Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20201007

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2020-10-07[edit]

I (thcipriani) can't be here today, asking Brennen to run things in my stead.

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 2 Oct: Lars out
  • 2 Oct: car service thcipriani
  • 5-6 Oct: Dan out
  • 12 Oct (Indigenous People's Day): US staff with reqs
  • 16 Oct: Lars out
  • 26-30 Oct: Offsite:
  • 3 Nov (Election Day): US staff with reqs
  • 11 Nov (Veterans day): US staff with reqs
  • 26-27 Nov (Thanksgiving): US staff with reqs, and also Lars
  • 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
    • 24 Dec until Jan 6, inclusive: Lars out

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


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]

Add ideas for our offsite (week of 2020-10-26): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_PxdoMi06cQbhNAf46RI9_ay_5R_tfYB4q7GIyBX364/edit

Individual tuning sessions[edit]

Q2 Planning[edit]

Book club/Lunch and Learn[edit]

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Oct '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]

  • Best thing
  • Better air quality, train-dev almost "done" (awaiting review from Lars)
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard =[edit]

Antoine[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • #looptober
    • GitLab consultation input period is finished
  • Worst thing
    • ...which means we have to make decisions

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Boxes are slowly going away.
  • Worst thing
    • My Internet connection has been down for 4 days. :(

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
    • Trebuchets throwing flaming pianos
      • Not my secret new hobby project
  • Worst thing
    • Blisters

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Off-grid progress:
   10 kilowatt hours of batteries
   7 kilowatts solar panels
   4 kilowatts of inverters
  • Worst thing
    • multiple train derailment last week.

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]

What's on your workboard[edit]

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