Meeting Notes

21-April-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-04-21

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • Justin Potts (:justinpotts) for taking on the QA leadership role for the Webmaker project

  • Colin Frei, Alfredos (fredy) Damkalis, Andrew Truong (feer56), Andre Garzia, Gabriel Gómez, Viking KARWUR, Anuj Agarwal, Benlamara Abderahemane, Benny Chandra, Muhammad Mehmood Ali, Luigi Tedone, Steve Lee, Shahmir Khan, Sebastian Hengst, Jennie Rose Halperin, and Rami Khader have been managing the Tablet Contribution Program application review and awarding process with me (Asa Dotzler). They collectively developed the scoring/ranking criteria, reviewed over 1,200 applications, developed a communications plan including emails to awardees and those who didn’t make the cut, created much of the program documentation, and generally kicked ass preparing to empower 500 of our community to brave the tablet jungles ahead of the core Firefox OS teams.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 21 April

  • Intern presentations from 1:30-3pm in SF Commons, MV Commons and TOR Commons plus streamed & recorded on Air Mozilla – Come see Valentin Tsatskin, Olusola Ogunsakin and Joshua Dover present what they’ve been working on all Winter/Spring!

Tuesday, 22 April

  • HTML5MTL Meetup in Montreal, Canada

    • A group where technical people can come together to share, network and most importantly learn about the different aspects of HTML5.

    • Frédéric Harper speaking
  • Intern presentations from 1-2:30 PM PDT in TOR Commons, SF Commons and MV Commons plus streamed & recorded on Air Mozilla – Come see Viktor Stanchev, Jonathan Wei and Willie Cheong present what they’ve been working on all Winter/Spring!

Wednesday, 23 April

  • Homebrew Website Club Meeting, 18:30-19:30 simultaneously at Mozilla SF and ESRI PDX. Description:

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy?

    If so (or you want to!), come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project…

    Any questions? See the wiki page or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 24 April

  • Countdown to Firefox 29 – Eric Petitt, Director of Firefox Marketing, plus others from the Engagement team, will present a 29-minute preview of the go to market campaign for Firefox 29. Two options, both the same — one at 9:00am PT and one at 4:00pm PT. The event will be streamed and recorded via Air Mozilla. Open to vouched Mozillians.

Saturday, 26 April

Sunday, 27 April

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • No

  • But
    • Seriously
  • FF29 in a week
  • Say something meaningful here about the beautiful balance between technology and product
  • Movie time!

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Open Call for Badges Pilot Project for Pittsburgh City of Learning Initiative

    • This summer, Pittsburgh will join other Cities of Learning in a groundbreaking initiative to pair learning opportunities for young people with digital badges in ways that allow learners to think about, pursue, and develop their interests.

    • Read more on the blog.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • We taught over 280 people over the course of 3 days last week at 6 events, from a women in science and engineering bootcamp in California, to five events at PyCon. Massive thank you to our 21 instructors and participants. Also, have a look at Lukas Blaak’s post on the instructor training for more: http://lukasblakk.com/learn-to-teach-programming/

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location:
Telefoncia purchased rights to the ‘What Does the Fox Say?” and created this video for LATAM markets. It features a number of Marketplace Apps.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMJpK8cBjkQ&app=desktop

Developer Relations

Speaker Location: San Francisco

  • DevPulse. Lots of people at Mozilla do things to help developers build the open web. So much that many people don’t know what is happening or how to get involved! So we’ve started highlighting some key developer-centric activities each month in what we’re calling DevPulse. We’ve published our 2nd edition today; please have a peek and get involved (see last section :).

And if you want to be added to the list to receive this by email let Diane know (diane@mozilla).

IT

Speaker Location: mjeffries,MTV

Vidyo 3.0 Portal upgrade is now live!

The latest version of Vidyo Desktop (3.0.4) has been pushed to the Vidyo Portal (see [1] for new features). That means the next time you open the Vidyo Desktop client, you’ll be prompted to update to the latest version – please select “Update Now”. The download will start and you’ll see a confirmation message when it’s done installing. You will then need to enter your LDAP password to log into the new client to complete the setup process.

Please note all Vidyo calls are now managed through the Vidyo Desktop client (by clicking on the Vidyo icon on your desktop) and are no longer managed through the web portal (https://v.mozilla.com).

Thanks again to all who provided feedback over the past couple months to help test and provide feedback on version 3 of Vidyo Desktop.

Some Notes:

  • [1] Support Documentation: https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/SD/Vidyo+Desktop+3

  • Linux Users: The update will only download the client to the home directory, but you will need to install the package manually to update.
  • Ample notice will be provide before v2 of Vidyo Desktop is no longer supported.
  • If a direct download of the Vidyo client is needed, browse to https://v.mozilla.com

IRC: #servicedesk
Phone: x7911
eMail: servicedesk@mozilla.com

Conference Room Survey QR’s are coming! (and we want YOUR feedback!)

Coming to a conference room near you will be QR codes that when scanned open a quick Google survey for feedback on your conference room experience. The QR codes are readable on any smartphone with a QR scanner installed. EUS wants to make sure your conference room experience is the best it can be, and giving us feedback is key.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Michael Verdi Help our users How you can help users when Firefox 29 launches Home No N/A Links coming next week and in your email
Eric Petitt Firefox Marketing Go to market plan preview for Firefox 29 presentation Thursday. SF No N/A Air Mozilla
Stacy Martin Privacy Help Needed – Browser Privacy and Safety Guide for Domestic Violence Survivors SF No N/A https://wiki.mozilla.org/Privacy/NNEDV
Javaun Moradi Product, Fx for Desktop Need volunteer developers/designers/UX for the NatGeo/U.N. food hackathon! Home (Nick Desaulniers will give update) Details and volunteer
Kristin Baird MozCamp Update on MozCamp strategy for this year SF No N/A
Robyn Chau, Vladimir Vukicevic GDC Planning Team GDC 2014 Recap Remote No http://bit.ly/1rfttkc
Asa Dotzler Firefox OS Participation Tablet Contribution Program MTV No n/a https://wiki.mozilla.org/FirefoxOS/TCP

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Aaron Turon Azita Rashed Mountain View San Francisco Research Engineer
Justin D’Arcangelo Diego Marcos San Francisco US Remote (PA) Media Team
Sydney Polk Clint Talbert Mountain View US Remote (TX) Platform QA

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

14-April-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-04-14

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • Continued thanks to the people patiently answering posts in .governance – Yoric, nnethercote, Gerv, bz, and so many more!

