Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-08-23

Topics from the pastEdit

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Labor Day holiday Sept 5
    • If you are NOT taking it off, check with your mgr and notify ADP or equivalent
    • Reschedule any meetings
    • Consider creating an all-day/busy event
  • [Wikitech-l] Have you fixed all (some even possibly broken) links to in your code yet?
    • T139089
  • Quick note on Eng Mgr candidates (they will be moving through the pipeline)
  • Email thread: Change search planning meeting to include more people and be longer?
    • Please reply to that thread if you have thoughts. Thanks to those who have already done so.
  • Chris drafted a section on our roles page for CL:
    • Take a look, and add or update your role as needed
  • Google hangouts on air is being discontinued (Sept 12?)
    • just fyi and might need to check meeting invites, saved videos, etc
    • Switching to youtube
    • Does not affect basic hangouts as we use for normal meetings
  • Interactive team is working on enabling <maplink> on all Wikipedias

Scrum of ScrumsEdit

Are we blocked?

  • None

Are we blocking? (

  • None

Other dependencies (in either direction) which don’t need to be called out as “blocked” (e.g. are progressing smoothly, have no urgency, etc.)

  • T139378 - implement nearby keyword search - working on this for the Reading Department
    • First iteration done and deployed (in our ‘done’ column)
    • Will wait for feedback and see if any more changes are required

Discovery NewsEdit

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

(Status below last updated 2016-08-09. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.)

FY 2016-17 Q1 Key ResultsEdit

  • Search
    • Make BM25 algorithm the default
      • (No increase in zero results rate or decrease in search user engagement rate)
    • Evaluate and devise plan for using cross-project indices, which would allow users to search across all projects in any given language.
  • Interactive: Maps/Graphs/...
    • Make <maplink> tag available for all wiki projects, and <mapframe> available everywhere except Wikipedia.
    • Offer community a way to migrate away from GeoHack
  • Portal
    • Graduate latest successful test to production - lang by article count dropdown for the new page layout   Done
    • Graduate translations for sister wiki project descriptive text into production
    • Continue to update article stats on a regular basis (last updated: Aug 4)


  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): Scheduled September 7
    • Signup:
  • Next All-Discovery retro TBD (mid-October)
  • Reminder: Draft goals for Q2 due on August 26 (which is Friday)