Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20160201

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2016-02-01[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

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[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

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

KPIs[edit]

https://grafana.wikimedia.org/dashboard/db/releng-kpis

New vs Maint time spent[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/board/64/
Blocked on us: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/h7YTCBTJsepS/#R

Other Team Business[edit]

Wikimania attendance[edit]

https://wikimania2016.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page June 22–23 (pre-conference), 24–26 (main conference) and 27–28 (post-conference), 2016.

Who wants to go?

  • Antoine: No, unless needed
  • Chad: No
  • Dan:
  • Greg: No
  • Mukunda:No
  • Tyler: No
  • Zeljko: no preference, driving distance for me, 7 hours

Trains shift first week of Febuary[edit]

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

https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Deployments&type=revision&diff=274547&oldid=274546

How long should this change last? 3weeks.

  • Antoine / Dan


MW-Vagrant help[edit]

Dan: HELP! Chad: sure thing

Annual Planning[edit]

Spreadsheet (team only) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GBokh9zeO5vflAAZLjMuagV4FeFQHCFrApjs_KXNZ7o/edit#gid=0
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Team_Practices_Group/Tracking_core_and_strategic_work

Past ideas and things:

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

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1ZsB0RCoZD3a6qKsX-qkCpA3HK81mNrZYI3GXeiuzzI0/edit#gid=0


Q3 goal/project check-in[edit]

Reduce CI Wait time[edit]

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


Consolidate deploy tools[edit]

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[edit]

https://etherpad.wikimedia.org/p/diffuerential-weekly
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[edit]

  • Gerrit migration / upgrade thingie