WeeklyUpdates/2014-11-17

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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

  • Thanks to Richard Milewski for launching Air Mozilla access on the Roku platform so people can watch Mozilla events on their home TV screens. (And for open sourcing your bowties to the Mozilla community!)

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 17 November

  • (kinda late) Firefox 10th Anniversary Party in Zurich, Switzerland. We'll have cake too!
  • ApacheCon Europe Nov 17th-21st 2014 in Budapest, Hungary
    • Attending Mozillian Jason Weathersby
    • ApacheCon brings together the open source community to learn about and collaborate on the technologies and projects driving the future of open source, big data and cloud computing.
  • MEF Global Forum Conference Nov 17th-19th in San Francisco, CA
    • Speaker Rick Fant
    • MEF Global Forum is a must-attend international gathering for senior executives who are looking to grow their mobile business and meet potential partners from around the globe. The two-day program also features the Meffy’s, an Awards Gala Dinner, and various networking activities which offers an exciting new perspective and deal-making platform for mobile success.

Tuesday, 18 November

  • MozillaWiki community call: 8:30 AM PST, 16:30 UTC, all are welcome.
  • Learning Resource Directory community call: 13:00 PST (21:00 UTC) via Vidyo (details).
  • Join the Matchstick development team to discuss the concept of the first Firefox OS powered HDMI dongle for TVs, being released in February 2015. Developers will get to see media-casting demonstrations, try out some basic apps, and discuss potential content and gaming opportunities on TVs through paired interactions with Firefox browsers and Firefox OS phones. Event is hosted at San Francisco common area at 4:30 PM. Live stream and archive will be on Air Mozilla: https://air.mozilla.org/matchstick-developer-meetup/ or on Mozilla's Roku channel: http://bit.ly/1ohNXgT

Wednesday, 19 November

Be independent with your web browser and your web site.

Create or update your personal site — wherever you host it, shared, VPS, or at home; static, dynamic, WordPress, or other software.

Join a gathering of people with like-minded interests. Bring your friends that want to start a personal web site.

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



  • JSCONF Asia and CSS CONF Asia Nov 19th-21st 2014 in Singapore
    • Mozillian Arky attending
    • CSSConf is an event that wants to bring designers in touch with web implementation and front-end devs closer to the design thinking. It's a one-track 1day international conference and part of the CSSConf world-wide events series. JSConf is for web developers of all flavors, to educate, inspire and entertain about the technologies and methodologies that make for a greater web experience

Thursday, 20 November

Friday, 21 November

  • NetHui South 2014 Nov 21st-22nd 2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand
    • Mozillian Blair McBride attending/speaking
    • NetHui South 2014 is a 2 day event that serves as a platform to bring together those involved with or interested in Internet issues from all round New Zealand, with a focus on Canterbury and the South Island
  • CODAME ART & TECH Virtual Reality Event Nov 21st 2014 in SF, Mozilla Commons Area
    • Mozillian Josh Carpenter speaking
    • Join hackers and artists at Mozilla San Francisco, as CODAME presents an evening of virtual reality experimentation and education. Be inspired, meet other VR pioneers and see how easy it is to start building your own VR worlds on the open web
  • Codemotion Madrid Nov 21st-22nd 2014. Madrid, Spain.
    • Mozilla Hispano will be there with a Booth and 2 talks related to Firefox OS.
    • One of the biggest techie events in Spain, with more than 2.000 attendees. More info on the website.

Saturday, 22 November

  • Adacamp Bangalore 22nd and 23rd November 2014. Bangalore, India.
    • AdaCamp is a conference dedicated to increasing women’s participation in open technology and culture: open source software, Wikipedia and other wiki-related projects.

Sunday, 23 November

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox

Speaker Location: Johnath (Toronto), then Chris More (Mountain View)

Firefox for Android

Speaker Location: Finkle (remote)

  • New tablet UI is enabled by default on Nightly

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: SF (Jaime Chen)

  • In The News:
    • Africacom, the major mobile technology event for Africa was last week. Rick Fant was highlighted as a speaker at the event.
    • Following up on news of FirefoxOS's entry into African markets, a lot of press coverage, including coming out from the conference:
      • Quote: “Alcatel is also a partner for Mozilla's Firefox OS, with the web giant set to bring the platform to Africa and South Africa. When can we expect Firefox phones from Alcatel then? "We are looking at bringing Firefox devices to South Africa in 2015," Wittman said, with the first devices launching in Q1 2015. The company has four Firefox OS devices in total, but the first wave will see two phones launched in SA, in the form of the Fire C and Fire E. Wittman said the Fire C will have a "sub-R1000" price tag and the Fire E will have a "sub-R2000" price-point.”
  • 2.2 Release Update:
    • Dev Start : 2014-11-24 (Gecko 37 will be on m-c and gaia master)
    • Feature Landing Readiness: 2015-02-09
    • Feature Landing : 2015/02/23 (Gecko 38, base for FxOS 2.2 will be on mozilla-aurora and gaia v2.2 branch created)
    • Feature Complete : 2015-04-06 (Gecko 38 moves to mozilla-beta and mozilla-b2g38_v2_2 is created)

Cloud Services

Speaker Location:

Content Services

Speaker Location:

Webmaker

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Communities

Speaker Location:

Web Compat

Speaker Location: vidyo (miketaylr)

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
Armen Zambrano Automation and Tools Engineer A-team's mission Toronto Please show http://slides.com/armenzg/mozilla_ateam_mission--2/live Live slides Live slides dev.platform survey A-team mission
Christie Koehler Community Building Building a Learning Resource Directory (LRD) Portland No N/A blog post with more details, Learning Resources

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
Aaron Meihm Joe Stevensen Mountain View Remote; Canada OpSec
Lynda Acojido Anika Briner Mountain View Mountain View People

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

Two Device launches Last Week - We've now added Russia (Megafon) and Philippines (Cherry Mobile) to the list of countries where FxOS devices are available. Go Team! (See http://nickdesaulniers.github.io/where-is-firefox-os/ ).

Platform

Cloud Services

Content Services

  • Content Services General
    • About to post our work week schedule and welcome all to attend
  • Tiles
    • Technical posts coming to Advancing Content
    • Post Tiles announcement, we're monitoring the state of the debate online and will follow up with more communications in the coming weeks

Messaging

  • Thunderbird is preparing for our 10th year anniversary on Dec 7, with a total budget of $200.
  • Thunderbird, as the dominant open-source desktop messaging client, has been approached by Fastmail to implement their JMAP protocol for messaging (a JSON-based replacement for IMAP and ActiveSync), which also has preliminary support from Google and Apple.

Mobile

IT

Release Engineering

QA

Test Execution

WebQA

QA Community

Automation & Tools

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

  • FOSDEM 2015. January 31st to February 2nd. Bruselles, Belgium.
    • Gently reminder: Deadline to submit your proposals: December 1st.
    • We will announce the accepted talks on December 15th.
    • More info on Discourse topic (how to submit the talk, suggested topics, etc).
      • Feel free to reach franc at mozilla dot com for any inquiry.

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