Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2017-05-23

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Topics from the past[edit]

  • Staff annual reviews start May 22 (details to follow)
  • New map preview is up for feedback (was sent to [Discovery], [maps], and community village pump-ish areas)

Announcements, Information, Questions[edit]

  •  (none)

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

Are we blocked?

  • None

Are we blocking?

  • 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.)

  • None

Discovery News[edit]

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

Discovery Roadmap FY2016/17: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ctlqdLA__0OxDuO7mJEIDLP-xt9a7E4jv4INMlZAHdQ

This status was last updated 2017-04-11. Completed/dropped goals are not shown. 

FY 2016-17 Q4 (Apr-Jun) goals: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Engineering/2016-17_Q4_Goals#Discovery

  • Improve search by researching and load testing machine learning to automatically re-rank search results
    • Research and develop new models to determine which ones work best
    • Build out data munging and data pipeline to develop new models
    • Deploy automated model which matches current performance of manually-configured search result relevance
    • Begin performing load tests on new models to make sure they can be safely deployed to production
  • Improve search support for different languages by researching and deploying new language analyzers
    • Perform research spikes to find new analyzers for different languages
    • Test new analyzers to see if they are improvements
    • Deploy new analyzers that are found to be an improvement
  • Refine and test new design of search results page with occasional deployments
    • Test new functionality with at least 2 A/B tests
    • Analyze tests and gather community feedback
    • Roll out new functionality with small releases to production across all Wikipedias
  • Stabilize maps and graphs code base
    • Stabilize and fix high priority bugs  

FYI[edit]

  • May 29: US holiday
  • June 5: Tune-up (reorg) changes go into effect
  • June 7: CREDIT showcase
  • June 19: WMF holiday
  • July 4: US holiday
  • July 18: Next All-Discovery retro
  • July 24-August 4: WMF staff encouraged to work remotely
  • Guillaume on vacation from July 10 to 21st
  • Guillaume off June 8-9