In this issue…
- New channels for Firefox Rapid Releases
- Report from Firefox 4 Party in Kenya
- Help others and learn web development
- Re-evaluating Spread Firefox
- QA pays a visit to the University of Sussex
- Happy and Snappy
- What’s up with SUMO?
- Upcoming events
- Community Calendar
- About about:mozilla
New Channels for Firefox Rapid Releases
Following the amazing release of Firefox 4, Mozilla Firefox is moving to a rapid release development cycle to deliver new features, performance enhancements, security updates and stability improvements to users faster. Check out the new Firefox Channels page to help us make the next versions of Firefox great (you can also see some great new logos).
Report from Firefox 4 Party in Kenya
Pierros reports from the Firefox 4 party in Nairobi, Kenya. Alex and Linnet, local community superstars, organized an event that had over 200 people talking about Firefox and Mozilla (and eating cake). Check out the report to learn more about that party and look at our Party meetup page to find a party near you.
Help others and learn web development
Mozilla and P2PU want to thank everyone who volunteered to create a study group or course, provide us with content or help a fellow learner for the School of Webcraft. If you’d like to feel the warm glow that learning with others (and helping them learn) brings, find out about how you can participate.
Re-evaluating Spread Firefox
Mary Colvig of the Contributor Engagement gives an update on Spread Firefox, our longtime grassroots marketing site. We’ll be taking the site offline to further explore what makes sense in terms of volunteer engagement. The site is facing a few technical challenges and participation has dwindled as supporters have moved to Facebook and other platforms to advocate Firefox. Please check out the post for further details, provide feedback and/or help.
QA pays a visit to the University of Sussex
The Labs team has a great Student Outreach channel that offers guest lectures and talks from industry professionals and Mozilla staff. The University of Sussex just took advantage of the program, inviting David Burns from WebQA. David showed students how Mozilla goes about testing all its web properties. You can see the presentation here and find out how you can take advantage of the program.
Happy and Snappy
Congrats to community member Koen Hendrix for creating the winning design for the Mozilla Creative Collective Firefox 4 t-shirt Challenge. Tara Shahian interviews Koen to learn more about his inspiration, how he got involved with design and came to participate in the challenge. Check out the Q&A, as well as his design – there’s a persona too!
What’s up with SUMO?
Did you know the SUMO team regularly posts a video blog to share happenings and news? This week’s topics include the new Aurora channel. Check it out!
* April, the world, Firefox Launch Parties
* April 22, the Web, Firefox 5 Aurora Test Day
* May 11, Mountain View, San Francisco Selenium Meetup
* May, Huajuapan de León, Mexico, Kids on Computers Summit
For an up-to-date list of the coming week’s Mozilla project meetings and events, please see the Mozilla Community Calendar wiki page. Notes from previous meetings are linked to through the Calendar as well.
about:mozilla is by, for and about the Mozilla community, focusing on major news items related to all aspects of the Mozilla Project. The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and will be published every Tuesday.
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19 Apr 2011