Thursday, 9 am MT, 11 am ET, 05 May 2016

Logistics

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Agenda

  • 16B
    • Director's Review (Dana)

  • AOB

Minutes

Attending: BarryClark, RickLively, MarkClaussen, HeidiMedlin, ClaireChandler, GustaafVanMoorsel, BryanButler, DanaBalser, ToneyMinter, GarethHunt

  • 16B
    • Director's Review. 13 April, 12-3pm EDT (10am-1pm MDT). MarkClaussen and ClaireChandler cannot attend. MarkMcKinnon will be present to talk about the VLBA. DanaBalser will send out a draft report sometime today with plans to submit to the Director tomorrow (6 May).

  • 17A
    • Timeline. Please check the timeline and provide any feedback.
    • PST Requirements
      • GBT Resources. ToneyMinter provided these via email and has iterated with RickLively. They are summarized in JIRA ticket EVL-3481.
      • VLBA/GMVA Resources. No changes.
      • VLA Resources. No changes.
      • 17A CfP Priority List: Here we list 4 JIRA tickets to be done in order of priority for the 17A CfP.
        1. EVL-3481 GBT Resources for 17A
        2. EVL-3483 PST: Inline Info on Strategy for VLA Sessions
        3. EVL-3154 New technical justification box for joint proposals with other facilities
        4. EVL-3444 PST technical justification page
      • Review Items. None of the review tickets are critical but if there is time available it would be nice to do the following in order of priority.
        1. EVL-3241 Reviews Summary filters and search preferences
        2. EVL-3219 Technical Category Import needs error messages
        3. EVL-3446 PST: Add GBT+ Filter to the Panel Reviews and TAC Meeting pages
      • Other issues:
        • EVL-3240: ECT bugs and improvements. We have not done anything for the ECT for several semesters and so it would be good to do some work. In particular, it would be nice to get the default weather correct for a given semester. Nonetheless give the resources we put this on hold for now.
        • Novice Users: HeidiMedlin noted issues helping novice users at the SB creation stage and whether or not something could be done to give them help. We agreed that improving the documentation (at several stages) might be of use. EmmanuelMomjian will be contacted to improve the documentation for 17A.
        • CfP: ClaireChandler asked for a template for the VLA. There are some issues about how this will be organized on the web given that we will have three separate calls. DanaBalser will investigate.
        • The Checkbox. The idea is to include a checkbox that indicates if partial observations will be of use. This would allow NRAO to split sessions or limit them so that a given proposal could be better accommodated during scheduling and therefore more likely to get time. We could also have confidence that the proposal would be good for filler time. But will this add confusion? DanaBalser will discuss this again with TimBastian.
    • TAC Recruitment. No time for discussion, but TimBastian reported no action of this yet (probably start next week).
    • SRP Recruitment. No time for discussion.

-- DanaBalser - 2016-04-28
Topic revision: r5 - 2016-05-11, DanaBalser
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