JRD redevelopment updates, OSM voting, & dev recruitment

By Brian Mitchell on 2019-02-05 16:22 in Resource Directory Team

JRD Status None outstanding 437 approved and listed Topics Discussion on upcoming OSM elections Discussed by-law amendments and implications for Joomla As an active nominee Brian is recusing himself from the vote for Operations Department Coordinator. He is providing Assistant Team Lead, Deb with his voting link Discussed the nominees for President and Secretary to reach consensus on how the JRD votes should be cast for those positions. Discussion...

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Progress and Forward Movement

By Karen Dunne on 2019-01-22 16:08 in Resource Directory Team

JRD Status None outstanding 437 approved and listed  Topics Discussion on upcoming OSM elections Discussion on recruiting a dedicated resource for developing the new JRD Agreed that it’s been difficult to make significant progress on the redesign because all of it has been trying to do so on volunteer time Talked about reaching others for assistance  Brian will reach out to SobiPro (Rodig and Sigrid) to see if they can recommend a developer and we could solicit for...

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Direction for 2019

By Karen Dunne on 2019-01-08 16:05 in Resource Directory Team

2019 Annual Voting  Results: Team Leader: Brian Mitchell Assistant Team Leader: Deb Cinkus Secretary: Karen Dunne Approval Team Leader: Richard Sparks JRD Status None outstanding 437 approved and listed  How to present the content on the JRD Redesign:  Discussed using the StoryBrand approach to communicate to the providers and the users of the JRD. Decided to try this approach when we get to the point of designing the layout and writing the content. As a...

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JRD Redesign Working Session

By Karen Dunne on 2018-12-04 16:05 in Resource Directory Team

JRD Status 4 awaiting review going back to November 29 446 approved listings 4 tickets, one Saeed already took up, other three Brian will respond to today JRD redesign progress Early second quarter is the target to release new JRD Discussion of what to display on the frontend, e.g. community involvement, website examples, etc. What of the community involvement should be shown and can we standardize them into categories, e.g. speaking events, articles, extension development,...

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Team Collaboration

By Karen Dunne on 2018-11-06 17:26 in Resource Directory Team

Submission Status 424 approved None pending JRD redesign progress We went through the submission form and added issues to Jira for changes. We are at the stage that we can start designing for the front end Current Directory Google geocoding still has api error...Brian and Saeed will collaborate on this issue to resolve  Saeed will work in front end design of the application form (data categorization) Brian will update list of JRD team members on volunteers portal On...

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User Registration testing

By Karen Dunne on 2018-10-16 16:16 in Resource Directory Team

Our meeting time was spent primarily on testing and editing the new user registration form.  Submissions No submissions pending review; 1 came in yesterday and is being reviewed  420 approved listings JRD redesign progress Reviewed and tested registration entry form on dev site, and added issues to Jira On the call: Brian Karen Deb Next meeting: October 30, 2018 - working session (optional) November 6, 2018 - regular team meeting -- notes taken by Karen...

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Team Progress

By Karen Dunne on 2018-09-18 15:28 in Resource Directory Team

Submission status:  420 approved listings 1 listing awaiting review, which was submitted today JRD team progress: Saeed completed issues no. 1084 and 1004 on github All outstanding issues are now closed Upcoming Meetings: Recommendation, without confirmation, that we will move the meeting time up by 30 minutes starting on November 6. That’s UTC 3PM/1500PM. On the call: Brian Deb Karen Next meeting: October 2, 2018 - regular team meeting October 16, 2018 -...

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Working Session

By Karen Dunne on 2018-08-21 15:48 in Resource Directory Team

  Submission Status 1 pending, which came in yesterday 419 approved Production progress Identifying and resolving issues live on shared screen On the call: Brian Deb Richard Karen Next meeting: September 4, 2018 regular team meeting

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Review of Registration Fields

By Karen Dunne on 2018-07-17 15:37 in Resource Directory Team

Primarily a working session to test user registration on new platform. Agenda Submission review status Site development: a) Production progress, b) Plan adjustments, c) Outstanding items Submission 0 awaiting review 417 approved listings Production progress First draft of registration fields are in place (SobiPro) We tested and added issues to Jira as needed On the call: Brian Karen Deb Saeed Next meeting: August 7, 2018

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Production Progress

By Karen Dunne on 2018-07-03 15:53 in Resource Directory Team

Agenda:  Site development update Submission review status Production progress All the directory categories and fields are in place. Configuration is next (filters, linked fields, validation rules, etc.) Integration and mobile app development has been added as possible categories for consideration. All other categories remain from current site.  After conversation with other Joomla teams, there is some consensus to use RS Tickets. Submission One submission awaiting...

