Nix Office Hours!


Hey everyone,

I’m going to be hosting regular Nix ecosystem office hours starting next week. It’ll be a video call where anyone can drop in and chat about the Nix ecosystem: cool PRs, problems, improvements, how to help each other to improve Nix.

If you’re interested, please tell me when you’re available over at https://doodle.com/poll/aq9iytabi3k7z9da#calendar

Thank you!

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Great idea. So when you say “office hours”, you mean Eastern Time office hours?

I’d think the poll translates the event to your timezone. For me it says:

All times are displayed in …

Sure, I got that too, but I doubt Graham is going to start conducting these at 3.30am his local time.

Assuming he’s in east US (GMT -4 in summer), that gives me range 8 AM – 5 PM for him. Overall the ranges mostly avoid “night” in European and American timezones, unsurprisingly.

Scrolling up and down did the trick!

I simply couldn’t see that there were any options to select - all I had was a blank calendar for the day due to being in UTC+8, so stupid me thought we had to fill in the various options, but as mentioned scrolling up and down revealed the options.

This makes a lot more sense now. Apologies for the noise all.

Exciting idea :slight_smile: What ended up happening with this?

And how noob can you be to join and take up your time?

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I also want know.

Any news so far?

Hello everyone,

The process of planning office hours turned out to be quite a lot for me, and I ended up scuttling the idea for a bit. But, it is on! We’re going to do the first one tomorrow at 3:00 PM America/New_York (1900 UTC – 24hrs from now.)

Experimentally, it will be:

  • on Zoom (video optional)
  • recorded and published
  • 45min long
  • topics and format TBD, but casual

Link: https://zoom.us/j/120295959

wrt Zoom: I know it is unfree, and this may make some people not want to participate. However, it is the most reliable video conferencing tool I have used so far. Again, this is experimental, so we could switch down the road. However, this is what we’re going to do for now.

Zoom can be fetched via nix-shell -p zoom-us.

I have setup the meeting to not automatically turn on video or audio.

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Anybody is welcome, of course. I’m not sure what the format will be – I’ll be doing some research in to this tonight. Tomorrow will be casual.

Also, Zoom can be joined with chromium, after clicking through a few
links and popups it ends up giving you a direct access to the video as a
WebUI, so you don’t have to run code outside the browser sandbox.

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Was a recording made?

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