HEP Software Foundation Startup Team Meeting notes May 18 2015


General News - Contacts

Nothing specific… it seems difficult for almost all members of the startup team to do real work for HSF…

Activities and Working Groups

Software Projects

Daniel: incubator idea is a very good one, how we could progress, interested to participate despite a very limited time

Technical Notes

Andrews said in a email he had been overwhelmed after Okinawa but that it was on his todo list and that he was still hoping to initiate them soon.

Knowledge Base

Torre understood how to extract information from the database either by querying directly with SQL requests or with a Drupal plugin

Wondering if GitHub Pages/Jekyll is not a better approach

MediaWiki: seems to work better than Drupal for what we try to do but certainly not an easy path…

Torre may find some time to do a small prototype

Newsletter Proposal

An attempt to improve the communication about what we do: probably our minutes are not read by many… Thus the idea of a curated information distributed as a newsletter.

We should probably to do it to make an example of what it could be.


Discussion with M. Elsing about pattern recognition mailing list: any feedback?

Meeting next week: holidays in USA and France, do we cancel?