  • [RyanVM] Thanks to Girish Sharma (Optimizer) for helping fix devtools test leaks and failures that helped us roll out bigger mochitest browser-chrome improvements last week.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 14 April

Thursday, 17 April

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 17:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion — a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: Madhava in Toronto

  • Firefox 29 is now a mere 2 weeks away (Tuesday, April 29th)

    • includes the Australis UI changes, easier customization, simple sync-set-up, our first ever update/first-run tour

    • start stretching: it is no exaggeration at this point to use kermit arms
  • 1st Australis video

Firefox Mobile

  • UI telemetry is being collected, and we are starting to analyze

  • Quick Share on context menus landed. Some followups filed for UX tweaks.

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announced Expanded Citywide Summer of Learning and Earning Initiative.

    • The Summer of Learning and Earning will once again engage youth by challenging them to earn digital badges to mark their successes.

    • Read more on the blog.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

When you get your 2 MozLove t-shirts, check out this 3 step guide to connect new people to Mozilla:

  • Tell them about our mission

  • Tell them we need their help
  • Tell them where to find opportunities

Come to the Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday at 10 pacific to learn more about how to connect new people to Mozilla and to help us make more resources like this to support the contributor growth goal for the year.

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location: Non-verbal

Major performance improvements:

  • Re-enabled gzip after addressing security flaws (8x size decrease)

  • Replaced appcache with traditional caching (20x size decrease)
  • Lazy-loading uncachable Persona libraries
  • Caching all responses in IndexedDB; refreshing asynchronously
  • Optimized API responses for Marketplace front-end
  • Caching API hits in our CDN
  • 71 other closed bugs
  • cold start time now being tracked

IT

Speaker Location:mjeffries, San Francisco

VidyoDesktop 3 Goes Live!

Thanks to those who provided feedback on Vidyo 3, we’ve used it to fix a few things and now its ready for prime time. A mandatory and automatic update will be pushed on Monday morning, April 21st – for those that want to check out the client now, the download link is noted below [1]. Ample notice will be provided before v2 is no longer supported.

Some of the new features include:

  • Simplified UI w/ no Flash (means fewer crashes for you)!

  • Client auto sign-in w/ secure token (you no longer need to frequently type in your LDAP password to login)
  • Enhanced echo-cancellation for all OSs (especially for Macs!)
  • Ability to join any meeting by clicking a Vidyo room URL
  • Improved support and stability for Linux

Support Documentation:
https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/SD/Vidyo+Desktop+3

If you have any questions – please submit a Service Now request, reach out to servicedesk@mozilla.com, or ask in #servicedesk

[1] – https://mozilla.box.com/vidyoclient

NOTE: After upgrading/installing the Vidyo client will ask you to upgrade to an older version, please select “Not Now”. You will no longer be prompted after 4/21/14.

MOC Update

  • The Mozilla Operations Center (MOC) is now staffed 24/7, and has begun the transition away from third-party incident handling.

  • The MOC has identified the top IT Services & Systems, and published an SLA framework for Incident handling.

These efforts are to ensure more consistent and timely IT incident handling and communication.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Debbie Cohen Chief of People Global Workforce MV No N/A N/A
Mihca Anderson HR Business Partner Removing Roadblocks to Productivity Mountain View No N/A Survey Results
Joe Stevensen Operations Security Manager Heartbleed update Mountain View No N/A Heartbleed Security Advisory blog post

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Hannah Kane Geoffrey MacDougall Toronto office PDX Program Manager for MoFo Engagement Team. Fundraising, Maker Party, advocacy campaigns like StopWatching.Us, government and other large-scale partnerships, contributor engagement, metrics and dashboards, etc.
Jessica Osorio Mary Colvig SF SF Jessica is filling in for Chelsea Novak for a year. She’ll manage supporter engagement activities as part of the Community Engagement team.
Sean Bohan Darren Herman New York New York Strategic Development Principal

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

7-April-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-04-07

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • Thanks to Andrew Halligan for all his well-written/tested/thought-out contributions to Firefox Marketplace. We especially appreciate his diligence going through Bugzilla, GitHub, and working on priority bugs – great work all around!

  • Thanks to Regnard Raquedan, Benjamin Kerensa and Katt Taylor for organizing the North America Reps meetup last weekend at the beautiful Mozilla Space in Portland!
  • Thanks to Kohei and Pmac for some unplanned updates to mozilla.org over the weekend.
  • Thanks to the various folks patiently answering the posts in .governance

Upcoming Events

This Week

Mozilla is sponsoring Pycon 2014 (https://us.pycon.org/2014/), April 9-17 in Montreal, Canada.
Events include:

Tuesday, 08 April

  • 1PM PST : Security Champions {for the curious or more details ping curtisk in IRC}

    • CANCELED as FxA is more important
  • 1PM PST : Firefox Accounts & Sync Brownbag – overview of FxA covering architecture, security and privacy

Wednesday, 09 April

  • Homebrew Website Club Meeting, 18:30-19:30 simultaneously at Mozilla SF and MozPDX. Description:

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy?

    If so (or you want to!), come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project…

    Any questions? See the wiki page or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 10 April

  • Christian Heilmann is speaking at Codebits in Lisbon, Portugal – FirefoxOS – HTML5 for a truly world-wide-web

  • Noon @ SFO – Armen Zambrano is presenting on SFO (hopefully through air.m.o) a quick presentation about Release Engineering’s recent improvements in our Amazon continuous integration (tbpl) and how we are saving 60-70% on our monthly bill – Saving on our AWS bill

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Webmaker

Speaker Location: OpenMatt in Toronto

Received this from one of our community members:

  • #WeAreMozilla

  • “I’m just recovering from nearly a month of debilitating illness, so I’m not really able to lead much of anything. However, I’m wondering if what’s needed now is an opportunity for people to affirm what they love about Mozilla, and what they *do* with and for Mozilla. People have spent the last few weeks trying to figure out how to be individuals. I would love to participate in participatory media-making that gives us a chance to be a community again. Thoughts? The idea would be to ask people to share one thing they have experienced/done/worked on with Mozilla, and then also to list two things from others that they also find inspiring.”
  • Interested? Got ideas? Get in touch with @OpenMatt and I’ll connect you. https://twitter.com/OpenMatt

Non-verbal updates:

  • Help us test Webmaker Training!

