Introducing: Test Team Reps for 2023-2024

Following this year’s nominations and voting period, we are pleased to announce our new Test Team Reps for the 2023-2024 term! 🎉 Join us in welcoming Pooja Derashri and Ankit K Gupta to represent the Test team!

Election Results | Detailed Results

Pooja Derashri (@webtechpooja)

Pooja got involved with WordPress in 2013 as a developer. In 2015, she co-founded WPVibes, a pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development company. It was in 2017 when she attended her first 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., started getting involved in the WordPress community, and started her contribution journey.

Within the project, she has served as Co-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. of the Training Team for the 2022 & 2023 term. She has been a noteworthy contributor to the WordPress 6.1 release. She is part of the release squad for 6.3 as Test Co-lead and 6.4 as Test Lead. She is also GTEGeneral Translation Editor General Translation Editor – One of the polyglots team leads in a geographic region Further information at of Hindi locale and co-organizer of Ajmer WordPress 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..

Pooja’s dedication to WordPress was acknowledged with the Kim Parsell Scholarship, granting her the opportunity to attend WCUS 2022. However, she couldn’t attend the event due to visa issues. In 2023, she was one of the organizers of the inaugural WordCamp Asia.

Pooja lives in Ajmer, a beautiful city in Rajasthan, India. Beyond her WordPress endeavors, she enjoys gardening, exploring new places, and listening to music.

You can read more about Pooja on her profile page.

Ankit K Gupta (@ankit-k-gupta)

Ankit holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Applications, a testament to his dedication to the field of technology. His journey in the tech world commenced as a computer lecturer at a prominent college in Delhi. However, driven by his unwavering passion, Ankit made a pivotal career move in 2013, transitioning into Software Quality Engineering. Currently, Ankit serves as a Lead QA with the 10up OSP team.

Ankit’s professional mission revolves around ensuring a bug-free and user-friendly experience for everyone within the WordPress community.

His dedication to this mission has led him to become a coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. contributor to WordPress for an impressive ten consecutive versions, spanning from WordPress 4.0 to WordPress 4.9 and continuing into the 5.X and 6.X release series.

Beyond core contributions, Ankit has contributed to various releases of BuddyPress, bbPressbbPress Free, open source software built on top of WordPress for easily creating forums on sites., Translation, WordPress Docs, and WordPress metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. sites. Furthermore, he holds the roles of editor and locale manager within the Hindi WordPress Polyglot team.

Outside of the professional realm, Ankit’s enthusiasm extends to sharing his knowledge and experience with others. He has been a speaker at numerous WordCamps and meet-ups centered around WordPress and Quality Assurance.

When he’s not immersed in the world of technology, Ankit cherishes quality time with his family. His leisure activities include embarking on long drives, exploring new places, and capturing the beauty of the world through his camera.

You can read more about Ankit on his profile page.

Congratulations 🥳 to our new reps! I look forward to supporting their move into the team rep role.

Props @webtechpooja and @costdev for peer review of this post.