Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2020610

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2020-06-10[edit]

Thcipriani: I'm attending a budget meeting today because I find budgets fascinating -- Lars will run the meeting today! EngProd Management+CTO once-every-so-often meeting. Brennen will run the meeting today!

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 19 June (Juneteenth): US staff with reqs
  • 3 July (4 July obs.): US staff with reqs
  • 14 August (fill-in): 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


  • 8 Jun - wmf.36 - Jeena + Lars
  • 15 Jun - wmf.37 - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.38 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.39 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 6 Jul - wmf.40 - Mukunda + James
  • 13 Jul - wmf.41 - James + Jeena [Note: Also REL1_35 branch.]
  • 20 Jul - wmf.1 - Jeena + Lars

= 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]

  • ANNOUNCE: We have a new person starting June 29th!
  • REMINDER: fill out the "silent Friday" survey by June 15th

Book club[edit]

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

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Scap plugins will move from mediawiki-config to scap git repository with the next release.
  • Deployment script added to deployment-charts for deploying to k8s
  • MediaWiki branch cuts are going to be fully automated, at last!!!!
  • TMH job runner works in MediaWiki-Docker
  • Interactive logspam-watch

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Resuming on review work and grooming task backlogs!
  • Worst thing
    • Nothing achieved on Monday, it was kids day

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Finally sorted out all the miscellany with TimedMediaHandler
  • Worst thing
    • Living in a failing state.
    • Pollen.

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: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Am in London.
  • Worst thing
    • Am in lockdown anyway.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: ~25 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Our baby pony, "Neptune"
      • Pony pictures?
  • Worst thing
    • Having to haul to the vet 2 hours away on Sunday night

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: XX hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Made some progress on running puppet in the train-dev vm
  • Worst thing
    • Our production Puppet is insane

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • Missing the team meeting again :(

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: XX hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

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