Test Team Rep: Call for Nominations for Remaining Current Term

Update: Nominations are now closed.

As announced in today’s team chat, I’ve stepped down as one of the Test Team Reps. As the next term’s elections aren’t until the end of July 2022 (i.e. new term starts 3 August 2022), the team agreed to do a nomination call to select a new 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. (to take my place) for the remainder of this current term.

What is a Team Rep?


  • They represent the team
  • Quantity: 1
  • Main tasks: administrative
  • Weekly time commitment: ~2 hours per week
  • Term: remainder of the current term, i.e. until 3 August 2022
  • Full details: read here
  • Who: see the qualifications below

A team reps is responsible for communicating on behalf of the team to the other contributor groups and teams via weekly updates and cross-team chats.

It is not called “team lead” for a reason. While the person elected as a team rep will generally come from the pool of folks that people think of as experienced leaders, remember that the team rep role is designed to change hands regularly.

Team Rep is a leadership role that is mostly administrative in nature; it is not a Lead role. Letting go of the Team Rep title is not a loss of status, just a handing off of responsibilities. Someone who is a leader in a team can lead whether they are doing the team rep job or not.

from Team Reps on Updates

What are the main tasks?

  • Posting a weekly update of the team’s activity in Updates
  • Raising any issues or red flags that other teams should be aware of or discussing
  • Keeping an eye on the moving parts of the team to be able to report for quarterly updates: team’s current top priority, most recent priority, challenges, and big win(s) (example)
  • Writing the agenda for the biweekly team chat (example)
  • Facilitating the team’s weekly meetings: e.g. test triage (example) and team chat (example)

What are the qualifications?

A rep is an active team member who is reliable and trusted, advocates for and is knowledgeable of one or more areas of testing, and wants to represent, nurture, and grow the team to serve the WordPress 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.

A rep must be committed to showing up each week and doing the weekly duties.

How Do I Nominate Someone?


Please nominate in the comments of this post. You can write a comment as simple as “I nominate @the_persons_username.” Self-nominations are welcome by leaving a comment such as “I nominate myself.”

The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, 31 May 2022, 15:00 UTC.

Each person who is nominated will be contacted to discuss qualifications and to accept or decline their nomination.

If you get nominated, please do not feel like you have to say “yes”! It’s okay for you to decline the nomination if you don’t feel like this is the right fit for any reason. “Thank you, but no thank you” 😉

How Will the Election Work?

An election will happen if there is more than one accepted nomination; else, the one accepted nomination will become the new rep. The election will be by an anonymous poll (example). The poll will remain open for 5 days.

Once the results are done, the new team rep will be announced in a post (example).

Call for Test Team Rep Nominations!

Ready? It’s time to nominate someone to serve for as our Test Team Rep for the remaining current term.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments. Happy nominating!

Props to @ironprogrammer and @boniu91 for peer review.