Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-08-30

Topics from the pastEdit

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Brand workshop on Tuesday--should everyone attend?
    • Use discretion; talk to your manager if unsure
  • Chris out next week (and the following Monday)
    • Benoit is watching discussions in my absence

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
  • Reading web is “Improving search exp in mobile web”
  • Reading web is “Shipping wikidata descriptions in mobile web to some wikis”

Discovery NewsEdit

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

(Status below last updated 2016-08-23. 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 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)