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Scheduling and Progress

By Karen Dunne on 2018-06-19 15:54 in Resource Directory Team

Scheduling and Progress -- JRD Team Meeting - Tuesday, June 19, 2018  Agenda Scheduling Submission review status Site development: a) Production progress, b) Plan adjustments, c) Outstanding items Scheduling  Meetings are first and third Tuesdays of the month at 1430 UTC. See conversion for your own time zone.  That leaves the occasional 5th Tuesday to use as a working session. We do not have notes from June 5. Completed Rob’s training for listing review on...

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Starting a roadmap

By Karen Dunne on 2018-05-15 15:21 in Resource Directory Team

We started the foundation for the roadmap using Jira for project management.  Agenda Roadmap Jira introduction Submission review status Housekeeping   Deb added users to Jira and set up new project  Created component parts of the project such as data migration, communications, front end design. SOBI, RSTickets, Badges, Ticket & Listing Integration. Brian is lead on SOBI and Communications Deb is lead of Custom Integration Deb led a screen share of Jira for...

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Foundation for Directory Redesign

By Karen Dunne on 2018-05-01 19:08 in Resource Directory Team

We are preparing and organizing to start the JRD redesign. Attention today was on choosing project management tool and extracting the data fields.  Agenda Database info export Timeline for development and who’s building Expectations for turn around time on submission reviews  How to share survey results with the public? Database info export pending. Hope is to have that completed in the next week or two.  Discussed project management tools, specifically Teamwork...

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Up Next

By Karen Dunne on 2018-04-17 16:34 in Resource Directory Team

We looked ahead to the redevelopment of the JRD in consideration of recent survey information and development capacities within the team.  Agenda Timeline for development and who’s building Expectations for turn around time on submission reviews  Database info export Sucuri report Briefly discussed the recent report out out by Sucuri that summarizes the percentage of hacked sites based on their users. https://sucuri.net/reports/2017-hacked-website-report Database...

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Survey and Submissions

By Karen Dunne on 2018-04-03 15:30 in Resource Directory Team

Agenda Submission review status Review survey responses Survey Status 35 responses thus far, little more than 10% return Top two - sort by geo and service type Status of submission review 2 awaiting review, dating back to March 26 403 approved listing right now Rob Canonigo will be joining the JRD to help with submission review. We are parsing a better email list from Zoo to send a better email to the user list.  Stefan, Richard, Rob Canonigo, and Brian are having a...

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Survey Sent

By Karen Dunne on 2018-03-20 15:36 in Resource Directory Team

The survey was sent out to the contacts who have approved listings on the JRD. Agenda Survey Status and Results Submission review status Turn around standards New team member Review of Roles Survey Status Survey was sent out yesterday, March 19, 2018 Reason that it took longer than planned to send out the survey: It was very cumbersome to data export because Zoo stores the data is in a json string When Zoo does a CSV export it puts everything in one parameter string. It was a...

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Survey Launch Status

By Karen Dunne on 2018-02-20 15:21 in Resource Directory Team

Reviewed the survey configuration and discussed whether to send the survey to all user accounts or to registered business listings. Agenda: Survey Status Submission review status Survey Status 2,000+ users on the JRD (created an account) 398 approved business listings 650 potential business listings (applications) ACY Mailing is set up and ready to send out - should we send it out to all users or only to those who have an approved listing? We could send it in such a way that we...

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Submissions and Positions

By Karen Dunne on 2018-01-30 15:02 in Resource Directory Team

Review of submissions and team positions.  Agenda Provider survey responses Submission review status Elections Provider survey responses Postponing this topic. We will coordinate with Brian for a team call between now and February 20.  Status of submission review 20 submissions reviewed - 4 - 5 were approved; most were not approved due to lack of community involvement.  Elections for 2018 Brian as team lead Deb as assistant team lead Voted and confirmed...

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Directory Goals for 2018

By Karen Dunne on 2018-01-16 15:31 in Resource Directory Team

Final review of provider survey and goal setting for the revised directory. The queue is current. Agenda Test survey feedback Submission review Roles and Goals 2018 Schedule for upcoming meetings (because January has five Tuesdays) 
 Survey Feedback from within JRD Team Survey questions ready to send out to JRD providers. Only one alteration: add one open text question for users to say ‘anything else’ Status of submission review Stefan has the queue caught up (there...

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Survey (Beta) Questions Complete

By Karen Dunne on 2018-01-02 15:45 in Resource Directory Team

Reviewed and discussed survey questions. In particular, to see if they are consistent with the survey goals and specific to the target population (current JRD Providers). Agenda Survey questions Final review and last call on edits Decide on survey tool Determine who will take the lead to manage the survey distribution and data collection Submission review Roles and Goals 2018   Survey questions Edited and finalized survey questions Brian will place the questions in...

