Time for a New Team Rep

The time has come again for WordPress community contributor groups to select new Team Reps. The Theme Review Team is looking for someone not a member of the admin group to take on this role.

What is a 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.? What would you be getting yourself into? Essentially, the Team Rep is a PR/communication role. The primary duties of the Team Rep are to post regular team updates on the Make/Updates site (the Theme Review Team posts updates each Monday, and we auto-generate the stats we report), and to act as a liaison between the Theme Review Team and the other community contributor groups. There are infrequent meetings (IRC or Google Hangouts), since sometimes communication is easier outside of the written-only medium of a P2P2 P2 or O2 is the term people use to refer to the Make WordPress blog. It can be found at https://make.wordpress.org/. blog.

Here’s how Jen describes the role:

  • The job description is to post updates and to be a liaison between your team and the rest of the contributor groups via this site. There are a lot of weekly updates, but not so much liaising. When I’ve posted things for comment, it has appeared that people are responding based on their own opinion rather than getting their team’s group opinion and relating it back.

So that’s really it: the Team Rep facilitates communication with other community contributor groups. It really is a great way to contribute without taking on the added stress, responsibility, and commitment of a team leadership role.

Ideally, we would have two: a primary and an alternate; but since @emiluzelac and I have covered both roles since the inception of the Team Reps idea, I’m sure we could continue to cover the alternate rep role should we not find two people interested in stepping up.

Interested? Post comments or  questions below, and discuss!

Edit: if you’re thinking about volunteering, please include your TracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. Username in your comment. I know most of the reviewers primarily by Trac Username, which isn’t always the same as your display name here. 🙂