Engineering Community Team/Meetings/2013-05-14

14 May 2013Edit


  • TODO - Once the board approves the budget, let's talk about how to plan to use the VDC budget & the dev tools contractor budget
  • TODO - Quim, Rob & Sumana to discuss metrics contract

ambassadors / noticeboard notificationsEdit


  • Does that make sense?
  • or meta around Tech (Guillaume currently thinking meta, but there are arguments for both)
  • any questions / comments / advice?

"Less is more" discussionEdit

Proposal by Quim: Quim: let's try to think about activities when posting a tech blog post, and vice versa, just to check if closer collaboration is relevant

wikimedia-l thread/rules for volunteers' participationEdit

Andre figuring out policy re adminship in BZ, groups - aim for early June for having a policy stated

Quick update by Andre about his outreach to dev teams for regular triage meetings (if time left)Edit Some teams Andre meets with regularly. Some teams take care of triage on their own. And then on TODO: Echo in E2, QA component.

  • AFT is better now - fewer unprioritized & Highest
  • WM Labs - Andre can change priorities; the Labs team doesn't really use it.

Situation is a lot better than it was 6 months ago!

Vacations, conferencesEdit

  • Guillaume possibly a couple days off in June or July; will provide tentative dates as soon as they're known
  • Andre:
    • Holidays (BE/NL) May Mon20-Thu23 -- any replacement available? Quim maybe? I'll be here--Quim
    • likely in SF from Jun Tue11-Mon17
    • OpenSourceBridge (Portland/Oregon) Jun Tue18-Fri21
  • Sumana
    • Wed & Fri May 15 & 17 off
    • a little vacation before & after Amsterdam
    • Some time traveling or training in June, + OSBridge
  • Quim vaguely thinking on some holidays in July. Specific dates coming soon.
  • Željko:
    • May 15-17, DORS/CLUC 2013, Zagreb, Croatia
    • May 18-23, vacation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • May 24-26, Wikimedia Hackathon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • June 10-12, Selenium Conference, Boston, MA, USA
    • August 16-18, eurucamp, Berlin, Germany (maybe, waiting for reply if my talk is accepted)
    • September 6-7, BalCCon, Novi Sad, Serbia (maybe, waiting for reply if my talk is accepted)
  • Chris:
    • May 13-17 relocating, details TBD
    • May 24-26, Wikimedia Hackathon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Aug 4-10 Agile2013 - "radically open software testing"