Some management changes in the planet module. Mike Hoye has generously offered to step up and join us as a peer.
Rick Eyre (feed) – I’m a new graduate of Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario, Canada working at Seneca College’s Center for Development of Open Technology. I work primarily on implementing the
<track> and WebVTT specs in Gecko and dabble in other areas of Gecko in my spare time. I’m interested in continuing to contribute to Mozilla projects in as many ways as I can.
Kris Maglione (feed) – Kris Maglione is a software developer, based in Portland, OR, who works for Mozilla on all things add-on related. He is best known for his valiant but ultimately futile attempts to keep his calm in the face of bad code, his encyclopedic knowledge of Firefox internals, and his inordinate attachment to his bicycle and commensurate hatred of cars.
Paul McLanahan (feed) – Paul McLanahan is a Sr. Web Developer with the Mozilla Corporation. He primarily helps maintain and improve the new Django-based codebase for www.mozilla.org (Bedrock) and the associated Mozilla newsletter subscription service (Basket). He also wrote and maintains (for better or worse) ScrumBu.gs. When not blogging about Mozilla, he’s like to be playing Tuba, hacking on stuff, and helping his Son with the same.
Soledad Penades (feed) – Sole recently joined Mozilla as an HTML5 engineer, working on the Apps engineering team. She works on making things easier for people to make apps, and loves tinkering with new Web APIs, specially if that involves graphics or audio.
Melissa (feed) – Nomadic educational consultant working on TIE and education for development. Moved to London after 6 years in Latin America, 6 years in the US, and 16 in Japan. Currently working on Make Things Do Stuff in the UK, spreading the good word of webmaking, and building partnerships all over. Thrive on Engrish, reading, and salsa dancing. English-日本語-Español.
Appsembler (feed) – Appsembler is one of the Mozilla WebFwd companies that just graduated from the program. We are building an appstore for open source web applications, and would very much like to share our process to the greater Mozilla community through the Planet Mozilla site.
Michael Coates (feed) – I currently have a security blog that is listed on planet based on my Mozilla tag. This blog is only for security related items. The purpose of this new blog is to expand the scope of discussions while specifically focusing on Mozilla.
Adam Roach (feed) – Adam Roach works with Mozilla’s WebRTC implementation team putting real-time technologies into the core library shared by Firefox and FirefoxOS. He has been crafting the world of Real Time Communications over IP since 1997 by doing protocol standardization, architecture, design, and implementation.
Tim Chien [timdream] (feed) is a Taiwan-based Mozilla contributor since around 2009. He later joined Mozilla Corp to work on Gaia, the front-end of Firefox OS. He now manages the Gaia team in Taipei, Taiwan.
Rebeccah Mullen (feed) – Rebeccah makes pictures and webmaker projects and videos and writes and stuff and things. She never, ever, ever sleeps so she’s almost entirely made up of raw enthusiasm. You can find her working on @mozilla, @webmaker, Mozilla Facebook, Mozilla Webmaker Tumblr, and even a few G+ communities – you know, in her spare time. Recently she’s been producing Webmaker updates for the All Hands meetings using Popcorn Maker. Say hi on @ModReplica, because she loves that!
Ibrahima SARR (feed) – I studied Applied Lignuistics, Language Teaching Methodology, Translation and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) at Moray House College in Edinburgh, Scotland. My team and I have been involved in Fula translation and localization as well as promoting the language on the Internet (www.pulaagu.com). In 2009, I lead the Fula teams on the 100 locales program and successfully completed the work for locales for Fula_sn, Fula_mr and Fula_gn. I also created most Fualh terminology for ICT especially Firefox terminology. Fulah is not a well resourced language and almost everything had to be created from scratch. But we have implemented a method of creating terminology that respects consistency and coherence. I started translating Joomla and other OpenSource CMS’s. Then I discovered Tuxpaint and started translation with PoEdit. In 2009 I completed the Fula part of the “locales for 100 African languages” project. I was also involved in translation of Pootle’s basic terminology and Pootle server into Fulah. Our biggest achievement yet is the localization ofFirefox in Fulah which is released this summer (2012). I have worked extensively on font creation, keyboard layouts creation and I am planning to build a physical “pan-Senegalese/Mauritanian” keyboard usable to type Fulah, Wolof, Soninke, Sereer. I speak, read and write English, French, Fulah (Pulaar-Fulfulde) Mauritanian Arabic and Wolof. I read and write Spanish, some Italian and Arabic. I like web and graphics design and when I have time, I write news articles for my website in Fulah (www.pulaagu.com), the first website ever in Fulah language and the most visited. I use the Internet daily as administrator of two websites and a community blog and my personal blog, all of these dedicated to Fulah language and culture. I am also a veteran Flight Simulator enthusiast and have been flying hardcore for many years. Just love aeronautics, flying, planes, airports…
Kat Braybrooke (feed) – Kat Braybrooke (keyboardkat) is an open designer and anthropologist who has just joined Mozilla in London as Hacking Popular Culture Liaison, aiming to help enable the next generation of web users to become web builders with the Webmaker team. In her previous work with the Open Knowledge Foundation (http://okfn.org), she coordinated the world’s first Open Knowledge Festival 2012 in Helsinki and built the Open Book, a crowdsourced publication about openness around the world (http://theopenbook.org.uk). She is a co-founder of the Open Design Working Group and has a MSc Digital Anthropology from University College London for a 2011 ethnography on the role of gender embodiment and identity amongst F/LOSS hackers in Europe.
