[all] Collecting Virtual Midcycle Best Practices

Dmitry Tantsur dtantsur at redhat.com
Wed Mar 25 08:32:23 UTC 2020


I actually have, it's just spread over the document :) And somebody
(Julia?) has already added more information.


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 8:20 PM Kendall Nelson <kennelson11 at gmail.com>

> Hey Dmitry :)
> Would you mind adding that to the etherpad so we have all the info in one
> place? I looked and didn't think I saw Ironic's testimony in there and it
> would be super helpful!
> -Kendall (diablo_rojo)
> On Wed, Mar 11, 2020 at 7:16 AM Dmitry Tantsur <dtantsur at redhat.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Ironic did, I think, 3-4 virtual midcycles, and I think they were quite
>> successful.
>> The most positive outcome was to reach out to folks who usually cannot
>> travel. They really appreciated that.
>> We used SIP the first couple of times, but it caused problems for a big
>> share of participants. Also lack of moderation was problematic.
>> We switched to Bluejeans later, and that was, IMO, a big improvement:
>> 1) A participant list with information who is speaking.
>> 2) An option for a moderator to mute a person or everyone.
>> 3) Screen sharing.
>> Dmitry
>> On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 1:29 AM Kendall Nelson <kennelson11 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> Hello Everyone!
>>> I wanted to collect best practices and pitfalls to avoid wrt projects
>>> experiences with virtual midcycles. I know of a few projects that have done
>>> them in the past and with how travel is hard for a lot of people right now,
>>> I expect more projects to have midcycles. I think it would be helpful to
>>> have all of the data we can collect in one place for those not just new to
>>> virtual midcycles but the whole community.
>>> I threw some categories into this etherpad[1] and filled in some
>>> options. Please add to it :)
>>> -Kendall (diablo_rojo)
>>> [1] https://etherpad.openstack.org/p/virtual-midcycle-best-practices
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