Given that the Configuration cluster had the second most number of
votes in the poll, why was it left of the agenda entirely?
-- Legoktm

On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 10:47 AM, Diederik van Liere
<dvanli...@wikimedia.org> wrote:
> Heya,
> The Program Committee for the Architecture Summit has published a proposed
> program: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014
> Highlights of the Program:
> 1) We have tried to incorporate flexibility into the program by allowing 4
> unconference break-out slots, 1 open plenary session and a daily ‘agenda
> bashing’ session to make adjustments to the program if the need arises.
> 2) There are 3 plenary sessions: HTML Templating (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/HTML_templating),
> Service Oriented Architecture (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/Service-oriented_architecture)
> and one open slot. Possible candidates for the open session include
> Performance and UI styling but this will be decided during the Summit.  The
> short list will include the higher vote-getters in the straw poll, so if
> there’s one of the clusters you strongly feel should be part of the
> program, now is your time to make that case.

Make that case where? Given that slidedecks are supposed to be
prepared, shouldn't this be decided beforehand rather than waiting?

> 3) There are 6 breakout sessions:
> * 2 planned: UI styling (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/UI_styling) and
> Storage Services (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/Storage_services)
> * 4 unconference slots
> There will be a round of Lightning Talks at the beginning of the plenary
> session after the breakout session to summarize what happened by answering
> the following questions:
> a) What did you try to achieve?
> b) What did you decide?
> c) What are the next steps?
> 4) Architecture Panel and Value discussion. This is a plenary session for
> the architects to share what they value in good architecture, as well as
> talk about how they see the architecture of MediaWiki evolving, and what
> role people other than our historical core group of three have to play in
> the process.  During this session, we hope to at least answer some of the
> questions outlined in the recent discussion of the RFC process[1]
> 5) RFC roulette: a one hour closing session for RFC’s that have not been in
> the spotlight during the Summit and where the next step can be decided.
> This is intended to be fast paced and slightly chaotic. If you would like
> to hear what’s next for your RFC please participate with the roulette by
> adding your name to
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/RFC_roulette
> What does the Program Committee expect from summit participants?
> a) If you are a participant, please familiarize yourself with the latest
> version of the RFC’s that you care about.
> b) If you are an author of an RFC that is scheduled in a plenary session,
> please start preparing in collaboration with the other authors from the
> same session on a short slidedeck that summarizes all the different RFC’s.
> One slide that could be really useful is to have a matrix that highlights
> key differences between alternative / competing proposals. Diederik will
> contact the folks who are invited for the plenary session to help
> coordinate and organize.
> c) If you are an author of an RFC that is scheduled in a breakout session,
> please create maximum 3 slides that summarize your RFC and think about what
> you want to get out of your session.  The slides are optional, but the
> requisite level of preparation is not.
> d) If you want to run an unconference slot then start thinking about a
> theme and possible co-organizers. It’s okay to use an existing RFC cluster.
> Two quick final notes:
> The Program has been created using the input from the straw poll (
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/Straw_poll), input
> from the Program Committee and input from the Engineering Community Team.
> To see which RFC’s compose a cluster please have a look at
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Architecture_Summit_2014/RFC_clusters
> Looking forward to your feedback!
> Best regards,
> The Program Committee
> [1]  Discussion of the RFC process:
> https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Talk:Requests_for_comment/Process#
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