Meeting Notes

18-August-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-08-18

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 Potch for always being amazing!

  • Vedad Hadžić has come out of nowhere and redone a bunch of DXR’s CSS and other front-end code.
  • Thanks and props to Naresh Kumar, Vigneshwaran, Mohankumar Duraiswamy, Shashank, Nikil, Jerald, Achyuth KP, Franklin Francis, Subhash & everyone else who participated in the Aaruush Firefox OS app day: http://viswaprasathks.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/aaruush-firefox-os-app-days/

Upcoming Events

Monday, 18 August

  • If you have any time-bound contribution activities for the Mozilla community, please email Jennie at jhalperin@mozilla.com. Your opportunities will be featured in the next issue of about:Mozilla!

Tuesday, 19 August

  • CBT meetup this week in MV

Wednesday, 20 August

Thursday, 21 August

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

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

Speaker Location: Toronto (johnath)

  • Go watch last week’s town hall if you missed it

  • Growth team comin’ atcha

Firefox for Android

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

Firefox OS

  • Li Gong in Mountain View

Content Services

  • Darren Herman in New York

  • TILES
    • Town Hall!
  • UP
  • Subscribe to Web

Webmaker

Speaker Location:Brett Gaylor – Remote

  • Maker Party continues to roll out — going well

  • Big step forward with Mobile Appmaker last week
    • One of our goals with Webmaker this year is to add a focus on apps

    • As part of this, released Appmaker for Desktop in beta for Maker party
    • Over the last few weeks we’ve made progress on the next step: app made on a mobile device
    • At a workweek in Portland last week, the team settled on a product strategy for the next couple months
    • They are now sprinting towards the first prototype to be shown in Dhaka, Bangladesh next week
    • Note: brief presentation on this later in the meeting

Mozilla Communities

Speaker Location: Mark Surman Remote

  • Headline: we’re looking for new ways community can contribute to top line goals

    • This year, Mozilla has a goal to ‘enable communities that have impact’

    • https://wiki.mozilla.org/2014#Enable_Communities_that_have_Impact
      • Much of the focus so far has been on growth, and we’re making some progress
    • We need to shift our focus towards quality and impact that contributors can have
    • Over the coming weeks: community building teams are actively looking for new ways community can have an impact on top line goals
    • E.g. are there creative ways that community can help get Firefox on a growth trajectory?
    • Mark (MoFo), Mary Ellen (Engagement), Mitchell (chair) are helping the community teams with this
    • If you have ideas, reach out to David Boswell or one of the exec team working this
    • Expect more reports in coming weeks

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
Andrew Sliwinski and Simon Wex WebMaker Mobile Appmaker work week Portland/Remote Yes Slides Import / Export API for Apps [1] // App for Import/Export of Apps via SD Card [2] // Device-to-Device App Transfer via NFC [3]
Andrea Wood Digital Fundraising & Advocacy (mofo) Community Indiegogo Campaigns // Maker Party Snippet My house (Oakland CA) No na Find Indiegogo campaign info here // Click here to preview and try out the Interactive Snippet – and you can read a blog post by the lead designer
Fred Wenzel Apps Engineering a set of framework+tools for writing awesome Firefox OS apps. remote no https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/08/time-to-get-hacking-introducing-rec-room/ no. 1 on HN this morning: [4]. Recroom github repo for readme, issues, etc.
Robyn Chau Events Team BrazilJS 2014 remote yes http://bit.ly/1ldAfds BrazilJS Landing Page Wiki

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
Justin Terry Darren Herman New York Office New York Office Content Partnerships, Partner Success & Content Platform Operations

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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)

DevEngage

You might know that we are using UserVoice to allow people to easily report ideas for the developer tools at http://ffdevtools.uservoice.com. We are now extending this to HTML5 Apps as a whole. This will go live soon, and it would be splendid if anyone of you who found things missing in the “web as the platform” to submit them there in order to pre-seed the channel before we announce it live: https://openwebapps.uservoice.com/forums/258478-open-web-apps

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 1041964 Added an indication that a comment is required when setting some tracking flag values

All changes.

Engagement

Apps & Marketplace

Mobile Partner Site

  • The Mobile Partner site (https://mobilepartners.mozilla.org/) is part of Mozilla’s initiative to scale the delivery of Firefox OS devices. The site is specifically targeted to provide self-serve support to the retail/open Market distribution channels and lower volume operators. The intent is to make everything the partner needs to create a Branded Powered by Firefox OS or Firefox OS Inside device available in a curated, guided site with complete and up to date information regarding our product. In order to distribute a Mozilla branded device, Partners must register on the site, accept the click through Prototype agreement, complete and pass Mozilla’s certification process and sign Branding Terms.

  • With the help of the Mozilla Beijing team we are in the process of translating the site to Chinese. We expect to have Chinese (in addition to English) available online by Sept 1.
  • If you are interested in understanding all the steps that a partner needs to undertake in order to bring a Firefox OS device to market, we invite you to visit the site. Its perfectly ok for you to register on the site and accept the prototype branding agreement so that you can have full access to the site – we just request that you use your Mozilla.com email address if you are on Mozilla staff or clearly identify yourself as a contributor so that our Bus Dev team can determine ‘real’ potential partners. We welcome your input and contribution to making it the best site possible!
  • Also we are planning a brown bag on Sept 4, so please plan to join Adam Rogers, Ben Sternthal and Karen Ward on Airmozilla on that date!

  • 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-August-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-08-11

Filed under: Posts — Tags: — Jesper Kristensen @ 11:02 pm

All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of Mozilla

  • Luis Antonio Sánchez Romero from Mexico has been helping us test Payments in Mexico by acquiring local SIMs and running tests for us. Payments team thanks him for all his efforts!

Upcoming Events

Monday, 11 August

  • The latest edition of DevPulse is up – have a read and see how you can get involved with Mozillians supporting developers worldwide!
  • Join us at 2pm Pacific for the bi-weekly Marketplace community meeting. This week, we’ll talk about the new proposed format for Marketplace contributions, and a new community curation program for the feed feature.

