First Rapid Release Firefox Beta
The first beta versions of Firefox to come out of the new rapid release process are now available. Try out the desktop beta or the mobile beta. This release includes performance and stability enhancements, support for the new CSS Animations standard, a Do Not Track preference on the mobile version and more.

People-powered news challenge
How can we harness the open web—the technologies, the connections, and the people—to make news better for the people who create and read it? What should a news website look like in 2011 and beyond? Submit your idea and get a chance to attend a news innovation workshop in Berlin.

Data-driven Decisions at Mozilla
Rob Sayre gives us a glimpse of the many sources of data and research that we’re doing to make educated decisions here at Mozilla, including Test Pilot, Perfomatic 2.0, input.mozilla.com and more. Take a look and please let him know if anything else comes to mind.

Help get Thunderbird Conversations ready for release
Thunderbird Conversations is an add-on that provides a new way to read email by arranging messages in a conversation view. The extension author is looking for help with design and interface fixes to get the final release ready to ship. There are several tasks available that would serve as good introductions for anyone wanting to learn more about add-on development.

Meet some Mozillians

For the recent Bike to Work Day, Lukas, Jonas and Jeff traveled 42.7 miles by bike on the “Standard Bayway” route, from San Francisco to the Mountain View office! Check out Bonjour Mozilla for a daily dose of more community photos.

Upcoming events
* May and June, the world, Firefox Launch Parties
* May 24, online, Selenium Test Day for Addons.Mozilla.org
* May 25, online & via phone, Mozilla Community Engagement call
* May 25, online, MDN Community call
* May 27, University of Dundee, UK, Hacking the Future of Journalism
* June 6 – 8, online and Cincinnati, Ohio, Mozilla Developer Network doc sprint
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

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