Conducting meetings and presenting a topic in IRC is new for some people.
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Know what to say: IRC meetings are entirely text-based and can move very fast, so you won't want to spend the whole meeting improvising. At the minimum, spend some time thinking about what you plan to say, or better yet, have a text file with some key points that you can paste into IRC to get you started when introducing the topic.
- Learn the meeting process: Review the agenda and logistics for your meeting in advance (Example: Community Office/Meetings). To give you a feel for a typical meeting, you should review the meeting logs for the meeting where you are attending. (Community Office Example and TSG example)
- Be familiar with IRC: If you haven't spent much time in IRC, you should spend a couple of hours in #meego or another channel talking to people. You should also read our MeeGo IRC guidelines, which also contain links to IRC primers and other useful information.
- Invite the right people: Please do not forget to invite the right people for your topic. This is your responsibility as the presenter to make sure that you have the right people in attendance. You'll want to make sure that you have people in the meeting to answer detailed questions or provide additional information.
Note: We have a separate set of Instructions for TSG presenters with more details on TSG-specific requirements. Your meeting may have additional or different requirements.