Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200219

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2020-02-19[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • [some dates TBC]: Antoine not available
    • any news? train in mid-March?
  • 9 March (US DST switchover + 1 day): (US?) 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): (US?) 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): (US?) Staff with reqs
  • 29-31 May: Brennen (family reunion)

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]

  • [James] T245054 Remote call on integration-agent-docker-1001 failed
    • Repooling thcipriani
    • if not...to the task
  • [James] T238224 Landing the Docker in core patch — I think we'll need a formal-ish release announcement when we merge it.
    • James to draft initial announcement.
    • Brennen to assert that it's working.
  • [James] Eurgh Parsoid deploy strategy. Need meeting.
    • James to make meeting. Tyler/Mukunda/James, Parsing, ?SRE Service Ops.

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.
  • Scap release 1.13.0.

Annual Planning for July 2020–June 2021[edit]

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

ACTIONS:

Leveling[edit]

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]
  • SRE blocked by RelEng on phab:T217924 (Make canary wait time configurable)

Outgoing next week[edit]

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]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Bernie Sanders 2020 rally in Richmond, CA this past Monday 👴🏻🌹🎉
  • Worst thing
    • US primary election anxiety

What's on your workboard[edit]


Greg[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Working with Security and upstream on stylelint vulns was much more productive than anticipated.
  • Worst thing
    • Parsoid deploy strategy concerns.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Tagged scap release, after fixing a "scap version" bug
    • https://purrli.com/ (thcipriani: this is amazing.)
  • Worst thing
    • It took way too much effort to get the scap release tagged (hopefully easier next time)

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Worked with Brennen on some phabricator search code
  • Worst thing
    • Too many tasks on the workboard

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Finished level 1 on Duolingo for Portugese 🇵🇹😅(I can ask for water. That's pretty much all I know.)
  • Worst thing
    • Lost in ERFs and OKRs

What's on your workboard[edit]

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