WeeklyUpdates/2014-09-08

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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

A huge "spaceba" to Max Zhilyaev for marketing tag line translations for the Russian activations directory. "Domo Arigato Gozaimasu" to Manabu Ito for marketing tag line translations for the Japanese activations directory. "Děkuji" to Michal Stanke for localization of the Czech activations directory.

Jorge Aparicio (japaric) created the Eulermark benchmark from the Project Euler problems, demonstrating that Rust compares favorably to C++ in many cases.

Thank you to Bob Reyes for wrangling the Mozilla Philippines community work last week!

All hail CodingFree, who worked over the weekend to review several updates to the ConnectA2 app to help fix the connectivity issues in India.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 08 September

Please send your contribution opportunities for the Community Newsletter to jhalperin@mozilla.com

The latest edition of DevPulse is out - take a peek to see all the great stuff happening in the world of developers, the web & Mozilla, and email diane@mozilla to be added to the email dist list.

Tuesday, 09 September

3pm-3.30pm BST: Introduction to Web Audio - live from Mozilla London!

12pm - 1pm PT: reddit AMA on net neutrality with Dave Steer and Chris Riley. Please participate here.

Intern Presentations!

  • 1:00PM 1:00- Filipe Gonçalves, "Coping with memory addiction: tricking Firefox OS for fun and profit" SF
  • 1:30PM 1:30- Bernardo Rittmeyer, "TBD" SF
  • 2:00PM 2:00- John Zeller, "TBD" SF
  • 2:30PM 2:30- Chance Zibolski, "Heka, the "Swiss Army Knife" of Data" SF

Bi-weekly Markeplace Community Meeting: 10am Pacific. It's getting easier to plug into this project, so come and see how you can make an impact this month.

Mozilla Wiki team meeting (Wiki Working Group): 8:30am PT / 15:30 UTC (in your timezone). Agenda & How-to participate: MozillaWiki:Team#Meetings

Wednesday, 10 September

A Day of Action to protect net neutrality (read about Mozilla's involvement here)


Homebrew Website Club Meetup

  • Chicago, Minneapolis, Portland (@MozPDX), and San Francisco (@MozSF)!
  • 17:30-18:30 Writing Hour
  • 18:30-19:30 IndieWeb discussions and hack night

Are you creating your own website? Indie reader? Personal publishing web app? Or some other digital magic-cloud proxy?

If so (or you want to!), come on by and join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site. Exchange information, swap ideas, talk shop, help work on a project...

Any questions? See the wiki page for details or join IRC: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today


Mozpub

  • Mozfest Volunteer social in the common space at Mozilla LDN from 18:30- 21:00
  • Sign up here to attend

Intern Presentations!

  • 1:00- Sylvain Cleymans, "Better, faster, lighter: improving the mobile web experience with the Janus proxy" MV
  • 1:30- Dean Johnson, "TBD" MV
  • 2:00- Ian Kronquist, "TBD" MV
  • 2:30- Tyler Smith, "TBD" MV

Thursday, 11 September

Reject.JS

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Romain Gauthier presenting "WebRTC – A Tale of Beekeeping"

Intern Presentations

  • 1:00- Robert Bindar, "Hacking through notifications" SF
  • 1:30- Sean Bolton, "Why We Build How We Build" SF
  • 2:00- Roshan Vid, "TBD" SF
  • 2:30- Laleh Aghababaie Beni, "TBD" SF

FOSSETCON

  • Orlando, FL, US Sept 11-13
  • Brandon Johnson: "Databases: from root to riches"

Friday, 12 September

RemoCamp in Berlin, until Sept 14th. More info on the wiki: https://wiki.mozilla.org/ReMo/Council/ReMo_Camp_2014

CSSconf EU

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Angelina Fabbro and Jeff Griffiths attending

