Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-07-17

Engineering Community Team meeting, 17 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, future)
    • 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 productization, deployment, QA Eng hiring, beta labs improvements, automation Guillaume: communications support, Wikimania follow-up 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

Feature testing effortsEdit

-- Article Feedback deploy today to ramp up to 10% of enwiki + IE7 support -- AFT considered stable, contract with OmniTI is ended -- E2 project ramping up now -- AFTv5 live on labs beta, need to make it usable now, have a use case in hand

Community testing planningEdit

no plan currently Visual Editor? Talk to James Forrester

20% time wranglingEdit


1.20 deploymentEdit

-- is becoming routine

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

Training documentationEdit

New stuff from OpenHatch

  • Sumana: need to write checklists for Rob to follow

Monthly reportEdit

Get your statuses in regularly!

Communications supportEdit

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

Engineering activity documentationEdit

Nothing to report


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 finished for four candidates.




  • clearing e-mail/watchlist backlog
  • follow up on contacts

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

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

Conferences in generalEdit

Sumana to write blog post about OSB

Gerrit project owner groupsEdit

Sumana doing regularly


Sumana running developer access queue Sumana continuing to do this.


Sumana need to continue


Did postmortem

  • Sumana: to email wikitech-l and other groups about future projects

Dev community metricsEdit


Sumana's upcoming vacation Guillaume - starting in 2-3 days, more asynchronous than usual till 6 Aug