Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-06-19

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: significant AFT deployment today. Try to book some of Fabrices time to talk about testing EE and whether to do that in Labs, since other avenues haven't been fruitful. Got the QA Engineer interview process unstuck, monitoring that. One phone interview yesterday and one more later this week.

Guillaume: communications support, Wikimania prep 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)

Note: bug triage on issues reported from Openhatch event this afternoon. Will be in #wikimedia-dev right after the AFT deployment 1pm Pacific, 30 min?

  • TODO: Chris to email OpenHatch lists

Parveen working on training

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

somewhat updated more in early July

Monthly reportEdit

the May report was eventually published last week Next week the fun resumes for the June report...

Communications supportEdit

Guillaume continues to follow up on requests, blog post reviews, etc.

Engineering activity documentationEdit

Guillaume followed up with Rob Moen's (and wikitech-l) about his assessment JS tool for wikitech.wm.o


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. Tech and panel interviews in progress for four candidates.


  • deprioritized last week
  • Guillaume: presentation prep on hold for the last 2 weeks, resumed this week

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

Sumana working on Wikimania hackathon prep

Conferences in generalEdit

Sumana to continue writing OSBridge keynote

Chris considering CFP for Rocky Mountain Ruby re: starting a browser automation project for WMF. will talk to Rob about it tomorrow.


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