[ironic] To not have meetings?

Mark Goddard mark at stackhpc.com
Tue Jun 25 08:27:06 UTC 2019

On Mon, 10 Jun 2019 at 15:02, Julia Kreger <juliaashleykreger at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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]?
> 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
> * 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.
> ** Additional updates, questions, and topical discussion (new
> features, RFEs) would ideally be wrapped up by EOD UTC Tuesday.
> 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!

I'm interested to see how it would work. I do sometimes have other
commitments that mean I can't attend a meeting, and having a way not
just to catch up but get involved would be nice. The main risks that I
can see are that it could stifle discussion through latency of email,
and it could be a little less accessible than IRC.

> -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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