WeeklyUpdates/2014-03-03

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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 Mozilla Friends of Mozilla

  • Thank you to Gemma Petrie in UX for her infinite wisdom and unwavering willingness to share it.
  • Thank you to Candelora and VanillaOrchids, our volunteer theme reviewers who are helping us test the migration of theme review tools from Marketplace back to AMO. Your dedication and involvement are much appreciated!
  • Thank you to EVERYONE who worked so hard in making Mobile World Congress a success for Mozilla. We appreciate the contribution made by all teams - before, after and during the event - both onsite in Barcelona and offsite around the world!
  • Thank you to Matt Ternoway for designing an Engineering logo for Air Mozilla (bug 909464).
    MozillaEngineeringSuper.png
  • Thank you to Steven Brown for designing a Web Compatibility logo (bug 927478) - t-shirts coming!
    Web Compatibility Logo.png

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 03 March

Tuesday, 04 March

Wednesday, 05 March

Thursday, 06 March

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 18:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion -- a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla
  • Firefox OS 1.4 Bug Bash - Come Help Test Our Product!
    • Time: 4pm - 7pm PST
    • IRC Channel: #fxosqa
    • Vidyo Room: Warp Core
    • Meeting rooms
      • Mountain View: Warp Core
      • San Francisco: 233 Alice B. Toklas
      • Toronto: 5F Sheppard
    • Prizes
      • Most Blocker Bugs Found
      • Most Number of Bugs Found
      • Worst Crash Bug Found
    • Other Information
      • Bring your own device preferably - we'll only have a small handful to hand out for testing
      • Free pizza for Mountain View & San Francisco attendees

Friday, 07 March

Saturday, 08 March

Sunday, 09 March

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: toronto (johnath)

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Speaker: Peter Scanlon, Acting Chief Marketing Officer
Speaker Location: San Francisco
A quick follow-up to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: posts on the Mozilla Blog that provide perspective on our participation. Includes commentary and some great short films on the following topics:

Many thanks to the Mozillians who participated, or enabled, our presence this year.

  • Tablet Contribution Program hardware applications for the first round of tablets (10" InFocus/Foxconn device) are going to wrap up this week. If you are interested in participating, get your application in soon. - Asa

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • We're in the process of redesigning teaching kits, and we'd like your feedback on our design briefs!
    • Leave comments in the doc or email Kat Braybrooke with your thoughts.
    • Goals of redesign:
      • Offer more modular build options
      • Simpler back-end code
      • Usability across devices
      • Ways to address attribution

Policy & Advocacy

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Last week we joined with the Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation to announce the News Challenge. The Knight News Challenge is an annual contest to find the best ideas to accelerate media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information.
  • This year's Challenge fund totals $2.75 million to find innovative ideas that strengthen the Internet and keep it open, trustworthy and safe for free expression.
  • Participating in the challenge is open to ANYONE. We highly encourage the Mozilla Community to both participate (and encourage your networks to participate) and spread the word.
  • More info can be found at newschallenge.org or by contacting Dave Steer @ daves@mozillafoundation.org

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Mon-Wed: SXSWedu - Members of the Open Badges team will be speaking on three panels at the South By Southwest Education Festival (SXSWedu) in Austin, TX:

Sample tweets to share with your followers:

  • How to get your dream job in the digital age + more in this #SXSWedu panel http://bit.ly/obtechsavvy @6oz @megcolek @DR4WARD @YairR
  • International digital assessment & #openbadges in the wild at #SXSWedu http://bit.ly/obgoglobal @emgollie @soletelee @markriches
  • Lifelong learning and alternative credentials at #SXSWedu http://bit.ly/obstackable @anmechung @parchment @cathysandeen @WGU_Registrar

Thurs-Sat: DML - We will be launching BadgeKit at the Digital Media + Learning (DML) Conference in Boston, MA on Thursday, March 6.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Greg Wilson will be hosting a workshop at SIGCSE (a major computing education conference) in Atlanta on Wednesday night, which will explore ways of using the IPython Notebook in teaching.
    • Notable Guests:
      • Fernando Perez (creator of IPython)
      • Peter Norvig (of Google)
      • Doug Blank (who is using the Notebook to make robotics more accessible to novice programmers)
      • Cam Macdonell (whose students are building a turtle graphics module for the Notebook as a course project).

