WeeklyUpdates/2015-09-14

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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

  • Thanks to Michael Kohler and André Fiedler for coordinating our participation at the upcoming TV Hack Day Berlin!
  • Thanks to Anubhav.worklinux for fixing bug 1004036, making the little things in Firefox OS not just functional, but beautiful.
  • Thanks to Durwasa Chakraborty for fixing bug 1166202, making the Firefox OS RTL support more complete.
  • Thanks to everyone (Staff & Volunteers!) who wrote a post for Mozilla Hacks blog in August and early Sept, special shout out to first time Hacks authors: Philipp Hancke (US), Michael Layzell (Canada), Chun-Min Chang, Shiqi "Mash" Gao (Taiwan), Jan Jongboom (Netherlands), Sebastian Zartner (Germany), Gloria Dwomoh (Greece)
  • Thanks to every Mozillian who wrote a letter of recommendation for another Mozillian as part of the Participation Leaders Global Gatherings initiative. \o/
  • Thanks to Cristian Silaghi and Baadur Jobava of Romanian l10n community for all their hard-work on weekends and evenings, to ensure the launch of FFOS phone in Romania is a success!
  • Thanks to Noitidart for his frequent and helpful contributions to the Add-ons Forum and add-on IRC channels.

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 14 September

Tuesday, 15 September

Wednesday, 16 September

  • JSFOO from 16th to 20th in Bangalore India
    • JSFOO is back again with its fifth edition. This year is about the future of JavaScript, bringing 700+ people together to talk about creating the future of the web.
    • We have Tech Speaker Rabimba presenting.
  • Web Unleashed from 16th to 17th in Toronto Canada
    • 2 days, 4 tracks, Front end developer focused content expecting 800 attendees
    • Mozillian Potch speaking on Web Workers Beyond The Wall and facilitating "Gluttony of Tools" fireside chat.

Thursday, 17 September

  • Rest Fest happening 17th-19th in Greenville, South Carolina
    • REST Fest is a collaborative RESTful Web Services conference now in its 6th year, focusing on building a collaborative space.
    • Mozillian Jason Weathersby attending

Friday, 18 September

  • Webdev Beer and Tell at 2PM Pacific in the Webdev Vidyo room (and streaming on AirMo)
    • Open to the public!
    • Monthly get-together where webdevs across the community show off their side projects.

Saturday, 19 September

Sunday, 20 September

Next Week

Thursday September 24, 2015, 9am PT / noon ET / 4pm UTC - Mozilla Mountain View + Air Mozilla

Monthly Brantina: "Should I Put it On Yammer?"

How do you respond when people at Mozilla ask you this? Do you sigh, roll your eyes, let out a small resigned laugh? Most of us know that many seemingly-benign posts can devolve into a debate nobody expected, necessarily wanted or knows what to do with. Our September Brantina speaker, Deanna Zandt will provide a deeper understanding of how our brains work when we’re engaged in online discussions which can help us communicate better, make better decisions, be more productive, and ultimately engage with more people driving richer, more dynamic outcomes.

Our monthly Speaker Series aka Brantinas are for the public so please invite your colleagues to attend live or via the stream. Views represented by our speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of Mozilla.

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox and Cloud Services

Speaker Location:

Firefox OS

Speaker Location: MTV

Bill Walker will speak about a new initiative focused on the mobile web apps that users discover organically, use offline, and reengage with. We think same combination of service workers, web push, and the w3c app manifest that fuels the New Gaia Architecture and Progressive Apps will be tremendously valuable to web developers everywhere.

As an example of what's possible, here's a demo of Fred Wenzel's FireKey.org working offline in multiple browsers using serviceworkers. FireKey.org provides passwords for two-factor authentication at sites like github.com.

CTO Update

Michael Bebenita San Francisco: The state of royalty-free video, Alliance for Open Media and the IETF NETVC Working Group ([1].)

Content Services

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Advocacy

Melissa Romaine, San Francisco: Application deadline for 2016 Open Web Fellows host organizations has been extended to Oct. 9. (Link to application form.)

Webmaker

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Communities

Speaker Location:

Speakers

The limit is 3 minutes per topic. 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. The meeting is streamed in a 4:3 format in order to allow for split screen. If your slides are 16:9 "widescreen" format, please indicate in the "Sharing" column below.

Presenter Title Topic Location Sharing 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, 4:3 or 16:9) Links to slides or images you want displayed on screen Link to where audience can find out more information
Kyle Lahnakoski Statistics and Visualization ActiveData Toronto yes 4:3 PowerPoint PDF

Wiki

Ali Spivak MDN View Source Conference Mozilla SF no Slides View Source Conference Website

Wiki

Michelle Marovich Recruiting Textio Launch / Debiasing the Hiring Process Mountain View no Textio Website Details on how to use Textio
Jonathan Griffin Engineering Productivity Engineering Productivity Survey remote no http://goo.gl/forms/RKgyjGLPVR
Guillermo Huerta AV Ops VidyoDesktop 3.5 Mountain View no

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 Introduced by Speaker location New Volunteer location Will be working on
Who is the new volunteer? Who will be introducing that person? Where is the introducer? Where will the new person be contributing from? What will the new person be working on?
Steven Harris Amy Tsay Mountain View USA AMO add-on reviews

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?
Jakob Olesen Jim Blandy Portland Office Portland Office JavaScript JIT/ARM to begin
Helen Holmes Jeff Griffiths Vancouver Office Remote Devtools UX

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

Web QA

QA Community

Engineering Productivity

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

  • Knowbility - our View Source Conference Web Accesibility Sponsor is inviting Mozillians to participate in their challenge: We believe in everyday heroes who solve real world challenges like accessible technology for all. If you are a web developer anywhere in the world, up for a truly global challenge, looking to make a real difference, register for ‪#‎OpenAIR2015: The web accessibility challenge. Hacking will continue onsite at the View Source Conference Nov 3+4th in PDX!

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