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Meeting notes records from Ushahidi staff. Every Monday at 10.00 GMT

March 23 2020:

  • answering intercom messages which are coming in at at 10x more than before
  • Facebook account: Cecilia was listed as an editor not admin. Now she's an admin. Plan to redirect everyone to the website so that everyone has the same info.
  • David: making sure our servers are alive and making adjustments to be able to handle new load.
    Walter: verifying issues that came up through intercom.
  • Romina to open source the mobile app.
  • Anna: reviewing code. Trying to figure out how to help potential interns apply. Working on the plans to upgrade issue later. Then editing COVID page to include video.
  • Romina to do pull requests to support Anna today
  • Outreachy: just monitor situation for now.

December 1st 2019

Attending: Angie, Romina, Anna, David L, Eriol, Cecilia, Walter
  • COC email
    • AP's: Missing 1 transparent of who is in the email group.
    • What's going to happen once they send an email.
    • Short message/training if you're in that list and what happens.
  • Finish these actions before EOY & Publish
  • People to be on the list: Romina, Anna, +1 open slot Cecelia
  • Anna will edit the doc
  • COC needs to be finished by the EOY
  • 2020 plan - Ideas for engagement: SDK (if we get it) done in the open, more meet-ups every 3rd month updates based, Open our process, community call be open? have to be willing to speak about or not speak about internal discussions (good experiment) q1 and then review, Ease into it by inviting specific community members or people who are very involved now, finding out and working on what ever problems stop people from working on features, Product roadmap meetings and fixed roadmap review meeting open for community quarterly scheduled calls. < decide on timings a-sync.
  • QA testing suite accurate and backlog cleaned etc.

November 18th 2019

Attending: Eriol, David L, Romina, Anna, Walter
  • DIAL report submitted! Thanks to Romina, Angie and Irene W.
  • FOSSDEM submission came and went without applications. Open Source Design's room is still open until 1st Dec.
  • newsela hackathon went well!
    • Eriol needs to send swag
    • 3 PR's documentation, private key that was missing, a new middle ware that's not merged yet, someone attemped totla post bug, Hover state for time meta data.
    • Everyone managed to do a PR
    • Some issues setting up platform (as always) forgotten to do CSH? different versions of node in terminal sessions. 3 min pair and it was resolved.
    • The best balance of effort to output so far. Got the feeling these people were senior and found it easy to setup and fix. Didn't need help.
    • Background were python and react developers
    • Someone started to work on a huge tech debt issue.
    • Incosistent use of hypens and underscores?!
    • Pattern library fix was needed.
    • No devops or QA contributions yet!
  • We'll plan the Women who code hackthon for the new year
  • Eriol did a short report back on Open Design
  • Eriol needs to follow up with the attendes to support the contributions in the issues.
  • Phillipenes slowness in intercom. Documentation on platform as a service. Not code, not how you use but things that are relative to issues or things that happen when you use it.
  • Cecilia FAQ's section. Support gitbooks. Steal the guides from David L.
  • New docs for field description.
  • Kenya GDPR tbc how awful? Romina will update us
  • Please finish actions for DIAL retro. please please
  • Walter to Discuss with Staicy re. Hague Hacks and Isooko balance
  • Anna to curate the next one of the OSS calls

November 4th 2019

Attending: Eriol, David L, Romina, Anna.

