[J3] [fortran] Selecting meeting dates/times for virtual J3 meeting #223

Daniel C Chen cdchen at ca.ibm.com
Thu Jan 14 15:53:03 UTC 2021

I agree with Reuben since different subgroups may have different time zone
differences to deal with.


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From:	"Reuben D. Budiardja via J3" <j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org>
To:	Brian Friesen <bfriesen at lbl.gov>, fortran at standards.incits.org
Cc:	"Reuben D. Budiardja" <reubendb at ornl.gov>,
            j3 at mailman.j3-fortran.org
Date:	2021-01-14 10:41 AM
Subject:	Re: [J3] [EXTERNAL] [fortran] Selecting meeting dates/times for
            virtual J3 meeting #223
Sent by:	"J3" <j3-bounces at mailman.j3-fortran.org>


I prefer option (4): subgroup times should be left to subgroup to
organize, since the end of the plenary times is already getting pretty
late for some time zones.


On 01/13/2021 09:20 PM, Brian Friesen wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We should finalize the format of virtual J3 meeting #223 soon; it is
> currently scheduled for the week of Feb 22, and the meeting notice
> must be published by Feb 8.
> The most popular choice from the poll in the J3 discussion forum that
> Steve created was Mon-Thurs (4 days total) at 3 hours per day. We
> could also consider allocating some time for subgroups during this
> meeting. Perhaps an additional 30 minutes could be allocated at the
> end of each 3-hour plenary session. Or, subgroup meetings could
> replace the final 30 minutes of each 3-hour plenary session if 3 hours
> of plenary is more than required.
> Another possibility is what Nathan Sircombe suggested in an earlier
> discussion about the WG5 June 2021 meeting - two days on each of two
> consecutive weeks, e.g., Feb 22-23 + Mar 1-2 (Mon-Tues of both weeks).
> This would provide ample opportunity for subgroups to meet during the
> intervening week between the two pairs of plenary sessions. If the
> intent is for WG5 to try this format for the June 2021 meeting, then
> J3 meeting #223 could be a useful test to evaluate that format.
> To summarize, some potential formats for a 4-day format for meeting
> 223 in February could be (all times in US/Eastern):
> 1. Mon Feb 22 - Thurs Feb 25, plenary from 17:00-20:00, subgroups from
> 20:00-20:30.
> 2. Mon Feb 22 - Tues Feb 23, Mon Mar 1 - Tues Mar 2, plenary from
> 17:00-20:00, subgroups from 20:00-20:30.
> 3. Any of the above, but with subgroup time moved 30 minutes earlier.
> 4. Any of the above, but with subgroup time removed, so that subgroups
> schedule their own meeting times separately.
> Options (1) and (2) would be a total of 3.5 hours per day; option (3)
> would be a total of 3 hours per day. Option (4) would depend on how
> subgroups choose to meet.
> Please provide your input here regarding which format you prefer by
> next *Wednesday, Jan 20* if possible. Absent strong opinions from
> committee members one way or the other, I would choose option (1) for
> meeting 223.
> Thanks!

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