Talk:Technology Committee

From Wikimedia UK
Jump to navigation Jump to search


I'm understanding this committee as a steering group for Developer work funded by WMUK - so it would for example make recommendations for a development strategy and particular projects, evaluate current progress and possibly oversee project spending in certain budget lines agreed by the board. I'm guessing it would receive and review reports from relevant staff members (CE, Developers (contracted or permanent) and Fundraising Organiser particularly) and action staff members to carry recommendations.

As such, I've asked to be a member, but that is possibly not appropriate, albeit I would expect key staff members to be asked to be in attendance. What doe we think would be a good member approval process? Would we have an upper limit on numbers? I presume these would need to go to the board to be approved with the proposal to approve the committee. Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 14:45, 9 October 2012 (UTC)

When the proposal for subcommittees was made, I envisaged a group that would (i) use the abilities of its members to devolve the load of work that the Board does in a particular field; and (ii) be a conduit for a broad base of stakeholders to communicate with the Board in that area. The stakeholders include staff as well as volunteers, so I recommended that each subcommittee should have a place for a member of staff (if any staff was interested) to be a member in their own right, rather than to service the committee. I believe that the Board agreed that principle, so I would say that it is perfectly appropriate for Katherine to be a member of the Technology Committee. --RexxS (talk) 18:01, 9 October 2012 (UTC)
I would like to join in. I note that there is a need to meet in person at least once a year. Gordo (talk) 07:49, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

2013 - lets meet!

We've got lots of issues bubbling away and I think a meeting is in order :) When would be good? How do we want to coordinate these? Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 10:34, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

I've pinged all those who have expressed interest in participating today :-) I think an online meet up at first would be appropriate - just to hack out what sort of things the committee could start to look at, suggestions for other members, who should chair/organise meetings etc. Suggest away! Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 14:45, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Meeting at anytime? I have slots free most days, and would prefer a daytime meeting. Gordo (talk) 15:00, 9 January 2013 (UTC)
Yup, up for this, at least on a trial basis. When is the first meeting? Jarry1250 (talk) 23:35, 20 January 2013 (UTC)
Doodle poll here - Add your availability by this Friday 25th Jan and I'll close it. We've gone for evenings to accommodate those who work during the day - please let me know if that is a problem and I'll do what I can to accommodate people - we could consider a saturday morning or something if necessary (though I imagine we'd probably all rather not!) Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 15:46, 21 January 2013 (UTC)

First meeting - Monday 18th February 7 - 9pm

Doodle poll said this was the optimum time. I forgot I have an appointment after work on Monday 11th and can't do it so have had to change. Next best date was Tuesday 12th, though this isn't a good time for Gordo - I'll contact him to explain and suggest ways he can stay involved if he can't make meeting.

Lets have a Skype meeting - I'm going to log in using the staff account which is 'wmukskype' so please add to your contacts, and contribute to the agenda!

I need the meeting to close at 9.00pm, and business not dealt with will have to carry over to email discussions or next meeting (but possibly we'll be done before then) I suggest Mike chair this meeting as the board liaison, and we make discussing our preferences for chairing the committee in the future one of the key points to discuss Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 12:09, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Have settled on 18th Feb between 7 -9pm - will contact all potentially interested parties again to re-iterate Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 11:39, 14 February 2013 (UTC)


Hi all - Can you express a preference for either Monday 18th Feb or Monday 25th Feb between 7 - 9 pm? These are the only evenings I have free to the end of the month :( Katherine Bavage (WMUK) (talk) 15:53, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

  • Monday 18th is slightly better for me. Jarry1250 (talk) 16:00, 12 February 2013 (UTC)