UDS Lucid – Day 4
I’ve no idea where this week is going, feckin’ hell second last day already is upon us. Getting to meet and talk to even more people this time at UDS as I’m not as shy this time and just jumping two feet in where I can.
Team Leadership Workshop – I’d been helping Amber out with brain storming a while back and she’s made massive improvements, leaps and bounds in the document. The idea behind it is to help a loco leader, encourage them, and help them with getting set up and run a LoCo. Yes sometimes you might think it’s common sense, and some of it is, but you often forget about the easiest things until someone points them out to you. Also, sometimes the help is spread out over different wiki pages, and my most annoying gripe with wikis is they are case sensitive, so you may even miss reading the helpful document if you’ve searched using Upper case.
Progress was made in this session, the learning team are going to help get the document set up so more people can access it and help contribute to it, this will help get it going, and in the end, make it easier to be translated!
Launchpad Upstream Improvements –I sat in this as I hadn’t a clue and quiet frankly it was rather interesting and it’s great to know about these other community issues. Bugs sitting there and not being worked on due to perhaps upstream not knowing they were there, which isn’t really going to help anyone The main idea is how can the charming folks over at Launchpad help make Launchpad even more effective for upstream projects. I’ll definitely be keeping more of an eye on this as I found it rather interesting.
Lucid Governance Changes Roadmap – This session was mainly clearing up and documenting all the councils that existed and listing all the members and the expiration date of members, when a call for new members should be announced and then when an announcement should be issued. Standardising the process.
Social outing, well this one was slightly unplanned, but rather eye opening. I got to ride in a BIG RED AMBULANCE! To clarify actually, I was the passenger in the front seat, poor Grant was in the rear as he had fainted during one of the sessions and best to get checked out took a short spin up to the Trauma Hospital nearby. I used to work in the Mid Western Regional Hospital in Limerick before I moved to Dublin. I’m used to Irish Hospitals. I moved to Dublin and saw Dublin hospitals at 2am when my back had thrown a wobbly and needed to get an injection into my spine, you get to see some interesting people at that hour. Nothing prepared me to having to walk through a metal detector or having armed guards on patrol in the wards. The staff were very helpful and pleasant, but I still found it odd to see a prisoner being treated on a trolley nearby, I know from seeing prisoners treated in Limerick, they get brought in plain clothes, handcuffs are very discrete,to the point where you actually cannot tell who’s the prisoner or who’s the guard.
The hospital and medical staff were very pleasant and helpful, and a quick call to the hotel afterwards had a car come and collect us which was great, and Grant was able to go get some well needed rest.