Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20170911

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2017-09-11[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • Sept 18-29: WMF "Remote and Relaxation" weeks
  • Sept 21: Antoine paperwork, but mostly working as usual
  • Sept 29: Antoine, conference
  • October 6 (Friday): Željko on a conference
  • Oct 9 - Indigenous People's Day
  • November 1 (Wednesday): Željko local holiday (All Saints' Day)
  • Nov 10 (Fri) - Veteran's Day
  • Nov 20th - Dec 1st: Greg vacation
  • Nov 23+24 - Thanksgiving
  • Dec 25-Jan 1 - End of year/new year holidays


Team Business[edit]

Rotating positions and absences[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/?project=PHID-PROJ-fmcvjrkfvvzz3gxavs3a&statuses=open%28%29&group=none&order=newest#R

Sep 11 and Sept 18[edit]


Sep 25 and Oct 2[edit]

Actions from last meeting[edit]

Scrum of Scrums[edit]

This week[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Blocking
  • Blocked
    • discovery/analytics -> scap3?
  • Updates


Logspam \ Last week's train updates[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor


Other Team Business[edit]

Q1 goal/project check-in[edit]

Program 6: Streamlined service delivery[edit]

Define functional tests for Mathoid running on the staging Kubernetes cluster for use in future gating decisions - task T170482
Define method for monitoring and reacting to the above functional tests - task T170483
Workboard: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/project/view/2453/
  • Tyler cleaned out Dan's review backlog, and even put one on Dan's :)
  • something something 17.05 plan?
  • blubber is close to an initial release
  • already a working blubber and helm config for mathoid


Deprecate use of Trebuchet across production - task T129290[edit]

https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T129290
  • Crap.
    • Tyler handing off hand holding for iegreview/scholarships to Mukunda during puppetswat


Migrate majority of developers to JavaScript based browser test framework (webdriver.io) - task T139740[edit]

  • T171852 WebdriverIO tech talk
    • Heard back from Rachel, will pick a date in the next week or two.


Non-Quarterly goal work[edit]

Quality[edit]

Quality improvements[edit]

  • Testing
    • Zeljko and JR discussed potential series of blog posts/podcasts re testing, agree good idea and are starting planning it out.
  • Tech Debt and Code Quality
    • Provided overview of Tech Debt to Tech Management meeting
      • following up with each manager to collect "Top 5"


Browser tests (non quaterly goal stuff)[edit]

Phabricator[edit]

Gerrit[edit]

Nightlies server[edit]

Docker for CI[edit]

Misc CI[edit]

Grooming[edit]

Team Kanban Board Review and Triage[edit]


Once / month-ish review of backlog(s)[edit]


Kanban stats[edit]

Burnup chart