WeeklyUpdates/2014-10-20

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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

Najlepša hvala to Matjaž Horvat for contributing the Slovenian localization of the Firefox Activations Directory.

Kristján Oddsson for contributions to http://careers.mozilla.org/

Thanks to Kory Salsbury for flashing the Firefox OS phones for the Corozal Web Training Camp.

Thanks to everyone who's been contributing to App Localization efforts via our Transifex project, which has now logged 300 participants. Special shout-outs this week to the Bengali (Bangladesh), French and German translators who localized the official Firefox OS Notes app :

Richard Milewski for being in Portland last week and helping record the Air Mozilla videos for the Ascend Project final presentations. He set up a channel so they are easy to find, did a demo for the Ascenders on how they can edit/alter the existing video as well as submit new content, and he also came through when all the things broke down on Friday to still make sure our second set of presentations got recorded. THANK YOU!

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 20 October

  • Chris Heilmann's "Bringing social back to social media" TEDx talk is out, featuring stage vandalism and hedgehogs.
  • Good practices in web development (french): Anthony Ricaud and Julien Wajsberg spoke during last week's Paris-Web conference.
  • HTMLDevConf
    • San Francisco, CA Oct 20-21
    • Mozillians Josh Carpenter and Vlad Vukicevic speaking
      • HTML5Devconf is the largest gathering of technical software developers, designers and decision makers in the world focused on Internet software technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, CSS, node.js and other cross platform web, mobile and server technologies. Josh and Vlad will be speaking on Virtual Reality and the Future of the Web.

Tuesday, 21 October

  • Learn Python Week 1 - Interested in learning python, or learning more about python. We'll be using the free online version of "Python the Hard Way". See curtisk in #python for more details.
    • [EDT; 12:00][PDT; 09:00][CEST;18:00][GMT; 16:00][NZDT; 05:00]

Intern Presentation

  • 1:30PM - Alex Bardas, "TBD" MV
  • Bi-weekly Marketplace community meeting is notes-only this week: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Marketplace/Community/Meetings. Check it out for updates on the new step-by-step guide on contributing Marketplace front-end code, and add your own!
  • CampusLink Tijuana
    • Tijuana, MEXICO Oct 21-22
    • Odin Mojica speaking
    • Campus Link is an initiative that began three years ago in Chihuahua, México; born with the purpose of gather people coming from diverse universities for a day full of activities related with technology and innovation.

Wednesday, 22 October

Homebrew Website Club Meetup

  • Chicago, Portland, and San Francisco (@MozSF 1st floor)!
  • 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?beta#bottom

Thursday, 23 October

  • Bug Bash on Firefox OS v2.1 Please join us by contributing as little as 15 minutes of your time.
  • Discourse maintenance @ 2200 UTC (3p US/Pacific). Duration 10 minutes. See health.mozilla-community.org for more details.
    • Change our email delivery service from Mandrill to Amazon SES (bug 1080703)
    • Add email addresses to categories (bug 1081738)
    • Change homepage to category view (bug 1081740)
  • SAE Alumni Convention in Berlin, Germany - Chris Heilmann talking about "Don't be afraid of new tech in browsers"
  • Learn Python Week 1 (session 2)- Interested in learning python, or learning more about python. We'll be using the free online version of "Python the Hard Way". See curtisk in #python for more details.
    • [EDT; 16:00][PDT; 13:00][CEST; 22:00][GMT; 20:00][NZDT; 09:00]
  • VR Brownbag! https://air.mozilla.org/virtual-reality-the-web-next-steps/
    • 10:30am PT on Air Mozilla
  • Reps Weekly Call at 15:00 UTC, status updates about Reps program, join us on vidyo or air mozilla.
  • Soledad Penadés speaking about "Embracing failure" at ⌘R Conf in trendy hipster Shoreditch, London
  • Free Software and Open Source Symposium (FSOSS)
    • Toronto, Canada Oct 23-24
    • Mozillians Regnard Raquedan, Mike Hoye, Mekki MacAulay, Kieran Sedgwick, David Humphrey, Tharshan Muthulingam are participating
    • "Open Source means something different to everyone. At this year’s FSOSS we will be exploring the different ways in which open source is being used around the world to enhance various sectors of industry such as education, emerging hardware, and software. The two day event will engage educators, developers, and industry in a showcase of the different uses of open source and the different people who are a part of its ever expanding community."

Friday, 24 October

  • Mozfest, duh
  • ZTG Game Dev Convention
    • October 24-26 in Poznan Poland, Andrzej Mazur speaking
    • GameDev Convention is a side event of Poznan Game Arena, one of the biggest game expos in Europe and the biggest in this Arena. Over 45,000 visitors come to see the games and touch the gaming hardware from nearly 60 particpating expositors.

Saturday, 25 October

  • Mozfest
  • Google Summer of Code
    • Mountain View, CA
    • Mozillian Andre Luiz Pontes Natal participating
    • "Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. We have worked with the open source community to identify and fund exciting projects for the upcoming summer." Andre is working on enabling Voice Input in Open Web / Firefox OS, more info can be found here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/SpeechRTC_-_Speech_enabling_the_open_web"

Sunday, 26 October

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

Speaker Location: Toronto (Johnath, to start with...)

