Tide Chat Summary: November 5th

This post summarizes the Tide chat meeting from November 5th in the #tide SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. channel (agenda, Slack archive).

Reminder that the current Tide focus is integrating PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Compatibility data from Tide into WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/.  Once PHP Compatibility is integrated into WordPress.org, we’ll assess the next focus to provide the biggest impact to the community.


Proposal to adjust Tidechat scheduling

  • Proposal from @jeffpaul to adjust Tidechat scheduling to every 2 weeks, alternating between a status update/open floor session and a working session.
  • One week we’d have a regular update meeting / open floor session for 30 minutes, then 2 weeks later we’d have a mini-Contributor Day-like working session for 2 hours (possibly via video-chat with fall-backs to audio-only and text-only as contributors prefer) with folks who show up to work through an issue together (ideally decided upon in the previous tidechat).
  • Part of the reasoning is that our weekly meetings have gotten repetitive in what’s happened since the previous weeks, hoping to give folks an extra week to work on contributions, and also that we tend to see the biggest jump in contributions when we’re working together on a topic.
  • This proposal came out of discussions at WCUS Contributor Day as something worth trying to improve our progress towards v1.0.
  • It would mean that our next tidechat would be on November 19th and would be an active working session. Then December 3rd would be an update/open floor session. And our final tidechat for the year on December 17th would be another working session.
  • Our first meeting in 2020 to be January 7th as an update/open floor where we discuss how this adjusted tidechat schedule has worked and what further tweaks we’d want to make.
  • @valendesigns @kkoppenhaver @williampatton @fahimmurshed concurred with the proposal so we’ll shift to that starting immediately

Open floor

  • Thanks to all everyone who showed up to the Tide table at WCUS Contributor Day this weekend. Your contributions and input are greatly appreciated!

Next meeting

The next meeting, a 2-hour active working session, will take place on November 19, 2019 at 20:00 UTC in the #tide Slack channel.  Please feel free to drop in with any updates or questions.  If you have items to discuss but cannot make the meeting, please leave a comment on this post so that we can take them into account.

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