October 7th 2019

Attending: Eriol, Anna, David L, Walter, Romina, Angie
Apologies: Staicy
Agenda:
  • DIAL report progress/submission
  • Devhub comms plan
    • What do we want?
    • Noise on social media -> who to tag #ushahidi #opensource
    • Verifier being used -> Can we ask for a review/article? for blog post/twitter/quote and send schwag + add to documentation.
    • Add a CTA in blog post -> drafts in .com needs review.
    • Open Source.com post?
    • Post in all the places like slack groups
    • Angie also has a blog post ready re. OSS strategy. Almost ready for review. Link TBC.
  • Verifier needs fixes. Has been capture in issues
  • Hacktoberfest 2019 planning etc.
    • Added Ushahidi in up-for-grabs.net
    • approx 20 issues in hacktoberfest label
    • Shall we push our hacktoberfest issues to any of these events: https://2019.hacktoberfestldn.com/? AP: Eriol
    • Do we have capacity? Tim is keen but needs guidance - Can we offer other support?
  • Kerala feedback & Open Design needs
    • Eriol described the nature of the Open Design relationship
    • Anything that is very useful for face time with Kerala.
      • Dive deeper on: the list of the things they wanted to build in their new system. What are the things that platform didn't do? what inform their choice to build custom than use us.
  • CoC decision
    • Quorum on CoC decisions from last week.
  • Next meeting: Us being admins on deployers projects

September 30th 2019

Attending:
  • Eriol Fox
  • Walter Obada
  • Romina Suarez
Apologies:
  • Anna
  • Angela
  • David
Agenda
  • DIAL report
  • Devhub comms plan
  • Conferences prep - All things Open, Mozfest, Bath Digital Festival etc.
  • Webinars/community meetups.
    • Geochicas webinar: sent email to start to coordinate.
    • ISOOKO Webinar: need to set expectations on what we want to cover.
    • May want to do one about DevHub and Installer helper
    • Still need to wait on discussions with the team on when we want to do these.
  • CoC reporting
  • Hacktoberfest 2019
    • Registered in up-for-grabs.net
    • Tagged #hacktoberfest issues in GitHub (thanks TIm for the reminder!)
  • [Community] feedback
    • Difficulty getting funding for their projects.
    • Eriol supporting a deployer on maternity leave/publishing reports.
  • Decision - Set policy: discuss access to deployments (ie admin access) when someone offers.
  • Bristol Women's Voice (Eriol is supporting them).
    • Still coordinating.
  • WOC Hackathon London.
    • Still coordinating.

September 9th 2019

Attending:
  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
  • Walter Obada
  • Angie Odour
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
Apologies:
  • Romina Suraez
Agenda
    • Clean up on the dev hub right now
    • QA docs need moving from github to gitbook.
    • Romina is working on videos.
    • Loose threads that need wrapping up. Friday max deadline.
    • Quick demo of Dev Hub structure. Looking good. Do a demo on Allhandscall.
    • Ushahidi platform helper work ongoing. A lot done. Internal QA done. Final test run.
    • Installer is going well but Docs are needed.
      b) Blockers
      • AP: Anna needs help with some BE connecting up. David & Anna to chat.
      c) Report writing plan
      • xxx
      d) Future music
      • Usertesting with community can be done later once a living thing is out there. Eriol can test with users or can do open Q's to the community.
      • Engagement on helper asking people to use it.
  • OSD: Needs for support this week?
    • COC reviews in channel
    • Future: Curating a design track for OSS events in partnership with Open Source Design.net and confs.
    • How to work events around a current issue in a backlog.
  • Mailing lists/Forums
    • Opinion: Kill mailing list. Keep forums until we find something else.
    • Forums good for referring back to historical questions. Purpose is good. Staicy & Cecilia helping out with a schedule.
    • AP: Remove from docs and replace with Gitter/community link Romina!
    • Further discussion needed on purpose of forums.
  • CoC reporting
  • Hacktoberfest 2019?
  • Kerala feedback
    • Eriol needs to speak to Kerala by the end of the Month re. open Design. But let's understand a holistic approach to engagement with these folks.
  • AOB
Short check in on Thursday for DIAL < AP: Anna to organise
Carried over to next meeting:
  • CoC reporting
  • Hacktoberfest 2019?
  • Kerala feedback