    • Official training kicks off in May, but we’d love feedback on the ‘Building’ module, which is all about using Webmaker tools to create learning resources and teaching kits.

    • https://wiki.mozilla.org/Webmaker/Testing

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

  • Peruse the latest happenings on the Badges team in this blog post.

OpenNews

Speaker Location: MozPDX

Just want to give a quick, in person hello and update on OpenNews.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: non-verbal

IT

Speaker Location: mjeffries, San Francisco

  • Vidyo 3.0 update: Thanks for all the feedback on the new Vidyo client. We have been making changes to the environment based on the feeback you have provided. Please keep the feeback coming – preferrably via Bugzilla and ServiceNow (though you Yammer junkies can keep submitting, too! ;) ).
  • The ServiceNow update, with the easier-to-use UI, is now LIVE! Come check it out, and click on this intro video link to learn more about how the redesign can make things easier for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xv_wU-6_VQ

Web Compat

Speaker Location: non-verbal

Lots of wins for the open non-WebKit mobile web recently:

  • touch.groupon.com adds non-WebKit-only CSS for all to enjoy.

  • wikia.com layout fixes for Firefox OS and Firefox for Android.
  • cnet.com now sends rich mobile site to Firefox OS users.
  • ehow.com moves away from non-standard CSS button layout.
  • m.dictionary.com redesigned to not only serve -webkit- CSS.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Lars Bergstrom Researcher Servo – ACID2 support Chicago, IL No, but stream video YouTube MP4 http://github.com/mozilla/servo

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Ting-Yu Lin Steven Lee Taipei office Taipei office Firefox OS – Platform Engineering team
Guillaume Marty Gregor Wagner San Francisco London Software Engineer -

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Theo Chevalier Chris Hofmann Mountain View Mountain View Localization Driver

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

Chris Heilmann: I put together a blog post outlining how to communicate to the outside world without becoming a target for misquotes or attacks. Please have a read. I am also happy to help anyone who wants to say something but feels intimidated or unhappy to do it publicly. This is a time to stand strong and together and not give people wrong quotes. It is not a time to be silent when you are unhappy. Have a read, it has a cute baby bat.


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

31-March-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-03-31

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:00 pm

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

Dominik and Rina would like to nominate Mahay Alam Khan (a.k.a. Mak) for running the recruitment for our local community research in Bangladesh and for his last minute help on our survey! Mak is truly a great organiser and leader! Thanks so much!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 01 April

Wednesday, 02 April

Thursday, 03 April

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 17:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion — a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla

Saturday, 05 April

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: (mfinkle)

  • Quick Share: Now on context menus too!

  • Firefox Hub – Stage 1: Testing some Feed related panels
  • Testing snippets on Nightly
  • UI Telemetry is starting to land
  • Keep testing Sync and Webapps!

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

  • Help us test the WebLitMapper, a new bookmarklet for tagging content around the web that aligns with the Web Literacy Map.

    • Try it out and share feedback here.

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

Open News

Speaker location: nonverbal update

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Pierros Papadeas has created some graphics that show how the People, Engagement and Foundation teams are coordinating to increase the number of active contributors by 10x this year.

It’s not every day that you get to talk about sharks, parachutes and hard hats when describing the work you do, so I definitely wanted to share the images. Check out the full explanation to learn more.

If you have any questions about how this will help you grow community around your projects, feel free to join the Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday, post to the community building mailing list or attend the upcoming Enabling Communities Town Hall.

IT

Speaker Location: mjeffries, San Francisco

ServiceNow improvements video now posted – check out the changes we have made to make ServiceNow easier to use for your IT needs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xv_wU-6_VQ

EUS, WPR, and WebEngineering have made improvements to employee and guest badging:
Employee and guest badging systems have been updated and improved.
Employee badging stations are now in all Mozilla Spaces, and will enable individual and workweek badging at all locations.
Peekaboo guest badging system improvements
Peekaboo stations have been deployed to all Mozilla Spaces.
WebEngineering is working on more improvements for Peekaboo.

Desk Phone improvements
Made perf. improvements to improve phone system management.
Faster number lookup- less than 7 seconds for extension lookup, among other improvements.

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Mike Taylor Web Compat Engineer webcompat.com Austin, TX Yes n/a http://dev.webcompat.com
William Reynolds Product manager for Community Tools Add more accounts to mozillians.org and new Reps activities system San Francisco No mozillians.org post mozillians.org post,
Reps activities system post
Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Howie Chang Kevin Hu Taipei(record) Taipei Firefox OS – Engineering PM

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

25-March-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-03-24

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • KaiRo would like to nominate XtC4UaLL for helping with undoing changes on MozillaWiki over the weekend by people who think editing a public wiki and “defacing” pages there constitutes “1337 hacking”. (See bug 986832 for more background.)

Upcoming Events

Monday, 24 March

Developer Relatoins published the first edition of “DevPulse” today. This provides highlights about what is happening among web & app developers worldwide, and is intended to foster greater points of collaboration among various groups at Mozilla to support them. You can read past and current issues on the DevRelations wiki: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Engagement/Developer_Engagement/DevPulse and send feedback to diane@mozilla.com

Wednesday, 26 March

  • Homebrew Website Club Meeting, 18:30-19:30 simultaneously at Mozilla SF and MozPDX. Description:

    Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy?

    If so (or you want to!), come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project…

    Any questions? See the wiki page] or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 27 March

  • Pixlfest, Oklahoma City, OK, US

    • Luke Crouch speaking, Developer Relations sponsoring
  • PragueJS, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Frédéric Harper speaking on Firefox OS

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Webmaker won a prize for our Thimble tool from Common Sense Media!
  • We’re hosting monthly “Geekouts” on the HOMAGO.com (stands for Hanging Out, Messing Around, Geeking Out) for community members to connect on specific topics

    • This Thursday, March 27th at 12:00pm EDT, Karen Smith from Hive Toronto is hosting a discussion about how you can teach the web without laptops and in an engaging and participatory way.

