All Hands/2014 Portland

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What is it? -- multiple work weeks, happening in the same city, at the same time, all within a few city blocks of each other + some opportunity to get together as one big group as well as with other teams as it makes sense. Then, on the last day, we have a giant party, Mozilla-style!

Dates, Location and Weather

Monday, December 1st - Friday, December 5th, 2014 (travel days Monday & Saturday*) in Portland, Oregon, USA (various venues): https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zGDglM1VcNwI.khD1s_r2QdO0

*For those countries where rest time is required on weekends (vs. work travel), Mozilla will cover a return on Monday the 8th if you choose.

Invitation letter (non-US)

*For non US travelers, please download the attached invitation to bring with you. The letter is formatted in Microsoft Word so you can insert your personal details. If you need personal assistance please email immigration@mozilla.com. https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/document/d/1AKyhIECskVBtm3OvZruAbH_ey_GWJ91YwkMF1My4bFw/edit#.

Hotels & Meeting Space

The idea is that teams will stay in the same hotel. Won't be perfect, but we'll get as close as we can. All of the hotels are within walking distance from each other and from the Portland Art Museum. One (Marriot Waterfront) is a bit farther out (where we have a big chunk of rooms) so we'll likely have transportation to/from the PAM from there. You can see all hotels here: https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zGDglM1VcNwI.khD1s_r2QdO0.

In Case of Emergency

If something happens and you don't know what to do (emergency-type things not request for supplies or directions), please follow this escalation process:

  1. Tell your manager or staff-sponsor (if you're a volunteer/vendor) and/or call *911* in case of emergency (if you don't have a phone, content hotel staff)
  2. You manager will call Brianna from SHW (event partner) 425-922-1189 and Brianna will notify Mardi
  3. Mardi will notify relevant execs and will help to resolve.

Floor Plans

Wifi

PORTLAND ART MUSEUM

SSID: MozillaPDXww -- No password

    • 100MB bandwidth (5 MB down/2 MB up per user)
    • 26 access points (dualband 802.11ac)
    • Ethernet switches and router
    • Custom network.

MARRIOTT WATERFRONT

SSID: Mozilla (this may change) -- Password: mozilla2014

    • 100Mb bandwidth dedicated to the meeting space + extra 100MB dedicated (for 200 MB total)
    • 18 Ruckus 7962 Zoneflex G access points each capable of carrying up to 500 users. The Ruckus Zone director 3000 series prevents dropping from AP to AP.

HILTON

SSID: MozillaPDXWW -- Passcode: December2014

    • 71 Mbps of bandwidth dedicated to the meeting space exclusively.
    • 35 access points (Cisco 1130G) with dynamic Allocation (roughly one+ per space)

(Room Wifi is hhonors and use Promo Code "MOZILLA2014")


HEATHMAN

SSID: MozillaPDXWW -- Passcode: December2014

    • Total Bandwidth is 100 mb(down) x 20mb (up) - this is shared between all guests at the hotel.
    • Free access is 3X1 with a 5x2 5 second burst.

White boards, projectors, access to central printer, etc.

Will be available in all spaces. Process TBD.

Mother's Rooms

  • PAM - 4th floor women's restroom. It is a private and secluded space with a chair.
    • Back up would be walking to Heathman, if you don't like the bathroom. There isn't another space available all days.
  • Marriott - guestroom. Need to check in with Lisa Carlson at the registration desk on the Ballroom level for a key
  • Hilton - guestroom - need to check in with Cheryl Barnet at the registration desk on the 2nd floor, outside Broadway rooms for a key.
  • Heathman - guestroom. Need to check in with Cheryl Barnet. She'll be at Hilton, but can run over to provide keys (or set up a time to pass them on)

MozMamas can keep the guestroom keys for the week, but if they become demagnetized, you'll have to go back to the contact to get a new one.

Parking

This site <http://portland.bestparking.com/> will help you find garages that allow overnight parking and show the accumulated cost.

Smartpark has five 24/7 downtown garages, you can see their rates here -> <http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/article/254736> Do double check that they allow overnight parking.

