The OpenTEAM community uses the following tools for communicating:
Gathering for Open Agriculture Technology (GOAT) is the essential forum for the many members of OpenTEAM to discuss software, hardware, calibration and validation, methods + ontologies, models, tools for analyzing data, and any other work that goes into technology development.
The OpenTEAM technology, HCD, and field methods working groups utilize GitLab for group project management and version control throughout the development lifecycle of various OpenTEAM projects. Through the use of GitLab boards, OpenTEAM working groups create new “issues” that represent agenda items or shared tech challenges to be addressed.
Riot, developed by Matrix, is an app for secure, decentralized communication. OpenTEAM uses riot to discuss the ins and outs of our tech development. Just create an account and start chatting!
OpenTEAM uses Slack as an internal communications platform for our working groups, OpenTEAM Hubs will serve as a primary testing ground for the OpenTEAM platform, and their experience and feedback will inform OpenTEAM’s user interface design and calibration of the tools that are part of the OpenTEAM platform. Hubs are a center for a representative group of fa…, and network members. Slack allows for both public and private channels of communication within the immediate OpenTEAM community. For hub and network members specifically, Slack is a platform to bounce around ideas, ask questions, and share on-farm updates.