ksmith (Kevin Smith)
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KSmith (WMF)

Recent Activity

Today

ksmith added a comment to T115042: Make banner impression counts available somewhere public.

@Nuria : Have you read the meeting notes mentioned above? To my naive eye, they seem to contain some of the types of questions you asked for earlier. If they're not what you're looking for, then iIt might be helpful to have a meeting with an analyst and/or researcher, to help others understand the kinds of questions that would be particularly meaningful.

Tue, Sep 26, 5:54 PM · Analytics, Fundraising-Backlog, MediaWiki-extensions-CentralNotice

Fri, Sep 15

ksmith added a comment to T174829: Configure phlogiston for Search programs.
  1. removing the current "Epic" tags from the ancestor tasks and replacing them with "Goal" tags, and;

Is that the same as just changing the types of those Epic tags to instead be Goal tags?

Fri, Sep 15, 11:17 PM · User-JAufrecht (This Week), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith closed T175386: Create 3 slides highlighting program activity for board presentation as Declined.

This task is kind of done, kind of in progress, and kind of declined. I'll go with declined, since in the end it's unlikely that I will create 3 slides as it was written.

Fri, Sep 15, 6:16 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress (blocked), WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith closed T175386: Create 3 slides highlighting program activity for board presentation, a subtask of T175858: Presentation is ready to show to Katherine, as Declined.
Fri, Sep 15, 6:16 PM · Goal, WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith added a comment to T175869: Custom task form for #WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog.

@mmodell : With that form, would we leave the other dropdown set to "Public", even for private tasks?

Fri, Sep 15, 4:03 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Phabricator

Thu, Sep 14

ksmith added a comment to T174829: Configure phlogiston for Search programs.

Perhaps @EBjune could say if either of the workarounds seem feasible.

Thu, Sep 14, 8:58 PM · User-JAufrecht (This Week), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith added a comment to T174104: Phlogiston: Track Tech Program 3 (Tech Debt).

FY2017/18 Technology Program 3: Addressing technical debt
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation_Annual_Plan/2017-2018/Draft/Programs/Technology#Program_3:_Addressing_technical_debt

Thu, Sep 14, 8:56 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith updated the task description for T174829: Configure phlogiston for Search programs.
Thu, Sep 14, 7:32 PM · User-JAufrecht (This Week), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith added a comment to T174829: Configure phlogiston for Search programs.

@JAufrecht : That's a typo on my part. Product Programs 7 and 8 are for fundraising, not for search. PP1 and X-SDC.2 are the only search platform programs. I'll fix the description.

Thu, Sep 14, 7:31 PM · User-JAufrecht (This Week), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith added a comment to T174104: Phlogiston: Track Tech Program 3 (Tech Debt).

This is a new report for a program, not for a team.

Thu, Sep 14, 7:29 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith added a comment to T170359: Adjust phlogiston configuration for Release Engineering.

@ksmith, could you please add back the footnote references so I can be sure I get the right projects?

Thu, Sep 14, 7:22 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Watching / External), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith updated the task description for T170359: Adjust phlogiston configuration for Release Engineering.
Thu, Sep 14, 7:21 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Watching / External), Phlogiston (Requests)

Wed, Sep 13

ksmith added a comment to T175872: Pull data from Conduit instead of custom database dump.

Historical note: I believe at the time Phlogiston was designed, conduit did not expose transaction data for moving a task between columns within a project. I don't know if conduit supports this now.

Wed, Sep 13, 10:16 PM · Phlogiston (Technical Debt)
ksmith added a comment to T129149: Deploy discovery-analytics with scap3.

This was mentioned in Scrum-of-scrums. Who would actually do the work to get it migrated?

Wed, Sep 13, 5:47 PM · Discovery-Search (Current work), Patch-For-Review, Discovery, Deployment-Systems, Scap (Scap3-Adoption-Phase1), scap2
ksmith added a comment to T175755: Phabricator auto-complete isn't finding our project.

I tried adding an alternative hashtag and it didn't help.

Wed, Sep 13, 5:26 PM · Phabricator (Upstream), Upstream
ksmith added a hashtag to WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog: #cto-team-backlog.
Wed, Sep 13, 5:24 PM
ksmith updated subscribers of T123417: Create conduit method to query the feed and return records with relevant details populated instead of just a bunch of phids.

