In this issue…
- Firefox parties in full swing
- Being a localizer in the rapid release cycle
- New Adventures for Spark and Ember
- Know your creative!
- Design this book
- Get Personas is getting a new home
- Upcoming events
- Community Calendar
- About about:mozilla
Firefox parties are in full swing
With the an awesome launch of Firefox for desktop and mobile behind us, it’s time to celebrate. Parties have already kicked off. Congrats to Mozillian KAMI for hosting a great Firefox Launch party in conjunction with Document Freedom Day in Budapest, Hungry. Next up are the Mozilla Hispano party in Madrid and the Firefox 4 party hosted in Rome, as well as many others. Come out and celebrate!
Being a localizer in the rapid release cycle
With the introduction of the new Nightly, Aurora and Beta channels for Firefox, community members across Mozilla are adjusting to the new release schedule. If you are a localizer, learn more about what this means for you. If you are involved in other project areas or are interested in getting involved, this post might have some interesting tips for what this means for your contributions.
New Adventures for Spark and Ember
Andre Lewis, an aspiring wildlife documentary filmmaker, is the winner of a 15-day panda trek through the forests of Nepal with the Red Panda Network (here’s his winning video). The Firefox Live site will also be closing down this Thursday and the two grown cubs will go to other zoos with the goal of having cubs of their own next year. Can’t get enough of them? You can make your own 3D paper dolls here designed by Mozilla Indonesia!
Know your creative!
John Slater gives us an update on the Mozilla Creative team who are tasked with communicating the Mozilla Firefox story through visual design, copywriting, brand projects and website management. He introduces new members and new roles. Take a look and meet the team!
Design this book
The Drumbeat team is turning Learning, Freedom and the Web site into a book. The writing is mostly done. And now graphic designer Chris Appleton has shared his proposed visual language and design elements. Take a look and give us your feedback.
Get Personas is getting a new home
Wil Clouser writes that we’re working to migrate GetPersonas.com to AMO completely. The migration will allow personas to, “leverage AMO features like statistics reporting and collections, and AMO will get a fresh look at reviewing user submitted content and an influx of creative designers.” Wil has shared out the migration plan. Check it out if you’re curious and/or if you’d like to get involved.
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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12 Apr 2011 Mary Colvig comments off