Helen has been interested in WordPress since being introduced to the platform in 2008. After moving her blog to WordPress, she started to realize the opportunities that it provided and began to incorporate into her work. She has grown from a blogger/web developer to a WordCamp attendee to WordCamp speaker and employee at one of the top WordPress development agencies.
Today, Helen works as the Director of Platform Experience at 10up. Her current position allows her to give back to WordPress full time as a WordPress core committer and has recently lead to the announcement that she will be the release lead on WordPress 4.0.
As release lead, Helen will be responsible for determining all important parameters for a release, like schedule, deadlines, which feature plugins are merged, and more generally, scope and goals. We hope to hear more about what it’s like to be release lead and WordPress 4.0 at WordCamp!