Wednesday, 13 August

Mozillians Town Hall – Get Firefox on a Growth Trajectory

MDN Community Meeting

Intern Presentations

  • 1:00- Susanna Bowen, “Improving Support for CSS Ruby” SF

  • 1:30- Jonathan Morton, “WebGL in Web Workers” SF
  • 2:00- Julian Hector, “IPC, supervisor and FirefoxOS” SF
  • 2:30- James Hobin, “A Cake Filled With Rainbows, Smiles, and JavaScript” SF

js13kGames 2014 Competition

  • JavaScript coding competition for HTML5 game developers that takes place online Aug 13 through Sept 13

  • Run by Mozillian Andrzej “Captain Rogers” Mazur, Mozillian Jason Weathersby is a competition judge
  • Competition homepage

Thursday, 14 August

Intern Presentations

  • 1:00- Guptha Rajagopal, “SpiderMonkey – More Strings, More Class” MV

  • 1:30- Jeremy Poulin, “Predictor: Because Witches Are Scary” MV
  • 2:00- Sathyanarayanan Gunasekaran, “Games, games and more games” MV
  • 2:30- Basar Koc, “Ringing Artifacts in Data Compression” MV

Friday, 15 August

  • Webdev Beer and Tell – 2PM Pacific in the Webdev vidyo room

    • Web developers across the project show off their side projects. Open to the public! (Airmo link will be on the wiki page)

Saturday, 16 August

Next Week

  • Mozillians Town Hall – Disrupting the Advertising Industry

    • More information coming soon

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

  • Johnathan Nightingale – Toronto

Firefox OS

  • Li Gong from London (Vidyo)

Content Services

  • Darren Herman / Sean Bohan – NYC Office

  • Tiles – We are NOT doing a Brown Bag this week, but we have scheduled a Town Hall discussion next Monday Aug 18
  • Subscribe2Web – updating the wiki this week and scheduling a Brown Bag session for the week of August 25
  • UP – The User Personalization team is working on introducing personalization to Firefox users, starting with data transparency. We are planning on surfacing this through the Personal Interest Dashboard (working name). This will be initially released as an add-on with the objective of providing the user the ability to 1) analyze their categorized interests based on their history and 2) discover new content that’s related to their interests

Webmaker

Speaker Location: Brett Gaylor, remote

  • We’re just about half way through with Maker Party and we have over 1200 events in 261 cities, with an estimated 62,000 attendees!

  • We passed a significant milestone – 5000 contributors to Mozilla Foundation activities!

(Nonverbal)

  • We’re extending our free Net Neutrality training into this week. Sign up here: ow.ly/A7h3B

  • Please submit session proposals to MozFest!
    • And help us spread the word! Sample tweet: Less than 2 weeks to the #Mozfest session proposal submission deadline! Get yours in now. mzl.la/Propose

Knight-Mozilla OpenNews

Speaker Location: Dan Sinker, remote

Marketplace

  • Non verbal.

  • We are trying out a new development environment for the Marketplace using Docker. If you’d like to try it out instructions are here.
  • We are also looking for app developers who’d like to try out the new hosted in-app payment system and give us feedback.

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
Tyler Downer Project Manager, User Advocacy Team Firefox Updates Hotfix Home Office Vidyo No (https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/presentation/d/15ehWmUsyzzMWcOnuvwr0N5KXKBw36HEXCLWgNlhLD54/edit?usp=sharing) https://blog.mozilla.org/useradvocacy/2014/07/30/helping-our-users-experience-the-modern-web/
Mary Ellen Muckerman Brand (Engagement) Two new initiatives (Voices + Mozilla identity) San Francisco No No
Anthony Duignan-Cabrera Editor in Chief, Mozilla Voices Mozilla Voices NYC Office No No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozilla_Voices
Sean Martell Art Director Mozilla identity Toronto home office No No https://blog.mozilla.org/creative/2014/08/11/building-a-new-brand-identity-system-for-mozilla/
Karen Ward Senior Project Manager, Operator Launch Team FxOS Launch Roadmap (Operators and Retail/Open Market devices) Home Office Vidyo No https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/PM/Firefox+OS+Wave+Launch+Cross+Functional+View https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/PM/Firefox+OS+Wave+Launch+Cross+Functional+View
Jorge Villalobos Add-ons Developer Relations Lead Add-on Compatibility Home Office Vidyo No Slides Add-ons Blog
Brett Gaylor VP, Webmaker Webmaker – the party is getting out of control Victoria BC Yes https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7968133/Webmaker%20-%20aug%2011%20maker%20party%20update.pdf https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7968133/Webmaker%20-%20aug%2011%20maker%20party%20update.pdf
Dino Anderson, Payam Keshtbod, Tre Kirkman People Team Diversity and Inclusion Strategy workshops San Francisco Yes D&I Strategy D&I Initiatives

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 Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Mihai Tabără Rail Aliiev Mountain View San Francisco Release Engineering
Tomasz Kołodziejski Drew Willcoxon Mountain View Mountain View FFX Engineering

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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)

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 938272 The “User Story” field is now visible on all products

All changes.

Engagement


  • 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

4-August-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-08-04

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

Huge kudos to Benjamin Kerensa!
Benjamin is a super active rep, a former WebFWD Scout and key contributor for Release Management. Most recently served as chief herder for Mozilla’s presence at OSCON. He not only spoke, but organized two large social events and Mozilla’s social media presence (and more). If that weren’t enough, Benjamin also served as a critical subject matter expert on CDNs, sussing out vendors for hosting the Flame developer phone builds. Please take a minute to tweet, email or give Benjamin a fist bump if you are up in PDX!

Many thanks to Linear Li in the Taipei office for producing the first-ever Intern Brownbags on Air Mozilla from the Taipei Office. They’re in the Mozilla Intern – 2014, and Taipei channels on AirMo. Borting Chen discusses his work on the Resource Statistics API, Ricky Chien talks about integrating test report coverage into the Gaia unit testing framework, Test Agent, and KD Chang presents work on the MozPost recommendation system and Huhu, a bookmarklet that lets you keep a virtual pet in Firefox.

