Meeting Notes Meetings notes from the Mozilla community


Mozilla Project: 2013-09-23

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 the Tree

A big thanks to Gavin Sharp, Michael Verdi, Marco Mucci, Matt Brubeck, and Asa Dotzler for helping get the What’s New page live for Windows 8 users on very short notice. You rock.

Upcoming Events

Monday, 23 September

  • MAKER PARTY: Manchester, United Kingdom: Arduino Manchester is a group of Arduino enthusiasts who come together to discuss and show the latest innovations and techniques with Arduinos. This session will feature Rebecca Toop, a Visual Anthropology student at the University of Manchester, who will discuss her “use of open source hardware such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi in the Indian cultural context. This involved exploring how the DIY movement and maker spaces contributed to innovation, how people collaborated in design, and the different projects that came out of it.”

Tuesday, 24 September

  • MAKER PARTY: Newcastle, United Kingdom: Think Big Schools will reach 50,000 young people across Europe, between 14-18 years old, over the next three years. The programme provides young people a new type of work experience based on practical business and digital skills, run by O2 employees on O2 sites (or associated ones).
  • MAKER PARTY: Brooklyn, NY: Short-form Video Techniques for PC will teach smartphone or tablet owners, you don’t need an expensive camera or fancy audio equipment to produce an engaging video. In this two-hour session, learn to use your mobile device to make compelling short-form videos—and how to show them to the world on YouTube, Vimeo and more.

Wednesday, 25 September

^ The Sumo Mobile and B2G Meeting will be on air mozilla at 10:30am pt Air Mozilla Link the agenda can be clicked [ here]

  • MAKER PARTY: Manchester, United Kingdom: NSManchester meeting will feature a talk on hacking the Pebble E-Paper watch.
  • MAKER PARTY: Brooklyn, NY: DIY Design Assistance will teach useful tools in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Sina Zekavat, a recent graduate in Architecture and Urban Studies from London, will be available to give you advice on how best to use the Adobe package to represent your ideas.
  • PERSONA MEET-UP MV: Mozilla Persona meet-up is happening on Wednesday September 25 at Mozilla Mountain View, 6:00pm-8:00pm local time. Sean McArthur, Zach Carter, and Didem Ersoz are hosting the meet-up, which will include a Persona overview and a Q&A. Feel free to spread the word. RSVP:

Thursday, 26 September

  • MAKER PARTY: Dhaka Division, Bangladesh: Intro to Web will teach students of AIUB, and some Student Ambassadors, an introduction to using and creating the web.
  • MAKER PARTY: Toronto, Canada: Remix the City Workshop – Malvern is a photo-walk brought up to date with a new generation of mobile devices, which have the power to enable the youth to capture and tell the stories that matter to them using their favourite language: short online video clips.
  • MAKER PARTY: London, United Kingdom: Code_in a Day is the starting point for anyone seeking to understand digital concepts. The day is designed around a brief: design, build and launch a multi-platform campaign that encourages and rewards customer loyalty.
  • MAKER PARTY: Kent, United Kingdom: TechTeen Kent events are highly interactive experiences designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about careers in the contemporary world of Science, Engineering and Technology. Each TeenTech event gives Y8/ Y9 students and teachers the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, to handle leading edge technology and, most importantly to spend time with the Engineers, Technologists and Scientists influencing their 21st century lives.

Friday, 27 September

  • MAKER PARTY: Toronto, ON, Canada: Three-Day U of T Hacks event should be one of the largest student based hackathons in Canada. We’ve invited students from all across Canada and the US to come and hack together. We will also have educational talks, seminars and demos.
  • MAKER PARTY: Tamil Nadu, India: Netfire will teach participants to build static and dynamic website for personal and business purposes.
  • MAKER PARTY: Brooklyn, NY: Drawing Basics with Adobe Illustrator will teach the basics of drawing with Adobe Illustrator CS6, the industry-standard vector graphics software, used by designers of all types who want to create digital graphics, illustrations, and typography.

