WeeklyUpdates/2012-07-09

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All-hands Status Meeting Agenda

Items in this section will be shared during the live all-hand status meeting.

Friends of the Tree Friends of the Tree

  • Fabio Magnoni, Luca Toledo, Clauber Stipkovic & the Mozilla Brazil community for all their help and legwork for Basecamp
  • Richard Milewski, for Air Mozilla awesomeness (2x last week in support of the Mozilla Apps Hack day)
  • Luke Crouch, Les Orchard, Ali Spivak, Eric Shepherd, David Walsh, John Karahalis and everyone on the MDN team who worked on the MDN Kuma wiki this past weekend
  • Everyone who came and hacked for Mozilla Apps Hack Day on Sat. & Spencer Hui, who came and shot video
  • Terry Rather for answering more than two dozen messages sent to webmaster(at)mozilla.org every day

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 09 July

Brownbag at 3pm: Add-ons Made Easy with Builder & SDK The event will take place in 10 fwd, and will be broadcast in the SF commons and over Air Mozilla

Tuesday, 10 July

Wednesday, 11 July

  • Brownbag, Wednesday 1-2pm PT, Ten Forward, Mountain View:
  • Challenges to Mozilla adoption in China
    • Exploration of Chinese internet environment
      • Internet Explorer version skew
      • Implications of text input being difficult
      • Proliferation of plugins
      • Web / banking compatibility
    • Mozilla Online initiatives
    • By Gary Kwong; based upon a week of observations/interactions with our Mozillian friends in Beijing
    • All Mozillians are invited to attend.
    • Will likely be on Air Mozilla, and be recorded as well.
  • Startup Office Hours: Have a question about your startup idea or company? Ping @pfinette or @dianeb on IRC (#webfwd) every Wednesday at 11am - noon PST. Open to everyone.

Thursday, 12 July

Friday, 13 July

Saturday, 14 July

For more future events, see:

Next Week

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • Pieces of our SocialAPI work have started landing
  • So have pieces of our native support for sign-into-websites.
  • Tim Taubert is picking up the biggest snappy bug of all time bug 650968
  • Great work by contributor Saurabh Anand, with help from ehsan and jdm, on per-window private browsing support (bug 758660, bug 722994, bug 722984, many more)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

  • 5000 five star reviews in the first 10 days
  • 14.0.1 on track with some post-ship fixes
  • 15 and 16 already looking like beautiful releases
  • We have ARMv6 nightlies building now

Thunderbird

An announcement from Mitchell about how we will organize innovation for Thunderbird: https://blog.lizardwrangler.com/2012/07/06/thunderbird-stability-and-community-innovation/
Also, a little more detailled interview http://blog.mozilla.org/beyond-the-code/2012/07/09/about-the-future-of-thunderbird/
And for further details, this Wiki will track how we progress through the plan: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/Proposal:_New_Release_and_Governance_Model

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

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Identity

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Services

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Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Dietrich, pdx-01 on Vidyo

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
Your Title Here Your Name Here What are you going to talk about? Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Snappy, or using the webcam in web content Paul Adenot, Chris Lee & Stefan Crane We implemented a instagram-like using only web technologies during saturday's hackday. (Need a special Firefox build, will be in 10fwd) https://github.com/padenot/snappy
Minimalist Sawyer Hollenshead (ux/design), Kevin Ngo (webdev) Pretty webapp to build lists to save thoughts, uses local storage and app cache. http://minimalist.ngokevin.com http://ngokevin.com/blog/minimalist


Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Who is the new hire? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? What will the new person be working on?
Michael Cooper James Socol Mountain View, CA Web Developer
Caitlin Galimidi Bill Walker Mountain View, CA Program Manager, App
Andrea Marchesini Johnny Stenback Mountain View, CA Software Engineer, WebAPI
Josh Matthews Johnny Stenback Mountain View, CA Software Engineer, DOM/Servo
Erik Vold David Townsend Mountain View, CA Software Engineer, Jetpack
Melissa O'Connor mrz Mountain View, CA Project Manager, IT
Erika Owens Dan Sinker Philadelphia,PA Remote Open News Community Manager

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location Will be working on
Jonas Jensen Ehsan Akhgari Toronto Platform

Roundtable

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Notes and non-voice status updates that aren't part of the live meeting go here.

Status Updates By Team (*non-voice* updates)

Firefox

Platform

Services

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

Project Status / goals for next week (keep it brief)

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

  • Demos of MozApps from the Mozilla Apps Hack Day winners: MinimaList (Sawyer Hollenshead & Kevin Ngo) and Snappy (Paul Adenot, Stephen Crane & Chris Lee)

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

WebFWD

Startup Office Hours! Have a question about your startup idea or company? Ping @pfinette or @dianeb on IRC (#webfwd) every Wednesday at 11am - noon PST - open to everyone.

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