Nagarjuna Verma and Rahid Hasan of the Mozilla South Asia community are no longer with us as recently reported but their contributions and positive impact in the Mozilla Community will always be remembered.

Thanks to Sami Jaktholm for fixing lots of Devtools bugs including some frequent test failures.

Codingfree is the latest app reviewer to reach level 6 of the reviewer program, with 97,068 points–congrats!

Thanks to erosman and XrXr, new to the add-on review team, who are off to a good start and have helped greatly reduce the length of the AMO review queues.

Björn Steinbrink has written dozens of optimizations for Rust. In the last two weeks he taught LLVM to reuse empty stack slots, making Rust significantly more efficient.

Congrats to Clint Talbert, this week’s community building superstar!

Upcoming Events

Monday, 04 August

Please add your contribution opportunities to the about:Mozilla newsletter! New and improved form!

The Net Neutrality training series and Global Teach-in begins today and runs all week! https://blog.webmaker.org/join-mozilla-for-global-teach-ins-on-net-neutrality

Wednesday, 06 August

Intern Presentations

  • 1:00- Anthony Verez, “MozDef: You’ve collected your security logs, now what?” MV

  • 1:30- Dylan Wong, “Summer of WebQA: Testing, Dashboards, and Labs,! Oh My” MV
  • 2:00- Nathan Braswell, “Rinse and Repeat: SpiderMonkey and its JITs” MV
  • 2:30- Sathyanarayanan Gunasekaran, “TITLE” MV

Thursday, 07 August

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

  • Intern Presentations

    • 1:00- Ian Connolly, “A Running Start” SF

    • 1:30- Carlos Diaz-Padron, “TITLE” SF
    • 2:00- Eric Edens, “Adding search to Android: Lessons and things to come” SF

Friday, 08 August

Intern Presentations!

  • 1:00- Christian Weiss, “Brick – more building blocks for the web” MV

  • 1:30- Catalin Badea, “Mostly Service Workers” MV
  • 2:00- Benjamin Brittian, “TBA” MV
  • 2:30- Kate Glazko, “TBA” MV

Next Week

Mozillians Town Hall (2014 Goals) – Get Firefox on a Growth Trajectory

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

San Francisco (Chad)

Firefox for Android

Remote (mfinkle)

Firefox OS

Jaime: SF (non-verbal)

Webmaker

Speaker Location: non-verbal

Maker Party:

We’re now up to 1100+ events with a projected 55,000+ attendees in 242 cities.

Some recent press coverage:

Our Net Neutrality training series and Global Teach-in begins today! https://blog.webmaker.org/join-mozilla-for-global-teach-ins-on-net-neutrality

How you can help:

  • add events that you know about – any event where people are teaching and learning about the web is a Maker Party

  • please spread the word about Maker Party and the Net Neutrality teach-ins through your networks

OpenNews

Brooklyn (Erin Kissane)

Vidyo is crashing every minute or so and all my sound is out, so I’m kicking to nonverbal.

Web Compat

Speaker Location: Austin, TX (vidyo)

  • stumbleupon.com no longer gives desktop toolbar to Firefox Android

  • my.yahoo.com redirect loop in Firefox for Android fixed
  • globeandmail.ca no longer sending desktop content to Firefox OS
  • Gmail OAuth permission screen layout issues on FxOS fixed

webcompat.com:

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
Jonathan Eads Software Engineer Transitioning https://tbpl.mozilla.org to https://treeherder.mozilla.org Home office (via vidyo) Yes No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Auto-tools/Projects/Treeherder
Holly Habstritt Gaal UX Lead Join us in testing prototypes for the Get Involved redesign Home office (via vidyo) Yes No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Websites/Mozilla.org/Get_Involved_Redesign#Prototype_Testing
Rosana Ardila Mozilla Reps Program Manager Remembering Arjun and Rahid Home office (via Vidyo) No No https://blog.mozilla.org/mozillareps/2014/08/01/arjun-and-rahid/
Sean Bohan Content Services Doc Searls’s Brown Bag and Quick Tiles Update & Brownbag scheduling Mozilla Times Square No No https://air.mozilla.org/doc-searls-talks-vrm-intention-and-personal-clouds-mozilla/
Lizz Noonan Brand/Grow Program Comms Manager Grow Program and EMEA Regional Event Update SF Please display slide at below link https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1GK0w8wn-MuNv_yDocXt6KRFoVGrpdnBx1r_vlJe1qYc/edit?usp=sharing https://wiki.mozilla.org/Grow_2014

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
Greg Arndt Tony Chung Mountain View Chicago, IL QA Automation for Firefox OS
Ting Jung Lee Jessica Osorio San Francisco San Francisco Firefox Student Ambassadors
Robin Andersen Yuan Wang San Francisco San Francisco Firefox Android

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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)

OpenNews

  • We just wrapped SRCCON, our first conference

    • ~175 people, ~30 highly participatory sessions, 2 days: srccon.org

    • Inclusiveness efforts were a major focus, and we were pretty successful—will be doing a series of posts about this through August
    • Overall, it was great, we got amazing feedback, and we’re already planning SRCCON 2015
  • Session transcripts are on GitHub, where the news code community is reviewing and correcting them:
  • The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship deadline for 2015 Fellows is August 16—refer people who should apply!

Engagement


  • 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

28-July-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-07-28

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

  • Congratulations to Emily Pierce, Gen Kanai, Ankit Gadgil, and Gauthram Raj, this week’s Community Building Superstars! Keep being great and doing what you do for the Open Web!

Upcoming Events

Monday, 28 July

Tuesday, 29 July

Wednesday, 30 July

  • MDN Community meeting: in #mdn on IRC, 10:00 PDT, 17:00 UTC. See/add to the Agenda.

Intern Presentations!