August 26th 2019

Attending
  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
  • David Losada
  • Romina Suraez
  • Walter Obada
  • Angie Odour
Apologies
  • Staicy Gitau
Notes
Free session - We're wrapping up DIAL and looking forward at platform strategy, Technical meetings etc.
Deadline of DIAL stuff 18th Sept.
Shall we open up the call for anyone to join?
Community calls? Shall we look at those
Walter Q - Testing QA documentation issues were created for Write/Speak/Code conference OSS day.
Should asks for OSS contributions live in github repos or somewhere else. Does it make sense to have it on one place.
OSD re. Social polls: How did they find the issues they worked on. Where, why, how?
Platform call is strategy - there needs to be a place to talk about the kind of community work. Should we combine the call. Move the S&E call?
There's no frame for us to talk about open source stuff that we want to do as GSOC & Outreachy & DIAL
Is there a reason we are struggling to keep it alive without a grant?
How are we giving direction to OSS efforts?
Transition period 1 structure to something new? What decisions can we take in this call? Some direction?
The drive to do stuff is there, but we need to package it and know where it's going.
Email from Michael Downey
Hello friends of DIAL Open Source Center, we are planning year-end participation in both Outreachy and Google Code-in. We are writing to ask if your organization might be interested in participating in these upcoming mentorship opportunities.
Do we want to participate in Google Code-in and/or GSOC. Deadline on 5th of Sept.
Lots of travel in October when Google code in starts.
No one leading the S&E side of things.
Discussion on how to best manage that in the interim. OSS is the core of the new direction on what we're doing.
Agreed merging with S&E and every 2nd week we'll discuss.
Have a bigger conversation on the Platform call re. roles & gaps in our work.
Report due 60 days after finishing grant (18th Sept)

August 12th 2019

Attending
  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
Apologies
  • Angie Odour
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
  • Romina Suraez
  • Walter Obada
Notes
  • We're due a progress report? Angie & Anna looked at the requirements of the grant re. when we're due to submit grants
  • Angie is reaching out to Mike to ask.
  • 1 month left on the project! 18th of Sept.
  • Installer is due to be done in about 2 weeks.
  • Dev hub is being worked on
  • Final report
  • Everything DIAL is looking good!
  • Walter is working on the QA documentation
  • We would like more QA contributions :) or non-code contributions
  • Managing push requests from community is not part of anyone's workflow at the moment. << Ask Platform team/Angie How can we trust translation efforts.
  • Eriol has sorted out swchag for interns.
  • Need intern's addresses for posting.
Transifex
  • 2 emails from 2 contributors re.
  • Platform where people are translating things
  • How does Transifex work?!
  • AP: Ask Angie about Transifex
Devhub mini-brainstorm
  • Anna & Eriol did a mini brainstorm about devhub structure and layout.

August 5th 2019

Attending
  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
  • Walter Odaba
Apologies:
  • Angie Odour
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
  • Romina Suraez
Agenda:
  1. 1.
    Update on installer
  2. 2.
    Update on devhub
  3. 3.
    Write/code/speak
  4. 4.
    Update on interns
  5. 5.
    Do we want to participate in Outreachy winter 19/20? Initial discussion
  6. 6.
    AOB
Anna & Romina working together on installer
Devhub is going well from Walter's efforts
Add new questions from support channel into FAQ
Eriol & Anna need to sit together and brainstorm on structure of devhub IA.
Deadline for DIAL work is the 18th of September and then we need to write a report.
Eriol gave an outline of the Write/Speak/Code open source coding day. Anna suggests writing a theme for issues. We need to well define issues. There's plenty to get help on. Eriol to set up a meeting next week with Anna, Romina, David L to plan.
Interns are doing well and working on projects. Do we want to participate in Outreachy winter 2019? We need to start prepping. Feeling is no wait till spring and plan a lot.
Intern final interviews and retro format to be discussed between Romina, Anna & Eriol.
Is the support and engagement calls still happening?

July 22nd 2019

Attending
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Angie Odour
  • Walter Odaba
Apologies
  • Anna Iosif
Talked about Outreach y & the upcoming meeting with Sage and how to progress post-internship period.
Some conflicts and confusing messages between people & interns.
Anna, David & Eriol to meet pre-Sage to be sure of what we want to cover.
Is there another report due for DIAL?
Installer is on target?

