Wikimedia Cloud Services team/Onboarding Michael


New hire/onboarding plan for Michael DiPietro as SRE in the Wikimedia Cloud Services team.


Who to ask for help[edit]

  • Nicholas - Manager - Eastern Timezone (UTC-6)
  • Andrew - 'Buddy' - Central Timezone (UTC-7)

Onboarders References[edit]

Onboardee Reference[edit]

First tasks[edit]

Here is a list of the first few tasks that might be interesting:

  • TBD

30/60/90 Breakdowns[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Meet everyone online and get setup.
Start to learn about Cloud VPS, Toolforge, and team
  • Day 2
    • Sync up with Buddy
  • Day 4
    • Sync up with Buddy
    • Create a welcome email to send to tech-all and post in slack (Manager will help create)
  • Day 5
    • You made it through week 1!
    • Learn about gerrit, checkout puppet repository, review a team patch
    • Followup on onboarding requests and enjoy a "Silent Friday"


  • Add the Technical Engagement team calendar to your calendar app
  • Get in all IRC channels
  • Cloud root
  • Create prod root key changeset for week next SRE meeting
  • Add 'cteam' for IRC ping
  • Register in gerrit
  • Review open tasks in Phabricator's #cloud-services

Week 2[edit]


  • Follow-up on your pending access requests
  • Ask for some potential clinic-duty tasks, and learn more about clinic duty process
  • Meet with your buddy and setup a cadence
  • Attend WMCS weekly status meeting
  • Learn about Quarterly Goals

Week 3[edit]


  • Experiment with WMCS services -- sign up for and use toolforge, cloud VPS, quarry, PAWS, dumps, wiki replicas
  • Add your photo and other details to office wiki
  • Update team pages to include you! :-)

Week 4[edit]


  • Try working with phabricator tasks, see list above for a selection.
  • Signup for clinic duty
  • Meet Developer Advocacy Team
  • Learn more about the community we serve

Second Month[edit]


  • Attend first SRE meeting
  • Learn more about Tech Department structure
  • Continue Buddy check-ins
  • Help team finish Quarterly goals!

Third Month[edit]


  • Participate in Quarterly Planning
  • Be ready for new OKR's
  • Participate in your first ITC
  • Learn more about wider organizational structure