[all][tc] Technical Committee next weekly meeting on Aug 19th at 1500 UTC

Ghanshyam Mann gmann at ghanshyammann.com
Thu Aug 19 17:23:05 UTC 2021

 ---- On Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:58:16 -0500 Brian Rosmaita <rosmaita.fossdev at gmail.com> wrote ----
 > 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.
 > > 
 > [snip]
 > > 
 > > * 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) [0].
 > The meetings are recorded (you can find links on the meeting agenda [1] 
 > if you're interested).  I haven't watched any of them, well, because I 
 > was there.
 > The point I want to make here is to compare the meeting logs from a 
 > video meeting [2] and the irc-only meeting the week before [3].
 > 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.

Thanks again for the feedback, glad to hear that the summary email is helpful. 

 > 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.

+1, Thanks for sharing the experience which is helpful. In today TC meeting, we
decided to try monthly video call and based on how it goes then we will formalize/
iterate it in PTG.


 > (Notice that I didn't say anything about voice calls.  Those absolutely 
 > suck.  Just my opinion.)
 > cheers,
 > brian
 > [0] 
 > http://lists.openstack.org/pipermail/openstack-discuss/2020-July/015879.html
 > [1] https://etherpad.opendev.org/p/cinder-xena-meetings
 > [2] 
 > https://meetings.opendev.org/meetings/cinder/2021/cinder.2021-06-30-14.00.log.html
 > [3] 
 > https://meetings.opendev.org/meetings/cinder/2021/cinder.2021-06-23-14.00.log.html

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