Open edX Contributors Meetup

Thank you for the votes! The poll is now completed, and the new meeting time is on Monday at 15:00 UTC, every two weeks. The next meeting time is thus November 30th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter).

See you on Monday!

Thanks to everyone who joined the contributors meetup on Monday!

Video recording

The recording of the meeting:

Participants

Since we have discussed linking to the forum profiles of the participants, I’m actually starting a list of participants to the last meeting here. Click on a name to read the participant’s profile:

(If you were attending and don’t see your name in the list, please let me know your username so I can add it.)

Topics

The list of topics from yesterday’s agenda:

Details & chat logs: https://trello.com/c/jwfkyurc/109-contributors-meetup-november-30th-agenda

Next meetup: Monday December 14th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda: https://trello.com/c/00kG188m/111-contributors-meetup-december-14th-agenda

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Thanks, as always, for the interesting discussions on Monday :slight_smile:

Important: Due to the holidays, the next contributors meetup, which should have been on Monday December 28th, is cancelled. The next meetup will be on Monday, January 11th 2021.

Video recording

Here is the recording of the meeting from Monday:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fQQmY02lZxE4ImN-xdIcYO5ydrxQU_Ch/view?usp=sharing

Participants

Since we have discussed linking to the forum profiles of the participants, I’m actually starting a list of participants to the last meeting here. Click on a name to read the participant’s profile:

(If you were attending and don’t see your name in the list, please let me know your username so I can add it.)

Topics

The list of topics from yesterday’s agenda:

Details & chat logs: https://trello.com/c/00kG188m/111-contributors-meetup-december-14th-agenda

Next meetup: Monday January 11th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda: https://trello.com/c/J0lU8Zir/115-contributors-meetup-january-11th-agenda

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Hi @antoviaque! Can you please make public the video recording of the last meetup?

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@regis Fixed! Sorry, I missed changing the default option when I uploaded it last week - thanks for reporting the issue.

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Happy New Year! Here is the recap of the first Contributors Meetup of 2021 :slight_smile:

Video recording

Here is the recording of the meeting from today:

Participants

Since we have discussed linking to the forum profiles of the participants, I’m actually starting a list of participants to the last meeting here. Click on a name to read the participant’s profile:

(If you were attending and don’t see your name in the list, please let me know your username so I can add it.)

Topics

The list of topics from yesterday’s agenda:

Details & chat logs: Trello

Next meetup: Monday January 25th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda: Trello

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We have just had this week’s Contributors Meetup earlier today - here is the recap.

Video recording

The recording of the meeting:

Participants

Click on a name to read the participant’s profile:

Topics

The list of topics from yesterday’s agenda:

Details & chat logs: Trello

Next meetup: Monday February 8th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda: Trello

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I was under the weather on Monday and couldn’t attend the meeting. Thanks for making the recording available so soon after the meeting. I was able to catch up this morning.

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This is the recap from the meeting on 2021-02-08.

Video Recording

Participants

@Nicole_Kessler
@amy.e.brown
@nimisha
@nedbat
@pdpinch
@BbrSofiane
@idegtiarov
@antoviaque
@arbrandes

Topics

Details and chat logs on Trello (still).

Next meetup: Monday February 22nd at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda on the Github board.

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Note to contributors! Next Monday’s meeting agenda has moved to GitHub (along with everything else):

Also, we’re now publishing the event in a public calendar so you can subscribe to it if you wish:

(This is why those of you who were already invited got a new invitation.)

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This is the recap from the meeting on 2021-02-22.

Video Recording

Participants

@Nicole_Kessler
@andres
@idegtiarov
@omar
@nedbat
@pdpinch
@BbrSofiane
@idegtiarov
@morenol
@antoviaque
@arbrandes
@nimisha
@sambapete

Topics

Details and chat logs on this meeting’s agenda.

Next meetup: Monday March 8th at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda on the Github board.

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This is the recap from the meeting on 2021-03-08.

Video Recording

Participants

@omar
@nedbat
@pdpinch
@BbrSofiane
@antoviaque
@arbrandes
@nimisha
@sambapete
@Felipe
@andres

Topics

Details and chat logs on this meeting’s agenda.

