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Sprint:Alert Production S17 - 5
Participate in discussion at the International Virtual Observatory Alliance northern interoperability meeting in Shanghai, primarily focused around community readiness to be on the receiving end of LSST's alert system (mainly Time Domain Interest Group, but also working groups like Data Model, Data Access Layer, Grid and Web Services, Operations, etc.)
Simon Krughoff did I choose the appropriate epic here?
Here is the most relevant part of the program (as in, directly relevant to my contribution to discussion): http://wiki.ivoa.net/twiki/bin/view/IVOA/InterOpMay2017-TD
The discussion notes are here:
My key take-away, please note (as I did not realize before attending in person, how are you supposed to know? idk, that's why I'm writing it on this ticket), that the structure of the IVOA interoperability meetings are really semi-informal discussion venues meant to promote freely flowing conversation and not to be "top-down"- driven "this is how it is done." There is a lot of openness to having large projects (like LSST) contribute and drive interoperability. It is a super difficult balance beam to walk for an open, public interface- managing community expectations (in a formal way, e.g., through IVOA standards or through LSST DPDD documents or Zenodo stamped presentations) vs soliciting community input (through these venues like the interoperability meeting and other meetings with the alert community).
For the reasons above, to anyone poking around on this ticket, I kindly ask you- please contact me first before redistributing the already public links above through other means.