[openstack-dev] [TripleO] Alternate meeting time

Derek Higgins derekh at redhat.com
Tue Dec 2 15:25:41 UTC 2014

On 02/12/14 15:12, Giulio Fidente wrote:
> On 12/02/2014 03:45 PM, Derek Higgins wrote:
>> On 02/12/14 14:10, James Polley wrote:
>>> Months ago, I pushed for us to alternate meeting times to something that
>>> was friendlier to me, so we started doing alternate weeks at 0700UTC.
>>> That worked well for me, but wasn't working so well for a few people in
>>> Europe, so we decided to give 0800UTC a try. Then DST changes happened,
>>> and wiki pages got out of sync, and there was confusion about what time
>>> the meeting is at..
>>> The alternate meeting hasn't been very well attended for the last ~3
>>> meetings. Partly I think that's due to summit and travel plans, but it
>>> seems like the 0800UTC time doesn't work very well for quite a few
>>> people.
>>> So, instead of trying things at random, I've
>>> created https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/tripleo-alternate-meeting-time
>>> as a starting point for figuring out what meeting time might work well
>>> for the most people. Obviously the world is round, and people have
>>> different schedules, and we're never going to get a meeting time that
>>> works well for everyone - but it'd be nice to try to maximise attendance
>>> (and minimise inconvenience) as much as we can.
>>> If you regularly attend, or would like to attend, the meeting, please
>>> take a moment to look at the etherpad to register your vote for which
>>> time works best for you. There's even a section for you to cast your
>>> vote if the UTC1900 meeting (aka the "main" or "US-Friendly" meeting)
>>> works better for you!
>> Can I suggest an alternative data gathering method, I've put each hour
>> in a week in a poll, for each slot you have 3 options
> I think it is great, but would be even better if we could trim it to
> just a *single* day and once we agreed on the timeframe, we decide on
> the day as that probably won't count much so long as it is a weekday I
> suppose

I think leaving the whole week in there is better, some people may have
different schedules on different weekdays, me for example ;-)

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