Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200212


2020-02-12Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • [some dates TBC]: Antoine not available
  • 17 February (Presidents' Day): Staff with reqs
    • these seem to always only be US staff
      • correct, non-US (SafeGuard) staff have their own local holidays, please add those to this list! :)
      • It depends on your country; some staff have all US plus all local.
  • 9 March (US DST switchover + 1 day): Staff with reqs
  • 30 March-3 April: Greg (Spring Break)
  • 5-10 April: Tech Mgt F2F in Berlin (Greg, Tyler, Gilles, Jean-Rene)
  • 10-13 April (Easter): Lars
  • 24 April (Not-Easter): Staff with reqs
  • 1 May (May Day): Lars
  • 9–11 May: Wikimedia Hackathon 2020 (Tirana, Albania) - TBD
  • 15 May: Jeena
  • 17-22 May: EngProd offsite (Lisbon, Portugal) - Everyone
  • 21 May (Ascencion Day): Lars
  • 25 May (Memorial Day): Staff with reqs

Rotating positionsEdit

TrainEdit

Maniphest query for deployment blocker tasks: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/maniphest/query/s3KW8bpsXhYF/#R
https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Important_dates


  • 20 Jan - wmf.16 - Brennen + Mukunda
  • 27 Jan - wmf.17 - No Train or any other deploys (Wikimedia Foundation all-staff)
  • 3 Feb - wmf.18 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 10 Feb - wmf.19 - Dan + James
  • 17 Feb - wmf.20 - James + Jeena
  • 24 Feb - wmf.21 - Jeena + Lars
  • 2 Mar - wmf.22 - Lars + Brennen
  • 9 Mar - wmf.23 - No Train or any other deploys (Data center switchover)
  • 16 Mar - wmf.24 - Antoine + Mukunda
  • 23 Mar - wmf.25 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 30 Mar - wmf.26 - Dan + Jeena
  • 6 Apr - wmf.27 - Jeena + James
  • 13 Apr - 1.36.0-wmf.1 - James + Lars
  • 20 Apr - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen

SoSEdit

  • Aug 14 onward: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Team BusinessEdit

Incoming/Needs attentionEdit

From 2/5

^ thcipriani + Dan to pair next week

From 2/12

Book clubEdit

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - February '20 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Production releases of Parsoid/PHP now also go through final pre-production tests

Annual Planning for July 2019–June 2020Edit

If at first you don't plan, plan and plan again

  • Initiative: Modernize Testing and Deployment Pipeline
    • Key Deliverable: Strengthen next generation testing and deployment pipeline to support more services, code health indicators, and local development.
      • Program1:
        • All applicable new and existing services (and partially MediaWiki) exist in the Deployment Pipeline
        • Team(s): Engineering Productivity, SRE/Service Operations, Core Platform
      • Program2:
        • Actionable code health metrics are provided for code stewards
        • Team: Engineering Productivity
      • Program3:
        • Provide a standardized local MediaWiki development environment
        • Team: Engineering Productivity
      • Program4:
        • Create a mobile phone performance testing lab
        • Team: Performance (maybe OIT, we are still dicussing)

New way of expressing "core" work (maintenance) as ERF (Excellence and Resilience Framework), which will have OKRs too.

  • For us, we'll be all under the Software ERF; this will cover gerrit, Phabricator, legacy CI, train deployments, …

ACTION: Everyone tell Tyler in 1:1s what they need from other teams and budgets

Scrum of Scrums for next weekEdit

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notesEdit

Incoming from last week (aka this morning)Edit

CalloutsEdit

Outgoing next weekEdit

  • Blocked by:
  • Blocking:
  • Updates:
    • Train Health
      • Last week: 1.35.0-wmf.19 - phab:T233867
      • This week: 1.35.0-wmf.20 - phab:T233868
      • Next week: 1.35.0-wmf.21 - [[phab:T233869]
CalloutsEdit

Train status and happeningsEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Roles#Train_Conductor

Standup!Edit

Our WorkboardsEdit

AntoineEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit

BrennenEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Phabricator pairing and glimpses into other teams' workings
  • Worst thing
    • ADHD and ambient train anxiety

What's on your workboardEdit


DanEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Witnessing the remediation of wmf.18 by all our skilled folks, Mukunda et al.
  • Worst thing
    • Witnessing wmf.18 blowing up the world and feeling powerless to do anything about it.

What's on your workboardEdit


GregEdit

Last weekEdit

What's on your workboardEdit

JamesEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Getting tests for Parsoid/PHP deployments done.
  • Worst thing
    • Travel disruption for people who were still in the office (HK/China; UK).

What's on your workboardEdit


JeenaEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • I'm excited to go to Portugal!
  • Worst thing
    • ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

What's on your workboardEdit


LarsEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Bought toys, and then more toys
  • Worst thing
    • Will need to buy even more toys to make first toy a nice toy (I probably can't be trusted with a credit card)

What's on your workboardEdit

MukundaEdit

Last weekEdit

What's on your workboardEdit


TylerEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Mental reset day
  • Worst thing
    • Planning to plan

What's on your workboardEdit


ZeljkoEdit

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Seen a movie with my wife. 🍿
  • Worst thing
    • Family sick. 🤕

What's on your workboardEdit

What's on no-one's workboardEdit