Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2020408

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2020-04-08[edit]

IT'S OK TO NOT BE PRODUCTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 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
  • 4-13 April (Easter and more): Lars
  • 22 April (Not-Easter I): (US?) Staff with reqs
  • 24 April (Not-Easter II): (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 Postponed
  • 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 (waiting to cancel the reservation until AirBnB extends its covid policy))

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


  • 30 Mar - wmf.26 - Dan + Jeena
  • 6 Apr - wmf.27 - Jeena + James
  • 13 Apr - wmf.28 - James + Lars
  • 20 Apr - wmf.29 - NO TRAIN (holiday)
  • 27 Apr - wmf.30 - Lars + Brennen
  • 4 May - wmf.31 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 11 May - wmf.32 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 18 May - wmf.?? - Mukunda + Dan (or are we too busy doing the virtual offsite?)
  • 25 May - wmf.?? - Dan + James
  • 1 Jun - wmf.?? - James + Jeena
  • 8 Jun - wmf.?? - Jeena + Lars
  • 15 Jun - wmf.?? - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.?? - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.?? - Antoine + Mukunda

= 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 - April '20 edition[edit]

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

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
    • Found the root cause for the CI jobs 25-45% slow down in October: seccomp. A security system to filter allowed syscalls, ends up it has a VERY noticeable overhead. Fix: docker run --security-opt seccomp=unconfined # T236675
    • contint2001 being reimaged to Buster. Will fight puppet/scap to have Zuul deployed via scap3.
  • Worst thing
    • Haven't started on Betterworks OKRs goals thing. Will look at Mukunda ones which looks nicely formatted.

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Pairing sessions.
  • Worst thing
    • RIP John Prine

What's on your workboard[edit]


Dan[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


James[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • I made a magic tea bot for discord. It tells you which tea to drink :D
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Mukunda[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Phabricator real-time updates nearly fixed after ~6 months. 🎉 <3
  • Worst thing
    • Real time updates still not quite fixed? (T238593)

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Played bar trivia over twitch last night
  • Worst thing
    • Feeling that everything in on pause :(

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Frontend web performance training
  • Worst thing
    • Easter without wider family

What's on your workboard[edit]

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