Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2012-09-25

ECT 2012-09-25 Attending: Sumana, Guillaume, Chris

List of projectsEdit

  • Testing infrastructure/automation (incl Labs)
  • Feature testing efforts
  • Community testing planning
  • 20% time wrangling
  • 1.20 deployment
  • Monthly report
  • Communications support
  • Tech ambassadors
  • Engineering activity documentation
  • Recruiting/hiring
  • Hackathons/events (January SF, Pune, Berlin, Wikimania, future)
    • Conferences in general
  • Gerrit project owner groups
  • Recruitment/encouragement
    • GSOC
  • Dev community metrics

Who's doing what (this week)Edit

Chris: beta labs (getting AFTv5/NPF/Curation config correct), testing New Pages Feed/Curation, prepping for QA Engineer hire first day likely Oct 1 Guillaume: tech ambassadors, communications support, monthly report Sumana: 20% time replacement proposal, Grace Hopper prep, Bangalore prep, volunteer encouragement, rampup for incoming ECT people

Feature testing effortsEdit

NPF/Curation is top priority right now AFTv5 back end still being tweaked Chris on docs review team for NPF NPF/Curation just went live on prod this week (blog post coming today) Chris wants more people to use Labs, because we're at the point where the more people use it, the better it'll be Real use would make it fit

  • Chris to configure (on beta labs) AFTv5 to display on 100% of articles, then to email wikitech-l a quick note suggesting they use Labs more for dev testing

Beta labsEdit

Getting AFT/NPF/UW testable on beta labs is important both for community and for QA Engineer Note: while not in Jenkins (yet), AFTv5 and NPF/Curation are being automatically and correctly deployed to beta labs nightly.

Community testing planningEdit

(none right now)

20% time wranglingEdit

Sumana needs to write proposal - this week

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 less risky Bug Wrangler to start Monday, help us be aware of deployment issues

Monthly reportEdit

nothing special to report. Monthly report week will be next week (updated Guillaume re the high-priority activities that must be in report)

Communications supportEdit

Guillaume providing ongoing support for tech blog posts Guillaume reminded Sam re HTML5 post, no response

Tech ambassadorsEdit

Guillaume continues to collect & organize ideas

Engineering activity documentationEdit

Updated as the monthly report is being assembled


New Bug Wrangler starting next week new VEC start delayed till November :(

Hackathons/events (Bangalore & the future)Edit

Bangalore planning - November Sumana - needs to work on sending Quim

Conferences in generalEdit

Sumana: Grace Hopper - need to plan

Gerrit project owner groupsEdit

Sumana managing


Sumana reaching out Sumana working on maintainership document, CoC?


Post written, will go up this week (planned for Thursday)

Dev community metricsEdit

(Claudia missing) (Peter Bena may work on this)


Sumana: Grace Hopper October 3-6, and SF in late October Guillaume: Possible vacation in October or November Chris: possible vacation Nov 8/9, not sure yet.... Fundraiser may start early Nov