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From James Thomas <>
Subject Re: Propose weekly "Technical Exchange" video meeting for OpenWhisk
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:05:58 GMT

I think is a good idea and would be nice compliment to the other forms of
communication we have (slack, mailing list).
Getting the recordings hosted externally would be great. Lots of
open-source projects have semi-regular "office hours" like this.
Kubernetes does this:

On 7 June 2017 at 16:08, Matt Rutkowski <> wrote:

> Hi Whiskers!
> Having attended all the amazing and inspiring sessions at ApacheCon a few
> weeks ago and wanting to enable our growing community with better ways to
> foster technical interchange, I would like to propose we work towards
> having weekly
> Here are my thoughts on such a meeting…
> - 1 hour meeting, with agenda to be solicited from community in advance
> - pool of volunteer “moderators” to facilitate the call and cover the
> agenda topics
> - Use video/presentation sharing application with world-wide access such
> as Zoom
> - Alternate meeting times morning / evening (~12 hour differential )
> allowing world-wide (geo.) participation
> - Post recordings of meetings and link from website (with agenda) for
> offline access (and for new contributor education)
> - Cultivate agenda topics on our Confluence Wiki and confirm a few days in
> advance
> Topics would range from…
> - Educational: “how does this component work?”, “how to debug this?”, etc.
> - Feature / idea discussion:  **non-binding** discussion of anyone’s ideas
> to make any part of the project code “better”, more “pluggable” or
> integrateable, etc.
>     + of course, we would want to move/capture such discussions to “dev”
> list (binding) and share/develop designs on our Confluence Wiki, as well
> as move to GitHub epics/issues once consensus is reached
> - Serverless Community: Share experiences on Serverless (conferences,
> meetups, etc.) and what is going on in the Serverless space to raise
> awareness
> - Social: Just get to know each other (and perhaps associate voices and
> faces with people we are working with)
> - Connecting: Greet new people and hear their interest and help them
> connect with others.
> - Volunteers: identify key code work areas where we need help and seek
> volunteers.
> Before we event start we would need to…
> - Have an initial pool of volunteer moderators (of course I would
> volunteer to be one and help jump start the processes)
> - Develop a list of agenda topics here on mailing lists and CWIKI that is
> large enough to start the first meeting and have enough topics to keep it
> going
> Please provide feedback on this proposal as I would welcome any support
> and ideas that could make this better if we agree this is a good idea.
> Cheers!
> Matt

James Thomas

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