[ros-users] ROS Live - Worldwide Virtual Meetup

David Lu!! davidvlu+ros at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 03:02:36 UTC 2016

Hey ros-users,
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week's ROS Live meeting on
Robot Description Formats.

You can listen to the audio and see notes here:
It has also been released as a podcast for those of you who are so inclined.

To continue the discussion about the future of Robot Description
Formats, OSRF has set up a Discourse page.

You can vote on topics for the next meeting on this page:

Keep hackin,
David Lu!!
ROS Community Promoter Person (ROSCPP)
BossaNova.com / MetroRobots.com

On Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 8:38 AM, David Lu!! <davidvlu+ros at gmail.com> wrote:
> ROS Users of the World,
> The time and topic for the February ROS Live meetup are set. The
> meeting will be Thursday February 25th, 2016 at 2pm EST [1] and will
> be about Robot Description Formats.
> Thank you everyone for voting. Future meetings will likely focus on
> other highly ranked topics.
> Further details about how to participate will be released next week.
> In the meantime, you can help shape the conversation by visiting the
> Github page[2] and adding topics you'd like to hear discussed, gripes
> you have about URDF or other things to spur the conversation.
> David Lu!!
> ROS Community Promoter Person (ROSCPP)
> BossaNova.com / MetroRobots.com
> P.S. As it turns out, trying to schedule this meeting was a massively
> over-constrained problem. There were no perfect solutions, and most
> options were unavailable for about half the respondents.
> P.P.S. Due to possible limitations in the number of live participants
> on the call, please let me know if there are special circumstances for
> you being on the live call. As mentioned earlier, there will be a way
> to contribute questions if you're watching the live stream.
> [1] http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=ROS+Live+February&iso=20160225T14&p1=418&ah=1
> [2] https://github.com/DLu/ros_live/wiki/Robot-Description-Formats
> [3] http://tinyurl.com/roslivefebruary
> On Sun, Feb 7, 2016 at 7:08 PM, David Lu!! <davidvlu+ros at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Greetings ROS Users,
>> At the encouragement of OSRF, I'm organizing the second ROS Live
>> Community video call. The first was held last summer [1] to discuss
>> build systems. Now, in an effort to foster more community, we're
>> having another, and with any luck, they'll happen more frequently.
>> First thing first, we need a topic. I've set up a wiki page [2] to
>> track different suggestions. Please add suggestions and edit the vote
>> totals as you see fit (one vote per person per topic, please)
>> Second, we will need to find a time to meet. Please fill out the
>> WhenIsGood page [3] if you are interested in attending. OSRF will host
>> a Google Hangout for a limited number of people. It will also be
>> available non-interactively by streaming through YouTube, and there
>> will be an unnamed feedback mechanism for watchers to ask moderated
>> questions of the participants.
>> Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you all.
>> David Lu!!
>> ROS Community Promoter Person (ROSCPP)
>> BossaNova.com / MetroRobots.com
>> [1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvYF4pW02p4&t=6m14s
>> [2] https://github.com/DLu/ros_live/wiki/Topics
>> [3] http://whenisgood.net/roslive
>> [4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVLA8fvBczg

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