Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-05-08

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Engineering Community Team meeting, 8 May 2012

Attending: Mark, Sumana, Guillaume, Chris?

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Feature testing efforts
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Wikimania
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics


Who's doing what (this week)[edit]

Chris: In SF for Labs work. Weekend Testing retrospective, QA hires discussion. Mark: 1.20 Deployment support, bug triage, BZ application management, volunteer recruitment/encouragement (bug squad) Guillaume: engineering project documentation, Wikimania, blog maintenance RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.20 deployment Sumana: Volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC), hackathons and events/conferences in general, Gerrit project ownership, Developer access, 20% time wrangling Claudia: analysis bug database (esp. patch submissions), checking data validity


Testing infrastructure/automation[edit]

Working on Labs - top priority for Chris. Visiting SF May 7-12 to work on Labs as test env.

Blog post forthcoming from SF this week perhaps?

Feature testing efforts[edit]

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)

planning OpenHatch event

20% time wrangling[edit]

Sumana


1.20 deployment[edit]

Feature Test Charters done and used. Generally pleased with how it worked out, pending retrospective on bugs submitted.


Git and Gerrit migration[edit]

Sumana managing Danielle

Bugzilla application management[edit]

Git integration work on hold for next bug wrangler

Wikimedia blog maintenance[edit]

  • Some minor (and overdue) changes to the theme, now deployed to production
  • going through the initial pains of the wikimedia-flavored git/gerrit process and wrapping my head around it

Training documentation[edit]

Contractor working on ResourceLoader/Gadgets 2.0 docs, Git docs, security training docs, Lua stuff

Monthly report[edit]

on hold until later this month

Communications support[edit]

  • blog team office hours (Wednesday)
  • discussions about how to encourage engineering staff to blog on the WMF blog and not on 3rd party sites (today)

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

  • starting to plan wikitech cleanup

Recruiting/hiring[edit]

Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, contract help for tutorials

http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=odKnWfw0&c=qSa9VfwQ

Wikimania[edit]

  • Guillaume to start coordination page on meta for "11 years" presentation, add content from Nov. 2011 presentation

Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)[edit]

Sumana working on Berlin travel sponsorships

Conferences in general[edit]

Gerrit project owner groups[edit]

Sumana doing regularly

Recruitment/encouragement[edit]

Sumana running developer access queue Sumana & Mark continuing to do this.

Mark finding personalized tasks for Bug Squad people

GSoC[edit]

Mentors mentoring community bonding period

UCOSP[edit]

  • TODO: Sumana: End of term -- need to run quick postmortem

Dev community metrics[edit]

Claudia is working with the Bugzilla API because she can't get the full database dump because of the restrictions re the private bugs Mark will set up a separate meeting with Claudia & maybe with Chris since he wants to learn more about the BZ API

  • TODO: Mark to set up separate Claudia & Chris meeting

Misc[edit]

  • Chris - in SF week of May 7 for heavy Labs work.
  • Guillaume: tentative vacation 16-18 May possible day or two off in May to move, (around a week-end)
  • Sumana: some offline time Wed & Thurs, some time off late next week
  • Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28, 2012.

archived to https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Sumanah/archivedectmeetings_May2012

16 May 2012[edit]

Engineering Community Team meeting, 16 May 2012

Attending: Mark, Sumana, Guillaume, Chris?

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Feature testing efforts
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • Bugzilla application management
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Wikimania
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics


Who's doing what (this week)[edit]

Chris: Labs followup. QA interviews. (ties in with labs). Feature testing efforts 1.20wmf3 ongoing deployments. Mark: 1.20 Deployment support, bug triage, BZ application management, volunteer recruitment/encouragement (bug squad) Guillaume: engineering project documentation, Wikimania, communications support RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.20 deployment Sumana: Volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC), hackathons and events/conferences in general, Gerrit project ownership, Developer access, 20% time wrangling Claudia: analysis bug database (esp. patch submissions), checking data validity


Testing infrastructure/automation[edit]

Blog post forthcoming from SF this week perhaps? Chris fleshing this out.

Labs Getting labs usable will take quite some time


Feature testing efforts[edit]

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)


AFT testing, bringing Tauhida up to speed. AFT test plan for June 9. improve EE test env?

planning OpenHatch event - June 9th, Sat, 10am


20% time wrangling[edit]

Sumana


1.20 deployment[edit]

Feature Test Charters done and used. Generally pleased with how it worked out, pending retrospective on bugs submitted.

manual testing of critical extensions -- Chris

Git and Gerrit migration[edit]

Sumana managing Danielle

Bugzilla application management[edit]

Have a sponsor (in WMF!) for the Debian package for Bugzilla - Faidon (paravoid). Discussion on wikitech-l for improvment of bz workflow.

Wikimedia blog maintenance[edit]

still on hold this week

Training documentation[edit]

Contractor working on ResourceLoader/Gadgets 2.0 docs, Git docs, security training docs, Lua stuff

Monthly report[edit]

on hold until later this month

Communications support[edit]

Guillaume following up on requests, blog post reviews, etc.

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

  • planning wikitech cleanup; probably going to use a gadget to assess pages, such as the one used by WikiProjects to assess articles

Recruiting/hiring[edit]

Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, contract help for tutorials

http://hire.jobvite.com/Jobvite/Job.aspx?j=odKnWfw0&c=qSa9VfwQ

Chris working on QA engineer hiring

  • TODO: Sumana & Rob - work on job descriptions

Wikimania[edit]

  • deprioritized last week
  • Guillaume to start coordination page on meta for "11 years" presentation, add content from Nov. 2011 presentation
  • Sumana & Rob & Guillaume to take a start at transparency talk next week? (May 21)

Hackathons/events (January SF, Berlin, Wikimania)[edit]

Sumana working on Berlin travel sponsorships

Conferences in general[edit]

Sumana to start writing OSBridge keynote

Gerrit project owner groups[edit]

Sumana doing regularly

Recruitment/encouragement[edit]

Sumana running developer access queue Sumana & Mark continuing to do this.

Mark finding personalized tasks for Bug Squad people

GSoC[edit]

Mentors mentoring community bonding period

UCOSP[edit]

Sumana starting quick postmortem

Dev community metrics[edit]

Mark & Chris talked to Claudia - waiting for new questions from her

Misc[edit]

  • Guillaume: 1 day off this week spread throughout the week to visit apartments. Possible day or two off later in May to move (around a week-end)
  • Sumana: some offline time Thursday - Friday & Monday, in SF
  • Memorial Day is on Monday, May 28, 2012.