Call for Applicants – WCAT Members (October 2020)

The WCA Competition Announcement Team (WCAT) is seeking new members! Applications are open to everyone, and community members not currently holding a WCA position are encouraged to apply.

The daily tasks of a WCAT member include:
* Reviewing and announcing competition submissions with accuracy and correctness.
* Handling change requests to competitions.
* Debating and voting with the rest of the Team.

The official rights and duties of the WCAT are documented in WCA Motion 10.2020.2. Please note that the expected workload is around 1 to 1.5 hours per day.

The main qualities of members we are seeking include:
* A sense of detail.
* Commitment and solution-oriented to help Delegates in all the requests they can have.
* Proactiveness in daily communication with the rest of the Team and the Delegates.
* Good familiarity with the WCA Competition Requirements Policy (WCRP).
* Sufficient familiarity with the WCA Regulations and WCA Policies.
* High level of proficiency in English.

Other qualities which are good to have:
* Having experience with competition organization and with group work.
* Speaking more than one language.
* Coding Experience.

Candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:
* A brief personal introduction.
* Summary of activities done for the WCA.
* Goals as a member and why you are seeking to join.

The application period is open for applicants to submit their application document from now until November 8th 2020 23:59 UTC to Wilson Alvis (walvis@worldcubeassociation.org).

Thank you and take care!

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Call for Applicants – WST Leader (October 2020)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Software Team (WST) Leader, as Philippe Virouleau is stepping down from this position. We would like to thank Philippe for the work he has done leading the Team.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 10 hours per week on average to work for the Team. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong technical expertise
  • Good communication
  • Problem solving skills
  • Goal-oriented
  • Project management experience

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until November 3rd, 2020, 23:59 UTC. Interested candidates can send the application privately to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.org).

The candidacy documents must be in PDF format, and must include:

  • Brief personal introduction.
  • Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  • Ambitions as the WST Leader of the WCA.

Candidates are additionally asked to send a copy of their applications which can be made public at the end of the application period.

The rights and duties of the WST can be found in WCA Motion 10.2017.4.

After the application period, the WCA Board will make a selection by voting and will announce the new Leader, after confirmation among Senior Delegates and sitting Committee/Team Leaders by voting, as described in Section 4 of WCA Motion 10.2020.0.

Thanks for your candidacies and support.

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Application Period Closed for Continental Championships 2022 (October 2020)

Application submissions are now closed for African, South American, and Oceanian Continental Championships 2022. We are pleased to announce that we have received the following candidacies to host these Championships:

WCA African Championship:
Cairo, Egypt
Cape Town, South Africa

WCA South American Championship:
Brasília, Brazil

The Board received no applications for Oceania.

The candidacy documents will be made public after the decisions are finalized. The final list of the competition locations will be announced by the end of October. Thank you to all who submitted their offers!

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Amendments to the Motions Approved (September 2020)

Dear WCA Community,

After recent voting by WCA Staff Members, the proposed amendments to the Motions have been approved by a good majority. The amendment of the Motions followed Motion 13.2019.1 now called Motion 13.2020.1: Amendments of Bylaws and Motions and a summary of the included changes has been compiled below:

Motion 04.2020.1 – Board of Directors – Change WCA Staff to Voting Members.
Motion 07.2020.1 – Registered Speedcubers – Changes to match Bylaws regarding resignation of membership and current practices regarding anonymization.
Motion 08.2020.1 – Delegates – Add requirement for knowledge of WCA Policies
Motion 08.2020.2 – Trainee Delegates – Add requirement for knowledge of WCA Policies and reword tasks which they cannot do alone.
Motion 09.2020.1 – Senior Delegates – Add required approval from the Board to certain points to match current practices and clarification of regions without seniors.
Motion 10.2020.0 – Committees and Teams – Clarification regarding teams without leaders. Minor grammatical fix
Motion 10.2020.4 – Regulation Committee – Transfer of tasks which are normally handled by WQAC to the Quality Assurance Motion
Motion 10.2020.5 – Financial Committee – Add collection of dues as a responsibility of the WFC
Motion 10.2020.6 – Data Protection Committee – Minor grammatical fix
Motion 10.2020.7 – Ethics Committee – Add Registered Speedcubers as persons who must cooperate with investigations by the WEC
Motion 13.2020.1 – Amendments of Motions – Remove mention of the Bylaws to avoid contradiction with the process already outlined in the Bylaws
Motion 14.2020.1 – Amendment of Regulations – Remove arbitrary 2 week period from announcement that Regulations come into effect
Motion 16.2020.1 – Disputes – Change some “must” to “should” to match current practices
Motion 20.2020.0 – Councils – Change of submitting a message to submitting a resignation and clarification of councils without a leader

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