July 14th 2019

  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
Apologies
  • Anna Iosif
  • Angie Odour
Installer - work on the back-end part. Romina will help when she is back from Nairobi. David is on Back-end and Romina is on Front end. David is doing a very basic vanilla UI to show Eriol to produce design(ish) work to help out Romina.
Devhub - Eriol tagged issues and did a bit of work while Anna was on vacation.
Intern update - Discussion about whether outreachy will continue to support one of our intern. Good experience for future interns. Eriol will set up a sync call with Outreachy.
Demo versioning in github - Looked at the 'create a new version' section in the gitbooks 'mode context bar' or left hand side panel. Creates a new branch in a connected gitrepo (not if you don't have a connected repo)
Also looked at canny.io for roadmaps: https://gitbook.canny.io/
Let's talk about canny.io for our roadmap :D
S&E/Platform call/discussion - Feedback about when we want the longer call for S&E. Monday 22nd for the longer call.

June 24th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
Devhub FAQ: Anna will focus on creating the first version of it this week and then invite other developers to add to the questions they would like to add.
QA-part of devhub: Anna to discuss it with Romina.
Annas Handover: To be released before I go the 31st of June :)
Installer: David will go back working on in this week. How to release/communicate it? Talk to the "marketing-team"? We need to figure out who they are?
Outreachy/GSoC: Anna and David updated on the interns progress so far.

June 17th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
  • David Losada
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
Agenda:
1.Milestones for DevHub and timelines & Strategy on getting these done
  • Went through spreadsheet
  • These need adding to repo as issues.
  • Anna off on break on 1st of July for 1 month
  • Each task needs an owner. But tasks can be open.
  • An idea: Online/In-person events to help with this documentation/process
3. Milestones and timeline for the helper
  • Resourcing for design is being reviewed
  • Eriol could give a minimal FE design - not how it looks 'all the way' but some nice FE touches so Anna can do FE dev. Eriol to work on minimal design during July.
  • UX testing in September.
  • DIAL finishes 18th Sept.
  • Documentation & blog post from the feature description.
  • Social outreach on 'We're building a helper!' DM for to get involved. <- Eriol can make Instagram/social graphics
4. Progress on GSoc and Outreachy
  • J has been working through issues to get familiar with web development as their background is CS
  • Eriol have been supporting conference applications.
  • David been working with T.
  • Some shyness from interns.
  • J has been dealing with powercuts so GSoC can give an extension. J will tell us if this happens as it shouldn't mean she has to work extra.
  • Anna & David L requested to do a short write up of what worked well/didn't work well etc.
  • Are we doing google code-in in the Autumn? If we can get in if we don't have DIAL funding.
5. AOB
  • Consider using Lumen/Larvel than gitbooks for a main page and the versioning is better.
  • No S&E calls until Angie comes back & strategy has been communicated.

June 10th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
  • David Losada
  1. 1.
    Dev hub async milestones brainstorm and agree on these this
  1. 1.
    Update on MOSS grant and next steps there
  • Please read the document and comment on the workplan/SOW
  1. 1.
    Staicy to send Eriol training documents for PTX in Kahzakstan
  • Ghana & DREAMS
  • Any useful questions we have for potential new grassroots users of platform.
  1. 1.
    Mozilla festival application & Travel grants in by the end of this month.
  • Eriol to send the document round to Staicy & Interns and get submissions
S&E update
  • Things are hazy re. the strategy for platform. Need to know the direction.
  • Why do people still want to use crowdmap? Find out these reasons

