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Title of Session (should also be the title of your Wiki page): Here Come the Trains: Releasing Quality Mozilla Products to Millions

Facilitators: Lukas Blakk

Are you paid or volunteer staff?: Paid Staff

Area of Contribution (Team Name): Release Management

How are you currently involved with the community?: Mozilla Reps Mentor, WoMoz, Liason with various conferences for encouraging participation of women in open source

Location of Work (where do you reside?): San Francisco, CA

Talk Length (please choose between 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes): 60 mins (30 mins of presentation, then 30 minutes of "triage" to give participants a taste of how they could help from home - or use our methods to drive their own projects within the company)


  • A short intro about the role of release management and determining a quality, shippable product
    • Channels, rapid release model, versioning, frequency of updates, and other FAQ (basically an overview)
  • Problems unique to shipping Firefox, with anecdotal evidence. Also unique solutions to those problems in the future
    • Scalability of multiple releases, esp. w/r/t community - Firefox, Firefox ESR, Firefox for Android, and Firefox OS
  • Where we need contributions and how to get involved (applies to Firefox Desktop/Mobile as well as B2G):
    • Install desktop/mobile on devices, rate mobile Firefox in Google Play store
    • Input feedback triage
    • Crash-kill/Stability monitoring
    • Community QA
    • SUMO
    • L10N
    • B2G Test Drivers
  • The importance of using test channels: Beta/Aurora/Nightly, especially for locales outside en-US

How your session furthers the MozCamp Goals: Addresses and encourages community participation with an eye towards growing community Release Coordinators, helps provide actionable steps that sync-up with mobile & desktop org ADI goals, and providing understanding for much needed participation in improving quality of B2G.

Expected Outcome or Deliverable: A better understanding of release management & rapid release process. Also a clear path for people with a variety of skill sets on how to help be contribute to improving the quality of products Mozilla releases before, during, and after releases are shipped.

Desired Audience Type or Skill-set:

  • Experienced contributors
  • Localizers
  • SUMO/QA current contributors or people who want to get started in these areas
  • First time contributors
  • People interested in Firefox Desktop/Mobile and B2G dev/testing
  • Anyone looking to learn more about the rapid release process
  • People interested in how we dogfood our newest software

Equipment Needs (Video projector already included): n/a

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