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Stay tuned for another public BoD meeting: 12th June 21:00 CEST

written by claudiaab - 2014/06/03 09:22

We haven't been idle in the last few weeks, a newsletter is almost ready to be sent out, we have had some informal meetings to solve mostly technical problems and improve the communication between tech teams, BoD and other volunteers.

Our next public BoD meeting is on Thursday, June 12th at 21:00 CEST on http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic. Please log in with your BW-username. Like with previous times the idea is that you can read, what is being discussed, but not write yourself, unless asked. We will most likely have an open round in the end, when you can contribute yourself.

In the meantime you can already get an idea of what is on the agenda.

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Small update to the site

written by shevek - 2014/05/21 21:53

Hi all,

somewhat delayed by the server crash a new version of the code driving the web site has just been released. Most of the changes have been done in the (invisible) backend cleaning up code and hopefully offer the volunteers some better tools.

The dev team plans to cleanup more code with the next release while adding some interesting new features for everyone to enjoy.

The effort wouldn't have been possible without the help of some dedicated people like cumbking, tsjoek and leoalone.

Thanks to everyone testing as well (which unfortunately isn't as well documented as the people developing).

For a full list of changes you can visit Trac.

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BW up and running again (and on a new server!)

written by Railslide - 2014/05/07 00:32
As you probably noticed, BeWelcome has experienced several hours of downtime today. Last night around 2.00 (CEST) the disk of one of our servers failed.
 
A team of volunteers has been working hard the whole day today, and thanks to them the website is now up and running again. Luckily,it looks like it was possible to restore most of the data. However since part of the data could have been lost, we would recommend you to check if the messages you sent and the comments you wrote after 00:00 a.m. CEST on May 6th are really where they should be (check 'messages sent')
 
The good news, however, is that on the back of recent technical issues BeWelcome has completed upgrades to the communities infrastructure. While historically BeWelcome has had an excellent uptime record, recent events had made it apparent that some of the servers running the network were urgently in need of an upgrade. 
 
We apologise for the downtime and are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
 
 
Big thanks to hkroger, tobixen, planetcruiser, leoalone, shevek, steinwinde for working on setting up a new server and getting BeWelcome online again -  and to all those who provided help, moral support, and important information!

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See the BoD at work - public BoD meeting May 6th, 21:30 CET

written by claudiaab - 2014/04/28 11:30

If you are interested in what is being discussed during a BoD (Board of Directors) meeting, you are welcome to join our next meeting on May 6th at 21:30 CET. Since we need to ensure some efficiency for BoD meetings you can only read in the chat, what is being discussed, but you can't participate in the discussions, unless you are asked to.

The IRC channel for the chat will be published in this Blog post just before the meeting. Please log in to the chat with your BeWelcome username or at least provide your BeWelcome username when joining.

What are we going to talk about? You can already check out the agenda, which will still be worked on till next week.

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Public BoD meeting tonight 21.30 CET

written by Railslide - 2014/04/13 21:21

As previously announced, tonight there will be the first BoD formal meeting. It will be a public one, so you are interested, you are welcome to follow the discussion in real time. Keep in mind, however, that in order to ensure an efficient workflow, you will be able to read the discussion in real time, but not actively participate to it (unless you are asked to).

 

Link to the chat: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=BoDpublic

Agenda: http://www.bewelcome.org/wiki/BoD_Meeting_13.04.2014

 

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