Nomination for Training Team Reps 2023

This post kicks off the call for Training team reps. See also: Team Rep Nominations, 2022

The Role

Each team has one or more representatives (reps). Team reps are responsible for communicating on behalf of their team to other contributor teams. They represent the team, collaborate with other teams, raise, manage and address any issues. This role averages two to five hours per week in team organizational duties.

In 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, each team has on average one or two representatives, abbreviated as reps. Some teams have more than two.

Historically with the Training team, the 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. duration was around two years, though some reps stuck around longer if there was a particularly good fit.

Anyone who serves as a “team rep” is responsible for communicating on behalf of the Training team to the other contributor groups via weekly updates, as well as occasional cross-team chats.  Reps are also consulted on Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/., helping find someone within the Training team attending an event who can help lead a Training table.  Full details on the Team Rep role is on the Team Update site.

It is not called “team lead” for a reason.  It’s an administrative role. While people elected as team reps 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..

Here are the main tasks:

  • Publish an update on make.wordpress.org/updates, suggested as a weekly post
    • X-post to Support, Marketing, and Community teams at the end of each sprint (when new content is on LearnWP)
  • Draft the weekly agenda, including reviewing the happenings 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/. over the past week.
    • Nice to have: welcome new channel members during team meeting
  • Conduct weekly Slack meetings
  • Recruit contributors to facilitate portions of the meeting
  • Recruit contributors for meeting recap notetaking
  • Review drafts of recap notes
  • Assist in drafting a post for any Contributor Days

The Election Process

We will follow the same process as other teams, dates may differ slightly.

Nominations

Nominations are now open and remain open until December 2, 2022, at 12:00 UTC. Please add your nominations as a comment on this post. You can nominate yourself or someone else if you think they are a great fit.

Elections

We will review the nominations at our team meeting on December 6, 2022. If there are more than 3 nominations, we will organize a poll to select the Team Reps.

If we need to have a poll, this will be open until December 16, 2022 at 12:00 UTC .

Announcements

We will announce the results at the next team meeting on December 6, 2022. If there are more than 3 nominations, we will announce the results at the December 20, 2022 team meeting.

If you have any questions, please ask in the comments!

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