Agile from the Open Source Trenches: Making agile work for Wikipedia engineering teams

A session at Open Source Bridge 2013

Wednesday 19th June, 2013

3:45pm to 4:30pm (PST)

Wikipedia is one of the world’s top 5 websites. It is powered by a completely open source technology stack. Wikipedia’s innovative engineering projects in language and mobile engineering have been using agile development to create high-quality features and apps in faster iterations.

This talk examines what we have needed as pre requisites as well as what works and what doesn’t when using agile development for large open source projects.

My teams have benefited by maintaining a fixed-schedule sprint duration, making time for regular sprint retrospective discussions, having short sprint planning sessions, and keeping open communication channels in a distributed team.

My teams have been challenged by getting all team members to keep agile tracking documents up-to-date, keeping the software documentation itself up-to-date, and integrating QA.

This talk will help developers and engineering managers better understand and implement a successful agile process for their open source projects.

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Alolita Sharma

Software Engineer, Entrepreneur, Team Builder, Wikipedia Engineering, Open Web, Open Source Rocks! bio from Twitter

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Time 3:45pm4:30pm PST

Date Wed 19th June 2013

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