Wikimedia Discovery/Meetings/Checkin/2017-02-14

Topics from the pastEdit

Announcements, Information, QuestionsEdit

  • Do people want to discuss Wes leaving?
    • If you have ideas for improving department structure, either pass them along to your manager (or Katie/Erika/Dan), or ask Katie ASAP to get invited to one of the upcoming "conversations"
    • It's likely we'll take advantage of this opportunity to make some tweaks; it is unlikely (but not impossible) that we will make radical changes
    • Any proposed changes will be shown to staff for review before they are decided; even after deciding, implementation could take months
  • FYI: Collab Jam next week
    • Engineers: Get feedback to Erika by this Thursday
    • Dan will schedule a meeting Friday w/Katie et al
  • FYI: CSV open data conference, Portland OR, May 2-3
  • From RelEng: “Expect to hear some noise about production log errors. We're going to start getting...strict...on this”
  • Firefox might lose support for hangouts at the end of this month

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 2016-12-15. 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
    • Signup:
  • Mar 13: Next All-Discovery retro
  • May 14-18: Discovery offsite in Vienna (right before the hackathon)