SW 1st and Jefferson - 123 SW Jefferson St Open 24/7

SW 3rd and Alder - 621 SW 3rd Ave Open 24/7

SW 4th and Yamhill - 818 SW 4th Ave Open 24/7

SW 10th and Yamhill - 730 SW 10th Ave Open 24/7

NW Naito and Davis - 33 NW Davis St Open 24/7

Airport Transportation

Once you arrive at your hotel, you will be able to check in. Some rooms might not be ready earlier in the day, but we will do our best. If you have questions or concerns with your reservation, please call Cheryl at 206-255-2926 or Nolan at 206-255-2844. They can assist you in sorting everything out.

Arrivals

There will be Mozilla airport shuttles from the Portland airport ("PDX") to hotels for arrivals, every 15 minutes, between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm (and every 30 mins between 6:00pm - 11:00pm) on December 1. Upon arrival at the airport on December 1, please proceed to baggage claim (even if you didn't check bags) and look for friendly faces holding signs that say Mozilla! They will help you find and board the shuttles. You will need to know what hotel you're staying in...If you need assistance, please call +1 206 255 2929.

Airport shuttle will drop at the following hotels (on December 1st):

  • Marriott Waterfront (SW Clay)
  • Modera Hotel (SW Clay)
  • Hilton (SW Taylor)
  • The Benson Hotel (SW Broadway)
  • The Nines (SW Morrison)

For the following hotels, get off at this stop:

  • Marriott City get off at the Benson walk one block South.
  • Heathman get off at the Hilton walk one block South.
  • Paramount get off at the Hilton walk one block West.

Departures

There will be return Mozilla airport shuttles from hotels to PDX between 5:00* am and 2:00 pm, every 30-minutes, on December 6 (*shuttles start at Marriott Waterfront at 4:00 am for the 6:40 am flight to SFO). We recommend leaving two hours or more before your flight.

Airport shuttle will pick up at the following hotels (on December 6th):

  • Marriott Waterfront (1st departure is at 4am from this hotel only) (SW Clay)
  • Moderna Hotel (SW Clay)
  • Hilton Executive Towers (Heathman and Paramount attendees load at this hotel) (SW Taylor)
  • The Nines (SW Morrison)
  • The Benson Hotel (Marriott City Center attendees load at this hotel) (SW Broadway)

Travel or Hotel Help?

If your flight changes and you are at the airport, approach the airline for assistance. If you need additional help, you can call Nancy at +1 (206) 255-2929.

Shuttle Alternatives (for those arriving at odd times/dates)

These are transportation options for those arriving outside of the shuttle hours. If you are arriving during shuttle hours, please take the shuttle; we are saving a spot for you!

  • Light rail ("MAX")
    • The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport.
    • The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.
    • An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth $1.65, Honored Citizen $1). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.
    • You can roll your luggage on board.
    • The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.
    • The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator).
    • For complete schedules and more information, visit www.trimet.org/schedules/maxredline.htm
    • If you're planning to use TriMet for 2 or more trips, the TriMet Tickets app for Android or iOS is highly recommended.
  • Blue Star Bus Downtown Shuttle
    • Book online in advance
    • $14 one way
    • When leaving the airport, you can find the Downtown Airport Express and other hotel shuttle buses on the terminal’s lower roadway.
  • Taxi
    • Should be used when two above options are not available
    • Checkout Curb App (Android/iOS) use Promo Code "MOZPDX" for $10 off first ride during all hands
    • $35 one way + tip ($3 - $5 is reasonable)
    • The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes.
    • Taxis will be waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of baggage claim.
    • To get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.

Work week schedule

Work week schedule (will be updated): https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/spreadsheets/d/12K2OIUKAURjtQOcOMcPCOi4qeB1i80UWCA4EZLX94b4/edit#gid=0

Monday:

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm (cocktails, informal)

Tuesday + Wednesday:

  • All-hands block: 9:00am - 11:00am PT
  • Work week blocks:
    • 11:00am - 2:00pm
    • 2:00pm - 5:00pm (some spaces are available until 4:00pm only)
    • 5:00pm - 8:00pm (dinner - see dine arounds)

Thursday

  • Work week blocks
    • 8:00am - 11:00am
    • 11:00am - 2:00pm
    • 2:00pm - 5:00pm (some spaces are available until 4:00pm only)
    • 5:00pm - 8:00pm (dinner reservations will likely start at 6:30pm)

Friday

  • Work week blocks
    • 8:00am - 11:00am
    • 11:00am - 2:00pm
    • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    • 6:00pm - 12:00am Wrap Up (closing talks, food, drinks, live music, dancing and more - dress up for a night on the town)

Daily work week shuttles

December 2 and 3

  • Marriott Waterfront to PAM (7-9 am),
  • PAM to Marriott (11 am - 1 pm)
  • Hilton-Marriott Waterfront Loop (2 pm – 5 pm)

December 4 and 5

  • Hilton-Marriott Waterfront Loop (7 am – 5 pm)

Expenses

We're managing the budget for the event carefully and centrally. And we are crafting an experience that doesn’t just give each team their own space for a work week, but also promotes teamwork and coming together.

