise, while the person you’re nominating is expected to be an active Polyglots contributor, they do not have to be active in the global/international Polyglots community, so please share this post within your locale Locale = language version, often a combination of a language code and a region code, for instance es_MX denotes Spanish as it’s used in Mexico. A list of all locales supported by WordPress in https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/, too!
Nominations for Polyglots team reps will be open until January 16, 2024. Those selected as team reps will take over these responsibilities starting in January 2024 and would be in this position for the full year, until December 2024.
After the nominations close, if there are enough nominees that we need to make a selection, we would publish a poll the before the end of January, so everyone can cast their votes. Keep in mind that whoever is selected as a team rep will need to accept the role. So if someone nominates you, and you aren’t available or interested, don’t worry!
If you have any questions about the team rep role, want to learn more, or any other doubts, please share them here in the comments!