What’s Up With SUMO 12th June

Michał

Hello there, SUMO fans and creators – how are you doing? Time to update you with the latest from our team.

We’re happy to see more of you joining!

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

Contributors of the week

  • John99 for being awesome in the forums and helping when needed.
  • Michael for his willingness to help new contributors.

SUMO Community meeting – Tiles Q&A

You can see the video from the latest SUMO Community meeting (and the previous ones, too!) on our YouTube channel (you can also subscribe to channel updates there). The agenda and notes are here.

Huge thanks to everyone who participated, asked questions, and answered them (yes, this means you, Patrick :-)).

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is going to take place on Monday, 15th 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 renaming Thunderbird KB articles. You can add your suggestions for top 50 articles to this pad.
  • Reviewers! Please help us catch up on outstanding reviews for your locales (and also English updates to the KB).
  • We need your suggestions to fix a formatting bug on the Get Involved page – help us find a new, nice font for it and update this bug.
  • 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.

Developers

Knowledge Base

  • The third SUMO KB Day took place yesterday – if you could (or could not) participate, please provide feedback, so we can make it even better the next time around – thank you!

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop

And that’s a wrap! Which reminds me… it’s dinner time here! Have a great weekend and take it easy… and see you on Monday!

 

What’s Up With SUMO 5th June

Michał

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Hello, SUMO Nation! Time for our weekly updates from the world of SUMO.

New contributors (gonna contribute)!

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

Contributors of the week

Well, in some cases of the year :-)
  • jscher2000 for his great forum tool – thank you!
  • marsf for localizing Japanese Pocket-related articles – どうもありがとうございました!
  • WizardGed (Ursula le Guin would be proud!) and Heather for their SUMO KB Day participation – cheers!
  • The unstoppable Safwan for working on the revision link bug and coordinating the SUMO Bangladesh Meetup – আপনাকে অনেক ধন্যবাদ!
  • Ashfaq for helping us to organize the session of Mozilla Bangladesh – SuMo Community Meetup – আপনাকে অনেক ধন্যবাদ!
  • The awesome Mozilla Bangladesh community for the SUMO community meetup in Dhaka – আপনাকে অনেক ধন্যবাদ!!

SUMO Community meeting

You can see the video from the latest SUMO Community meeting (and the previous ones, too!) on our YouTube channel. The agenda and notes are here.

The Mobile meeting will be merging into our Monday meetings, and Joni will be providing the updates.

Reminder: the next SUMO Community meeting…

  • …is a special (1 hour long) Tiles Q&A session with Patrick Finch that is going to take place on Monday, 8st of June. Join us! More information in the forum thread.
  • 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 need your suggestions to fix a formatting bug on the Get Involved page – help us find a new, nice font for it and update this bug.
  • 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

Community

Localization

Firefox (Desktop, OS, Android) & more

Firefox Desktop

There! Short and sweet – but never dull (I can only sincerely hope ;-))! I wish you a great weekend and hope to see you on Monday for our Community Special about Tiles. Take care, friends!

 

What’s Up With SUMO 29th May

Michał

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

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!