Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-08-09

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • Reminder: Do expense reports promptly! (always)

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Are we blocked?

  • None

Are we blocking? (https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/blocked-on-search/)

  • None

Other dependencies (in either direction) which don’t need to be called out as “blocked” (e.g. are progressing smoothly, have no urgency, etc.)

  • “Should HTML formatting/DOM manip (presentation, responsiveness) be done in JS (frontend) or in PHP (backend)”
    • https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T136458
  • T139378 - implement nearby keyword search - working on this for the Reading Department
    • First iteration done and deployed
    • Will wait for feedback and see if any more changes are required
  • Strong dependency on ops for map servers this quarter (Guillaume is coordinating)
    • Ops are OK with enabling Kartographer on small wikis

Discovery News[edit]

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

(Status below last updated 2016-08-09. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.)

FY 2016-17 Q1 Key Results[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2016-17_Q1_Goals#Discovery

  • Search
    • Make BM25 algorithm the default
      • (No increase in zero results rate or decrease in search user engagement rate)
      • ON TRACK
    • Evaluate and devise plan for using cross-project indices, which would allow users to search across all projects in any given language.
      • BEING DISCUSSED (check with Erik when he gets back)
    • Release TextCat to production
      • Yes Done
    • Release the question mark handling
      • Yes Done
    • Update the search results page
      • ON TRACK Should start within a couple weeks
  • Maps/Interactive
    • Make <maplink> tag available for all wiki projects, and <mapframe> available everywhere except Wikipedia.
      • ON TRACK
    • Offer community a way to migrate away from GeoHack
      • ON TRACK
  • Portal
    • Graduate latest successful test to production - lang by article count dropdown for the new page layout
      • ON TRACK (should go live very soon)
    • Graduate translations for sister wiki project descriptive text into production
      • ON TRACK
    • Continue to update article stats on a regular basis (last updated: Aug 4)
      • ONGOING

FYI[edit]