There is no other budget for this so the use of corporate cards for this event, should you have one, needs to be cleared ahead of time, by your VP.

Almost all meals are covered by the event, including dine-arounds on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening. If you choose to do something different, the budget for dinner is in the $30 - $40 USD range per person per night.

For other items, please rely on our travel and expense guidelines.

Volunteer Reimbursement via Reps

Volunteers attending this event may submit for visa and U.S. travel/health insurance- related costs (and other incidentals) via Mozilla Reps:

  • Mozilla Reps attending this event may submit for reimbursement through the standard process.
  • Mozillians who are not Mozilla Reps should contact a local Rep and the Rep will help them get reimbursed. The process is as follows:
    • Step 1: contact a Rep in your country*
    • Step 2: once the Rep has accepted to process your reimbursement, give them an estimate of what your costs will be. If you need the funds beforehand, be sure to say that
    • Step 3: after the event, send him/her all your scanned receipts and bank details/paypal account
    • Step 4: inform the Rep once you have successfully received the funds

Food

Portland has an amazing foodie culture and some of the coolest food carts around. Rather than serve up standard conference fare for the whole week we're going to mix it up a bit. Some of our meals will be catered (hard to get out of that entirely), some won't. Some will be paid for centrally (meaning no cash/credit card needed), some won't (meaning you'll need to pay and submit for reimbursement). If paying up front for a meal that is not provided is not something you can reasonably do, please contact your manager OR, if you're a volunteer, the person that invited you to their work week.

Any of our leftover food, through our own catering, will be donated to: http://blanchethouse.org/.

Breakfast

  • Tuesday/Wednesday, breakfast will be catered and provided at the PAM (our all-hands session starts there at 9:00am, so breakfast will be available by 7:30am).
  • Thursday/Friday, breakfast will be catered and provided within each of the hotels where we have work week breakout space (Hilton, Marriott Waterfront, and Heathman).
  • You may want to try coffee from Stumptown at some point, and a donut or two from VooDoo both of which are distinctly Portland.
If you want donuts, you're much better off with Blue Star. If you want coffee, Stumptown is OK, but try Coffeehouse Northwest, or Courier, or Public Domain, or Sterling, or Water Avenue, or any number of more interesting, small cafes.

Sincerely,

Portland.

Lunch

Mozillians are encouraged to head to the food cart center for lunch (although you'll need to pay for this on your own and submit for reimbursement). It's walking distance from most of our work week hotels and from the PAM. You can find it on this map (or ask a native): https://mapsengine.google.com/map/u/0/viewer?mid=zGDglM1VcNwI.khD1s_r2QdO0.

For those folks working out of the Marriott Waterfront, the food cart center is a bit of a walk. So, we're going to bring the carts to you.

In some cases (TBD) on some days, we'll provide catered lunches. More on this soon.

Dinner

Monday

There will be a cocktail party reception at the Portland Art Museum that starts at 6:00pm. There will be lots of great appetizers there as well as, well, cocktails (we'll have juice and sparkly water too). While it's not a formal dinner, it's likely enough to get you started. We have no other dinner plans for Monday evening so if you need more food, you'll need to head to a nearby restaurant (the range of expense expected for dinner is between $30 - $40 USD per person).

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

So we can experience a bit of Portland, and still stay within our budget, we've arranged for three-evenings of Portland dine-arounds. Dine-arounds are a collection of local restaurants that have agreed to feed us a pre-set menu for a fixed price (includes one drink, the rest is up to you). In each case, depending on which restaurant you choose, your meal is pre-paid by Mozilla (you don't need to bring cash unless you want extras). We have enough seats each evening to cover about 75% of us, understanding there will be folks with other plans.

