Faculty Program

The Faculty Program is a team of dedicated volunteers who work to achieve the goals of the Training Team and Learn WordPress. You can read the initial proposal for this program here.

Faculty members oversee five broad areas of responsibility in the Faculty Program. For more information on these roles, see the Areas of Responsibility.

Listed below are the current faculty members working on the Training Team. This table will be kept up to date at all times.

Key for Faculty Roles:

  • A: Administrator
  • CC: Content Creator
  • E: Editor
  • SME: Subject Matter Expert
  • TC: Translation Coordinator
NameRole(s)Non-English languages spokenArea(s) of Expertise
Pooja DerashriA, CC, E, SME, TCHindi
Benjamin EvansA, CC, E, SME, TCJapaneseLocalization
Destiny KannoAJapanese, Chinese
Courtney RobertsonA, CC, E, SME
Hauwa AbashiyaA, CC, E, SMEHausa
Courtney Patubo KranzkeA, CC, E, SMEEvents (WordCamps and Meetups), Community, Admin, Editing
Sarah SnowCC
Wessel TheronCC
Nick DiegoCC
Laura AdamonisCC
Jonathan BossengerCC, SMEAfrikaansContent creation, reviewing technical content, development, custom blocks, custom themes and plugins, security, code quality, debugging, devops, command line
Vagelis PapaioannouCCGreekGreek content creation/translation, editing technical content, development GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/, custom blocks, custom themes, and plugins
Micah WoodSMEAnything WordPress Development
Anne McCarthySMEGutenberg, full site editing, some aspects of blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. themes, and upcoming release items
Chetan PrajapatiSME, TCGujarati, Hindi
Hardeep AsraniSMEGutenberg & Themes
Chris KindredSMEPHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php., Enterprise Development, Gutenberg, Plugins, Coding Standards, GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/., SVNSVN Apache Subversion (often abbreviated SVN, after its command name svn) is a software versioning and revision control system. Software developers use Subversion to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). WordPress core and the wordpress.org released code are all centrally managed through SVN. https://subversion.apache.org/., Deployments, CI
Mainul Kabir AionEBengaliCopyediting, SEO, Audit, Testing
Ascencia Fike KomalaEIndonesianWriting and editing, localization, SEO
Oneal RoseroATagalogSME: #WPDiversity, running workshops and training (online and face-to-face). Public Speaking and training, help refining talk and slide presentations.
Meagan HanesAFrench, JapaneseProject management, mediation, coaching, accessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility), motivation and encouragement
Alex StineAProcess driven
Amit PatelCC, EHindiPublic speaking, Coaching, Mentoring, Hosting Videos & Workshops, Technical SEO, Social Media Awareness, WooCommerce, Web Optimisation & CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Web Vitals, WordPress VIP, Multisites, Documentation, Project Management, Agile methodologies.
Jamie MaddenE, SMEVietnamese, MandarinDevops, server, command line, plugins, automation, WooCommerce, nocode
Afshana DiyaE, SMEBengaliMarketing, Business Strategy, SEO, Content, Community, Social Media, Mentoring, 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.
Nadia Maya ArdianiTCIndonesian
Jenny DupuyTCFrench
Margherita PelonaraTCItalian
Tracy RhodesA, CC, E, SMEExperience with technical presentations and reports. Use Gutenberg and FSE exclusively.
Piermario OrecchioniTCItalian
Aurooba AhmedCC, SMEUrdu, HindiBlock Editor, Gutenberg, ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/.
Leo GopalA
Emily RapportECopywriting and Editing, Design, basic accessibility principles, SEO for web publishers
Ahmed Kabir ChaionA, TCBengaliBusiness Development and Growth, Affiliate Marketing, Brand Partnership, Growth Marketing, Contributing to 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., No-Code Contribution, WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. 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 meetup.com will help you find options in your area., WordCamp, etc.
Sumit SinghA, CC, TCHindiPHP Core customization, GTEGeneral Translation Editor General Translation Editor – One of the polyglots team leads in a geographic region https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/teams/. Further information at https://make.wordpress.org/polyglots/handbook/glossary/#general-translation-editor. team translation Hindi, tutorial translation, Public speaking, Content creation, Developer training, Social media, Event Organizing
Cynthia NormanCCFrenchWordPress Theme Development, Content Creation

Here is the fully detailed Faculty Program Member list.

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