Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200715


2020-07-15Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 16–17 July: Mukunda's out, birthday ;) Happy birthday!
  • 11–26 July: Antoine out
  • 13th & 22–24 July: Tyler out
  • 14 August (fill-in Tyler's birthday :)): US staff with reqs -- Shortened train week
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US 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


  • 15 Jun - wmf.37 - Lars + Brennen
  • 22 Jun - wmf.38 - Brennen + Antoine
  • 29 Jun - wmf.39 - Antoine + Mukunda (shortened train)
    • Group2 on Wednesday US
  • 6 Jul - wmf.40 - Mukunda + James
  • 13 Jul - wmf.41 - James + Jeena [Note: Also REL1_35 branch.]
  • 20 Jul - wmf.1 - Jeena + Lars
  • 27 Jul - wmf.2 - Lars + Brennen
  • 3 Aug - wmf.3 - Brennen + Ahmon
  • 10 Aug - wmf.4 - Antoine + Mukunda (shortened train)
    • Group2 on Wednesday US?
  • 17 Aug - wmf.5 - Mukunda + Dan
  • 24 Aug - wmf.6 - Dan + Jeena
  • 1 Sep - DataCenter Switchover: no train

StatusEdit

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


SoSEdit

  • 2019-08-14 onwards: Zeljko 🎸 🎷 \o/

Internal team notes, not for pasting into the SoS notesEdit

SoS going async for now. 🎻

OutgoingEdit

CalloutsEdit

Team BusinessEdit

Incoming/Needs attentionEdit

KeysigningEdit

Individual Tuning SessionsEdit

Get started writing: https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/Individual_Tuning_Conversations#The_questions

BrandingEdit

If you care I'm supposed to do a survey to "represent my team's opinions" on branding so that technology's opinion can be conveyed to comms in a succinct way. If you don't care: skip this. If you think this is a path fraught with peril best avoided, well, maybe shout into the void now.

I'll just leave this here, feel free to mark it up, I'll respond to the survey today at 18:00UTC

Book club/Lunch and LearnEdit

Monthly reflection on accomplishments - July '20 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • CI now supports REL1_35 branches (and ignores REL1_33).
  • Eliminate elasticsearch dependency from Phabricator search engine
  • Cassandra Docker image

Q1 PlanningEdit

  • These are all in betterworks and aligned to my objectives -- thank you all
    • Still TBD what becomes of our code review work; working on community consultation most likely
    • Next steps Tyler + Greg talking with "some people" :)

Standup!Edit

Our WorkboardsEdit

TODO Triage!Edit

AhmonEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • fixing aptly
  • Worst thing
    • n/a

What's on your workboardEdit

AntoineEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit

BrennenEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 38 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Cutting torches, impact drivers, lithium battery packs
      • don't cut batteries!
  • Worst thing
    • Hughesnet

What's on your workboardEdit


DanEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit


JeenaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • I am looking forward to my new tea steeping cup arriving
  • Worst thing
    • It didn't ship yet

What's on your workboardEdit

LarsEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Cable management stuff
  • Worst thing
    • "sudo mkfs" when I meant "sudo fsck"

What's on your workboardEdit


MukundaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • I remembered my pgp keychain password!
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit

TylerEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week (I took a day off, jeez)

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Took a day off, went hiking, got a cat
      • Ž: what does the dog say?! 🐶
  • Worst thing
    • Too much sun on my day off; brain fried

What's on your workboardEdit


ZeljkoEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 🏝 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Ran 25k on Sunday, the most I've ever run, took me 3 hours. 😅
    • New and shiny QTE team blog - Wow. So wikimedia. Such quality. Many testing. Very team. 🐶 https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/phame/blog/view/21/
    • Working from a village on an Island in the Adriatic sea! 🌊
    • Agreeing to deploy Abstract Wikipedia 😱
  • Worst thing
    • Working from a village on an Island in the Adriatic sea! 👨‍💻

What's on your workboardEdit

What's on no-one's workboardEdit