Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-04-12

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Topics from the past[edit]

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  • Hiring: Moving forward with analyst backfill hire (it is posted). We also plan to hire an engineering manager (Tomasz will work on JD).
  • Condolences to our WMF coworker who had a recent loss.
  • Quarterly review happened; went well
  • Ongoing reminder: Submit items to the Weekly Status Updates!

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Blocked

  • Nothing

Dependences which don’t need to be called out as “blocked”

  • Quick Surveys: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T119149
    • Working with Reading to get the code in place; legal will review final text before it goes live
  • SVG sanitizer security review (graphs)
  • Hardware:
    • Maps Backend hardware: We have quotes
    • Maps varnish: We expect to reuse existing hardware
    • Elastic hardware: ordered and on the way
    • Relevance forge? in progress, Guillaume need to ping Rob -> quote sent

Blocking

Discovery News

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)[edit]

Q4 Key Results[edit]

  • https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2015-16_Q4_Goals#Discovery
  • Search
    • Run TextCat A/B test
    • (Maybe push TextCat to production)
    • Update Elastic Search
    • Add real-time index updates to completion suggester
  • WDQS
    • Add geocoordinate functionality
  • Maps/Interactive
    • Wikivoyage sites switch to Kartographer
    • Create use case page for maps
  • Portal
    • Run at least 3 A/B tests
    • Graduate at least 1 successful A/B test

FYI[edit]