Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2017-02-07

Topics from the pastEdit

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • I canceled 2 meetings on Feb 20, since it is a holiday (Search standup and Interactive standup/planning)
  • Reminder to contribute to (or start) a discussion at:
    • Kevin will research why he put this back on the agenda
  • Apologies for the false-start in scheduling the next all-Discovery retrospective
  • Registering for Hackathon is open
    • Assume Thursday "arrival" at the hackathon
    • Dan will figure out how to arrange for visas
    • Everyone in Discovery is approved to go, so please register
  • Developer Wishlist voting now open
  • Wikicite (currently scheduled directly after Hackathon)
    • Should anyone from Discovery go?
      • If you want to go, or think someone should go, talk to your manager
  • Update about Collab Jam (Feb 22-24)
    • For annual planning, WMF deptartments will gather to share/discuss/plan cross-department dependencies
    • Focus is product managers/budget owners

Dan will be on vacation:

  • Wed 22nd - Thu 23rd Feb
  • Mon 27th Feb - Thu 2nd Mar
  • Mon 6th Mar - Fri 10th Mar

Scrum of ScrumsEdit

Are we blocked?

  • None

Are we blocking? (

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

Discovery Roadmap FY2016/17:

This status was last updated 2017-01-31. Completed/dropped goals are not shown.

FY 2016-17 Q3 (Jan-Mar) Key ResultsEdit

  • upgrading to Elasticsearch 5
    • Upgrade search cluster to Elasticsearch 5
    • Add real-time index updates to completion suggester
  • deploying new language analysers
    • Perform research spikes to find new analysers for different languages
    • Test new analysers to see if they are improvements
    • Deploy new analysers that are found to be an improvement
  • cross-wiki searching
    • Have a working prototype in Labs
    • Run at least 2 A/B tests on Persian, Italian, Catalan and Polish Wikipedias


  • Feb 20: Holiday
  • Mar 1: CREDIT showcase
  • Mar 13: Next All-Discovery retro
  • May 14-18: Discovery offsite in Vienna (right before the hackathon)
  • May 19-21: Hackathon in Vienna