May 20th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
Agenda for 20/05/2019
  1. 1.
    Outreachy/GSoC follow-ups
    • Anna spoke to Jenniline
    • Eriol spoken to Timothy & Nidhi and due to speak to Jenniline today
    • Some Interns need more direct structure and issues.
    • 1 intern back to Uni in June
    • Eriol to ask to sync with a professor re. course load and Ushahidi work.
    • Today till end of August intern period.
    • It doesn't mean you're not a good coder if you use a library
    • Invite interns to the developer channel & also a new channel for the intern's solo
    • 3 things for Nidhi Project, Portfolio & Speaking pitches. Finding jobs post internship
    • Need to provide an intern some better audio equipment. Can we absorb the cost.
    • Anna needs time to write issues for the interns.
    • Interns are good re planning.
    • Bigger team call next week with interns etc. Mid week meeting to be scheduled by Anna at 12.30
  2. 2.
    DIAL-strategic follow-ups
    • Elections tool kits/planning document brainstorm - Eriol
    • Devhub document & meeting & trello board review - Anna
    • David & Eriol Installer
    • Videos - Eriol & Anna to look at on Sunday in Vilnus documentation day. Eriol to bring audio recording equipment.
    • Still got $800 for swag - Ask interns what they want
3. MOSS application follow-ups (@Eriol to update with progress)
  • Ideas to be added
  • Process going well
  • Eriol to finish more by today
  1. 1.
    Implementation circle report-back (@Anna)
    • Isooko that need resources via Shadrock
    • Implementation kick off
    • Monica & Shadrock have needs around documentation in the upcoming months
    • Anna syncing with Monica on Wednesday. Clarity on what is needed
    • Raising DIAL work at Implementation work
    • Informed re. DIAL work
    • bi-weekly meetings - Think through what we want to raise there. Specific resources.
  2. 2.
    Review of last week’s action items
    • See point 2 for AP's
  3. 3.
    David’s Github/Maintainerati plan
    • David is attending both of these! :D with some funding :D Wednesday is a travel day. Thursday is the conference
    • GitHub announcements
    • User group focus discussions
    • Meet up with Devon. In the OSS section of GitHub.
    • Kickstarter style funding from users.
    • Group to talk about what those features should look like
    • Maintainerati - Smaller get together and what their pains & joys are. unstructured.Plan is talk to talk to folks there and see what happens.
    • If you find designers please push them to Eriol :D
  4. 4.
    AOB
    • Design Open Office Hours - Opening up a weekly time for the community
      • Eriol to ask the org call on thoughts
      • Staicy suggests monthly so that people don't take advantage and also that people can look forward to it.
      • 3 for internal 1 for community.
    • Brief what we want from Write the docs: Vilnus.
      • Videos - Eriol & Anna to look at on Sunday in Vilnus documentation day. Eriol to bring audio recording equipment.
      • Anna is planning her speech wants support with talking. Suggestion for talking at allhands
    • Anna needs to push out devhub doc & sync meeting next week.
    • Anna to have a chat with Monica re. Isooko documentation re. Dev hub
  5. 5.
    Request for the S&E calls are asynchronous via Slack.

