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AMP Advisory Committee 2020 election

By AMP, Blog

The following blog was originally posted on APM.dev. AMP is a growth project at the OpenJS Foundation. It was posted by Tobie Langel and Jory Burson on behalf of the AMP AC. 

AMP’s development is stewarded by an open governance system of multiple working groups and two committees: the Technical Steering Committee (TSC), which is responsible for the project’s direction and day-to-day operations, and the Advisory Committee (AC), which provide valuable perspective, stakeholder input, and advice to the TSC and to working groups.

An important goal of this governance structure is to ensure that the voices of those who do not contribute code to AMP, but are nonetheless impacted by it, get heard. This responsibility is shared across all contributors and governing bodies but falls particularly on the shoulders of the AC, which has a duty to ensure its membership is as representative and diverse as possible.

The AC is opening its call for nominations. We hope you will consider joining it. The AC is looking for candidates who will bring new perspectives and insight from AMP’s various constituencies: the industries adopting AMP to deliver content to their users, such as the publishing industry and e-commerce; the tech vendors whose solutions help power these industries, such as content delivery networks, web agencies, tooling providers, or payment providers; the industry experts focusing on topics such as accessibility, internationalization, performance, or standardization; and end-users and their representatives, such as consumer advocates. This list is by no means exhaustive. All candidates are welcomed and encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to those who bring an underrepresented perspective to the AC and help broaden its horizon.

For a better understanding of the AC’s work and membership responsibilities, read the member expectations document, working mode document, and minutes of past meetings. Also have a look at its GitHub repository and in particular its project board.

The AC is fully distributed—it spans over nine time zones—working asynchronously over email and GitHub issues (although its work isn’t technical in nature). It meets every other week over video conference, and ordinarily every six months face to face (note that there are no face-to-face meetings planned for the remainder of 2020 or the first half of 2021 at this time).

If you have questions, feel free to reach out to Tobie Langel or Jory Burson, AC facilitators.

If you’re interested in joining the AC, please apply.

We will be collecting new applications until Friday, October 2 at 23:59 AoE (Anywhere on Earth). The AC will elect its new members through a consensus based process and will announce the results on Monday, October 20.

Project Update: Official AMP Plugin for WordPress

By AMP, Announcement, Blog, Project Update

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The missions of the WordPress and AMP open source projects are very well aligned. AMP, a growth project at the OpenJS Foundation, seeks to democratize performance and the building of great page experiences, which is at the core of WordPress’ goal of democratizing web publishing. 

Today the AMP team is very excited to release v2.0 of the Official AMP Plugin for WordPress! Lots of work went into this release, and it is loaded with many improvements and new capabilities in the areas of usability, performance, and flexibility. Read on to learn more, or check out the official AMP Blog for the full release notes.

AMP brings “performance-as-a-service” to WordPress, providing out-of-the-box solutions, a wide range of coding and performance best practices, always up-to-date access to the latest web platform capabilities, and effective control mechanisms (e.g. guard rails) to enable consistently good performance. AMP’s capabilities, and the guard rails it provides allow WordPress creators to take advantage of the openness and flexibility of WordPress while minimizing the amount of resources needed to be invested in developing and maintaining sites that perform consistently well. 

The Official AMP Plugin for WordPress is developed and maintained by AMP project contributors to bring the pillars of AMP content publishing at the fingertips of WordPress users, by:

  1. Automating as much as possible the process of generating AMP-valid markup, letting users follow workflows that are as close as possible to the standard workflows on WordPress they are used to.
  2. Providing effective validation tools to help dealing with AMP incompatibilities when they happen, including aspects of identifying errors, contextualizing them, and reporting them accurately.
  3. Providing support for AMP development to make it easier for WordPress developers to build AMP compatible ecosystem components, and build websites and solutions with AMP-compatibility built in.
  4. Supporting the serving of AMP pages on Origin, making it easier for site owners to take advantage of mobile redirection, AMP-to-AMP linking, minimization of AMP validation issues to surfaced in Search Console, and generation of optimized AMP pages by default.
  5. Providing turnkey solutions for segments of WordPress creators and publishers to be able to go from zero to AMP content generation in no time, regardless of technical expertise or availability of resources. 

To learn more about the AMP in WordPress, please check the release post on the official AMP Project Blog. If you haven’t tried it already, download the plugin today and get started on the path of consistently great performance for your WordPress site! And, if you are interested in becoming a contributor to the AMP Plugin for WordPress, you can engage with us in the AMP plugin github repository