The *New* Office Hours

Blog Post created by kgastaldo Employee on Jun 1, 2018

*UPDATE for 2018: We have OH scheduled for Nov 29 and Dec 13. I'm going to hold off scheduling any additional OH sessions, as we make plans for 2019.


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 every other Thursday(11:30 EDT, 17:30 CEST, 15:30 UTC) -


Here are the dates:


Sept 6 - Joined by the Activiti Team

Sept 20 - Joined by Denys Vuika, ACA Tech Lead

Oct 4 - CANCELLED - We'll be hacking all day Friday, so we're skipping this one!

Oct 18 - Delayed

Oct 25 - Joined by Ray Gauss, Gregory Melahn, Stefan Kopf - Discussing Deployment for Alfresco 6

Nov 1 - 

Nov 15 - 

Nov 29 - No guests, but Ole and Kristen will for sure be in attendance!

Dec 13 - 


I'm going to hold off on scheduling any more Office Hours for 2018. We're considering the schedule and format and making our plans for 2019. Keep you posted.


Please continue to join us!