This week's meeting was brought to you from the first official Ghost Team meetup in Egypt. This is the first time our distributed team has all been together in the same room (with the exception of Sarah, who is definitely here in spirit) and we are going to use this rare opportunity to put our heads together and hack on / spec out a few key Ghost features, including feature / cover images, multi-user, and the dashboard.
We won't be able to have all of these things completed by the time we leave, but we do want to ensure we have a clear plan for how to implement each of these features, as well as remove a few blockers. You will see issues popping up and being worked on over the course of the week.
We have also been discussing our wonderful open source community and what we can do to improve it, and recognise those people who are putting in a lot of work. One of the ideas we've been discussing is having an official 'Core Team' who will get extra responsibilities as well as recognition, access to a weekly meeting and eventually meet-ups. We'll post more details about this soon.
In addition to this, we have come up with several desirable improvements to Slimer - our IRC bot. I have opened up a few issues on the Slimer repo related to this - a couple are assigned, but the rest are very much up for grabs and we'd also like to hear any more suggestions people have for ways to make Slimer more useful.
Moving on to what's going on in the world of Ghost this week - we've seen a lot of activity on Ember since last week's meeting, long may it continue! Additionally, during the meeting we decided that as there has been no further discussion on the Ember Models vs Ember Data issue that we're going to plump for Ember Data. It's used in all the Ember docs, and seems like the most sensible choice.
There are still plenty of issues open in the Ember milestone with more to come, please grab anything that catches your eye by dropping a comment on the issue. There's tonnes to do, and we really want to do the official switch over as soon as possible!
Warning: there will not be a dev meeting on Tuesday next week, but instead we will have a brief catchup meeting on Wednesday at the same time.
What is this?
We hold a public development meeting pretty much every Tuesday at 5:30pm London time in the #ghost channel on freenode. In this meeting we discuss progress, important issues, and what is and isn't on the Roadmap. It's a chance for everyone to get involved and have their say about where Ghost goes next.
Next week I will be travelling back from Egypt at the time we usually hold the meeting, so I will post an update blog post around the usual time, and we'll hold a shorter progress / catchup meeting on Wednesday at 5:30pm UK time instead of the normal Tuesday meeting.