Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2011-12-06
List of projects
Architecture of Open Source Applications book chapter(on hold for now until Tech reviewers get back to us)
- Bug Triage
- Bugzilla application management
- Hackathons/events (Mentor Summit, India, January SF)
- Commit Access
- Monthly report
- Communication support
- Engineering project documentation
- 1.18 deployment & release support
- Code review meistering
- mentorship/office hours plan
- Dev community metrics
- Training documentation
- Wikimedia blog maintenance
Who's doing what
Sumana - India hackathon followup, commit access, recruitment/encouragement, code review meistering, help with training documentation, planning for January hackathon Guillaume - training doc, Wikimedia blog maintenance, monthly report, engineering project doc Mark H - bugzilla admin, code review, bug triage, 1.18 release followup, patch review Rob - Hiring, code review meistering Siebrand - not on call, India hackathon followup Claudia - Bugzilla database
mark supposed to meet with Arthur today about tomorrow's fundraising triage meeting scheduled for 1pm PT
Bugzilla application management
- mark figured out how to delete comments
- mark going to debug it then get ops to deploy it
Rob asks: how long will this take?
- Mark should be able to do it today
Hackathons/events (Mentor Summit, India, January SF)
Sumana has finished the follow-up from Mentor Summit. Will probably do it right after the next events in the future
- Sumana needs to ping Siebrand again to see how he wants to structure follow-up
- phone call with pariSOMA today
- doing outreach / social networking this week
- encouraging other people to host events
- going fairly smoothly
- getting to a zero backlog every week or every other week (notably because criteria are clearer)
- End of the year coming up: Sumana considers doing a round-up of developers who recently got commit access and see if they're a success story
- this takes an increasing amount of Sumana's time. Sumana hoping to delegate some of this to.
- Developing Yuvi & varnent maybe as VDC volunteers :)
- The November report is out: Wikimedia engineering report/2011/November
- Only notable change: Trevor is running the features team meetings, & format encourages people to write content on Etherpad more, so that's helpful :-)
This activity is on backburner until later in the month.
- Guillaume reviewing blog posts, etc.
Engineering project documentation
- Guillaume updating project pages, status updates, etc.
- Petr Bena -- a volunteer who could help with Labs documentation
1.18 deployment & release support
- Last update. Tarball release happened last week
- Mark followed up on 1.18.0 bug triage
- Started FAQ
- Link to front page?
Recruiting / hiring
- <information redacted>
Code review meistering
- This is the area we all need to think about how to get things moving
- Rob hasn't compared actuals to projections yet but it'll look grim
- We need to get more visibility around code review front & make sure we come up with different ways people can approach it to feel effective, find their own effective styles. For example, in-person work in SF might be helpful
Mark asks re projections: should he help out by updating the Google Doc? Sumana notes: IRC, Google+, in person
mentorship/office hours plan
- When Sumana sees someone who could be interested in being mentored, she proposes it but she hasn't found anyone yet.
Dev community metrics
still on hold
Guillaume going through the materials; currently processing materials from the July 2011 code review training session, taking notes, then going to merge them with the existing notes and turn them into proper documentation
- Sumana to grab more raw materials, & talk with Guillaume
- Sumana to interview RobLa to get brainstorm from ZendCon
spending more time on how to substantively review code, less on the CR tool process
Wikimedia blog maintenance
Daniel Zahn deployed the first round of changes and bug fixes last week: example at WMFBlog:2011/12/02/mobile-full-screen-search/
- nice "posted by" & categories/tags box :-) yay!
Guillaume continues to fix bugs and add functionality: https://github.com/gpaumier/WP-Victor/commits/master Next round of changes to deploy in a plugin -- allowing contributors to upload pictures We'd love to center the design of the blog, but since it was based on Vector, that's tricky & Guillaume is doing that laaaaater.
Vacation & travel
Upcoming vacation days:
- Guillaume: (tentative) Dec. 16th, 2/3 days on week 51, 2/3 days on week 52
- Rob: Dec.26
- Sumana: maybe Dec 16 + last week of year & maybe up to Jan 3 or something
- Mark: Last week of Dec
Only a few days are officially days Observed Office Closed days. Days off in lieu of the Sundays (Christmas & New Year's Day): Mondays. (look for federal list, or new employee handbook) http://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/HolidayList