Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-04-12

Topics from the pastEdit

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Hiring: Moving forward with analyst backfill hire (it is posted). We also plan to hire an engineering manager (Tomasz will work on JD).
  • Condolences to our WMF coworker who had a recent loss.
  • Quarterly review happened; went well
  • Ongoing reminder: Submit items to the Weekly Status Updates!

Scrum of ScrumsEdit


  • Nothing

Dependences which don’t need to be called out as “blocked”

  • Quick Surveys:
    • Working with Reading to get the code in place; legal will review final text before it goes live
  • SVG sanitizer security review (graphs)
  • Hardware:
    • Maps Backend hardware: We have quotes
    • Maps varnish: We expect to reuse existing hardware
    • Elastic hardware: ordered and on the way
    • Relevance forge? in progress, Guillaume need to ping Rob -> quote sent


Discovery News

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

Q4 Key ResultsEdit

  • Search
    • Run TextCat A/B test
    • (Maybe push TextCat to production)
    • Update Elastic Search
    • Add real-time index updates to completion suggester
  • WDQS
    • Add geocoordinate functionality
  • Maps/Interactive
    • Wikivoyage sites switch to Kartographer
    • Create use case page for maps
  • Portal
    • Run at least 3 A/B tests
    • Graduate at least 1 successful A/B test