WeeklyUpdates/2013-10-21

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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

Peter Bengtsson for adding the awesome new full-text search bar to Air Mozilla. This a quantum improvement to discoverability on AirMo.

Sheeri Cabral, Selena Deckelmann, Brandon Johnson, Brandon Burton and the team who made the search bar possible by putting the AirMo website up on stilts and sliding a whole new database engine under it... all with only minutes of downtime!

Also, a belated thanks to Sheeri Cabral (DBA), Brandon Burton (WebOps), Dave Lawrence (Bugzilla Developer), and Adrian Fernandez (SRE) for a pretty smooth and successful Bugzilla maintenance on October 12th

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 21 October

  • MAKER PARTY: Highland, Utah: Coder Dojo UT Highland is part of the Coder Dojo global collaboration providing free and open learning to young people, especially in programming technology. Sessions welcome anyone 7 - 17 years old (along with their parents) and cover everything from basic HTML & CSS, to JavaScript, game development and web programming. Most sessions require no prior knowledge!

Tuesday, 22 October

Wednesday, 23 October

  • MAKER PARTY: Toronto, Canada: Remix the City - Bathurst St workshop for the youth is a photo-walk brought up to date with a new generation of mobile devices, which have the power to enable the youth to capture and tell the stories that matter to them using their favourite language: short online video clips. This new learning experience designed by the team at FabSpaces is also a much needed lecture on the perils of producing video in a hyper-connected world, masked as a super slick mobile application that serves as a portal to a community of engaged kids avidly uncovering the most interesting aspects of their cities.

Thursday, 24 October

  • MAKER PARTY: London, United Kingdom: Code_in a Day is the starting point for anyone seeking to understand digital concepts. The day is designed around a brief: design, build and launch a multi-platform campaign that encourages and rewards customer loyalty. Through this hands-on process you will understand what code is, how it is used and how you can harness your new understanding of it to excel in business. You will learn the roles of different technologies (including html, css and JavaScript, and server-side programming languages and databases). You will gain valuable insight into the design and development process.

Friday, 25 October

Saturday, 26 October

  • MAKER PARTY: Goa, Inda: Webmaker Party Goa will offer sessions to students at National Institute of Technology Goa on Mozilla technologies and Webmaker tools.
  • MAKER PARTY: Kerala, Inda: Mozilla to School Introducing the new Mozilla technologies such as firefox OS, and Development... One Day Training For HTML 5 Development . Students studying in Class 8 and Higher, Who Has aspirational talend in Web Designing.

Sunday, 27 October

Next Week

Tuesday, October 29, Noon PST Moz SF + AirMozilla Sneak Preview of WebFWD Graduation Pitches Team details at http://webfwd.org/portfolio

Wednesday, October 30, 6pm PST (6:30pm AirMozilla) Moz SF + AirMozilla WebFWD Graduation Day (Evening) The Show is On! Details at http://webfwdivgraduation.eventbrite.com

Product Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: Toronto (johnath)

  • Next week is release week!
    • That will be the last ESR17 update, too
  • Aurora 26 is kind of awesome:
    • Click to play plugins
    • Multi-provider SocialAPI
    • pwmgr now handles script-generated fields
    • Windows users can now update without admin rights
    • gstreamer backending for h.264 on linux
    • metro!

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location: Toronto (johnath)

  • Overhaul of the favicon system landed, yielding better quality appearance and support for more types of favicon formats.
  • Support for using Java IDEs has been landing and the final bits should be landing soon
    • This should not only make it easier for Mozilla developers to hack on Firefox for Android, but also get new contributors on-ramped more quickly.
    • Will tie in nicely with the new JUnit testing framework which should also get enabled soon
  • Core support for tab streaming for WebRTC landed. More UI work is needed to expose it properly.

Thunderbird

Speaker Location:

Older Branch Work

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Webmaker

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Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location:

Identity

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Services

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Firefox OS

Speaker Location: No Audio

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location:

60 Seconds with IT

Speaker Location: San Francisco

  • Upcoming SCL3 maintenance

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
Michaela Thayer Digital Strategist Summit 2013 Social Media Results My Home in the DC Metro Area Yes N/A -- will share the slides via my Vidyo Detailed Summit social media results: http://mzl.la/18S9pOd / Sign up for AMA Reddit event: http://mzl.la/1fQMs3o

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?
Jamin Liu Gina Yeh Taipei Taipei Firefox OS - Devices team
Harly Hsu Mike Tsai Taipei Taipei Firefox OS - UX team
Romain Testard Jb Piacentino France San Francisco Services
Christopher Montgomery Jack Moffitt Remote - MA Remote - MA Research Engineer

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Who is the new intern? 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?

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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

Speaking Engagements

Engagement

PR

Events