What’s Up With SUMO 29th May

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! This week, since we did not have a meeting on Monday, you get a combined post with some recent updates and our “MozBalkans special” from Bucharest.

First, let’s walk through the weekly updates:

Welcome on board, new SUMO friends!

If you joined us recently, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 1st of June. Join us!
  • If you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Announcement: SUMO Community meeting about Tiles – 8th of June

On the 8th of June, we’ll have a special SUMO Community meeting with a guest – Patrick Finch, who is going to talk about Tiles. If you have questions and want to know more, head over to this forum thread.

Help needed!

  • We are still looking for 2 SUMO localizers with an iOS device for each of the following languages: Japanese, French, Italian, and Spanish, to help us test Firefox for iOS. If you’re interested, get in touch with Roland.
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator for the version 38 release. Are you interested? Do you know someone potentially interested? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org – thanks!

Developers

Knowledge Base

  • We just had our second SUMO KB Day yesterday – you can still participate! Head over to the etherpad and the forum thread for more information. We need your feedback to make it better!

Community

  • The always awesome Bangladesh community is meeting in Dhaka for their first SUMO Meetup. You can follow the action on Twitter, among other places. Are you interested in organizing a meetup like that? Let us know!

Localization

  • Thanks to all the l10ns who are working on the Pocket articles for 38.0.5!

And now, the trip report:

#MozBalkans

(All photos taken from the MozBalkans 2015 album and used with their authors’ permission)

The official logo of the meetup. Looks great on a tshirt!

The official logo of the meetup. Looks great on a t-shirt!

Now, let’s rewind a bit and look at the last weekend. Together with Madalina, we travelled to the capital of Romania for the weekend-long Mozilla Balkans Summit, organized by the great Romanian community, with Ioana at the helm of the whole operation together with Konstantina’s support.

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Ioana taking a break from keeping everyone and everything in order (by sending organizational emails about the next day).

I won’t bore you with all the technical details, as you can find them on the event’s wiki page. Suffice to say that our hosts did an amazing job at making things happen and keeping everyone going over two very inspiring days. The Mozilla Balkan Summit was an outstanding example of a well-organized community-organized event that brought people together and left everyone with new friends around the world and new ideas to work on.

We went there to promote SUMO to the regional community (using our ‘universal’ deck and presentation talents), but also to brainstorm making SUMO more visible and organised in the region. We had two presentations (followed by many questions from all corners of the room, which was great), and two working sessions during which we introduced SUMO in practice and learned a lot about what drives the local communities and keeps them engaged.

Does this look familiar? It should!

Does this look familiar? It should!

One interesting finding we can share straight away is that SUMO contributors in the Balkans are very often not known to or active within the local communities in their countries. While we are not going to force anyone to do anything against their will (and available time), we will definitely try to bridge that gap – after all, the more the merrier!

Our first working session

Our first working session with Pavel, Ada, Redon, Kristi, and Nikola

We were not the only ones, of course - here is the L10N working session...

We were not the only ones, of course – here is the L10N working session…

...and the QA working session!

…and the QA working session!

The other thing we learned is that while SUMO is definitely known as a site, the communities in the Balkan region are busy contributing directly to the development of Mozilla’s products and its local presence, which means a smaller focus on support. We will be addressing that as well, through several ideas we want to turn into locally lead mini-projects. There may also be a new funny video promoting SUMO coming your way later this year… Yes, we talked about a lot of ideas.

Remember this little guy?

Remember this little guy? Could he be competing with the minions from “Despicable Me” soon?

Aside from the presentations and workshops, we had a chance to simply hang out and talk about all things Mozilla, and not only. We also took advantage of the fact that the most European of events was taking place on the same weekend, to bond over it. Yes, we are talking about the Eurovision 2015 finals!

Eurovision live and direct from Austria, courtesy of Goran's phone

Eurovision live and direct from Austria, courtesy of Goran’s phone

On the second day, Madalina helped us restart our brains with a lightning-fast session of geekdating – a great way to get the energy flowing right after your morning coffee, and to learn even more about the people you’re working and having a good time with.

Geekdating, Balkan style

Geekdating, Balkan style

All in all, this was definitely not a “one-off” for the SUMO crew. We are both looking forward to staying in touch with the community in the Balkans and learning more about their inspiring local projects. We have made many new friends and are definitely ready to help them help the users in their countries!

MozBalkans sending their greetings to all Mozillians worldwide

MozBalkans sending their greetings to all Mozillians worldwide

Bucharest itself was a silent star of the event, with its eclectic history, majestic architecture, and very friendly inhabitants. If you ever have a chance to visit Romania, do give the capital a chance to charm you – it’s definitely worth it!

The second largest building on the planet - no photo can give it justice, you have to see it for yourself.

The second largest building on the planet – no photo can give it justice, you have to see it for yourself

It has been an absolute pleasure and great honour to be invited to the Summit and talk with everyone present about SUMO. Mulţumesc MozBalkans, Bucharest, and Mozilla Romania!

…and there you go – that’s it for this week of SUMO news. See you on Monday and have a great weekend!

 

What’s up with SUMO – 22nd May

Michał

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Hi! Today’s edition of What’s Up With SUMO is coming to you straight from Bucharest, Romania.

Now with even more contributors!

If you joined us recently, don’t be shy and say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-05-18 and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 1st of June. Join us!
  • If you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Help needed!

  • We are still looking for 2 SUMO localizers with an iOS device for each of the following languages: Japanese, French, Italian, and Spanish, to help us test Firefox for iOS. If you’re interested, get in touch with Roland.
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator for the version 38 release. Are you interested? Do you know someone potentially interested? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org – thanks!
  • We are still looking for someone with an Acer device for testing!

