Wikimedia Apps/Team/Retrospectives/2016-07-01

July 01, 2016


Previous Retrospective ActionsEdit

  • [DMITRY] Populate (roughly) sprint 86 DONE
  • [MICHAEL] Ask James F about misbehaving templates PUNT

Significant EventsEdit

  • Wikimania


  • We came really close to finishing the feeds by the end of the quarter.
  • Sprint was well-scoped. Thoughts?
  • Wikimania
  • Ton of work done on Feed this sprint
  • Blasted the hell out of the feed.+


  • Consistency with sprint planning
  • Consistency with using #Unplanned-Sprint-Work
  • Do we need a more formalized SLA of sorts for the content service endpoints? (Answer might be no.)
  • Automated testing. CI is fully busted now.
  • User research.


  • We're sharing production machines with memory intensive services, like ORES.+lol +

Longed forEdit

  • Knowing what caused us to miss the feeds MVP by the end of the quarter. Estimation? Scope change? Bumps?
  • Pointing tasks as a team before committing to work on them/pulling them into the sprint.

Action ItemsEdit

  • [MICHAEL] Ask James F about misbehaving templates
  • [BERND] Measure requests to service endpoints. Are any endpoints getting significant use by non-Android app (or content service (testing)) User-Agents, so that we don't turn off services in use? Check with Services/Analytics teams?


July 01, 2016

Previous Retrospective ActionsEdit

  • [ADAM] Look into making Corey and Monte automatic viewers for anything related to MobileFrontend BEING DEALT WITH
  • [JOSH] Get Joe on ticket to get Rita access to Piwik and followup with Ops FOLLOWING UP
  • [RITA] Add to planning meeting agenda: Zeplin, intro to iOS process ( DONE
  • [JOSH] Find and give documentation to Joe regarding access to stat servers (stat1002 and stat1003) and/or event logging DONE

Significant EventsEdit

  • Katherine is the new ED+100
  • Wikimania +1
  • Portal badge discussion
  • Notifications work by Nirzar and Corey for iOS10

Worked WellEdit

  • Joe! +1
  • Under the hood getting the same love the looks got this winter
  • WWDC
  • learning about UI testing things we can automate --- ooh fancy
  • random and most read proof of concepts were made into real content endpoints!
  • Austin!

Worked PoorlyEdit


Action ItemsEdit