  • Most of the restaurants are within walking distance of the Portland Art Museum and where they aren't, you can cab it or take public transit. Our reservations times vary but generally start after 6:00pm. Specific times will be noted on the Dine-Around sign-up sheet.
  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. We have listed these under each restaurant and will update as we have more information. The only exceptions would be the restaurants doing buffets. There may be options, but no modifications. Let us know if you have specific accommodations needed and we can suggest some options.
  • In some cases, menus have not been posted. Many restaurants use fresh, local, in season ingredients and won't know what they will feature until mid-month. We'll update the document as we get more information.
  • If a restaurant is at its max and you'd still like to dine there, please add your name anyway. In lots of cases, restaurants can accommodate more than they've indicated. We wanted to start with a conservative estimate.

SIGN-UPS: http://mzl.la/signups (pro tip: this link will take you to an un-editable version if you try to access it from a non-Mozilla Google account OR if you have a non-Mozilla and a Mozilla account open in the same browser session).

MENUS/RESTAURANT DETAIL: http://mzl.la/menus

Friday

Closing talks / food / drinks / live music / dancing and more. Dress up for a night on the town. From 6pm until late. More details to follow.

Snacks

These will be provide at each of the work week sites (other than our office, where there are snacks already) at stations throughout the space.

Your Old Phones Needed in Portland

Did you know that the estimated 500,000 mobile devices discarded daily can have another life improving someone's life?

Medic Mobile, a not-for-profit that seeks to advance healthcare in 16 countries with mobile technology (their app in the Firefox Marketplace here: https://marketplace.firefox.com/app/medic-mobile) recycles any type of mobile device through their Hope Phones program (https://hopephones.org/) to fund public health program around the world.


They need your help. Let's collect 1,000 old phones to the Mozilla offsite to empower health workers and improve the lives of many more. Bring your old Blackberry, StarTac, Chocolate, Galaxy or anonymous device to Portland and help us show that Mozilla cares. We'll have collections points around the offsite for easy drop-off.


If you plan to bring and donate a device that you received from Mozilla, please complete this form to help our IT group track our assets: (https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/forms/d/1ASIB1HWh3SGIHFG9pO8qX6LLka9ZgMMt8EDeRUf_QaQ/viewform)

Note that if you are traveling internationally with phones in carry-on baggage, the phones must be charged and able to power-on. If security screeners ask you to power-on a phone, and it fails to do so, it may be confiscated.


Many thanks. Questions: Pete Scanlon (pscanlon@mozilla.com)

Sessions

If you have one to propose, add it here with a sign up link.

  • Teach us how to do web media on Air Mozilla Possible super-team for all people who know about media and how to best put it on the web. Hosted by the Air Mozilla team who are eager to learn.
  • Project FoxEye: Bring modern computer vision and image processing technology to the Web, The time is forced to change to 3PM on Thursday 4th of December 2014. Where:Salon D/Oregon Ballroom D(TPE OS Team Meeting Room) Target audience: JavaScript developer, multimedia team and people who are interested in computer vision field. Hosted by Taipei Multimedia team.
  • Arabic RTL sessions There will be multiple Arabic RTL sessions in Portland. From talks to hands-on workshop, check out the etherpad for more info!
  • MQM Translation Quality Testing: Are you fluent in another language? Want to learn how you can easily get involved in testing the quality of the translations on Firefox OS? Come join us and we'll teach you! Let's start training the next generation of trainers!
  • Your first Servo contribution! Members of the new browser engine project, Servo, will be mentoring all those interested in landing fixes to a slew of good first bugs. Free dino sticker to the first 100 who open a PR!
  • Performance data sheriffing: We're developing a system that allows push-based performance data (ala Talos) to be visualized and sheriffed within Treeherder. This project is called Perfherder. We'd like discuss plans for Perfherder, and get some input from potential users of it.
  • The War on Orange: improving the way we deal with intermittents: Join the A-Team for a discussion about better ways to handle intermittent oranges, including fixing them, preventing them, hiding them, and reporting them.
  • Treeherder Brainstorming and Q&A: Join the Treeherder developers for Q&A, brainstorming of future enhancements, and providing general feedback on Treeherder features.

Friday night in Portland

On Friday night in Portland we invite you to travel back to the Prohibition Era, a time of outlaws, innovators and those who found their own way of doing things.

We’ll come together to wrap up our week in style with closing talks, food, drink, music, dancing and more.

Transportation from & to the hotels will start around 6pm and run until midnight.

