[General] Re: [Design] IRC office hours change proposal
priscilla at osafoundation.org
Sat Jan 28 18:33:44 PST 2006
Thanks for proposing this Katie. Two quick thoughts that I had:
1. As you mentioned about proposing the discussion early on, who would
be responsible for conflicting schedules? Not that this would happen
frequently, but there should also probably be someone who is tasked at
deciding who should go when, on which days? If there are conflicts that
2. Also in regards to Q.1, perhaps there should only be one topic on one
channel on the Wed. & Fri. Mainly if people have interest in two or
three topics, trying to follow several threads at the same time is
somewhat difficult (at least for me it is.). Or for those who like to
multi-task, maybe it's a good thing?
3. Okay, a 3rd thought just came to mind. What about having a guest to
host an IRC discussion sometime? Unless that's happened before?
Katie Capps Parlante wrote:
> I'd like to propose some changes to IRC office hours.
> The original plan was to hold an "office hours" in the #chandler
> channel once a week. We queued up a list of topics, rotating the host
> between groups. The goal was to get osaf staff to hang out in irc and
> talk to people who might join us on the project. Eventually we scaled
> back to bi-weekly topics.
> Now we hang out in irc all of the time and have several projects
> going. Even though we're frequently in irc, it can be useful to have
> some scheduled topics for irc sessions. I'd like to see us schedule
> these sessions in #chandler, #cosmo, #scooby, or #osaf based on the
> need or desire for a conversation, QA session, etc. It would work
> something like this...
> + We have two slots a week for planned IRC sessions, Wednesday and
> Friday at 1pm PST. (A couple of people mentioned that these might be
> better times than Wed at 11am PST.)
> + Anyone can propose a topic for a slot, preferably at least a few
> days ahead of time.
> + The person proposing the topic is responsible for being the
> facilitator/host of the session (or finding a facilitator).
> + The person proposing the topic is responsible for choosing the
> channel and broadcasting the notice.
> + We should use an #osaf channel (logged) as a space for cross-project
> discussions (not just scheduled sessions, but in general).
> btw: Please respond to general at osafoundation.org. I wasn't sure that
> everyone was subscribed and spammed the other lists, but it would be
> good to move all discussions like this to general.
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