[ALAC] URGENT: Next ALAC meeting and future schedule

Eduardo Diaz eduardodiazrivera at gmail.com
Sun Nov 9 00:05:49 UTC 2014

I am ok with the times.


On Fri, Nov 7, 2014 at 4:36 PM, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>

> Sorry to have been so silent since the LA meeting.
> It is time to schedule the first ALAC teleconference of the new season.
> The first meeting will be on Tuesday, November 25th. IF some other day of
> the week is MUCH better for some people, we can look at alternatives for
> later meetings.
> For the last years, we have been holding the ALAC meeting at 1500 UTC
> during the Northern winter months and at 1400 for Norther summer months.
> That resulted in all calls being after midnight in Australia (2-4 am during
> their summer!), Maureen starting at 4 or 5 am, and quite delightful times
> for moat of those in North America, Europe and Africa.
> I had hoped to rotate times to "spread the pain", but many options result
> in far more people having to meet in the middle of their nights.
> Due to the way we are currently spread around the world, it IS possible to
> have a time where no one need to meet between in the middle of the night,
> and I would lile to suggest that we see if this fits.
> The scheduled meeting starting time would be 2000 UTC in Northern summer,
> and between 1900 and 2100 in norther winter (now).
> I am requesting that a Doodle be sent out showing the current time as well
> as the options where no one has to be up in the middle of the night.
> I am also attaching a spreadsheet so that you all can understand the
> implications of meeting at any given time. The Excel file has 2 worksheets.
> They are both the same, but one is set up for out current meeting schedule,
> and the second for a proposed meeting at 2000 UTC. You can play with them
> by changing the time of the meeting in UTC (spreadsheet line 27) and seeing
> who has to suffer most!
> to closure on a new time, the meeting on November 25 will be at 1500 UTC,
> which I feel will be unfair to some.
> If there is anyone who has a REAL problem with ALAC meetings on Tuesdays,
> please communicate with me privately.
> Alan
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