Operations Department Team Meeting – 26 February 2019
Attendees: Hugh Douglas-Smith (Department Co-ordinator), Anibal Sanchez (JED), Olaf Offick (Forum), Brian Mitchell (Resource Directory), Sander Potjer (Volunteers Portal), Michael Babker (Webmasters), Nicky Veitch (JCM)
Given the spread of team leads within the team, now spread right around the globe, it was agreed to alternate meeting times between AM/PM so that everyone had an opportunity to participate without constant disruption to their own schedules or sleep parterns. Thank you to you all for helping make this work.
JED: A discussion regarding the JED template and a move towards a standard template for all sites. This would be looked at with a view to providing a common platform as J4 becomes available. More enhancements are being added to the JED with a focus on bug squashing and maintenance.
FORUMS: The clean up of non active moderators continues as well as general housekeeping. Investigation is taking place on any moderators not logged in for longer than 12 months and enquiries to see if they are needed or wish to continue as moderators.
RESOURCES: Karen Dunn has completed her certification of My Story Brand and will be a valuable resource to the team with this additional expertise. Brian is driving the remit of the team with more focused objectives to better serve stakeholders.
MAGAZINE: Nicky Veitch is acting as team lead to relaunch the magazine and is building a structure and team with a view to get the magazine relaunched in the near future. Work has started to port the magazine from K2 to a Joomla Core platform. More volunteers and articles are required, please get in touch if you can help.
VOLUNTEERS: Work continues with the Identity portal and the compliance team are looking at cookie controls. Testing is being prepared for the Identity portal.
WEMBASTERS: Maintenance and support of the various sites continues. Michael will be guiding Hugh in the development of a standard webmasters' guidebook.
Next meeting scheduled for Wed. 27th March (PM)