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Mozilla BadgeKit is now available in private beta! Know how to build your own front end website to run it, or want to integrate it into your MoFo project? Fill out this form.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Policy & Advocacy

Speaker location: nonverbal

  • The Web We Want campaign has just announced its 2014 Small Grants Program to find events or actions that will get people involved in debating, celebrating, and imagining the Web they Want.

    • People can apply for any amount between $1,000 and $5,000.

    • Applications due by April 7th. Here’s an action idea: host a ‘quilting bee’ in schools, libraries, youth clubs, etc., where you teach people digital skills by showing them how to make their own part of the Web We Want interactive quilt using Mozilla’s Webmaker tools and curriculum.
    • Apply for a grant at https://webwewant.org/2014-grants/

Open News

Speaker location: nonverbal

  • Catch the Open News team at these events over the next few weeks:

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Robyn Chau Events Project Manager Game Developers Conference SF No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Games/GDC https://wiki.mozilla.org/Games/GDC

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Maisha Cannon Mat Cadwell San Francisco Mountain View Recruiting
Arcadio Lainez Eric Petitt Mountain View San Francisco Engagement
Lars Hansen Naveed Ihsanullah Toronto Norway JavaScript
Junior Hsu Marco Chen Taipei (Recording) Taipei Software Engineer

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

Engagement

PR


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

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18-March-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-03-17

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

Thanks to the countless people who worked hard to set up the new Mountain View office! It’s awesome!

Upcoming Events

This Week

  • Games Developer Conference March 17-21 in San Francisco

    • Mozilla booth and demos

    • Speakers: Martin Best, Vlad Vukicevic, Alon Zakai, Luke Wagner, Angelina Fabbro, Bill Maggs
    • Sponsored by: Marketplace, Developer Relations, and Platform teams
    • www.gdconf.com

Friday, 21 March

  • Edge Conference London, March 21

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: SF (johnath)

  • Today is merge day, and that means that Australis and new Sync are getting merged to Firefox Beta. \o/

  • Metro

Firefox Mobile

  • Sync and APK-based webapps moving to Beta

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

  • The Webmaker community explored the intersection of the Open Web w/ Open Ed. during Open Education Week last week. Doug Belshaw moderated a discussion in our Google + community–- feel free to add to the conversation.
  • Got web literacy curriculum? Help us build out open education resources that teach the mechanics, culture and citizenship of the web.

    • Send lesson plans, online tutorials, wiki pages, etc. to teachtheweb@mozillafoundation.org.
  • Global Hive- Mozilla is taking Hive global. Chris Lawrence, Senior Director of Webmaker Community and Hive Learning Networks, is publishing a series of blog posts outlining plans to establish Hive as a global effort linking local educators to an international community through the advancement of connected learning, web literacy, and digital skills.
  • Check out this volunteer’s amazing blog. In the last three weeks along, he’s documented:

    • WoMoz Maker Party

    • Hive Vizag Pop-Up
    • KidZilla Webmaker School Club event

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

  • Tons of stuff going on- check out the blog for updates on launching BadgeKit in private beta, successes at DML & SXSWEdu, and more!

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal update

Policy & Advocacy

Speaker location: nonverbal update

  • Knight News Challenge — Submissions to the News Challenge close on March 18th, so now is the time to apply. As a reminder, the Challenge will award $2.75 million for breakthrough ideas around how to advance and protect the open web. The application is short (approx. 15 mins to complete) and the opportunity is significant. Let’s encourage our networks to submit their ideas. Learn more at www.newschallenge.org.
  • Happy Birthday, World Wide Web — Last week, Mozilla celebrated the birthday of the Internet by launching the Web We Want interactive quilt. The quilt is built off of webmaker and enables people to remix and personalize with the type of Web they want, and we’re seeing some very interesting submissions. We will continue to use this quilt throughout the Maker Party campaign and will use it as a frame for other campaigns. If you haven’t already done your remix, check it out at https://mozilla.makes.org/thimble/web-we-want-quilt_

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location:Mountain View

We’re awarding Community Building Superstar Badges!

This month, we’ve been handing out shiny new Community Building Superstar Badges to people around the project who build community in awesome ways. Folks who have earned them to date include: Pierros Papadeas, Michelle Marovitch, Joel Maher, Emma Irwin, Jennie Rose Halperin, Henrik Mitsch, Brian Anderson, and Amie Tyrrel!

More information and a place to nominate community builders at: https://badges.mozilla.org/en-US/badges/badge/Community-building-rockstar – or reach out directly to me or David Boswell for more information.

Speaker Location: Toronto

The Coding Community meeting this week will be all about entry-level engagement, focusing on good first bugs, papercuts and other first-steps contributions to the codebase, with the goal of having a specific set of good-first-bugs for an upcoming engagement/fundraising event. It will take place Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:00:00 PM UTC (2:00 PM Eastern, 11:00 Pacific) in David Boswell’s vidyo room. If you have a collection of such bugs to hand, you should attend.

IT

Speaker Location: Mountain View

  • Bugzilla issues of last week – look out for the yammer post. — https://www.yammer.com/mozilla.com/#/Threads/show?threadId=377093214

  • Welcome to the shiny new office!
    • Softphone users – ringring doesn’t exist anymore, please use pbx.mtv2.mozilla.com

    • Wireless – Do NOT use Mozilla Guest, please use the Mozilla SSID, Accept the new wifi.mozilla.net certificate. Issues? Clear out your old Mozilla* wireless profiles
    • Wired – Ports under your desk are already lit up and are on the corp and voip vlans
    • Vidyo – New endpoint software, Room search is the only option. Some upstream issues are being worked on
    • Thank you to WPR, IT and our external partners AVDG for all the hard work!

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: Toronto (miketaylr)

  • medium.com now you can see and create comments on Firefox for Android – thx Anton!

  • BBC iPlayer is now compatible with Firefox for Android.
  • mercadolibre/mercadolivre now serve the mobile site to Firefox for Android for all their sites in South America.
  • Lots of new testing by volunteers in Albania and Argentina
  • India leading the way in manual compatibility testing (big thanks to haseeb for leading the efforts!)

