Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2020617

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2020-06-17[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 19 June (Juneteenth): US staff with reqs
  • 22 June to 3 July: Lars is away (moving house; Telegram reaches, in emergencies)
  • 3 July (4 July obs.): US staff with reqs
  • Early July: Brennen likely traveling home for a bit
  • 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


  • 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
  • Train has reached its terminus. The next train will start on Tuesday from the same platform.

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]

  • Future of James.
    • Don't leave us James.

James we need your wit and expertise May James have a long future!

Book club/Lunch and Learn[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 fully automated, at last!!!!
  • TMH job runner works in MediaWiki-Docker
  • Interactive logspam-watch

Q1 Planning[edit]

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Reviews, reviews, reviews
  • Worst thing
    • James moving!

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Responses to Tyler's mail reaching out to other orgs re: GitLab CE
  • Worst thing
    • James. Well, not James specifically. Future absence of James.

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
    • Lockdown in London is lockdown in *London*.
  • Worst thing
    • Lockdown in London is *lockdown* in London.
    • New gerrit shows a calendar icon rather than the status, so no emoji fun. :-(

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 30 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Our baby pony Neptune is so cute and fun to watch running around
  • Worst thing
    • Bye James

What's on your workboard[edit]


Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Good progress on moving house
  • Worst thing
    • I'm moving house

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • Running operations/puppet outside of production is fraught

What's on your workboard[edit]


Tyler[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]


Zeljko[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: lizard hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • not running for two weeks
  • Worst thing
    • not running for two weeks
    • James 👋😢

What's on your workboard[edit]

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