wiki:org/meetings/2017Montreal/AgendaIdeas

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Metrics timeline workshop

Led by David Fifield.

The dream behind the metrics timeline is to one day add annotations to Tor Metrics graphs—so when a graph shows a sudden drop in users from Belarus, for example, there will also be an annotation and a link to what we know about the cause. Basically, to put the metrics graphs in context and aid people in interpreting them.

In the metrics timeline workshop, we will work on expanding the coverage of the metrics timeline, in three ways:

  1. Mining other data sources (such as this list of blocking orders from Brazil) for relevant events and transcribing them into the metrics timeline.
  2. Visually examining graphs for apparent anomalies and adding them to the "Unknown" category for later investigation.
  3. Researching the entries in the "Unknown" category to find any possible explanations.

WTF/IRC workshop

Led by Colin Childs (and preferably 1 sysadmin)

The idea behind this workshop is to get as many people as possible connected to IRC in a persistent way. We have a number of people who could benefit from being persistently connected to IRC via screen/irssi or a bouncer. If we made this a "WTF" session (like our mailing list by the same name), we could have more than one "leader" able to assist people with issues they are encountering.

pastly should be a part of this as he has started running a bouncer and 1+ Tor person is using it. Can/should it be hosted on Tor infrastructure? What's expected of him? Should it be scrapped for something better? He has questions like that.

User testing pipeline workshop (Global south, trainers, and activists, please come!)

Led by Linda Lee (and Isabela Bagueros in spirit).

The purpose of this workshop is to start dialogue with people who interact with everyday users, especially users not in North America/Europe. The UX team wants to systematically and regularly get user feedback to improve Tor Browser. But we need trainers and organizational allies to help us. Linda will share her vision about how user testing can be made feasible, and open the discussion to talk about what to test, how often to test, where to test, etc.