Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-09-27

Topics from the pastEdit

  • Ops offsite Sept 26-30
    • So no deploys (except emergencies)
    • Guillaume limited availability
  • RelEng offsite Oct 17-21
    • So no train deploys that week
    • Kevin will be mostly unavailable

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • TPG shadow, tentatively Oct 24-Nov 4
    • Natalia joined TPG as an agile specialist. To become familiar with what we do, she'll spend a couple weeks shadowing each other TPGer.
    • We're not exactly sure what shadowing will mean, but generally observing meetings
  • OIT will be somewhat less available this Friday (Sept 30)
  • Reminder: When you’re out, please create a “busy” event on your calendar AND rsvp “no” to all your meetings. Thanks!!!

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.)

  • 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 2016-09-21. 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)
      • Won’t happen this quarter; should be early Oct.
  • Interactive: Maps/Graphs/...
    • Offer community a way to migrate away from GeoHack
      • Yellow status. Unlikely to be in the condition we had hoped.
  • Portal
    • Graduate translations for sister wiki project descriptive text into production
      • Won’t happen this quarter due to “no deploys”; should be early Oct.


  • Monthly metrics this Thursday Sept 29
    • Kevin prefers to watch the recording later at 1.5x or 2x speed
  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): Scheduled October 5
    • Signup:
  • Next All-Discovery retro October 10