If you know any Ukrainian, I could use your help reviewing the new
Ukrainian language analyzer that we want to deploy to all Ukrainian
language wikis. More info is on Phabricator:
Software Engineer, Discovery
This email is aimed at members of the Search team, so anyone else can
freely ignore it. It was easier for me to send it to this list, and it
seemed like it could be beneficial to have others aware of the issues that
Here is a list of all the ideas that came up during the recent search
retrospective. I encourage further discussion about them, either in this
thread, or in a new thread per item/cluster, or in the talk page for the
retro itself, or elsewhere.
- Do people want more feedback on their work/way [We discussed this, and
Erika has an action item to follow up]
- In hangouts, make sure you are on screen when speaking [Note that
although you see yourself in a rectangle, everyone else only sees you as a
- do we need a fully documented checklist on how to update the portal?
- automate our maven deployment / release process
- Find a way to fluently enable new search keywords that need
- Running A/B tests is a very slow feedback loop
- Getting feedback on things that are still internal, before releasing
to the world
- Weekly sprint planning meeting has a variable agenda
- Does Cross-Wiki work still need its own column on the Search workboard?
- We sometime focus too much on having efficient meetings [Kevin has an
action item for this]
- Product (user?) Testing: I'd like to see if there's ways we could
expand our testing "toolbelt"
- Do we need to foster more knowledge sharing between areas of
expertise? [Erika has an action item for this]
- How to bring in outside people/organizations that want to help
(converting interest into a contract or other formal agreement)
- This quarter has been a little lighter on community discussion
Agile Coach, Wikimedia Foundation
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kirill Lokshin <kirill.lokshin(a)gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 8:37 AM
Subject: [Affiliates] Recognition of the Wikimaps User Group
To: Wikimedia Mailing List <wikimedia-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org>, Wikimedia
Movement Affiliates discussion list <affiliates(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
I'm very happy to announce that the Affiliations Committee has recognized
the Wikimaps User Group  as a Wikimedia User Group.
The group aims to gather Wikimedia users engaged in a variety of activities
related to geographic information from across the movement, so that people
with different ideas for using geographic components in their projects are
able to come together, share their expertise, and help each other.
Please join me in congratulating the members of this new user group!
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