Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-06-12

Engineering Community Team meeting, 12 June, 2012

Attending: Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

List of projectsEdit

  • Testing infrastructure/automation (incl Labs)
  • Feature testing efforts
  • Community testing planning
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Git and Gerrit migration
  • Wikimedia blog maintenance
  • Training documentation
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Wikimania
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
    • UCOSP
  • Dev community metrics
  • HR feedback

Who's doing what (this week)Edit

Chris: today: email to Antoine about beta labs status, review Dave's and Trish's tech evals, 2 phone interviews, AFT deployment, talk about Tauhida later this week: German wikidata about refactoring Selenium tests, more hiring, more labs, HR feedback Guillaume: communications support, engineering project documentation, monthly report, HR feedback RobLa: Recruiting/hiring, 1.20 deployment Sumana: Volunteer recruiting and encouragement (including GSoC), hackathons and events/conferences in general, Gerrit project ownership, Developer access, 20% time wrangling, HR feedback Claudia: Dev community metrics

Feature testing effortsEdit

TimedMediaHandler, Editor Engagement (AFTv5)

(AFT and hopefully EE also - PageTriage)

Community testing planningEdit

OpenHatch postmortem with Asheesh - when? (Sometime this week would be good)

20% time wranglingEdit

Sumana - concentrating on backlogged extensions + code review (including patches)

1.20 deploymentEdit

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

Wikimedia blog maintenanceEdit

still on hold :(

Training documentationEdit

Contractor working on ResourceLoader/Gadgets 2.0 docs, Git docs, security training docs, Lua stuff

Monthly reportEdit

RobLa's improvements to the gadget were very helpful Guillaume still nagging people, and reviewing report now almost complete; publication hopefully today if the missing pieces are provided

Communications supportEdit

Guillaume following up on requests, blog post reviews, etc.

nothing new to report

Engineering activity documentationEdit

RobMoen started an assessment tool, Guillaume still needs to take a look


Sumana continuing to work on bug wrangler hiring, QA volunteer coordinator, and tech events coordinator

got contract help for Wikimania hackathon!

Chris working on QA engineer hiring. (QA reviews and interview.) Ongoing candidate review


  • deprioritized last week
  • Guillaume: on hold last week, hopefully resumed this week
  • Sumana & Rob & Guillaume discussed a little in Berlin

Hackathons/events (January SF, Berlin, Wikimania)Edit

Sumana working on Wikimania hackathon prep

Conferences in generalEdit

Sumana to continue writing OSBridge keynote

Gerrit project owner groupsEdit

Sumana doing regularly


Sumana running developer access queue Sumana continuing to do this.


Sumana need to continue


Sumana starting quick postmortem

  • TODO: talk with Yuvi & Amgine via email

Dev community metricsEdit

- Mark & Chris successfully talked to Claudia :) - setting up R<>BugzillaAPI connection - collecting information to Bugzilla Management (setting up the "wall") - analyzing the development of patch submissions over the last years


  • Sumana in SF June 20-24, then Portland last week of June