Web Audio Hack Day

  • Berlin, Germany
  • Soledad Penades running workshop

Saturday, 13 September

JSConf EU - third of our "Big 5 Developer Events" for 2014

  • Berlin, Germany Sept 13-14
  • Tim Taubert: "Keeping secrets with JavaScript: An Introduction to the WebCrypto API"
  • Frederick Braun: "We're struggling to keep up (A brief history of Browser Security Features)"
  • Jan Jongboom: "Abusing phones to make the internet of things"
  • Christian Heilmann, Angelina Fabbro, Jeff Griffiths, Margaret Leibovic, Guillaume Marty, Gregor Wagner, Jordan Santell attending
  • Mozilla sponsoring and running Hacker Lounge

Sunday, 14 September

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

Speaker Location: Toronto first, then Remote (johnath, then Winston)

  • Growth team update - Winston Bowden (remote)
    • Quick update on the team, our goals, and how to get involved. Want to learn more? Visit our wiki page (https://wiki.mozilla.org/Growth_Team) and if you have questions or feedback, please contact Eric Petitt, Chris More or Winston Bowden or visit us in #growth on IRC.
      • Buttons make a difference
      • Instadownloads
      • Download Rescue

Firefox for Android

Speaker Location: remote (mfinkle)

  • Fx32
    • First release with some feedback-based changes appearing
    • Cleaner startup appearance with suggested site thumbnails
    • Pick your UI language from inside Firefox
  • Fx33
    • Send videos to second screen
    • More feedback-based changes
    • Better tab handling

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: Faramarz Rashed / Chris Lee - Mountain View

  • Already seeing value from our team changes --
    • OS team is focused on delivering the best product to all our users (differentiation)
    • Devices team is focused on working with our partners to deliver the optimal product to their markets
  • We wrapped up our v2.1 FL milestone last week -- best development cycle to date, great work by everyone on the team!
  • v2.1 FC is our next milestone on Oct 13 -- team is laser focused on quality/stability/perf
  • Release changes coming after 2.1 and we'll share an update soon once those have been finalized.

Speaker Location: Asa Dotzler in Mountain View

  • Arvin Huang is a grad student at National Cheng Kung University in Taipei, and he fixed his first 2 Firefox OS bugs this week, a pair of [good first bug][mentor-lang=zh] (http://mzl.la/1pIjDG2) Gaia Build jshint error bugs.
  • Last tuesday, Mozilla branched Firefox OS 2.1/Gecko 34 and opened OS 2.2 development. (Also, mozilla-b2g28_v1_3 has been shut down.)
  • Over the last week, ~130 Mozillians contributed code to resolve ~300 Firefox OS issues.
  • The top three contributors by volume were
    • John Lu in Taipei, who worked heavily on Lockscreen and Keyboard
    • Arthur Chen, also in Taipei, brought us some serious new feature work on APN
    • and Keven Grandon, out of San Francisco, landed lots of improvements to Rocketbar/Homescreen, and browsing.
  • Foxtrot program is delayed while we wait on proper nightly builds from our partner. An email to this effect will go out this week. While we don't yet have a definite date, it's our hope to get things moving in weeks, not months.
  • Mozilla Flame stock nearly exhausted. We're ordering more Flames to give away to our community of contributors. If Firefox OS is your job and you don't have a Flame to work on, please let me know ASAP (asa@mozilla.com)
  • VIA Vixen tablets on the way. We'll open a second round of tablet applications, similar to first round. Vixen contributors will work within the larger Tablet Contribution Program to further the development of Firefox OS for larger form factors.
      A taste of recent Firefox OS changes:
  • bug 1057578 - New overscroll effect. Scrollable content is stretched uniformly along the overscrolled axis
  • bug 1033549 - Data tracking on a per app basis.
  • bug 903683 - Support for user configurable 24 hour time format
  • bug 1032631 - EU roaming APN support
  • bug 1026685 - CMAS Alert channel support. Location-based messaging for governments
  • bug 1011738 - Theme support for b2g/gaia
  • bug 1060081 - Support for Flame Kitkat (KK) builds
  • bug 1060879 - Fixes first tap on keyboard being inaudible
  • bug 1046336 - New homescreen unlock and keyboard sounds.
  • bug 985334 - Long press on a key, the first choice should be the key that is pressed.
  • bug 1054184 - Keyboard 2.1 often misses first keystroke
  • bug 1061439 - Prevent IMEngine from touching layouts when inputcontext is gone
  • bug 1048792 - Keyboard should not autocorrect words with different char count than input
  • bug 1048869 - Keyboard autosuggest nearby keys algorithm doesn't value vertical alignment enough
  • bug 1016184 - Enable touch caret on B2G and fix the existing test case failures
  • bug 1029943 - Enable selection carets on B2G and fix the existing test case failures
  • bug 1042713 - Remove notification icons from status bar now that we have ambient notifications
  • bug 1035250 - Show cell and wifi status indicators as users progress through First Time Experience
  • bug 1054352 - New videos in FTE tutorial for Vertical Scroll, Sheets, Universal Search, Notifications
  • bug 1038723 - Visual refresh of the utility tray and ambient notifications.
  • bug 1056969 - Prettifies the data connection indicators in the statusbar
  • bug 1030925 - Visual Refresh in Messaging
  • bug 1041765 - Messaging thread view redesign
  • bug 1048845 - Messaging Compose Panel refresh (subject behavior change)
  • bug 1048362 - Messaging Compose Panel refresh (highlight actionable part)
  • bug 1043177 - Contacts App: The current Contact edit page is quite messy
  • bug 885110 - Email App: Switch to whiteout-io email.js libraries
  • bug 1019816 - Developer option to store logcat to sdcard by shaking the phone

