Meeting Notes

9-April-2012

Mozilla Project Meeting Minutes: 2012-04-09

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Contents

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of the Tree

  • Les Orchard
Thanks for graciously sharing your work (on Badger) with the Open Badges team. Your efforts with DjangoBadger are deeply appreciated as well. Your contributions to open source help us all. You rock.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 09 April

Tuesday, 10 April

Wednesday, 11 April

Thursday, 12 April

Topic of Brownbag Presenter Time Description
The Pyschology Behind Pair Designing Karl Dotter from Dopamine 12:00PM Karl will be speaking about pair designing and introduce us to some case studies where this technique has worked for his design firm.

Friday, 13 April

Topic of Brownbag Presenter Time Description
MozCamp LatAm Kate Naszradi and Mary Colvig 10:00AM This will be a brief overview, training, and Q&A for staff who will be attending MozCamp Latin America.
Brown Bag w/ Board Member Reid Hoffman Reid Hoffman 12:00PM Reid will be giving out his new book.

Next Week

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Future (9, 10, 11)

Speaker Location:

Firefox Current (3.6, 8)

Speaker Location:

Mobile Firefox

Speaker Location:

Thunderbird

Speaker Location:

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Drumbeat / Foundation

Speaker Location: Erin Knight, phone

Open Badges Public Beta launch

  • What: Public beta version of the Open Badge Infrastructure, the underlying badge specification and set of repositories (‘Backpacks’) to support a badge-as-alternative-credential ecosystem

  • Pretty big deal: lots of badges are getting a lot of attention and lots of people are working on badges toward a common goal of supporting all types of learning, especially informal, interest-driven and on-the-job learning. The OBI is a key part of success since it allows learners to earn badges across learning experiences, collect them into a single collection they manage and share them out with potential employers, etc.

  • Public beta includes: full issuer API, Backpacks with management tools, privacy controls, grouping and publishing features, initial displayer APIs, necessary legal components

  • Outreach: Press release and announcements going out tomorrow, Tuesday 4/10/12
  • Adoption: Lots of badge issuers already starting to push badges in.
  • More info / see for yourself:

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It’s like a lightning talk, but don’t feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Simon Wex David Ascher Phone Labs
Chloe Varelidi Erin Knight Phone Foundation, webmaker/learning games and assessment
David Keeler Lucas Adamski Mountain View, CA Security Engineering
Jon Buckley Ryan Merkely Mountain View Developer
Michiel Kamermans Ryan Merkely Mountain View Software Engineer

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new intern? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?
Jordan Lund (jlund on IRC) Armen Zambrano Toronto Release Engineering

Roundtable

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Notes and non-voice status updates that aren’t part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (*non-voice* updates)

Firefox

Platform

Services

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Data Centers

  • SCL3/SJC1:

    • We are in the middle of a massive data center move from one of our original data centers, SJC1 to our other data centers. We are on track to move roughly 1300 servers and virtual machines by the middle of the quarter.

    • While migration work has been going on for a year now to get websites and services out of there in advance of this move, some services are hanging on to the end and may require downtime to get them physically moved (or virtually migrated) to their new home. Please be patient with us as this move takes our resources away from other projects, and as some of these services incur downtime for their move.
    • Continued migration of community infrastructure form sjc1 to scl3.
  • PEK2: Data center migration in China for Mozilla Online continued this week, with fox2mike on site finishing the load balancer and vm hosting, and working on moving key sites.

Websites

  • Firefox 3.6 Start Page. This week we stood up a cluster (admin, dev, stage, and prod) along with global caching for the Mozilla-hosted Firefox 3.6 start page.

  • www.mozilla.org multi-datacenter. Last week we spun up www.mozilla.org in Santa Clara. It is now hosted in two data centers and cached out of Amsterdam. We will be making more use of CDNs in the next step.

Infrastructure

  • Completed Zimbra migration to HCI. All @mozilla.com & @mozillafoundation.org email accounts are on a new Zimbra infrastructure (and the migration happened with no impact to you!). See blog posts by justdave & mrz.

  • Turned up hundreds of new systems (more than I can collectively count amongst all teams in IT). For example, 128 nodes with new Sandy Bridge Xeon procs have been deployed to the SCL3 data center, and 64 to the PHX1 data center.
  • Zeus NIC cards (PHX1). We replaced the NIC cards in our PHX1 load balancers this week with new vendor-recommended cards to overcome problems that have plagued us for months. So far, we have not had any lb-related problems in PHX1. However, part of this success is due to moving the load of Addons version checking and about:home snippets to a new set of Netscaler load balancers which handle the heavy-loaded sites better but don’t provide some of the features we enjoy out of our Stingray load balancers.

Developer Services

  • hg.mozilla.org

    • A lot of work was wrapped up in prepping a new environment for hg.mozilla.org in our new data center.

      • We should be announcing downtime soon to make the switch this week.
    • Please do not abort a push to try (with ctrl-c) once it has begun. Due to the added pushlog in commit hooks, it causes hg to break and requires manual intervention to fix.

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

Project Status / goals for next week (keep it brief)

  • Affiliates

    • No release scheduled for last week
  • AMO
    • CI for AMO mobile tests…yay!

    • New tests from contributors Pengsu and Victor…yay!
    • Pull request is in the queue for a smarter login…yay!
  • Mozilla.com
    • No release last week
  • Mozillians
    • [rel:04/04/2012] scheduled to be released this week

    • hot new UI with responsive design
    • mbrandt: struggling with mozillians, not asking for team coverage, but the team is struggling with quality and it’s taking a lot of my focus. Really trying to help them out- but it’s taking away from pull requests and other duties. Am sure that there’s nothing others can do to help with this.
  • Mozilla Reps
    • 0.2 shipped today
  • MDN
    • pushed on 04/04
  • Socorro
    • Successful Milestone 4 release on 4/4/2012

    • zac: Thanks to alin- did a lot of work on socorro, takes 8 min to run the suite but that is too long, have an etherpad to work on cleaning up tests. Probably do it in the next couple of days.
  • SUMO
    • no updates
  • MozTrap
    • Yay new name! Yay 1.0 release! blog post about it here has more info.
  • Wiki
    • no updates
  • REMO
    • stephend: pushed mozilla reps 2.0 Thursday morning, still hoping to find a community person to take over as leader

QA Community

Automation Services

Automation & Tools

Security

Date / Time Item
Mon Apr 9 / 13:00 PST BrowserID Sync
Wed Apr 11 / 13:00 PST AVAILABLE
Thu Apr 12 / 10:00 PST AVAILABLE
Fri Apr 13 / 10:00 AM PST AVAILABLE

Calendar and Meeting details

General Meeting Details 
* IRC Channel: #security 
* Etherpad: http://etherpad.mozilla.com:9000/secreview 
* Vidyo: https://v.mozilla.com/flex.html?roomdirect.html&key=5XEMsG1ApA4b (Room 9058)
* Dial-in Info (phone): 
** In office or soft phone: extension 92 
** US/INTL: 650-903-0800 or 650-215-1282 then extension 92 
** Toronto: 416-848-3114 then extension 92 
** Toll-free: 800-707-2533 then password 369 
** Conference num 99058

For updates to meetings please see the Security Review Calendar

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

WebFWD

We’ve just announced two new teams to the program — read about both Entropy Wave and Tomahawk on our blog: http://blog.webfwd.org.

And one more team will be announced by next week :)

Foundation Updates

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