Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-07-03

Engineering Community Team meeting, 3 July, 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
  • 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: -- AFT deploy, hiring are top priorities. Will reviews half-dozen new applications for QA Engineer

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, yearly assessment Claudia: Dev community metrics

  • Testing infrastructure/automation (incl Labs)

-- Conversation is ongoing, but policy (per Rob) of "if it has a deployment scheduled, get it on beta labs" is in place and everyone is aware of it.

Feature testing effortsEdit

-- Article Feedback deploy today to ramp up to 1% of enwiki -- AFT considered stable, contract with OmniTI is ended -- E2 project ramping up now

Community testing planningEdit

-- Nothing solid right now, but discussed an Extensions bug triage project with Weekend Testers, they're interested -- review Openhatch test event

OpenHatch postmortem with Asheesh - when? Chris McMahon will schedule it.

Extensions testing w/WT

Parveen? none

20% time wranglingEdit


1.20 deploymentEdit

-- is becoming routine

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

Training documentationEdit

somewhat updated more in early July

Monthly reportEdit

Get your statuses in by Thursday!

Communications supportEdit

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

Engineering activity documentationEdit


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.


Guillaume: presentation prep, currently consolidating content around before using it to build the presentation Sumana: need to prep presentation, need to write to Wikimania participants to suggest wikitech-ambassadors meetup

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

Sumana working on Wikimania hackathon prep, need to do SF & Berlin followup,

Conferences in generalEdit

Sumana to write blog post about OSB

SMWCon - Chris to consider

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


Tomorrow is US holiday