Archive for the 'irc' Category

Office Hours

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

For a long time I’ve been suggesting/threatening that we have a weekly IRC meetup for microformateers. We have an IRC channel for discussing microformats, but rarely do we have the critical mass of active participants sufficient for having ongoing conversation. I believe that WordPress developers do something similar and they were my inspiration for the idea.

When I met Dan Connolly at SxSWi last month, I realized that he was extremely willing to work on microformats, but needed to schedule out time to coordinate. So, since I couldn’t get the idea of a weekly meetup off the ground, I came up with a simpler idea– I scheduled a weekly time, in which I’d commit to being in the microformats IRC channel for at least an hour.

So, at 2PM (Pacific Time) on Wednesdays I’m always in the IRC channel. The only other regulars to stop by are Dan and Brian, but we’ve been able to crank out a bunch of hCard and hCalendar test cases and bugfixes for X2V.

I suspect that, at some point, this may grow into more than just “office hours” for me; it may grow into a full-fledged meetup.

Moral of this story? If your idea isn’t working, try a simpler one.

Duh.

See Dan’s related post.