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WebAppSec Teleconference Timing and Techniques.

From: Mike West <mkwst@google.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:43:33 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKXHy=dYxzHq8nWsEg2mc0ZX9k0XwbW6CHmQVna4jZTv_q7tKg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Web Application Security Working Group <public-webappsec@w3.org>
Hey folks,

As discussed on the last call
<https://www.w3.org/2019/02/20-webappsec-minutes.html#item03>, I'd like for
us to think a little bit about how we're using our time on our calls, and
whether it might be reasonable to make some changes. Three come to mind:

1.  I've heard from some folks (including me!) that the current timeslot
isn't working well. It's early for California, dinnertime in central
Europe, and the middle of the night across Asia. Perhaps it's reasonable to
consider a shift, and perhaps even a rotation between time-zones to allow
access to more folks. As a concrete suggestion to start a conversation: I'd
generally prefer 11:00 Pacific, 20:00 CET (as my kids will safely be in
bed). How unworkable would that be for folks who care about the calls?

2.  Audio-only conference calls are somewhat awkward. It might be nice to
try out something that includes video/screen-sharing for somewhat more
lively conversations (while, of course, retaining audio-only options for
folks that would prefer for us not to have a camera in their house!). I
suspect that there's a diversity of preferences in this group: Vidyo,
Skype, etc. Hangouts are simplest for me personally, but I'm willing to try
just about anything that works on a Chromebook: the TAG is apparently
having success with https://appear.in/, for instance?

3.  Scribing in IRC is a pain in the butt. While it's nice to be able to
rely upon the W3C's tooling for autopublication of minutes after a meeting,
other groups have been successful with more dynamic methods. The TAG, for
instance, has been using Cryptpad to take collaborative notes during a
meeting (
and then posting the final result to GitHub (
That's a model that makes sense to me. Perhaps we could try it out?


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