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Fine Tuning Upcoming Provider Survey

By Karen Dunne on 2017-12-19 16:05 in Resource Directory Team

The team discussed and edited survey questions that will be sent out to current JRD providers. Edited question topics and phrasing for clarity and direct relevance.   Agenda Survey questions Submission review   Survey questions Brian will share survey questions with ops team tomorrow Two surveys: 1) Provider survey, and 2) User survey Ask providers first, then develop a user survey (providers should not speak on behalf of the users) Ask providers if interested...

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User Survey

By Karen Dunne on 2017-12-05 15:47 in Resource Directory Team

The JRD team is developing a user survey to gather input as we work toward improvements to the JRD platform.   Agenda Survey questions in development   Who is the audience? Existing list (300-400) and web users of the JRD   Two surveys: one by email to users and providers one web survey for those who are surfing the JRD Ask those from the web to self identify so we can’t limit double survey   Purpose of JRD? Help people use...

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Recap from Joomla World Conference

By Karen Dunne on 2017-11-21 16:25 in Resource Directory Team

Brian Mitchell attended the Joomla World Conference to be involved in discussion with the operations team. Topics included tool sets across Joomla properties, leveraging the work that other teams may already be doing effectively, defining the focus of the individual teams and what’s next.   Meeting Agenda: Report from Brian about JWC How do JRD listings add showcase sites; separately or part of their listing? At the moment, it looks like a user needs to create a separate login...

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Ready for Joomla World Conference

By Karen Dunne on 2017-11-07 15:54 in Resource Directory Team

Brian Mitchell will be attending the Joomla World Conference. We discussed the overall status, direction and improvements under development for the JRD. We are pleased to announce that all JRD submissions have been reviewed and there is nothing in the queue. Agenda: Sort function and fields Submission reviews and approvals Posting minutes to JRD news (Karen) Previous meeting minutes review and approval   Submission review: Stefan has caught up on the...

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Submission review and communicating with community

By Karen Dunne on 2017-10-31 16:14 in Resource Directory Team

Meeting Minutes Agenda: Process for submission review and approvals Meeting minutes review and approval Newsletter and methods of communications   Submission review   Stefan and Brian walked through the process for submission review and approvals on the backend   Regarding approval of meeting minutes: Do we need to consider what constitutes a quorum? We currently have 5 members. Deb had taken the lead on the technical specs, jrd set,...

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Onboarding new team members and tool sets

By Karen Dunne on 2017-10-17 16:08 in Resource Directory Team

Meeting Minutes Main topic was for the onboarding new team members, e.g. history of the team, where we’re at and where we want to go, and a review of tools set, i.e. Google Hangouts, Glip, Github. New to the team are Stefan and Karen. Approval system:  Talked about items that are considered for becoming listed on the JRD, i.e. community involvement, complete information, trademark compliance, sample projects that have been completed on Joomla. Discussion of the ticket...

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The When, Who and com_jrd of the JRD

By Brian Mitchell on 2017-06-21 18:49 in Resource Directory Team

Joomla Resource DirectoryTeam MeetingJune 7, 2017In attendance: Brian, Deb, SaeedMeeting ScheduleProposing that the meeting on the first Wednesday of the month be to discuss new businessThe third Wednesday of the month would be a working session to address outstanding:* Listing requests* Website tickets (RS Tickets)* Github issuesTeam MembersIn the last month or so there has been confusion with the Joomla Operations Team and other parties within the Joomla community regarding actual JRD team...

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May the 4th, Be with Us (at the JRD)

By Brian Mitchell on 2016-04-29 22:12 in Resource Directory Team

I feel as though millions of users across the joomlaverse just groaned and then were suddenly silent. The Joomla Resource Directory team really is meeting on Wednesday, May 4.  We have multiple opportunities for involvement.  If you are interested in learning more, please drop us a line through our ticket system at http://resources.joomla.org/en/do-you-need-help.  Be sure to indicate "Volunteer" as your department. Topics for discussion include additional translations, regular...

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JRD 2016 - The Road Ahead

By Brian Mitchell on 2016-04-20 00:00 in Resource Directory Team

Dawn Russell, the Joomla community owes you a debt of gratitude. It has been a pleasure watching you lead the JRD team through a major reinvention and then redesign of the site at http://resources.joomla.org. As with all things Joomla, I know the work on these endeavors has been a team effort. However, these accomplishments are brought to fruition through a leader that brings consensus around vision and a willingness to roll up her sleeves to chip in on the hard work. I look forward to your...

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Feb 13th 2016 - JRD Working Group Session

By Ron van Schaik on 2016-02-13 00:00 in Resource Directory Team

Today was primarily a review session for progress on streamlining the website and cleanup load time issues and user experience issues. We also reviewed outstanding support and approval tickets It included: Explore issue with GeoRadius search submitted by Brian Peat, thanks Brian for your input. Navigation has been audited, cleaned and tested. Maintenance and backup processes reviewed, all extension up to date. Continue cleaning up the translations and preparing for the launch of the JRD...

