|Team Lead: Ben Sternthal
|Mailing List: firstname.lastname@example.org
|We are the Web Productions team. We are the engineering arm of the Engagement organization and we create compelling and innovative web products, user-centered prototypes, and make data-driven decisions.
Do you have a question and don't know who to ask? Come chat with us at #webprod on IRC or e-mail the team. Read below to learn more about what we do and who we are.
To help Mozilla create compelling and innovative web products.
- Provide technical project management for web products.
- Create world-class user-facing websites, applications, and web-based campaigns.
- Helping other teams achieve their web-related goals as internal consultants and technical experts.
- Foster communication between product owners and all technical teams involved.
- Document web development processes and best practices for internal and external teams.
- Removing blockers and keeping momentum in projects.
- Collaborate with the greater Web Development community.
The following are some of the properties and application that we manage:
- Mozilla Careers
- Mozilla Reps
- Mozilla Blogs
- Firefox Affiliates
- The Open Standard
- Firefox Flicks
- Firefox 3.6 start page
- Firefox OS Operator Self-Service (OSS)
- Firefox OS CRB
Tools and Services:
- Firefox About:Home Snippets
- Kanbanery (Task and backlog visualization)
- Scrum Bugs (Scrum/Agile management of Bugzilla)
- Mozilla Basket (Website to newsletter integration)
- SmartSheet (Timeline management)
- Google Analytics (Web analytics)
- Optimizely (A/B testing)
Why do we need a team focused on building websites?
- Ensure consistency, standardization, and quality of our websites.
- Manage scope and timeline to keep projects on track and lean.
- Improve efficiency in all aspects of the project life cycle.
- Prioritizing tasks and projects based on goals that help "move the needle".
- Making "pretty" designs a web reality.
- Baking continuous improvement into everything we do.
Our technical project managers (TPM) are official called Web Product Engineers (WPE) and instead of engineering code, they engineer and manage the entire life cycle of a technical web project. They are project managers that have experience in web development, project management, people management, and helping keep project teams happy and productive.
We have both front-end and back-end engineers that develop and implement the code that runs the web properties that we manage. We also now have a full-time Information Architecture and UX designer on the team that will help ensure that what we do on the web is focused on the user and always improving.
A few people in our team are identified as having special expertise about a topic that we deal with, such as testing or localization. We call these people Champions, and you can read more information and see a list of the current champions on the Champions page.
Our Web Makers (in alphabetical order)
Program Manager for Mozilla.org
Mike is responsible for managing Mozilla.org process and implementation.
Product Manager, Websites
Jen is responsible for Mozilla's website strategy and product road map.
Craig is a HTML5, CSS, WordPress wizard!
Front-end Web Developer
Alex is one of the primary front-end developers on mozilla.org.
UX Lead & Information Architect
Holly performs research, developments and creates website content tests, and provides user experience expertise across all of our websites.
Paul is a back-end developer and is the creator of the wildly successful Scrumbugs tool that multiple Mozilla teams use to manage their project.
Josh is a back-end developer on mozilla.org and Mobile Partners.
Schalk is a front-end developer and works on all the shiny UI things people use everyday.
Sr. Web Project Engineer
Cory is a technical project manager and leads the creation of various websites and applications.
Web Development Manager
Ben manages of our web developers and also provides technical project management on some special projects.