I still think the setup of the last few hangouts is in the good direction. At least the hangouts I attended were. First hangout I attended was more like a get-to-know-eachother kind of hangout. The second was more towards development.
We still are a young community and we all need to learn the ropes of community building and how to be an effective community. In setting a scope for a hangout with a predefined agenda, we can all learn from such a hangout. Both in using hangouts as in the content of the hangout.
A community hangout every 1 or 2 months (it is already proven hard to have a hangout each month) should still be a goal for the community. It unites the members and gives another way to discuss ideas and options.
What I would like to see is that more ‘specialized’ hangouts start too. Like a hangout for the dev team, the documentation team, the community team etc… These can be private although I truly believe in transparency so others can also (re)view the hangout. Maybe a written summary with all subjects and decisions can be made afterwards if there is no hangouts-on-air link available.
Hangouts (or at least face-to-face conversation) can be very effective and fast to come to decisions. So, even with a small amount of members, a hangout still can be useful.
I do think its the right thing. Its like a forum, only its video chat…much more personal, IMO.
Definitely! and if possible, like others had suggested, on different timezones.
Maybe, or maybe not. I think its about how it has been advertised. Maybe pin the topic…then ensure that it is available to all/all are welcome to attend (maybe some does not think “public” is for all ).
While some others do not think they need it (they already have deployed a working version). Advertise it as “this is your chance to meet and greet people/developers behind NethServer…share your thoughts, feature requests, and appreciation personally!”
Training hangouts, I think, will not be that successful. Maybe this can be done in 1 time basis per feature (and per NS version perhaps), then, publish the video how-to in how-to section linked in YouTube and all questions will be answered there (or can be asked in succeeding Hangouts). TIme-limited, It will be up to the person what section to watch and what to watch.
I would prefer a hangout with a specific topic to discus and find fast a solution as @robb wrote .
If a specific topic is interesting I would join it in the night as well. I am not a developer and if I have time maybe I would join a developer hangout only to hear what is going on and to see who are this great people who do all this work.
I also like the idea of a [quote=“syntaxerrormmm, post:31, topic:3105”]
only to see each other and get to know.
The time zone hangout is a good idea but as I mentioned before, if I consider my free time, I would do it most of the time if I see a benefits for the Nethserver. It’s the question do I join a hangout for one hour or do I work on the documentation for one hour? Which will have the better benefit?[quote=“alefattorini, post:30, topic:3105”]
The training part is an other option but I wouldn’t call it a hangout. This is more a webinar which is common in the meantime. I joined one this morning at 0:00 - 1:00 because it was from a German company about FEM simulation. If we prepare it well we could advertise it and get more people aware of Nethserver. And later we can publish it at Youtube as @Hunv already mentioned.
Over all I would suggest IMHO as well more specific hangout which consider all the good ideas like time zone, specific topic or chit-chat, webinar etc.
The time zone based hangouts are a good idea. With regards to scheduling, having it outside of office hours as this should allow more people to join in.
The idea of having “official training” hangouts as well as a more relaxed or informal hangouts is definitely something to be explored and the informal hangouts could include something more formal on occasion, depending on what is trending at the time.
I may have some more thoughts but I am a little swamped with work priorities so will post details as and when I can
I think you must be more restrictive with date.
Personally, when I look the doodle, I really don’t know what to put for disponibility.
Between monday to fryday and saturday/ sunday, it’s really different…
So I suggest you to fix a small bunch of days ( three or four max) and let’s each one making it’s disponibility.
Actually, it’s too open, so nobody know what to do…