@JAufrecht : Perhaps eventually phlogiston could pull data via conduit instead of relying on nightly db dumps?

Wed, Sep 13, 5:22 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Wikibugs, WorkType-NewFunctionality, Phabricator, Gerrit-Migration, Differential

Tue, Sep 12

ksmith updated the task description for T175755: Phabricator auto-complete isn't finding our project.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:53 PM · Phabricator (Upstream), Upstream
ksmith created T175755: Phabricator auto-complete isn't finding our project.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:52 PM · Phabricator (Upstream), Upstream
ksmith renamed T175405: Facilitate the creation of the Sunsetting Working Group from Facilitate Sunsetting Working Group to Facilitate the creation of the Sunsetting Working Group.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:49 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith moved T175386: Create 3 slides highlighting program activity for board presentation from In Progress to blocked on the WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress board.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:48 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress (blocked), WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith closed T175387: Create plan for Q2 (Oct–Dec 2017) goalsetting as Resolved.

Done: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technology/Goals/2017-18_Q2/Process

Tue, Sep 12, 8:47 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith added a project to T175386: Create 3 slides highlighting program activity for board presentation: WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:46 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress (blocked), WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith removed a project from T175383: Update Planning Offsite checklist with notes from TechMgt 2017-08 offsite: WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:45 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith reassigned T175393: Split up the tech-mgt mailing lists to cover different use cases from ksmith to JAufrecht.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:45 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress, WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith added a project to T175388: Shepherd the Q1/Q2 quarterly checkin (2017 Jul–Sep, Oct–Dec): WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress.
Tue, Sep 12, 8:44 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress, WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog

Mon, Sep 11

ksmith added a comment to T175393: Split up the tech-mgt mailing lists to cover different use cases.

From my perspective, the most urgent need is for: Tech Programs. That's pretty easy: if you own (or co-own) a program (or, I would argue, a sub-program), you would be on the list. Plus presumably me, Joel, and Victoria. Not sure if any eng-admin folks would need to be on that one. There are a couple tech manager who would not be on that list by that criterion, so maybe it should be tech-mgt PLUS non-manager program owners. The "co-own" part would be to include our Product Managers, in cases where the eng lead is listed as the primary owner.

Mon, Sep 11, 10:44 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress, WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith created T175629: Research ways to automatically send scheduled email reminders.
Mon, Sep 11, 7:29 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T175383: Update Planning Offsite checklist with notes from TechMgt 2017-08 offsite from In Progress to column deprecated on the WMF-CTO-Team-InProgress board.
Mon, Sep 11, 6:51 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog

Fri, Sep 8

ksmith added a comment to T175405: Facilitate the creation of the Sunsetting Working Group.

@JAufrecht : Which working group? We spawned 3 at about the same time.

Fri, Sep 8, 7:39 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith renamed T175383: Update Planning Offsite checklist with notes from TechMgt 2017-08 offsite from Update Planning Offsite checklist with notes from offsite to Update Planning Offsite checklist with notes from TechMgt 2017-08 offsite.
Fri, Sep 8, 5:31 PM · WMF-CTO-Team-Backlog
ksmith added a comment to T161147: Provide cumulative edit count in Data Lake edit data.

@Neil_P._Quinn_WMF : This task is part of a quarterly goal, so we would like it to be fully resolved before the end of September. Thanks!

Fri, Sep 8, 5:01 PM · Contributors-Analysis, Patch-For-Review, Analytics-Kanban

Wed, Sep 6

ksmith updated subscribers of T175189: Remove a hashtag from #Scoring-platform-team-Backlog (Current).

@mmodell : Any insights here? Would it be safe to manually remove Scoring-platform-team from the 1306 milestone?

Wed, Sep 6, 6:39 PM · Project-Admins, Phabricator
ksmith created T175182: Look into renaming #Scoring-platform-team-Backlog to Scoring-platform-team.
Wed, Sep 6, 5:26 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)

Tue, Sep 5

ksmith added a comment to T171513: Migrate #Scoring-platform-team to be a phab milestone.

@mmodell : Is this something you could take care of?

