The WCA has recently published the Code of Conduct and updated the Competition Safety Policy.
The new Code of Conduct can be found here. This document acts as a standard of actions and behaviors of any member of the WCA, including Registered Speedcubers, Competitions Organizers, guests, WCA Officials, and users on the official WCA Forum.
The safety policy has been updated to clarify that the holding of competitions within a region must be able to be done safely and includes a reminder that the Board has the right to cancel a competition if it is no longer safe to hold. The new version of the WCA Competition Safety Policy can be found here.
We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader. Blake Thompson will become the new Leader of the WCA Ethics Committee (WEC). Blake was already working as a Senior Member of the WEC.
Blake was selected by the WCA Board and approved in a vote among the current Committee Leaders and Senior Delegates, following Section 4 of our Motion about WCA Committees and Teams.
We thank Callum Goodyear for the work he has done for the WEC as the Leader, and wish Blake Thompson best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.
The Board received applications from the following applicants:
- Abhijeet Ghodgaonkar
- Blake Thompson
- Enzo Mattos
- Raúl Morales Hidalgo
We thank the other candidates for applying and their documents can be found here.
Since we didn’t receive any applications for the position of WCA Software Team Leader, the WCA Board has stepped in as the WST Leader effective immediately. The Board will continue in this position until a new leader is found.
We are happy to announce that Cape Town will be hosting the upcoming WCA African Continental Championship in 2022.
An additional thank you to the applicants from Cairo, Egypt for their submission for the African Continental Championship 2022. You can view the application documents for the Continental Championships here.
The decision to host the WCA South American Championship 2022 has been deferred.
Lastly, a reminder that the WCA Oceania Championship 2022 will have an application period from March 1st to May 31st, 2021 in line with the World Championship 2023 application period.
The WCA Advisory Council (WAC) is seeking new members to assist the council.
The application is open to all WCA members.
What is the WAC and what do they do?
The biggest task of the WAC is to be an intermediary between the community and the WCA Staff – to give the community a voice when important topics are being discussed. The Community Representatives are a vital part of that process. More information about the main functions of the WAC can be found here: WCA Motion 20.2019.01
The council has 2 sub-teams – Community Representatives and WCA Representatives. This announcement is for Community Representatives, who make up the majority of the council and are not members of WCA Staff, meaning that anyone except WCA Staff can apply. If you have never held a formal position in the WCA before, this an exciting opportunity to contribute towards making the WCA even better!
Current key projects of the council involve moderation and management of the forum and developing channels to gather community feedback useful for the WCA.
The qualities expected of candidates are:
- Communication: Internal communication is done in English, so an intermediate standard of English is required.
- Work Ethic: Members will be expected to contribute regularly and not ignore messages for many days. The expected time commitment is 2-4 hours per week on tasks for the council.
- Innovation: There will be significant time spent discussing our methods of working and doing a lot of idea gathering of topics to focus on. If you think that the WCA is currently perfect then you probably aren’t the person for this!
- Interest: An enjoyment to discuss WCA matters among the community is ideal.
- Maturity: Online discussions will need to be thought-provoking and productive. When providing community feedback you’ll be representing the community and not your own views.
- Specialisations: The goal of the team is to cover a wide spectrum of the community and therefore members can partly focus on certain areas that they are knowledgeable and passionate about. This could be a geographical area, or any sort of “category” of cuber e.g. elite/slower cubers, younger/older cubers.
The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until November 25, 2020, 23:59 UTC to the WCA Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The candidacy documents must be submitted in PDF format, and should include the following:
- Your Name
- A brief personal summary
- A summary of involvement in the WCA
- An explanation of how you fit the qualities required
- Aspirations as a member of the WCA Advisory Council
Thank you in advance for your candidacies and support!