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Re: Poll on teleconferences

From: Alessandra Mileo <alessandra.mileo@insight-centre.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:06:41 +0000
Cc: <public-wot-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <5453DDDD-07BB-4132-9155-43EE1DD05F9C@deri.org>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
I forgot to indicate "Which days of the week work best for you?  What times are good/okay/bad (please indicate which timezone)?"

I am in GMT.
Normally I have teaching on Mondays, Fridays other regular telcos. The rest of the week (preferably afternoons) I am flexible to reserve a regular slot.

Dr. Alessandra Mileo
Research Fellow & Adjunct Lecturer
PI and WP Leader - http://www.ict-citypulse.eu
INSIGHT Research Center
NUI Galway, Ireland
Email: alessandra.mileo@insight-centre.org
Web: http://www.insight-centre.org/users/alessandra-mileo

On 29/gen/2015, at 18:14, Alessandra Mileo <alessandra.mileo@deri.org> wrote:

> Hi Dave.
> Thanks for your message, this seems like a non-trivial exercise.
> Hope my input helps.
> I think regional tasks are potentially good cause it distributes the load by naming a representative to hold telcos related to the task for some time and then report, but IMO this is possible once tasks and interests are defined (which is not the case now).
> My experience in the W3C RSP WG is that one day f2f can push the work as far as several months of bi-weekly telcos.
> In RSP we have telcos, wikis, github, googledocs based on the progress and next tasks.
> We started as a smaller group though.
> Recently we initiated a workshop series on the theme for ESWC that will increase visibility.
> My suggestions is:
> 1 - start with regular telcos (if 2 timezones are enough, the groups out of the time zone will read the wiki every other telco, you would just need to host at least 2 "welcome" telcos) - this should help characterizing interests and potential contributions to the group, that can help step 2..
> 2 - try to identify representative for sub-areas of interests or task, aiming at the organization of national/time-zone tasks to report to the bigger group.
> The second step could benefit from the googledoc discussion approach to have participants identifying themselves in a subgroup beyond the institute/national boundaries and increase cross-collaboration (hopefully that would self-generate time-zone compliant subgroups ;).
> My 2+ cents.
> Looking fwd to contributing!
> Cheers,
> Alessandra
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Dr. Alessandra Mileo
> Research Fellow & Adjunct Lecturer
> PI and WP Leader CityPulse - http://www.ict-citypulse.eu
> INSIGHT Research Center
> NUI Galway, Ireland
> Email: alessandra.mileo@deri.org
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> On 29/gen/2015, at 16:49, Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
>> 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 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>

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