Elgg is growing. In the last year our community, user base, and core team have grown. With the addition of the GSoC students, we wanted to improve the way we communicate both internally and with the community.
To do this, we've decided to have weekly open core team meetings Thursdays at 7:00pm ET in #Elgg on Freenode. In these meetings we'll discuss what we worked on the previous week, what we want to work on the following week, and will have any discussions about problematic tickets that came up during the course of the week.
The meetings are open, so anyone is able to attend. If you don't have an IRC client, you can use Freenode's web IRC client. For the meetings, the room will be moderated and at the start of the meeting a moderator will be named who will pass on questions to the general chat. Also, we'll have logs of the meetings so anyone who wants can review them later.
We think this is a great opportunity for users to see the processes behind Elgg's development and for us to get immediate feedback from our users, so mark your calendars for Thursdays at 7pm ET and be sure to attend our first meeting!