Technical team

The Technical Team consists of interested developers and two Board-appointed Co-Chairs. The Co-Chairs act as administrative chairs of the Technical Team, e.g., calling meetings and coordinating development efforts. They also have administrative privileges for the MEI repositories. The MEI Technical Team holds regular virtual and in-person meetings, maintains the MEI repository on GitHub (https://github.com/music-encoding), prepares new releases of MEI by reviewing and implementing revisions and features requested by the community, and supports the wider MEI community with their technical expertise.

MEI ODD meetings

MEI ODD Fridays and ODD Thursdays are a monthly video conference call with anyone interested in the development of MEI. During these calls, we discuss open pull requests with additions to and revisions of both the MEI Schema and Guidelines. There are two requirements for accepting changes:

If a proposal doesn’t match these two criteria, it will be postponed and should be revised for the next ODD meeting.

We aim to organize, schedule, and document these meetings with the help of a GitHub dashboard: https://github.com/orgs/music-encoding/projects/2. We also plan to send out timely reminders in advance of these meetings. The intention is to increase both comprehensibility and transparency of the MEI development workflow, and make it more accessible and inviting to newcomers.

The schedule for these developer workshops is the last Friday of every odd month, and last Thursday of every even month, at 1pm UTC (in summer) resp. 2pm UTC (in winter). Calls are scheduled for:

2022

ODD meetings in 2021 * November 26, 2021, 3pm UTC ODD Friday
* October 28, 2021, 2pm UTC ODD Thursday
* September 24, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* July (to be announced: during MEC, 19-22 July), ODD Friday
* June 24, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* May 28, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* April 29, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* March 26, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* February 25, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* January 29, 2021, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
ODD meetings in 2020 * November 27, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* October 29, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* September 25, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* August 27, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* July 31, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Friday
* June 25, 2020, 1pm UTC ODD Thursday
* May 25, 2020: during MEC Boston
* March 27, 2020, 1pm UTC
* January 31, 2020, 1pm UTC
ODD meetings in 2019 * November 29, 2019, 1pm UTC