Tue, Sep 5, 9:27 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Kanban), Scoring-platform-team (Current), Phabricator
ksmith moved T172154: Make sure Tech check-in notes get posted to wiki from Current Work to Backlog on the User-KSmith board.
Tue, Sep 5, 5:51 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T168685: Update offsite planning doc from Discovery offsite from Current Work to Backlog on the User-KSmith board.
Tue, Sep 5, 5:50 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith closed T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September as Resolved.
Tue, Sep 5, 5:45 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T174063: Create mw.o wiki page for Technology Department FY2017-18 Q2 goals as Resolved.
Tue, Sep 5, 5:45 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)

Fri, Sep 1

ksmith removed a project from T169789: Allow categories to be excluded from reporting: User-KSmith.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:33 PM · Phlogiston (Reporting)
ksmith removed a project from T170993: Create a Program-based report for a program in Cloud Services as our first example of program-based reporting (instead of team-based reporting): User-KSmith.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:33 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith removed a project from T170359: Adjust phlogiston configuration for Release Engineering: User-KSmith.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:32 PM · Release-Engineering-Team (Watching / External), Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith removed a project from T167916: Configure Phlogiston for the rest of the Technology teams: User-KSmith.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:32 PM · Phlogiston
ksmith removed a project from T174104: Phlogiston: Track Tech Program 3 (Tech Debt): User-KSmith.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:32 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith closed T170855: Create (and publish on wiki) quarterly program report for Technology 2017-07 as Declined.

Not worth going back and doing this for July. In October, our quarterly checkin will already be program-centric.

Fri, Sep 1, 10:31 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith added a comment to T173871: Look into creating a deployment checklist.

The Audiences department is working on an "interlocks" guidance document which may cover some of this.

Fri, Sep 1, 10:30 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September from Doing to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Fri, Sep 1, 10:29 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T174829: Configure phlogiston for Search programs.
Fri, Sep 1, 9:23 PM · User-JAufrecht (This Week), Phlogiston (Requests)

Wed, Aug 30

ksmith moved T174063: Create mw.o wiki page for Technology Department FY2017-18 Q2 goals from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Wed, Aug 30, 11:13 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T174117: Identify 3 tech program highlights for a presentation as Declined.

Victoria has retracted this request. Any replacement work that comes my way can go in a new task.

Wed, Aug 30, 11:13 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)

Tue, Aug 29

ksmith added a comment to T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September.

Work in progress: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technology/Goals/2017-18_Q2/Process

Tue, Aug 29, 11:29 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith added a comment to T169550: Final Vetting of Family Wide unique devices data .

@Tbayer : Do you have a status update on this? Thanks!

Tue, Aug 29, 11:08 PM · Reading-analysis, Analytics-Kanban
ksmith updated subscribers of T163562: Add basic IP range support to Special:Contributions.

@brion @Anomie : Could you take a look at this patch?

Tue, Aug 29, 8:58 PM · Community-Tech, MW-1.30-release-notes (WMF-deploy-2017-08-15 (1.30.0-wmf.14)), Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, MediaWiki-Special-pages, IPv6
ksmith added a comment to T160996: Creation of a Program Committee for Wikimedia developer events (a Wikimania Hackathon session).

@Qgil. I'm fine taking over *a* task (or fleet of tasks). This one seems oddly multi-purposed to me.

Tue, Aug 29, 8:30 PM · Wikimania-Hackathon-2017, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
ksmith added a comment to T173550: Wikimedia Developer Summit 2018 Strawman.

Planning is underway, as mentioned in a "Heads up" email from Victoria Coleman. Rachel is taking on the primary logistics work, and we are forming a Program Committee which will be responsible for the content. I am helping facilitate that committee's formation and work.

Tue, Aug 29, 8:25 PM · Wikimedia-Developer-Summit, Developer-Relations (Jul-Sep 2017)
ksmith created T174473: For each Tech program, create a table of annual plan objectives.
Tue, Aug 29, 6:01 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September from ToDo to Doing on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Tue, Aug 29, 12:42 AM · User-KSmith (Current Work)

