Meeting — February 17, 2020

Attendees from last week: alignwaivers, msiep, salt, smichel, wolftune, mray Attendees (current): Salt, mray, MSiep, smichel


Discourse (over past week):

  • Signups: 0 -> 0
  • New Topics: 2 -> 1
  • Posts: 13 -> 4

Snowdrift patrons: 118

Reminders on best-practice meeting habits

  • Review previous meeting notes especially when absent!
  • Audio notifications for etherpad chat available on firefox via

Use chat in etherpad (and add your name)

Conversation queuing

  • “o/” or “/” means that you have something to say and want to be put in the queue
  • “c/” or “?” means that you have a clarifying question and want to jump to the top of the queue
  • “d” means thumbs up, encouragement, agreement, etc.
  • “>” as an indicator of understanding someone and the point can be concluded, please move on
  • three discussion mechanisms: hand symbols (above), call for a round (and vary the order), open discussion


  • “???” on the etherpad means the notetaker missed something and needs assistance capturing what was said
  • aim for shorthand / summary / key points (not transcript)

Review previous meeting feedback

  • smichel: spent a lot of time discussing meeting process, felt alright and didn’t have much else to discuss, good to keep evolving, still out by the top of the hour
  • alignwaivers was some disconnection issues with etherpad, anyone have connection issues since iko managed in the past week (msiep had an issue but was with mumble too could have been internet connectivity)
  • mray: went well
  • msiep: +1
  • Salt: +++ glad we were able to spend some time on meeting logistics around mrays concerns on the hand raising implementation
  • wolftune: I noticed that there is a difference between raising a hand and then speaking, vs waiting to be called on. If everyone can see the speaking queue, we could just do it, compared to waiting until called on

Last meeting next-steps review

Audio Notifications for that works for firefox available via (alignwaivers) - thanks to Iko for the suggestion

  • NEXT STEPS (alignwaivers) incorporate into pad

Meeting queuing system (Salt)

  • NEXT STEPS: keep in mind for facilitating in the future

CiviCRM updates (Salt)

  • NEXT STEP (salt): ping OSUOSL again

Reviewing previous meeting notes when you miss

  • NEXT STEPS (alignwaivers): incorporate both metrics of attendance and reminder to review previous meeting [DONE ???- but confirm placement of ‘review meeting notes’]

Current Agenda

Interested project (Salt)

  • Recieved a check-in email “Checking in on Snowdrift progress” from a potentially interested company. Asked about
    • Do we have a roadmap to launching? Aaron linked
  • NEXT STEPS (): Send incoming project sample documentation to them, request feedback
  • NEXT STEP (smichel17): email OSUOSL about email forwarding community@ not working.

meeting evaluation / feedback / suggestions round

  • mray: please get audio set up well in advance