Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-06-12

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Engineering Community Team meeting, 12 June, 2012

Attending: Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation (incl Labs)
  • Feature testing efforts
  • Community testing planning
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • 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
  • HR feedback

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

Chris: today: email to Antoine about beta labs status, review Dave's and Trish's tech evals, 2 phone interviews, AFT deployment, talk about Tauhida later this week: German wikidata about refactoring Selenium tests, more hiring, more labs, HR feedback Guillaume: communications support, engineering project documentation, monthly report, HR feedback 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, HR feedback Claudia: Dev community metrics

Feature testing efforts[edit]

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)

(AFT and hopefully EE also - PageTriage)

Community testing planning[edit]

OpenHatch postmortem with Asheesh - when? (Sometime this week would be good)

20% time wrangling[edit]

Sumana - concentrating on backlogged extensions + code review (including patches)

1.20 deployment[edit]

Git and Gerrit migration[edit]

Wikimedia blog maintenance[edit]

still on hold :(

Training documentation[edit]

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

Monthly report[edit]

RobLa's improvements to the gadget were very helpful Guillaume still nagging people, and reviewing report now almost complete; publication hopefully today if the missing pieces are provided

Communications support[edit]

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

nothing new to report

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

RobMoen started an assessment tool, Guillaume still needs to take a look


Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, QA volunteer coordinator, and tech events coordinator

got contract help for Wikimania hackathon!

Chris working on QA engineer hiring. (QA reviews and interview.) Ongoing candidate review


  • deprioritized last week
  • Guillaume: on hold last week, hopefully resumed this week
  • Sumana & Rob & Guillaume discussed a little in Berlin

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

Sumana working on Wikimania hackathon prep

Conferences in general[edit]

Sumana to continue writing OSBridge keynote

Gerrit project owner groups[edit]

Sumana doing regularly


Sumana running developer access queue Sumana continuing to do this.


Sumana need to continue


Sumana starting quick postmortem

  • TODO: talk with Yuvi & Amgine via email

Dev community metrics[edit]

- Mark & Chris successfully talked to Claudia :) - setting up R<>BugzillaAPI connection - collecting information to Bugzilla Management (setting up the "wall") - analyzing the development of patch submissions over the last years


  • Sumana in SF June 20-24, then Portland last week of June