Mon, Aug 28

ksmith triaged T174117: Identify 3 tech program highlights for a presentation as High priority.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:46 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith triaged T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September as High priority.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:46 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T174383: Invite additional people to Dev Summit 2018 Program Committee as Resolved.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:44 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T174383: Invite additional people to Dev Summit 2018 Program Committee from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T167526: Prepare for Tech f2f Aug 14 as Resolved.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T168024: Coordinate Technology c-level update generation as Resolved.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T173872: Confirm with Greg that trebuchet deprecation is being broadcasted sufficiently as Resolved.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith closed T173884: Follow up on the "Sunsetting" Working Group as Resolved.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T172154: Make sure Tech check-in notes get posted to wiki from Done to ToDo on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:42 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith created T174383: Invite additional people to Dev Summit 2018 Program Committee.
Mon, Aug 28, 7:29 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T172331: Create empty deck for next technology checkin (in Oct 2017) from Backlog to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:58 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T174117: Identify 3 tech program highlights for a presentation from Backlog to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:57 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September from Backlog to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:57 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T173884: Follow up on the "Sunsetting" Working Group from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:56 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith removed a member for Community-Tech: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:35 PM
ksmith removed a member for Wikidata Query UI: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:34 PM
ksmith removed a member for TCB-Team: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:33 PM
ksmith removed a member for Maps-Sprint: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:33 PM
ksmith removed a member for Discovery-Wikidata-Query-Service-Sprint: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:33 PM
ksmith removed a member for Discovery-Portal-Sprint: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:33 PM
ksmith removed a member for Discovery-Analysis: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:32 PM
ksmith removed a member for Discovery: ksmith.
Mon, Aug 28, 5:32 PM

Aug 25 2017

ksmith created T174208: Configure phlogiston for Fundraising Tech (Ingenico).
Aug 25 2017, 9:27 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith created T174198: Have some conversations about Tech being over-subscribed.
Aug 25 2017, 8:03 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith added a comment to T174183: Phlogiston should allow treating some categories as if they were resolved.

I vote for d) As b, but throw an error if the string is anything other than "resolved".

Aug 25 2017, 7:18 PM · Phlogiston (Reporting)
ksmith created T174184: Configure phlogiston for the Services team.
Aug 25 2017, 5:42 PM · Phlogiston (Reporting), Services (watching)
ksmith created T174183: Phlogiston should allow treating some categories as if they were resolved.
Aug 25 2017, 5:38 PM · Phlogiston (Reporting)

Aug 24 2017

ksmith created T174118: Create plan for Tech department to finalize its FY2017-18 Q2 goals by mid-September.
Aug 24 2017, 11:19 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T173884: Follow up on the "Sunsetting" Working Group from Backlog to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Aug 24 2017, 11:17 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T174117: Identify 3 tech program highlights for a presentation.
Aug 24 2017, 11:13 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith moved T173872: Confirm with Greg that trebuchet deprecation is being broadcasted sufficiently from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Aug 24 2017, 11:10 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T174104: Phlogiston: Track Tech Program 3 (Tech Debt).
Aug 24 2017, 9:32 PM · Phlogiston (Requests)
ksmith moved T172154: Make sure Tech check-in notes get posted to wiki from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Aug 24 2017, 6:43 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T167526: Prepare for Tech f2f Aug 14 from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Aug 24 2017, 6:43 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T174063: Create mw.o wiki page for Technology Department FY2017-18 Q2 goals.
Aug 24 2017, 6:29 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith added a comment to T173884: Follow up on the "Sunsetting" Working Group.

Thanks @Aklapper . I have passed those along so the Working Group can process them.

Aug 24 2017, 3:34 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)

Aug 22 2017

ksmith moved T168024: Coordinate Technology c-level update generation from ToDo to Done on the User-KSmith (Current Work) board.
Aug 22 2017, 9:58 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T173884: Follow up on the "Sunsetting" Working Group.
Aug 22 2017, 9:58 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T173872: Confirm with Greg that trebuchet deprecation is being broadcasted sufficiently.
Aug 22 2017, 8:45 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)
ksmith created T173871: Look into creating a deployment checklist.
Aug 22 2017, 8:36 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T172154: Make sure Tech check-in notes get posted to wiki from Backlog to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Aug 22 2017, 8:22 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T171918: Ask Finance about the possibility of an amended annual plan from Stalled/waiting to Backlog on the User-KSmith board.
Aug 22 2017, 8:21 PM · User-KSmith
ksmith moved T168024: Coordinate Technology c-level update generation from Stalled/waiting to Current Work on the User-KSmith board.
Aug 22 2017, 8:21 PM · User-KSmith (Current Work)