Call for Applicants - WRT Members (June 2024)

Announced by Hayden Ng (吳宇晞) on

Do you like numbers? Are you the type of person quickly spotting typos or inconsistencies in restaurant menus that others miss? Does it drive you crazy when data lacks precision? If yes, then you might be a very good fit for the WRT!

The qualities that you should bring to become a WRT member include:

  • You are very responsive and willing to learn and understand internal processes.
  • You are able to work on WRT tasks regularly.
  • You have a good sense of detail and you are able to handle data precisely and consciously.
  • You are a trusted and reliable member of the WCA community and can responsibly handle access to the WCA database. Ideally, you can provide a recommendation from a WCA Staff member.
  • Existing experience with SQL (MySQL) is beneficial, but not mandatory.

As a WRT member you will work on the following regular tasks:

  • Verifying, uploading and publishing competition results.
  • Handling change requests to results or personal data.
  • Supporting WCA Delegates and other WCA Staff with data-related problems and requests.
  • Investigating inconsistencies in the WCA database.
  • Analyzing the WCA’s data to provide insights for other WCA Staff members.
  • Managing and enforcing the WCA’s Data Protection policies.
  • Handling requests from Registered Speedcubers and WCA Staff on Data Protection matters.

On average, membership of WRT requires approximately 5-6 hours per week. In particular, you should be ready to spend 30-60 minutes at least two times per week for time-critical regular WRT work (e.g. result submissions). There are also internal discussions which need a faster response time.

In return, you will gain a deeper insight into the structure of the WCA and the WCA database, and you will actively contribute to ensuring the integrity of the WCA's competition results. The official rights and duties of the WRT as described in the Motions of the WCA can be found here.

If you are interested in joining the WCA Results Team, please send an application to WRT Leader Callum James Goodyear ( The application should at least include a comprehensive description of yourself, showing why you would be a good addition to the WRT, and your motivation / goals for becoming a WRT member.

The application deadline is June 30th 2024 23:59 UTC. Following that date, the applications will be reviewed and discussed among the current WRT members, with possible interviews happening, and final decisions being made shortly thereafter.

We look forward to your application!