  • 7/30 @1:30PM 1:30- Pranav Maddi, “Tracking Firefox health” MV

  • 7/30 @2PM 2- Shihua Zheng, “Locale-aware sorting on IndexedDB” SF

Homebrew Website Club Meetup

  • Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, and @MozSF!

  • 7/30 17:30-18:30 Independent Writing Hour
  • 7/30 18:30-19:30 IndieWeb discussions and hack night

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 for details or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 31 July

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • v2.1 development kicked off last week (Jul 21) — new features have been updated on the Firefox OS Roadmap

Webmaker

Speaker Location: Amira Dhalla and Chris Lawrence (Brooklyn)

Maker Party update: As of this morning, Maker Party has 873 events with 47,790 attendees in 220 cities around the world. We’re seeing a lot of enthusiastic conversation on social media, and in announcements and blog posts from our ~270 partners.

You can see some recent press here:

   Times of India
   Bronx News 12
   Newsplex
   NBC 29

In addition to our partner and press outreach, we’re also seeing success by activating the Mozillian community—Reps, Hive, Science Lab.

Introducing the Net Neutrality Global Teach-ins and training:

Starting next week, we’ll be offering free trainings on the topic of Net Neutrality, in preparation for a series of Global Net Neutrality Teach-ins, as part of Maker Party. Go here for more info: https://blog.webmaker.org/join-mozilla-for-global-teach-ins-on-net-neutrality

Our partners include: Reddit, Free Press, Open Media, IMLS / ALA, Media Alliance Every Library and Engine Advocacy.

Marketplace

Non-verbal: Marketplace team is looking for some app developers to give them feedback on a new way of doing in-app payments. The new process does not require the app developer to run a server. If you are an app developer, thinking of using payments, please join us on the marketplace mailing list or on IRC in #payments.

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 Grow Tunisia – Event and Application to Attend SF No No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Grow_2014#Grow_Tunisia
William Reynolds Product manager, Community Tools Improvements to vouching on mozillians.org SF No No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mozillians/Vouching
Liz Compton Legal Affairs Manager Improving Trademark Enforcement Efforts MV No No https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/document/d/1G_fHEzN3BjAcO3MTD2Y1xphZ5LqwMEdDgZmUizCCJsQ/edit?usp=sharing

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 Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Alex Bardas Drew Willcoxon Mountain View San Francisco FFX Engineering
Marco Castelluccio Myk Melez Mountain View San Francisco Web Runtime Engineering

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

Mobile

Applications to participate in the Flame Foxtrot program are now closed and being reviewed by the Foxtrot team. Everyone who applied will be contacted in the next few weeks. Details & updates on this and Flame at the Flame wiki.

Engagement

Web Compat

Quick report on webcompat.com: making progress on viewing and interacting with issues from the site itself, e.g., http://webcompat.com/issues/200.

Big thanks to Daniel Davis, Alexa Roman, Guillaume Demesy, Karl Dubost, Vlad Filippov for their ongoing contributions.


  • 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

21-July-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-07-21

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

  • Randell Jesup and Maire Reavy for pushing through the weekend to get OpenH264 in for 33.

  • Mozillian Prashish Rajbhandari is going on a Mozilla Awareness roadtrip across North America starting August 1, to increase awareness of Mozilla in the USA. Find out how you can follow along and help: http://mozdrive.com/the-journey/
  • Jonas Hietala has been furiously editing and improving Rust’s documentation. Thanks!
  • William Dorffer has reached Level 6 in the app reviewer program, with 111,160 points!
  • This week, Stacy Martin, Jeff Beatty, and Liz Sands-Adams took amazing steps for their communities. The Community Team wants to say thanks for being superstars!

Upcoming Events

This Week

OSCON July 20-24, in Portland Oregon.

Part of the Developer Events “Big 5″ program.

  • Booth on the trade show floor

  • Meet the Mozilla team, get a demo
  • Attend the PDX party on Wednesday, July 23 from 7p-9p
  • Mozilla Speakers

    • “Getting Started Contributing to Firefox OS” – Benjamin Kerensa and Alex Lakatos

    • “Elasticsearch: The Missing Tutorial” – Laura Thomson and Erik Rose
    • “How to Become a Media [Wiki] Hacker” – Harsh Kothari

Get more information on Mozilla’s presence at OSCON here

Tuesday, 22 July

Intern Presentations!

  • 1:30PM PDT- Paul Nispel, “Performance data – signal from noise”

  • 2:00PM PDT- Corey Richardson, “Rust Parsing Robustness”
  • 2:30PM PDT- Pranav Maddi, “Tracking Firefox health”

Wednesday, 23 July

Thursday, 24 July

  • 09:00 AM ForwardJS, San Francisco: “The Next Challenge of the Web is Us” – Chris Heilmann Keynote

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

Friday, 25 July

Intern Presentations in MV/SF Commons and Air Mozilla!

  • 1:00PM PDT- Connor Brem, “Developing for Developers for Developers”

  • 1:30PM PDT- Anhad Jai Singh, “Partial Updates for Firefox”
  • 2:00PM PDT- Hayden Demerson, “But… It’s not ready!”
  • 2:30PM PDT- Vincent St-Amour, “Optimization Coaching for SpiderMonkey”

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: San Francisco (johnath)

  • OMG search

    • single word searches in awesome bar

    • search keywords (e.g. ‘define:’)
    • search suggest in about:home
    • default search not stored in a pref
    • search field in new tab

Firefox OS

Webmaker

Speaker Location: Nonverbal

Maker Party is happening! We had a great first week, with events around the world, including in the MozSpaces. We’ve been generally more prepared this year than last, and we’ve hit the ground running.

  • As of this writing, we have 555 events in 151 cities already in the system. With eight weeks to go, we are well on our way to our goal of 2400 events.

