Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200722

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2020-07-22[edit]

Tyler: I'm taking a vacation! Mukunda will be running the meeting today!

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 16–17 July: Mukunda's out, birthday ;) Happy birthday!
  • 11–26 July: Antoine out
  • 13th & 22–24 July: 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 (shortened train)
    • 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 + Ahmon
  • 10 Aug - wmf.4 - Antoine + Mukunda (shortened train)
    • Group2 on Wednesday US?
  • 17 Aug - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 24 Aug - wmf.6 - Dan + Jeena
  • 1 Sep - DataCenter Switchover: no train

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
  • Jenkins node Docker image cleanup & re-onlining after disk space recovers
  • Credentials and environment variables in PipelineLib

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Blubber hacking
  • Worst thing
    • Noisy shinken alerts

What's on your workboard[edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Slightly less-dysfunctional Jenkins.
  • Worst thing
    • Termites.

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]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 30 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • hurray my teacup arrived
  • Worst thing
    • soooooo tired

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Made progress on train-dev
  • Worst thing
    • It's too warm

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Bought an RX-8
  • Worst thing
    • Bought an RX-8

What's on your workboard[edit]

Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 16 hours/week (out Wed-Fri)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Deplo
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 🏝 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Donated blood after many years
  • Worst thing
    • It's hard to get enough sleep if you wake up early to run while it's not too warm

What's on your workboard[edit]

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