Parrot Developer Summit on 5 December

James E Keenan jkeen at
Thu Dec 2 02:15:27 UTC 2010

Andrew Whitworth wrote:
> The best time to hold a Summit is near the time of a supported
> release, so we have plenty of time to plan for and implement changes
> for the subsequent supported release. If we have a good rule of thumb
> for this, scheduling may become more regular and require less effort
> to prepare. For instance, the second sunday after a supported release
> gives us this schedule for 2011:
> Sunday, January 30, 2011
> Sunday, May 1, 2011
> Sunday, July 31, 2011
> Sunday, October 30, 3011
> Please come prepared to discuss these dates at the December 5 meeting,
> as setting dates for our PDSes in 2011 will be the first item on the
> agenda.

I strongly endorse the idea of quarterly Parrot Developer Summits to be 
held on the second weekend after each quarterly release.

I recognize, however, that with our developers strewn around the world 
like pearls on a very long necklace, picking a time of day that works 
for everyone is impossible.  To ease the burden on our developers I 
propose that we try to vary the start time of the quarterly Summit over 
the course of the year so that no one is inconvenience every time.  That 
could mean, for example, that some Summits may meet on the Saturday of 
that weekend rather than the Sunday.  We should decide on exact date and 
time 4 weekends before the summit.

That would make the quarterly schedule sometime within each of the 
following weekends in 2011:

Sat-Sun, January 29-30, 2011
Sat-Sun, April 30-May 1, 2011
Sat-Sun, July 30-31, 2011
Sat-Sun, October 29-30, 2011

This should be considered as an amendment to Andrew's proposal.

Thank you very much.


More information about the parrot-dev mailing list