Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-08-28

ECT 2012-08-28 Attending: RobLa, 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
  • Tech ambassadors
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Wikimania
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania, future)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
  • Dev community metrics
  • HR feedback

Who's doing what (this week)Edit

Chris: beta labs, New Pages Feed/Curation, hiring, vacation Guillaume: tech ambassadors, communications support, monthly report Sumana: 20% time wrangling, yearly review of Guillaume, Grace Hopper prep, Bangalore prep, volunteer encouragement, GSoC wrapup

Feature testing effortsEdit

NPF/Curation is top priority right now AFTv5 still being tweaked

Beta labsEdit

Antoine is on it

Community testing planningEdit

async testing for NPF to be announced, no event planned Chris will announce it before he goes on vacation

20% time wranglingEdit

Sumana on this but prepping for discussion at allstaff

1.20 deploymentEdit

remains routine (this is slightly scary, it's TOO quiet) Chris wants to work on this as a medium priority - what coverage do we have with unit tests? and what steps can we take to make deployments more risky

Git and Gerrit migrationEdit

nothing important for us right now

Training documentationEdit

Chris on docs review team for NPF

Monthly reportEdit

QA is done, review at will Get your statuses in regularly!

Communications supportEdit

Guillaume catching up

Tech ambassadorsEdit

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Tech/Ambassadors almost ready for publication. Need to amend the "Priority activities" section (notably, based on RobLa's input) and finish catching up on related e-mail & mailing list threads before sending out announcements to avoid making any comms faux-pas. Target date: tomorrow

Engineering activity documentationEdit

Activity pages and status pages are being updated as the August report is being put together. New hub for i18n team: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Internationalization_and_Localization_engineering Please add a status update for your activities for the August report: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_engineering_report/2012/August#Platform_Engineering

Recruiting/hiringEdit

Excellent candidate in place for QA Engineer New excellent candidate for Mobile QA Excellent candidate for Outreach Note about Bug Wrangler

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

Bangalore planning - November

Conferences in generalEdit

Grace Hopper - need to plan

Gerrit project owner groupsEdit

Sumana managing

Recruitment/encouragementEdit

Sumana reaching out

GSoCEdit

Sumana needs to write a wrapup post -- maybe next week

Dev community metricsEdit

(Claudia missing)

HR Feedback?Edit

MiscEdit

Sumana: in SF next week Guillaume: Possible vacation after the all staff Chris: vacation Aug 31-Sep 7