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[personal profile] cesy
Reminder - this weekend, my place, details at my journal, all welcome, PM me with any questions.
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[personal profile] cesy
I will be hosting a contributor weekend on 20th Feb, similar to the one that [personal profile] kaberett did before. Details on my journal.
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[personal profile] kareila
A few months ago, I started scheduling regular dev chat meetings in an effort to increase awareness of our development efforts and discuss how to deal with common issues we all face in the course of development.

I think a lot of good has come from these chats. However, over the last six weeks or so, participation has fallen way off, and I'm no longer convinced they can continue to serve a useful purpose in their current form.

If it's a scheduling issue, I'm happy to move it around to get more attendance. I've asked before for alternative times and gotten no responses. I had hoped that by scheduling it to occur at the same time every couple of weeks, that would allow people to plan ahead to arrange their availability to attend. If it would work better to poll everyone for a preferred time for each meeting, I can try that for a while.

If it's not a scheduling issue, I'd like to know why more people aren't showing up to participate. It was made clear to me in the discussion here that there was definitely a perceived need for something like this three months ago. Has that need disappeared? Should we be trying to meet it in a different way?

Basically I want to do whatever I can to help facilitate communication in the development community, but I want to make sure my efforts are having the desired effect. Please comment if you have any thoughts on the matter. Thanks.
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[personal profile] kareila
There will not be a dev chat meeting today unless someone else shows up for me to talk to, because Mark and Fu are on vacation.

However, I will be around trying to hack on DW stuff for the next few hours, so come find me if you want to pick my brain about anything.

The next scheduled meeting time is on Saturday, September 13, at 12 pm EDT.
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[personal profile] kareila
If you weren't able to make today's meeting in #dreamwidth-dev, the next meeting will be on Saturday, August 23, at 12 pm EDT. Also there will be another hack date on Sunday, August 17, also at 12 pm EDT.

Here's a list of topics we discussed today, and most of them will probably be revisited next time:

  • code push tomorrow, should fix issues with new mobile styles
  • Github Issues revamped, updated docs on wiki
  • possible alternative project trackers and chat platforms
  • scheduled another social hack time for 8/17
  • encourage "what are we working on" discussion/issues outside of IRC
  • reconsidering how we name/advertise release branches


In attendance were myself, Afuna, zorkian, exor674, and V_PauAmma_V.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[personal profile] kareila
Hi all,

I'm moving the next chat meeting back a week, to Saturday, August 9, at 12 pm EDT. I hope this doesn't inconvenience any one, but neither Fey nor I can promise to be around this coming weekend.

I hope the hack date on Sunday was productive! Hopefully I can be there for the next one. :)
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[staff profile] mark
Instead of a dev chat this weekend, I'm planning on doing some DW work on Sunday morning my time for a while. I welcome anybody who's interested to hop on IRC for some low-key proximal (chronologically) hack time.

There is no real schedule or plan: you can and should work on whatever you want, whether it be code, docs, support requests, styles, design, or even just hanging out and not doing any project if you just want to be social. Although I don't intend to spend a lot of time chatting (it's hacking time for me!) but I will be around for questions.

Date: Sunday 2014-07-27
Time: ~9AM PDT / 1600 UTC

Hope to see some of you there!
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[personal profile] kareila
In a few minutes we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you aren't able to make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Saturday, August 9, at 12 pm EDT.

Update: Here's a list of topics we discussed today:

  • moving chat meetings to every other week, and having social hack time on alternate weeks
  • new mobile styles: current status, and what needs to be done (helpers welcome)
  • Github Issues: still working on getting tags and teams into shape
  • project tracking for non-development projects (e.g. documentation) and non-public projects (security issues)
  • general tracking of larger developer projects (using milestones for this)


And a partial list of topics to follow up with next time:

  • revisit scheduling if needed; was social hack time productive?
  • specific "what are we working on" discussion/issues (chat? blogs? other?)
  • revisit new mobile styles / Github Issues to discuss progress


In attendance were myself, deborahGU, Afuna, alierak, zorkian, and Sophira.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[personal profile] kareila
In two hours, we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you can't make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Saturday, July 19, at 12 noon EDT.

Update: We only had a few people show up, so tonight's chat was very informal. If you are one of the developers who cannot attend meetings at 12 noon EDT on Saturdays, will you consider proposing an alternate time for our opposite weeks in the comments here?

Here's the list of topics I'd intended to discuss tonight, to follow up with next time:

  • project tracking for non-development projects (e.g. documentation)
  • general tracking of larger developer projects (wiki? milestones? other?)
  • specific "what are we working on" discussion/issues (chat? blogs? other?)
  • possibly moving chat meetings to every other week


In attendance were myself, foxfirefey, Afuna, rax, and fhocutt.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[personal profile] kareila
In a few minutes we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you can't make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Friday, July 11, at 10 pm EDT.

