As the spread of coronavirus continues to impact our personal and professional lives in significant ways, I wanted to start a thread to discuss how Pangeo may play a role in helping us all get through this challenging time. If you have ideas or thoughts on this subject, please share below.
A virtual community
The Pangeo Community has always been an online community. We’re all quite accustomed to interacting with one another on GitHub/Discourse/Whereby/Twitter/etc. While our in-person communities are experiencing major disruptions to their routines, online communities are becoming a (more) natural place to interact with friends/peers/colleagues.
In addition to having weekly community developer meetings and regularly scheduled working group meetings, we’re starting a new 30-minute coffee break on Tuesdays/Thursdays 8a PT (11a ET). These coffee breaks will meet on https://whereby.com/pangeo and will not have any set agenda, just a structured time slot to say hi to other humans. I’ll be there most days, and expect guest appearances from my little ones (in other words, kids are welcome).
Open source help desk
Some of our colleagues have started a COVID-19 Open-Source Help Desk. For those looking for a way to contribute to the fight against the virus, this may be something you want to participate in.