Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/2020701

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2020-07-01[edit]

Vacations/Important dates[edit]

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 3 July (4 July obs.): US staff with reqs
  • 6-10 July: Brennen in Nebraska, working half time
  • 6-8 July: Ahmon out
  • 13ish or 20th ish thcipriani out for a bit
  • July 11th - 26th: Antoine out
  • 14 August (fill-in Tyler's birthday :)): US staff with reqs
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): 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
    • Group2 on Wednesday US
  • 6 Jul - wmf.40 - Mukunda + James
  • 13 Jul - wmf.41 - James + Jeena [Note: Also REL1_35 branch.]
  • 20 Jul - wmf.1 - Jeena + Lars
  • 27 Jul - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen
  • 3 Aug - wmf.3 - Brennen + Antoine + Ahmon?

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! Welcome Ahmon Dancy!
    • I asked Ahmon to prepare a "user manual" by way of introduction focused around answering these questions:
      • Times/hours I like to work
        • 1400-2300UTC
      • Conditions I like to work in (quiet, collaborative, outside, etc)
      • Best ways to communicate with me (IRC, video call, asynchronous)
        • IRC/Slack and email
      • How I like to receive feedback (written, face-to-face, quarterly, I don’t, whatever)
      • What I’m looking forward to working here

Individual Tuning Sessions[edit]

Get started writing:https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Individual_Tuning_Conversations#The_questions

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
  • Gerrit 3.2.2

(July, don't copy-paste to June)[edit]

  • CI now supports REL1_35 branches (and ignores REL1_33).

Q1 Planning[edit]

Standup![edit]

Our Workboards[edit]

TODO Triage![edit]

Ahmon[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Antoine[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40+ hours/week

Last week[edit]

What's on your workboard[edit]

Brennen[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 16 hours/week
    • (not COVID per se, but I'm taking some PTO Mon 6th - Fri 10th)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • Hey we have a GitLab decision...
  • Worst thing
    • ...hey we have a GitLab decision, yelling commences.
    • Uncomfortably proximate electrostatic discharge

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 (but…)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • New team. New, fun challenges. Just ran `git init`!
  • Worst thing
    • Leaving RelEng. Old, fun challenges are still there.

What's on your workboard[edit]


Jeena[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 30 hours/week
    • (Sick Fri)

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]

Lars[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: XX hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboard[edit]


Mukunda[edit]

  • Current COVID19 status: 40+ hours/week

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing
    • Wasted a lot of time debugging cloud-init without making much progress because I had the config in the wrong file.

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: 39,999999999 hours/week
    • Antoine nitpick: strictly that or are you intending to represent an infinite serie of 9. In this case a shorthand is 40

Last week[edit]

  • Best thing
    • the first month of gsoc intership has ended, two more months 👩‍💻👨‍💻
  • Worst thing
    • I should have been on vacation this week, thanks covid 😷

What's on your workboard[edit]

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