The IATI Technical Team are keen to facilitate a community of developers/interested parties who have an interest in IATI-related tools and services (products). We see that this has benefits to share knowledge and news that might be useful (most immediately) to each other and (more widely) to support the success of IATI.
We are asking if there is interest to set-up and run regular (perhaps monthly or two-monthly) online calls for developers/tool builders to share news and updates regarding IATI-related products that they use/build/maintain.
It could also be a forum for participants to pose questions or ask for thoughts on how to approach specific challenges that they are facing in building IATI-related products.
The calls could also prove to be a useful Q&A for the central IATI Technical Team to comment on our immediate work plans.
A possible standing agenda for each (1 hour) call might be:
- Introductions: Who is on the call
News: What IATI technical projects are participants currently working on?
- How is it going?
- Any challenges you are facing? Do you have an approach to overcome these? Would you like to gain input from the community?
- Announcements: Including upcoming events/other projects/jobs that might be of interest to the community
Any interested party is welcome to join, although be aware that the calls will likely be of a technical nature.
Good idea? Post below if you are interested
If you would be interested in joining, please post a reply to this thread below. If there is significant interest (more than 3 replies), we will set-up a Doodle poll to find a convenient time for this to occur.
Comments on format and structure welcome
We are keen for any thoughts on how to make this sort of call relevant and useful to participants, so are open to any suggestions you have regarding either an initial or ongoing IATI technical calls.
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Edit [2017-02-08]: There is enough interest - now let’s find a good time!
We’ve set-up a Doodle poll for those interested in joining our first call. There are hourly options between Monday 13 and Friday 23 February - so hopefully we can find a good time for everyone, although if not we will select a time that is convenient to the majority.
Edit [2017-02-09]: Time now selected
Following 7 responses to our Doodle poll, Tuesday 21 February 2017 at [11:00 GMT / 12:00 CET / 06:00 EST] has been selected.
Others are still very welcome to join, do post below so that we don’t forget you from our expected attendee list