Sandip Kamat (feed) – Sandip Kamat is part of the Product Management team at Mozilla working on Firefox OS. He has spent most his working life in mobile technologies & launching cool devices. His previous companies include Motorola (yes, worked on both the product series: RAZRs and DROIDs) and Siemens Mobile. When not flight-hopping, he lives in San Diego. Apart from his family & kids, he also loves the sun and the ocean there.
Jack Moffitt (feed) – I’m a hacker and entrepreneur based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I currently work for Mozilla Research on Servo, a new, experimental, parallel web browser engine. I have founded several startups built on XMPP technology including Collecta, a real-time search engine for the Web, and Chesspark, a real-time, multi-user gaming platform.
Eddy Bruel (feed) – Eddy Bruel joined the Jetpack team as a platform developer about two years ago. He likes to stick close to the metal, making C++ his language of choice. His interests include language design and compiler construction. As such, he primarily hacks around in SpiderMonkey whenever he gets the chance. A firm believer that open source is as much, if not more about people than it is about code, Eddy started this blog not just to share his own experiences, but to get more involved with the community as well.
Avi Halachmi (feed) – “I recently joined the Performance team. Among my interests are various aspects of user experience such as privacy, UI, usability, performance, scrolling, smoothness, and more. I also contribute to few OSS projects (PCSX2, Quassel IRC, and few others in the past). I’ve been maintaining the SmoothWheel Firefox addon since 2003. Before joining Mozilla, I worked for IBM, SanDisk, and several start-up companies. Oh, and I ride bikes ;)”
Justin Crawford (feed) – Justin Crawford is a Web Product Engineer who works on Mozilla’s community-facing web properties. He lives with his family in Boulder where he previously founded and led a consultancy designing and building products for early-stage startups. In his tinkering time he likes to launch self-serving niche publications on the web, write short stories, fix bikes, and make random things in the workshop.
Identity at Mozilla (feed) – The purpose of this blog is to share updates, vision, and technical details related to the Identity team. This team’s flagship project is the Persona service and the BrowserID authentication protocol.
Tanvi Vyas (feed) – Tanvi joined Mozilla last year as Security Engineer. Her goal is to build features that make the browser more secure while still providing a good user experience. She also works closely with the Developer Tools team, trying to integrate security into our tools and help developers identity security issues in their web applications before hackers do.
Aaron Klotz (feed) – Aaron Klotz is a recent addition to the Performance Team at Mozilla. He has written code for a wide range of computing devices, from mobile to enterprise. Off hours he can often be found skiing down expert slopes that are far above his skill level.
Eric Wong (feed) – Eric Wong (:ekw) started volunteering and contributing code to Mozilla in early 2012, with a half dozen patches to date. A software engineering dayjob and toddler-aged twin boys wreaking joy and havoc at home only afford him time and energy to snipe at low-hanging fruit for now. But he plans to keep learning more and hopes to start working on non-trivial bugs as he gets more familiar with Mozilla projects.
Selena Deckelmann (feed) – Selena Deckelmann is a data architect working with the WebTools team on Socorro, the open source tool behind http://crash-stats.mozilla.com. She’s a major contributor to PostgreSQL, founder of PyLadiesPDX and chicken keeper in Portland, OR.
Liz Henry (feed) – I’ve started working at Mozilla as the Bugmaster, to ride the beast that is bugzilla.mozilla.org. I’m on the Automation Tools team. You can find me (as lizzard) on #introduction, #qa, #developers, and …. #bugmasters!
Fredy Rouge (feed) – “I love OpenSoruce and Internet models because they are changing the human history, Mozilla, is in the intersection, is a good place to work out the change.
Some of my initiatives / work: * Creation the Mozilla Québec community and its website * Mozilla Coffee & Beer (mozpub mozcafe), * Migration of Mozilla Colombia’s website to MCS. * Lecture of the “Mozilla Manifesto” in the Congress of the Republic of Colombia under the development and discussion of the local SOPA. * I am user and promoter (individually and in events) of the “Mozilla products and community” since the netscape times. * Creation of Mozilla’s Persona Themes.”
Ian Melven (feed) – Ian Melven is a security engineer working for Mozilla, currently focused on exploring and developing security features for Firefox. He is passionate about protecting Firefox users and their privacy while they enjoy the web.
Chris Manchester (feed) – “I’ve been contributing to Mozilla A-team project on and off since January of this year. I’m currently a CS student at the University of Pennsylvania. My field-specific interests include automated testing, programming languages, and theorem proving environments.”
Bill Walker (feed) – As an engineer working in both startup and enterprise environments, I have a passion for well-designed, well-tested code. As an engineering leader, I make a daily effort to unblock my developers, inspire better coding practice, and keep my team focused on what the customer values most. By encouraging peer-to-peer communication, I foster a community of software practice that can lead to radical gains in productivity and quality.
Siddhartha Dugar (feed) – Siddhartha Dugar is a proud Mozillian and an addon developer. He likes to play with CSS and JS, and is an active member of MozillaZine, Userstyles.org and the Army-of-Awesome.
Mozilla Gfx Team (feed) – The primary purpose of this blog is to help communication across and around the Mozilla Gfx team. In particular, we want to help non-employee contributors be better connected and better informed of any relevant developments.
Bhavana Bajaj (feed) – “I have joined Mozilla 08/13/2012 and will be working as a Release Manager. Will be having my hands on the Firefox/mobile releases. Also excited about the B2G project. Coming from a corporate company like Goldman Sachs , I am really excited to be at Mozilla who has a strong vision for openness and innovation.I plan to blog about my experience here and anything exciting I come across day-day.”
David W (feed) – David is a student in the uk and has done a lot of projects for Mozilla some includes sumo, accessibility and marketing. David also arranges the sump monthly irc meetings also planning on arranging a big community call.