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Contents


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

  • Pierre-Louis Augier aka pl6025 for answering the huge amount of emails that arrived on the contribute-fr mailing list , nicely explaining to people what to do if they needed help or wanted to help.
  • Konstantina Papadea, Alexandros Mioglou and Thalia Papoutsaki (the team leader) for not only volunteering to help localize Facebook posts in Greek, but by also taking the initiative to start their new community Twitter account, @Firefox_GR (give them a follow!)
  • Team Aviary.PL for adding localizing Facebook posts in Polish to their Firefox to-do list.
  • Our long-time awesome social media volunteers from Mozilla Hispano, Mozilla PT, Mozilla DE, Mozilla ID. Thanks to all our super teams, we are now posting in 7 languages! Woot! for our social superstars!
  • Jake Watkins (dividehex) and Kim Moir (kmoir) For re-wiring all the panda boards so that they are less flaky!
  • Francisco Picolini (franc), Guillermo López (willyaranda), Rubén Martín (nukeador) & Mozilla Hispano for their support and participation at Saturday's Firefox OS App Workshop in Madrid.
  • SUMO contributors satdav, feer56, zombie, espressive, tjovanovic, iNerd, ariestiyansyah, yalam96, pychen, hermina_condei, willyaranda, adampeebleswrites, Tonnes, Swarnava, and Scoobidiver for their awesome work on the Firefox OS User Guide
  • Last week's B2G workweek was awesome. Literally. To make that happen, a bunch of invisible prep-work happened.
    • Nightly builds
      • now generate device builds for: Arm (panda boards), Otoro, Unagi, Unagi-ENG, Inari, Hamachi, Leo
      • for each of those devices, we generate "nightly" builds twice a day. Once for 8am PDT morning. Once for 8am Madrid CET morning.
      • ... on each of mozilla-central, mozilla-b2g18, mozilla-b2g18_v1_0_1
    • Stood up an extra 250 slaves. More importantly, created 22 masters in AWS so we now have 70 masters and can quickly burst to create more slaves if needed.
    • Reimaged 80 in-house build & test machines to optimize for Firefox OS development based on recent usage trend.
    • Opened up an alternate to mozilla-inbound; birch allowed b2g-workweek developers a less crowded branch to land on.

All those change made a big difference. Last week, 1490 checkins were landed, and all systems held above 90% for the week!

Please give thanks to RelEng/ATeam/IT. specifically the following:

  • catlee, rail, hwine, armenzg (RelEng)
  • ctalbert, jmaher, jgriffin, edmorley, ryanvm (ATeam)
  • dmoore, arr, fox2mike, vin, jakem, solarce, sheeri, klibby (IT)

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 22 April

Tuesday, 23 April

Wednesday, 24 April

Thursday, 25 April

Friday, 26 April

Saturday, 27 April

Sunday, 28 April

Next Week

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: akeybl, MV

  • We're halfway through the current cycle - only ~3wk left to put a bow on FF21 (make sure to test FHR!)
  • Also check out WebRTC demos on Aurora 22 - the targeted first release for WebRTC (currently converging)
  • The reunification of Desktop/B2G Gecko versions is being discussed (B2G workweek)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: akeybl, MV

  • Firefox for Android is now on the Yandex.Store!
  • WebRTC ready for testing. Read about flipping the pref.
  • Front-end team is running a UI Hackathon this week. More details and current bug list.
  • Nightly treats: Domain auto-completion in the awesomebar, Caching search terms in the awesomebar and changing the default search provider.

Thunderbird

The project needs more people to use Thunderbird Beta - it can be obtained from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/channel/

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

No verbal update here -- Lightning Presentation to follow
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President Obama helps kick off our new summer campaign

Hacking at the White House: introducing Maker Party 2013
We’re extremely excited to be participating in today’s White House Science Fair — and even more excited to have President Obama help us kick off our new summer-long Maker Party: thousands of community-led events around the world to celebrate the amazing things we can make and learn thanks to the Web.

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Dietrich (remote)

  • Successful workweek in Madrid last week!
    • Dashboard
    • 9 companies participated, nearly 200 people attended.
  • Next up for 1.0.1 release is certification: IOT, GCF, PTCRB, USB, WiFi, Bluetooth, CE, FCC.

