We’re delighted to announce today that Erick Tryzelaar (aka erickt) is joining the core team, taking over the role of community team leadership. The core team is responsible for setting the overall vision and priorities for the project; each domain-specific subteam is led by a member of the core team, who works to facilitate that team’s activity and coordinate across the teams. (Per our conflict of interest rules, Erick is also stepping down from the moderation team.)
Erick has been part of the Rust community for a long time, and has contributed to the design of hashing and serialization in Rust – most recently, through the Serde project. He has also been an energetic community organizer, keeping the SF Bay Area Rust Meetup going for quite some time, as well as helping organize RustCamp and other events. As community team lead, he plans in the near future to bring substantially more organization both internally (meetings, issue tracking, etc) and externally (public discussion forum, more central resources with slide decks and other materials), as well as increasing the total core team bandwidth to focus on community work.
We’ll be hearing much more about these efforts in the coming weeks.
– The Rust core team