I want to start getting as many of the LJ devs as possible into chats and discussions regularly.
Right now, everyone's fragmented. Everyone talks with brad, and then goes and does stuff. Often, the devs don't even know each other. So, I'm going to start scheduling "events" on IRC and other various places to get the devs together, talking, and doing things. Exchanging knowledge is cool, refining ideas is cool, peer-review of patches is quite nice, etc.
I also really want to do this, because often when brad or someone changes a huge amount of code, no one really checks it very well. I try my best when I can to audit the diffs, but I won't find nearly as many bugs as a coordinated effort would. I have done this once before, and it worthwhile, and moved pretty quickly. Pretty fun to roll past the bugs.
Time: 10:00AM PST. SEPTEMBER 8th. YES, THAT'S TOMORROW
Place: #lj_dev on the open projects IRC network (irc.openprojects.net)
Purpose: First try to get people in one place, and to audit the new account capabilities code.
For future sessions, I'll try to give at least a 24 hour notice up on lj_dev. I might post transcripts and summaries of what went on, where further discussion can take place, and we will decide what to work on next.