Weekly Docs Chat Proposal

During this week’s chat, I proposed changing the format of our weekly Docs team chat on Thursdays.

With each of us working on individual Docs projects, most of the discussion now takes place during the weekly project meetings, with a quick summary being given during the general chat on Thursday. As a result, the general chat has become just a check-in chat, rather than team discussion.

I’d like to propose changing the weekly team chat on Thursday to general office hours from 1:00pm to 2:00pm EDT (17:00-18:00 UTC), so the team is available in IRC to speak with new contributors, or general discussion.

For the team check-ins, I would make a post here each Thursday morning, asking for the status update for each of the projects. This would allow the teams to add their update in the comments (including a link to their weekly chat recap post), and any discussion of those updates can happen there as well. The updates would need to be posted by end of day Thursday. I can then use those responses, and the chat recap posts, to write the post for Make/Updates.

I’d like us to use this P2 much the same way that the teams at Automattic use their internal P2 blogs – project chat recap posts, requests for feedback for individual projects, docs sprint reminders, etc.

I think most of what we need to discuss during the weekly team chat we can do here, for now. This would also allow us to have one less weekly meeting on our calendars.

If everyone is in agreement, we can start the new format next week.

Thoughts?

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