MDN/Archives/Projects/Content/Learning Area/Weekly meetings
The Learning Area weekly meeting takes place in the #mdn channel on irc.mozilla.org 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:
- 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 https://wiki.mozilla.org/MDN/Projects/Content/Learning_Area/Weekly_meetings/YYYY-MM-DD 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).
- 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: email@example.com (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:
- firstname.lastname@example.org: the generic MDN mailing list
- email@example.com: The generic WebMaker mailing list
- firstname.lastname@example.org: The private mailing list of the MDN/MoFo task force for learning content
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:
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.
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
- 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: https://pastebin.mozilla.org. Once it's done, it's mandatory to link or past that archive within the meeting agenda page.