Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20191127

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2019-11-27[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • November 1 (All Saints' Day): Željko, Antoine holiday
  • November 8–10: WikiCon North America (James)
  • November 11 (Veterans' Day): US Staff
  • November 12–15: TechConf19
  • November 16–20: Offsite
  • November 21–30: Jeena
  • November 25–29: Dan
  • November 28–29 (Thanksgiving): US Staff
  • December 1–2: Jeena
  • December 6: Lars (Finnish Independence Day)
  • December 25–31 (Christmas): US Staff (+ everyone?)
  • December 25–26: Lars, Željko, Christmas
  • 1 January (New Year's Day): US Staff, Lars, Željko
  • 20 January (Martin Luther King Jr. Day): US Staff

Rotating positions[edit]

Train[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R


  • 14 Oct - wmf.2 - Jeena + Lars
  • 21 Oct - wmf.3 - Lars + Brennen
  • 28 Oct - wmf.4 - Brennen + Mukunda
  • 4 Nov - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Antoine
  • 11 Nov - wmf.6 - No Train (Tech conf)
  • 18 Nov - wmf.7 - No Train (Off site)
  • 25 Nov - wmf.8 - Group0 on Tuesday Brennen + Mukunda (Thanksgiving)
  • 2 Dec - wmf.8 part 2 - Wednesday Group1 + Thursday Group2 Brennen + Dan
  • 9 Dec - wmf.10 - Dan + James
  • 16 Dec - wmf.11 - James + Jeena
  • 23 Dec - wmf.12 - No Train or any other deploys (Winterval)
  • 30 Dec - wmf.13 - No Train or any other deploys (Still Winterval)
  • 6 Jan - wmf.14 - Jeena + Lars
  • 13 Jan - wmf.15 - Lars + Antoine

SoS[edit]

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Team Business[edit]

Timespent spreadsheet[edit]

For the avoidance of doubt: fill out the sheet week number for the previous week
  • No spreadsheet this week: we were at techconf and in various states of travel and travel-hangover
    • reminder: your time spent doesn't need to total to 100%

Book club[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - November '19 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • branch.py for cutting the branch for train
  • logspam-watch for tailing logfiles

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

TechConf/Offsite followups[edit]

  • Amalgamation in progress...

Scrum of Scrums for next week[edit]

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notes[edit]

Incoming from last week (aka this morning)[edit]

  • Blocking:
    • Product Infrastructure: to create node10/buster images for Proton service migration phab:T237911
  • Updates:
    • Train Health
      • Last week: no train because of team offsite
      • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - phab:T233856 - group0 only because of Thanksgiving
      • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - phab:T233856 - group1 + group2
Callouts[edit]
  • Release Engineering - unusual train schedule:
    • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - group0 only because of Thanksgiving
    • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - group1 + group2

Outgoing next week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train Health
Callouts[edit]
  • Release Engineering - unusual train schedule:
    • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.8 - group1 + group2
    • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.10
    • December 23-January 3rd - No deploys (including train), Holiday break

Train status and happenings[edit]

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

Standup![edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Tech conf / offsite was nice
  • Worst thing
    • Jetlag, you can imagine ;D
    • Missed some topics
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Backlog grooming!
    • Quibble pending reviews
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

This week[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Snow.


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Greg[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Jean-Rene[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
  • Blockers

Other[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Got home.
  • Worst thing
    • Have jet lag.
  • What I planned vs did
    • Participated in TechConf and EngProd offsite.
  • Unplanned
    • Started drafting a Wikipedia architecture document.
      • May have managed to mostly offload it to Will Doran.

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Set up git repo for PGP public keys on Gerrit, for keysigning. Name suggestions welcome.
      • pgp-public-keys.git?
      • wmf-pgp-keys.git? (tthcipriani: too limiting for volunteers)
      • all-your-keys-are-belong-to-liw.git?
      • pennyworth.git?
    • Read TechConf and offsite notes, extract any useful bits.
    • Ponder SRE input on new CI from TechConf. Discuss with Tyler, Dan.
    • Do an Argo test deployment.
    • Start work on documenting pipelinelib so it can be re-implemented for new CI.
      • With Dan.
  • Blockers
    • Tired.

Other[edit]

  • Three trips a year. Usually over a week of jet lag there and another over a week when I get back home. That's a total of about two months of jet lag per year. Not happy about that, but probably can't be avoided.


Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Team offsite
  • Worst thing
    • Team offsite
  • What I planned vs did
    • Planned: not much
    • Did: travel, etc.

This week[edit]

Other[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • being home
  • Worst thing
    • travelling home
  • What I planned vs did
  • Unplannned
    • exhaustion

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • Mandatory trainings
    • Hiring reviews
    • Offsite TODO amalgamation
  • Blockers
    • Thanksgiving

Other[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • NBA game :D
  • Worst thing
    • jetlag :(
  • What I planned vs did
    • Yes Done travel home, jetlag
  • Unplannned

This week[edit]

  • What I plan to do
    • catch up on gerrit/phabricator/mail
    • Selenium documentation updates
  • Blockers

Other[edit]

  • Should I still attend this meeting? I'm happy to be here. Just asking if it makes sense.
  • Can't make it to bookclub meeting :(