  • Check out the #MakerParty thread on Twitter for photos, inspiration, and general Maker enthusiasm: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23makerparty&src=typd
  • Thanks to everyone who volunteered at or attended the kick-off cantinas in MozSpaces last week. We hope you enjoyed the puzzle and the Appmaker training! If you missed it, you can watch the Toronto office here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D4cMy0Kah4

If you’d like to learn more about hosting a Maker Party event, check out the Resources page for hosts: http://party.webmaker.org/en-US/resources

You can read more about the first week’s engagement efforts here: http://hannahgrams.com/2014/07/20/maker-party-engagement-week-1/

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: Kaitlin Thaney (remote)

The Science Lab is running it’s first Global Sprint next July 22-23, and we’d love your help in spreading the word to your communities (as well as invite you to join the fun).

We’ll have Mozilla staff and other community members hosting sites in 17 cities around the world. Some of the events are in Mozilla offices – even more of a reason to join us, say hello, offer a helping hand.

Main etherpad where all this information lives: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sciencelab-2014summersprint-sites

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
Bryan Clark Work on TILES for Content Services Updating Mozillians on where we are going with Enhanced Tiles YVR Bryan Will be sharing TBD TBD
Janet Swisher Developer Relations Community Manager Ways to get involved with technical evangelism Austin TX (i.e., remote) No (queue these in tabs)
* Get Involved with Technical Evangelism
* Evangelism@lists.mozilla.org
* Mozspeakers group on Mozillians.org
Get Involved with Technical Evangelism
Robyn Chau Events Program Manager Updating Mozillians on First Big 5 Event Presence PDX No https://wiki.mozilla.org/Engagement/Brand_Engagement/Events_Team/Big_5_2014/OSCON2014 https://wiki.mozilla.org/Engagement/Brand_Engagement/Events_Team/Big_5_2014/OSCON2014

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?
kats No question, but wanted to make sure people are aware of the proposed changes to the privacy policy and that they should weigh in if they have feedback. See the post by Alina on mozilla.governance: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/mozilla.governance/GWlFuAl6Kho

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
Katie Caldwell Jaime Chen Mountain View Portland Office UX Designer

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

IT

Vidyo Desktop

  • Global audio dial in numbers are now accessible though Vidyo client. To access, open the Vidyo Desktop client, login w/ LDAP credentials, then select the “Invite by Email” icon that looks like a piece of mail – this button will open your default email client and provide you with global dial-in numbers as well as your public link to your Vidyo room.

  • Dial-In info also avail here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Teleconferencing#Dialing_In

SFO Boardroom Display Upgrade

  • To reduce room start-up and shut-down times, bring the conference room up to Mozilla’s latest AV standards, and help improve seamless conferencing – the SFO Boardroom displays have been upgraded. Two 90″ displays (yes, two 90 inch displays) have been added as a replacement to the single projector w/ drop down screen. Next time you are in SFO, book out the Boardroom and let us know what you think of the upgrade!

  • Pic: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzyYWLVB7bEcYktCVW9vSFNFLVE

QA

QA Community

Testdays

  • We held our first project meeting last Thursday

  • Please join us again this Thursday where we’ll be brainstorming ideas for the work week session the following week
  • If you haven’t already, please check out our post on QMO to read about what we’re trying to accomplish with this initiative and ways to contribute

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

All changes.


  • 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-July-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-07-14

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

  • Last week, volunteer app reviewers were responsible for 94% of all reviews! This brings the wait time for submitting an app to Marketplace down to less than two days.

  • Big thanks to Jaipradeesh Janarthanan, who moderated over 2,000 flagged reviews on Marketplace!

Upcoming Events

Monday, 14 July

Mozilla London hosted the weekly PyLadies London workshop yesterday!

About twenty pythonistas came to the office and Nicola Hugues (ex Mozilla Knight news) gave a quick overview on Python and then proceeded to dive into data scraping, badly formed HTML that makes you cry and getting the most data juice out of websites without APIs as possible.

Tuesday, 15 July

Maker Party starts!

Wednesday, 16 July

  • Homebrew Website Club Meetup, 18:30-19:30

    • Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco!

    • 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 for details or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 17 July

  • 5PM UTC / 1PM EST / 10 AM PSTSecurity Open Mic

    • An open meeting to chat anything security related with the Mozilla Security team.

    • Vidyo: SecReview Room // Dial-in Info (phone): – 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 95294
  • Maker Party Cantinas in MozSpaces! (Individual events are listed here: https://events.webmaker.org/#!/events)

Friday, 18 July

  • 2PM Pacific / 5PM Eastern / 9PM UTCWebdev Beer and Tell

    • An open meeting for web developers across the Mozilla Project to share their side projects.

    • webdev Vidyo room, will stream on airmo (see wiki page for details / dial-in info)
  • Community Leadership Summit July 18-19
    • North American Rep Benjamin Kerensa organizing

    • The Community Leadership Summit 2014 brings together community leaders, organizers and managers and the projects and organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong community. The event pulls together the leading minds in community management, relations and online collaboration to discuss, debate and continue to refine the art of building an effective and capable community.

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • Hey what’s going on with Loop?

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: (remote: mfinkle)

  • Search App sprint this week in SF

  • On-boarding mini-sprint this week in SF
  • Janus proxy is ready for testing (add-on on AMO)
  • UX is crunching data on a recent Lockscreen and Launcher study
  • Nick Alexander has a blog post on using Maven with GeckoView

Webmaker

Speaker Location: Amira Dhalla (remote) and Lucy Harris (Toronto)

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location: Portland

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
Boris Zbarsky Distinguished Engineer Technology Advisory Council Home office (via vidyo) No N/A List of TAC members
Yvan Boily Security Manager, Cloud Services Security Engagement MV Commons No N/A Engaging Security

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 Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Giovanni Charles James Lal Mountain View San Francisco FFX OS
Carla Espana Cori Schauer Mountain View Mountain View User Research
Nicola Greco Matthew Claypotch Mountain View Mountain View Apps Engineering

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

Marketplace / Apps / Developer Relations

The fifth edition of DevPulse is out! DevPulse is a monthly glance at stuff happening among and for developers both at and beyond Mozilla. Learn how our staff & contributors are making events, dev tools releases and much much more happen, and also discover ways to join them.