Report mobile site compat bugs.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Kristin Baird Director of Integrated Marketing Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Brownbag Announcement SF No N/A N/A
Robyn Chau Events Project Manager Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 Moz SF No Activities Summary GDC Intranet Site
Amy Tsay Community Manager, AMO & Marketplace Community nominations of featured apps on Marketplace MV No Slides https://marketplace.firefox.com/nominate

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Jocelyn Liu Gina Yeh Taipei office Taipei office Firefox OS
Alison Shiue Brian Huang Taipei office Taipei office Firefox OS QA Engineer
Boris Chiou Steven Lee Taipei office Taipei office Firefox OS
Michelle Escalante Sheila Mooney Mountain View US Remote – WA Engineering Program Manager
Hope Nielson Jill Alvarez SF Office SF Office Recruiter

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  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

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11-March-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-03-10

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

Rika Pi, new QA contributor, has been finding new bugs and confirming incoming bugs on Firefox Desktop, Android, and Metro. Thanks!

Thanks to Jennie Rose Halperin for her awesome help managing the localization process for the new contributor research project!

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 11 March

Wednesday, 12 March

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Last week, we launched Mozilla BadgeKit, the new set of open, foundational tools to make the badging process easy. BadgeKit:

  • Supports key stages in the badging experience including creating, designing, assessing and issuing.

  • Includes remixable templates and milestone badges allowing for easy customization.
  • Provides modular and open options (standards) for the community of badge makers to use and build upon within their existing sites or systems.

Availability of BadgeKit:

  • Open now in private beta for select partner organizations that meet specific technical requirements.

  • Apply for access to the private beta hosted version.
  • Grab the code for each tool within Github.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Our Director Kay Thaney is in Nairobi right now for a workshop that kicks off tomorrow focusing on discoverability and openness of African scholarship.

    • Read her blog post on thinking open and thinking globally in science.

    • Follow the hashtag #scholarAfrica to learn more.

[Policy & Advocacy]

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • This week marks the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web. To celebrate the birth of the Web, Mozilla is participating in the Web at 25 and Web We Want campaigns launching later this week.

    • Find the campaign at webat25.org later this week.

    • Stay tuned to see how you can contribute to an interactive quilt that will enable people to fill in a message with the type of Web that people want.

[Open News]

Speaker location: nonverbal

  • We’ve launched Source Guides, a batch of topical collections of advice and tutorials on data journalism and source in the newsroom. More collections to come!

Firefox Student Ambassadors

Speaker Location: Written update

Interested in learning more about the Firefox Student Ambassador Program? Join us tomorrow for ‘Office Hours’ over IRC to get some info and ask your questions!

  • Tuesday, March 11th

  • 7:30am Pacific/ 5:30pm CEST/ 9:00pm IST/ 3:30pm UTC
  • IRC: #firefoxstudents

Identity

Speaker Location: Vidyo

Last Friday, we announced that Persona is transitioning to community ownership. You can read more on the Identity blog at http://identity.mozilla.com/post/78873831485/transitioning-persona-to-community-ownership

The most important points:

  • Mozilla is still supporting Persona. We’re just not funding new feature development.

  • Many of the original paid contributors are still working on Persona in their free time, alongside long-time community contributors.
  • Persona is Open Source! Join us in #identity and #persona and help us fix authentication on the web! :-)

As for why the change is happening: Read the blog post! In short, we didn’t see as much adoption as we were hoping for by this point, nor did we see a clear path to adoption by other browsers / major email providers. Instead of piling on features, we’ve decided to keep Persona focused on what we know it does well: simple, email-based authentication.

Questions? Please feel free to get in touch with me: https://mozillians.org/u/callahad/

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Mihca Anderson HR Business Partner Removing roadblocks to productivity Mountain View No N/A https://blog.mozilla.org/people/2014/03/06/removing_roadblocks/

https://wiki.mozilla.org/People:removing_roadblocks_to_productivity

Mike Hoye Community Manager Code Firefox Mozilla Toronto No None http://CodeFirefox.com and http://www.amara.org/en/search/#/?q=codefirefox

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
James Barnell Albert Villarde Mountain View San Francisco Network Engineering
Lilian Castro Denelle Dixon – Thayer Mountain View San Francisco Executive Assistant
David Durst Wil Clouser Mountain View Remote – VA Web Engineering

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

Release Engineering

  • We deployed a new version of the mesa libraries to the Amazon’s test instances

Engagement

Events

  • GDC 2014

    • The Platform, Marketplace, and Developer Relations teams are proud to support Mozilla’s presence at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next week, where the Mozilla Games Initiative will be showcasing some great demos of our current capabilities and presenting our plans for the future of gaming at Mozilla.

    • Martin Best, Vladimir Vukicevic, Alon Zakai, Luke Wagner, Angelina Fabbro, and Bill Maggs will be speaking, and there will be several important and exciting announcements
    • There will be a quick presentation at next Monday’s MoCo meeting about our presence at GDC.
    • GDC Website
    • Contact Robyn Chau (robyn@mozilla.com) with questions.

  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

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    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
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4-March-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-03-03

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • Thank you to Gemma Petrie in UX for her infinite wisdom and unwavering willingness to share it.

  • Thank you to Candelora and VanillaOrchids, our volunteer theme reviewers who are helping us test the migration of theme review tools from Marketplace back to AMO. Your dedication and involvement are much appreciated!
  • Thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard in making Mobile World Congress a success for Mozilla. We appreciate the contribution made by all teams – before, after and during the event – both onsite in Barcelona and offsite around the world!
  • Thank you to Matt Ternoway for designing an Engineering logo for Air Mozilla (bug 909464).
  • Thank you to Steven Brown for designing a Web Compatibility logo (bug 927478) – t-shirts coming!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 05 March

Thursday, 06 March

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 18:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion — a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla

  • Firefox OS 1.4 Bug Bash – Come Help Test Our Product!

    • Time: 4pm – 7pm PST

    • IRC Channel: #fxosqa
    • Vidyo Room: Warp Core
    • Meeting rooms
      • Mountain View: Warp Core

      • San Francisco: 233 Alice B. Toklas
      • Toronto: 5F Sheppard
    • Prizes
      • Most Blocker Bugs Found

      • Most Number of Bugs Found
      • Worst Crash Bug Found
    • Other Information
      • Bring your own device preferably – we’ll only have a small handful to hand out for testing

      • Free pizza for Mountain View & San Francisco attendees

Friday, 07 March

Saturday, 08 March

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

Firefox OS

Speaker: Peter Scanlon, Acting Chief Marketing Officer
Speaker Location: San Francisco
A quick follow-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: posts on the Mozilla Blog that provide perspective on our participation. Includes commentary and some great short films on the following topics:

Many thanks to the Mozillians who participated, or enabled, our presence this year.

