[tahoe-dev] Summit coming up.. two weeks away!
warner at lothar.com
Tue Oct 25 23:26:29 UTC 2011
Some summit notes:
* I've got conference room space reserved at the Mozilla SF office (2
Harrison, at Spear St.) for 8-5pm each day, tuesday 8-Nov through
friday 11-Nov. We have to jump around a bit because of some
pre-existing meetings, but most of the rooms can accomodate 6-8 people
and have big monitors for projecting stuff. There's also a big
common-area/lounge, lots of sodas/snacks, and a fabulous outside
7th-floor deck where we can design protocols while watching the
sailboats go around Treasure Island.
* In the evenings we can either hang around the Mozilla office (access
gets harder, I probably have to sign folks in/out of the building
after 5pm), or go hit Noisebridge, or dinner, etc. Wednesdays are
* I have a few potential tools available for remote participation:
* Vidyo: we're using Vidyo for internal teleconferencing, and it works
pretty well. Most of the rooms we're using have good cameras and
microphones installed. However the non-employee options are limited:
there's a web-based (Flash) view-only feature, so pretty much
anybody can see+hear us. And it'll record the same stream for later
download (some .mov/.avi -type file, I forget what format).
* BigBlueButton: this is a distance-learning tool that we're
experimenting with (we have a couple of licenses). It uses a
web-based (Flash) client, does one-presenter-at-a-time
video/screen/PDF-presentation transmission, and multi-party
audio/text chat. The conference room cameras don't know about it, so
we'd have to feed it with laptop cameras.
* phone bridge: we have some POTS conference-call stuff too: if we
aren't using Vidyo, I think we can set up a 1-800 number for folks
to dial in with.
* we've also used Mumble (multi-party voice-only chat), and Skype in
the past, with varying (sometimes negative) levels of success.
* My Time: it depends upon who's around and when, and what else comes up
that week, but I'll probably spend one or two full days doing Tahoe
stuff, and the other days mostly doing work work and just popping in
to check up on everyone. Once 5pm rolls around, I'll be all-Tahoe
* Agenda: let's use the wiki for this, but a handful of things I'd like
* explain how my #466 signed-introducer code works, commit to a
public-key signature scheme (I'm lobbying for Ed25519), land the
* decide upon a safe "web control panel" scheme
* explain how my #666 Accounting code works, land the branch
* discuss how accounting, #467 static-server-selection, and
Invitations should interact, so I know what to build going forward
* discuss Performance Improvements, HTTP-only Storage Protocols, New
Encoding Formats (Rainhill!)
Two weeks to go!
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