Last look at the old bathroom:
I was planning to start demolition on Saturday 1/5, so earlier in the week the plumber came by to remove fixtures and cap pipes. I broke the vanity down, and here's the empty room:
Here's a map of what I was planning:
I left the ceiling alone, except in the tub alcove where there was a lower ceiling (boxed-in dead space).
The general idea is, people submit and review PRs, and whether a PR can be merged is up to what validate.py (on master) says should be merged. You win by getting the build to fail with a message saying that you win. We started playing with a validate.py that just implemented the rule "allow merging if you have unanimous approval from all users listed in players.txt".
The first problem we ran into was merge conflicts. While the first two PRs where someone asked to join (#6, #7) went fine, things bogged down as we got more requests (#11, #12, #15, #20, #22). The problem was, all players would need to approve each new PR, but then once that one was merged all the other PRs would need to have merge conflicts manually resolved, and then they'd need to be approved again.
I think organizers should have a pretty low threshold for splitting things. You don't need to determine whether the harm counts as abuse, be sure of what happened, or be sure how blame should fall. That someone feels strongly enough about avoiding someone that they're willing to give up half the dance time/space to do so tells you a lot.
If someone brings a safety report to you, that's just the beginning. You'll generally need to talk to the person the report is about, maybe other people who have context and background, possibly other organizers to get advice. One way to keep things focused is to think about what you're going for.
I see two main goals:
Support the reporter. Ask what they're looking for from you, and figure out what you can do.
Protect the community. Figure out whether the person who harmed them is likely to harm others, and if so figure out how to prevent or mitigate that harm.
The past few years we've been at the MIT Chapel. It's a really nice space for this sort of event, but you need more people for it to feel right. Comfortably full is a much better feeling than spread thin. This year we decided to have it at my house, and I was thinking we might have ~20 people.
A few days before I was looking at a fb event with 36 "yes" and 61 "interested", plus several other people who had told me they were coming. I tried to figure out how to configure our space for maximum capacity: