2018-01-03 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

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2018-01-03 Scrum of Scrums meeting notes

Grace Gellerman

= *2018-01-03* =

== Callouts ==
* Ops/DBAs. Reminder that s5 will have readonly time on 9th January as s8
will become the online wikidata shard.
* Search PF would like somebody from performance/MediaWiki team to look at:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T183101 we’ve got some fails on
LinksUpdate which blocked search index update which makes Wikidata items
invisible in search (~50 items)

== Audiences ==
=== Readers ===
==== iOS native app ====
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
**Releasing 5.7.4 this week - minor bug fixes related to article loading,
new navigation bar behavior
**Continuing work on 5.8 - synced reading lists

==== Reading Infrastructure ====
* Blocked by: Ops on puppet code review:
** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/397623/
** https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/#/c/395694/
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
** vacation
** working on T167400 (WP0 piracy) + T174993 (vandalism)

==== Maps ====
* Blocked by: None
* Blocking: none
* Updates:
    - Everyone has been on vacation

=== Global Collaboration ===
* Blocked by: Security on response to
* Blocking: Ops on Flow dumps; Matt is working on it
* Updates:
    ** A bunch of bug fixes for Special:Recentchangeslinked
    ** Roan working on refactoring the change_tag schema (inspired by
Cenarium and Ladsgroup), will write a small RFC later this week

=== Community Tech ===
* GlobalPreferences is almost ready.
* Analyzing new proposals.

== Technology ==

=== Analytics ===
* Wikistats UI launch, working on bugs filed by community members.
* Working on TLS and kafka with brandon for the ciphers we will use
* Working on new APIs to report pageview data by country
* Blogpost about wikistats launch
* Some troubles on dbstore (the analytics box that holds the
wiki-replicas). We might need to order new hardware
* We order 8 new boxes for cluster which brings total to 50 nodes
* Started work on geowiki project (editors per country, internal data only)
users of this project are mostly internal (Asaf’s team)

=== Technical Operations ===
* Blocked by:
** None
* Blocking
** None
* Updates:
** Very quiet week, most everyone on vacation.

=== Services ===
* Blockers: none
* Updates:
    ** Very quite because of vacations and holidays
    ** Mathoid storage in Cassandra 3 cluster populated, transition blocked
by renderer bugs
    ** Preparing next round of Cassandra reshapes

=== Fundraising Tech ===
* Deploying (and debugging) stuff we held back for the fundraiser
* CiviCRM enhancements
* Writing some python code to help with banner impression stats collection
* More thoughts on how to replace our kafkatee -> payments cluster log
parser system: https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T179841

=== Release Engineering ===
* Blocked by
** None
* Blocking
** None?
* Updates
** wmf.15 going out this week

=== Performance ===
* Blocked by: none
* Blocking: none
* Updates
** HHVM hangs resulted in increased save times over the holiday weekend:
** Addressing a couple of edge cases in Thumbor, little general impact
** Mostly quiet (holidays)

=== Search Platform ===
* Blocked by:
* Blocking:
* Updates:
* Would like somebody from performance team to look at:
https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T183101 we’ve got some fails on
LinksUpdate which blocked search index update which makes Wikidata items
invisible in search (~50 items)
* Working on fixes for completion suggester & redirects namespaces
* Investigating ElasticSearch phonetic search (
* Wikidata search fixes for delay & space handling will be deployed with .15
* Working on refactoring search profiles to make them more config-like
* Collecting feedback for Wikidata fulltext & prefix search rankings

=== Scoring Platform ===
* Blocked by:  No blockers, thanks to great RelEng and Ops work!
* Blocking:
* Updates:
** switching ORES to stretch
** continuing Extension:ORES refactoring (Collab/Roan are looped in)
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