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Vacations/Important dates


How to do it: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Time_off

  • Jan 29- Feb 1st - FOSDEM - Antoine. Travel Friday afternoon, back monday Noon (CET)
  • Feb 3rd - core narrative annual plan due
  • Feb 15: US HOLIDAY - President's Day
  • March 4th - strategic narrative annual plan due
  • March 11th - draft Q4 (April 1st - June 30th) goals due
  • March 31st - April 3rd : Hackathon in Israel
  • April 1st - Q4 goals published
  • May 9-Mid June-ish?: Greg - paternity leave - exact dates TBD
  • May 17-(?): Dan - paternity leave :D
  • Late May - draft Q1 (July 1st - Sept 30th) due
  • May 30: US HOLIDAY - Memorial Day
  • June (mid): Chad - EDC
  • June 22nd - 28th : Wikimania in Italy
  • July 1st - Q1 goals published
  • July 1st – Annual Plan, Budget, Risks Document and FAQ are posted
  • August: France holiday - because french. :)
  • January 2017 : Dev Summit + All Hands (presumably)

Team Business

=== Actions from last meeting ===
  • TODO - No One Yet: investigate carbon aggregation of stats >1 month old behavior
    • ACTION: Antoine to create a task
      • Overdue



New vs Maint time spent


Scrum of Scrums

Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/h7YTCBTJsepS/#R

Other Team Business


Hackathon attendance


Who wants to go?

  • Antoine: no
  • Chad: no
  • Dan: no
  • Greg: no
  • Mukunda:no
  • Tyler: no
  • Zeljko: no

Trains shift first week of Febuary


Can we move them one hour later? Antoine would like to pair deploy it and level up :-} Ie:

Tuesday, February 02 MediaWiki Wednesday, February 03 Thursday, February 04

Would like to shift by an hour ie:

   11:00–13:00 PST --> 12:00 - 14:00 PST
   Or 21:00 -> 23:00 CET

Outcome: Agreed.

Idea: Grafana Deployment dashboard

  • Something that keeps track of salient stats in grafana
  • Often don't need the detail that logstash provides while deploying (post-deploy/problem determination: sure; while deploying: is shit blowing up?)
  • Something like HTTP error rate + Mediawiki errors. Annotate with sync-wikiversions, something like that

Annual Planning

Spreadsheet (team only) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GBokh9zeO5vflAAZLjMuagV4FeFQHCFrApjs_KXNZ7o/edit#gid=0

Past ideas and things:

To discuss: How to go about this team planning.

Planning etherpad (for any notes we want to create on this): https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/releng-1617-plan-ideas


Q3 goal/project check-in


Reduce CI Wait time

KPI: https://grafana.wikimedia.org/dashboard/db/releng-kpis?panelId=2&fullscreen

Consolidate deploy tools

Migrate MediaWiki to scap3 - task T114313
Q2 Quarterly Goal hold over: Migrate all Service team owned services and MW deploys to scap3 - https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T109926

Differential Migration

Integrate Differential with our Continuous Integration infrastructure - task T31
Shepherd the RFC - task T119908
Discuss at WikiDev16 - task T114320
Garner early adopter projects (goal: 1 project per WMF "team")

Other Work