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This is a list of current calls for participation in the Community. Use the Ask template to add your call to action. These Asks will be promoted to the Community by the Community Manager – contact Heather Greer Klein if you need any help or if you want to explore other ways to find participants.

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Ask: Hyrax Maintenance Working Group 2021 Cycle 1 (January-June 2021)

Participation target date: The team will begin with onboarding work on January 4th, 2020. January 25th will be the first day of the first 2-week sprint. 

What we need: Developers and GitHub issue testers to revitalize and continue the important work of the Hyrax Maintenance Working Group. The goal of the group is to support core maintenance and development for Hyrax in order to provide a stable base; this includes addressing bugs as they arise and reviewing pull requests. Upcoming work will focus on evaluating the outstanding Hyrax issues on GitHub. The goal is to stabilize Hyrax, allowing for future feature development and important code reclamation work. 

Who we need: 

  • 2 Developers and 1 GitHub issues tester who can secure a .5 FTE commitment from their institution for January-June 2021. Work is done in 2-week sprints, two weeks on and two weeks off.
    • Developers will focus on evaluating the outstanding Hyrax issues on Github, addressing bugs, and reviewing pull requests.
    • The GitHub issues tester will help the Product Owner evaluate and prioritize open Hyrax issues, and will test issues as pull requests are merged and issues are completed. The person in this role does not need to be a developer.

Time frame: January-June 2021. Work is done in 2-week sprints, two weeks on and two weeks off.

To participate: Add your name to the team list on the Hyrax Maintenance Working Group page

For more information: See the Hyrax Maintenance Working Group page

For questions: Contact Julie Hardesty , Hyrax Product Owner


Ask:  Update the Roadmaps Alignment document with the features your institution plans to add or would like to add to your installation(s)

Participation target date:  Ongoing; please add add or update your 2021 interest by the end of January 2021 for inclusion in Roadmaps Alignment planning

What we need:  The Community needs to understand which features Partners are planning to work on or would like to work on. This information will be used to help prioritize features of interest to many institutions, with a goal of reducing redundancies and moving widely needed features into core code for Hyrax, Avalon, and Hyku. 

Who we need:   Anyone from a Partner institution who can speak to the needs and plans for new features at your institution.

To participate:  Add to the Roadmaps Alignment document

For questions:  Message the #roadmaps-alignment-group Slack channel

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