I am happy to announce that I am now officially a maintainers of the REST API in WordPress Core. I join a list of very well respected names in the WordPress community.
The reason I have done this, is that the REST API is important to the future of the WordPress project and the open web. The block based editor, gutenberg was only possible because of the REST API. It is no secret that I think that the REST API is important. I have spoken about REST API Authentication at WordCamp US 2019, built a plugin to expose block data in the REST API and worked heavily on the REST API over different releases.
I hope to bring many improvements to the REST API in the coming releases. Watch this space for updates. If you are interested in supporting my work consider sponsoring me.