Our monthly session, Office Hours, has evolved over the years. Originally created by Jeff Potts and Richard Esplin, the idea was that people could drop in and ask for help - similar to the Office Hours you see at University. When I started with Alfresco, Office Hours had evolved into more of an informal presentation from Alfresco employees or community members, where we discuss happenings and offerings - around releases, the roadmap, or just some insight into Alfresco's internal workings.
While we think these sessions are still useful, Francesco Corti and I have been discussing how we can improve Office Hours. What is it that the community truly needs? We don't always have non-technical topics to cover with the community and we don't want to present for the sake of presenting. So, we'd like to bring back the original idea - with Office Hours being a time to come and get (and give) help and advice.
We'll continue to host one-off sessions on the roadmap or any company announcements, but for Office Hours, we will be opening a weekly call in Zoom, where you can come if you need help or if you want to offer help. It will be a time where Francesco and I will be present, along with other Alfrescans (based on availability). All community members are invited to join us - let us know what you're working on, ask questions if you need help, or just work out loud for a bit. Many of us are remote, and I'm looking forward to seeing your faces on a weekly basis.
Join us for the first session next Thursday, June 7th (11:30 EDT, 17:30 CEST, 15:30 UTC) - https://alfresco.zoom.us/my/officehours
We welcome any feedback you might have on this new format. See you next week!