Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-06-14

Topics from the pastEdit

  • Submit any outstanding expense reports ASAP! (Fiscal year is ending)
    • For search offsite, send to Katie and Dan
    • Might already be too late

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Kartographer (maps) got deployed to english wikivoyage
  • This afternoon, Mikhail is giving a talk about graphs and data (which will be recorded)

Scrum of ScrumsEdit


  • Portal update script blocked on ops
    • Guillaume will check to see if we can help move it along
    • Stas will work with Max to make sure the task contains enough information for anyone to understand it

Dependencies which don’t need to be called out as “blocked” (e.g. are not longer a blocker)

  • (none)

Are we blocking?


Discovery News

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

(Status below last updated 2016-06-14)

Q4 Key ResultsEdit

  • Search
    • Run TextCat A/B test
      • English test is running now; needs to be restarted; others to follow
    • (Maybe push TextCat to production)
    • Update Elasticsearch
      • DONE!
    • Add real-time index updates to completion suggester
      • Won’t happen--elasticsearch removed that feature
  • WDQS
    • Add geocoordinate functionality
      • This is done
  • Maps/Interactive
  • Portal
    • Run at least 3 A/B tests
      • Three have been run - yay!
      • Qualtrics survey has been restarted to get more respondents (how did visitor get to portal)
    • Graduated 2 successful A/B tests
      • Pushed descriptive text for sister projects
      • Pushed language detection and re-sorting primary links


  • Wikimania June 21-28
  • Next Discovery team retrospectives: Scheduled June 30-July 7
  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): Scheduled July 7
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  • Next All-Discovery retro July 11