Hope you are all keeping safe and managing as we move towards another period of lockdown. On a far more interesting note for you all, I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some exciting news about what I and my team will be working on for the next few months. Most of this year so far has been about doing a lot of work in the background to stabilise the platform (it officially remains a Beta product) and fill in some gaps that we need - such things as being able to provide reporting within the business about how the platform is being used on a day-to-day basis. I’m pleased to say we’ve got enough of that out of the way now that we can return to working on things that will be more obvious to yourselves. In particular, we are kicking off a project to build community features into the giffgaff app that will run within the app itself, rather than (as is currently done) via a cut-down browser window. We’ll share more on that later this week, so keep an eye on Contribute for a new thread.
Current status of the Payback Calculations is listed below, and I’ll provide updates as we tick items off. We’re expecting all of the community files required to be ready on Thursday 5th November, with calculations and audits to take place later this week.
October 2020 Payback Calculation Task List:
Key: ⚫️ = not yet started, ▶️ = in progress, ✅ = all done, ❇️ = automated, 🔴 = delayed
❇️ Community data used for Basic Community Payback downloaded and ready for calculation.
❇️ Labs data used for Enhanced Labs Payback downloaded and calculated.
❇️ Help & Support data used for Enhanced Help Payback download.
✅ Help & Support data calibration and validation.
❇️ Threads data used for Enhanced Content Payback download stage 1.
✅ Threads data filtered for quality.
❇️ Threads data download stage 2 (automated once filtering is complete).
✅ All community files ready for calculation.
All items above this line will be complete on the 5th day of the month or first working day afterwards. Below the line will be after.
✅ Community Payback Calculation.
✅ Community Payback calculations signed off.
✅ Other Payback points sources calculated.
✅ Final points results sent for final audit.
✅ Final points signed off.
✅ Points sent for upload to giffgaff.com.
✅ Final points results processed on giffgaff.com.
✅ Points Statement drafted.
❇️ Points Statement sent (automated once all other steps complete).
October Points Available on giffgaff.com: week commencing 9th November (estimated)
October Points Statement Send Date: First non-Friday working day after points are on giffgaff.com
Possible [Spanners]: (🔧 are active, ✅ have been resolved)