QA

QA Community

  • We’re relaunching the Testdays program and need your help. Read our post on quality.mozilla.org for more details and join our meeting this Thursday at 9am PDT if you want to participate.

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 990980 added ability to filter bugzilla emails by product/component/relationship/changed-field

  • 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-July-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-07-07

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

  • Big shout out to volunteer sheriff nigelb for ensuring the infrastructure issues breaking the tree over the weekend were resolved in a timely fashion.

  • HUGE thanks to the Mozilla India community for their support with our user research in Delhi & Jaipur!
  • Congrats to Andre Garzia for publishing a new book, “Quick Guide For Firefox OS App Development” – check it out at https://leanpub.com/quickguidefirefoxosdevelopment/

Upcoming Events

This Week

  • In the SF office this week (Foxhole) there is a week-long camp for LGBT youth who are learning how to program in Python, make webpages, and build community in the open web. Tech Camp homepage

  • The Ascend Project, the first pilot of which will take place at the Portland office this fall has completed the gathering of applications and is now finalizing the 20 participants. To follow along with progress please check the website and follow the project on Twitter.
  • The Engagement Team is having their team offsite starting tomorrow in Santa Cruz, CA. Offsite Info Wiki Page

Thursday, 10 July

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

  • 5PM UTC / 1PM EST / 10 AM PSTSecurity Open Mic

    • An open meeting to chat anything security related with the Mozilla Security team.

    • Vidyo: SecReview Room // Dial-in Info (phone): – 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 95294

Friday, 11 July

  • MozFest East Africa – July 11-12 in Kampala, Uganda. MozFest East Africa is a tech event organized by the Mozilla Community in Uganda to get different minds together to share their knowledge, skills and expertise on the web and how to improve it. It will also get exhibitions on African innovations or creations being made to improve the web in relation to the context and African needs.

    • San James Emmanuel, Lawrence Kisuuki, Michelle Thorne, and many more Mozillians are attending!

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: San Francisco (johnath)

  • More experimentation you can try out on nightly:

    • Electrolysis

    • Loop

Firefox OS

Speaker: non-verbal
Flame phones. We have about 200 Flames available for members of our community (volunteers and employees.) This is for those who will use the phones regularly, and who will participate in product surveys, focused testing efforts, and be available to help us gauge the quality of specific features and the overall product.

To apply to the program, head over to our Foxtrot Application, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: non-verbal

Mozilla Reps

Speaker: Brian King
Speaker Location: San Francisco

Introducing Reps in town for the Engagement Offsite.

Content Services

Speaker: Sean Bohan
Speaker Location: New York
2 weeks since the Content Services Work Week and we are looking at the future of Enhanced Tiles for the New Tab. Currently, users see Tiles which consist of a screenshot of that page, some text under each of the tiles. Users have the ability to move a tile, leave it alone or remove it from their New Tab. Our team is looking at giving the users the ability to add “Format” to that list of actions, letting them change tiles from a screenshot to something that is either more functional or just looks better. Right now ideas include magazine and news tiles that can show most recent headlines on top of Tile. Sites given the able to update the Tile image to latest logo or seasonal doodle. At the July 21 MoCo, Aaron Thornburg (UX lead for Content Services), will show a demo of where this could go.

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
Mary Ellen Muckerman Engagement – VP Brand Voices strategy San Francisco Yes N/A N/A
John Bernard Engagement – Director of Marketing, Firefox OS Firefox OS launch update Remote Yes N/A N/A
Chris Cooper Release Engineering Manager Try Server Best Practices Remote No N/A Try Best Practices

Try High Scores

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
Anthony Duignan-Cabrera Mary Ellen Muckerman San Francisco New York Office Editor in Chief
Yi-Fan Liao Evelyn Hung Taipei office Taipei office Firefox OS
Travis Blow Mark Mayo MV NYC Services Operations
Ang Brij Andreas Gal MV MV CTO Office

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

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 669535 Added a user preference to disable “Possible Duplicates” when creating bugs

All changes.


  • 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

30-June-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-06-30

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

  • Congratulations to Lukas Blakk for a wonderful Open Source Bridge keynote about Project Ascend. The Community Building Team also awards Lukas a Community Building Superstar Badge!

  • Huge thanks to Mozilla Mexico for their awesome work at Campus Party in Guadalajara, MX this weekend

Upcoming Events

Monday, 30 June

Tuesday, 01 July

Canada Day! Woo!

Wednesday, 02 July

  • Homebrew Website Club Meetup, 18:30-19:30 (with quiet writing hour from 17:30-18:30 beforehand)

    • Chicago, Portland, and Mozilla San Francisco!

    • 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 for details or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 03 July

  • 5PM UTC / 1PM EST / 10 AM PSTSecurity Open Mic

    • An open meeting to chat anything security related with the Mozilla Security team.

    • Vidyo: SecReview Room // Dial-in Info (phone): – 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 95294

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • Experimentation!

    • Install

    • Search
    • Translation
    • New tab improvements

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

  • Turning off 2.2 tests soon

    • Some tests still don’t run on 2.3, so we’re going to loose 2.x test coverage for those. Beware and hand test relevant bits.

    • Partly to improve our test infra
    • Partly to begin EOL on Froyo
  • UI Telemetry
    • Check out the basic UI Telemetry dashboard

    • We are moving into the interpretation phase and should be filing bugs for any actionable issues we discover
  • Firefox Search
    • Currently working on getting the foundation in place to land in m-c.

    • Project page has more details
  • Firefox crashes on startup in the Android L Preview

Firefox OS

  • Flame Programs – Asa Dotzler, Mountain View

  • Foxtrot (panel of Flame users who agree to help test and give directed feedback to the Product, UX, and QA teams) applications did not open last week as announced. We are working on the application form this week. Will announce as soon as its live.

