Archive for December, 2008

Planet Addition: Class of 12/26/2008

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Joe Drew (feed) – Joe Drew has been involved in the Mozilla community as a tester and occasional bug reporter since the project began, but became much more involved upon being hired by the Mozilla Corporation in February of 2008. He currently works in the graphics group, and is Gecko’s imagelib maintainer. \o/

Jeff Muizelaar (feed) – works on the graphics team from the Mozilla Toronto offices, and will be blogging about Cairo perf, image scaling, and non-prescriptive etymology. Mike Beltzner has described his work as a “Must Read” and Johnathan Nightingale has called him “A paragon of the modern world; a titanic force.” (Jeff had no part in the writing of this bio.)

Aki Sasaki (feed) – Aki Sasaki is a new Mozilla employee, but was at Netscape from Feb ’01 to July ’03. Aki is currently on the Firefox build/release team and focusing on getting Fennec performance and unit tests automated on Nokia N8x0′s.

Nick Nguyen (feed) – Nick Nguyen is the new Add-ons Lead for Mozilla. A lifelong nerd, Nick likes giant robots, video games, and keeping the internet open and free. Before his dream job at Mozilla, his most relevant gig to date was as the product lead for browser extensions, platform, and community on del.icio.us.

Zach Lym (feed) РZachary Lym is lead grunt of Usability research for Mozilla’s Ubiquity. He is currently working on an undergrad major of Psychology with a minor Graphic Design, and eventually a masters in Usability. He lives in Seattle, right next to the Troll.

Planet Addition: Class of 12/6/2008

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Ben Galbraith (feed) – Ben Galbraith works on developer tools at Mozilla. He’s long been passionate about creating compelling user experiences in software, recently advocating this topic on Ajaxian.com, which he co-founded with Dion Almaer. The two long-time friends and collaborators came to Mozilla together to pursue a vision of helping improve the user experience for developers working on the open web platform.

Curtis Bartley (feed) – Curtis is a new Mozilla employee on the Firefox UI team who is also doing some work on Firebug.

Rafael Ebron (feed) – Rafael is responsible for the Thunderbird marketing strategy. Previously, he co-ordinated the world-wide launch of Firefox 1.0 and Netscape 7 as a product manager for Mozilla Corporation and Netscape Communications. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Management. His current focus is building the global marketing community through spreadthunderbird.com and keeping Thunderbird users happy.

Dion Almaer (feed) – Dion Almaer is the co-founder of Ajaxian.com, the leading source of the Ajax community. For his day job, Dion co-leads a new group at Mozilla focusing on developer tools for the Web, which is something he has been passionate about doing for years, and is excited for the opportunity! Dion has been writing rich web applications from the beginning, and has been a columnist on various topics at ONJava, TheServerSide.com, openxource.com and of course his blog at almaer.com/blog.

GetFirebug Blog (feed) – Firebug Development Blog for the popular addon.