  • Tablet Contribution Program hardware applications for the first round of tablets (10″ InFocus/Foxconn device) are going to wrap up this week. If you are interested in participating, get your application in soon. – Asa

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • We’re in the process of redesigning teaching kits, and we’d like your feedback on our design briefs!

    • Leave comments in the doc or email Kat Braybrooke with your thoughts.

    • Goals of redesign:
      • Offer more modular build options

      • Simpler back-end code
      • Usability across devices
      • Ways to address attribution

Policy & Advocacy

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Last week we joined with the Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation to announce the News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge is an annual contest to find the best ideas to accelerate media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information.

  • This year’s Challenge fund totals $2.75 million to find innovative ideas that strengthen the Internet and keep it open, trustworthy and safe for free expression.
  • Participating in the challenge is open to ANYONE. We highly encourage the Mozilla Community to both participate (and encourage your networks to participate) and spread the word.
  • More info can be found at newschallenge.org or by contacting Dave Steer @ daves@mozillafoundation.org

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Mon-Wed: SXSWedu - Members of the Open Badges team will be speaking on three panels at the South By Southwest Education Festival (SXSWedu) in Austin, TX:

Sample tweets to share with your followers:

  • How to get your dream job in the digital age + more in this #SXSWedu panel http://bit.ly/obtechsavvy @6oz @megcolek @DR4WARD @YairR

  • International digital assessment & #openbadges in the wild at #SXSWedu http://bit.ly/obgoglobal @emgollie @soletelee @markriches
  • Lifelong learning and alternative credentials at #SXSWedu http://bit.ly/obstackable @anmechung @parchment @cathysandeen @WGU_Registrar

Thurs-Sat: DML - We will be launching BadgeKit at the Digital Media + Learning (DML) Conference in Boston, MA on Thursday, March 6.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Greg Wilson will be hosting a workshop at SIGCSE (a major computing education conference) in Atlanta on Wednesday night, which will explore ways of using the IPython Notebook in teaching.

    • Notable Guests:

      • Fernando Perez (creator of IPython)

      • Peter Norvig (of Google)
      • Doug Blank (who is using the Notebook to make robotics more accessible to novice programmers)
      • Cam Macdonell (whose students are building a turtle graphics module for the Notebook as a course project).

OpenNews

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • We led sessions and shared some news from our team at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in Baltimore last week.

    • Announced the date and location of our first-ever conference, SRCCON, July 24+25 in Philadelphia.

Firefox Student Ambassadors

Speaker Location: Written Update

  • Please congratulate Ambassador Jim-Bert who won our App of the Month Contest with his FoxyFlames app and will receive a Very Splendid Gear Package. Great job Jim-Bert! If you’re a Student Ambassador and interested in creating an app for our March or April contests, please find out more information on our wiki page

Cloud Services

Speaker Location: written update

Firefox account based Sync progressing well through nightly/aurora. Over 15k accounts activated so far, roughly half actively doing syncing on a daily basis. > 30% have multiple devices. Even with 7500 accounts active, still seeing very few bug reports which “makes us nervous” — can still use help testing, especially for multi-device desktop/android flows. Thx to everyone that has filed bugs so far! QA/ops load tests yielding performance/stability improvements that put us on track for the expected big bump in usage when 29 goes to beta channel.

Firefox Account + Sync brownbag being scheduled for April, specific dates TBD.

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location: written update

Quick update on Marketplace (worlwide, all platforms) – supplied by David Bialer

  • Continues on a growth trajectory fueled by Firefox OS.
  • Over 1 million visits last month (Feb) from 470,000 unique visitors (Firefox OS, Android, Desktop)
  • 930,000 apps installed last month Feb)
  • 85% of visits are from non-english speakers (with Spanish, Portuguese #1 and #2 languages)
  • Since January 2013 there have been 6 million visits to Marketplace from over 3 million unique visitors.
  • The Marketplace and Firefox for Android teams are working to improve the app experience on Android this quarter in Fx29 and Fx30 to deliver a web app experience on Android on parity with native apps.

IT

Speaker Location:
Shyam Mani, San Francisco

  • AUS is now Cache friendly! This helps reduce load on the web servers and storage array by almost 1 order of magnitude & in turn lowers the amount of infrastructure we need to host this service, and frees up both storage and compute resources for other tasks.
  • Product Delivery NFS mounts untangled in TCW, now using NetApp’s junction mounts to make 14 volumes appear as 1 mount point to the clients.
  • MacOS X 10.9.2 and OS X Security Updates for 10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion – Do It Now!Apple released the 10.9.2 update, as well as Security Updates for 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. This addresses the SSL bug on 10.9, as well as a number of patches related to keeping things locked down. If you haven’t upgraded, don’t wait – do it today! This update will require a restart. Click here for more info on the security updates: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6150

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: ATX (miketaylr)

Send us your mobile site compat bugs!.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Mary Ellen Muckerman Peter Scanlon SFO SFO VP – Engagement (Brand)
David Torre Sylvie Veilleux SFO SFO IT Architect
Javaun Moradi Chad Weiner MTV Washington, D.C. Product Management for Desktop
No-Jun Park Tony Chung MTV Moz Toronto Firefox OS QA
Tiffanie Shakespeare Jaime Chen Portland Portland Interaction Designer, FFOS
Paul Kerr Maire Reavy Mountain View Remote – CA Senior Platform Engineer – WebRTC Media
Eli Perelman Mike Lee Mountain View Remote – IA Software Engineer
Hung Nguyen Patryk Adamczyk Toronto Toronto Firefox OS Visual Designer
Sherman Chen SFO (Recording) Taipei
Eric Tsai SFO (Recording) Taipei
Mike Lien SFO (Recording) Taipei

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Anthony Verez Joe Stevensen Joe Stevensen Mountain View Operations Security Team

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People

2014 goals are now available on the wiki here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/2014


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    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

25-February-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-02-24

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

Thanks to Jeff Potts for all the code he’s been contributing to our community directory, Mozillians.org!