Dress code? That’s up to you. Think of this like you would a big night out on the town — including great food, company and ending up at a night club with a live band and music to dance to, or perhaps a karaoke bar, or at a late night restaurant chatting into the wee hours with friends. Or all of the above. Above all else be yourself and bring your own personal style.

There will be a little something for everyone — from live music to karaoke, dancing to lounging — with multiple themed rooms, music and experiences to suit different tastes.

Extra Curriculars

If you have one to propose, add it here with a sign up link.

  • Hockey!!! (ice, shinny style) - 8-9:15am on Thursday, Dec 4th - sign up -- feel free to come cheer/photograph
  • SNOW Summit outing to Mount Hood (tentative) - Sign up + Information Here
  • Zumba! With our very own Rowe Hoffer (We will do it if there is interest) - Sign up + Information Here
  • Find running partners! - Sign up Here
  • Ping Pong!!! - We've booked a space with a dozen tables all to ourselves from 10am to 10pm on Tuesday Dec 2nd so you can walk in and out whenever you want - $20 USD for all day access. And we'll organize a tournament in the evening! Sign up + Information Here
  • Indoor Kart Racing - Evenings Monday-Thursday (tentative) Interested? SIGN UP!
  • Homozilla (LGBTQ Mozillians and allies) will be doing a couple of social things
  • Scotch, Whiskey, Bourbon! - Evening pub crawls to taste the best of Portland's brown. Sign up + Information here Portland Fun Map
  • Beer! - Evening pub crawls to taste the best of Portland's beer. Sign up + Information here Portland Fun Map
  • Crossfit - After a night of drinking, come work out and try not to puke :) Sign up + Information here Portland Fun Map
  • Christians - Early morning prayer and fellowship
  • Board/Card Games - organize here
  • UI/UX <3 - Calling all UI and UX Mozillians. Let's carve out a hour or more to get together during Mozlandia for free hugs, good conversation and all the things that make our minds tick. Signup open to all
  • Birding - Hey birders and bird lovers, let's go for a walk at the Portland Audubon and check out who's overwintering near Portland. Signup open to all
  • Crafty Mozilla - we will try to have in place a crafty corner/table and some stuff ready to make some awesome things! Sign up here!
  • Pozilla Poker Evening - Texas Hold'em. We have a set of chips! Sign up here!
  • Playing Ingress - A cool cross-faction field-art of our favorite Dino-head, appleseed Mozilla PDX office space area & of course regular AP hunts, dog-fights, (for foreign agents a huge amount of) unique portal visits/captures etc. Planning & Sign up
  • Gamers - We're not going to actually play games, just drink about them. Wednesday @ 9:30 Driftwood Room. Dress classy. (So, t-shirt and jeans, then? Sounds good.) [1].
  • Shootin' Range - Portland has several high-quality indoor ranges scattered around the city. Let's head out and plink on some targets! Sign up here!
  • Ground Kontrol - Portland classic arcade open for max. 130 people from 8:00pm - 12:00am PT on Tuesday, December 2nd only. Minors welcome. Includes free play on all machines, as well as sodas. This is Mozilla sponsored. Sign up here.
  • MozillaWiki Hackathon -- Wednesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm at Mozilla Portland office. We'll order food and work on MozillaWiki tasks. Other Mozilla projects welcome! If you're interested, put your name here!
  • MozWomen Lunch -- Let's coincidentally get lunch one day (not restricted to women, of course - any welcome!). Etherpad here!
  • Portland Art Museum - they are offering us full access to all of the galleries for $5.00 (standard ticketed entry is $15.00). Additionally, the museum gift shop will be offering a 10% discount to all participants, which, I might add, is doubly appealing, given that Oregon has no sales tax! The gift shop has an extensive collection of fine art books, gifts, and a variety of unique, locally-inspired merchandise, cards, and gift wrap.
  • Debian Beering -- With several Debian and Ubuntu Developers in town join the Debian Beering planned Wednesday, 12/3 @ the Lucky Labrador on Hawthorne - starting around 7! (You do not need to be a DD or Ubuntu Dev to attend although you may not understand our debates about systemd or favorite build techniques otherwise!)
  • Introverts -- Be part of the crowd that would rather not be.

FAQ

Please add your questions to this document: https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/document/d/1g-KqjCWwjJtgYHJYuFXgWYW9i0MY234_tMRPbXxq5Jc/edit

Links