Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2016-11-15

Topics from the pastEdit

  • Reminder about upcoming deployment interruptions
    • Nov 21-25: No train (also no deploys that Wed-Fri)
    • Dec 19-30: No deploys
    • Jan 9: No train (dev summit/all-hands)
  • Note new staff guidelines for behavior at events and on projects (office wiki)

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

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.)

  • None

Discovery NewsEdit

Quick Quarterly Goals/KPI Update (if needed)Edit

(Status below last updated 2016-11-15. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.)

FY 2016-17 Q2 Key ResultsEdit

  • Search
  • Interactive: Maps/Graphs/...
    • Increase maps and graphs usage on Wikipedia
      • Updating commons template increased usage a lot (overall requests up by 10x)
      • Researching low uptake on ruwiki (fewer articles than hoped)
    • Enable shareable Geoshapes and Tabular data storage on Commons
      • Now enabled on beta labs (commons and other wikis)
      • Hope to deploy widely next week
      • Some progress on geojson; need to add support for maps and graphs


  • Nov 16: Research Showcase (Wednesday)
  • Nov 17: Monthly metrics (Thursday)
  • Nov 24-25 Holiday (Thanksgiving)
  • Dec 7: Next Showcase (“CREDIT”)
    • Signup:
  • Dec 26-30: Holiday
  • Jan 5: Next All-Discovery retro
  • Jan 9-11: Dev Summit (SF)
  • Jan 12-13: All-hands (SF)
    • Some of us not going to the Dev Summit will be coming in a day early
    • Discovery dinner? :) +1+1 +1000