Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-09-12

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • CREDIT showcase is tomorrow (was last week)
  • SPARQL workshop Thursday
    • https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/SPARQL_workshop
    • Feedback was positive
  • Sept 13: Discernatron & BM25 demo / luncheon
    • SF gets food, but otherwise remote friendly
  • Reading web is “Improving search exp in mobile web”
    • Dan will discuss w/Reading product mgmt this week
  • Reading web is “Shipping wikidata descriptions in mobile web to some wikis”
    • Dan will discuss w/Reading product mgmt this week

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  • Discernatron lunch tomorrow!
  • Product/Tech meetings in SF this week
  • Next Monday (Sept 19) is both “Talk Like a Pirate Day”, and in some countries, a federal holiday (Guillaume is off next Monday - and not today like some people seem to believe)
  • <maplink> was launched everywhere
  • Ops offsite Sept 26-30, Guillaume will have limited availability
  • Yuri: Thanks to Stas for the impressive “governors” demo query

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”
  • Reading web is “Shipping wikidata descriptions in mobile web to some wikis”

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 (tons of village pump outreach last week)
  • Interactive: Maps/Graphs/...
    • Make <maplink> tag available for all wiki projects, and <mapframe> available everywhere except Wikipedia.
      • <maplink> DONE!
      • <mapframe> Have solution for VE blocker
    • 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. Delayed by Discernatron work. Still on track.
    • Continue to update article stats on a regular basis (last updated: Aug 4)
      • On track

FYI[edit]