[ALAC] URGENT: Next ALAC meeting and future schedule

León Felipe Sánchez Ambía leonfelipe at sanchez.mx
Mon Nov 10 21:18:53 UTC 2014


I am ok with the times proposed.

Best regards,

Leon
> El 09/11/2014, a las 12:15, Vanda Scartezini <vanda at etges.com.br> escribió:
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> I did not receive the doodle yet but I am OK with the 20UTC And I believe
> is quite fair to not have all the same person with a bad time.
> Best to all,
> Vanda Scartezini
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> On 11/7/14, 18:59, "Julie Hammer" <juliehammer at me.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Alan,
>> 
>> Thanks for your consideration of everyone's sleeping time!  Much
>> appreciated.
>> 
>> Just one correction for your spreadsheet...there is no daylight saving in
>> Queensland, so my time zone is UTC+10 all year round.
>> 
>> Cheers,  Julie
>> 
>> On 8 Nov 2014, at 6:36 am, Alan Greenberg <alan.greenberg at mcgill.ca>
>> wrote:
>> 
>> 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!
>> 
>> PLEASE FILL OUT THE DOODLE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. If we cannot QUICKLY come
>> 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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