MDN/Archives/Projects/Content/Learning Area/Weekly meetings

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The Learning Area weekly meeting takes place in the #mdn channel on at 6:00 UTC (10:00 PDT, 19:00 CET). See the meeting time in your time zone. It's open to anyone that would like to participate, so please feel free to join in!

Meeting agendas and notes

How to run a meeting

The Learning Area meeting can be run by any volunteer who wish to do it. In order to help everybody, here is a checklist of what should be done in order to run that meeting smoothly.

Before the meeting

This meeting does not require an important preparation but there're still a few things that need to be done:

  1. Set up the agenda
    For each meeting it is required to create a page with the meeting agenda on WikiMo. This page must be set up at the URL where YYYY-MM-DD is the date of the meeting. The easiest way to set up the page properly is to copy the content of the previous meeting and clean it up (it's a good way to NOT forget about the record action items on last meeting).
  2. Announcing the meeting
    On the day of the meeting, it's necessary to announce the meeting. This announcement must be done, at least, by sending on e-mail to the MDN content mailing list: (see the mailing list archive to see an example of such an announcement). It is also customary to send that announcement to the following mailing-lists:

During the meeting

This meeting is not hard formated as it's a place to freely discuss about the project: How it goes, what needs to be done, request for help, and so on. However it as some formal step in order to make things easy to everybody:

  1. Beginning
    It's customary to provide the meeting agenda and kindly ask who's attending. That way, people know who's actively attending or not, which make things easier when people want to speak to a given person or about a topic lead by a known person.
  2. Discussion
    Discussion are free. Even topics that are not in the agenda can be discussed. The meeting host will just make sure that:
    • all the topic recorded in the agenda are discussed;
    • all the action items taken during the discussion are recorded within the agenda;
    • the meeting is 1h top.

After the meeting

  1. Record the IRC Log
    In order to let people access the full discussion, we record all our IRC meeting. It's possible to use Jeremie's IRC bot or to archive the log forever on the Mozilla's pastebin: Once it's done, it's mandatory to link or past that archive within the meeting agenda page.