[J3] M222 approaches
steve at stevelionel.com
Sun Oct 4 19:04:09 EDT 2020
It's now just one week until we have our first-ever virtual J3 meeting,
and I want to remind everyone of what to expect. The meeting will be
held over Zoom. If you don't already have the Zoom client (there is also
a phone/tablet app), go to https://zoom.us/download and download Client
for Meetings (the phone apps are also listed there). You do not need to
create a Zoom account, but it's helpful if you use it regularly. With a
login you can also create a profile with your preferred name and a photo
(used when no video.) Test your audio connections in advance.
We will not be using video, just audio. I recommend using a headset,
especially if using a laptop, unless you know that your setup doesn't
generate feedback. Try to keep the speaker level low to reduce feedback
possibility. Some USB webcams are good at eliminating feedback, if you
have one. You can also join by telephone - unfortunately there is no
mute/unmute option this way. - use your phone's mute feature if it has one.
When you join, the controls such as mute/unmute appear when you mouse
into the window. Please stay muted unless you are speaking. You can
temporarily unmute by pressing the space bar.
After joining, open the Participants and Chat tabs. If you want to
speak, use the "Raise Hand" button in the Participants tab - the Chair
will recognize you in turn. Be sure to "Lower Hand" when you are done
Connection details are in
Plenary starts at 5PM ET each day - but please join five minutes early.
The meeting will be recorded for the benefit of the Secretary. Lorri
will be acting as Chair for the meeting.
Thanks to those of you who have been participating in the discussions of
work items and UTIs in the J3 discussion board. Some of the UTIs have
draft papers available in the Meeting Files section - if you have not
already looked them over, please do so and comment, so the authors can
turn them into regular papers. UTIs 5-8 still need someone to write
papers for. We also have seven work items left to complete - it would be
great if we could knock off a few of these at this meeting. Some
discussion has taken place - if you are not yet part of the
conversation, please join in. Remember that we won't have traditional
"subgroup time", though I expect some papers could be written before
Plenary starts each day.
Lastly, the deadline for applying for the position of J3 Chair,
unexpectedly vacated by Dan, is October 17. Details on how to apply are
Ondrej has announced that he has applied - if anyone else is interested
they should gather and submit the required documents before the 17th.
The role of J3 Chair is largely managerial - coordinating and running
the meetings, representing J3 to INCITS and ISO, and (in better times)
helping to arrange venues for physical meetings.
I am sure I have left out something - if you have any questions, please
let me know. This virtual J3 is new to us - let's make it work, and get
F202X out on time.
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