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Set up a Phabricator workboard/project for #techambassadors and experiment with it
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While continuing the conversations at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List,
this is the currently biggest action item - a quite simple thing that we can experiment with.

1 - make sure all the ambassadors are on Phab; provide documentation to those who aren't to bring them up to speed.
2 - get the workboard up
3 - agree on columns titles, who does what, and when items are actually flagged in the work board (as opposed to, for example, only going through Tech News).

Event Timeline

Elitre created this task.Dec 19 2017, 5:50 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 19 2017, 5:50 PM

Thanks. May I ask your precious 2c at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#A_Phab_workboard_for_us? , where people are discussing ways not to get overloaded with info, such as "watch just one column in a board"? TYVM.

Trizek-WMF triaged this task as Low priority.Dec 21 2017, 9:20 AM

@Aklapper , maybe Benoit and I can grab you at All Hands and get this started? Would love to book a slot for this if you agree. TY!

Aklapper added a comment.EditedJan 15 2018, 6:31 PM

Well, what is exactly needed / wanted here? Once that's made clear I'm happy to help.
(But if you want to discuss potential ideas and what's needed/wanted is not clear at all currently, that probably makes sense to discuss, indeed.)

(But if you want to discuss potential ideas and what's needed/wanted is not clear at all currently, that probably makes sense to discuss, indeed.)

I think that's the point now.
TA want to have a way to monitor tasks that require immediate attention, without needing to be overflowed by all updates from a single task (or worse, many tasks).

Personal Herald rules for TA members to get subscribed to a task in Phab project XYZ when someone sets Unbreak Now or High priority, maybe?
Or even to get explicitly emailed in such cases (also via a Herald rule)? Or how is "require immediate attention" defined?

Yes, this is the kind of conversation I was looking forward to. For the time being, I sent out invitations to all the ambassadors to list their Phab username on Meta, or create an account if they don't have one.

(and I should prolly get this back, as Benoit has so much to do already)

Let's discuss about it with Andre first, before taking the decision to assign it back to you..

Elitre raised the priority of this task from Low to Medium.Feb 9 2018, 2:38 PM

In the meantime we prolly shouldn' mark as low prio something that's related to our annual goal.

@Elitre, @Trizek-WMF: Want to have a quick Hangout next week? If that could be helpful, feel free to set one up...

@Elitre, @Trizek-WMF: Want to have a quick Hangout next week? If that could be helpful, feel free to set one up...

Thanks, we'll ping you when we're ready.

Elitre claimed this task.Feb 15 2018, 11:17 AM

Quoting myself from Meta.

My apologies for the delay. I am now back on this project, will go through the list of ambassadors to figure out where we are with the Phabricator signups, and then will request that the workboard is created.
In a first test phase, we will mainly discuss what it should look like (that is, basically, how many columns it should have), and only I (or another Community Liaison) will actually tag any tasks so that they end up on the workboard. This is temporary, and only so that we don't end up with too many things at once. Did I tag something I shouldn't have tagged? Did I miss an important task instead? These are the only 2 questions we will try to answer in this phase!
Finally, I am happy to report that it is now easier to handle Phab tasks that come through your email [...])! (As a reminder, you can perform a variety of actions on Phabricator directly from your email client, beyond just commenting on tasks.) And a new "Mute" option has also been added, which provides even more flexibility.

Elitre updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 20 2018, 2:03 PM

Just pinged a dozen users who hadn't taken action on documenting their Phab nickname. Only one of them seems not to have an account, or maybe it's just not easily connectable with their usual username.

Elitre raised the priority of this task from Medium to High.Feb 27 2018, 6:36 PM
Elitre moved this task from Backlog to March on the Community-Relations-Support (Jan-Mar-2018) board.

Most of this is actually done, but I do need to get point 3 going.

@Elitre, do you want me to handle the 3rd part?

Elitre added a comment.EditedApr 11 2018, 4:29 PM

@Elitre, do you want me to handle the 3rd part?

I'll get it started and then I'll ping you from there for "hand-over".
@Trizek-WMF , in the meantime, please see again the entire conversation here so you're up to speed on the plans!

I have now posted https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Tech/Ambassadors/List#Pilot_starting .
I'd rather close this task now, if you can fork n.3 for yourself. TYVM!