Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-07-05

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • (none)

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  • Browser testing satisfaction survey is happening--find it and fill it out if it is relevant to you
  • Dan gave Discovery presentation at June metrics meeting, not July as we had understood earlier
  • Quarterly review next week! Dan is working on slides, should be done by tomorrow
  • State of the Maps conference July 23-25; Katherine will be giving a keynote; Yuri is presenting

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Are we blocked?

  • (none)

Are we blocking?


Other dependencies (in either direction) which don’t need to be called out as “blocked” (e.g. are not longer a blocker)

  • “Should HTML formatting/DOM manip (presentation, responsiveness) be done in JS (frontend) or in PHP (backend)”
  • T139378 - implement nearby keyword search - working on this for the Reading Department
  • Strong dependency on ops for map servers
  • We are helping the apps team by implementing geosearch

Discovery News

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

(Status below last updated 2016-06-28. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.)

FY 2016-17 Q1 Key Results[edit]

  • Search
    • Make BM25 algorithm the default
      • (with decrease in ZRR or engagement)
  • Maps/Interactive (Dan is going to reformat the objectives/key results)
    • Make <maplink> tag available for all wiki projects, and <mapframe> available everywhere except Wikipedia.
    • Offer community a way to migrate away from GeoHack
  • Portal
    • Finish tests from previous quarter
    • Graduate successful tests to production
    • Graduate translated sister wiki project descriptive text into production.
    • Continue to update article stats on a regular basis


  • Next Discovery team retrospectives: Scheduled June 30-July 7
  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): Scheduled July 6
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  • Next All-Discovery retro July 11