Weekly updates from Mozilla IT on things we're doing to support and empower all of Mozilla in our mission keep the web a global public resource, open and accessible to all. An Internet that truly puts people first, where individuals can shape their own experience and are empowered, safe and independent.
- Join us for this month’s IT Brown Bag Presentation! On Friday, January 18th, at 1700 GMT/0900 PST, Mozilla's own Jim Blandy will be joining us to talk about the Rust programming language. IT Brown Bags are broadcast live in the #BrownBags Vidyo channel and through live streaming and recording on AirMo (IT Operations channel)!
- Introducing MVK's Mozilla Mind Maps! 2019 is a year of learning and new adventures for all of us. I'll be enhancing the MinIT by presenting mind maps on Mozilla-relevant topics during the weeks where IT doesn't have content to fill the MinIT. Here's an introduction!
- Mozilla IT will be empowering the mission in many new and different ways in 2019 Stay tuned as we develop and share specific plans!
- We are developing a software engineering practice skilled at delivering cloud native solutions. We will be making Mozilla-centric solutions by augmenting outside offerings through APIs and implementing our own solutions where it makes sense to do so. Our unique, global, community+staff use cases require us to get creative and cloud native to best empower our global, user-centric mission.
- In the last call, Emma asked if someone could take the BMO Dupes web service and create a Slackbot for it. I built a function in Python to access the service, deployed it on AWS Lambda, fronted it with a Slackbot (in our sandbox), and created all the AWS infrastructure and a Continuous Integration pipeline to automate Lambda development and deployment. I documented everything in a public Gdoc (with extensive links to source materials) and my source code is in Github. Additional sources related to CI are in this Github. I’d love your help making it better, and I’d love for it to be a source for people learning about CI, AWS, Python, Lambda, or Slackbots. Contribute and learn and share!
- 2018 was great, and 2019 will be even better! In the words of Coachella headliner, Ariana Grande: 2018, look what you taught us and for that we say, thank u, next!
- Thank you Potch! for everything you've done for Mozilla and the open web. We love you buddy! You'll always be a Mozillian :)
- Happy Holidays! No updates this week from IT, but we've been happy to help all Mozillians work smarter, faster, and safer in 2018, and look forward to making Mozilla and the web better for all in 2019. Be safe and have fun this holiday season!