Hello, SUMO Nation!
Welcome to the first proper post of the year! We’re happy to have you read these words – it most likely means you’re getting ready for your weekend (or are in the middle of it). You’re probably curious what’s going on, hm? I shall not keep you waiting – let’s go!
Welcome, new contributors!
Most recent SUMO Community meeting
- You can read the notes here
and see the video on our YouTube channel and at AirMozilla.(apologies for the ongoing technical difficulties during the last two meetings. We’re working on sorting them out.
- IMPORTANT: We are considering changing the way the meetings work. Help us figure out what’s best for you – join the discussion on the forums in this thread: (Monday) Community Meetings in 2016.
The next SUMO Community meeting…
- …is going to be announced when we know it’s actually happening! Next week we’re on the road, and the week after that will probably see a lot of people AFK, recharging their batteries for the end of the year.
- Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming 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).
- If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.
- You can see the current state of the backlog our developers are working on here.
- The latest SUMO Platform meeting notes can be found here.
- Interested in learning how Kitsune (the engine behind SUMO) works? Read more about it here and fork it on GitHub!
- If you remember, the Ivory Coast community organized a Mozilla event a month ago. We have a report from Abbackar, together with some photos. Over to Abbackar (thank you once more!):
The workshop was held December 5, 2015 in Abidjan’s AYIYIKOH FabLab. More than fifty people were present. The AYIYIKOH FabLab is a space of collective intelligence for many young Ivorian technology lovers who meet there once a week to share their common passion for technology.
During the workshop several points were addressed in the following order:
Introduction to SUMO: how to get involved, what your contributions mean, what can you learn or practice;
Local SUMO team presentation: a presentation of all the current SUMO team members in Ivory Coast;
Contribution session: in groups for mentoring and SUMO account creation. Demos of Army of Awesome and localization;
Additionally, the Firefox Student Ambassadors in Ivory Coast will do the following for all events organized in the future:
1. Set up a booth or arrange a help-session of Orange Klif and other Firefox OS devices.
2. Organize Firefox clinics
3. Organize sessions for users on Twitter (through Army of Awesome)
4. L10n sessions for French or Nouchi (the local language of Ivory Coast)
Ongoing reminder: if you think you can benefit from getting a second-hand device to help you with contributing to SUMO, you know where to find us.
- …one more thing – new badges are here!
- Madalina sends her deepest regards to all those who were around the forums during the holiday break.
- If you received a message from me about “not contributing anymore”, don’t worry – I was sending a bulk message to hundreds of users, asking to tell me why they couldn’t contribute any more – and if you received one, while you are an active contributor, you can blame my sloppy clicking… Keep calm and carry on!
- Another great milestone reached, (aside from the Portuguese awesomeness already listed above): – this time, for Sorbian languages – keep the reports coming!
- Milestone announcements fo January are now visible on Localization Dashboards for most locales present on SUMO. If you don’t see any on your dashboard, it most likely means your locale is in a great state and you should be proud of that – thanks!
- for Android
- for Desktop
- for iOS
- Firefox OS
- No major updates on the support side (and for a while we’ll be skipping this category entirely, unless there are new developments around Connected Devices that we should let you know about).
And that’s it for this week’s updates. We’re all very happy to see most of you back in the forums, IRC channels, and all the other usual Mozillian places that the SUMO Nation inhabits :-). See you around!