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From Sam Ruby <ru...@intertwingly.net>
Subject Re: June report prep
Date Tue, 23 Jun 2015 00:17:10 GMT
On Mon, Jun 22, 2015 at 11:43 AM, Marvin Humphrey
<marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 6:58 PM, Ted Dunning <ted.dunning@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> There are a few more cleanup and followup tasks to take care of in order to
>>> prepare for next month:
>>>
>>> *   Assign podlings who did not report a "monthly" attribute in
>>>     podlings.xml.
>>> *   Remove any expired "monthly" attributes.
>>> *   Run clutch.py.
>>> *   Assign shepherds.
>>> *   Generate the July report template and publish on the wiki.
>>>
>>> No hurry, so take a couple days to catch your breath.  Will your schedule
>>> allow you to get to those by the end of this week?
>>
>> It should.  After the presentation tomorrow at Spark Summit, I should be
>> clear for a few days.
>
> Hi Ted -- can you take care of these items please?
>
>>> Once you close out this month's cycle, we might also have a conversation
>>> about how you think the report process could be improved.
>>
>> Happy to do so.
>>
>> So far, the support of the team has been absolutely extraordinary.  The
>> only suggestion so far is to help a new VP know that the support exists.
>> My assumption was that I was jumping into the deep end.  The facts were
>> quite different.
>
> Well, I think we can do better yet if we integrate the Incubator's monthly
> reporting into whimsy.  My perception is that the total burden is too high.
> In the past it was borne solely by the Chair, which was not at all
> sustainable.  Now it is spread, but additional tooling can improve matters
> more.
>
> However, I'm trying to hold off on that conversation until the current Chair
> has actually performed all the tasks involved with the report and so groks the
> full scope.  Hint hint. ;)

One thing that would be helpful is to take good notes during this
process.  Anything you can do via the command line can be done via a
script - this includes SVN and LDAP.  Anything that requires user
input is generally easier when done via a HTML form (buttons,
textareas, checkboxes and the like).  And steps like "remove expired
monthly attributes" can be automated away entirely.

> Marvin Humphrey

- Sam Ruby

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