  • Humble Mozilla Bundle is live and amazing
  • Thank you to the POODLE herders.
  • Firefox 10th anniversary campaign update: MTV (Arcadio)
  • Firefox 10th community update MTV (Jessica O)

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: MTV - Asa Dotzler and Li Gong

  • Firefox OS In The News:
    • Zen Mobile's Firefox OS phone, which I mentioned last Monday as becoming available in India sometime in October for Rs. 1,999 (~$32) launched last Thursday and saw 15,000 orders in the first 24 hours.
    • Matchstick, the HDMI casting device on Kickstarter, has nearly 15,000 backers and almost 4x their initial funding target, and they've still got more than a week to go. Recent reports suggest that it will have an ad-hoc mode, something that will differentiate it from Chromecast.
  • Flame Updates:
    • Many of us have been experiencing significant regressions with the latest Flame base image (v180) and so we've got a new one on the way. We'll announce the availability of the new base image in dev.b2g and dev.gaia *and* on the new low-volume, Flame News list.
    • Flames have been in critically short supply but I've got an order coming in real soon now. If a reference phone is something you need to do your job and you don't have one yet, please email me and let me know.
    • Flame retail sales will wrap up in about 5 weeks. If you're planning on purchasing a Flame, you'll want to move on that soon.
  • Firefox OS Development:
    • Over the previous week, 91 Firefox OS contributors landed approximately 200 patches.
    • Firefox OS saw patches from two first-time contributors this week.
      • Mitchell Van Der Hoeff had his fix for Gaia Cost control accessibility Bug 1069599 - Usage: Settings screen: sub-headers should be level 2.
      • And the second new contributor patch comes to us from the star of the recent Taiwan New Hire video hit sensation, Sean Lee. Sean landed a fix for Gaia Contacts bug Bug 1078978 - When the user searches for a contact that is already selected for exporting, the checkbox next to the contact name should be checked.
  • Ultra-affordable Firefox OS phone update - Li Gong

Cloud Services

Speaker Location:

Content Services

Speaker Location: NYC: Sean Bohan

  • Tiles
    • Final fixes to Tiles in Firefox are being uplifted
    • Tiles delivery service is being load tested in prep for release
    • Setting out testing plan for geolocation based delivery of Tiles
  • User Personalization (UP)
    • Firefox Interest Dashboard slated for release on AMO to coincide with Firefox Anniversary celebration.
    • It will be available for everyone to 1) view their interest history visualizations and categorizations and 2) discover new content related to their interests.

Webmaker

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Communities

Speaker Location:

Web Compatibility

Speaker Location: miketaylr (vidyo)

Mozilla IT

mjeffries, San Francisco


SSL Configuration Update

Moz IT / Web Operations will be making SSL/TLS changes to the majority of websites / web apps hosted by Mozilla IT tomorrow at noon Pacific time. Check your email for more details. If you have any concerns about a site you own, please let us know beforehand so we can make any needed adjustments.


Single Sign On (SSO) Update

IT’s Single Sign On (SSO) effort, where we provide you the benefit of using your LDAP credentials to log into 30 different Mozilla SaaS applications, has reached it’s first milestone. At present, here are the Mozilla cloud applications that support SSO:

  • Workday
  • Smartsheet
  • Jobvite

Other cloud applications that are scheduled to move to SSO include:

  • EchoSign
  • ServiceNow
  • Expensify

IT will provide updates as more applications become available. We plan on migrating applications to SSO on a weekly basis.

SSO Mini FAQ

As we deliver this service to more users, there have been some questions that have come up. here are some of the most common, as well as resources you can go to for more information :

Why are we doing this?

By standardizing our cloud apps to use SSO, we begin to streamline the account lifecycle management process - reducing our security exposure, creating better operational efficiencies while simplifying the user experience

Am I handing my LDAP info to a third party (Okta)?

Your LDAP information is provided to an IDP server (Okta) within Mozilla’s trusted boundary - it does not go to the open web A SAML assertion (with no LDAP info) is the only thing that goes to the open web to talk to the cloud application and authenticate you

When will we be done?

We plan on completing the transition to SSO in a six month period that started in September 2014. Completion is scheduled for March 2015 with our known list of 30 apps. IT will provide updates as we go

Where can I go to get more information? Check out these links to learn more about SSO, federation, and how these tools work together to give you one less thing to worry about in your day-to-day at Mozilla: SSO Architecture: https://mana.mozilla.org/wiki/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=40044646

And if you have a cloud app that you feel could benefit from SSO, drop a line to the SSO IT team at sso-it@mozilla.com. We are happy to help!

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
Jen Bertsch, ADC, and Greg Jost Brand stuff! And news editor Optimally redesigned web pages, TOS, and #embraceopen SF, NYC, Paris No https://docs.google.com/a/mozilla.com/presentation/d/1zRfFnpmDOih6iTsQNRoquLgqhNe8iqCaS6GPXA3fZ8M/edit#slide=id.p #embraceopen

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?
Michael Ellis Bill Walker Mountain View Remote Content Manager
Thomas Daede Jack Moffitt Remote Mountain View Codec Engineer
Kyle Poffenroth Jill Alvarez San Francisco San Francisco University Recruiter
Josephine Tanumijaya Sheeri Cabral (put us last, please) Mountain View Mountain View Senior Data Analyst, Tableau
Adah Waseka Lizz Noonan SF SF TechWomen Emerging Leader

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

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support