  • Flame retail site is live again. Phones arrive from manufacturer to retail for distribution on July 10. Shipping is 3-7 business days. So, first retail Flames will land on our community in approximately 2 weeks.
  • If you’ve already got a Flame (from the pre-retail batch of 2000) and you are planning on sticking with the release channel and getting OTA updates, you’ll need to flash a new Firefox OS v1.3 (build 122) If you’re an employee, you can get this build today (see Asa) and if you’re a volunteer, we’ll have that build posted at our partner’s ASAP.
  • It has been determined that we will not push 1.4 to the Flame. The first major OTA update for Flame will take users from Firefox OS 1.3 to Firefox OS 2.0.
  • More details at our new wiki > https://wiki.mozilla.org/FirefoxOS/Flame# and hang out in IRC at #flame
  • Tablet Contribution Program

    • We’ve shipped out about 50% of the 10″ tablets and continue to deliver.

    • Email going out this week to let those participants who have not received a tablet know that it’s on the way.
    • Last week we held the first of our new weekly meetings with Taipei Stream 3 team, Asa Dotzler, and several of the volunteer TCP coordinators.
    • We have nightly builds. The TCP coordinators are testing now and we’ll post more publicly this week.

Webmaker

Speaker Location: (Nonverbal)

Grow Mozilla

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 Engagement MozCamp India San Francisco Yes https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/presentation/d/1kykMJEKSH4_FJdYEgXDTYljf1Tfuem2Mh97vGn3PMEI/edit#slide=id.g38bcb5299_030 https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/presentation/d/1kykMJEKSH4_FJdYEgXDTYljf1Tfuem2Mh97vGn3PMEI/edit#slide=id.g38bcb5299_030
Mark Jeffries IT A/V Survey Results San Francisco No https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/SD/2014+AV+Survey+Results https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/SD/2014+AV+Survey+Results
Robyn Chau Developer Events “The Big 5″ Events Remote Yes http://bit.ly/1iNUAoI http://bit.ly/1iNUAoI

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
Jessica Amann Mihca Anderson Mountain View San Francisco Human Resources Business Partner

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Laleh Beni Cameron Zwarich Mountain View San Francisco Servo
Bernardo Rittmeyer Matt Noorenberghe Vidyo Mountain View Firefox Desktop
Artem Sobolev Seth Fowler Mountain View Mountain View Platform Engineering: Graphics
Sean Bolton Larissa Shapiro Mountain View San Francisco Community Building
Jakub Jurovych Nick Fitzgerald Mountain View San Francisco Developer Tools
Christopher Kitching Wes Johnston Mountain View San Francisco Firefox for Android
Robert Bindar Mike Henretty Mountain View San Francisco Firefox OS
Filipe Gonçalves Gregor Wagner Mountain View San Francisco Firefox OS
John Sullivan Steve Workman Mountain View San Francisco Networking
Tyler Smith Nikhil Marathe Mountain View Mountain View Platform Engineering: DOM
Thomas Daede Jack Moffitt Mountain View Mountain View Research
Stuart Pernsteiner Brian Anderson Mountain View Mountain View Research
Chance Zibolski Rob Miller Mountain View San Francisco Services Engineering
Ian Kronquist Michael Cooper Mountain View Mountain View WebDev: Input
Trevor Bramwell Chris Lonnen Mountain View Mountain View WebEng: Crash Reporter

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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)

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 943146 The “needinfo” menu now includes the mentor(s)

All changes.


  • 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

23-June-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-06-23

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

  • Congratulations to Faye Tandog on becoming the new Mozilla Phillipines Community Manager! The Community Building Team is awarding her a Community Building Superstar badge for her contributions.
  • Marketplace Editorial would like to thank the following L10n contributors for their Herculean efforts to localize Apps Blog content in 10 languages for our World Cup campaign; these folks include Wim Benes, Ton Kessen, Sara Todaro, Sandro Della Giustina, Daniel SCott, Elisa Xitlali, Marcelo Araldi, Andre Garzia, Frank Wein, Sebastian Hengst, Michael Kohler, Andras Bognar, Daniel Spindelbauer, Romain Fleury, Aleksandra Uzelac, and Marko Andrejic.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 25 June

Thursday, 26 June

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

  • All day, all time zones: Marketplace Day – All About Apps – An online event for contributors of all types to meet and work on things. Join us on https://etherpad.mozilla.org/marketplace-day and the #Marketplace channel.
  • 5PM UTC / 1PM EST / 10 AM PSTSecurity Open Mic

    • An open meeting to chat anything security related with the Mozilla Security team.

    • Vidyo: SecReview Room // Dial-in Info (phone): – 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 95294

Saturday, 28 June

  • The fourth annual IndieWebCamp is this weekend in Portland Oregon as usual, and has expanded this year!
    First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

Sunday, 29 June

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Asa from Mountain View

New wiki at https://wiki.mozilla.org/FirefoxOS/Flame

Webmaker

Speaker Location: OpenMatt in Toronto

How can Mozilla teach the world the web?

  • Mozillians Webmaker town hall last week

  • What’s new?
    • Easier to explore what Webmaker’s about

    • New resources for teaching and learning. From privacy and security to coding, design and accessibility
    • Global events gearing up for Maker Party 2014 (starts July 15)

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Last week I talked about how working in the open is one way all of us can help with the goal to increase active contributors by 10x. I’ve come across an interesting statistic about this and wanted to make some specific asks.

The interesting statistic: In the past six months Mozillians created almost 30,000 Google documents and only 2,709 of them were made public.

The specific asks:

  • Spend a minute imagining how effective you would be if you had access to just 10% of your team’s documents
  • Go through the Google Docs you’ve created and change the sharing settings to Public for anything that’s not sensitive
  • Consider using wiki.mozilla.org instead of Google Docs the next time you need to create a document

Bonus points: Read these two great posts from Amy Tsay and Doug Belshaw about working in the open.