Update: Here's a list of topics we discussed today:

  • profile for dw-dev community (foxfirefey)
  • updating Ubuntu version on dreamhack server (sophie)
  • Github issues revisited (afuna)
  • what we learned at OSB
  • general "what are we working on" discussion/issues
  • access to old bugs from Bugzilla (exor674)
  • possibly alternating chat meetings with group development time (zorkian)


And a partial list of topics to follow up with next time:

  • general tracking of developer projects (wiki? milestones? other?)
  • specific "what are we working on" discussion/issues (chat? blogs? other?)
  • possibly moving chat meetings to every other week


In attendance were myself, _Simon_, V_PauAmma_V, louise_, foxfirefey, Afuna, exor674, alierak, zorkian, rahaeli, Momijizukamori, and Sophira.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[personal profile] foxfirefey
Reminding folks that we have a dev meeting coming up on Saturday, July 5, at 12 noon EDT!

One thing I want to be discussing is the profile of [site community profile] dw_dev; I have editing it some lately to be more helpful, but could use more feedback.
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[personal profile] kareila
I had originally scheduled the next dev chat meeting for tonight at 10 pm EDT, about 90 minutes from now. Unfortunately, those of us who are at OSB will be eating dinner then. I will let those who had planned to attend decide among the following three options:

  • Wait for us to be done with dinner and start about two hours late
  • Start without us, if someone else is willing to lead the meeting
  • Scratch tonight's planned meeting and regroup at the next scheduled time, which is Sat Jul 5 @ 12:00 EDT


Discuss amongst yourselves!
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[personal profile] kareila
In a few minutes we'll be starting a meeting in #dreamwidth-dev! Please drop by if you're around and chat with us!

If you can't make today's meeting, the next meeting will be on Friday, June 27, at 10 pm EDT.

Update: Here's a list of topics we discussed today:

  • Github issues
  • Foundation/Compass
  • old pull requests
  • updating Ubuntu version on dreamhack server
  • developer open question threads


And a partial list of topics to follow up with next time:

  • what we learned at OSB
  • access to old bugs from Bugzilla
  • possibly alternating chat meetings with group development time


In attendance were myself, _Simon_, V_PauAmma_V, kaberett, foxfirefey, Afuna, exor674, alierak, zorkian, and Sophira.

Raw chat log under the cut. )
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[personal profile] kareila
For a while now I've been kicking around the idea of scheduling a regular time once a week or so to meet in #dreamwidth-dev and chat about what's going on with Dreamwidth development - what we're doing, what we want to be doing, what we might be stuck on, etc. We've tried this once before, but it's been a couple of years and I want to make the effort to get this going again. I personally would be more motivated to work on code if I were checking in with the other members of the development team more frequently, and I expect I'm not the only one!

This is how I propose we start:

  • First meeting on Saturday, June 21, at 12 noon EDT
  • Second meeting on Friday, June 27, at 10 pm EDT (this is the last evening of OSB)
  • Third meeting on Saturday, July 5, at 12 noon EDT
  • Fourth meeting on Friday, July 11, at 10 pm EDT


Subsequent meetings will follow this alternating pattern for at least the first few months, after which we can evaluate and decide if we need to shift things around. Having a meeting scheduled every weekend may seem like a bit much, but I expect that by having a regular staggered schedule, hopefully those who can't make one time work for them can attend the alternate one, or drop in as time permits. This setup will also allow us to avoid the hassle of having to figure out a new scheduling consensus for every meeting.

Other points of interest:

  • I'm not doing this alone! [personal profile] foxfirefey has agreed to share hosting duties so that if something comes up for one of us, the other can be responsible for guiding the meeting. Also, it would be very helpful to have other experienced devs on hand to offer advice and/or mentorship to those who might be struggling.
  • I would like to post meeting logs to [site community profile] dw_dev for the benefit of those who are not able to attend but are interested in the proceedings.
  • We don't want to exclude anyone! If you're reading this and not already familiar with our IRC channels, check out the IRC help page on our wiki, keeping in mind we'll be chatting in #dreamwidth-dev, not #dreamwidth. If you can't be on IRC, you can always ask questions in comments as well.


I hope you'll be able to join us!
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[staff profile] mark

Hi all!

I've been doing some poking around and realized that I don't have a good overall state-of-the-DW-development. I have some vague ideas about what some people are working on and interested in, but I wanted to make those vague ideas become a bit less vague. :)

If you have a few minutes, I'd appreciate you taking the time to answer a couple of quick questions here!

  1. Are you actively working on a bug (or several) right now? Which ones?
  2. What are you interested in working on -- broadly or narrowly, what do you want to do? (Or are you just open for suggestions?)
  3. Is there anything explicitly blocking you from doing what you want? (Knowledge, someone has the bug claimed for a year, need a hand with something, etc.)
  4. Free form! Anything you want to say or ask. :)

I also want us to have another development focused chat like we did some months ago. I think the last one I did was well timed for US developers but bad for EU, so I'll go the other way this time. I'm thinking something like 8AM Pacific which is midnight for [personal profile] fu and 4PM UTC on a Sunday. Reasonable?

Thanks!

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[staff profile] denise
Well, I managed to sleep through the meeting and [staff profile] mark was fixing the database comment limits problem, so the meeting started a little late. (It's a good thing we're cute?)

Here's the log, lightly redacted to remove discussion of personal and offtopic stuff (and to remove irc administrivia like joins and parts). We'll do this again in a few weeks!