Thanks to Ouesten (Marco Aurélio), Diego Victor, and Anderson for their awesome initiatives on Support Forums and Contributor Forums on SUMO pt-BR.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 26 February

Thursday, 27 February

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Webmaker

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • In case you missed it: Report-outs on launching our Gigabit Communities as well as diving into Webmaker Work Week in Toronto on our blog.

Open Badges

Speaker Location: Washington, DC

February 12-13 Summit to Reconnect Learning Announcement Summary:

  • Over seven organizations have pledged their commitment to working with Open Badges within their communities: Pearson, ETS, edX, Workforce.io, The Council for Aid to Education, The Afterschool Alliance, and Hive Learning Networks.

  • A new Badge Alliance has formed, which is a network of organizations and individuals working together to build and support an open badging ecosystem. Erin Knight will lead the Alliance, transitioning out of Mozilla over the coming months.
    • Over 15 organizations have signed up to be founding members of the new Alliance, including Pearson, Blackboard, HASTAC, Digital Promise, Digital Youth Network and much more. You can read more about the Badge Alliance on Erin’s blog [1]:
  • Nine cities are working together towards summer of learning initiatives modeled from last year’s Chicago Summer of Learning, and many will launch pilots this summer using a shared tech platform, as well as shared content and pathways, called the Cities of Learning Tech Package.

Full details of the Summit are available here [2].

Open News

Speaker Location: Chicago

  • Last week, OpenNews launched SourceJobs, a listing of journalism code jobs on the Source website. Additional details can be found in this announcement.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • Join the open Software Carpentry lab meeting this week.

IT

Speaker Location:
mjeffries, San Francisco

•WebOps (Brandon Burton and Chris Turra) helped run the Mozilla booth at the SoCaL Linux Expo, demoing Keon and ZTE Open phones and having a great time promoting FirefoxOS at one of the biggest open source conferences in North America

•MWC 2014 is shaping up to be a big milestone for Mozilla, and IT played a key role in making it happen. Here’s a quick update from Albert Villarde from Barcelona:

- First off, hats off to Joel Braddock and Clarissa Sorenson from EUS.  Joel was key to arranging all the logistics and keeping track of all the tasks, dates, and delivery!  Clarissa is on the ground at MWC and has been nothing short of spectacular!  She’s been mostly dedicated to installing FxOS builds and helping the QA team.  

- Second, we’ve partnered with American AV (folks that did the 2013 Summit) to provide onsite support.  This year, we’ve had to cover 2 large venues (MWC and the press event) plus a dozen other offsite gatherings.  We could not have done this without their support.  

- For the press event last night, we worked with the hotel to provide 200Mb capacity for our wifi. Last I heard between 300-400 press showed up.

- At the MWC “Stand” (aka Booth), we’ve prepared 2 transit feeds from the onsite provider (Fira).  Our primary feed is a 100Mb “production” network fit to serve about 800 concurrent connections, of which half are assumed to be phones!  

- In the last couple days, we overcame some logistics hurdles, hardware shortages, vendor network snafus and a power outage lasting 9 hours. Again, we could not have done this without contract help, experience with trade-shows, and quick thinking.

- On Stand, in addition to the transit connection, we prepped reference devices, laptops, mac minis (to run displays), tablets, an over-abundance of adapters of every variation, cables, cell power packs, ELMOS (projectors, not red toys), airports, socket server, roku, printer, switches, wifi controller, APs, 1000′ of ethernet cables, and of course a “control center” to come down to this –> MWC readiness!

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: ATX (miketaylr)

  • wired.com widgets working now

  • instructables.com “get the app” modal actually closes now.
  • Firefox OS mobile site wins: cbs.com (935908), kjendis.no (975924), ndtv.com (974790), www.1and1.fr (964604), allocine.fr (964166), hvg.hu (878234), lancenet.com.br (827576), climatempo.com.br (827631), bumeran.com.ve (828445), arukereso.hu (878222)

Send us your mobile site compat bugs!.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Megan Cole Marketing Lead Summit to Reconnect Learning // Badges My house in Washington, DC No N/A http://openbadges.tumblr.com/post/77179382403/srl14-a-week-of-reflection-collaboration
Erik Rose Project Lead, DXR Easier, better, prettier searching of Mozilla source trees My glacier-carved lair in North Carolina Yes N/A http://dxr.mozilla.org/ https://blog.mozilla.org/webdev/2014/02/07/dxr-gets-a-huge-ui-refresh/

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Kearwood Gilbert Jet Villegas Vancouver Vancouver Platform Engineer
Dethe Elza Wil Clouser Portland Vancouver Marketplace
Jennifer Chaulk Sheila Mooney Mountain View Canada – remote Engineering Program Manager
Richard Pappalardo Edwin Wong San Francisco Mountain View Services QA Engineer
Mike Lien Brian Huang Taipei Taipei Firefox OS QA Engineer

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

11-February-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-02-10

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 12:00 am

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • A BIG THANKS to Aaron Mandel for shooting great video b-roll of the Toronto office for the upcoming press activities around MWC.

  • Thanks to Chris Peterson for donating some time to help the People Team learn more about trains, channels, and testing.
  • Thank you to the incredible team of Mozilla Hispano contributors who answer all Firefox OS support questions in Spanish: AndresMorelos, willyaranda, Nukeador, Gioyik, lestherbj, magiksen, and Feiticeiro.
  • Many thanks to the superheroes who localize Firefox OS support documentation: inma_610, Pedro García Rodríguez, deimidis, Guillermo López Leal, Angela Velo, RickieES, Nukeador, Maria Solà, and Ximena Lasserre. You are the amazing smiling face of Mozilla Support to the Spanish-speaking users of Firefox OS!
  • Huge thanks so all-stars Ricardo Panaggio and Andre Garzia who have been tirelessly helping introduce Appmaker to Brazil. They continue to localize the application, slide decks, talks and are on the ground teaching constantly.
  • An incredibly and ridiculously big shout out and thank you to Justin Potts for his energy and excitement helping the Mozillians team launch the new curated groups feature on Mozillians.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 10 February

This Monday we having another session of making metal tags at lunch in
the SF Commons and MV office at 12:30PST.

