WAC Leader Application

Dear WCA Community,

Since we didn’t receive any applications for the position of WAC Leader, the WCA Board has stepped in as the WAC Leader from September 29, 2020. The Board will continue in this position until a new leader is found.

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Call for Applicants – WRC Leader (September 2020)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Regulations Leader, as Lucas Garron’s term is ending as the Leader of the WCA Regulations Committee. We would like to thank Lucas for the work he has done leading the committee.

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

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Expert knowledge of Regulations
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills

The application period for candidates to submit their candidacy documents is from now until October 26th, 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:

  1. Brief personal introduction.
  2. Summary of activities done for the WCA.
  3. Ambitions as the WRC 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 WRC can be found in WCA Motion 10.2017.2.

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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Annual Members Meeting (September 2020)

Dear WCA Community,

The Board is providing notice as required by Bylaw 2.8 of the Annual Meeting of WCA members which will be held on October 4th at 19:00 UTC. Members will be able to tune into this meeting via a livestream hosted on the WCA Twitch. In this folder you will find the information packet related to the annual meeting which contains all relevant documentation which will be discussed at the meeting.

We look forward to your participation in the upcoming annual meeting.

Kind Regards,
Ethan Pride, on Behalf of the Board of Directors

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Call for Applicants – WEC Leader (September 2020)

There will be an appointment of a new WCA Ethics Committee (WEC) Leader, as Callum Goodyear is stepping down from this position. We would like to thank Callum for the work he has done leading the Committee.

Candidates are expected to fulfill their terms (24 months) and to spend at least 6 hours per week on average to work for the Committee. The qualities expected of candidates are:

  • Proactivity
  • Clear background
  • Trustworthiness
  • Independence
  • Accountability

The application period is open for candidates to submit their candidacy documents until October 10th, 2020, 23:59 UTC 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 Leader of the WEC.

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

The rights and duties of the WEC can be found in WCA Motion 10.2019.3.

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.

Thank you for your candidacies and support.

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Call for Contributors – WCA Software Team (September 2020)

The WCA Software Team (WST) is looking for new contributors!

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: https://github.com/thewca/.
As such, anyone willing to help can do so: it is not a requirement to hold a current position in the WCA to be contributing.

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 (checkout its high level documentation). Currently the project undergoes significant changes, but it will happily accept contributors once that’s finished.
  • 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. These are good even for inexperienced developers: the programming involved with these issues should be almost trivial, as they are meant to be a way to learn our tools and infrastructure. Do not be afraid to ask for help when figuring out the project layout!

The WST membership is slightly different from the other WCA teams and committees: we expect contributors to first do some work and prove that they are not going to disappear from completing WST projects. Once trust in your reliability has been established, you should expect an invitation to join the team!

Thank you for your contributions and support!

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