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 Faculty Role Guide.

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

NameRole(s)Non-English languages spokenArea(s) of Expertise
Courtney RobertsonAll
Hauwa AbashiyaAllHausa
Pooja DerashriAllHindi
Destiny KannoAllJapanese, Chinese
Courtney Patubo KranzkeAllEvents (WordCamps and Meetups), Community, Admin, Editing
Benjamin EvansAllJapaneseLocalization
Sarah SnowContent Creator
Wessel TheronContent Creator
Nick DiegoContent Creator
Laura AdamonisContent Creator
Jonathan BossengerContent Creator
Subject Matter Expert
AfrikaansContent creation, reviewing technical content, development, custom blocks, custom themes and plugins, security, code quality, debugging, devops, command line
Vagelis PapaioannouContent CreatorGreekGreek 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
RobinContent CreatorBanglaGutenberg, 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), PHPPHP 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., 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/., classic themes, pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party development
Micah WoodSubject Matter ExpertAnything WordPress Development
Paul BarthmaierSubject Matter ExpertSite editing, 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, beginner level lessons
Anne McCarthySubject Matter ExpertGutenberg, full site editing, some aspects of block themes, and upcoming release items
Chetan PrajapatiSubject Matter ExpertHindi
Hardeep AsraniSubject Matter ExpertGutenberg & Themes
Chris KindredSubject Matter ExpertPHP, Enterprise Development, Gutenberg, Plugins, Coding Standards, Git, 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 AionEditorBengaliCopyediting, SEO, Audit, Testing
Ascencia Fike KomalaEditorIndonesianWriting and editing, localization, SEO
Oneal RoseroAdministratorTagalogSME: #WPDiversity, running workshops and training (online and face-to-face). Public Speaking and training, help refining talk and slide presentations.
Meagan HanesAdministratorFrench, JapaneseProject management, mediation, coaching, accessibility, motivation and encouragement
Alex StineAdministratorProcess driven
Amit PatelContent Creator / EditorHindiPublic 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 MaddenEditor / Subject Matter ExpertVietnamese, MandarinDevops, server, command line, plugins, automation, WooCommerce, nocode
Afshana DiyaEditor / Subject Matter Expert BengaliMarketing, 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.

Here is the fully detailed Faculty Program Member list.

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