May 13th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
Agenda for 13/05/2019
  1. 1.
    Plans and ideas for outreachy / gsoc . (@davidlosada & @Anna)
  • Quick and fruitful brainstorm between David L & Anna. Stuff to do and keep in mind when working with them.
  • Being engaging and communicative
  • On Slack in general. Invite on developer channel.
  • Make sure they get the impact, experience the culture, over and above what they have signed up for.
  1. 1.
    Group approval to invite interns to #community-docs
  • Invite into community docs & calls?
    • Eriol agrees
    • Staicy agrees
    • Anna agrees
    • David agrees
  • One call with all interns weekly and 1-2-1's with interns.
  • Eriol to set up intro meetings with the interns for intros
  • Encourage them to blog/write. Cross post in Medium/Twitter etc.
  • Jenniline is required to blog every second week. via outreachy
  • Host a meet-up based off their work. Online/In-person? community meet-up
  • Find a target group of users to use these features. Voice, USSD, JS Migration
  • Eriol to dig out the Voice people from mozfest re. Justin
  • Staicy to reach out look at old DREAMS partners re. Voice
  • David L to reach out to Jess re. USSD
  • Swag for interns ($820 from DIAL)
  • DIAL money for travel - two people in West Africa. Can we organise a physical meeting? Let's talk in more depth. Talk about travel in more detail. Desire to have a meet-up in Ghana.
  • Jason has been contacted re. Travel grants - could be used from
  1. 1.
    MOSS application — a few decisions to be made (@Eriol)
  • How long do we want funding for?
  • How much do we want to ask for?
  • Some org details Eriol needs from June/Irene/Nat
  • We want to apply for 12 months funding
  • Deadline of mid June/ beginning July to submit the grant
  • Use the 2017 application as a template
  • Ask for up to $200k
  • Two ideas: One on sustainable and engaging open source community and the other around elections tool kits.
  1. 1.
    Follow up on DIAL Strategic grant efforts
  • Installer efforts going well working with Romina
  • No visual/Design needs yet
  • David L to do a walkthrough with Eriol to talk UX & detail the flow & do a doc on what might need to be done.
    • David could do it on a DIAL call?
  • Devhub kickstart (@Anna)
    • Not said exactly what we would do
    • Increase number of tutorials
    • Better community wiki/docs
    • Community.ushahidi.com
    • Notes from first brainstorm
    • Set up a new call on devhub @Anna
  1. 1.
    Ideas for blog posts we could pitch to Jason Hibbets , to feature on opensource.com
  • Loves posts about tools not events!
  • Create a google doc @David L
  • Ask the interns? ->
    • Methodology from migrating from Angular to React
  • OSD methodology
  1. 1.
    Unblock conversation about Platform future and OSS . Game plan
  • Stuff is happening in the org.
  • Platform needs some guidance and strategy.
  • Let's discuss the document again!
  1. 1.
    community.ushahidi.com . What was it? Is it worth recovering?
  • Let's recover the content & improve the content.
  • How would we frame the content recovery?
    • Questions around Elections
      • Things a country could do to make elections democratic? Look to other orgs and what they do.
    • Crisis response
    • Educational purposes - Universities talking about GIS and crowd sourcing
    • Key areas that come up (where platform is used)
    • Why did it fail/become unmaintained?
  1. 1.
    is the timing of the call still good? Any adjustments necessary?
  • Moving to 11:00 CEST//12:00 EAT/10:00 GMT!!

May 6th 2019

  • Anna Iosif
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
Agenda for 6/05/2019
  1. 1.
    Mauritania elections - Staicy
    • Very chatty on intercom/twitter
    • June 22nd elections - very time constrained
    • Budget wise it'd be tricky
    • Can we do something with DIAL on this?
    • Brainstorming document set up?
    • Can we spin it in the elections EU grant?
    • AP: Ask around contacts to see if there's anyone that can lead on this.
      • Eriol will ask Team Rubicon, Democracy Club & Rightscon
      • Other people list your contacts here :)
    • Let's plan to support other elections
      1. 1.
        • Elections toolkit?
    • Watch the Business dev noise
  2. 2.
    ECRF training - David
    • Came to Budapest from Eygpt.
    • Went well but intense
    • Happy with results of training
    • Used documentation
      • David has noted sections that need updating
      • Disappointed with Platform as a product. Not clear on the features and relevancy to them
      • Some bugs in Platform - not well maintained mostly mobile
      • Lots of packages and dependancies needing updating
    • Hard to give answers on 'what we will look into' can't make promises.
    • Platform strategy meeting Eriol to schedule for week of 12th May
    • David to connect org up to Eriol for a usertesting session.
  3. 3.
    Questions from chat w/ Shadrock - Anna
    • Caught up with DIAL work
    • Implementation team setting up via Shadrock - Anna to keep in touch
    • Celestine is getting inbound leads and the strategy needs clarity to talk to clients
    • Eriol is gonna join org calls but other people should too if they want to help protect platform
    • It's a blended grant app part AI part Elections grant smooshed. Let's try to make sure this stays achievable for the team. - David and/or Staicy to keep an eye on this grant.
  4. 4.
    DIAL 2 - start scoping devhub
    • Going A-sync conversation
  5. 5.
    MOSS-grant- we should apply
    • Eriol will talk to Sarah about this re. a good contact name and also start the application.
  6. 6.
    AOB
    • Plan for another in-person hackathon install event
    • Eriol will @ the installathon people in the channel to try to do more engagement
    • Outreachy & GSoC will announce today and we should plan an onboarding.