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Seeking New Working Group Leader for the JRD

By Dawn Russell on 2016-02-12 22:14 in Resource Directory Team

Dawn Russell is stepping down as group leader after 2.5 years of service in order to contribute to other areas of the project. We are accepting applications for a new group leader. Primary responsibilities include organizing meetings, overseeing goals and objectives, deligating tasks, pitching in during working group sessions, and defining the vision for the years to come including new functionality and design elements. Please email dawn.russell@resources.joomla.org with a letter of...

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Feb 6th 2016 - JRD Working Group Session

By Ron van Schaik on 2016-02-06 00:00 in Resource Directory Team

Today we pushed live a new version of the JRD with many improvements. This is phase 1 of our plan to streamline the website and cleanup load time issues and user experience issues. It included: Version 2 of the Geo Radius search to improve the search experience for Registered Joomla Providers. Removing the original archive directory and many other installs of Joomla. Making the categories of providers more prominent and styled closer to that of the JED. Updating the template to the...

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Progress on Badges and Redesign

By Dawn Russell on 2015-04-01 18:04 in Resource Directory Team

Today we met to review the progress in translations, badge design and search design/output. Badges: We decided as a group to work with Chiara as part of the Joomla design team to engineer the final design for the JRD badges. As such, the certification team was contacted so all badges for the Joomla community will have a consistancy while also being distinct. This means we won't have badges as promised for the April 1st deadline, however, we are moving forward towards implementing...

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Badges, Sunsetting the Archive, and the JRD in Portuguese

By Dawn Russell on 2015-02-25 00:00 in Resource Directory Team

Today we met to review the progress on Badges for the Joomla Resources Directory, Portuguese translations, and sunsetting the archive. Badges: We have recruited Arjen Schrijvers who is also working on the Certification Team for our badges working group. We've decided to go square with the design for the most flexibility. We're coordinating with Arjen so that the badges work across both platforms and are visually similar. The badge will work like this: The user is given an HTML...

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JRD Meeting Report

By Dawn Russell on 2015-02-11 17:17 in Resource Directory Team

Today the Joomla Resources Directory Team met to discuss a number of agenda items including: Volunteers - we have a number of new applicants to join our team, how to integrate new members and projects that would compliment their skill sets. Members of our core team each took on an area of interest that they will over see and volunteers are being contacted to join these smaller working groups. Approvals Updates - we had a blast of new applications and support ticket responses after...

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Up to Date with Submissions

By Brian Mitchell on 2015-01-21 16:06 in Resource Directory Team

The Joomla Resource Directory team is up to date with everyone that has submitted a listing to the directory.  What does this mean exactly? When the JRD was relaunched it was decided that rather than simply rolling all of the listings from the old directory into the new, everyone would be required to resubmit their information.  While creating additional work, it was a unique opportunity to "refresh" all of the information, purge any out of date information, and make sure everyone was...

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Update on our progress and upcoming features.

By Dawn Russell on 2015-01-14 17:16 in Resource Directory Team

This week we met in two working groups to tackle the last of the remaining approvals. At this point, we are planning to have ALL of the applications reviewed and responded to within two weeks, or by January 28th. Please make sure your listing is complete to ensure fast approval. We will be sending out a newsletter in a week to update all current and former JRD applicants of our status on approvals so the community stays in the loop. We agreed to sunset the archive of the old JRD which is on...

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JRD Membership Approvals Working Group

By Brian Mitchell on 2014-12-10 00:00 in Resource Directory Team

Thank you to the JRD team members that continue to assist in working through the huge surge of applicants for the new Joomla Resource Directory.  As of today we have nearly 80% (78.93% for the persnickety among us) that are either fully approved and listed or are in the approval process. That does still leave quite a few organizations that have submitted listings that have yet to hear back from us.  We are quickly working through all the submissions in the order they were...

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12/3/2014 Meeting

By Dawn Russell on 2014-12-03 17:35 in Resource Directory Team

Today eight of us met to discuss a diverse and detailed agenda. We started with reviewing the approvals progress. The JRD has been extremely successful since its launch with approximately 350 applications. Our team is working as quickly as possible to approve applicants from oldest to newest and/or contact applicants who need to provide more information. The approval process usually takes 15 minutes per applicant and we have 98 outstanding to review. Deb has built a plugin with her team at...

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Current Objectives

By Dawn Russell on 2014-11-17 00:27 in Resource Directory Team

Our group met in Cancun Mexico to discuss our objectives and work out some new plans for the coming six months. Currently we are: Translating the JRD into Spanish, Portuguese and French. Sunsetting the old Joomla! 1.5 resources directory. Reviewing over 200 applications for approval. Redesigning the layout based on user experience feedback. Reviewing the language on the website to make it simpler and more digestible.

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