OpenNews

Speaker Location: non-verbal

  • We led sessions and shared some news from our team at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference in Baltimore last week.
    • Announced the date and location of our first-ever conference, SRCCON, July 24+25 in Philadelphia.

Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location:

Firefox Student Ambassadors

Speaker Location: Written Update

  • Please congratulate Ambassador Jim-Bert who won our App of the Month Contest with his FoxyFlames app and will receive a Very Splendid Gear Package. Great job Jim-Bert! If you're a Student Ambassador and interested in creating an app for our March or April contests, please find out more information on our wiki page

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location:

Identity

Speaker Location:

Cloud Services

Speaker Location: written update

Firefox account based Sync progressing well through nightly/aurora. Over 15k accounts activated so far, roughly half actively doing syncing on a daily basis. > 30% have multiple devices. Even with 7500 accounts active, still seeing very few bug reports which "makes us nervous" -- can still use help testing, especially for multi-device desktop/android flows. Thx to everyone that has filed bugs so far! QA/ops load tests yielding performance/stability improvements that put us on track for the expected big bump in usage when 29 goes to beta channel.

Firefox Account + Sync brownbag being scheduled for April, specific dates TBD.

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location: written update

Quick update on Marketplace (worlwide, all platforms) - supplied by David Bialer

  • Continues on a growth trajectory fueled by Firefox OS.
  • Over 1 million visits last month (Feb) from 470,000 unique visitors (Firefox OS, Android, Desktop)
  • 930,000 apps installed last month Feb)
  • 85% of visits are from non-english speakers (with Spanish, Portuguese #1 and #2 languages)
  • Since January 2013 there have been 6 million visits to Marketplace from over 3 million unique visitors.
  • The Marketplace and Firefox for Android teams are working to improve the app experience on Android this quarter in Fx29 and Fx30 to deliver a web app experience on Android on parity with native apps.

IT

Speaker Location: Shyam Mani, San Francisco

  • AUS is now Cache friendly! This helps reduce load on the web servers and storage array by almost 1 order of magnitude & in turn lowers the amount of infrastructure we need to host this service, and frees up both storage and compute resources for other tasks.
  • Product Delivery NFS mounts untangled in TCW, now using NetApp's junction mounts to make 14 volumes appear as 1 mount point to the clients.
  • MacOS X 10.9.2 and OS X Security Updates for 10.7 Lion/10.8 Mountain Lion - Do It Now!Apple released the 10.9.2 update, as well as Security Updates for 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion. This addresses the SSL bug on 10.9, as well as a number of patches related to keeping things locked down. If you haven’t upgraded, don’t wait - do it today! This update will require a restart. Click here for more info on the security updates: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6150

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: ATX (miketaylr)

Send us your mobile site compat bugs!.

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

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! If you are not able to join the meeting live, you can add a link to a short video introducing yourself.

Introducing New Volunteers

New Volunteer(s) Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer(s)? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where is the new person based? What will the new person be doing?

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?
Mary Ellen Muckerman Peter Scanlon SFO SFO VP - Engagement (Brand)
David Torre Sylvie Veilleux SFO SFO IT Architect
Javaun Moradi Chad Weiner MTV Washington, D.C. Product Management for Desktop
No-Jun Park Tony Chung MTV Moz Toronto Firefox OS QA
Tiffanie Shakespeare Jaime Chen Portland Portland Interaction Designer, FFOS
Paul Kerr Maire Reavy Mountain View Remote - CA Senior Platform Engineer - WebRTC Media
Eli Perelman Mike Lee Mountain View Remote - IA Software Engineer
Hung Nguyen Patryk Adamczyk Toronto Toronto Firefox OS Visual Designer
Sherman Chen SFO (Recording) Taipei
Eric Tsai SFO (Recording) Taipei
Mike Lien SFO (Recording) Taipei

Introducing New Interns

New Intern Introduced by Speaker location New Hire location Will be working on
Anthony Verez Joe Stevensen Joe Stevensen Mountain View Operations Security Team

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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

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support

People

2014 goals are now available on the wiki here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/2014