Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-04-19

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • Hiring: Moving forward with analyst hire (it is posted). We also plan to hire an engineering manager (Tomasz will work on JD).

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  • Data center switchover test started today. Please keep an eye on any services you are responsible for.
    • Discovery stuff seems to be OK so far (just some minor issues)
  • Please check your info on the office contact list wiki page (general reminder)
  • FYI: Discussion about Mediawiki hash fragment router
  • Ongoing reminder: Submit items to the Weekly Status Updates!
  • Moiz will be leaving the foundation at the end of this month
  • Annual reviews kick off this week. Pick your peer reviewers!
    • Follow the guidance about including someone outside your normal circle
    • Keep track of who YOU agreed to review!
  • Quick survey: Portal team has completed its part. We got external signoff.

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Blocked

  • NOTHING!

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

  • NOTHING!

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]