I'm Bryan Davis (bd808 on irc; BryanDavis on Wikitech), a software engineer/
engineering manager/product manager working for the Wikimedia Foundation. See my global user page on meta for more about me and less about what I'm doing.
- Manager of the Wikimedia Cloud Services sub-team of the Wikimedia Technical Engagement team (2019-04-01 to 2020-06-14)
- Manager of the Wikimedia Technical Engagement team (2018-07-01 to 2019-03-31)
- Manager of the Wikimedia Cloud Services team (2017-04-01 to 2018-06-30)
- Community Tech Tool Labs support team (2016-03-12 to 2017-03-31)
- Manager of the Wikimedia Reading Infrastructure team (2015-04-21 to 2016-03-11)
- Scrum master for the Reading Web team (2015-12-18 to 2016-03-11)
- Manager of the Wikimedia Community Tech team (2015-04-21 to 2015-07-09)
Future member of Wikimedia MediaWiki API Team
- Wikimedia MediaWiki Core Team (2013-07-29 to 2015-04-21)
- Vagrant enhancements
- Rebranding Cloud Services products
- Abandoned Labs tools policies
- Action API request analytics
- RFC: AuthManager
- RFC: Structured logging for MW
- RFC: Composer managed libraries for use on WMF cluster
- Guidelines for extracting, publishing and managing libraries
- Application scoring system
- SUL finalisation
- Beta cluster
- scap (python port)
- Deployment Tooling
- Wikimania Scholarships app
- Multimedia/Cache Invalidation Misses
- Add thumb.php to Vagrant
- Purge image on delete
- WMF BNC
- Multimedia Architecture Tech Debt Backlog
- bug 54647: Purge following HTCP outage
I have had the honor and privilege of attending a number of Wikimedia movement events to present on technical topics and interact with the amazing volunteer community.
- Wikimania 2019, Stockholm
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2019, Prague
- Wikimedia Technical Conference/2018, Portland Oregon
- Wikimania 2018, Cape Town
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2018, Barcelona
- Wikimania 2017, Montreal
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2017, Vienna
- Wikimedia Developer Summit/2017
- WikiConference North America 2016, San Diego
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2016, Jerusalem
- Wikimedia Developer Summit/2016
- Wikimania 2015, Mexico City
- Wikimedia Hackathon 2015, Lyon
- MediaWiki Developer Summit 2015
- Wikimania 2014, London
- Architecture Summit 2014
- Zürich Hackathon 2014
- 2015-01-29: Modernizing MediaWiki with libraries
- 2017-09-11: Introducing the Cloud Services Team: What we do, and how we can help you
- FIXME: Phame posts?
Tech talks & presentations
Developing community norms for critical bots and tools, Wikimania 2019 (slides with speaker notes)
Introduction to Wikimedia Cloud Services
Using Kibana4 to read logs at Wikimedia (slides)
Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana at Wikimedia (slides)
What's new with MediaWiki-Vagrant (slides)
What is MediaWiki-Vagrant? (Wikimania 2014 Hackathon interview)
I am a hack designer, but I really do love helping make logos, stickers, t-shirts, and related things to celebrate projects and events. Some of my work is under a free license so I can share it here. Other works rely on a more liberal interpretation of fair use, but might be spotted on laptops and shirts at Wikimedia technical events.
Logo for Toolhub
Coolest Tool Award ceremony at Wikimania 2019 logo
Logoat for Goatification project
Data Services logo
Things to think about
A few talks that bring up issues that I like to think about.
- Yuvi Panda, "Stealing some of Wikimedia's Principles to Democratize Programming"
- Sumana Harihareswara, "Inessential Weirdnesses in Open Source Software"
- Allison Parrish, "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic"
Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.