[UPHPU] Reminder: Group Project Meeting tonight
mac at macnewbold.com
Thu Jun 9 10:21:11 MDT 2005
Tonight at 7pm we'll be holding our next meeting about the group project.
It will be held in the same place as last time, in SLC at 1440 South
Foothill Drive, at the Code Greene office (above Blockbuster). Check
mailing list archive from May 31, 2005 for more details, and call me at
(801) 694-6334 if you get lost. Laptops are welcome, and there is wireless
Some things on the agenda tonight, not necessarily in this order:
- Project name ideas
- Discuss ways to publicize it and get other groups/people involved
- Discuss the basic parts of a PHP or PHP/SQL site
- Plan overview, list of sub-parts, rough ordering and prioritizing
- Discuss group development (for both company and open source groups)
- Enumerate probable positions for maintainers/sub-project leads
- Take nominations/volunteers to propose to the group for approval
- Discuss which aspects/sub-projects each person would like to be involved in
- Discuss anticipated Python port (dataw0lf) and other potential ports
- Discuss any feedback on logistical matters
- Start email campaign to get Wade to set up the group project mail list ;)
If you have something to add to the agenda, speak up. If you won't be able
to make it tonight, but have something you want said about any of the
above items, or other matters, please let me know, either on the list or
If there is any way to do so today or tonight, we'd like to finalize (as
much as possible) the maintainer staff of 2-3 people, so that there is
someone in place to make important decisions that will guide our course.
I would propose that if we can get at least 15 people at the meeting (or
to give their feedback ahead of time privately to me), that we should
close nominations and have a vote on the spot.
Some people have discussed a way of having online meetings. It seems the
de facto way to do that in this group would be using IRC, in the #uphpu
channel on irc.freenode.net . If you're new to IRC, there are a multitude
of clients available for all operating systems, which you can find through
google, or by asking on the list. I know GAIM works on Windows and
Linux/BSD (also does IM), and Colloquy comes highly recommended on OS X.
Others prefer things like mIRC, BX, xchat, and so forth.
If people want to try it, we could have some of the meeting participants
hang out in #uphpu during the meeting, sharing notes with those not
present, and relaying their feedback. Of course, even an online meeting is
not very useful if we can't nail down a time that works for people. It
does solve the "place" problem though, for people who can't get to the
meeting, but can be online during that time frame. Personally, I think
that if we can get about 5 or more "virtual" participants, that it would
be well worth it. Another bonus is that the IRC log becomes typed meeting
notes as well, and are automatically available online by midnight.
We hope to see many of you there!
Mac Newbold MNE - Mac Newbold Enterprises, LLC
mac at macnewbold.com http://www.macnewbold.com/
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