In the WordPress open-source project, each team has team representatives, abbreviated as reps. It’s time again to nominate the next round of Training Team Reps. (For a quick refresher of Team 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 WordPress project, see the Team Reps post on Team Updates.)
Historically, with the Training team, the team rep duration was around two years, and we had three reps at the time. They represent the team, collaborate with other teams, raise, manage, and address any issues. The time commitment in the role has averaged two to five hours per week.
The Training team has recently updated its documentation, clarifying the team rep role’s responsibilities. Please take a moment to read the handbook page “Team Rep (Representative).”
Clarifications to the Training Team’s Reps Structure
The mechanics of Team Reps vary from team to team. Each team will choose a selection process, the number of years of service, etc., that best serves the team’s needs.
In the handbook updates, this year’s Team Reps ( Benjamin Evans, Destiny Kanno, and Pooja Derashri ) clarified the following points regarding the team rep role. These were things the team had been doing for a while but weren’t well documented:
- The team strives to have 3 team reps representing diversity, as evaluated through the Team Values.
- Team Reps generally serve for 2 consecutive years, using the first year to get familiar and the second to train the incoming rep(s).
We also clarified with the Training Team Faculty members that with this 2 year guideline, Benjamin Evans and Destiny Kanno will automatically stay on as Team Reps for 2024.
Timeline for Training Team Rep Selection
We will follow the process documented in the team handbook.
Step 1: Call for Nominations
Anyone can nominate a Training team rep! Self-nominations are welcome, too. To nominate someone or yourself, please comment on this post. If you would like to nominate someone in private, please reach out to @webtechpooja, @bsanevans, or @piyopiyofox.
Note that this is Pooja’s second year in the role, and is not eligible for reelection next year. Since Benjamin Evans and Destiny Kanno will be staying on to complete their second year and onboard the newest Training Team Representative, only one Team Rep spot will be filled for 2024.
- Nomination Opens: 23 October 2023
- Nomination Closes: 14 November 2023
Team reps will confirm each person nominated meets the vetting criteria at our weekly meeting on November 16th. They’ll then reach out to those nominated to confirm if they would like to accept the nomination. Only those who accept their nomination will be added to the poll, so feel free to decline a nomination if you don’t feel like this is the right fit for any reason.
Step 2: Vote for Team Reps
If there is more than 1 nomination, we will organize a poll to select the Team Reps.
Training team members can vote to select new Team Reps.
- Voting Opens: 17 November 2023
- Voting Closes: 6 December 2023
Step 3: Announce Team Reps
New Team reps will be announced on December 8, 2023.
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.
Thank you, @bsanevans and @piyopiyofox, for reviewing this post.
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