IATI Community Tech Calls: Tool builders and developers

Looks good, thanks @dalepotter. I will join too. I don’t suppose you have a local number for Bangladesh? Thanks!

Hi @markbrough - great that you can join too. I’m afraid I haven’t been able to find a local dial-in number for Bangladesh.

Am posting the full country list in case any of the below is helpful…

You can also dial in using your phone.
United Kingdom: +44 330 221 0086

Access Code: 117-593-413

More phone numbers
United States: +1 (312) 757-3126
Australia: +61 2 8355 1050
Austria: +43 1 2060 92967
Belgium: +32 28 93 7010
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9391
Denmark: +45 43 31 47 82
Finland: +358 942 45 0453
France: +33 170 950 594
Germany: +49 692 5736 7210
Ireland: +353 15 360 734
Italy: +39 0 694 80 34 40
Netherlands: +31 707 709 523
New Zealand: +64 9 280 6302
Norway: +47 23 16 23 30
Spain: +34 912 71 8491
Sweden: +46 775 757 474
Switzerland: +41 445 1124 88

Many thanks to everyone who joined the call this morning - it was very good to speak and hear about the varied projects you are working on.

We have collated our notes from the call to put together the minutes from the meeting. Actions from the call are colour-coded. Thanks to @hayfield and @petyakangalova who diligently noted down the key points from the conversations.

I’ve passed on the additional suggestions raised for TAG sessions (on IATI Datastores and how this group can work together in future) to @JoniHillman for inclusion in the agenda.

Looking forward to continuing discussions at the TAG in a couple weeks, and later in future calls. As mentioned on the call, we’re keen to make future calls as useful as possible to the group, so please do post (or message privately) any feedback or suggestions on the format etc.

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Excellent, many thanks for the quick and comprehensive turnaround on these notes @dalepotter @hayfield @petyakangalova

Just to flag that, as discussed during the call, we now have a session set aside at the forthcoming TAG where this group will be able meet in person: Tool Shed: Developers and tool builders meet up.

This will be taking place on Monday March 6 (i.e. Commnuity Day) from 16:30 - 17:30. A venue will be announced nearer the time - do keep your eyes peeled on the agenda!

During that session it would be good to discuss the future of this group and how we would like to work together to keep informed, support each other and support development of the IATI tool and development ecosystems. This could take a number of formats and all ideas are welcome!

Tagging all those who attended last week’s call to alert that this session has now been set-up. Others are very welcome to attend too.

@hayfield @petyakangalova @Matt @siemvaessen @VincentVW @stevieflow @TimDavies @bjwebb @rory_scott @danmihaila @rolfkleef @andylolz @markbrough

Thanks for the heads up @dalepotter. Will join March 6th.

Many thanks to all who attended the meet up at the TAG - there were some interesting discussions, suggestions and more. In terms of outcomes, here is a list of the popular suggestions that were made during the session:

  • Make a big list of ALL THE TOOLS
  • Tool selection support, to help pair individuals with the tools that solve their problems
  • Create an app marketplace to help identify tools or features that don’t exist, but could
  • Re-use functionality that exists rather than reinventing the wheel over and over
  • Online contact database to help link developers with those who need the developer’s skills
  • Set up an Instant Messaging (eg. Slack) tool for daily communication between developers (and related persons!) in the IATI community
  • Semi-frequent calls between interested parties, with varied topics for each session
  • Fix the Datastore (there is a session from 11:30-12:30 on Wednesday to discuss just this!)
  • Ensure effort is put into solving real user needs rather than vague ideas that somebody somewhere may want a thing

Once the TAG is over, myself and @dalepotter will look into concrete solutions or proposals for these ideas and work to keep everybody in the loop (some of these ideas will be quicker to implement than others).

In the mean time, be sure to keep the discussions going, working together to find a positive path for future development and collaboration!

This is quite a nice and very well initiative I think. For developers at least and yes it would make work a lot easier but as it is said, easiness never polishes skills. But yet, it is nice to have alternatives always.
I hope my little quote would help here someone.
Thanks and Regards
Ravi Gupta(email-support)