Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200812


2020-08-12Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 14 August (fill-in Tyler's birthday :)): US staff with reqs
  • 21 August Mukunda day off
  • 31 August Lars day off
  • tbd: Brennen camping at some point
  • 1 Sep: Data center switchover—no train that week
  • 1 Sep: Lars day off
  • 7 Sep (Labor day): US staff with reqs
  • 12 Oct: Indigenous People's Day

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
  • 7 Sep - wmf.8 - Jeena + Lars
  • 14 Sep - wmf.9 - Lars + Brennen
  • 21 Sep - wmf.10 - Brennen + Ahmon
  • 28 Sep - wmf.11 - Ahmon + Antoine

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

The Wikimedia Foundation is a Cloud Native Computing Foundation member organization. For the upcoming KubeCon EU 2020 event (2020-08-17 through 2020-08-20), the CNCF has decided to give all member organizations unlimited event tickets. This is the first ever virtual KubeCon, so I can't vouch for the value of the event, but past KubeCon events have been enjoyed by many Foundation Engineering staff who are interested in Kubernetes, distributed tracing, monitoring, alerting, and similar devops/SRE topics.

  • Conference information:

<https://events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe/>

  • Registration:

<https://events.linuxfoundation.org/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe/register/>

Individual Tuning SessionsEdit

<3

Book club/Lunch and LearnEdit


Monthly reflection on accomplishments - Aug '20 editionEdit

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Release_Engineering_Team/Monthly_notable_accomplishments
Add as you have them!
  • Reduced the number of non-failure FAILURE messages in CI
  • After 9 months, Aphlict is finally back.

Standup!Edit

Our WorkboardsEdit

TODO Triage!Edit

AhmonEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Status: Working on train-dev with Lars. Cultural orientation meetings this week (overlapping with releng meetings)

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Chocolate ice cream
  • Worst thing
    • Long test cycles

What's on your workboardEdit

AntoineEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Dishing out backlog of tasks. Otherwise train going fine
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit

BrennenEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Relatively calm trains
  • Worst thing
    • Aluminum rain gutters

What's on your workboardEdit


DanEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • We are house hunting.
  • Worst thing
    • We are house hunting in the SF Bay Area.

What's on your workboardEdit

JeenaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 27 hours/week (sick)

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Monitor works again
  • Worst thing
    • RIP fishy

What's on your workboardEdit

LarsEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Train-dev development is making progress
    • Cat guest
  • Worst thing
    • My Scap tests started failing because I made a small change to the testing tool and it was too hard to debug (fixed now)
    • Cat guest

What's on your workboardEdit

MukundaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Aphlict is really working now
  • Worst thing
    • I think our team has the dubious honor of longest, ugliest and maybe even most confusing phabricator tag:
      • Release-Engineering-Team-TODO (Release-Engineering-Team-TODO (2020-07-01 to 2020-09-30 (Q1)))

What's on your workboardEdit

TylerEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Tuning conversations: useful, I think!
    • Aphlict back!
  • Worst thing
    • Houses are so. much. work.

What's on your workboardEdit


ZeljkoEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 0 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
  • Worst thing

What's on your workboardEdit

What's on no-one's workboardEdit