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
Boris Zbarsky Distinguished Engineer Technology Advisory Council Remote No None
Denelle Dixon-Thayer Legal and Privacy Response to Moderator questions: Is anyone concerned about confusion and trademark issues with Amazon’s “Fire Phone” and “FireOS”? San Francisco No None
Chris Heilmann Principal Evangelist WebIDE in Firefox Nightly – readwriteapps made real https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/06/webide-lands-in-nightly/ Mountain View No None
Peter Bengtsson Web Developer New Air Mozilla features that affects everybody Mountain View No Slides
Dino Anderson People Team Diversity and Inclusion Strategy SF No Working Draft
Nicolas B. Pierron A Mentor Report of Bugs Squashing Party success Paris No No https://github.com/Thegennok/bug-o-meter

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
Jenny Liu Joe Cheng SFO (Recording) Taipei Firefox OS

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Alexandru Tifrea Blake Kaplan San Francisco San Francisco Platform Engineering: DOM

<meta>

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

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

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 880669 BzAPI support landed on Bugzilla’s production infrastructure

  • bug 956892 Collapsed comments now indicate the reason for auto-collapsing
  • bug 649691 Added a “Mentor” field to bugs. Mentors will be migrated from the whiteboard to this new field soon.

All changes.

Open News

You may have seen press coverage of the announcement of a new partnership between Mozilla’s Open News project and The New York Times and The Washington Post, along with the Knight Foundation. Some relevant links here:

Content Services

We had a super work week in NYC this past week and are still digging out from clearing our inboxes. Will share what we spoke about and presented over the coming week on our Wiki page.


  • 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

16-June-2014

Mozilla Project: 2014-06-16

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

Thank you to rctgamer for updating the “Building a Theme” documentation on MDN–it was sorely needed.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 16 June

Today we released the 4th edition of DevPulse, a monthly glance at stuff happening among and for developers, sourced by many. The goal is to create greater transparency and collaboration around the various efforts at Mozilla to support mobile, web & app developers. Read the latest here!

The bi-weekly Marketplace community meeting is today at 2pm Pacific. Help plan the next Marketplace Day, or just come find out what’s happening in the community and how you can help. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Marketplace/Community/Meetings

Wednesday, 18 June

  • Homebrew Website Club Meetup, 18:30-19:30, now expanded to four locations:

    • Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland, and San Francisco!

    • 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 for details or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 19 June

  • 5PM UTC / 1PM EST / 10 AM PST – Security Open Mic

    • An open meeting to chat anything security related with the Mozilla Security team.

    • Vidyo: SecReview Room // Dial-in Info (phone): – 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 95294

Friday, 20 June

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Asa Dotzler, Mountain View

  • We’ve got about 500 Mozillians empowered with Flames to date. These are the core Firefox OS teams and those helping get Flames and Firefox OS into amazing shape for our broader community.

  • We’re really excited to have more people testing. The Product/UX/Engineering teams need the kind of feedback that only you can provide. To support that, we’re going to be opening applications to the Flames for Feeback program (Foxtrot) hopefully in the next week or so. We’ve got hundreds of Flames to give away to empower our community, including employees and volunteers.
  • The Flame isn’t sold out. We’re sorting out some issues at the everbuying website but there are more phones to purchase. You did not miss the deadline. Check back in a couple of days.

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Thank you to everyone who joined the Enable communities that have impact Town Hall last week. If you missed it, you can watch the recording on Air Mozilla.

I wanted to follow up with more details about a question we didn’t fully discuss — what does building community look like for each of us?

Here are a couple of things everyone can do that will take you no additional time:

  • Work in the open. We can choose to put something on the public wiki instead of on a private Google Doc or we can post to a public mailing list instead of to a team alias. Choices that promote transparency make it easier for people to participate.
  • Discuss community goals with your team. If your team meetings don’t include discussions of how to design for participation and how to grow a community around your work, add this to the agenda. Being mindful and intentional about community building will help with the goal.

IT

Speaker Location: mjeffries, San Francisco

WorkDay <-> LDAP Integration Update

  • Although Phase 1 started on Friday, there are things still in motion. Some of these changes are noticable – like your EmployeeID being visible in the Phonebook. Before hitting the DefCon5 button, please understand that your EmployeeID is only visible in Phonebook to you and your manager – no one else can see it. Also, these changes do not affect systems in Mozilla China, Japan, and Taiwan. MoCo can see the changes now, MoFo may not see the changes until tonight or tomorrow.

  • There was some confusion regarding titles – you can still create custom titles in Phonebook – it’s just that the formal titles from Workday are now visible in the Phonebook, too.

Thanks to all for your patience as we continue to work on this.

NYC Space Update

Last Friday, EUS completed the build-out of a small Mozilla Space in New York City. The new Space has the following A/V capabilities:

  • A Conference room

  • A small Commons Space

Both areas have Vidyo Capability.
Special thanks to the EUS teams for the quick and effective setup. The NYC team felt very taken care of during the process.

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
Amy Tsay Community Manager, AMO & Marketplace Rating Marketplace apps MV No None https://etherpad.mozilla.org/mp-day-test-apps-06262014
Ben Moskowitz Senior Director, Development Strategy MoFo Mobile opportunity London Yes https://wiki.mozilla.org/images/5/55/MobileOpportunity.pdf https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile_Opportunity
Asa Dotzler Firefox OS Flame reference phone update Mountain View No n/a http://mzl.la/Flame

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 Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Luca Della Toffola Felix Klock Mountain View San Francisco Research
Gautam Akiwate Joel Maher Mountain View San Francisco Automation & Tools
Birunthan Mohanathas William Chen Mountain View San Francisco Data and Stability
John Zeller Hal Wine Mountain View San Francisco Release Engineering
Dean Johnson Michael Cooper Mountain View Mountain View Web Development
Roshan Vid William Chen Mountain View San Francisco WebAPI
Victor Andrei Oprea Dan Mosedale Mountain View San Francisco WebRTC/Talkilla Engineering

<meta>

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

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

QA

WebQA

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 720832 You can now tell Component Watching to watch components starting with a specified string

All changes.


  • 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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