2014-02-27 Developers Forum

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  • Quickly review previous meeting minutes (5 min)
    • Infrastructure Update
    • Design Process Improvements
  • After-action review & next week's agenda (5 min)

In Attendance

  • You


Developers Forum 2014-02-27
  • Ben Wolfe
  • Burke Mamlin
  • Paul Biondich
  • Michael Downey
  • Ayuk Etta
  • Nyoman Ribeka
  • Willa Mhawila
  • Ryan Yates
  • Elliott Williams
  • Ada Yeung
  • Daniel Kayiwa
  • Rafal Korytkowski
  • Darius Jazayeri
  • Wyclif Luyima
  • Roger Friedman
  • Thomas Mwogi
Agenda & Minutes:
  • Review last week TODO's
  • None listed
  • Starting on time!
  • Infrastructure Update
  • Bamboo Upgrades
  • Remote agents are working successfully, to improve reliability & performance
  • New hardware secured, automated hardware deployments to scale up CI environment
  • TODO: Notify dev@ about deprecation of ci-stg.o.org
  • Confluence Upgrade
  • Macro issues to be resolved (compatibility)
  • Confluence Questions
  • 1-2 weeks from now
  • Atlassian security vulnerability announced yesterday
  • New versions are staged and under testing
  • JIRA: 2-3 weeks from now
  • Helpdesk Update
  • such responsive, very help
  • Etherpad
  • The shared multi-project server running this site has had performance problems the last few weeks.
  • The team is working to secure a better/higher power server.
  • Since we try to embed an HTTP resource with an IFRAME in wiki pages, there are browser errors. WORKAROUND: Stop using IFRAME's for now.
  • REMINDER: Don't use etherpad for permanent notes. Etherpad isn't searchable in its current configuration. Move stuff to the wiki!
  • Question: Does someone need to be accountable in each meeting for persisting notes after the meeting is over? (Yes.)
  • 2.0 Release / Demo
  • We're re-learning how to release software :-)
  • Need to determine how to do acknowledgements: Which modules, from when to when, etc.
  • Design Process Improvements
  • Good
  • Nice to have access to forums to get feedback/advice
  • Not as Good
  • Lack of agenda for design forums
  • Not clear how to get things on the agenda
  • TODO: Need a clear way to get things on the agenda
  • Trouble following through on design forum decisions
  • Sometimes topics get repeated
  • TODO: Need a clear process for making design decision clear & documented at least to the extent that they don't get repeated
  • Tend to be "reactive" (not planning ahead)
  • Sometimes we don't have the right people attending
  • TODO: schedule some "big picture" agenda items (looking ahead, coordinating designs, etc.)
  • After Action Review
  • What did you expect to happen?
  • No after action review
  • What actually happened?
  • No after action review
  • What can we do differently?
  • Have an after action review



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