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Call for Applicants – WST Members (March 2021)

The WCA Software Team is seeking new members! The WST plays a central role in the WCA by developing, scaling, and maintaining the software solutions that help the organization handle the continuous community growth.

Some examples of such software solutions are:

  • The WCA website, that you are probably browsing on a regular basis.
  • TNoodle, the scrambles library and its frontend, used by all Delegates during competitions.
  • WCA Live, which is the main platform for score taking and getting live results during competitions.

All WST projects are open source and hosted on the organization’s GitHub.

While anyone is encouraged to apply, we are also looking for some specific roles – and if you fit these requirements, please let us know in your application:

  • Project Manager: Manage tasks and issues along with priorities on Github as well as managing any software needs from WCA teams/committees and keep them up to date.
  • Client Side Developer: Work on the user-facing parts of the WCA Website including working on the ongoing project of porting parts of the site to React. Enhance user experience and satisfaction.
  • Developer Operations: Work on deployment strategies (our platform runs on AWS) and address any issues/improvements to be made.

Most of the WST projects are web-oriented, which is reflected by the technologies used:

  • The website is written on top of the Ruby on Rails framework (using an SQL database), with some front-end components written in React. We’re looking to move forward with its redesign process by migrating more heavily used parts to React.

    • This is by far the most understaffed project, as we constantly receive new feature requests by the various growing WCA teams and committees.
    • You can have a relatively high level idea of website-related projects by taking a look here.
  • WCA Live is written in React for the front-end and Elixir for the backend GraphQL API (checkout its high level documentation).
  • TNoodle is split into a scrambling library written in java (tnoodle-lib), and a server (tnoodle) that contains a Kotlin back-end+React front-end.

All our projects labelled with „good first issue“ are those that you could take a look at to get an idea of what we expect from first time contributors. Please note that you do not need to be experienced in any or all aspects of the technologies mentioned here. A fundamental understanding of software as well as willingness and dedication to learn are the only requirements for this position.

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy document from now until March 31st, 2021 to the WCA Board (board@worldcubeassociation.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 summary of your technical background and experience
  • Aspirations as a member of the WCA Software Team

Thank you for your applications and support!

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Applications for WCA World Championship 2023 and WCA Oceania Championship 2022 (March 2021)

The Board of Directors would like to receive applications for WCA World Championship 2023 and WCA Oceania Championship 2022.

Please discuss with the Delegates in your country whether this is something you are willing and able to pursue. Bear in mind that organizing a competition of this size takes a significant amount of time and effort before and during the competition.

For the WCA World Championship, only a WCA recognized Regional Organization can apply. If you are interested, send your application documents privately to cgoodyear@worldcubeassociation.org before May 31, 2021, 23:59 UTC. Documents must be sent in PDF format in two versions: one full version with all the details for the application, and another version with sensitive details – if any – removed to make public.

Please include in your application documents at least the following information:

When would you like to hold the Championship?
1a. Possible dates
1b. Number of days of the competition.
1c. Overlap with international holiday periods of schools.

Where would you like to hold the Championship in your country?
2a. City should be interesting to visit for foreigners with opportunities for sightseeing.
2b. Ease of international, national, and local travel.
2c. Availability of hotels/apartments with different price categories.
2d. Venue, venue size, and venue setup (stage, audience, tables to practice, side rooms).
2e. Technology available like internet, video streaming, lighting, sound equipment.
2f. Number of competitors and spectators that can be hosted.

What would the organization team and staff look like?
3a. Core team members.
3b. Experience of the core team.
3c. Involvement of other parties.
3d. Quantity and quality of local volunteers (guideline is 20% of competitors should staff).
3e. Required support by foreign Delegates.

What would be the overall budget for the competition?
4a. Cost (venue, venue services, stage, equipment, decorations, website, badges/lanyards/giftpacks, prizes).
4b. Income (registration fees, sponsoring, local government).

Here is an example document with a non-exhaustive list of topics that need to be arranged and budgeted for a large competition.

Once the application period is over, the WCA Board of Directors will interview applicants, consult other WCA Staff members, and vote in order to decide where the Championships will take place. If any Director is involved in a team that sends in an application, they will be replaced in the selection process by another person (for example a Senior Delegate or a Committee/Team Leader).

We are looking for competitions that can reinforce our concept of large WCA competitions, boosting the professionalization of our organization and able to offer the competitors the best possible experience and the world the best possible show.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and we look forward to viewing your applications!

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Continental Championship 2022 Announcement (February 2021)

We are happy to announce that Brasilia, Brazil will be hosting the upcoming WCA South American Championship in 2022.

You can view the application documents here.

Lastly, we would like to remind you 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.

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Call for Applicants – WAC Leader (February 2021)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Advisory Council (WAC) Leader. The application is open to all WCA members. Potential applicants do not have to hold a current position to be considered.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 5 hours per week on average to work for the Council. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the WCA structure
  • A strong connection to the WCA Community

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until March 24th, 2021, 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 WAC 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 WAC can be found in WCA Motion 20.2019.1.

After the application period, the WCA Board will make a selection by voting and will announce the new Leader, as described in Section 4.1 of WCA Motion 20.2019.0.

Thank you for your candidacies and support.

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WDC Leader Announcement (February 2021)

We are happy to announce that we have a new Committee Leader, Sebastiano Tronto. He will become the new Leader of the WCA Disciplinary Committee (WDC) and was already working as a Member of the Committee.

Sebastiano 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 wish Sebastiano best of luck in fulfilling his new duties.

The Board also received an application from the following applicant:

  • Alaqmaar Gandhi

We thank Alaqmaar for applying and both applications can be found here.

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