WBConfCall 2015.03.19-Agenda and Minutes
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International Meeting - June
Plans for pre-meeting at Caltech
WB Table - Poster Sessions
Help Desk Tickets
Asked for more information from user, no response yet: #3690, #3689
Suggestion on titles used for RNAseq display - see #3688
Sibyl, Todd will come early
Xiaodong, Kimberly, Mary Ann will come early, too
No official site-wide meeting; can have conversations during UCLA meeting
Paul will talk at plenary - deadline April 16th
Chris sent to Gillian Stanfield
Sent summary around in email
We have 90 minutes
Seven talks - 12-15 minutes each
Ask Chris if you need schedule again
Schedule will appear in meeting agenda? yes
WB table - poster sessions
One booth for WB, one for ParaSite?
Try for two - can use both for both projects
Chris can email Gillian Stanfield, cc Kevin
Any WB posters?
If you want to make one, go for it
Community Annotation poster (Mary Ann, Karen, Ranjana, Daniela) and presence at booth good
Can make a brief comment in abstract about exploring micropublications - err on conservative side for the abstract
Move from identifiers to human readable descriptions (50 characters - several lines)
Gary Williams will work on this
What are people’s thoughts?
Can create channel for specific topics
Doesn’t copy all previous correspondence with each reply
Transparency in that everyone can see all channels
Karen - good for tracking emails, threads, can integrate other tools like github
Michael P. - doesn’t improve the number of incoming communications
Slack implementation still needs improvement especially wrt threading
Can anyone give a definitive answer to why we’re changing? What’s the need?
The idea is that this would replace email
What effect would this have on help desk?
Paul D. - we need to choose and use Slack for the right purposes
Mary Ann - which bit of WB communication is Slack trying to improve?
Chris - intended to consolidate different threads, pipelines into one place
Mary Ann - would external users need to use Slack as well for help?
Raymond - can you know if other people have read the message?
Kevin - no
Other possibility - LINE (Raymond) - could check to see if someone read it
Would this discourage people from using it?
Kevin - SLACK really encourages stream of consciousness writing; this doesn’t happen so much
when composing emails; important information can get lost in the chit chat
Using SLACK for the important exchange of technical information may not be the right medium
Mary Ann - should we try to improve how we use our existing tools, e.g. wiki?
We need Todd to weigh in more here
Someone should check with Richard Durbin’s group to see how they like it
Final decision pending…..
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