WeeklyUpdates/2016-01-25

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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

  • Big thanks to Emilio Cobos Álvarez and Brian Armstrong for their contributions to WebRTC Platform development. 2 new features landed ahead of schedule thanks to their efforts. (See their awesome work in bug 866513 and bug 987186.)

Upcoming Events

This Week

Monday, 25 January

Tuesday, 26 January

Wednesday, 27 January

  • [Mozilla Monthly Speaker Series] The Right Way to Build Software: Ideals Over Ideology
    • Time + Location: 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm UT @ Mozilla Mountain View + Air Mozilla
    • Speaker: Jocelyn Goldfein has held senior engineering leadership roles spanning from high-growth companies like VMware and Facebook to small startups. As Director of Engineering at Facebook she led Facebook’s push on mobile infrastructure and quality, initiating major new investments in architecture and tooling and helped guide Facebook’s transition to “mobile first.”
    • Host: Nick Nguyen
    • Questions: Submit questions for Jocelyn during the event on IRC #AirMozilla.
    • Hashtag: #brantina


Thursday, 28 January

  • Privacy Lab - 6-8pm at Mozilla SF Office. Privacy for Startups: Practical Guidance for Founders, Engineers, Marketing, and those who support them. Six lightening talks from Mozilla, Startup Policy Lab, Disconnect, CDT, ACLU and Sandstorm. Will also be live and recorded on Air Mozilla.

Friday, 29 January

  • Global Game Jam happening Jan 29th-31st online and at physical locations
    • The Global Game Jam (GGJ) is the world's largest game creation event with 30K participants taking place around the world at physical locations.
    • Mozilla is a Silver Sponsor showing game devs how to build web games http://globalgamejam.org/news

Saturday, 30 January

Sunday, 31 January

Next Week

Project Status Updates (voice updates)

Firefox and Cloud Services

Speaker Location:

Nick Nguyen will provide a quick update on the Firefox 44 releases this week.

Firefox desktop

  • Firefox 44 this week
    • Big one: Web Push! Now can receive push notifications from sites even when they're not loaded in a tab.
      • Looks for a hacks post tomorrow for more information about Web Push.
      • Firefox Developer Edition 46 is out later this week and features new tools for working with Web Push and Service Workers.

Firefox mobile

  • Neat new stuff in Firefox for Android 44
    • Now can set a home page on startup, based on feedback from users
    • Cloud Printing Support
    • Search suggestion replay
  • Areas of focus for the coming months include:
    • Refining the onboarding and first-run experiences to better retain new users
    • Consolidating home panels and beefing up bookmarks management to address user feedback
    • Bringing more offline functionality into the browser experience to provide more value
    • Experiment in providing reminders to users when content has been updated on a page they like visiting
  • Some Firefox for Android specifics
    • Work will continue on getting crash rates back down to where they should on pre-release channels
    • Experimentation with more A/B testing to correlate first-run tour changes with retention
  • Some Firefox for iOS specifics
    • The app is now available in China!
    • Version 2.0 is available for testing, which includes features like Find in Page, Password Manager, 3D Touch functionality, and Spotlight integration

Connected Devices

Speaker Location: Mountain View

Bill Walker will give a quick update on the Web App Developer Initiative. At Mozlando, we talked about three capabilities web app will acquire in 2016 -- reliability, re-engagement, and installability. Two of those are dropping in Desktop this week!

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For details, see Platform Status Page

CTO Update

Speaker Location:

Mozilla Learning Networks

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
Nick Alexander 2 minute introduction to 2 minute builds "Artifact" Firefox builds Mozilla Vancouver space No Slides Artifact build documentation on MDN
Nick Nguyen Work on Firefox Why you need to attend this Wednesday's talk Mozilla MV No No Details
Laura Napoli Communications Data Privacy Day 2016 (Jan. 28) SF commons no Video https://wiki.mozilla.org/DPD_campaign_2016
Mike Taylor I look at broken stuff WebKit aliases in Gecko Vidyo remote (Austin, TX) yes (4:3) slides Non-Standard Compatibility

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?
Arenlor Amy Tsay Mountain View USA Add-on reviews for AMO.
Oliver Sommer Amy Tsay Mountain View Germany Add-on reviews for AMO.

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?
Brian Stack Selena Deckelmann Portland Office San Francisco TaskCluster Platform
Matthew Wein Andy McKay Portland Office Portland Add-ons
Andrew Swan Andy McKay Portland Office San Francisco Add-ons
Michael Ham Tim Murray San Francisco San Francisco Visual Designer, Firefox Desktop
Kate Glazko Pallavi Yaramada Mountain View Mountain View Connected Devices QA
Khanh Nguyen Robb Carroll Mountain View Mountain View A/V Operations
Daniel McLaughlin Michelle Marovich US Remote Mountain View People Department
Heather Durham Jill Van De Ven Mountain View US Remote Business Affairs
Gregory Tatum Jordan Santell Mountain View US Remote (Tulsa) Firefox Devtools
Tilman Kamp Michael Henretty Berlin Berlin Connected Devices

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?
Nihanth Subramanya Drew Willcoxon Mountain View San Francisco Firefox Desktop

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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 (Automation & Tools)

Security

Engagement

PR

Events

Social Support