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
Laura AdamonisCC
Benjamin EvansA, CC, E, SME, TCJapaneseLocalization
Destiny KannoAJapanese, Chinese
Pooja Derashri
A, CC, E, SME, TCHindi
Courtney RobertsonA, CC, E, SME
Hauwa AbashiyaA, CC, E, SMEHausa
Courtney Patubo KranzkeAEvents (WordCamps and Meetups), Community, Admin, Editing
Wessel TheronCC
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
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
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
Oneal RoseroATagalogSME: #WPDiversity, running workshops and training (online and face-to-face). Public Speaking and training, help refining talk and slide presentations.
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
Nadia Maya ArdianiTCIndonesian
Jenny DupuyTCFrench
Margherita PelonaraTCItalian
Tracy RhodesA, CC, E, SMEExperience with technical presentations and reports. Use Gutenberg and FSE exclusively.
Piermario OrecchioniTCItalian
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., 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., etc.
Sumit SinghA, E, 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
Muhibul HaqueA, E, CC, TCBengaliGutenberg, Block Theme Developer, WordPress Core & Training Team
Abha ThakorA, E, SME
Kathryn PresnerAFrench
Prem TiwariA, CCHindiI can help in Gutenberg, Block Theme, 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 WordPress Core, Training Team, and Public speaking.

The fully detailed Faculty Program Member list.

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