WordCamp Talk Proposals weekly chat notes 08/02

Weekly chats are back to business as usual after a week that I was away (where lots of things happened around the project I might add, should maybe go away more often), and last week where there was a time zone mix up (read: I screwed up and had a conflict) and we opted to postpone.

This was a short meeting as we decided to schedule a work session/sprint for this Monday, Feb 13 at 20:00 UTC. The archive starts here.

Main talk points revolve around staying on target for our milestone, and not getting overly caught up in UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. questions still open for debate before we can get the pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party out into the world for some concrete feedback. So we are pushing for:

  • A clean, streamlined codebase, free of anything extraneous/not immediately useful.
  • A single CPT approach (sessions), but dual menu item approach (opting to keep proposals and sessions separate for now).
  • Maintaining custom user roles (juror, rater, blind rater), possibly adding pre-fixes to make clear they intended purpose (alternative access for non organizers / non site admins who may participate in voting process).

Blockers seem to be time and body count, Tom has asked if we can’t recruit some additional dev support. Initial call to arms to previously interested parties has gone unanswered.

I’m hopeful, and rather confident, that our upcoming sprint will be the concentrated push we need to bring this home—possibly a second needed. Ideally I’d love to see a validated (by metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.) working product ready by the time Andrea leaves on sabbatical.

It is also my hope that getting this out into the world will get us the feedback we need to make decisions on the outstanding questions and debates, as well as inspire others to make contributions.

Next chat scheduled for Wednesday Feb 15 at 17:00 UTC.