Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Analysis retrospective 2016-09-30

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Format[edit]

Glad/Sad/Mad: http://retrospectivewiki.org/index.php?title=Glad,_Sad,_Mad

Note that "mad" and "sad" don't have to mean literally angry or saddened. They can be used in a playful way as well.

Previous action items[edit]

from last retro (2016-09-02)

  • Kevin: Schedule next retro for 40-45 minutes
    • DONE

What has happened[edit]

(using https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Discovery/Status_updates as a starting point)

  • add a 'most commonly clicked section per visit' metric on Portal dashboard
  • Analysis team had a discussion on how to use better wording for phrases like "users were 1.07 times more likely to do X" and decided on using phrases similar to "we can expect 2-9 more sessions to click on a search result when they have the new feature"
  • turned off BM25 A/B test, awaiting analysis (almost done! things keep interrupting)
  • Mikhail and Chelsy attended an Analyst on-site two day meeting in the SF office
  • Tried finding ways to combine cirrus search logs with engagement data
  • Added event logging for the Wikipedia portal to capture the language selected in the search box
  • Added updated the mobile dashboard for new features added in event logging
  • Added 'other' pageviews to the dashboard accounting for 'keep alive' and other hits to the Wikipedia.org page
  • Updated data access guidelines search logs from flourine to hive
  • Completed analysis to determine if the new Wikipedia.org portal page display caused any pageview decreases to smaller wikis (UK) (analysis html and pdf docs)
  • Updated dashboards to allow for easier bookmarking/copying
  • Almost finished WDQS Usage report https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T143762 (One final discussion left with Stas)
  • Experimental Dashboard to expand traffic tracking to all countries ( http://discovery-experimental.wmflabs.org/poultry/ ) pretty happy with the pie :)

What has made you mad?[edit]

  • Issues yesterday with Vagrant, Labs instances (resolved now but boy howdy was I ready to cry at the end of the day yesterday)
    • Setting up labs instances, getting vagrant set up, web proxy stuff wasn't working
  • Should Mikhail have to do sys admin stuff? Maybe, maybe not. Perhaps Guillaume could be more involved?

What has made you sad?[edit]

  • BM25 testing and analysis might need to have a round two, based on some of the findings
  • A couple health issues of team members
  • Seeing some of what people search for, to the point where Mikhail had to reach out to the Trust & Safety team about some very concerning queries
  • No interaction between Interactive Team and Analysis Team
  • Maps dashboard is languishing and is not being used (?)
    • Concerns about maintenance overhead
    • Probably should wait to decide until Deb better understands what interactive has
  • Should we add analytics/tracking to our dashboards and then have meta-dashboards for seeing how people use our dashboards?
    • Like, not even joking. This is a genuine question.
    • (Discussion ensued. Outcome was that product owners weren't keen on the idea, but Mikhail was free to file a task.)

What has made you glad?[edit]

  • Lots of good communication with Chelsy and Mikhail on topics that have come up, based on the analysis that they're doing
  • Training for Melody K (and Deb) for event logging+1
    • +1 - Dan
  • Mikhail had an ergonomics assessment so hopefully that will result in something+1
  • Dan also has an ergonomics assessment and it has reduced his lower back pain :-)+1
  • "Data Analysis Coworking Days" were awesome+1!!

What has made you rad?[edit]

  • Having awesome coworkers.
  • Cool facial hair
  • Pirate clothing and chatter

Other[edit]

  • Like this retro format+1

Action items[edit]

  • Dan: Figure out if we want to split up Mikhail and Chelsy for meetings and teams
    • Include a statement of the perceived problem
  • Deb: Figure out what to do with the Maps Dashboard
  • Mikhail: Think about involving GL in sys admin stuff