From:  Majken Connor <majken@gmail.com>
Date:  29 Jul 2014 13:21:10 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.community.devderby
Subject:  

Re: [Reps-General] Need help with Dev Derby leadership

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Accounts approved!

Yes, if enough people need a new meeting time then I'll use doodle to pick
a new time.
On Jul 29, 2014 1:11 AM, "Avik Pal"  wrote:

> Hey Kensie,
>
> As I would also love to see myself having a  Devderby MoPad account I have
> requested for one ;)
>
> Jokes apart, I like your idea of trying to brainstorm the answers async- I
> would create a staging etherpad with some questions and then share it with
> the community.
>
> As for the timings I personally would like to push it a couple of hours
> later but then again everyone has his/her own schedule.
>
> Recently I had the misfortune of being flooded by some '+1' mails from
> several mailing lists' members and you asking for suggestions on meeting
> schedule may just cause that- I really don't want this thread to get
> overrun by those kind of mails. Maybe you can consider using this tool[1]
> to take people's opinion and then decide yourself.
>
> ​Regards,​
>
> Avik Pal
> Mozilla Representative | Developer Evangelist
> Intern at Google Summer of Code'14
>
> ​[1] http://doodle.com/?home​
>
>
>
>
>
> On 29 July 2014 10:14, Majken Connor  wrote:
>
> > Avik,
> >
> > Thanks for your help!
> >
> > What I'd love to do is allow you to have a devderby.etherpad.mozilla.org
> > account so that you can make a pad to capture the questions you think
> need
> > answering, and let's see if we can brainstorm answers async.
> >
> > We currently have Thursdays 3pm UTC reserved for Dev Derby meetings. Does
> > that time work for everyone or do we need to try to schedule a new time?
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 12:41 AM, Avik Pal  wrote:
> >
> > > Hi Kensie,
> > >
> > > This came in a very crucial juncture of time- Just a couple of days
> ago I
> > > was discussing with :Debloper and :kaustavdm about how devderby may
> > hugely
> > > impact the new developer relations initiative and how crucial it is to
> > > bring it back from hiatus.
> > >
> > > I would like to help the project in any way possible but I also won't
> be
> > > able to contribute much to the dev work till early September.
> > >
> > > I have been going through the discussions at discourse and also the
> > master
> > > tracking bug at bugzilla, seems that there are several unanswered
> > > questioned which are blocking the dev work. For the time being wouldn't
> > it
> > > be prudent to first try and get answers to as many questions as we can
> ?
> > >
> > >
> > > ​The design first steps etherpad have a few points which may need a bit
> > > more clarification. Can you arrange a IRC community meeting where we
> can
> > > track down and point out the blockers to get them the attention they
> > need.
> > >   ​
> > >
> > > ​Regards,​
> > >
> > > Avik Pal
> > > Mozilla Representative | Developer Evangelist
> > > Intern at Google Summer of Code'14
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On 29 July 2014 03:25, Majken Connor  wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks everyone,
> > > >
> > > > For more information I would suggest looking through the Dev Derby
> > > archives
> > > > (there isn't too much!) -
> > > > https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/mozilla.community.devderby -
> > > start
> > > > with the most recent threads, and work you way back.
> > > >
> > > > Then there are also some threads on Discourse, which is where we
> wanted
> > > to
> > > > keep the technical discussion since we'd be working with Community IT
> > on
> > > > infrastructure.
> > > >
> > > > https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/hacking-dev-derby/249
> > > >
> > https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/devderby-lets-get-started/504
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://discourse.mozilla-community.org/t/devderby-testing-demostudio/403
> > > >
> > > > Hopefully that background will give you enough information to answer
> > your
> > > > questions.
> > > >
> > > > For anyone interested let's continue discussing on the Dev Derby
> > > > list/group. Links for sign-up here:
> > > > https://www.mozilla.org/about/forums/#community-devderby
> > > >
> > > > Thanks so much guys!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM, William Duyck 
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hey Kensie,
> > > > >
> > > > > I’m interested in helping you out with some dev time. I won’t be
> free
> > > > > enough to help you out with that till late september but hopefully
> > > > > something is better than nothing ;)
> > > > >
> > > > > I’ve got a lot of experience w/ how webmaker tech works having been
> > > staff
> > > > > on webmaker for the past year so that should help shave some build
> > > times
> > > > > down ;)
> > > > >
> > > > > // Fuzzy
> > > > >
> > > > > On 28 Jul 2014, at 21:04, Majken Connor  wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Hi all,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > I'm very glad for all of you who have been interested in helping.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Right now progress on relaunching the contest is stalled because
> we
> > > > need
> > > > > at
> > > > > > least one other volunteer to join the leadership team to head up
> > the
> > > > > > development and technical side of relaunching the contest.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Every employee I've talked to about this project has been very
> > > excited,
> > > > > and
> > > > > > we have several who are waiting in the wings to support us.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Being a leader doesn't mean doing it on your own, it means
> keeping
> > > > track
> > > > > of
> > > > > > what decisions need to be made, making sure to collect the
> > > information
> > > > > > needed to make those decisions, and then making sure they are
> made
> > > in a
> > > > > > timely fashion. It also means interacting with other volunteers
> on
> > > the
> > > > > > project to make sure they have tasks that suit their skills and
> > > > available
> > > > > > time. As well, it means helping set realistic development
> > timelines,
> > > > and
> > > > > > making sure things are being completed on time.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > At this point, we also need a development lead capable of picking
> > up
> > > > any
> > > > > > development that needs to be done for the project to progress.
> > > Ideally,
> > > > > > this person can also help mentor volunteers, but as I said, we
> have
> > > > > > employees happy to mentor, they just can't put the actual work
> in.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > The first contest planned is heavily webmaker focused. If you've
> > been
> > > > > > wanting to contribute to webmaker but need a technical challenge,
> > > > helping
> > > > > > this contest is perfect. We've planned the new version to be a
> > bridge
> > > > > > between MDN and Webmaker. It's really exciting, I just do not
> have
> > > the
> > > > > > skills necessary to drive this project myself.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If you are interested in joining me, and have time to make this
> > > > project a
> > > > > > top priority please let me know!
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