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RE: Poll on teleconferences

From: <Kerry.Taylor@csiro.au>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2015 22:35:54 +0000
To: <dsr@w3.org>, <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <3CD3C8BBF0D87B4D8154C3978732049C50D795D9@exmbx05-cdc.nexus.csiro.au>
I love the Google docs idea – I have some reservations about how well it will work but am willing to give it an earnest try as
a potential solution to a very general problem.  My second choice would be the alternating time slot – although it may be possible to do it in 2 slots rather than 3, which would be better I think.

And be warned, in  April we move relatively by up to 2 hours.

From: 전종홍 [mailto:hollobit@etri.re.kr]
Sent: Friday, 30 January 2015 10:36 PM
To: Dave Raggett; public-wot-ig@w3.org
Subject: RE: Poll on teleconferences

Hi Dave,

It would be helpful for our decision making between the time zones.


Best Regards,

--- Jonathan Jeon

From: Dave Raggett [mailto:dsr@w3.org]
Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 1:49 AM
To: public-wot-ig@w3.org<mailto:public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Subject: Poll on teleconferences

This is a request for feedback that will help the Chairs of the Web of Things Interest Group decide the frequency and time slots for teleconferences.

When I just checked we have a broad distribution of participants from around the World, approximately as follows:

           • 11 people in North America
           • 8 people in Japan
           • 6 people in Germany
           • 6 people in Ireland
           • 3 people in South Korea
           • 3 people in the UK
           • 2 people in Finland
           • 2 people in France
           • 1 person in Australia
           • 1 person in Norway

This makes it impractical to find a single time slot that will be convenient for everyone.  You can find time slots that are okay for America and Europe,     Europe and Asia, or Asia and America, but you can’t find a time slot that is good for America and Europe and Asia.

We could consider alternating the time slot, to inconvenience America one week, Europe, the next and Asia, the week after.   This could get confusing, but is reasonably easy to set up with repeat every 3 week entries in calendar apps.

Which days of the week work best for you?  What times are good/okay/bad (please indicate which timezone)?

Some W3C groups prefer to avoid regular teleconferences, and conduct their work using a mix of face to face meetings, email, text chat, wikis, issue trackers and revision control systems (typically Github).

In principle, the IG Chairs could manage a time shifted distributed meeting using Google Docs or equivalent live document solution.  The document would be created by the Chairs with the agenda, and participants would add their questions and responses to each section of the agenda during their own working day.  Each meeting would run for a week to give plenty of time for extended conversations.  This approach would make it easier for the Chairs to manage the work of the group as a whole as compared to basic issue trackers as on Github.  If Google docs isn’t available to all IG participants, e.g. it is blocked, then I could look into alternative solutions, e.g. installing Etherpad on a w3.org<http://w3.org> system. Or perhaps one of the companies participating in the IG could offer an alternative?

Another approach would be to try to organise work on a regional basis, e.g. for participants in Japan (for example) to conduct a survey of use cases and current practices in Japan, and then report back to the whole group.

I was considering an online poll, but got stuck when it come to the kinds of questions needed to cover all the possibilities. Please reply to this message to provide your feedback, or you prefer, send it just to me.  We may then have a more narrowly scoped poll if that proves appropriate.

Looking forward to your input!

   Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org<mailto:dsr@w3.org>>

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