[Engineering] Deployments: upcoming holidays and their impact

Greg Grossmeier greg at wikimedia.org
Thu Nov 3 19:01:44 UTC 2016

It's that time of year again; the holiday season.

Different from last year: 
In the interest of both 1) giving engineers full time off at the end of the
year (not needing to be aware of what code they wrote is being deployed)
and 2) to keep the site reliable during our end-of-year fundraising
pushes there will be 2 weeks (instead of just 1) at the end of December
that are NO DEPLOYS weeks.

Here's the basic outline from now until mid-January (by week):
* Nov 7th: normal
* Nov 14th: normal
* Nov 21st: (Thanksgiving)
** All week: no train
** Mon/Tues: SWATs only 
** Wed/Thur/Fri: NO DEPLOYS
* Nov 28th: normal
* Dec 5th: normal
* Dec 12th: normal
* Dec 19th: NO DEPLOYS (XMAS)
* Dec 26th: NO DEPLOYS (XMAS)
* Jan 2nd: normal (with train)
* Jan 9th: no train, SWATs only (but no one from RelEng is garaunteed to
* be around) (DevSummit+All Hands)
* Jan 16th: resume normalcy (Monday is MLK Day)

As always, the canonical location for deployment information is at:



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