Large Proposal Telecon. DanaBalser reported that JessicaUtley is still waiting on a few TAC member to complete the doodle poll to find a time. Two EGS SRP members will call-in to discuss the three Large EGS proposals that the chair is conflicted on. BarryClark question if the two VLA Large proposals that the SRP recommended to cut in time below 200 hours should still be considered as Large. For now we will consider them as Large, and probably have done so in the past, but DanaBalser will check our policy.
PST CfP Requirements. LorantSjouwerman summarized the timeline for requirements. We nominally have a two week software effort built into the CfP PST requirements. If we require additional time then we have to lobby for this with other deparments. To do this we need the details by 1 October. LorantSjouwerman and RickLively have developed a timeline. DanaBalser will put this on a wiki page and include it to the TTA email each week. LorantSjouwerman led a discussion of the resources tickets; we all agreed they should be done with high priority. ToneyMinter noted that the only item for GB is to update the software to take into account the new definition of a Large proposal. (A question came up about Large proposals starting in 20A and whether or not a user could submit a proposal for over 1000 hours. DanaBalser will check our policy.) ToneyMinter also noted that the new Sponsor will probably only require that we add the sponsor to the list; that is, no new resources. We agreed that LorantSjouwerman would take a first attempt at prioritizing the remaining items and the TTA group should comment if they disagree. Below is the list which includes the ticket type (e.g., feature, bug, etc.), the expected time (in days), the ticket number, and the title. LorantSjouwerman estimates that the Medium priority tickets above the hyphen could be done.
High: 6 days plus a few unknowns - do them all
Feat 1.00 SSA-5866 PST 20B: VLA 4-band
Feat 1.00 SSA-5867 PST 20B: VLA 4/P-band
Feat 0.50 SSA-5868 PST 20B: VLA YUPPI
Feat 0.50 SSA-5865 PST 20B: HSA 4 Gbps
Feat 0.25 SSA-5864 PST 20B: Y1
Feat ? SSA-5873 PST 20B: VLA data rate
Feat ? SSA-5863 PST 20B: GBT new sponsors?
Feat ? SSA-5862 PST 20B: GBT new large proposal definition (maybe also for VLA/VLBA)
Bug 1.00 SSA-5733 GOST 20B bug fix
Bug 0.50 SSA-5820 Trigger Criteria can be left blank and proposal still validates
Bug 0.50 SSA-5798 Negative declinations not converted correctly in Min/Max LST calc
Feat 0.50 SSA-5800 Configuration "Any" and "Semesters" in VLA Resource Confusing
Bug ? SSA-5860 PST 20B: VLA LST/elevation error
Feat ? SSA-5861 PST 20B: Trigger criteria wording
Med : do the first 2-3 days of work in this order, rest if time allows (ordered)
Feat 0.25 SSA-5859 PST 20B: ECT labels
Feat 0.50 SSA-5822 Make "Elevation" and "Season" blank by default in ECT
ResR ? SSA-4614 Add VLA configuration for HSA Proposals
Feat 0.50 SSA-5761 Create script to package up disposition letters **review item?**
Bug 0.25 SSA-5461 ECT: time conversion bug
Bug 0.25 SSA-5805 Changing user name threw exception
Bug 0.50 SSA-5657 Password reset should handle disabled accounts differently
Summer Student Projects. AnandCrossley queried how we should treat summer student projects: science or test time. We agreed that this should be included as test time. GarethHunt noted that in the past we treated this as science but we all agreed that it was not worth the effort to make any updates given the small amount of time.
Metrics:AnandCrossley noted that he now has a script to compare the time from the obs logs with the OPT to perform a regular quality control on the metrics. He will send results to schedsoc, BryanBulter, and DanaBalser.