WeeklyUpdates/2013-08-05

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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

feer56 for spotting b2g bugs on the geek phones

Our community of Mozillians in Latin America for making the Firefox OS launches in Colombia and Venezuela amazing. These launches would not have been possible without their tireless work, creativity, improvisation, professionalism and decision-making.

Clarissa Sorenson for her creative problem solving and ability to stay positive up until the very last possible moment.

Nick Desaulniers (and others) for the work-around that saved Clarissa Sorenson a LOT of time while working tech magic in Bogota

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 05 August

  • MAKER PARTY: Pittsburgh, USA: five-day Girls Rock! music and empowerment summer day camp for girls ages 8-16. The week concludes with a big performance at Penn Avenue's Mr. Roboto Project.
  • MAKER PARTY: Toronto, Canada: week-long Young Rewired State Summer Camp annual celebration of everything code. This camp takes place throughout the UK and ends with a long weekend where all participants come together to showcase the amazing achievements created during the week.

Tuesday, 06 August

Wednesday, 07 August

Thursday, 08 August

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 17:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion -- a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla
  • W3C Social Web Workshop - all day, San Francisco, CA.
  • UP (User Personalization) Brownbag - 11am Pacific in SFO Commons and Air Mozilla. Join us to learn more about the UP proposal, a way for users to have a more personalized web experience that they're in control of.

Friday, 09 August

  • MAKER PARTY: Queens, USA: Maker Corps Final Party & Expo will be presenting the work of the Maker Corps team and three Summer Pathways for Innovation Teaching Fellows from New York Hall of Science and Hive NYC. They will present 3D web pages, electrical mapping, LED architecture, bridge building, strategies for participant reflection, DIY programming, maker infused-common core curriculum, remixable documentation and MORE!
  • MAKER PARTY: Punjab, India: Bombarding Webmaker will teach young students how to hack web pages using Thimble, create their own videos by using Popcorn Maker add to their own websites!
  • Intern Presentations starting at 1pm PDT in 10 Forward and the 1st floor SF Commons. Come see Michael Vitousek, Aaron Todd, Evan Shapiro, and Ashish Dubey present all the glorious stuff they've been working on this summer!

Saturday, 10 August

  • MAKER PARTY: London, United Kingdom: two-day Popathon Creative Hack Jam will give hands-on experience creating interactive stories on the web. Visual storytellers, designers and JavaScript coders are getting together to exchange skills and collaborate on real-world projects.
  • MAKER PARTY: Toronto, Canada: two-day PyCon Maker Party will teach how to remix and create websites, videos, and more with Mozilla's Webmaker tools to PyCon Canada's youth
  • MAKER PARTY: Rivière du Rempart, Mauritius: Maker party will introduce webmaker tools to 20 youth through the island of Mauritius.
  • MAKER PARTY: Madhya Pradesh, India: MozHacker'13 - Hack, Learn & Teach Bhopal is an effort to build a Mozilla and FOSS community in the city. The event would include a sessions on Mozilla Webmaker, hands-on with awesome Webmaker tools like Thimble, Popcorn and X-Ray Goggles.. FOSS , Mozilla Initiatives and Contributions and a FOSS quiz.
  • MAKER PARTY: Lagunes, Côte d'Ivoire: Mozilla Maker Part I is the first Maker Event in Ivory Coast and is an Workshop to learn Web Making with Mozilla et Webmaker tools.

Sunday, 11 August

Next Week

We will be having a Live Meeting on Air Mozilla for the SuMo Mobile meeting

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location:

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location:

Thunderbird

Speaker Location:

Older Branch Work

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Speaker Location:

Identity

Speaker Location: SF - A formal announcement of the GMail Identity Bridge will happen on Thursday. Follow the blog (http://identity.mozilla.com/) and @MozillaPersona on Twitter.

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Colombia FxOS Launch overview (with pictures!) - David Slater Speaker Location: Mountain View

Also:

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

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

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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. If you plan on showing a video, you need to contact the Air Mozilla team before the day of the meeting or you will be deferred to the next week.

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
Winston Bowden Community Engagement Firefox OS Campaign report San Francisco Yes PDF
Kate Naszradi Summit Communications Director Summit 2013 Updates San Francisco No Summit Wiki Summit Communications and Brownbag slides
Crystal Beasley User Experience UX Newspaper Call for Content Portland No send content ideas to crystal@mozilla.com
John O'Duinn Director, Release Engineering Infrastructure load San Francisco No [ http://oduinn.com/blog/2013/08/05/infrastructure-load-for-july-2013/ ]
Dave Miller IT Infrastructure Engineer 60 seconds with IT Remote/Vidyo No

Roundtable

Do you have a question about a Mozilla Project or initiative? Let us know by Friday- we'll do our best to get you an answer.

Please note that we may not always be able to get to every item on this list, but we will try!

Who are you? Area of question Question
What's your name? What do you work on? Is your question about policy, a product, a Foundation initiative, etc. What would you like to know?

Welcome!

Let's say hello to some new Mozillians!

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? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be working from? What will the new person be working on?
Jonas Jensen Taras Glek Remote Remote - Denmark/First week in Toronto Engineering
Josh Mize Chris More Mountain View Tulsa Oklahoma Senior Web Developer - Web Productions
James Graham Clint Talbert Mountain View London Engineering
Diego Marcos Dylan Oliver Mountain View San Francisco Engineering
Stephanie Turner Rick Fant Mountain View Remote - WA Program Manager

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Tom Herold Dylan Oliver MV SF Firefox OS

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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

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

  • Minion - Mozilla Security Assurance team announced the release of web security testing tool Minion v0.3. Read more about it here and here
  • Security Fuzzing Collaboration with Blackberry - Read more about it here

Engagement

PR

"Now that the phone is available in a few more markets, hopefully we’ll start to see what kind of a dent it can make in worldwide mobile usage stats, if any, and that’ll tell us whether Mozilla’s attempt to challenge the big guys from the bottom up is working." - Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch

All Eyes On Mozilla’s Firefox OS As It Launches In Latin America, TechCrunch

Firefox OS devices land in Venezuela, Colombia, ZDNet

Firefox 25 gets OCSP Stapling which improves privacy, ghacks.net

The Best Apps and Extensions to Supercharge Firefox's New Tab Page, Lifehacker

Events