Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200923

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2020-09-23[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US staff with reqs
  • 15 Sep: Thcipriani out
  • 18 Sep: Brennen out, Dancy out for a few hours around noon Pacific
  • 21-25: Antoine barely there in his evenings
  • 3 Nov (Election Day): US staff with reqs
  • 11 Nov (Veterans day): US staff with reqs
  • 26-27 Nov (Thanksgiving): US staff with reqs
  • 6 Dec (Finnish independence day): Lars away
  • 24-31 Dec (Holidays + New years): US staff with reqs
    • 24th is Thursday -- what do with train? + Pause for banners -- 2 weeks no train resume 4 Jan

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


  • Will the above schedule be affected by offsite week? bah. yes :)

Status[edit]

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

SoS[edit]

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/
  • 2020-08-26 onwards: Deb is in charge/SoS is async

Outgoing[edit]

Callouts[edit]

Team Business[edit]

Incoming/Needs attention[edit]

Individual tuning sessions[edit]

Q2 Planning[edit]

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

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

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

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

Last week[edit]

train-dev:

* deploy-promote almost runs completely to the end w/o error.
* Bringing a MW server online.
  • Best thing
    • First week of train conductor duty
      • Our condolences
  • Worst thing
    • l10n files obesity

What's on your workboard =[edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Worst thing
    • Yak shaved the aftermath with Parsoid, mediawiki-phan-config unreleased patch, phan tripping on php-ast and fun. Greatly supported by Daimona \O/

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • No shortage of GitLab opinions
  • Worst thing
    • Etherpad

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Went up the California coast for the weekend. 'twas niiiice.
  • Worst thing
    • Not getting an Internet connection at the new place until next Wednesday. :/
    • Also short on childcare this next (possibly two) week(s) due to our nanny having a family emergency, so I might be working fewer hours.

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
    • Train-dev progress.
    • Super secret side project that I'm not telling anyone about.
    • Automated testing of most kinds.
    • Forest walks in sunny not-cold autumn weather.
    • Bright light lamp on my desk.
  • Worst thing
    • Trying to stay upbeat and positive, but it's difficult.
    • The Darkness is almost upon me.
    • Having trouble not adding things to bulleted lists.

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • GitLab consultation
  • Worst thing
    • GitLab consultation

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • A sports doctor (if that's a thing) said I'm healthy enough to run a marathon. 👩‍⚕️
  • Worst thing
    • The marathon I've trained for has been cancelled. I'll have to run it alone. 🏃‍♂️

What's on your workboard[edit]

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