My name is Robert Harker. I am setting up the infrastructure for a new brigade in San Mateo County, CA: OpenSMC.
Our brigade needs a github repository to hold our web site. We have the standard github repo:
What do we name our web site repo?
(I was going to site example github project names but I have seen many github web site project names recently and do not remember any specifically.)
A proposal (target practice):
So our project would be named:
My Linux sysadmin background would ask:
Why so many characters? Maybe smc-?
Brigade prefix or postfix?
If someone else has a better naming standard I would like to hear it.
An important resource that CfA can provide the brigades is "namiing standards". Recommended github names / name formats for common brigade projects. This allows members starting new projects to choose a name if they instead of choosing a random name. It helps them find existing similar projects quickly .A brigade prefix/postfix would make sense.
Example projects that come to mind include: web site, open data, low-income/homeless, bike share, restaurant health inspections.
A naming standard is not a straight-jacket. If it fits use it. If a project wants their own name, go for it.
Food for thought.
harker-cfa at harker com