April 16th 2019

On the call:
  • Anna Iosif
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave & apologies ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
Agenda for 16/04/2019
  • Look at the next application and get it ready to submit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DpLkaMnfjaFv-dUyWXlWRexurVu02wGFm2YuXj_k5kU/edit
    • Submitted! yay! well done!
  • Outreachy & GSoC updates
    • We want:
    • (Outreachy) - Data exchange or Voice - David L (Eriol & Anna could support?)
    • (GSoC) - JS Migration - Anna & Eriol
    • (GSoC)? - USSD - David L
    • David L to think about what capacity
    • Thursday is the deadline for deciding and getting back to students.
    • Plan for Public holidays/vacation/holibobs
    • Gone through board and assigned tasks
    • All of track!
    • Eriol is trying to do a in-person one in Bristol on the evening of the 7th
      • Travel budget? <- Eriol to speak to June re. budgets
  • Is the DIAL report finished and what are the next steps?
    • Anna working on right now. Adding more details & then review. Max 5 pages, needs shortening & Financial report.
    • Everyone to support by reviewing and shortening if possible.
  • Is there any outstanding DIAL work?
    • Videos - Anna will try to record 2 and send to channel
    • Then review support needed from team
    • Eriol can do voice recording and edit video & sound :)
  • Write the docs Vilnus application deadline is the 22nd of April
  • Tensions/AOB
    • David L is planning April 23rd DIAL meeting :)

April 8th 2019

On the call:
  • Anna Iosif
  • David Losada
  • Eriol Fox
  • Staicy Gitau
Maternal leave ❤️ :
  • Angela Oduor
0. Point of order Should we take turns hosting this weekly call?
  • the host gathers the agenda and drives the meeting
  • let’s alternate the hosting every week
  • next hosts:
    • Apr 15: Eriol
    • Apr 23: David
1. Hackathon-planning, dividing tasks Anna: Created this doc — https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uWKZMEiRI3DSj2aLlQFDaBFp2bkis6RBf0sNsuzR0T8/edit A label has been created in GitHub: “#Installfest” : https://github.com/ushahidi/platform/issues?q=is%3Aissue+is%3Aopen+label%3AInstallfest Eriol: we could create an image for Instagram publication. Eriol: we could post the hackathon on meetup.com Staicy: collecting people’s comments and stories and posting them out in our twitter / instagram stories. By next week
  • GitBook landing page should be pretty much put together,
    • (By Friday actually? Eriol and D-mac will be at Belfast with people that may want to check this out).
    • Anna running point
  • Banner and meet-ups created
2. Update on Outreachy/GSoC-applicants and discuss how we evaluate the candidates GSoC student application time is ending tomorrow. Outreachy ended yesterday. We seem to have three students, and we have a single slot (could be two) to fill. We will probably have to drop someone. We have until end of the month to evaluate the applicants We should start looking at the applications and try to do this async. 3. Dial/MOSS grants, idea brainstorm DIAL and Mozilla grants application deadlines coming up Anna: Haven’t seen all the previous applications. Anyone interested in these grants should open the fundraiser call today ( 6pm CEST ) Staicy: would it be feasible to apply for DIAL to fund downloading media files on top of the CSV files.Eriol: the grants don’t seem to be feature-oriented, but we could frame it as organising a series of events / hackathon to get some specific