Ubuntu-Women IRC Meeting September 16 11:00 UTC 2007
This meeting discussed the status of our website migration, our partnership with Classroom and Team Reporting.
Our website team decided to move from the LoCo team server to to Canonical Data Center.
This move has been completed by the Canonical SysAdmin team, we are now waiting on ssh access, pleia2 has submitted an RT ticket to get this final step completed
- Discussion about the Ubuntu Training program led us to believe it is too much of a professional program to be very useful to us, but we would like to get folks who are interested in education involved, it's a very good project
- pleia2 (along with Nightrose and a couple others) contacted Ryan from the Classroom program a few weeks ago about a partnership with them. Folks at the meeting agreed that establishing a partnership with them to replace our somewhat stagnant Courses program would be a good route to go.
- svaksha proposed hosting some classroom sessions in #ubuntu-women (perhaps alternating) and pros and cons were discussed:
- Point: Some women might feel uncomfortable leaving the relative "safety" of #ubuntu-women to join #ubuntu-classroom
- Counterpoint: #ubuntu-classroom is a very safe project, we don't feel bad about inviting women there to join a class
- Point: There is already an audience of women in #ubuntu-women, easy to reach
- Counterpoint: We will be doing publicity for classroom via mailing lists, IRC and via blogs; interested parties will be informed
- Other reasons for keeping Classroom in #ubuntu-classroom:
- It is not a specifically Ubuntu-Women project and is not the only one that will be involved with Classroom, it should be accessible to the whole community via their official channel, alternating locations is confusing
- We cannot ask presenters to host sessions in both channels (it's hard enough to get them to do one!)
- Our mission is to get more women involved with Ubuntu, part of that means we should encourage them to join other channels, #ubuntu-classroom is a safe place to branch out to
- The Classroom project is submitting a proposal to have a mailing list and doing some reorganization to get back on track
- pleia2 will be working with Classroom through this reorganization and will inform the Ubuntu-Women list with a plan of how we can help and move forward with integrating this into our project.
Jono Bacon has started a Team Reporting initiative: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BuildingCommunity/TeamReporting and asked that Ubuntu Women take part in monthly reporting of our activities
pleia2 has put together a page on the Ubuntu-Women Wiki page for this: http://wiki.ubuntu-women.org/ReportingPage
- Susana pointed out that our meeting notes are a very good summary of project status and should be linked to such a report
- pleia2 asked for a volunteer to handle keeping this updated monthly and encouraged everyone to add bullet points for parts of the project they're working on or feel we've missed/overlooked