The Test Team helps manage testing and triage across the WordPress ecosystem. They focus on user testing of the editing experience and WordPress dashboard, replicating and documenting bug reports, and supporting a culture of review and triage across the project.
Update: Nominations for the 2022-2023 cycle are now closed.
A little over a year has passed since the last annual Test Team Rep nomination cycle, and it’s been over two months since an interim acting rep was elected. It’s time again to nominate the Test Team Reps who will serve for the next 12 months 🗓.
This Call for Nominations is open until 2022-08-26 12:00. Please leave a comment identifying your nominee(s) before then.
For a quick refresher of 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. roles across the project, please see the Team Reps post on Team Updates.
Reps in the Test Team perform primary and secondary (or backup) duties to help support team chats, make updates to the team’s blog and handbook, remove blockers, keep a pulse on team objectives, and promote testing opportunities within the WordPress project.
As a reminder, Reps are not called “team leads” for a reason. While people elected as Team Reps will generally come from the pool of folks that people think of as experienced leaders, the Team Rep role is designed to change hands regularly.
Test Team Rep duties include:
- Write weekly Test Team Update posts, and post to Team Updates.
- Write weekly Week in Test posts, and post to Make WordPress Test.
- Write agenda for bi-weekly
- Run alternating weekly
<test-triage>(example) sessions in #core-test.
<test-chat>session recaps, and post to Make WordPress Test.
- Help raise awareness for testing needs, especially for upcoming releases.
- Raise issues or red flags that other teams should be aware of or discussing.
- Participate in quarterly update progress reports (example).
These duties are shared between the primary and secondary Reps (see Rep Responsibilities on the Team Rep page).
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 better 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.
Test Team Reps must be committed to showing up and performing regular duties, and should expect a time commitment of at least 2-4 hours per week. Reps serve for a term of one year.
How Test Team Elections Work
Step 1: Call for Nominations 📣
The first step is to reach out to the community with a Call for Nominations (this post!)
Please nominate in the comments of this post. You can write a comment as simple as “I nominate @the_persons_username.” Self-nominations are also welcome by leaving a comment such as “I nominate myself.”
Private nominations can be submitted by contacting
@Piotrek Boniu or
@ironprogrammer in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/..
If you’ve been nominated, please accept or decline the nomination as a reply to the same comment.
⏰ The deadline for nominations is 2022-08-26 12:00.
After the deadline, each nominee will be contacted to discuss qualifications and to confirm their acceptance of the 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!” 😉
Step 2: Vote for Team Reps 🗳
An election will happen only if there are more than two accepted nominations within the nomination period; otherwise the nominees will become the new Test Team Reps.
If held, the election will be conducted by an anonymous poll (example). The poll will remain open for 2 weeks.
Step 3: Announce Team Reps 🎉
Once uncontested nominations have been accepted, or in the event of an election the voting period has passed, the new Test Team Reps will be announced in a post (example).
Time to Nominate!
Are you ready? It’s time to nominate folks to serve as our Test Team Reps for the new term! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments.
Props to @hellofromtonya for review of this post.