Cloud Services

Speaker Location:

Content Services

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Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Brett Gaylor, remote from Victoria BC

  • A few images from the Maker Party to whet your appetite for our final retrospective

Mozilla Communities

Speaker Location: non-verbal / Surman

  • As noted last meeting, we're actively looking for new ways community can have impact on topline goals in Q3/Q4.
  • We've developed a tentative set of goals for this time frame, which are:
    • Maintain momentum on our community goal (Q3/4)
    • Start new community initiatives / challenges that interest volunteers and have positive impact on our product goals (Q3/4)
    • Involve leadership from across the project and within regional communities (Q3/4)
    • Design an even more ambitious plan for 2015+ (Q4)
  • We'll be discussing these goals and short term community 'challenges' tied to products at ReMo camp in Berlin next weekend.
  • Full update from Mitchell / Surman coming on this topic next week. Non-verbal for today.

Web Compat

Speaker Location: Vidyo (miketaylr)

FYI: Our team is doing some work to clean up the Tech Evangelism product, moving valid issues to the Desktop component. Going forward, please use that rather than language specific products.

Recent bug fixes:


On the webcompat.com front, a million thanks to:

Bugs wanted: http://webcompat.com/

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
Dave Steer Director of Advocacy Net neutrality Day of Action + reddit AMA SF no https://blog.mozilla.org/netpolicy/2014/09/04/a-day-of-action-to-protect-net-neutrality/, https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/, http://mzl.la/nnpetition
Anthony Duignan-Cabrera Editor in Chief of the Site-Formerly-Called-Mozilla-Voices The NEW name for Mozilla Voices is... NYC no https://blog.mozilla.org/community/2014/09/04/mozilla-voices-has-a-new-name/
Lukas Blakk, Kronda Adair, Debbie Cohen, Dino Anderson, and the awesome, trailblazing cohort ASCEND Project The Ascend Project is a 6 week, full time training program that provides financial support, equipment, meals, transit, and childcare reimbursement in order to remove many of the barriers to immersive learning in Open Source technology. Portland in da haus No No ASCEND Project
Josh Carpenter Virtual Reality Research Call for generative artists & creative coders SF No Yes

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?
Tom Tromey Jordan Santell SF Office US Remote Firefox Content Tools
Matt Rosenberg ADC Duignan-Cabrera New York Office US Remote Marketing Communications
Brittany Storoz Fred Wenzel Portland Office NYC Apps Engineering
Alberto Pastor Michael Henretty San Francisco Office Barcelona Firefox OS

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

Cloud Services

Messaging

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

QA Community

Automation & Tools

bugzilla.mozilla.org

Notable changes to bugzilla.mozilla.org during the last week:

  • bug 1056162 Bugzilla can now create short URLs for bug searches (using bit.ly)

All changes.

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support