The Crafty group wants to recognize contributors with handmade items.
We need you to tell us who you would like to recognize! Also, we would
love you to make crafts with us (no special skills required).

We will be creating handmade gifts. You give us the name, address and
even a very short message, we will send a gift. It would make it more
special if you came and made it yourself, but geographical and time
restrictions are understood and we are happy to be your hammer
swinging stand in. We can probably only do this for the first 20
responders. If there are more, maybe we can do it again!

For contributors you would like recognized we need:
– Name
– Physical mailing address of some sort (nearest Mozilla office the frequent?)
– Some kind of short approx 15 character or less message or we can just
write a generic “Thank you”. But the cool thing is that these can be
customized so think personal.
– IRC handle? It fits nicely on a tag usually.

Please send this information to 831sabina.brown at gmail.com

Tuesday, 11 February

Wednesday, 12 February

Next Week

On-site Data Jedi training using Tableau in San Francisco Feb 18-19th from 10a-3pm for MoCo and MoFo staff. RSVP here: http://sftableauonsite.splashthat.com/ pass=freeweb

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • Australis and FFA-Sync on Aurora!

Firefox OS

Webmaker

The mighty Webmaker Workweek scrum board — analog edition

Non-verbal

NEW:Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund

Speaker Location: Lindsey Frost Cleary (Chattanooga)

Gigabit Community Fund launches!

  • Supporting learning on tomorrow’s networks. Our kick-off event in Chattanooga drew more than 200 educators, civic leaders, and community members.

  • The fund’s goal: Help local organizations take advantage of high-speed, gigabit networks to build applications for education and workforce development. Establish Gigabit Hive Learning Communities in Chattanooga and Kansas City.
  • Official launch in Kansas City is this Thursday
  • The Fund application window opens later this month. Stay up to date at our new website or via Twitter: @mozillagigabit

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Four big announcements coming at this week’s Summit to Reconnect Learning:

  • Big Players to issue Open Badges: 5 large new organizations committing to Mozilla’s Open Badges infrastructure — details coming Thursday.

  • Cities of Learning 2014: 10 cities committing to implement the “Cities of Learning” digital badging model. Based on success of last year’s Chicago Summer of Learning.
  • Cities of Learning Tech Package: Powered by Mozilla, Digital Youth Network and partners. Will include a shared technology infrastructure built off of BadgeKit to support each city’s badge system.
  • Badge Alliance: a new alliance to support the Open Badges ecosystem. More details next week.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: Non-verbal

Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location:Gabes

Firefox Student Ambassadors

Speaker Location: Written Update

Congratulations to our January winners:

  • App of the Month: Abin Abraham’s My Diary app

  • Campus Affiliates Contest: AMU Firefox Club

Want weekly updates on what is going on in the program? Check out our blog for more information.

IT

Ben Sullins | Remote:
Looking for your name on the Mozilla Monument? Checkout our name finder here: http://mzl.la/1bjFHGZ

mjeffries, San Francisco

ServiceNow updates:

  • Focus group forming

  • Changes coming to improve the user experience, and we want your feedback!
  • Join our team: snug@mozilla.com (ServiceNow User Group
  • Invite coming soon on Yammer

Peekaboo:

  • Digital Lobby sign-in is live in MTV & SFO!

  • Peekaboo showcases Mozilla tech (Firefox, Persona) to give guests and visitors a Firefoxy welcome
  • Peekaboo can be delivered on any platform that supports Mozilla Desktop
  • Presently in MTV and SFO – Coming soon to other Moz Spaces

Thanks to the team: Peter Bengtsson, Jason Crowe, Mark Jeffries, Joel Babcock, Laura Thomson, and Lisa Gray.

Patch Yer Flash!

  • Don’t be like this guy:
  • Reminder that if you have not done so, get your FlashPlayer patched!

System Patch Management:

  • If we come a’calling, it’s because your system is at high risk

  • Take it seriously
  • Mozilla’s getting better, and we are on it- but we need your help

Non-NFS hg (mercurial) Node entered production today!
Why is this good?

  • solves repository corruption issues related to NFS faking file consistency

  • enables faster response times
  • saves us significant fractions of a million dollars this year in software licenses/hardware
  • allows us to multi-home mercurial in AWS/CDN

Please ping fubar or bkero in #it with any concerns

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: ATX (miketaylr)

Report mobile site compat bugs.

Speakers

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Pete Scanlon Engagement MWC 2014 Update San Francisco – Commons Yes Today’s slides: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1eB1sQBWAeVyDU57DSHOTVxbibDzpcVfU17caYUmTBkI/edit?usp=sharing

Brownbag slides: https://air.mozilla.org/mwc-brownbag/

Rick Fant, David Ascher Update about Labs San Francisco + Vidyo No
William Reynolds Product manager, Community Engagement Curated groups on mozillians.org and better timezones San Francisco No Screenshots: Curated groups, Better timezones Blog posts: Curated groups, Better timezones
Alex Fowler Global Privacy & Policy Leader Stopwatching.us & The Day We Fight Back San Francisco No See https://thedaywefightback.org/

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we’ll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What’s your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location
Med Ali Batita , Wael Meji , Hamza Latrach , Ramzi Meguelbi Marwa BATITA? ISET Gbaes

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Kamil Jozwiak Marc Schifer SF Toronto Desktop QA Test Engineer
Brady Pannabecker Derek Moore SF SF IT Mozilla Operations Center
Sophana Aik Tim Fairfield MV MV End User Services – Service Desk
Laura Napoli Erica Jostedt SF DC (remote) PR for Latin America
Dave Steer Alex Fowler SF SF Director, Advocacy, Mozilla Foundation
Charles Chen Spinger Wang SF Taipei Business Development
Wayne Chen Thomas Tsai SF Taipei Firefox OS

<meta>

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


  • Dial-in: conference# 8600

    • US/California/Mountain View: +1 650 903 0800, x92 Conf# 8600

    • US/California/San Francisco: +1 415 762 5700, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Oregon/Portland: +1 971 544 8000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Vancouver: +1 778 785 1540, x92 Conf# 8600
    • CA/Toronto: +1 416 848 3114, x92 Conf# 8600
    • UK/London: +44 (0)207 855 3000, x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600
    • US/Toll-free: +1 800 707 2533, (pin 369) Conf# 8600

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