@all please fill in the following poll https://framadate.org/E4KjnDmLTceETOWw so that the organizers get an idea of the best time slots for the CUDW
All times are UTC and cover a 1-hour slot
Given the list of registered persons, it seems that most people are in the CEST timezone, and a few people are in the Eastern Time US timezone.
A priori that would hint for the CUDW to happen in the afternoon CEST-wise, but please fill in the poll so that we know if it's the most reasonable choice.
CEST means "Central European Summer Time". During CUDW, we won't be in this time band anymore...
So be careful when filling the poll that CET is actually UTC+1.
CEST -> CET switch is this weekend
Right. Thankfully, the poll is UTC so that we don't have this kind of problem.
Yeah, but people have been used to communicating their time zone during summer period (e.g. as UTC+2) and should be aware that they need to be careful here.
and TIL the US DST switch is _next_ weekend, just to mix up time differences.
based on current poll results, we would basically go full on CET workday (say, 10am CET - 5pm CET).
my opinion of what we should do: accept that we are CET biased. Try to accommodate preferences of small minority in US timezones within reason by having workgroups/topics relevant to them during afternoons CET time. Anyone in other timezones is unfortunately out of luck.
@Pierre-Marie Pédrot any decision about the timezone thing? (Not so long until November 30 anymore)
As you advocated, I think we should go for a CET schedule
For some reason the poll seems to have missed its intended audience, i.e. anybody not living in the CET TZ
that part of the community seems more active on Coq-Club
so let me suggest an announcement with exact hours there (and a small update on the Discourse)
I think quite a few in CET have also said they are willing to hang around a bit after the official workday is over
I've added a post on the discourse.
Last updated: Oct 16 2021 at 09:07 UTC