I am definitely going to be leading up the European SWAT until folks are comfortable rolling it by themselves.
@hashar @Dereckson @JanZerebecki: When would you all be available to start doing this window? Note that Antoine will be on vacation starting July 30th so there's only 2 of you confirmed for the month of August (ish). Though we can probably get @Nikerabbit up to speed (along with @phuedx @Jhernandez and @zeljkofilipin) quickly enough.
So, everyone in the description who I just pinged: would you be able to start attending this window (6am Pacific/13:00 UTC) the week of July 25th? July 18th (next week)? Later?
I would like to help for deployment if there will be such time slot :) Also a training would be awesome. I did some deployments with services but not super familiar with deployments in mediawiki.
My instinct is not to start this next week for these reasons:
- it's Friday and I still haven't announced it (though I have poked the ops@list once this week and once the week before, to warn them with no responses)
- Antoine and Zeljko (the two members of RelEng who can be around at that time) will only be around for 1 week before they both go on "European-length summer vacations" :)
- With the above: I don't have anyone other than @Dereckson lined up who affirmatively can do the window and has not expressed a desire for training. I'm worried about overloading Dereckson and/or not being able to cover a SWAT when there are requested patches. It's not wise to start a new service with a SPOF :)
Of course, I'm open to people commenting here who A) don't need extra training (iow: you've done a SWAT before) and B) are willing to join the SWAT team at least until Aug 22nd. If 2 people come forward who meet that criteria we can start it early.
For me the training will be swift and fast, I know scap very well (beside contributing in it, I migrated ORES to use scap), I have requested several complicated SWAT patches (An example) so I know the process of requesting and deploying patches rather well. I've even proper rights (access to tin, hhvm restart sudo rule, etc.) but since I've never done a SWAT deploy it seems necessary to me. These are just FYI, Feel free to give me a strict training if you think so.
Everyone who has volunteered needs to make sure they complete the new SWAT deployer check list before they can SWAT: https://wikitech.wikimedia.org/wiki/SWAT_deploys#New_SWAT_Team_member_check-list
Resolving this task (please file follow-up ones for individuals needing the required access, see that link ^).