On 05/10/2016 05:50 PM, Dan Mossor wrote:
On 05/10/2016 12:13 PM, Justin W. Flory wrote:
> Hey all,
> In the last and today's meeting, the idea came up of extending our
> meetings by 30 minutes (16:00 - 17:30 UTC). Are there any objections
> about extending the time slot or conflicts for adding those 30 minutes
> in? I know many people may not be able to make the full time but we
> should be able to discuss important topics earlier in the meeting.
To speed up the meeting, it would better serve us to have the Agenda
and/or announcements posted to the list before the meeting so the links
can be read and thought about, instead of waiting for them to be read
and arguments created during the meeting.
Sorry for the late response back on this topic. I've done some thinking
about this and the comments from those that were -1. They're valid
concerns, and I want to take a minute to address them.
I personally believe that the best solution is still to extend the
meeting times by 30 minutes for now, and use the extra time to
accomplish more on the agenda. Our meetings are usually pretty packed,
and I think it's just part of the nature of what type of work we're
doing in CommOps. It's tough to fit it all into an hour as is, and I
think adding 30 extra minutes will allow us to have more room for
discussion about some topics without having to worry about running out
of time for the meeting - sometimes I feel like some cool or new ideas
are swept aside for later because of the time crunch, but I think
extending the meeting time 30 minutes would help solve this.
One way I think we could speed up the meeting is by sending
announcements out via email on the mailing list before the meeting, like
Dan suggested. This would speed up the meeting time by maybe 10-15
minutes and get the info out to CommOps members.
However, I am not sure how I feel about that because then the
announcements falls to a single person for the email. Usually I'm the
one who pulls together announcements anyways, but doing it over email
limits others who have announcements to pitch in, e.g. in IRC, anyone
can throw something into Meetbot the announcements, whereas in email,
I'll have to query whoever is online when I'm pulling together
I am still +1 to extending the time by 30 minutes, if only temporary for
the summer while we have a new influx of interns and students working in
Fedora. I'd like to make this official starting for next week's meeting,
I hope this addresses some of the concerns mentioned in previous emails
from those who were -1. I still think we can prioritize important items
in the agenda (maybe tickets before previous action items?).
Justin W. Flory