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Future of forums, Are we growing yet and more…

about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Future of Mozilla’s Discussion Forums
Michael Burns wants to know if you have a specific or general complaint about how we communicate across Mozilla, particularly in the Mailing Lists / Newsgroup / Discussion Forum space. He is doing some research on how we can address the current shortcomings of our mostly-Mailman setup. So, tell him what annoys you about trying to communicate across your team or project. Maybe he can fix it.

Are We Growing Yet?

We recently launched a dashboard at arewegrowingyet.com that provides information from the Get Involved page about people who want to contribute to Mozilla. Each day around 200 people express interest in contributing. If you’re interested in this dashboard and our other community data plans, join us for the Grow Mozilla discussion this week.

QA Contribution Opportunities
The Quality Assurance team has started blogging about available contribution opportunities for people who want to get involved with testing at Mozilla. If you’d like to get involved, check out testing opporunities with Moztrap, AMO and Marketplace.

Dear Mozilla Mirrors—Thank You
Matthew Zeier has written a thank you to the people behind Mozilla’s mirror network that has served up many petabytes of data in support of the Mozilla Mission to make the web an open place for all. Read more about what the mirror network has done and how the way we deliver Firefox to users is evolving.

Community Building Recipes
Mary Colvig offers up her favorite community building recipes by walking through examples from both Mozilla and other offerings. She shares how you can develop a strong loyalty with your contributors, users and fans that multiplies and deepens your relationship with them, leading to viable growth and impact.

Upcoming events
* August 11, Boston, MA Northeast PHP Conference
* August 18, Hobart, Australia PyCon Australia
* August 21, Berlin, Germany Campus Party Berlin
* September 8-9, Warsaw, Poland MozCamp Europe
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

About about:mozilla
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla. You can also subscribe to the email version.

Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!

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Billions of add-ons, Firefox in your language and more…

about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Three billion add-on downloads
We’re excited to announce that we just crossed more than 3 billion downloads of Firefox add-ons. That’s almost half of the world’s population and more than the number of people on the Internet today. Learn more by checking out the Getting to Know Add-ons infographic and the list of the top eight most used add-ons.

Firefox in your language

Watch community members from around the world speaking about Firefox in their own language. This footage was taken at the Mozilla Summit in 2010 and celebrates the global spirit of our community.

One Mozilla Style Guide
John Slater introduces a draft of the One Mozilla Style Guide that’s under development. This will help all Mozillians tell our story consistently and effectively at every opportunity. Please take a look and let us know what’s working, what’s not working, what might need more explanation and what’s missing altogether.

FoxIE web standards training videos
About a month ago Chris Heilmann of Mozilla went to Miami, Florida to shoot a series of training videos with Rey Bango of Microsoft. Now these videos are available on Microsoft’s Channel9 as the FoxIE training series. Learn more about how these were made, where to view them and where to download slides of these talks to present them yourself.

Mentoring a large first bug
Creating website shortcuts with favicons was a Platform Integration task that has been pending development for almost a decade. Thanks to a new contributor named Parth Mudgal, they’re now live on Nightly builds. Read about Parth’s experience and Brian Bondy’s thoughts on being a mentor for this work.

Meet Some Mozillians
Mozilla says bonjour to Vineel Reddy who created the Firefox in your language video.

Upcoming events
* August 11, Boston, MA Northeast PHP Conference
* August 18, Hobart, Australia PyCon Australia
* August 21, Berlin, Germany Campus Party Berlin
* September 8-9, Warsaw, Poland MozCamp Europe
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

About about:mozilla
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla. You can also subscribe to the email version.

Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!

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