Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200304

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2020-03-04[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 5 March-6 March: Tyler (long weekend)
  • 19–23 March: James in DC
  • 30 March–3 April: James (NH)
  • 30 March-3 April: Greg (Spring Break)
  • 5-10 April: Tech Mgt F2F in Berlin (Greg, Tyler, Gilles, Jean-Rene)
    • Although, presumably, we're doing *something*, but Berlin travel is cancelled
  • 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
    • For now, I would suggest to hold off on purchasing extra tickets for others to join you on the trip until we hear more from Travel.
  • 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 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 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]

2020-02-26[edit]

Book club[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!

Annual Planning for July 2020–June 2021[edit]

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

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]

Outgoing next week[edit]

  • Blocked by:
    • SRE ServiceOps: For the work to migrate wikimedia-portals to Docker (phab:T238747), we need an official base image for serving Web pages, either the same as future-MW (phab:T238774) or a simpler one
  • Blocking:
    • [All] Beta Cluster Parsoid service is not currently working; sorry! Work underway to fix this in phab:T246833.
  • Updates:
    • [All] MediaWiki 1.35.0 will get cut on 7 April 2020. If your team has any proposed blockers/deadlines for that, please get them done: phab:tag/MW-1.35-release
    • Train Health

Callouts[edit]

  • Release Engineering
    • [All] MediaWiki 1.35.0 will get cut on 7 April 2020. If your team has any proposed blockers/deadlines for that, please get them done: phab:tag/MW-1.35-release
    • [All] Beta Cluster Parsoid service is not currently working; sorry! Work underway to fix this in phab:T246833.

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
    • Learning Phabricator code stuffs
  • Worst thing
    • The ambient terror of existing in early 2020

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • Witnessing the full weight and violence of the American aristocracy in its response to any degree of change for the common good

What's on your workboard[edit]


James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Antoine!
    • I'm not ill.
  • Worst thing
    • WFH.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Hi Antoine!
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • seeing hashar online again
  • Worst thing
    • train rollback

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • It's a tie between Corona the Virus and Corona the Beer.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Antoine is back!
  • Worst thing
    • Super Tuesday

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Antoine! 🥖🍷🐌
    • Local testing meetup 🎤
  • Worst thing
    • Sick kids 😷
    • Taxes 💸

What's on your workboard[edit]

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