Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200708

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2020-07-08[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 3 July (4 July obs.): US staff with reqs
  • 6-10 July: Brennen in Nebraska, working half time
  • 6-8 July: Ahmon out
  • July 11th - 26th: Antoine out
  • July 13th,22-24: Tyler out
  • 14 August (fill-in Tyler's birthday :)): US staff with reqs
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US 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


  • 15 Jun - wmf.37 - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.38 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.39 - Antoine + Mukunda
    • Group2 on Wednesday US
  • 6 Jul - wmf.40 - Mukunda + James
  • 13 Jul - wmf.41 - James + Jeena [Note: Also REL1_35 branch.]
  • 20 Jul - wmf.1 - Jeena + Lars
  • 27 Jul - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen
  • 3 Aug - wmf.3 - Brennen + Antoine + Ahmon?

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]

Individual Tuning Sessions[edit]

Get started writing: https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Individual_Tuning_Conversations#The_questions

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • CI now supports REL1_35 branches (and ignores REL1_33).
  • Eliminate elasticsearch dependency from Phabricator search engine
  • Cassandra Docker image

Q1 Planning[edit]

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: XX hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40+ hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 16 hours/week (quasi-vacationing)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • It's nice to do manual labor instead of staring at computer screens
  • Worst thing
    • My back hurts now

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


James[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 & 40 // Ψ state hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 27 hours/week (holiday Fri)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • I now have a cool and useful phabricator dashboard thanks to Mukunda
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • New home
    • Got my laptop sticker finally
  • Worst thing
    • Moving house

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Easiest train ever so far (thanks James!)
  • Worst thing
    • Waking up ~0 minutes before this meeting.
    • Honerable mention: cloud-init

What's on your workboard[edit]

Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • reviewing last quarter's accomplishments, it was a lot
    • now tremendously in debt :)
  • Worst thing
    • filling in slides decks for management fun

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: L-X hours/week
    • that's just "XL" :P

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Started preparing for marathon in September 🏃‍♂️
  • Worst thing
    • Dropped phone in water 🌊

What's on your workboard[edit]

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