WeeklyUpdates/2014-05-05

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All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of Mozilla Friends of Mozilla

  • Again, big thanks to Kohei Yoshino to all his amazing pull requests, triaging, and contributions to Web Productions and specifically the Australis launch on mozilla.org! Without Kohei, it would have been difficult to deliver all of the changes and new content for last Tuesday's Fx 29 launch. <8
  • Big thanks to the outgoing Featured Add-ons Board--Michael Balazs, Si Howard, Rejah Rehim, Swarnava Sengupta, Muhammad Mehmood Ali, and Jithin Joji Anchanattu! They were responsible for selecting all the featured add-ons on AMO for the past six months. Deadline to apply for the next board is tomorrow! More info: https://blog.mozilla.org/addons/2014/04/30/apply-featured-board/
  • Many thanks to Jonas Witmer for helping out with over 100 Web Compatibility bugs in the Tech Evangelism component!

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 05 May

  • Write the Docs North America in Portland, Oregon, US
    • Mozilla is an Editor level sponsor
    • Mozillians Christie Koehler, Eric Shepherd, Luke Crouch, Janet Swisher, Will Bamberg, and Kris Maglione are participating
    • "Write the Docs is a series of conferences and local meetups focused on documentation systems, tech writing theory, and information delivery.

Writing and maintaining documentation involves the talents of a multidisciplinary community of technical writers, designers, typesetters, developers, support teams, marketers, and many others.

Our conferences create a time and a place for the global community of documentarians to share information, discuss ideas, and work together to improve the art and science of documentation. "

Tuesday, 06 May

Wednesday, 07 May

Are you building your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy?

If so (or you want to!), come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project...

Any questions? See the wiki page or irc://irc.freenode.net/indiewebcamp.

Thursday, 08 May

Friday, 09 May

  • ScotlandJS in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    • Mozillian Angelina Fabbro is speaking.
    • "JavaScript keeps growing and growing. It is the language most repos on GitHub are written in!"
  • TEDx Thessaloniki in Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Mozillian Christian Heilmann speaking on how apps are not an evolution but a step backwards
  • Institute for Women’s Leadership, which runs educational and exchange programs for women all over the world including the TechWomen program that Mozilla gets 'mentees' from, are holding an event at the Mozilla SF office called "Beyond Balance" with speaker Barbara Fittipaldi aimed at increasing women's leadership and empowerment.

Saturday, 10 May

Sunday, 11 May

Next Week

Webmaker: We’re helping people to teach the web starting May 12 with a free online training course. Here’s how you can join to help mentor, learn, or just observe: https://blog.webmaker.org/free_training_may12

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location:

  • Johnathan Nightingale and John Jensen will talk about the Firefox 29 "Australis" Launch.

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

  • Web Activities landed in Nightly
  • Starting to experiment with First-run and Contextual hint systems to address some feedback issues
    • People can get lost and not know what to do next
    • People have a hard time "discovering" some of Firefox's features
    • Working on small "helper" UI (like this) to make using Firefox for Android easier
  • Search widget experiments continue
  • Firefox Hub Add-on Hackathon is happening this week. Learn more.

Firefox OS

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Silent Update:

Open Badges

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location:

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

One of Mozilla’s goals this year is to increase the size of the community by 10 times.

What will these 20,000 active contributors be doing? That is something that the Community Building team has been spending the last few months looking into.

We’ve come up with a list of areas that have both high growth potential and align with our strategic goals.

  • Coding
  • Documentation
  • Engagement
  • Localization
  • Location Services
  • Privacy/Policy
  • QA
  • Support
  • User Research
  • Web Compatibility

To see all of the teams we’re supporting with their community building efforts, check out this dashboard.

Are there high growth potential opportunities that we're missing? Are you looking for help bringing contributors in to your project? Send an email to community-building@mozilla.org.

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location:

IT

Speaker Location: mjeffries, San Francisco

Conference Room Survey Update:

  • Thanks to everyone who took the time to scan and fill out our conference room survey
  • Here are some of the top issues from last week: WiFi Connectivity, improved input methods in some conference rooms (instead of the IR remotes)
  • The good news: These line up with what IT feels are the top issues as well!
  • We are actively working on these issues and will provide updates as they get resolved
  • Don’t be shy: Keep the feedback coming! Scan and go!

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation. If you plan on showing a video, you need to contact the Air Mozilla team before the day of the meeting or you will be deferred to the next week.

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen <thead> </thead> <tbody> </tbody>
Link to where audience can find out more information
Diane Tate
Developer Relations
Vision Mobile Developer Economics Survey -- open thru end of Thurs May 8
San Francisco
No
No
Take the survey at http://www.vmob.me/DE3Q14Mozilla. And distribute this in newsletters, blogs, twitter posts, etc - more fodder for those is at https://data.visionmobile.com/survey-campaigns/DE3Q14Mozilla/promo-material/882785a6026f1b2e48a00fd15d1befe8
-
Chris Riley
Sr. Policy Engineer
Net Neutrality
San Francisco
No
https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/
-
Darren Herman
Content Services
Directory Tiles update
New York (remote)
No
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Content_services
-
Alex Fowler
Privacy and public policy
Yahoo! and DNT
San Francisco
No
http://yahoopolicy.tumblr.com/post/84363620568/yahoos-default-a-personalized-experience
-
Mary Ellen Muckerman
Engagement / Brand
MozCamp update
San Francisco
No
-
Blake Kaplan (mrbkap)
Platform engineer
Electrolysis update
New York (remote)
No
}

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we'll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What's your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let's say hello to some new Mozillians! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Who is the new hire? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be working from? What will the new person be working on?
Cameron Zwarich Azita Rashed Mountain View Mountain View Research Engineering - Servo

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Who is the new intern? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be working from? What will the new person be working on?

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Notes and non-voice status updates that aren't part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (non-voice updates)

Firefox

Platform

Services

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support