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Wikimedia Cloud Services team/Onboarding Hieu

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New hire/onboarding plan for Hieu Pham as SRE in the Wikimedia Cloud Services team.

Who to ask for help[edit]

  • Bryan - Manager - chief problem solver, Mountain Timezone (UTC-6)
  • Arturo - Mentoring - orientation to projects, Central European Timezone (UTC+2)
  • Jason - 'Buddy' - formally assigned person to answer non-goal and work product questions. "Where are the bathrooms?", Central Timezone (UTC-5)

Onboarders References[edit]

Onboardee Reference[edit]

Weekly Breakdowns[edit]

August 5 - August 9[edit]

Objective
Meet everyone online and get setup.
Start to learn about Cloud VPS, Toolforge, and team
  • Day 1 (Getting settled in)
    • Ask questions about any and all of this. There is a long tailed setup process and lots of accounts. We made a Phabricator task to keep track of gaining all the permissions. The first week will be chaotic. Don't worry.
    • (Yes Done) Join #wikimedia-cloud-admin connect, #wikimedia-cloud connect, and #wikimedia-operations connect channels
    • (Yes Done) Login to your wikimedia.org email and make sure it works
    • (Yes Done) Login to https://office.wikimedia.org/, look around, and make yourself a User page.
    • (Yes Done) Add yourself to the internal contact list.
    • (Yes Done) Login to metawiki and make yourself a User page.
    • (Yes Done) Login to MediaWiki wiki and either make yourself a User page or let Help:Extension:GlobalUserPage show people your user page from metawiki.
    • (Yes Done) Create a Wikitech/LDAP account
      • The "Toolforge users" workflow is probably the easiest to follow.
      • Use your @wikimedia.org email address.
      • Your shell account name will be the same in Cloud VPS, Toolforge, and WMF production so choose wisely.
      • You can use an existing ssh key or make a new one as you like (privileged keys will be made later).
    • (Yes Done) Login to wikitech with your new account and make a User page for yourself.
    • (Yes Done) Create a Phabricator account by logging in with your Wikitech/LDAP account.
    • (Yes Done) Link your Phabricator account to your staff wiki account too (Settings > External accounts).
    • (Yes Done) Login to Gerrit and add an ssh key so you can upload patches
    • (Yes Done) Get an IRC cloak (or at least start to get one) and join #mediawiki_security ("op yourself and add them via /mode #mediawiki_security +I <nick>!*@* ")
    • Read lots of docs :)
  • Day 2
    • Sync up with Arturo
    • Go to team meeting
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 3
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 4
    • Sync up with Arturo
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 5
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!

Misc:

  • Add the Technical Engagement team calendar to your calendar app
  • Get in all IRC channels
  • Cloud root
  • Tools admin
  • Create prod root key changeset for week 2 SRE meeting
  • Add 'cteam' for IRC ping
  • Add 'checker.tools.wmflabs.org' for IRC ping
  • Register in gerrit https://gerrit.wikimedia.org
  • Review open tasks in Phabricator's #cloud-services

August 12 - August 16[edit]

Objective
Meet (online) and get setup (part 2)
Take on one or more small tasks
  • Day 1
    • No way are you finished getting setup yet. That's OK. The road is long and the snacks should be plentiful.
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
    • (Note: this is a Wikimedia Foundation holiday for US employees, so things will probably be kind of quiet once EU folks end their day.)
  • Day2
    • Sync up with Arturo
    • Go to team meeting on Tuesday
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 4:

August 19 - August 23[edit]

Objective
... need to figure this week out. Rest of the team at offsite
Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
Take on one or more small tasks

August 26 - August 30[edit]

Objective
Shadow clinic-duty person and followup on tasks from prior weeks
Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
Take on one or more small tasks
  • Day 1
    • We change clinic duty on Tuesday so Monday here is reading up and being prepare.
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 2
    • Sync up with Arturo
    • Go to team meeting on Tuesday
    • Sync up with on-duty person
    • Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!

September 2 - September 6[edit]

Objective
Be the clinic-duty person and followup on tasks from earlier weeks
Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
Take on one or more small tasks
  • Day2
    • Sync up with Arturo (unless he is on vacation)
    • Go to team meeting on Tuesday
    • Do on-duty things
    • Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!
  • Day 4:
    • Do on-duty things
    • Lurk in #wikimedia-cloud connect to help folks
    • Sync up with Brooke
    • Read lots of docs :)
    • Ask questions!