Wikimedia Release Engineering Team/Checkin archive/20200819


2020-08-19Edit

Vacations/Important datesEdit

https://office.wikimedia.org/wiki/HR_Corner/Holiday_List
How to do it
  • 21 August Mukunda day off
  • 31 August Lars day off
  • 1 Sep: Data center switchover—no train that week
  • 1 Sep: Lars day off
  • 1 Sep: Antoine kids heading back to school
  • 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


  • 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
  • All clear so far

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

  • Aug 17-20

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/>

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

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Cool lightning storm Sunday morning
  • Worst thing
    • Cool lightning storm started a bunch of fires nearby

What's on your workboard =Edit

AntoineEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Train tooling
    • Git protocol v2 enabled on CI (Tuesday, Quibble containers today)
  • Worst thing
    • Train is not automatized enough! :-]

What's on your workboardEdit

BrennenEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • WMCS VPS tooling actually pretty easy to work with.
  • Worst thing
    • Combustion byproducts.

What's on your workboardEdit


DanEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Add me (back) to the list of cranky homeowners (w00t! bought a place in Alameda, CA US)
  • Worst thing
    • Pandemic! Heatwave! Wildfire smoke! Oh my...
    • Also competing for first-place worst thing is graphviz

What's on your workboardEdit

JeenaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 35 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Peach picking (round 2)
  • Worst thing
    • Oh No I forgot about KubeCon!

What's on your workboardEdit

LarsEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

What's on your workboardEdit

MukundaEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Doing phabricator office hours with Andre has been pretty cool
    • Train-Tuesday was just two calls to deploy-promote and a bit of logspam reporting.
  • Worst thing
    • Every WMF team seemingly uses a completely unique workflow and we no longer have a team-practices group to encourage best-practices.

What's on your workboardEdit

TylerEdit

  • Current COVID19 status: 40 hours/week

Last weekEdit

  • Best thing
    • Moved in (kind of)
  • Worst thing
    • Kind of moved in

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