CBYRA COMMUNITY SERVER
CBYRA announces the public availability of the CBYRA Community Server, where volunteers can work together to serve the CBYRA membership and the racing community.
In a volunteer-run organization like CBYRA, more volunteers are always needed. The challenge is matching available resources to the requirements.
CBYRA is comprised of hundreds of members with a wide range of experience outside of sailing. There are many among us with ideas that are not being shared and just as many with skills that are not being utilized. And there are likely many among us willing to learn a new skill if only someone would provide some guidance.
In an effort to connect the groups of people like these and many others, CBYRA has set up a server to host an online community. The goal is to provide a destination where groups of volunteers can meet online to collaborate on a given topic.
The CBYRA Community Server is using GitLab Community Edition, a free and open-source project management platform with a wide range of tools to allow individuals to collaborate with others on projects in specific areas of interest. Related projects are collected together in groups. The groups currently include:
- Outreach: Focused on managing the tools that provide community news and information. This includes the CBYRA website, our Facebook page, the Wet Notes newsletter and any other activity the group decides to embrace.
- Scoring: The current system to calculate High Point needs a technology refresh. If you have some database skills to offer, this group is the place to be.
- Sysadmin: This is the group tasked with managing and maintaining the systems and software behind the scenes to keep everything running smoothly.
Don't think you have the "technical skills" to help out here? If you have an idea about "what" to do but aren't clear about "how" to do it, this site is where your idea gets presented, discussed, refined and possibly brought to life.
In addition to all of the tools to write, build, test and deploy software, there is a live chat server, issue tracking, project management tools, and wiki pages for online documentation.
You don't need to be a CBYRA member to participate. A valid email address and appropriate behavior are the only requirements.
So whether you have an idea to share, a question to ask, some expertise to share when you have the time, or you are just looking to help when you can, head over to the CBYRA Community Server(https://community.cbyra.org) and join the discussion.