Hello,

We wanted to give a quick update on what happened during day 3 of the Wikimedia
Technical Conference
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Conference/2019>, in
Atlanta, Georgia.

*Thursday
<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Technical_Conference/2019/Program#Day_3_-_Thursday_November_14th>,
November 14, 2019:*
Morning sessions were all really good, and we did dot voting on
unconference topics during our breaks. Afternoon was spent on a large
portion of those unconference sessions.

The morning sessions covered:

   - Self-service Stateless Microservices (for APIs) (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234646>)
   - What have we learned when deploying a standalone server side rendering
   service for the new mobile Wikidata termbox (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234642>)
   - The test pyramid and speeding up your results (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234637>)
   - Mediawiki Code Ownership (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234655>)
   - Running tests locally: an introduction (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234638>)
   - Restructure Rest API and services (ticket
   <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238257>)

Afternoon sessions and unconferences:

- Federated MediaWiki (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238383>)
- Language metadata in mediawiki (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234644>)
- RFCs / TechCom: how could RFCs be more useful (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T216308>)
- Ideas for proposing changes to validating with our communities (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238265>)
- Automate wiki creation (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238255>
)
- Small things to improve in wikisources (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238263>)
- Interactive content at Wikimedia: how to even start  (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238259>)
- CI counseling session 100% free (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238275>)
- Wikibase, Wikidata & things (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238252>)
- Movement Strategy 2030
- How do we know we are productive? Eng metrics (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238384>)
- MediaWiki Config mgmt @ scale (ticket
<https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238273>)
- WBStack.com Wikibase as a service (shared platform) MVP /prototype demo
- Discourse extension for MediaWiki


We ended the day with cleaning up documentation from the day's sessions and
moving them into the phabricator tickets (to keep all the data in one
place), taking pictures of the session sticky notes / diagrams, and then
adding them also into the phabricator tickets.

Photos and documentation that have been uploaded can be viewed using this
category
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_Technical_Conference_2019>
(look
for day 3
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wikimedia_Technical_Conference_2019,_day_3>)
on Commons: Category:Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019 (sample
media: unconference
template
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WMTC19_unconference_template.jpg>).


Cheers,

The Wikimedia Technical Conference Program Committee


--

deb tankersley (she/her)

program manager, engineering

Wikimedia Foundation
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