[all][tc] Technical Committee next weekly meeting on Aug 19th at 1500 UTC
rosmaita.fossdev at gmail.com
Thu Aug 19 12:58:16 UTC 2021
On 8/18/21 11:56 PM, Ghanshyam Mann wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> Below is the agenda for Tomorrow's TC meeting schedule at 1500 UTC in #openstack-tc IRC channel.
> * Moving weekly meetings to video/voice calls.
> ** Example: https://ircbot.wl.linuxfoundation.org/meetings/fdio-meeting/2021/fd_io_csit_project_meeting/fdio-meeting-fd_io_csit_project_meeting.2021-08-11-14.02.log.html
Here's some feedback for the proposal. A year ago we started holding
the last Cinder weekly meeting of each month in video + irc (the irc
component for people with bad connections or who are more comfortable
with written than spoken English) .
The meetings are recorded (you can find links on the meeting agenda 
if you're interested). I haven't watched any of them, well, because I
The point I want to make here is to compare the meeting logs from a
video meeting  and the irc-only meeting the week before .
The video meeting logs are basically just a list of pointers into where
the discussion happens, which is helpful, but you have to watch the
recording. With the irc-only meeting logs, you have all the discussion
in one place (though you get the sometimes strange interleaving of topics).
The video meetings are good from a team cohesion standpoint. People
enjoy the interaction and getting to see each other once a month. But
the logs aren't very helpful when I want to go back and check something
real quickly to see if I remembered a discussion correctly. The other
nice thing about the irc-only logs is that if someone misses a meeting,
it takes way less than an hour to find out what happened.
I don't know about other people, but the way I keep up on the TC is
reading Ghanshyam's excellent 5 minute summaries on the mailing list and
looking at the meeting log if there's a topic where I want to get some
more detail about the discussion.
So, my suggestion is that if you want to do a video meeting, do it once
a month, and that way you get the benefits of some video interaction,
but the rest of us interested parties (which is basically the entire
OpenStack community) aren't required to watch a video to find out how
the discussion went.
(Notice that I didn't say anything about voice calls. Those absolutely
suck. Just my opinion.)
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