Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-10-09

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ECT 2012-10-09 Attending: Sumana, Guillaume, Chris, Andre, Michelle, Željko copied from

List of projects[edit]

  • Testing infrastructure/automation
  • Browser automated tests
  • Beta Labs
  • Feature testing efforts
  • Community testing planning
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Monthly report
  • Bug triage
  • Bugzilla application management
  • 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: Feature testing, Browser automated tests, Beta labs, recruiting/hiring (Bringing Michelle Grover on with training, etc.) Guillaume: tech ambassadors, admin stuff Sumana: 20% time replacement proposal, Grace Hopper followup, Bangalore prep, volunteer encouragement, rampup for incoming ECT people Andre: Bugzilla app management, bug triage, ramp up Michelle: rampup! Željko: running browser based tests from Jenkins

Feature testing efforts[edit]

More work with NPF/Curation now that it is running in beta labs.

Browser automated tests[edit]

More discussion about the architecture of the First Official Browser Test with Željko based on Rob's suggestion of 3rd party client.

Beta labs[edit]

Also have a new request to support Mobile FrontEnd in beta labs, will be exploring that with Antoine. (Antoine was out the end of last week). (It's not already there -- there are infrastructure/architecture issues.) Nontrivial to deploy to beta cluster right now. There's a BZ ticket - is not it, does not have enough info Had first talks with E3 team about beta labs. 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 Beta labs changes: submit change to,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

1.21 deployment[edit]

Andre to concentrate on finding recent bugs that sprang out of deployments 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

Monthly report[edit]

published! There's also a summary at which newer people might want to start with, since it and provides more context than the full report.

Bug triage[edit]

Andre's starting on this

Bugzilla application management[edit]

also see Andre wants to clean up bug management documents FIRST

Communications support[edit]

Guillaume reviewing blog posts etc.

Tech ambassadors[edit]

Guillaume continues to collect & organize ideas. Very early draft at input welcome, more specifically on the "Vision" and the "How to get there" sections. Bold edits are fine, talk page comments are great.

Engineering activity documentation[edit]

updated along the monthly report


new VEC start delayed till November :( Please tell your friends/social networks about Chris - continuing to discuss WMF, features, tools, environments, etc. with Michelle Grover (new Mobile QA Engineer) (made the curriculum last week with Željko Fillipin) , and demoing beta labs in the process. New curriculum: - maybe should be integrated into general eng onboarding. 2-3 hours/day for 5 days

  • Sumana to take a look

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

Bangalore planning - November

Conferences in general[edit]

Sumana: Grace Hopper followup

  • Sumana to write blog post

Gerrit project owner groups[edit] Sumana managing


Sumana reaching out Sumana working on maintainership document, CoC (long run)


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 Andre to consider trying to get into Google Code-In

Dev community metrics[edit]

Quim volunteering on this; see analytics post


Sumana: SF in Oct 17-28 Andre: SF in Oct 17-27 Guillaume: Possible vacation in late October or November Chris: vacation Nov 9 Fundraiser may start early Nov Željko: Citcon Budapest Friday October 19th