Thank you for these summaries, Federico.
I have a weekly appointment every Thursday which is hard to impossible to shift, so I’m afraid I cannot participate myself.
One thing I’m particularly interested in is how the communication between Active Repository and front end will look like. Maybe someone who attended the meetings is willing to share some details what data exchange format or technique is planned?
I’d like to try and see if my web-front end solution would be able to interact with the repository as well. I’m starting a new job on Monday, so my time will be more limited from now on, but I’m still curious.
I love the idea, but 7 is dinner time here, and with a 13 month old I can’t stay away from that.
It seems everybody wants to use Thursday, b.t.w., I also had to decline CodeControl, AWS and Agile Milano meetings - all weekly on Thursday between 5PM and 8PM for some reason.
Hey everyone. First, a big thanks to @ftomassetti for organizing everything.
I’ve noticed that these meetups are “by design” not being recorded.
While I understand the spirit of that idea (encouraging direct communication), for the meetups like today’s one, where there will be an actual presenter which will do a demo of a specific (until this moment totally unknown to me) technology, there will fewer interactions (by the nature of the thing being, and I quote “a tutorial”).
As with others, 7PM is not a great time for me since it’s family dinner time. I don’t expect everyone to accommodate me of course, but recording the sessions like this one for later consumption is IMO a very simple way to make this community accessible to even wider spectrum of people.
In any case, greetings to everyone from the south of France!
My pleasure! This community is been proving very useful for me too
It is not just that: is that people feel a bit more reluctant in presenting if these conversations are recorded. Also, being a “closed” community, presenters sometimes share things that they would not be comfortable sharing with a larger audience, like the occasional remark on a confidential project. This becomes more complicated if we record the conversation.
I personally would consider problematic to record just some of the conversations because participants would be confused (“I thought also presentation X was going to be recorded!”) and it could lead to pressure to presenters to agreeing on recording the presentation.
In this particular case there was a lot of interaction and we went also well over time because of this
I understand your issue, and you are not only one having this issue. For people in America this time fall in the middle of their working day and some time it is an issue, for people in Asia is just too late (and in fact no one participate from East to Europe). For people in Northern Europe this comes right after dinner, for people in Southern Europe it comes just before (and sometimes delay the dinner :D), for people in other countries it comes right at dinner time.
We also tried having a poll to evaluate other times but this came out as the preferred time.
I am not an experienced community manager and I am figuring out things as we go but it is clear that every solution we can find has drawbacks for many persons.
I think these meetings are different from recorded tutorials because of the conversations which are going on. We could encourage speakers to later record a version of the tutorial, perhaps considering the feedback emerged during the conversation in the Virtual Meetup.
I would be happy to do whatever I can to help presenters record and share these tutorials.
Regarding this particular presentation there are websites where you can find relevant information: the best starting point is probably this one: http://www.metaborg.org
Nice! Where in the South of France? I lived for a while in Lyon and I was hoping to spend the summer in France this year, before COVID-19 came up
The best part Cote d’Azur. Specifically, Antibes-Juan Les Pins, very close to Cannes.
You may still consider it. We had very low number of cases in the area, despite fears of the opposite due to the proximity to Italy (we’re literally 50km from the border). If I’m not mistaken, you’re barely 4 hours away by car, should be real easy to get here.
If you do come over and you’re in the area, please ping me if you’re interested to meet. I am a small business owner and a software geek with a passion for parsing like yourself, we may have a few things to talk about over some nice cold Rosé (assuming you’re into that kind of thing).