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Title: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Kaydeth on October 17, 2009, 01:48:16 AM
Hey guys.

Since we are starting to grow as a department I thought it'd be good to get a weekly meeting going. For now the goal will be to have a 15-30 minute status meeting. In the meeting each programmer will explain what they've been working on for the past week, any problems they are having, and then what they plan to work on for the next week.

This will also give us an opportunity to discuss any hot design topics after the meeting since we'll mostly be together.

My first thought is to try and have the meeting around 18:00 (6pm) GMT on Saturday. Let me know if this can work. Feel free to suggest other times and also give your general availability. The plan for right now is to accommodate both the American developers as well as the European Developers.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on October 18, 2009, 05:55:48 PM
It sounds like a good idea to me. It might be hard to establish a mandatory meeting in a volunteer project but a kind of "programmers who are active and got time on their hands, let's meet each Saturday at <time>" meeting could work out fine. Would be interested in the feedback of the other programmers though. I know that or1andov is sitting on a plane right now so it's unlikely that he'll reply soon.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: amo-ej1 on October 19, 2009, 07:54:27 AM
yeah, i think that most developers are already on irc when they're developing (at least I am).  but adding a bit extra communication is always a good idea


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: saritor on October 19, 2009, 02:22:42 PM
if its only for 15-30 I should be available most any day of the week. Definitely think this is a good idea since it would be a great time for others to make their comments on code reviews too.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Kaydeth on October 22, 2009, 01:13:43 PM
Let's go ahead and try out the time slot I suggest. We'll schedule our first meeting this Saturday 10/22/09. At 18:00 (6pm) GMT.

Hope to see all of you there. Anyone new programmers as well as other departments are also welcome to come.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: AndrewBC on October 22, 2009, 01:20:32 PM
That time works out well for me. See you there.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: saritor on October 22, 2009, 02:13:12 PM
Perhaps one thing we will need to do on these meetings (at least this one in particular) is make sure that people are not going to be duplicating work, as we have seen is already starting to happen with the mix of Vaporice and AndrewBC on the questing aspect of the game.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on October 24, 2009, 01:48:35 PM
First meeting today, 6PM GMT. Hope to see you there :-)


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: shevegen on October 24, 2009, 05:56:32 PM
Was not only Vaporice and AndrewBC but also borland I think - at least that's what I understood on IRC. (Or borland tried to pickup on code someone else did... saritor? I am getting confused with the names heh)

15 minutes meetings would be cool. All the important stuff could happen in those 15 minutes, and people could get a better direction of what is needed.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: jayathecat on October 25, 2009, 05:53:55 PM
Sorry I couldn't make it to the meeting. Is there a summary posted of what you guys discussed?


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on October 25, 2009, 06:53:07 PM
There you go jaya:
http://logs.unknown-horizons.org/%23parpg/%23parpg.2009-10-24.log

Starting at the 18:04:00 timestamp. There is no summarization available yet but as the meeting was not that long, the full log should work as well.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Beliar on October 26, 2009, 01:30:32 PM
i guess we could use the meetbot, which was used in the fife meeting, for our meetings too? It was that UH-Guard - or something like that- one.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on October 26, 2009, 02:10:24 PM
Yep, meetbot can be used for our purposes, here's the list of commands:
http://wiki.debian.org/MeetBot


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on October 31, 2009, 02:19:25 PM
Just a little reminder: programming department meeting today, 6PM GMT.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: amo-ej1 on November 03, 2009, 08:46:07 AM
I missed it, but logs can be found here: http://wiki.parpg.net/Meeting:2009/10/31


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on November 14, 2009, 04:38:14 PM
Any idea if the programming department has plans to have a meeting today. Haven't seen kaydeth on IRC around yet so I was curious.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Kaydeth on November 14, 2009, 06:02:31 PM
Sorry not going to be able to make it this week (11/14). Anyone is welcome to take over if they want. Just capture the log with the "#startmeeting", "#endmeeting" commands.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: mvBarracuda on November 21, 2009, 11:23:39 AM
Any plans to have a meeting today? Just asking, if there is nothing to talk about due being busy, there's no reason to meet I guess.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Kaydeth on November 21, 2009, 04:33:48 PM
Sorry again but I won't be able to host the meeting today (11/21). Have a birthday party to go to.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: shevegen on November 22, 2009, 03:44:22 AM
How about next week :D

I think we will probably only manage one more large meeting before 2009 is over and I wonder if we can push out with techdemo I


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Kaydeth on December 05, 2009, 04:02:12 PM
Hey I'l finally be around again to host a programmers meeting today (12/05/09).
Be there or be square.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: maximinus on December 31, 2009, 10:22:56 AM
When's the next meeting planned? After the new years festivities etc...

Of course my timing will be terrible 'cos I live in China, but I can try to be there...


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: maximinus on December 31, 2009, 03:28:43 PM
OK, I see from IRC it's every (?) Saturday at 6 pm, which rules me out since that's 2 am here. I'll read the past few meeting to catch up...


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: przemo_li on March 16, 2010, 08:11:59 AM
weekly meetings still works ?
can someone give me time with time zone (or better time translated to london time) ?


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: b0rland on March 16, 2010, 10:05:15 AM
No, there are no organized weekly meetings currently. So forums are typically your best bet of discussing the things you want to. You can also catch most of the people who work on the game in IRC at various times of the day.


Title: Re: Organizing a weekly meeting
Post by: Q_x on March 16, 2010, 11:37:23 AM
We're using UTC (GMT) wherever possible, http://timeanddate.com/worldclock/ is pretty handy, crew members are scattered just everywhere.