It’s time to select team representatives for 2023 across the WordPress project, including the Support team!
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 and in last year’s announcement.
Currently, the Support team has one representative: @sterndata. Previous reps include @andrea_r, @clorith, @macmanx, and @ipstenu.
Expectations for team reps can vary from team to team. In general, Support team reps help to:
- prepare for and run Support weekly team chats
- providing as-required updates to other contributor groups
- generally representing Support across the project, or in the occasional chat
- maintain a high-level perspective and awareness on current Support projects
Team reps should expect to dedicate 1 to 2 hours per week to these activities. Any active Support 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 Support person 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.
Nominations for Support team reps will be open until December 1, 2022. Those selected as team reps will take over these responsibilities starting in January 2023 and would be in this position for the full year, until December 2023.
After the nominations close, if there are enough nominees that we need to make a selection, I will publish a poll the in the Support meeting on December 1, so everyone can cast their votes. We’ll keep the polls open for 24 hours. 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!