WeeklyUpdates/2014-04-14

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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

  • Continued thanks to the people patiently answering posts in .governance - Yoric, nnethercote, Gerv, bz, and so many more!
  • [RyanVM] Thanks to Girish Sharma (Optimizer) for helping fix devtools test leaks and failures that helped us roll out bigger mochitest browser-chrome improvements last week.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 14 April

Tuesday, 15 April

Wednesday, 16 April

Thursday, 17 April

  • 10:00 AM Pacific / 17:00 UTC: Grow Mozilla discussion -- a forum for discussing community building at Mozilla

Friday, 18 April

Saturday, 19 April

Sunday, 20 April

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox Desktop

Speaker Location: Madhava in Toronto

  • Firefox 29 is now a mere 2 weeks away (Tuesday, April 29th)
    • includes the Australis UI changes, easier customization, simple sync-set-up, our first ever update/first-run tour
    • start stretching: it is no exaggeration at this point to use kermit arms
      • Yay-kermit.gif
  • 1st Australis video

Firefox Mobile

Speaker Location:

  • UI telemetry is being collected, and we are starting to analyze
  • Quick Share on context menus landed. Some followups filed for UX tweaks.

Firefox OS

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Open Badges

Speaker Location: nonverbal

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announced Expanded Citywide Summer of Learning and Earning Initiative.
    • The Summer of Learning and Earning will once again engage youth by challenging them to earn digital badges to mark their successes.
    • Read more on the blog.

Mozilla Science Lab

Speaker Location: nonverbal

Mozilla Reps

Speaker Location:

Grow Mozilla

Speaker Location: San Francisco

When you get your 2 MozLove t-shirts, check out this 3 step guide to connect new people to Mozilla:

  • Tell them about our mission
  • Tell them we need their help
  • Tell them where to find opportunities

Come to the Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday at 10 pacific to learn more about how to connect new people to Mozilla and to help us make more resources like this to support the contributor growth goal for the year.

Identity

Speaker Location:

Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox Marketplace

Speaker Location: Non-verbal

Major performance improvements:

  • Re-enabled gzip after addressing security flaws (8x size decrease)
  • Replaced appcache with traditional caching (20x size decrease)
  • Lazy-loading uncachable Persona libraries
  • Caching all responses in IndexedDB; refreshing asynchronously
  • Optimized API responses for Marketplace front-end
  • Caching API hits in our CDN
  • 71 other closed bugs
  • cold start time now being tracked

IT

Speaker Location:mjeffries, San Francisco

VidyoDesktop 3 Goes Live!

Thanks to those who provided feedback on Vidyo 3, we've used it to fix a few things and now its ready for prime time. A mandatory and automatic update will be pushed on Monday morning, April 21st - for those that want to check out the client now, the download link is noted below [1]. Ample notice will be provided before v2 is no longer supported.

Some of the new features include:

  • Simplified UI w/ no Flash (means fewer crashes for you)!
  • Client auto sign-in w/ secure token (you no longer need to frequently type in your LDAP password to login)
  • Enhanced echo-cancellation for all OSs (especially for Macs!)
  • Ability to join any meeting by clicking a Vidyo room URL
  • Improved support and stability for Linux

Support Documentation: https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/display/SD/Vidyo+Desktop+3

If you have any questions - please submit a Service Now request, reach out to servicedesk@mozilla.com, or ask in #servicedesk

[1] - https://mozilla.box.com/vidyoclient

NOTE: After upgrading/installing the Vidyo client will ask you to upgrade to an older version, please select "Not Now". You will no longer be prompted after 4/21/14.


MOC Update

  • The Mozilla Operations Center (MOC) is now staffed 24/7, and has begun the transition away from third-party incident handling.
  • The MOC has identified the top IT Services & Systems, and published an SLA framework for Incident handling.

These efforts are to ensure more consistent and timely IT incident handling and communication.

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
Debbie Cohen Chief of People Global Workforce MV No N/A N/A
Mihca Anderson HR Business Partner Removing Roadblocks to Productivity Mountain View No N/A Survey Results
Joe Stevensen Operations Security Manager Heartbleed update Mountain View No N/A Heartbleed Security Advisory blog post

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?
Hannah Kane Geoffrey MacDougall Toronto office PDX Program Manager for MoFo Engagement Team. Fundraising, Maker Party, advocacy campaigns like StopWatching.Us, government and other large-scale partnerships, contributor engagement, metrics and dashboards, etc.
Jessica Osorio Mary Colvig SF SF Jessica is filling in for Chelsea Novak for a year. She'll manage supporter engagement activities as part of the Community Engagement team.
Sean Bohan Darren Herman New York New York Strategic Development Principal

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

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support