Saturday, 28 September

  • MAKER PARTY: San Francisco, CA: Two-Day Science Hack Day San Francisco is a 48-hour-all-night event that brings together designers, developers, scientists and other geeks in the same physical space for a brief but intense period of collaboration, hacking, and building ‘cool stuff’.
  • MAKER PARTY: Montreal, Canada: Two-Day Firefox OS Hackathon is a look at Mozilla’s latest open platform initiative! A hackathon in the true sense of the word, augmented with timely labs throughout the event, presented in collaboration with Mozilla, Mozilla Québec, Startup Weekend Montréal, FACIL and La Commune. Whether you’re a javascript enthusiast or a veteran, this is an action-packed event that will be full of pleasant surprises.
  • MAKER PARTY: Russia, Moscow: MakeUS!: A Maker Party invited Russian youth to participate in a “Hack Jam”-style event at the Moscow American Center focusing on the Popcorn video remixing tool.
  • MAKER PARTY: Maharashtra, India: Hack Jam Powai brings together IIT Bombay and Mumbai University to organize a Hack Jam in S.M.Shetty school in Powai. We will be learning about basics of HTML and CSS and try to ensure they have the maximum fun possible learning this stuff.

Sunday, 29 September

  • MAKER PARTY: London, United Kingdom: Processing and Twitter will teach how to use data from Twitter in Processing. Work with the Twitter API, including getting a developer key. Passing data from Processing to an Arduino Creating more complicated messages to pass more information, and how to understand at the other end what is in those messages.
  • MAKER PARTY: Silver Spring, MD: Silver Spring Mini Maker Faire is a rapid-fire one-day jam, open to anyone and everyone interested in all things game. Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in videogame design? Or, are you a gamer who’s curious about how videogames are put together? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us at Madlab for the next Manchester Game Jam!
  • MAKER PARTY: Manchester, United Kingdom: Manchester Mini Game Jam brings together Makers of all types for a spectacular display of art, science, technology, craft and engineering. This “do-it-yourself” fair invites children and adults to participate in Maker projects and demonstrations, including: Make and race your own lunar Rover with NASA scientists Experiment with 3D printers & vinyl cutters Build a giant marble run Use recycled materials to create new toys Experiment with robotics Make your own computer game And more!!

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: SF (johnath)

  • We shipped last week!
  • A touch-friendly Firefox for Windows 8 is now live in Aurora. Go get your hands on it and help us test.

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

  • Work week yielded many new ideas
    • Much focus on new ways to share
    • Lots of discussion about integration with cloud services
    • Ideas for tweaking Firefox to a various specific demographics


Speaker Location: OpenMatt in Toronto

  • Winding down Maker Party: success! Mozilla community taught a *lot* of people web skills over the last three months:
    • 1,694 community events (2x over last year!)
    • ~58,000 participants
    • 330 cities
    • 100+ countries
    • people learning about web skills, coding and digital making. Learning about Mozilla’s mission.
  • Have a look at how much fun people had here.
  • Next up: the party doesn’t stop. Gonna keep on rolling at

Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location: Romania

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: No audio

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
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
Kate Naszradi, David Boswell, Larissa Shapiro, Lawrence Mandel Team Summit Summit Updates San Francisco, MTV, TOR no 5 ways to have a great Summit, Sign-up for Open Sessions, Participate in a Fair, Hockey Sign-up, Demonstrate FirefoxOS
William Reynolds Product manager for Community Tools profiles are even more awesome Mozilla San Francisco No Blog post about the new fields Edit your profile
Amira Dhalla Maker Party Manager Maker Party Success Mozilla Toronto no Maker Party 2013 Infographic Reports, learning and quotes from Maker Party Blog post


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?
Jesse Ruderman I’m curious what people think about Cyanogen OS and AdID. I’d like to hear from Sid Stamm about AdID. /


Let’s say hello to some new Mozillians!

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Nick Grammater Winnie Aoieong San Francisco San Francisco Finance
Hadley Beeman Alex Fowler San Francisco London / San Francisco Policy
Chris Riley Alex Fowler San Francisco DC / San Francisco Policy
Mason Chang Mike Lee Mountain View Remote Platform Engineer


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

  • Dial-in: conference# 8600
    • US/International: +1 650 903 0800 x92 Conf# 8600
    • US toll free: +1 800 707 2533 (pin 369) Conf# 8600
    • Canada: +1 416 848 3114 x92 Conf# 8600
    • FR/Paris: +33 1 44 79 34 80, x92 Conf# 8600

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