[ironic] To not have meetings?

Jim Rollenhagen jim at jimrollenhagen.com
Mon Jun 17 17:42:55 UTC 2019

On Mon, Jun 10, 2019 at 10:02 AM Julia Kreger <juliaashleykreger at gmail.com>

> Last week the discussion came up of splitting the ironic meeting to
> alternate time zones as we have increasing numbers of contributors in
> the Asia/Pacific areas of the world[0]. With that discussion, an
> additional interesting question came up posing the question of
> shifting to the mailing list instead of our present IRC meeting[1]?

I like it overall, some comments below.

> It is definitely an interesting idea, one that I'm personally keen on
> because of time zones and daylight savings time.
> I think before we do this, we should collect thoughts and also try to
> determine how we would pull this off so we don't forget the weekly
> checkpoint that the meeting serves. I think we need to do something,
> so I guess now is a good time to provide input into what everyone
> thinks would be best for the project and facilitating the weekly
> check-in.
> What I think might work:
> By EOD UTC Monday:
> * Listed primary effort participants will be expected to update the
> whiteboard[2] weekly before EOD Monday UTC

Good, but I hope they will just strive to keep it up to date.

> * Contributors propose patches to the whiteboard that they believe
> would be important for reviewers to examine this coming week.


> * PTL or designee sends weekly email to the mailing list to start an
> update thread shortly after EOD Monday UTC  or early Tuesday UTC.

Awesome, this is useful with or without an IRC meeting.

> ** Additional updates, questions, and topical discussion (new
> features, RFEs) would ideally be wrapped up by EOD UTC Tuesday.

I'd much prefer these things don't wait for the weekly update. Just send
the email! :)

> With that, I think we would also need to go ahead and begin having
> "office hours" as during the week we generally know some ironic
> contributors will be in IRC and able to respond to questions. I think
> this would initially consist of our meeting time and perhaps the other
> time that seems to be most friendly to the contributors int he
> Asia/Pacific area[3].


> Thoughts/ideas/suggestions welcome!
> -Julia
> [0]:
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-ironic/%23openstack-ironic.2019-06-03.log.html#t2019-06-03T15:31:33
> [1]:
> http://eavesdrop.openstack.org/irclogs/%23openstack-ironic/%23openstack-ironic.2019-06-03.log.html#t2019-06-03T15:43:16
> [2]: https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/IronicWhiteBoard
> [3]: https://doodle.com/poll/bv9a4qyqy44wiq92
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