Meeting log )
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[staff profile] denise
The Doodle poll has spoken, and the time that works for the most people unfortunately doesn't work for [staff profile] mark, so we'll be using the second-most-popular time:

Saturday 28 April 9PM EDT - 11PM EDT (1AM GMT - 3AM GMT)

My apologies to those of you in EU timezones; our next meeting will be scheduled to be more convenient for y'all!

The meeting will begin precisely at 9PM EDT in irc (irc.freenode.net, channel #dreamwidth-dev) and will definitely run for at least two hours (if discussion is going well, we may continue a little past the 11PM end time). The meeting will be logged and logs will be publicly posted (lightly edited) to [site community profile] dw_dev afterwards.

If you have anything in particular you'd like to put on the agenda for discussion, leave a comment. Otherwise, the agenda will be "let's all talk about awesome things we are doing".
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[staff profile] denise
We've spoken in the past about having semi-regular dev meetings in irc, where everybody who's interested can gather in #dreamwidth-dev and have a conversation about what we're working on, what our priorities are, what interesting things have happened, what problems we've run into that others can learn from, what questions we've had itching at us that haven't been answered yet, what kind of help we can use, help-wanted requests for for a pair programmer/UI specialist/frontend person/backend person/someone to crack the whip/someone to bounce ideas off of/etc. (Not to mention, "let's bug [staff profile] denise about stuff we need that hasn't been done yet"!)

[personal profile] fu, [staff profile] mark, and I have all had periods of feeling really isolated and disconnected from each other and from you guys lately, so we're going to give this a try on a pilot basis. 'Staff meetings' will be held every few weeks. We'll log the channel during the meeting, and post the logs afterwards, so those who can't make a particular meeting or those who can't/don't use irc can still get the information. Because of the international nature of our contributor base and the fact that many of us have weird sleep schedules, the meeting times will rotate: if the times for meeting #1 are more convenient for EU people, we'll try to make the next meeting more convenient for US people and the one after that for AU people, etc.

Anyone who does any kind of DW work is welcome -- this isn't dev-specific, but at first we'll definitely be dev-focused, since we have a few ideas we'd like to start exploring for the dev process and we'd like to encourage more collaboration and team programming.

For the first meeting, I've picked a few random-ish times next weekend to try to find one that will work for the majority of people. If you are interested in attending, please fill out the Doodle poll linked below, with your DW username and the times that you would be available to attend! (If you have accessibility problems with it, let me know privately and I'll add your information for you -- I don't know how Doodle is on accessibility.) The poll has 9 separate times, chosen more-or-less at random/on a whim with a US-based audience in mind this time. By default the poll "accordion-collapses", so hit the accordion fold to expand it and get all the times.

Please vote by Tuesday; we'll set the time then. "Yes" means you'd definitely be able to attend at that time, "No" means you'd definitely not be able to attend at that time, and "(Yes)" means you might be able to attend but it would be inconvenient for you. The times should theoretically update to account for timezones (going by your IP and the reported geolocation thereof) but if that doesn't work for you, the poll was created in EDT; to tell if your timezone is being accurately set, the first option is 27 April at 8PM EDT. You don't need a Doodle account to answer the poll.

Fill out Doodle poll
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[staff profile] denise
[personal profile] fu and I were talking this morning about a bunch of things, and we thought it might be interesting/useful to have biweekly or monthly irc coder "meetings", where people could talk about what they were working on, brainstorm about problems they're having, give updates on major/larger projects they're working on, ask for help or ideas on how to design or implement things, and just generally support each other. The reasoning being, when we're all scattered around the globe like this, it's hard to just walk down the hallway and sit on a team member's desk and bounce ideas off them, and that a) leads people to feeling isolated and out of the loop, b) makes it so that nobody really knows what anybody's working on, c) makes it hard to get a lot of support and encouragement, d) doesn't give anybody a real chance to "show off" the cool things they're working on, e) makes it easier to forget about DW stuff and push it down the priority list because you don't get that sense of social reward, f) reduces the chance that somebody will say something to you in passing that will give you a great idea for how to fix that thing that's driving you nuts, and g) doesn't give us all a chance to get together and brainstorm about what we should all be concentrating on, etc.

I'm envisioning an hour or so in irc, scheduled in such a way as to make it easy for people to attend, timezone-wise (or, since we're so geographically disparate, having two separate sessions, and people could attend one or both), held once or twice a month. For those who don't/can't irc, we could log the sessions and post them to [site community profile] dw_dev, both quick summaries/minutes and full logs (edited to remove irrelevancies such as join/part msgs and off-topic chatter).

I know that I would really appreciate something like that, since it's really easy to start feeling isolated and disconnected (even when you own the place!) when you're working from home and on incredibly weird schedules! Still, I don't want to go to the trouble of setting something up or working out the logistics if people wouldn't be interested. Therefore, a poll:

Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 23


Would you be interested in a biweekly or monthly DW irc coder meeting?

View Answers

Yes, absolutely!
13 (56.5%)

I'd maybe attend if the scheduling worked out.
9 (39.1%)

Not really my thing.
1 (4.3%)

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