IRC office hours/Office hours 2013-07-18a

Meeting on Funds Dissemination Committee eligibility (2)
18 July 2014
16:00 - 17:00 UTC

[16:03:25] <wolliff> Hello, everyone!
[16:03:35] <KatyLove> Here on our end, it is me, Katy - the Senior Program Officer for the Funds Dissemination Committee.
[16:03:43] <KatyLove> Also, Winifred is here, our Grants Administrator.
[16:04:13] <KatyLove> Garfield Byrd, the Chief Financial Officer.
[16:04:27] <KatyLove> Tony Le, the Controller.
[16:04:48] <KatyLove> We've got a good mix of WMF staff from the Finance side, as they oversee the FDC eligibility.
[16:05:04] <KatyLove> And then Winifred and I are, of course, FDC staff.
[16:05:20] <KatyLove> Anyone else here in the room that has joined for the eligibility conversation?
[16:06:03] <KatyLove> Let's wait a few minutes and see if anyone joins us to talk about eligibility.
[16:07:00] <KatyLove> Anyone else out there? Anyone who is NOT interested in eligibility for the FDC? :)
[16:08:16] <marktraceur> KatyLove: People are here, so, if you have a spiel, it's best to do it on-time-ish I'd think
[16:08:23] <marktraceur> There are also logs
[16:08:26] <KatyLove> OK, thanks!
[16:08:33] <KatyLove> Let me start with a spiel then.
[16:09:10] <KatyLove> So 17 entities submitted Letters of Intent to the FDC.
[16:09:23] <KatyLove> This is the first step for applying to funding for the FDC.
[16:10:07] <KatyLove> The 17 entities that submitted Letters of Intent have been included in the eligibility table.
[16:10:12] <KatyLove> This table, which can be found here:
[16:11:00] <KatyLove> lets entities know whether they are in the "YES" category (meaning they are eligible) "Yes IF" category (meaning they will be eligible if they complete open gaps) or "No" category (meaning they are ineligible.
[16:11:16] <KatyLove> This is based on the eligibility criteria, found here:
[16:11:48] <KatyLove> Each entity can review its current eligibility gaps (say, a missing report) here on a more detailed table:
[16:12:20] <KatyLove> In addition, the FDC staff are following up with all chapters individually to clearly outline what their gaps are, and help them understand it.
[16:12:51] <KatyLove> *chapters was wrong -- I meant all entities who submitted a Letter of Intent.
[16:12:52] <KatyLove>  :)
[16:13:21] <KatyLove> All of the gaps must be closed by September 15, so entities have a few months to work to close these gaps.
[16:14:05] <KatyLove> In addition, this time around we have included a list of POTENTIAL gaps. These potential gaps are not currently outstanding, but are requirements that must be met during the course of the entire FDC review process (through the potential disbursement of funds).
[16:14:19] <KatyLove> This is a new addition in order to help all entities better manage their eligibility and know exactly what is upcoming and when.
[16:14:27] <KatyLove> We hope it will help and be an improvement from the last round.
[16:14:32] <KatyLove> So, that is my spiel!
[16:14:59] <KatyLove> It's a quiet room…perhaps everyone is absorbing it. :)
[16:16:01] <marktraceur> Any questions for KatyLove about FDC eligibility, or the current status of the FDC process?
[16:16:04] <KatyLove> Welcome, Anasuya Sengupta !
[16:16:12] <Anasuya> Katy
[16:16:16] <Anasuya> ...thanks!
[16:16:48] <KatyLove> Thanks marktraceur . Eagerly awaiting some questions.
[16:17:23] <jeremyb> ugh, 2 meetings at the same hour? :-(
[16:17:32] <marktraceur> jeremyb: Where's the other one?
[16:17:43] <jeremyb> marktraceur: wasn't QA supposed to be today?
[16:17:48] <marktraceur> Hm, dunno
[16:18:09] <marktraceur> I know Multimedia's doing one in 1.75 hours, though
[16:18:26] <KatyLove> I don't see any conflicting IRC here:
[16:19:11] <jeremyb> i'm not saying it's anyone's fault in particular
[16:19:27] <T13> It's addno's fault...
[16:19:36] <T13> :p
[16:20:06] <jeremyb> marktraceur: KatyLove:
[16:20:45] <marktraceur> Sigh.
[16:21:10] <marktraceur> Oh, jeremyb, that's not in here
[16:21:16] <jeremyb> right :)
[16:21:26] <KatyLove> Conflict averted.
[16:21:30] <KatyLove> Phew! :)
[16:21:37] <jeremyb> i just find it hard enough to be in only one place at once. let alone 2!
[16:21:42] <Anasuya> jeremyb: Besides, is there a significant overlap between browser automation and FDC eligiblity? ;-)
[16:21:56] <jeremyb> Anasuya: i think marktraceur is overlap?
[16:22:07] <Anasuya> jeremyb: I stand corrected. :-)
[16:22:19] <marktraceur> jeremyb: Hey man, I'm just always in this channel
[16:22:46] <KatyLove> Well, any questions, my friends?
[16:22:51] <marktraceur> I change topics and perform the equivalent of !ask for people who are starting their office hours :P
[16:23:01] <KatyLove> Thanks for your help @marktraceur !
[16:23:14] <KatyLove> Alrighty, seems no one is here to ask questions about the FDC eligibility.
[16:23:32] <KatyLove> If anyone has a question about it, at any point, though, please don't hesitate to reach out to us to ask for support:
[16:23:33] <marktraceur> KatyLove: Sorry :( looks like you have another meeting later, though! Maybe there'll be better luck then!
[16:24:04] <KatyLove> @marktraceur - it was yesterday here in the US, but it was today in other places.
[16:24:06] <KatyLove>  :)
[16:24:10] <marktraceur> Ah
[16:24:25] <KatyLove> Alrighty--thanks to everyone for joining!