This is amazing! Love the initiative. Will make sure to at least drop by.
Small unimportant sugestion:you could use some tool so the timezone conversion is more comfortable, I think devtalk’s “Insert date / time” changes accordingly with timezones.
I’ll test it here: 2021-11-29T15:00:00Z(in my computer it says 12pm, if it doesn’t in yours, it might be working! it should say whatever your equivalent to 16hs CET is)
Otherwise, there’s always the option of using something like this.
Anyways, great to see this! Hopefully it can helps make blender more welcoming to new developers
Had a wonderful chat! Patiently answered all of my questions and made me feel super welcome! Would advise anyone interested in a more direct and human response to questions on how to get on the blender developement train to go to the next one!
I was so lost with Blender code until I had a meeting with @ThomasDinges . He’s very kind, patient, and willing to answer beginner questions. I recently submitted my first patch to Blender and I couldn’t have done it without Thomas’ help. He also helped me afterwards via chat, going above and beyond. Blender is blessed to have you, Thomas! Thank you!
Ah, just found out this happens more or less 4am local time, which is around the American continent time, quite early morning. Maybe pushing another meeting or the time to the evening in Europe will help onboard and get a large user base from this side of the world also.
@ThomasDinges thank you for hosting today. I lost internet half way through, unfortunately - had to talk to the phone company! Impeccable timing. But you clarified a lot of doubts I couldn’t find in the documentation - thanks again, love the initiative.