Summit 23 is happening between October 2 and 6 2023, at MetaBrainz HQ in Barcelona, Spain.
Virtual attendees can join via Zoom:
- Links to come
Chat during the summit will be in the #metabrainz IRC channel (please refrain from using Zoom chat and YouTube chat will be disabled).
The summit will also be streamed (and archived) on YouTube:
There will also be written notes.
Schedule of Events
Every morning we'll gather in the office and have breakfast. Come when you are ready to come. Lunch is in the office at 13:00.
Livestreamed meetings are each day 14:00 - 19:30 local time (12:00 - 17:30 GMT)
We will tackle big topics, after which smaller ad-hoc topics can be suggested by anyone.
- Morning - 13:00: Be in the office, catch up with people, whatever
- Lunch, 13:00 - 14:00: Lunch in the office, brought in from local places
- Big topics: 14:00 - 17:00 (see agenda)
- Ad-hoc topics: 17:00 - 19:30
- Dinner, at various restaurants or at the office, TBD. We'll have at least two nice group dinners with everyone present
As usual, each project should be prepared to give an update on the state of the project.
Big topics to discuss and who needs to be present:
- Internationalization - for devs - and translation - for users (aerozol, outsidecontext, rdswift, yvanzo, ...)
- MB form submission flow (bitmap, outsidecontext, reosarevok, yvanzo)
- MB edit search load (bitmap, reosarevok, yvanzo)
- MB search upgrades (bitmap, lucifer, reosarevok, yvanzo, zas)
- Proactively dealing with spam accounts + empty account deletions (reosarevok, yvanzo, bitmap, mayhem, ...)
- Workflow for security alerts (all code maintainers)
- Workflow for service alerts (all service maintainers)
- Event Art Archive and BB Cover Art Archive (bitmap, kellnerd, monkey, reosarevok, yvanzo)
- State of the music industry (mayhem, akshaaatt)
- OAuth migration update and future planning (lucifer, mayhem)
- Presenting 2017 early survey findings (aerozol)
- Next years' summit, limiting the scope a bit. (mayhem)
- Why do we not bring napkins to the summits?
- Use projector to see remote participants, put IRC on a screen
- Does it make sense to store dancers in MusicBrainz? (reo)
Because we'll have most of the team in the same place it might make sense to have a few in-person informal hack sessions to get some projects off the ground. Ideas:
- Key signing party throughout the week
- Picard packaging design (outsidecontext & aerozol)
- Running MusicBrainz Server on Windows (yvanzo & aerozol)
- Code signing of MetaBrainz apps: experience in Picard, applicable to other distributed MB software? (outsidecontext, zas, lucifer, rob, ???)
- Running/writing Selenium tests for MusicBrainz Server/Docker (bitmap, reosarevok, yvanzo)
- Picard 3 plugin system (outsidecontext & zas)
- Instagram/social media (aerozol & akshaaatt)
- Mobile app design (aerozol & akshaaatt)
- Centralized logging system (atj, bitmap, yvanzo, rob, zas)
- MB UI Revamp PRs fixing (akshaaatt, bitmap, yvanzo, reosarevok)
- Reducing open MB PRs to a sensible number (bitmap, yvanzo, reosarevok, sometimes aerozol)
- AutoTag Hacking (outsidecontext, mayhem)
Headquarters & Lodgings
We'll be at OfficeBrainz.
We'll be at this AirBnb from the 29th (15:00) until the 7th (AirBnB 1). If you're name is not listed in the lodgings breakdown below, then you're in this AirBnB.
We've also got two hotel rooms reserved for reo/kellnerd and zas/yvanzo. Contact mayhem for details on check-in.
- Chocolates: send your wishes to kellnerd, who will definitely bring some of the good high-proof stuff... 70% cocoa, not what you were thinking :)
- Aerozol will field requests for treats from NZ
- There will be a robotic cocktail party at Mayhem's house on the evening of the 29th.
Summit attendees this year, (eventually) sorted by arrival time:
|Arrival date||Arrival transport||Departure date||Departure transport||Lodging||Food Preference||T-Shirt Size|
|Aerozol||29||EY 49 - 8:15||8||Airplane||Y||Vegan||M|
|akshaaatt||29||LH 1812 - 12:50||7||Airplane||Y||Anything good||L|
|bitmap||29||AA 40 - 09:30||8||Airplane||Y||Vegetarian||M|
|cc||26||Airplane 14:25h||30||Airplane 12:15h||Y||mostly anything||M for manly|
|monkey||N/A||Metro||N||Everything nomnomnom||M for Monkey|
|reosarevok||27||LH 1132 - 18:05||7||LH 1125 (10:30)||Y||E eats everything||L / XL|
|mayhem||N/A||N||Om nom nom!||XL|
|yvanzo||28||Train / Sants @ 19:32||7 @ 08:22||Train / Sants||Y||Anything good||L|
|zas||28||Train / Sants @ 19:32||10||Train||Y||Anything good||M|
|outsidecontext||30||LH 1128 - 15:15||7 @ 12:50||Airplane||Y||Omnivore||L|
|kellnerd||27||EW 2520 - 19:45||7 @ 13:40||Airplane||Y||Anything good||M|
|Hotel 1||2 (reo, kellnerd)||2 (reo, kellnerd)|
|Hotel 2||zas, yvanzo|
|Monkey's||cc||cc||cc||cc (leave early)||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-|
- Aerozol: Livestream
- Yvanzo: Chocolatestreamtostomach
Emergency phone numbers
- 112 All emergencies