I just wanted to share my status this month.
## What I did this month
Last month we identified one of our core challenges was to increase
How to attract users and grow contributors? Here is the ticket related
to my work this month.
You can see the starting process of end users and contributors by
timeline mapping our current tasks in my assumption.
You can see the ChRIS business concept and marketing strategy again in
(if you can not see the document, you can ping me.)
It might be obvious for some people. But it's important for everyone
to be conscious about it.
The benefits are
* Give people flexibility to prioritize their tasks aligning the goal.
* It's good to create consistent and effective creatives such as websites.
## My plan next month.
The investigation reminds me of 2 focusing tasks. I am happy to help
with the tasks next month.
1. Managing one source of the docs for both website and wiki
2. Preparing the tools to measure the success of this project.
It's good to prepare some tools in advance before doing activities
for better retention and acquisition.
* I recommend you to read this document to thrive in an open source project.
There are tips to thrive in the project.
* I will take PTO (holidays) from tomorrow 26th Thursday to 30th
* Working time in December to March.
I will be possibly more busy for my defined job from next month to March 2021.
Initially I shared I can work for 16 hours per week until the end of
December next month.
But I try to occupy the 16 hours for this project in December.
Jun | He - His - Him
We had our weekly upstream ChRIS status meeting just now - it is
Thursdays @ 0900 EST (1400 UTC) on Google Meet (let me know if you'd
like to be added to the invite!) You are always welcome to join this
meeting, it is a great way to check in with other contributors, let us
know how things are going if you have anything to report, and also a
great way to get any questions you might have answered.
Here's a quick rundown of what we talked about:
First, Tommaso Teofili who is a new volunteer joined us and said hi and
we are pleased to have met him :)
1. The status meeting itself:
We just reiterated that volunteers are more than welcome to join the
meeting :) Let me know if you'd like to be added to the invite.
2. Darwin AI / COVID-Net update:
There was a sync up meeting with the COVID-Net team last week, and they
are picking back up the COVID-Net UI with a new developer. Right now
their compute pipline is solid and done. The UI has a minor bug likely
caused by ChRIS backend updates - the pipeline finishes but stops
communicating with the front end. They are interested in working on
fit-and-finish / polish on the UI as well. DarwinAI also has a UX
volunteer and Mo will be doing a sync up with her soon. The next big
focus for the COVID-Net UI is PACS integration.
3. PACS discussion:
Rudolph gave some background on how PACS work and some of the work we
have done on a design for PACS search in the ChRIS UI. Mo also wondered
if we could build the PACS search functionality into ChRIS in a way that
could also expose React widgets to plugin developers looking to build UI
on top of ChRIS to get that functionality easily and so each plugin
doesnt have to re-invent the wheel on PACS search.
> Resource: Clickable mockup prototype of the PACS Searcg design WIP:
4. ASCII doc:
Getting our docs centralized and in ASCII doc and building out to the
website is a very high priority. Mo committed to doing some research to
how we can set this up and make sure we can set it up in an automated
fashion so when the single source of truth is updated the build output
gets updated automatically. We could potentially use github.io or FNNDSC
also upgraded its hosting plan so there's some potential infra to be
used there if github.io is insufficient.
> Opportunity: If you have experience with ASCII doc or docs writing /
docs build set up, your expertise would be greatly appreciated on this
5. Website update:
Mo continuing to work on revamp for frontpage of chrisproject.org. Next
steps: cross browser testing to make sure it works, and updating front
page text with Lisa's new copy. Mocking up to include Madeline's
illustration sketches for fit.
> Resource: "staging" site for website changes:
> Opportunity: Anyone interested in helping spiff up chrisproject.org
is more than welcome anytime, message me in Slack or email :)
6. UI developments:
Gideon has been working hard on many fit & finish issues in the UI, one
ongoing work is the animation for node status in the feed UI. The UI is
getting improved through this polish work - using it daily has helped
surface a lot of little nits like that to fix. General UX model seems
Node animation mockup suggestions:
7. AI Discussion:
We have a lot of volunteers with an AI background. COVID-Net's AI is
pretty much complete though, so how can we engage new AI volunteers?
- Whether or not it is COVID-related, it would be useful for
volunteers with expertise in AI to package their favorite tools / pet
project to be able to run them on ChRIS
- There is also a lot of room to integrate AI into ChRIS' core UI.
For example, a recommendation engine that analyzes the feeds / pipelines
across the system and recommend similar feeds / pipelines to users. Or a
recommendation engine that recommends plugins to add to a pipeline
workflow based on other pipelines/feeds in the system. (E.g., users
typically add plugin B after plugin A, would you like to add plugin B or
smtg even smarter?) Or recommend specific pipelines given an image
set... can AI be developed to classify for example different metadata
about images to then build recommendations and/or tag the images (e.g.
brain scan vs chest scan?)
- Another potential task: Get the COVID-Net AI working on powerpc
8. Platform/Architecture discussion:
Apple is now going ARM, we don't currently have ChRIS plugins on ARM so
it would be good to get a setup to build ChRIS plugin containers for
ARM, powerpc, etc. broader architectures.
9. COVID-Net Testing Outreach:
Astrid gave us an update on her hospital outreach efforts - she is
drafting an FAQ to be shared with prospective test sites. She will share
with Rudolph when ready for more feedback and refinement.
10. COVID effort generally:
It would be really cool to get more COVID-fighting tools in addition to
COVID-Net running on ChRIS.
> Opportunity: Has anybody heard of our researched other COVID
free/open source tools that we could potentially run on ChRIS?
OK that's what I have in my notes. Hope it's helpful. :)