BuddyPress looking for release leads

Originally published at: https://interi.org/2017/01/buddypress-looking-for-release-leads/

The BuddyPress project is making a public call for volunteers to become the release leads for 2.9 and 3.0.

The role blends aspects of being a product manager, project manager, engineering manager, release manager, and community manager. Release leads do not need to be developers, but having experience contributing to open source projects is required.

I encourage non-developers to go for the position if they can, because it will make the project stronger while also providing a great opportunity to manage an interesting project. I have high hopes for the next couple of versions of BuddyPress, combined with other parts of WordPress moving around; we might have a decent social-network-in-a-box, actually out-of-the-box.