Jan. 24th, 2016

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I'm now doing more volunteering, which is fun. I've done a bit of coding on the AO3 translation interface, which is in review, and I've improved a few of the automated tests.

I've also been enjoying trying out Slack - the OTW is currently in a trial of using it as well as Campfire. It's not perfect, but the ease of creating new rooms and the usability of the mobile app have improved cross-committee communication and relationships, which is good.

We've just started a couple of informal discussion groups/courses which volunteers can choose to join and study together - one via EdX on leadership, and one I'm running on web accessibility. It's great to be able to share a bit of what I've learnt from Dreamwidth, Growstuff and my day job with other OTW volunteers.

There was an in-person meet-up for volunteers in London a few weeks back, which was fun. I heard from Priscilla (Translation co-chair) and Alex Tischer about how Translation works these days, and from Alex about the problems with the transformativeworks.org site software, as well as more about finance. James and Ariana were there and we talked code a bit as well. It's one of the benefits of London and Heathrow being a bit of a hub - occasionally people are travelling through for other reasons and can say hi. We'll do another meeting around Nine Worlds con, which several people are going to.

I'm still looking forward to seeing the budget for 2016. It sounds like the draft from the previous board wasn't of the quality you'd expect, and the current board are still working on getting all the right inputs from committees.


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