Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200318

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2020-03-18[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)
  • 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) - James and no-one else from RelEng?
  • 14-15 May: Jeena, maybe
  • 17-22 May: EngProd offsite (Lisbon, Portugal) - Everyone CANCELLED
  • 17-22 May: EngProd Virtual Offsite (your home) - Everyone
    • time, details, etc TBD
  • 21 May (Ascencion Day): Lars
  • 25 May (Memorial Day): (US?) Staff with reqs
  • 29-31 May: Brennen (family reunion (almost certainly not))

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
  • 27 Apr - wmf.3 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 4 May - wmf.4 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 11 May - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 18 May - wmf.6 - Dan + James


= Status[edit]

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

SoS[edit]

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

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

SoS going async for now.

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]


Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[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!
  • scap has its first integration test

Annual Planning for July 2020–June 2021[edit]

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

Q4 Planning[edit]

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage! https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/tag/release-engineering-team-todo/

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • Thinking about the train was better than thinking about the world.
    • Also Slack.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Someone dressed in full hazmat riding a unicycle while dribbling a basketball. And cozy loafers.
  • Worst thing
    • Pandemic curves.

What's on your workboard[edit]


James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • My health and that of those about whom I care.
  • Worst thing
    • Being cooped up.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • I eagerly await the arrival of massaging foot bath
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Got some thinking done about acceptance criteria for automating security patches application for train and it doesn't seem hopeless
  • Worst thing
    • Decrees from above

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Nearly quit smoking cigs, still vaping but it's an improvement
  • Worst thing
    • ugh

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • The entire family at home. All the time. THE ENTIRE FAMILY. ALL THE TIME.
  • Worst thing
    • Half-marathon (21 km) this Sunday is cancelled. I've been training for it for months. So, I'm running it alone. Like a crazy person I am.

What's on your workboard[edit]

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