WeeklyUpdates/2011-07-18

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Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Cameron McCormack for finding a simple way of drastically reducing the time required to run our debug tests. bug 479352

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 18 July

Tuesday, 19 July

Diary Studies from a Google Researcher, Andrea Knight

10Forward - noon

Diary studies can be a great technique if you're trying to understand a user's behavior over the course of a week or two, but can't observe them the whole time. Learn how to make sure your diary study is successful and helps you answer your hypothesis.

Wednesday, 20 July

  • 10 a.m. PDT/17:00 UTC/19:00 CET.
  • In-progress agenda and dial-in info here.

Mobile Ethnography study examples from AnswerLabs

  • 2CYA-Noon
  • A SF-based user research agency which worked with us before, AnswerLab, recently presented a case study of a mobile ethnography they conducted with Wells Fargo at the UPA Conference. They will share the presentation with us again with more details on Wednesday.
  • It would be a good way to spend you lunch time if you are interested to know more about early-stage user research, or just to hang out for mobile related user findings.

Thursday, 21 July

Bitcoin: A Technical Introduction

Brownbag, Thursday, 21 July, 12:00 noon, 10-Forward (also on Air Mozilla)

Brian Warner will explain the cryptographic protocols, economicincentives, and proof-of-work system in Bitcoin, a new decentralized digital currency that's been in the news recently. Slides are available at [1] .

Friday, 22 July

Next Week

Product Status Updates

Firefox Future (6, 7, 8)

  • Updates live again on all trains after the most recent migration
  • Seeing double digit aurora channel growth again
    • (And, anecdotally, lots of love for the memory improvements there)
  • Blog post coming on release timing in rapid release, since there's still a lot of uncertainty

Firefox Current (3.5, 3.6, 4.0, 5.0)

  • The Firefox 3.6.20 (used to be called 3.6.19, which was then used by the 10.7 out-of-band release) schedule is now posted
    • Shipping at the same time as Firefox 6 (August 16)
    • Code freeze for non-blockers: 2011-07-25
    • Code freeze for blockers: 2011-08-01

Mobile Firefox

Thunderbird

Thunderbird 6 is going to Beta this week.

Drumbeat

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per speaker. It's like a lightning talk, but don't feel that you have to have slides in order to make a presentation.

Title Presenter Topic Media More Details
New uses of popcorn.js Brett Gaylor Popcorn.js - the butt kicking HTML5 media framework http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7968133/popcornmonday.pdf

www.popcornjs.org

http://www.popcornjs.org
Mozilla's Local Communities David Boswell New pages that highlight Mozilla's local communities around the world

Africa and the Middle East

Asia and the South Pacific

Europe

Latin America

Status Updates By Team

Firefox

Platform

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

  • Shipped Firefox 6 beta 2 for Mobile to Android Market
  • working through a qa sync and load environment within the team
  • Mobile QA and Services QA workweek this week (offsite on 7/19)

WebQA

QA Community

Automation Services

  • Upcoming QA Automation Services work week in Cambridge, on July 25th - 29th

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

  • BrowserID is launched! Follow identity.mozilla.com for updates, come talk to us if you have ideas!

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

Introducing New Hires

  • Carmen Collins is joining the User Engagement team as 'Content Editor' [Jane Finette]
  • Aakash Desai has officially joined the Contributor Engagement team as a product manager for the Mozillians platform. [Mary Colvig]
  • Irving Reid has joined the Thunderbird Team. [Blake Winton]
  • Allison Naaktgeboren: Joining the Services team, managed by Mike Connor, located in Mtn. View Office.
  • Randell Jesup: Joining the Layout team, managed by Rob O'Callahan, located in Pennsylvania.
  • Brad Fuellenbach: converting from seasonal employee to full-time on the Recruiting team, managed by Bret Reckard, located in Mtn. View Office.
  • Gregory Szorc: Joining the Services team, managed by Mike Connor, located in Mtn. View Office.
  • Erica Muxlow has joined Infra Ops as the 'Infrastructure Project Manager' [mrz]
  • Chenxia Liu: Joining the Services team, managed by Mike Connor, located in Massachusetts.
  • James Murdock: Joining the Legal team, managed by Harvey Anderson, located in Mtn. View Office.
  • Fabien Cazenave has joined as a contractor working on the editor component in Gecko. [ehsan]

Foundation Updates

Roundtable