I’ve got a suggestion/question related to the core conversation on Drupal 8: Could we create “virtual sprints” on specific topics by using VoIP?
During the core conversation on Drupal 8 Ariane Khachatourians suggestions about sprints. This is something I care about, as after 5 years wanting to contribute to core, I never been able to do so. I know how to program, but I find it hard to figure out what is going on because of time limits. I’ve tried a long time ago to follow the IRC in an attempt to become part of the development flow, but notice that reading all the stuff was simply too time consuming and exhausting to me.
A few years ago I was playing WOW and while I did not had the time to be on it all the time. The use of Ventrilo and simple registration/notification systems to organize the raid. It was a great solution to be part of the raid flow without the need to be a WOW addict. Ventrilo was used as a next generation of IRC with walky-talky like conversations that made a raid much easer. The benefit of voice is that you can be working on your own stuff and simply listen to what is going on at the same time. So could we use some of that experience to create virtual sprints?
I never raised the idea, as it seems logical that enough people in core would know about playing MMORPGs. Maybe there are good reasons not to use it. However, during the code sprint in Chicago it turned out some people did not know such solutions. So please let me know what you think about it.
Ventrilo is a commercial VoIP, but there are other solutions and we have a VoIP Drupal group , probably they have better suggestions.