Hello and thanks for reading!

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

November 15, 2019:*
The first morning session looked at LocalDev: complex multi-service
MediaWiki development and use cases / personas that need tailored
development environments (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T235372>).
We also discussed API Integration Testing concentrating on functions,
stories, and scenarios (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234636>).

After we dot voted on Thursday morning, we finished up the last
unconference sessions on Friday:

   - New CI / Argo k8s for CI workloads challenges, details, paths forward (
   ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238261>)
   - Wikimedia Space solves all your (communication) problems* (ticket
   - The test pyramid and speeding up your results (ticket
   - kiwix / open ZIM. portfolio software stack, future ?, tech needs
   - What is a technical contribution? (ticket
   - JS Framework Experience Sharing (ticket
   - Global templates! Let's flesh it out (ticket
   - Logspam - how do we have less / surface it to the right people? (ticket
   - PHPUnit: what can we improve, can we remove phpunit.php wrapper
   script, etc (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238227>)
   - What user analytics would help you as a developer? (ticket
   - I'll help you replace Travis with Actions for GitHub-mastered repos (
   ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238244>)
   - The gradation of participation - what is a third party? Defining a
   common phrase with a common – and shared – understanding (ticket
   - Ukulele to wikitext (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238290>

The last session was a Recap and Reflection gathering using a world cafe
style discussion (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T238406>) -
each of the 5 themes have a notes document that is in their respective epic

   - Local Development and onboarding (ticket
   - Testing (ticket <https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T234088>)
   - Deploying and Hosting (ticket
   - Standardization Decisions (ticket
   - People and Processes (ticket

We also did a group photo
in-between raindrops!

We ended the day with our last documentation sprint, copying info 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. whew!

Photos and documentation that have been uploaded can be viewed using this
for day 4
on Commons: Category:Wikimedia Technical Conference 2019
demo: ukulele to wikitext


The Wikimedia Technical Conference Program Committee


deb tankersley (she/her)

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