Archive for August, 2008

Planet Addition: Class of 8/27/2008

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Tiffney Mortensen (feed) – Tiffney works most closely with Mitchell Baker, Harvey Anderson, and Dan Portillo on a variety of Executive, Legal, and Administrative projects. Her blog entries focus on the “big picture” of the Mozilla project as well as the social, cultural, and linguistic impact of the Web on our lives.

Sean Alamares (feed) – Sean is the desktop support engineer at Mozilla Corporation and will be writing about what life is like working at Mozilla.

Planet Addition: Class of 8/22/2008

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Josh Geenen (feed) – Josh is a Google Summer of Code student working on an extension for Thunderbird to synchronize Google Contacts with an Address Book. GSoC 2008 is nearly done, but he definitely plans on sticking around! He’ll blog about his extension and a few random bugs he finds, tests, and/or works on.

Andreas Gal (feed) – Andreas is a project scientist at the University of California, Irvine, and works with Mozilla on the Spidermonkey JavaScript VM. His research interests include programming languages, virtual machines and dynamic compilation. On his blog, Andreas talks about his research on trace trees and whatever else crosses his mind.

Planet Addition: Class of 8/19/2008

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Margaret Tallman (feed) – Margaret is a recent addition to the Business Affairs team at Mozilla Corporation and will be focused on scaling new business development activities and global partnership strategies. Margaret joins Mozilla from Hewlett-Packard where, during the last three years, she led the New Business Development division within Personal Systems Group’s Internet and Software Services organization. Margaret will mostly be blogging about subjects related to partnerships, services, sectors, channels, the technology and Internet ecosystem, and any other matters of business that intrigue her.

Clint Talbert (feed) – Clint (known as ctalbert online) has been working on Mozilla QA for 3 years, first on the Mozilla Calendar project, and most recently as part of the Mozilla Test Development Team. He’ll be writing about organizing online communities, test development & automation, and QA in general.

Simon ‘Paquet (feed) – Simon, also known as sipaq, is the official localization (l10n) coordinator for Thunderbird and the Calendar Project. When not doing l10n-related work, he helps with managing the Calendar Project, writing patches and various stuff. He also likes to climb the hills in his neighborhood with his mountainbike.

Rey Bango (feed) – Rey is the newest addition to Mozilla’s AMO team and an industry veteran, with over 19 years of experience in information technology. He brings a unique perspective to developing dynamic web applications having built true desktop applications for 8 years prior to moving into web programming and being keenly aware of the challenges involved in building desktop-like web applications. Rey is also member of the jQuery JavaScript library’s Core Project Team. His blog can be found at

Daniel Einspanjer (feed) – A Mozilla employee working on building the infrastructure and tools to allow us to measure and understand the state of our projects and community. Metrics, data analysis, reporting, and the software used to deliver them are discussed in this blog mixed in with the normal boring personal stuff everyone skips over.

Mozilla Web-tech blog (feed) – The Mozilla Web-Tech Blog will publish announcements of new Gecko features for Web developers as they become available in nightly builds.

Armen Zambrano Gasparnian (feed) – Armen Zambrano G. got involved with the community in early 2007 and is one of David Humphrey’s students from Seneca College. He has joined as an intern in the Release Engineering team and will be blogging about the build-localization infrastructure improvements that he will be working on.

Note: On 8/21/2008 the Web-Tech feed in this blog post was updated.

Planet Addition: Aaron Leventhal

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Aaron Leventhal (feed) – Aaron has been working on accessibility in Mozilla-based browsers since 2000. He will discuss open source & web accessibility, with a special emphasis on Web 2.0 and AJAX.