WeeklyUpdates/2017-03-06

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  • join irc.mozilla.org #airmozilla for backchannel discussion
  • Presenters only: Vidyo room "Brownbags". Do not use this room if you're not planning to speak.
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    • sip:conf8600@mozilla.com or, for some clients, sip:conf8600@anonsip.scl3.mozilla.com (may not work for all rooms)
    • Gmail Chat (requires Flash and the Google Talk plugin): paste +1 650 903 0800 into the Gmail Chat box that doesn't look like it accepts phone numbers
    • SkypeOut is free if you use the 800 number
    • If you plan on presenting, please join the Vidyo BrownBags 20 minutes prior to the start of the meeting and announce to the A/V Technicians that you will be speaking so that they can confirm your Audio and Video.

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 @iamvp7 and @mte90net for their enthusiasm and input on "Build Your Own WebExtension Add-on for Firefox," a new activity for the Activate campaign!
  • Huge thanks to Polish game developer & Mozilla Tech Speaker Andrzej Mazur aka end@r aka Captain Rogers for his support of Mozilla activities at GDC and around town last week.

Upcoming Events

This Week

  • WebExtensions Triage
    • 10:30am PST; ACE Vidyo Room
    • No 'good first bugs' triage for the add-ons team this week.
    • Join the add-ons team to discuss design-decision-needed WebExtensions APIs and WebExtensions Experiments!
    • To submit a WebExtensions Experiment for discussion, please open an issue on the web-ext-experiments github repo.

Monday, 06 March

Tuesday, 07 March

Wednesday, 08 March

Wednesday, March 8th is International Women's Day! Stay tuned for an update!

Thursday, 09 March

SUMO Social and Forum Support Day for Firefox 52: It would be a pleasure to have you on Thursday in joining.

  • Sign up in the etherpad https://goo.gl/
  • Sign up for a Support Forum account as a contributor:by registering and pinging guigs, vesper or madalina in irc #sumo to be added to the role as a SUMO Contributor. If you are a returning user, please reset your password for your old account, as the old password was not migrated.
  • Social Support please stay tuned if you signed up, we are currently looking for new spots to open up. However in the meantime, check out the Twitter account and Mozilla Facebook pages to answer user questions.

Friday, 10 March

  • Web Games Day is happening at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid on March 10th for the full day.
    • This is a collaborative effort organized by Mozilla's DevRel team with the Mozilla Developer Roadshow team to include speakers and sessions for anyone who wants to build web games.

Saturday, 11 March

Sunday, 12 March

Next Week

Habits are behaviors that become regular, ongoing actions that don’t require thought or intention. Or, per Merriam-Webster, “an acquired mode of behavior that has become nearly or completely involuntary.”

Creating software that is habit-forming entails tapping into key human psychological drivers such as rewards, social validation and personal fulfillment. These drivers are at the foundation of developing experiences that drive product growth. Perhaps the biggest benefit is to software makers is significantly lower costs to acquire and maintain active users.

But what about the user? Is it manipulative to create habits for people so they can use your products without giving it a conscious thought? To “get in their heads” to ensure they use our software? Do we want people to use our products involuntarily?

Nir Eyal has built and invested in products reaching hundreds of millions of users including AdNectar, Product Hunt and EventBrite. He’ll draw on core psychological tenets to show how we can create products for users that are habit-forming. And he’ll show us how we can do this in a way that we feel good about - to “build the change we see.”

  • Host: Chris More
  • Questions: During the event join us on IRC #AirMozilla and direct questions to @diane
  • Hashtag: #MozillaSpeakers

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
Sierra Reed Keep it social International Women's Day San Francisco No Super Special Slides N/A
Valerie Casey Open Innovation Team Update on the Equal Rating Innovation Challenge San Francisco No View slides ERIC
Mike Hoye I solve problems. Engineering Onboarding, GSOC and Google I/O. MoTo no no -
Asa Dotzler Firefox Roadmap Firefox 52 Update MTV no no https://wiki.mozilla.org/Firefox/Roadmap/Updates
Nate Weiner Pocket Founder & CEO Pocket update: week 1 & new Pocket betas coming for iOS and Android Pocket office (SF remote) No No Pocket Beta for iOS [1] and Android [2]
Amy Tsay Add-ons! Helping developers transition and port to WebExtensions MTV no no Sign up to help

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Mitchell Baker Chairwoman Mozilla's Worldview MTV no View Slides Sign up to get involved
Larissa Shapiro D&I Lead Outreachy June-August Remote in Santa Cruz No Outreachy project list N/A

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.

Who is being introduced? Who are you? (the introducer) Where are you doing the introduction? Where are they from? How will they be part of Mozilla?
Josephine Leung Sean Rich SF Commons San Francisco Enterprise Content Manager
Daniel Kessler Janis Greenspan SF Commons Oakland, CA Sr. Marketing Manager, Internet Health
Lucius Bono Corey Shields PDX Commons Portland, OR (IT) Client Systems Engineer
Alicia Gray Marshall Erwin Remote from DC MTV Trust & Safety Team
Matt Miller Joe Hildebrand Remote from Denver Denver Password Manager Team

Fireside Chat

A chance to hear from leadership at Mozilla, and have a short Q&A about a specific topic.

This Week

David Bryant, VP Engineering, Platform

Martin Best, Director of Platform Product Management

Topics

WebAssembly, A Game-changer For The Web

A cartoon intro to WebAssembly from Lin Clark!

The implications of WebAssembly are huge. WebAssembly is a low level compile target that allows native-like performance in the browser. This new standard, a cross-browser evolution of asm.js, will enable amazing video games and high-performance web apps for things like computer-aided design, video and image editing, and scientific visualization. Over time, many existing productivity apps (e.g. email, social networks, word processing) and JavaScript frameworks will likely use WebAssembly to significantly reduce load times while simultaneously improving performance. Unlike other approaches that have required plug-ins to achieve this level of performance in the browser, WebAssembly runs entirely within the Web Platform. This means that developers can integrate WebAssembly for CPU-intensive calculations (e.g. compression, face detection, physics) into existing web apps that use JavaScript for less intensive work.

Come join David Bryant, VP Engineering, Platform, Martin Best, Director of Platform Product Management and others at a fireside chat where we will discuss this exciting new Web technology and answer questions.

You can submit questions in advance on the Moderator page (link), or ask them live on Air Mozilla using a Mozilla Space mic or in #airmozilla on IRC.