InMotion Hosting‘s web development manager Amy Kamala has been selected for the all-woman WordPress 5.6 Release Squad. The team of 50 women will manage documentation, accessibility, marketing, testing, and other important aspects of the WordPress 5.6 release. Kamala will provide a pivotal role in technical project management for core development and providing a strong focus on reviewing change management process literature.
WordPress 5.6 All-Women Release Squad
According to the announcement, the team will be led by Josepha Haden and coordinator Dee Teal. The other executives in the WordPress 5.6 All-Women Release team are Tonya Mork (Triage), Helen Hou-Sandì (Core Tech), Isabel Brison (Editor Tech), Ellen Bauer, and Tammie Lister (Design) who will be supported by this team of around 50 women in total. Amy Kamala, Web Development Manager, InMotion Hosting, said,
“I hear women in the WordPress community, often saying, I want to get involved, but I can’t code, or I don’t understand the technology. A strong push of the all-women release squad is a doorway to get women involved in a statically male-dominated industry. There are crucial roles outside of web development that women can get involved in without having the technical skillset. Contributing to WordPress is a great way to garner experience with the technology without being expected to push out code.”