Scrum of scrums/2018-11-07

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2018-11-07[edit]

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Contributors[edit]

Community Tech[edit]

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Anti-Harassment Tools[edit]

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Editing[edit]

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Growth[edit]

Language[edit]

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Readers[edit]

iOS native app[edit]

Android native app[edit]

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    • Released bugfix release to production; continuing to refine interface based on user feedback.

Readers Web[edit]

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    • Mobile website (MinervaNeue / MobileFrontend):
      • Allow users to change their mobile skin preference T173527
      • Collect data on users who are switching from mobile to desktop T208457
      • Maintenance and bug fixes T205359 T193061 T208340
    • SEO:
      • Server side split test T206868
      • Enable page schemas on the beta cluster T208763
      • Old page_random values are nonuniformly distributed T208909 (Thanks Tilman and Tim Starling)
      • Launch A/B test for sameAs property T208755
    • Design working on the community health dashboard project and interviewing QA engineers.
    • Management interviewing for apps engineering manager role.
    • Post-WMTechConf/Offsite follow-ups.


Readers Infrastructure[edit]

  • Waiting on Kartographer/JsonConfig security review (not immediately blocked)


Multimedia[edit]

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    • First release (multi-lingual captions) live on beta commons ... not announcing it yet because we've bugs to work through
    • Working on phase 2 (statements) and hiring

Parsing[edit]

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UI Standardization[edit]

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Technology[edit]

Analytics[edit]

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    • Met with security and SRE to plan best architecture to put edit data lake data on labs via presto cluster. This is adataset that quarry can use to answer questions that are just to hard for labs replicas, see conversations: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T207321
    • Will produce design document and cloud team can also take a look
    • We are about to update cloudera distro in cluster to 5.15
    • Research and analytics collaborating as time permits in classifier to better identify bots in pageview data
    • Reactive: When communication works: we had an issue that “looked” like data loss but was actually request for WebP assets being double logged. We were able to figure out the connection via updates on SRE meeting. See ticket: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T208752 kudos to everyone for fast responses.

Cloud Services[edit]

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Fundraising Tech[edit]

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    • Still tightening up some stuff in CentralNotice
    • CiviCRM UI fixes
    • Dealing with PayPal inconsistencies
    • Fixing authentication for internal dashboard

MediaWiki Core Platform[edit]

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    • Session Management Service RFC is available
    • Team is beginning the process of extracting actionables from TechConf
    • PHP7 work ongoing
    • Automating the process of creating the MediaWiki tarball

Performance[edit]

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Release Engineering[edit]

Research[edit]

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    • Team is at CSCW 2018.
    • Offsite in the second part of the week.

Scoring Platform[edit]

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    • Amir pushed out big changes to ORES -- CODFW is having poolcounter slowness -- Implementing a better poolcounter restart strategy withtimeouts (deployed on 11/5)
    • Celery 4 shows a huge reduction latency for precached (single revision scoring, 300% faster), but increase in latency for multi-revision scoring
      • Celery4 is now able to recover from redis outages

Search Platform[edit]


Security[edit]


Services[edit]

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Site Reliability Engineering[edit]

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Wikidata[edit]

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    • Thanks to people helping out with WDQS stability issues!
    • Working on exciting new things in the UI -> will request a service from SRE at some point in the near future
    • Several collegues from the team got deployment access rights -> thanks for support to SRE and RelEng!

German Technical Wishlist[edit]

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Multi-Content Revisions[edit]

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    • Enabled “read new” on all wikis
    • Approved RFC: Spec for representing multiple content objects per revision (MCR) in XML dumps
    • Working on backend support for editing slots other than main slot