Next meetup: Monday March 22nd at 14:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

Details and draft agenda on the Github board.

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Please note that due to the northern hemisphere entering Daylight Savings Time soon, and the fact that (as far as I can tell) that’s where most attendees are joining from, I moved the meetup up one hour in UTC. So it’s now:

Monday March 22nd at 14:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

You may have gotten a new invite. If you have any objections, feel free to voice them below. If enough people think this is a bad idea, we’ll just go back to where it was before. :slight_smile:

(I also updated the agenda and the recap post above.)

@arbrandes I do have an objection yes - the meeting was already at 5am for me before, that would put it at 4am my time. And generally, to make sure people can plan correctly, I’d rather not shift the meeting around during timezone changes (which vary for plenty of countries anyway), but keep it at a fixed time UTC, and in any case discuss it with other attendees before making any changes.

@antoviaque, alright, fair enough. I agree in principle that meeting times should not change with DST, but I found that 15:00 UTC was going to be a problem for @nimisha, and, rather naively, did not take into account that even if most attendees are in the north, not all northern countries (or states) undergo a DST change.

So, since two very important participants have a scheduling difficulty… poll time:

At what recurring time should we hold the Contributor’s Meetup?
  • 15:00 UTC (the old time)
  • 14:00 UTC (the new one)

0 voters

Pinging the usual participants from the last few meetups:

@omar
@nedbat
@pdpinch
@BbrSofiane
@antoviaque
@nimisha
@sambapete
@Felipe
@andres
@Nicole_Kessler
@idegtiarov
@amy.e.brown
@marcotuts

I am fine with either time, but there isn’t a way to indicate that.

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Oops - I accidentally clicked on the poll. Please discount my vote above. I was looking to see if I could add another option.

It would be great for Xavier to continue to attend the meeting. If we make it at 14:00 UTC, I’ll need to catch up with the group afterward. (There is a standing meeting at that time with JP and other Eng directors.)

May I suggest another time: 17:00 UTC ?

  • This would be later in the morning for Xavier.
  • For ET folks it would go back and forth between the afternoon hours of: 12pm ET and 1pm ET over the course of the year.
  • I’m not sure how 17:00 UTC plays out for folks in other timezones though.
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Yes, if either @nimisha or me can’t make it, then none of the two times work imho – we both need to be in that meeting. Since it looks like we can’t avoid changing the meeting time at all, @arbrandes could we do a whenisgood.net poll with the whole week as a choice, to maximize the number of attendees too? If we move it piecemeal we’ll just keep bumping into meeting conflict from other people imho.

There are also a few people that hadn’t been able to join at the time from the Monday meeting recently, like @regis @idegtiarov @marcotuts @Nicole_Kessler @abstract-technology or @sambapete – it could be an occasion to get an occasion to find a time that works for you too?

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Good points all around, and it seems the best solution is a new general poll, indeed. Here it is:

Contributor’s Meetup WhenIsGood Poll

As usual, please keep the following in mind, so we can maximize the “goodness” of the chosen time:

  1. Select your timezone.
  2. Paint over as large a range of dates and times as remotely possible - even if not necessarily comfortable.

You can keep track of results here. The chosen time will be converted to UTC so that subsequent DST changes don’t affect it. The decision will apply to the next meeting and subsequent ones.

Tagging potential attendees, again:

@omar
@nedbat
@pdpinch
@BbrSofiane
@antoviaque
@nimisha
@sambapete
@Felipe
@andres
@Nicole_Kessler
@idegtiarov
@amy.e.brown
@marcotuts
@abstract-technology
@regis
@nizar

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It seems like there is no single good time for everyone: the best we did is 8 out of 10 on:

  • Monday 14:00 UTC
  • Tuesday 14:00 or 15:00 UTC
  • Thursday 15:00 UTC

However, of these, only Tuesday at 15:00 UTC is suitable for both @antoviaque and @nimisha. Since they handle particularly critical aspects of this meeting, I’m going to make a judgement call and elect this as the time for the following ones.

In other words, the next meeting will be on:

Tuesday March 23rd at 15:00 UTC (Timezone converter)

You may get another invite as I change the calendar event. If you’re not explicitly invited, please refer to the agenda for calendar links. Thanks!

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