Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-06-21

Topics from the pastEdit

  • (none)

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Erik will remain the tech lead for Q1
  • Discovery will present at July metrics meeting (rather than June)

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
    • Kevin will set up a meeting to try to unblock this and find an owner
  • “Should HTML formatting/DOM manip (presentation, responsiveness) be done in JS (frontend) or in PHP (backend)”

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. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.)

Q4 Key ResultsEdit

  • Search
    • Run TextCat A/B test
      • English test is running now; had to be restarted; will be turned off Thursday
    • (Maybe push TextCat to production)
  • Maps/Interactive
    • Wikivoyage sites switch to Kartographer
      • Switching templates in progress, done on enwv for most functionality; cleaning up; ru migrated; may reach out to other communities


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