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WordPress.org on the hunt for release leads for 2017. With 4.6 shipping in just a week and Helen Hou-Sandi leading the release for 4.7 in December, the WordPress foundation is looking for some fresh blood to come and lead the next few releases. Although I imagine it couldn’t hurt, it’s worth noting that leads are not required to be developers.
If your district would like to submit a volunteer as tribute, you reach out to Aaron Jorbin or Helen via the WordPress slack.
Yoast de Valk, from Yoast SEO, lives in the Netherlands, but is vacationing in California this month with his family. We were lucky enough to catch him at a WordPress SF meetup last week and shot a quick interview with him about current trends and best practices for Copywriting and SEO. Here’s my favorite clip. Head over to Torque mag to see the rest of the interview and hear Yoast’s tips for writing copy to accompany videos like this one.
That’s it for this week’s News Drop. We’ll be at WordCamp Nashville on September 17th and hope to see you there. For the latest in WordPress news you can follow @thetorquemag on Twitter. We’ll see you next week.