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Web Production
Team Lead: Ben Sternthal Mailing List: webprod@mozilla.com
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.

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What

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:

Tools and Services:

Why

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.

Who

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)

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Mike Alexis

Program Manager for Mozilla.org

Mike is responsible for managing Mozilla.org process and implementation.

Contact Mike

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Jennifer Bertsch

Product Manager, Websites

Jen is responsible for Mozilla's website strategy and product road map.

Contact Jennifer

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Craig Cook

Web Developer

Craig is a HTML5, CSS, WordPress wizard!

Contact Craig

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Alex Gibson

Front-end Web Developer

Alex is one of the primary front-end developers on mozilla.org.

Contact Alex

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Holly Habstritt

UX Lead & Information Architect

Holly performs research, developments and creates website content tests, and provides user experience expertise across all of our websites.

Contact Holly

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Giorgos Logiotatidis

Web Developer Giorgos is web developer on both Mozilla Reps and Mozillians.

Contact Giorgos

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Paul McLanahan

Web Developer

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.

Contact Paul

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Josh Mize

Web Developer

Josh is a back-end developer on mozilla.org and Mobile Partners.

Contact Josh

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Schalk Neethling

Web Developer

Schalk is a front-end developer and works on all the shiny UI things people use everyday.

Contact Schalk

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Cory Price

Sr. Web Project Engineer

Cory is a technical project manager and leads the creation of various websites and applications.

Contact Cory

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Benjamin Sternthal

Web Development Manager

Ben manages of our web developers and also provides technical project management on some special projects.

Contact Ben