Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-10-04

Topics from the pastEdit

  • TPG shadow (Natalia), tentatively Oct 24-Nov 4
  • Reminder: When you’re out, please create a “busy” event on your calendar AND rsvp “no” to all your meetings. Thanks!!!
  • RelEng offsite Oct 17-21
    • So no train deploys that week
    • Kevin will be mostly unavailable

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Engineering Manager position has been filled
  • Discovery quarterly review presentation is 10/17.
    • If you (as a Discovery member) want to attend, email Katie
    • Dan will put together the materials; will reach out to ask for help as needed
  • Update on product management
    • Deb is taking on some product management responsibilities for the interactive team
    • Deb will be reducing her involvement with search over the next couple weeks
    • Dan transitioning back to search product owner in October
  • Reminder: October 10 (this coming Monday) is a holiday
    • Should we cancel meetings that day, or reschedule?
      • Cancel search standup
      • Yuri will decide about interactive powwow
  • Any interest in doing one or more Team Health Checks?
  • Gentle reminder to submit your proposals for Wikimedia Developer Summit. The deadline is 31 Oct for topic proposals.
  • Knowledge Engine Retro - Oct 6
  • Spark Project sharing deadline is Nov 1.
  • Yuri: We should think about foundation-wide improvements to services deployments. Possible Dev Summit topic.

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


  • Next Showcase (“CREDIT”): Scheduled October 5
    • Signup:
  • Next All-Discovery retro October 13
  • Monthly metrics Thursday October 27