Delivery Circle Meeting Notes October 5th 2021

In play - Core Pipe

In-play - Funded pipe


DFC/OIDC Authentication – DFC Open ID connect: no update since last delivery circle

In play - Contributor

Nothing in particular to discuss in that category, but Hacktoberfest is coming!

2. Next Up


Ready To Go


  • History of invoice changes (Rachel + ? ) - Unblocked. Needs an in-depth meeting, when everyone is available.
    • There are plenty of potential solutions and the best technical approach needs to be found and will be explored after Adjustments is complete.

Ready for Inception

  • Invoice number system (Rachel + ?) - waiting for re-inception, but linked to history of invoice changes.
  • Improved reporting - We need to think about a general technical approach for this. Tax reporting might be a good a time for this however the overall improved reporting project will be worked on after History of Invoice changes.



i) The pipe seems to move/have moved particularly slow during September.

The bright side is financially, things are under control :+1:
Discussion on hiring efforts - we need a senior dev, full-stack:

  • some of our strong candidates have dropped out - the project seems “too big”. How do we interpret this? Code base too old/monolith?
  • Are flaky specs/broken build scaring-off new potential candidates? Flaky specs to be prioritized: top of Tech-Debt or S2/S1? → Needs more dev input. @filipefurtado to have a look when these come up. Agreed this costs precious dev time.
  • Another round of recruitment and decentralizing effort: @lin_d_hop as been mostly on top of this :muscle: @Kirsten will post on go-rails as well (for AU recruitment), and this efforts should be extended to instance managers as well.

ii) Feels like “wheels are falling off”: How to boost-up the spirit of the team? In addition to the Europe gathering, the whole team needs to spend time, share thoughts, ideally some time together. For now the compromise is to go online and organize two sessions:

a) A session to re-approach as humans, discuss our thoughts, vulnerabilities during these hard times :heart:
@Kirsten to ping @NickWeir on this

b) A retro session (on delivery and keeping the wheels?) should follow the first one :rocket:
→ team @Rachel & @jibees

To account for all people and figure out if a common schedule is possible @Jana will lend an organizatinal hand :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:

From previous meeting:
Bug-severity system
@apb Discussion around the new bug-severity system should go on discourse - no updates.

Tuesday October 12th 6PM UTC
Moderation: TBC
Note-taking: TBC