Developers

  • Updates coming to internal search analytics, as tracked in this bug. We are going to start recording a number of additional metrics.
  • Remember about the upcoming meeting on the 28th of May!

Knowledge Base

Localization

Community

  • Madalina and Michał are currently in Bucharest for the Mozilla Balkan Meetup and will talk about SUMO and regional leadership with the attendees, soon. Exciting times – and a report coming your way in the near future!
  • Don’t forget to jump into the forums and take part in the ongoing discussions – we are eager to hear what you think (or greet you, if you have never posted there before)

Take it easy, have a great weekend, and don’t forget to go for a nice, relaxing walk at least once a week!

What’s up with SUMO – 15th May

Michał

Hello there! Time for the latest updates from the world of SUMO.

This week’s new arrivals

If you joined us recently, don’t be shy and say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-05-11 and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 18th of May. Join us!
  • If you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Help needed!

  • We are looking for 2 SUMO localizers with an iOS device for each of the following languages: Japanese, German, French, Italian, and Spanish, to help us test Firefox for iOS. If you’re interested, get in touch with Roland.
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator for the version 38 release. Are you interested? Do you know someone potentially interested? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org – thanks!
  • We are still looking for someone with an Acer device for testing!

Community shout-outs

Keep rocking the helpful web!

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

  • Madalina and Michał are heading over to Bucharest for the Mozilla Balkan Meetup next week to talk about SUMO and regional leadership.

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
Firefox OS
  • BuddyUp is in the Marketplace for Firefox OS 2.0, fully operational.
Firefox Android
  • Firefox for Android is out, too!
Thunderbird
  • The loudest bird on the net will see its 38th release a bit later than expected – around a week or two, to be more precise.

Not too many updates this week, but that means there will definitely be more next week, when we will be reporting in from Bucharest! Have a great weekend and don’t forget to smile at least once a day!

What’s up with SUMO – 8th May

Michał

Hello, SUMO Nation! Another May-day set of updates is upon us. Are you ready? Let’s go!

New faces, new names, new friends!

Did I miss your arrival? Well, don’t be shy and just say “hi” in the forums!

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-05-04 and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 11th of May. Join us!
  • If you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Help needed!

Community shout-outs

  • Ralph for all his awesome contributions and as a massive “thank you” from all of us!
  • The French l10ns for hitting 100% during a recent Locasprint (that you can read about thanks to Goofy)!
  • Kálmán for his help with the Hungarian KB, especially the articles linked from the May newsletter!
  • Cláudio for stepping up and becoming the new Locale Leader for European Portuguese!
  • Andrean for his help with the Indonesian KB!

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
  • The features for upcoming releases are still being discussed.
  • Rachel is back! But you can still talk to Mark, of course :-)
Firefox OS
  • In the news: Firefox OS in Africa!
  • BuddyUp: there are minor issues with the Marketplace – the app is still not showing. We are following up with the Marketplace team to see what is going on. On the bright side, Mike is going to take care of writing the documentation for frontend developers during May – thanks, Mike!
  • Forums: in the absence of Ralph, Hermina will step in to make sure the most challenging questions are addressed – all community experts are more than welcome to jump in, of course :-)
Firefox Android
  • Firefox for Android 38.0.5 and 38 – there is a small string change in the UI to the “Send to other devices” element – and Joni has already updated the KB accordingly – thanks Joni!
Firefox for iOS
  • The Firefox for iOS User Success Council members have received a build to test and play around with. Since the target launch locales will be English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese, expect some poking from our side for your help in testing – if you have an iOS device, that is.

And that’s it for now! The SUMO staffers hope you will have a great weekend and we hope to see you next week. Take it easy and don’t forget to brush your teeth at least twice a day ;-)

What’s up with SUMO – 1st May

Michał

May is here! While the cherries keep blossoming in the northernmost reaches of Japan… We give you the latest updates from the world of SUMO :-) Welcome to the International Workers’ Day edition of the WUWS blog series!

Say “hello” to the new arrivals!

Don’t hesitate to say “hi” in the forums if you don’t see your name on the list above and you arrived to SUMO recently.

The latest SUMO Community meeting

You can find the agenda and notes here: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/sumo-2015-04-27, and the video is below (thank you, Madalina!)

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 4th of May. Join us!
  • If you want to add a discussion topic to upcoming the live meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).

Help needed!

Community shout-outs

  • Mega-shout-outs to Moin Shaikh for his Army of Awesome activity!
  • Thanks to Mark for jumping straight into the fray during his first SUMO Day

Developers

Knowledge Base

Community

Support Forum

  • 90% of the support questions were answered during SUMO Day! The list of all participants is coming soon, Madalina wants to thank you for your patience and your awesome participation on the day. In the future, the Community Hub will make this data instantly available to everyone.

L10n

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop
Firefox OS
Firefox Android
  • The Firefox Android 38 docs are done, thanks to Joni!
Firefox for iOS
Thunderbird
  • We are still looking for 3 volunteers to replace Roland at these roles: Thunderbird English Language editor, L10N coordinator and Forum coordinator. Know someone? Please email rtanglao aT mozilla.com or ping rolandtanglao in #sumo or in #tb-support-crew on irc.mozilla.org

…and that’s it for this week. Take it easy, enjoy your weekend and we’ll see you soon. Ah, yes, don’t forget to eat some strawberries, if you can! I hear the season is open…