Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-10-02

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ECT 2012-10-02 Attending: Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

copied from http://etherpad.wmflabs.org/pad/p/ECTWeekly

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Beta Labs
  • Feature testing efforts
  • Community testing planning
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Tech ambassadors
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (Bangalore, future)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSoC
  • Dev community metrics

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

Chris: discussing WMF, features, tools, environments, etc. with Zeljko Fillipin, the new QA Engineer., and demoing beta labs in the process. More work with NPF/Curation now that it is running in beta labs. Guillaume: monthly report, tech ambassadors Sumana: 20% time replacement proposal, Grace Hopper prep, Bangalore prep, volunteer encouragement, rampup for incoming ECT people

Feature testing efforts[edit]

With Zeljko on board, Chris to investigate closer ties for testing in WMF projects like Visual Editor perhaps. First Zeljko & test automation work will be in UploadWizard, will help prove out infrastructure & maintenance issues (requires some Jenkins work) Where to host the test code itself? right now it's strewn on GitHub & Gitorious (Sumana suggests: just use Gerrit)

Beta labs[edit]

Chris sent out a "please use Beta labs" email; did that lead to an uptick in usage? Not much uptick, but I'd like to promote beta labs as an alternative test environment to the ee-prototype host currently in use for NPF/Curation. right now, it's only for extensions scheduled for deployment date to prod so, NPF, AFT, UW we could change that policy we have an outstanding request from Arthur, who wants MobileFrontEnd support https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=40605 (Antoine will take care of that) Beta labs changes: submit change to https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/q/status:open+project:operations/mediawiki-config,n,z (is there a backlog in reviewing those changesets?)

Community testing planning[edit]

(none right now)

20% time wrangling[edit]

Sumana needs to write proposal - this week

1.20 deployment[edit]

remains routine (this is slightly scary, it's TOO quiet) Chris wants to work on this as a medium priority - what coverage do we have with unit tests? and what steps can we take to make deployments less risky Chris continues to do spot-checking of deployments. This week found a bug (with Krenair) about redirecting after logout/login. Bug Wrangler to start Monday Oct 8, help us be aware of deployment issues

Monthly report[edit]

currently reviewing, fixing, completing the September report stuck on the Committer stats because I can't log into gerrit for some unknown reason problem solved https://twitter.com/#!/wikimediaatwork Dan A & Mark H

Communications support[edit]

nothing to report

Tech ambassadors[edit]

Guillaume continues to collect & organize ideas. Very early draft at https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Guillom/Collaboration

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

Updated as the monthly report is being assembled Sumana made substantial improvements this month to Wikimedia Labs & Beta cluster

Recruiting/hiring[edit]

New Bug Wrangler starting Oct 8 new VEC start delayed till November :( new QA Engineer started Oct 1 Please tell your friends/social networks about http://jobs.wikimedia.org/

Hackathons/events (Bangalore & the future)[edit]

Sumana just sent out Berlin retrospective, https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Berlin_Hackathon_2012/Retrospective Bangalore planning - November https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bangalore_DevCamp_November_2012

Conferences in general[edit]

Sumana: Grace Hopper - this week http://systers.org/systers-dev/doku.php/ghc12osdwikimedia

Gerrit project owner groups[edit]

Sumana managing

Recruitment/encouragement[edit]

Sumana reaching out Sumana working on maintainership document, CoC?

GSoC[edit]

Wrapup post went up Now GSoC 2012 is in maintenance mode In November, will start trying to get more future students interested, do more retrospective on what's worth it/what to do next time

Dev community metrics[edit]

Quim volunteering on this; see analytics post http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/analytics/2012-October/000176.html

Misc[edit]

Sumana: Grace Hopper October 3-6, and SF in Oct 17-28 Guillaume: Possible vacation in late October or November Chris: possible vacation Nov 8/9, not sure yet.... Fundraiser may start early Nov