Sorry to use your reply here Jeff, feel free to ignore this, but it prompts me to wonder how well the use of GitHub and panels is working.
It may be that those involved in the panels find that GitHub works well for them?
It doesn’t do it for me, so I wonder what those who are engaged in panels think, and also those who are not.
I am watching one panel (interopability) on GitHub, but confess I don’t find myself reading the notifications even on that.
I scan GitHub notifications daily and read probably about ten each day, but I’ve never seen one from the interoperability panel that makes me think I should go and read it. For me to realise there is something interesting to me on another panel requires me to actively go and seek it out, so I may miss things.
GitHub notifications aren’t really designed for that purpose and don’t work well for it IMO. The same goes for the weekly updates. I think I’ve looked at one, found the structure makes reading it tedious, and since then tended not to bother.
The whole UX discourages that IMO, so I think using GitHub for this is less effective than if this was done on this forum. I read literally every post here. Same on the SAFE forum - where there’s much more activity - because it is a very easy and satisfying UX. I can quickly scan stuff to see if it is of interest, and move on if not. If I have something to contribute I hit reply.
I also read or skim all the posts on about six of the Solid gitter chats for the same reason: it’s quick and easy / a good enough use of my time.
What experiences do others have?