- Trebor Daehdoow has written four sessions (PvE, CSM as Stakeholder, Security, Future Plans);
- I've also written three sessions (Introduction, Sales and Marketing, Team Kuromaku);
- mynnna has written two sessions (Reasonable Things, Team Superfriends);
- Ali Aras has written one session (EVE Economy) and is working on another;
- Mike Azariah has written one session (Art);
- Mangala Solaris has written one session (Language Support and the CSM); and,
- James Arget is close to completing one session (Launcher).
I want to say again how dry and cold the process of writing the minutes is. I knew it was going to be difficult. But particularly finishing the Team Kuromaku session was even more difficult. How does one decide how much to self-edit? How much does one let the NDA get in the way even before CCP sees the text? How does one decide whether to include off-shoot discussions, tangents, discussions only half-heard even if you were in the room when the session took place? I can see why Trebor decided to troll a bit with a past set of minutes writing about every cough and sniffle.(1)
Anyway, I'm not satisfied with our progress here, unfortunately. We've sent the first batch of minutes to CCP Dolan for the NDA pass, but I wish we were much farther along than we are. Frankly, I think this is our CSM's first dropped ball since taking office. We could have, and should have, gotten this done faster. We're continuing to work it. I myself am determined to keep up with Trebor so I'm deciding which session to claim next. Hopefully the results will be in front of your eyeballs soon.
Two meetings this week! Both, unfortunately, I consider heavily NDA'ed. The first one, I can't even tell you the subject of without breaking NDA, I suspect. Both relate to long-term projects within CCP. And I missed both of them live -- that work project I'm in the midst of is still taking away a lot of my time. But the nice thing about using Lync for these meetings is that CCP Dolan is recording them so I was able to catch up with the first one. That was really nice. Note to self: ask Dolan if there was a recording of the second one. Our next stake-holder meeting is this coming Thursday.
Activity on the private section of the EVE Online forums is really heating up! There are new threads almost every day to read through, and I'm doing my best to respond to them daily, since they usually relate to things that the dev in question is working on right then. CSM7 promised 48 hour turn-around on these kinds of queries and CSM8 is trying for 24 hours. That means checking the forums daily. I almost have enough time to do it. ;-)
One of the things that the CSM was shown in Iceland has now gone public. It's the security presentation that CCP Stillman presented during the Security session. It's a really interesting pitch in its own right and if you have some time and are interested in the topic, go have a look at it. The stuff about botting analytics around page 45 was particularly interesting to me and I asked a lot of questions about it at the session. The frequent puffins in the presentation are representative of the particular group that Stillman gave this presentation to (it's their mascot).
James Arget was silly enough to start an "ask me anything" thread on Reddit. Go give it a read.
I mentioned this as an aside in a blog post last week, but consider this the official notice: I'll be going to EVE Vegas this year, starting October 18! You can look for me by the Valkyrie display most of the time, I suspect. ;-) Mangala Solaris is also attending or so he tells me. Another note to self: see who else from CSM8 might be attending this.
EDIT 25/Sep/2013: Forgot to mention, Mangala is also doing a "Watch the Winter Expansion Announcement with Mangala" event tomorrow. Feel free to attend!
And that's all for this week, I think! Time to start nudging a few people about summit minutes again...
(1) I maintain that even though he says I asked for this, I never did.