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

Help us build a history of Mozilla told by Mozillians. Please share your memories about this Mozilla milestone:

Internet Public Policy

Speaker Location: Gerv (remote)

  • The Internet Public Policy module now has a Bugzilla product for tracking issues
  • File any suggestions for public policy issues Mozilla should be taking up (in any country) via our shiny new form

60 Seconds with Mozilla IT

Speaker Location: mrz in MV

  • Ever wonder what Mozilla IT is or what we do?
    • We keep the lights on.
    • We're like your landlord - when the roof blows off, the ceiling leaks or the outside needs repainting, we do it. But we have no control over the furniture. Sometimes we see tenants on their way in or out or we're called in when they're having a loud party but other than that, we stay out of your way.
    • In other words, "we make sure the house is in good shape but we can always give tips about the indoors."
    • If you want to have a loud party, let us know! We love parties!
  • File under "What you don't see might be more important than what you do see"
    • Last week Mozilla suffered a huge multi-day outage with our fiber provider between Northern California and Arizona. It took down both fiber connections.
    • Everything failed over to the backup VPN.
    • I bet no one even knew this!

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.

Presenter Title Topic Location Share? Media More Details
Who Are You? What Do You Do? What are you going to talk about? Where are you presenting from? (Moz Space, your house, space) Will you be sharing your screen? (yes/no, other info) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
David Ascher Introducing Mozilla Hatchery "Hatchery Program for Innovation at Mozilla" Vancouver Didem Ersoz & Jinghua Zhang in Mountain View; Aaron Druck & Diane Bisgeier in San Francisco; Simon Wex in British Columbia & Paula LeDieu in London; https://blog.mozilla.org/labs/2013/04/announcing-mozilla-hatchery/ https://mozillalabs.com/en-US/hatchery/
John Slater Director of Creative "Plug for upcoming Firefox OS brown bag (and t-shirt giveaway)" San Francisco no screen share -- Stay tuned for more details coming via email.
Michelle Thorne Webmaker Mentor Team Maker Party 2013 Mozilla office, Berlin Yes Slides Maker Party 2013 announced today at the White House. Mozilla is hosting a global campaign to celebrate things we can make and learn on the web. Sign up for updates and to get involved.
Dino Anderson Organizational Development "Rosetta Stone Relaunch May 1 and 2" San Francisco no screen share Rosetta Stone wiki Look for Rosetta Stone Relaunch reminder in e-mail.
Laura Thomson Webtools Engineering Manager YearUp Walk For Opportunity Remote (Maryland, US) No -- Walk For Opportunity website

Introducing New Hires

New Hire Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Who is the new hire? Who will be introducing that person? From which office will that introduction be transmitted? Where will the new person be working from? What will the new person be working on?
Daniel Coates Ben Adida Mountain View San Francisco Software Engineer, Identity
Michael Henretty Lucas Adamski Mountain View Mountain View Software Engineer
Matea Lisica Lori Jashinsky Mountain View Mountain View Workplace Resources Space Planner
Sakina Groth Chad Weiner Mountain View Charlotte, NC Product Marketing Manager, Apps Marketplace

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Benjamin Bouvier Luke Wagner Mountain View Mountain View Platform Engineering
Deian Stefan Dave Herman Mountain View San Francisco Research Engineering

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

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

Was a light week from the Engagement/Web Production projects' side, due to their work week

QA Community

Automation & Tools

  • B2G measurements using Eideticker are starting to arrive
  • Moving Autophone into AWS for future proofing our Fennec startup results dashboard (as well as making those numbers far more stable)
  • Working toward reducing orange factor for mobile platforms by aiding with the testing of the re-wired panda chassis and investigating robocop failures
  • Ran Infrastructure load focus group meeting -- more information coming soon w.r.t. what our measurements will show and what we predict various proposed solutions' impact to be.
  • For more information, please see our page

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Creative Team

Community Marketing

Support

Metrics

Evangelism

Labs

Apps

Developer Tools

Add-ons

Webdev

L10n

People Team

WebFWD

Foundation Updates