Weekly call about Karrot development

Hey everybody!

To make Karrot development a bit more personal and have high-bandwidth discussions, we invite you to join our weekly call. We usually talk about upcoming features and their details, how development is progressing and in which direction Karrot should evolve.

Check the last posts in this thread to find the next date!

If you are interested to join, please let us know by replying to this thread.

If you already have some topics for discussion, please add them to the “Discussion” section in https://pad.disroot.org/p/karrot-weekly.

I’ll post the meeting minutes in here after the call. In the call, we will also decide when the next one will be be (probably skipping one week due to summer activities).

All the best,
Tilmann

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Just one addition: Having video chats also is a much more personal way of communicating and we’d be really happy about anybody joining in!

You know, we want you to become involved and we’d like to get to know you more to understand your perspectives better and to become like one big team! :blush:

Also, these meetings don’t take ages. After one hour we’re usually done… :wink:

I would like to join but on Fridays at this time I regularly have weekly calls at work with my big boss (my boss’ boss) which I’m supposed to attend :slight_smile: I will try another time.

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Ah what a shame! What time would generally be better for you?

Date: 2019-07-05
Facilitator: Tilmann
Participants: Tilmann, Bruno, Janina

1. Last week(s) review

write down some words or a paragraph about stuff you did related to the project

  • added internal stats about people using unsubscribe links on the bottom of notification emails (Tilmann)
  • add “unsubscribe all” button to settings menu (Janina, Tilmann)
  • think about bell notification settings, start implementing backend API (Tilmann, Janina)
  • continue with CSV history export, requires making sense of old inconsistent history entries (Tilmann)
  • frontend dependency upgrading: Storybook https://storybook.karrot.world, Quasar Framework (Tilmann)
  • started analyzing trust data with graph algorithms (Tilmann)
  • drafted p2p sharing feature (Bruno)
  • organize international meet-up at the foodsharing festival in Berlin: https://www.foodsharing-festival.org/ (Janina)

2. Up next

write down what you want to do for the project in the next 7 days

  • find out from DIgidem Lab if there is deadline to make the payment (Bruno)
  • continue working on upgrading, history export and bell notification settings (Tilmann)

3. Discussion

project-related topics that you’d like to discuss with other participants. Positions and outcomes should be noted down during the meeting

  • Default place page is “pickups” now, could be a setting per place (Bruno)
    • I’d show “wall” by default if there are no pickups (Tilmann)
    • could be confusing, both of them (Janina)
  • old pending applications could be declined automatically if they are inactive for a long time, e.g. one month (Tilmann)
  • Next call in two weeks due to summer activities? (Tilmann)
    • 2019-07-17 18:00 seems a good date
  • Next facilitator? Tilmann for next time

Next call will be today! 2019-07-17T16:00:00Z

Date: 2019-07-17 18:00
Facilitator: Tilmann
Participants: Tilmann, Bruno, Janina

1. Last week review

write down some words or a paragraph about stuff you did related to the project

  • Wrote an invoice (Nick)
  • Brief presentation about Karrot at https://move-utopia.de/ (Janina, Tilmann)
  • Upgraded the operating system on the karrot.world server, upgraded backend dependencies that require Python 3.6 (Tilmann)

2. Up this week

write down what you want to do for the project in the next 14 days

  • General-purpose theme (Janina)
  • continue working on upgrading, history export and bell notification settings (Tilmann)
  • investigate email service providers, given the upcoming deprecation of our Sparkpost free account - https://github.com/yunity/karrot-frontend/issues/1653 (Tilmann)
  • network with https://wandelbuendnis.org/ (Janina)
  • write down a plan for achieving the vision of multisharing, starting locally (Bruno)
  • talk to people from Gothenburg who might be interested in creating a group to test the new theme (Bruno)

3. Discussion

project-related topics that you’d like to discuss with other participants. Positions and outcomes should be noted down during the meeting

  • Do we have a long-term vision and a short-term plan for what Karrot should be? (Bruno)
    • Karrot fulfilled its original vision (to help foodsaving groups organize their pickups), any new vision should not conflict with the original one (Tilmann)
    • Generalizing is generally appreciated but it’s unclear how exactly to go about it.
    • We don’t really dare to tackle the big vision question as long as the team is so small. On the other hand we know that we need to have a clear(er) vision to be able to recruit people.
  • General purpose theme
    • Additionally to foodsaving and bike kitchen.
    • Only for prototyping, built similarly as the bike kitchen one.
    • Could be used to introduce free shop groups to Karrot.
    • Janina is motivated to work on this, Bruno is motivated to recruit groups.
  • Picture upload in wall mesages
  • Next meeting: 2019-07-31 12:00
  • Next facilitator: Bruno

So it would be ok for me to start another group? Iwe been talking about that for months, but never got clear on if its ok, and now im afraid iw lost a lots of the contacts i needed.

Yes sure, feel free to create another group! https://karrot.world/group/create is the “secret” link, in case you didn’t have it yet.

As soon as the general purpose theme is done, we can switch your group over.