Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community


Mozilla Project: 2013-06-03

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All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

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

Friends of the Tree

  • Jérémie Patonnier and David Bruant for hosting meetups during the MDN sprint this past weekend, along with everybody who contributed to MDN during the sprint. (See this ether pad for details)
  • Mozillian Bartosz Piec and crew from the Mozilla Poland community for their help with the Warsaw Firefox OS App Day this past Saturday

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, 04 June

WebFWD Community Mixer

5pm – 7pm, Mozilla San Francisco 7th Floor

This is a time to meet our teams the day before they pitch to the world in Mountain View. Come have a beverage, snack and get to know them before they start sweating ;).


User Experience Research Talk


Simulcast on Air Mozilla

Topic: Firefox Desktop User Types in North America

Presenter: Bill Selman

Have you ever wondered who is using Firefox on the desktop and how they are using it? Do you want to know which facets of our user base are enthusiastic about new features vs. users who are reluctant to see any changes at all? Are you interested to learn which category of Firefox user type you fit into and how representative you are of a larger Firefox population?

The User Experience Research team has collected a great deal of data to answer these questions and is eager to share it with you. Bill Selman, Senior UX Researcher, will present findings from a three part qualitative and quantitative study of Firefox users in North America. He will present how those users fit into six specific categories of user types based on their behaviors, motivations, beliefs, and attitudes.

Wednesday, 05 June

WebFWD Graduation
Test Run: Noon – 1pm PST, Mozilla Mountain View 10 Forward + Air Mozilla

Open Demos: 6pm – 8pm PST, Mozilla Mountain View 10 Forward + Air Mozilla

This is THE day: our teams will pitch to you – investors, professionals, developers, entrepreneurs all committed to making the web better! Feel free to invite others with similar interests.

RSVP for the evening event at

Product Status Updates (voice updates)


Speaker Location: no verbal update this week

  • Maker Party 2013 kicks off June 15! Thousands of people getting together at events around the world to make and share stuff on the web
  • This post gives an update on plans, next steps, and what partners are bringing to the party:
  • A partner effort launched in the UK yesterday. Mitchell Baker and the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, helped launch the UK “Make Things, Do Stuff” campaign. Learn more here
  • Webmaker booth at Vancouver’s Mini Maker Faire!

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Dietrich

  • 1.0.1: Final stages. Nearly zero code change. The future looks bright.
  • 1.1.0: Can now send cat pictures over antiquated protocols. Driving hard to fix remaining blockers, heading quickly into certification phase.
  • Tablets, tvs and billboards. Oh my.

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Help us build a history of Mozilla told by Mozillians. Please share your memories about this Mozilla milestone:


Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
William Reynolds Community Tools Yammer forum for Firefox OS launch activities Mozilla San Francisco No Firefox OS launch activities Yammer
Didem Ersoz Program Manager, WebFWD Program June 5: Graduation + Deadline to apply for next class Mozilla San Francisco No WebFWD Application
Kate Naszradi and John Bernard Community Engagement and Product Marketing Firefox OS Launch Camp: Re-Cap Mozilla San Francisco Yes Firefox OS Camp Wiki Page
Mitchell Baker Executive Chair Chris Beard Home office in Barcelona Not sharing screen No links
Mike Morgan (morgamic) Director, Web Development Manager Hacking Session 3 Mountain View Not sharing screen Manager Hacking Wiki

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Mathieu Pillard Wil Clouser PDX Paris Marketplace
Dominik Strohmeier Cori Schauer MTV Berlin FFOS

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Aaron Todd Brian Anderson MV MV Research
Ashish Dubey CVAN MV MV Web Dev
Eston Schweickart Dave Herman MV MV Research
Ganesh Ghosh James Lal MV MV FFX OS
Leon Zhang Potch MV MV Web Dev
John Wong Dan Veditz and Gary Kwong MV MV Web Security
Shawn Nguyen Jake Watkins MV MV Release Eng Ops
Stella Zubeck Bill and Mary MV MV User Research
Samvedana Gohil Anthony Hughes and Juan Becerra MV MV Desktop QA
Swaroopa Vantipalli John Hammink MV MV Mobile QA
Vaidik Kapoor Stephen Donner MV MV Web QA
Amanda Ko Cameron Dawson MV SF Automation and Tools
Joseph Kelly Christina Choi MV SF Metrics
Michael Sullivan Dave Herman MV SF Research
Nikhil Kumar Saptarshi Guha MV SF Metrics
Hannah Quay-del la Vallee Ben Adida MV SF Identity
Jez Ng Alon Zakai MV SF Research
Tanay Delima Diane Bisgeier SF SF WebFWD
Ben Blum Dave Herman MV MV Research
Dhaval Giani Vladan Djeric TOR TOR Platform
Guillaume Abadie Benoit Jacob TOR TOR Platform
Jason Yeo Armen Zambrano Gasparnian TOR TOR Release Eng


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



Massive improvements to, the Firefox (et al) source code search engine:

  • Indexing and search
    • Much faster (indexed vs. not) performance on many types of queries
    • Add ability to find callers of constructors
    • Differentiate between a const and a non-const function of the same name.
    • Add finding of callers and callees.
    • Add recognition of typedefs.
    • Link macro references.
    • Link class declarations to class definitions.
    • Sort folder listings.
    • Improve regex that delimits JS symbols.
    • Better usability on mobile and WebKit
  • Infrastructure
    • Several thousand fewer lines of code
    • Slim down builds to emit only data, not Python code, making development much faster.
    • Replace ad hoc implementation of process pooling with concurrent.futures.
    • Reworked old-school CGI as a Flask WSGI app.
    • Redesign URLs for MXR parity and future extensibility
    • Tests! CI! Vagrant!
  • Bug fixes
    • Ability to actually enter a query without the JS screwing it up
    • No more crashing when doing negated phrase matching
    • Fix URL- and HTML-escaping bloopers, including XSSes.
    • Don’t duplicate lines in results under some types of queries
    • Many others

Get started contributing to DXR. Questions? Talk to Erik Rose.

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