Wikimedia Architecture Team
The Wikimedia Architecture Team is responsible for facilitating the Wikimedia Architecture committee (ArchCom). ArchCom strives to ensure the Wikimedia development community builds and deploy increasingly excellent software on the Wikimedia production cluster in a consensus-oriented manner. The group strives to offer timely advice on changes to Wikimedia software that may broadly impact software development on the Wikimedia cluster.
Voting members of the Wikimedia Architecture committee (ArchCom) dedicate most of their working day to other endeavors, and are not part of the Wikimedia Architecture Team for budget/management purposes. Rob Lanphier is assigned to providing ArchCom and the ArchCom-RFC process full-time facilitation support.
FY 16-17 Q1 (Jul-Sep) goals
|Focused support for Wikimedia Security, assisting with hiring and implementing experiments such as assembling a security-focused working group (T123606) and creating a workable framework for security postmortems (T123753)||Scaling our security expertise||Emergent leadership and wide participation||EOQ||
Much of the work was done by Darian Patrick, who stepped up after Chris Steipp's departure. I helped Wikimedia Security with bug triage meetings where I could.
|Implement Fellowships program||Clear guidance from our most senior engineers, while giving them the autonomy to be effective for the movement||Editing||EOQ||Postponed - I intend to regroup and discuss this with our future Wikimedia Foundation CTO|
FY 16-17 Q2 (Oct-Dec) goals
|WikiDev17 - Represent ArchCom on the WikiDev17 Planning Committee||WikiDev17 that improves on WikiDev16||Community Engineering, Product, Technology||EOQ||To do|
|Wikitext - Work with Parsing team on making the Wikitext spec clearer for wider interoperability, helping with complicated i18n issues||Ability to eventually deploy VisualEditor to all wikis, and having wider understanding of how Wikitext works||Parsing, Language||EOQ||To do|
FY 16-17 Q3 (Jan-Mar) goals