On 11/10/2022 16:47, Andrew Bogott wrote:
Thanks for the update, Taavi! It's great to have a
summary, and these
are all great-sounding projects. I will try to catch up on the
terraform patches today or tomorrow.
Two tangential points:
1) I can't emphasize enough how much we all appreciate the work you're
doing on our infra, and how much you're benefiting our projects. We're
always chatting about how much good work you're doing and bragging to
other teams about your contributions.
:-) Not sure if I've mentioned this before anywhere, but one of the
primary reasons I'm around is that you let me play around with cool
stuff that would just be impractical to do in a personal lab environment
(mostly due to the cost).
2) We're fairly careful to not actually direct
your work, as I don't
want to overstep the boundary between staff and volunteer -- your #1
priority should always be to work on whatever you find most fun and
interesting at the moment. That said, if you /do/ want more coordination
(e.g. invites to in-person meetings, access to quarterly planning docs,
etc) you (or anyone else following along) should just say the word and
we'll figure out more ways to loop you in.
I do indeed like being able to work on the things I like the most at the
moment, and certainly 'not enough things to work on' is not a problem
I've had around here recently.
That being said, I am still interested in at least taking a look of the
quarterly plans, partly because I'm curious on how your plans related to
what I'm interested in and partly because I too have tools of my own and
am very interested in using some new features (Swift, for example).