Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-09-06

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • Chris out [this] week (and next Monday)
    • Benoit is watching discussions in my absence

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  • CREDIT showcase is tomorrow
  • SPARQL workshop Thursday
  • Discernatron & BM25 demo / luncheon on Sept 13th
    • SF gets food, but otherwise remote friendly

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.)

  • Reading web is “Improving search exp in mobile web”
    • Dan will take a look
  • Reading web is “Shipping wikidata descriptions in mobile web to some wikis”
    • Dan will take a look

Discovery News[edit]

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

(Status below last updated 2016-09-06. 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)
      • Seems to be on track
    • Evaluate and devise plan for using cross-project indices, which would allow users to search across all projects in any given language.
      • Seems to be on track
  • Interactive: Maps/Graphs/...
    • Make <maplink> tag available for all wiki projects, and <mapframe> available everywhere except Wikipedia.
      • <maplink> almost went out last week; hopefully this week
      • <mapframe> need to resolve issues raised by editing
    • Offer community a way to migrate away from GeoHack
      • Should deliver something by the end of quarter
  • Portal
    • Graduate translations for sister wiki project descriptive text into production
      • Have been blocked, but not any more. On track.
    • Continue to update article stats on a regular basis (last updated: Aug 4)
      • On track

FYI[edit]