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Re: First Face-to-Face meeting

From: Gregg Kellogg <gregg@greggkellogg.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:17:10 -0800
Cc: Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <68D304D1-2660-4F39-A38B-E55FF2BB1374@greggkellogg.net>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com>
TPAC works great for me, as I'm located near by and plan to attend in any event.

I'm also up for more extended online meetings in whatever form.

Gregg Kellogg
gregg@greggkellogg.net

On Feb 3, 2014, at 9:22 AM, Dan Brickley <danbri@google.com> wrote:

> Having talked over the results of this survey with Jeni and Ivan, we
> conclude that there does *not* seem to be to be critical mass for the
> dates proposed. And comparing travel schedules even amongst
> Ivan/Jeni/Dan it is looking very challenging to find new candidate
> dates in the immediate - feb/march/april/... future (especially noting
> that W3C asks for 8 weeks notice to be given, to help people find
> reasonable travel/hotel options etc.).
> 
> Given all this, a new suggestion. That we make minimal or no use of
> face-to-face meetings until a larger gathering - the W3C Technical
> Plenary meeting, next one is Oct 27-31st 2014, Santa Clara
> <http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2014>, but that we kick off the group
> 'remotely' rather than through a 'kickoff face to face meeting'.
> 
> So - for now at least - Instead of flying everyone to a single
> location, let's try to do our best to use the 'net (the usual
> email/wiki/phone/IRC stuff but also maybe video e.g. Skype,
> G+Hangouts, WebRTC or whatever) to make progress. We can also continue
> the effort already begun in this thread, of sharing our existing
> travel plans so that if small subsets of the Working Group are already
> planning to attend various events, we can make the most of it. Andy
> Seaborne also pointed out that some W3C groups have had regional
> meetings, e.g. recent RDF WG had US (Boston) + UK (London) split
> meeting that was easier for people to attend; we could explore similar
> mechanisms, or perhaps organizing around sub-topics.
> 
> In general W3C groups benefit a lot from face to face work. It helps
> people understand each other, work closely together, etc. But there
> can also be other significant costs involved beyond the merely
> financial -  travel, health, family, carbon footprint, day jobs,
> etc... So given our scheduling difficulties, let's see what we can get
> done using this new-fangled Internet thing...
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Dan
> 
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