Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200212

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2020-02-12[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • [some dates TBC]: Antoine not available
  • 17 February (Presidents' Day): Staff with reqs
    • these seem to always only be US staff
      • correct, non-US (SafeGuard) staff have their own local holidays, please add those to this list! :)
      • It depends on your country; some staff have all US plus all local.
  • 9 March (US DST switchover + 1 day): Staff with reqs
  • 30 March-3 April: Greg (Spring Break)
  • 5-10 April: Tech Mgt F2F in Berlin (Greg, Tyler, Gilles, Jean-Rene)
  • 10-13 April (Easter): Lars
  • 24 April (Not-Easter): Staff with reqs
  • 1 May (May Day): Lars
  • 9–11 May: Wikimedia Hackathon 2020 (Tirana, Albania) - TBD
  • 15 May: Jeena
  • 17-22 May: EngProd offsite (Lisbon, Portugal) - Everyone
  • 21 May (Ascencion Day): Lars
  • 25 May (Memorial Day): Staff with reqs

Rotating positions[edit]

Train[edit]

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Important_dates


  • 20 Jan - wmf.16 - Brennen + Mukunda
  • 27 Jan - wmf.17 - No Train or any other deploys (Wikimedia Foundation all-staff)
  • 3 Feb - wmf.18 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 10 Feb - wmf.19 - Dan + James
  • 17 Feb - wmf.20 - James + Jeena
  • 24 Feb - wmf.21 - Jeena + Lars
  • 2 Mar - wmf.22 - Lars + Brennen
  • 9 Mar - wmf.23 - No Train or any other deploys (Data center switchover)
  • 16 Mar - wmf.24 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 23 Mar - wmf.25 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 30 Mar - wmf.26 - Dan + Jeena
  • 6 Apr - wmf.27 - Jeena + James
  • 13 Apr - 1.36.0-wmf.1 - James + Lars
  • 20 Apr - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen

SoS[edit]

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

From 2/5

^ thcipriani + Dan to pair next week

From 2/12

Book club[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - February '20 edition[edit]

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Production releases of Parsoid/PHP now also go through final pre-production tests

Annual Planning for July 2019–June 2020[edit]

If at first you don't plan, plan and plan again

  • Initiative: Modernize Testing and Deployment Pipeline
    • Key Deliverable: Strengthen next generation testing and deployment pipeline to support more services, code health indicators, and local development.
      • Program1:
        • All applicable new and existing services (and partially MediaWiki) exist in the Deployment Pipeline
        • Team(s): Engineering Productivity, SRE/Service Operations, Core Platform
      • Program2:
        • Actionable code health metrics are provided for code stewards
        • Team: Engineering Productivity
      • Program3:
        • Provide a standardized local MediaWiki development environment
        • Team: Engineering Productivity
      • Program4:
        • Create a mobile phone performance testing lab
        • Team: Performance (maybe OIT, we are still dicussing)

New way of expressing "core" work (maintenance) as ERF (Excellence and Resilience Framework), which will have OKRs too.

  • For us, we'll be all under the Software ERF; this will cover gerrit, Phabricator, legacy CI, train deployments, …

ACTION: Everyone tell Tyler in 1:1s what they need from other teams and budgets

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]

Callouts[edit]

Outgoing next week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train Health
      • Last week: 1.35.0-wmf.19 - phab:T233867
      • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.20 - phab:T233868
      • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.21 - [[phab:T233869]
Callouts[edit]

Train status and happenings[edit]

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

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Phabricator pairing and glimpses into other teams' workings
  • Worst thing
    • ADHD and ambient train anxiety

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Witnessing the remediation of wmf.18 by all our skilled folks, Mukunda et al.
  • Worst thing
    • Witnessing wmf.18 blowing up the world and feeling powerless to do anything about it.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Greg[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Getting tests for Parsoid/PHP deployments done.
  • Worst thing
    • Travel disruption for people who were still in the office (HK/China; UK).

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • I'm excited to go to Portugal!
  • Worst thing
    • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Bought toys, and then more toys
  • Worst thing
    • Will need to buy even more toys to make first toy a nice toy (I probably can't be trusted with a credit card)

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Mental reset day
  • Worst thing
    • Planning to plan

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Seen a movie with my wife. 🍿
  • Worst thing
    • Family sick. 🤕

What's on your workboard[edit]

What's on no-one's workboard[edit]