[EuroPython] IRC meeting Tuesday 5 April 18.00 CET
dario at ita.chalmers.se
Fri Apr 1 13:11:51 CEST 2005
Jacob Hallén wrote:
> I would like to hold an IRC meeting on Tuesday 5 April at 18.00 CET.
excellent idea, i'll certainly try tobe there.
> The place is as usual the #europython channel on the freenode network.
> I will distribute an agenda for the meeting before it starts. Hopefully I'll
> be able to do it Monday.
> There are a number of things that need to be discussed, and I will mention a
> couple here.
> 1. The lack of volunteers and the absence of active people.
> This has been a problem to the extent that I have considered dropping my work
> on Europython. However, I have decided that I will continue. I think I can
> pull something off with the current level of involvement of others, though a
> lot of things will not get done, and our schedules may slip further.
well, I for one have been waiting to hear what practical issues need to
be dealt with, thus have been expecting to hear from you about any
outstanding issues that I can help out with.
Personally I have little to contribute in terms of being track chair,
but I have no problems helping out with the practical things.
My impression was that you had assumed the role of co-ordinator, so I've
been waiting for a coordination report and what chores need to be dealt
with. There has to be a coordinating entity that manages the whole
picture, it is not possible to manage this any other way.
So far I have been trying to arrange the same space for Sprint and
Post-Conference Lounge that we had last year, and trying to arrange for
better net-access in that same area as we had last year. Things look
bright, so far but no definitive answers yet.
I also have been preparing for the net-access on the conference area but
I have been waiting for an definitve description of what needs to be
improved. Like I said last year, there is not much room for improvement
w.r.t to wired access, nor is it possible to have non-authenticated
I am working on solutions to the non-wireless problem, but I do not know
how much of an issue it is to have to *login* to the network as was
reported from the evaluation. My hopes are that this is a non-issue, but
then again, people can get very upset about such things...
I appreciate fully that co-ordinating EPC gets in the way of
pay-for-food-and-rent work and what kind of conflict that may be to have
to prioritise real work instead of EPC work.
So, if there is a need for it, the I am prepared to step in to help
out/take care of some the coordination, but not all. I have no real
contacts in the Python world as some of you guys have, so like I said
before, I can do very little in terms of track chairing of
suggesting/prodding possible Keynote speakers and that kind of work.
But I can probably dig up one or two people more so that we may
coordinate everything else, but in order to do that I need to know that
there is a need, and that I won't step on someones toes.
> I would like to say that the efforts put in by Laura and Jean-Marc have been
> fantastic, and some track chairs have been quite responsive, but it takes
> more people and more engagement if we are to repeat the success of last year.
Indeed. Hear, hear.
> I will do my best to structure the tasks that need doing before the meeting,
> so that there will be suitable packages for people to grab.
Dario Lopez-Kästen, IT Systems & Services Chalmers University of Tech.
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