Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-03-22

Topics from the pastEdit

  • Reminder: Submit items for the Status Discovery updates
  • Portal dashboard has not yet shown increase in searching which we were expecting; too early to tell
    • Still haven’t seen a big change: Mikhail is working on a phab task for it

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Update/reminder about new backlog boards in phab
    • Expect workboard changes "soonish"
  • Reminder: Update calendars to reflect any time off/unavailability
  • Analysis and maps teams have had retros; 25 minutes is short, but otherwise good

Scrum of ScrumsEdit


  • SPARQL query caching still an issue but not a blocker; really just an ops issue
  • New WDQS problem appears to be related to varnish; Stas will follow up
  • SVG sanitizer security review (graphs)
  • Maps hardware
    • Stalled waiting on finance
  • Elastic hardware
    • Might be moving?


  • Are we blocking?

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

Q3 goals (excluding those that are done):Edit

  • Quick survey for search results: Unlikely to be completed
  • Portal: Run 3 A/B tests: At risk (we ran an a/b/c test and plan to run one more starting today)
  • Portal: Question about whether the lack of impact of the work that was pushed to production should count as a success
  • Maps: Wikivoyage in all languages: Deployed but adoption of German and Dutch is blocked on community ???

Q4 goalsEdit

  • draft is up:
    • Dan needs to cut them down; will schedule office hours
    • WDQS and maps still don’t have goals, so those teams should add candidates
    • Proposal to cut analysis goal, reflecting the new team size


  • Next Discovery retrospective: team retrospectives are in progress
  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): April 6
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