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    blog for Monday Sept 29 & OPW Presentation

    29 Sep 2014 »

    Outreach Program for Women presentation and Q & A with Marina

    OPW had 8 rounds of recruiting, 120 who have completed the application process and 45 who were accepted.
    Marina said 18 in the program have landed jobs. The most popular project in the program is Linux Kernel. OPW seeks women from underpriveledged backgrounds, men should not be deterred from applying and all in the Ascend Project are elligible. There are OPW alums so the connections continue after the program ends. Partipating organizations included: Gnome, Wikimedia, Xen Project, Python, Mozilla, Perl.

    Application deadline for the next round is October 22. Applying ahead of time is encouraged as there are some items to complete when submitting. Internship dates are December 9, 2014 to March 9, 2015.

    The Foss OPW website is at: https://gnome.org/opw/

    Mozilla Community Meeting Some of us in the Ascend Project have noticed it has been mostly (all?) male new hires. This week three women (new hires) were announced and two male new hires.

      Mozilla CEO Chris Beard gives a brief summary of Ten Years of Firefox Activities.  Nov. 9, 2014  Firefox will be 10.
    

    5 bugs

    24 Sep 2014 »

    5 bugs - 658179* Firefox Bookmarks 732529 Add-ons Public Pages 1053798 Thunderbird Folder & Msg 917094 Core Video/Audio 822459* Mozilla QA Moz tests

    • on e-mail CC: list

    5 bugs

    24 Sep 2014 »

    5 bugs - 658179* Firefox Bookmarks 732529 Add-ons Public Pages 1053798 Thunderbird Folder & Msg 917094 Core Video/Audio 822459* Mozilla QA Moz tests

    • on e-mail CC: list

    SECOND Week Blog

    19 Sep 2014 »

    Second week blog Monday Sept. 15 Worked on creating badges. Others got mine so I know that it went out. Not sure I downloaded all 20 as that would be the max. May work on awarding badges where the recipient has to “pass” a test, not just claim it.

    Weds 9/17 3 guests today Gregg Lind, Chang, and Ilana This is one of the best aspects of the Ascend Project. Getting a presentation/visit from Mozillians and others in their field. One thing I gained is that if a bug/glitch happens on a browser - - Report it! It could prevent someone else from having the same problem and you will likely know more about why this happens/keeps happening.

    Thurs 9/18 Automated bug tests. Fancy stuff and the setup isn’t simple but it can sure save a lot of work, especially the repetitive, tedious stuff. Mozmill is what we learned today. I needed help setting this up. All the computer stuff is still AnotherWorld-foreign to me.

    this is the results of the Mozmill automated testing on Thurs 9-18:
    http://mozmill-crowd.blargon7.com/db/2f982f72826307fed840a3b11c3bedbf
    

    Fri 9/19
    One thing I wanted to do was to log into IRC outside of class. Will check into this. Today we were looking into the Mozmill test. How to make repetitive tasks easier and a great tool for testing sites and debugging. And Crash Me and program that actually crashes the browser.


    SECOND Week Blog

    19 Sep 2014 »

    Second week blog Monday Sept. 15 Worked on creating badges. Others got mine so I know that it went out. Not sure I downloaded all 20 as that would be the max. May work on awarding badges where the recipient has to “pass” a test, not just claim it.

    Weds 9/17 3 guests today Gregg Lind, Chang, and Ilana This is one of the best aspects of the Ascend Project. Getting a presentation/visit from Mozillians and others in their field. One thing I gained is that if a bug/glitch happens on a browser - - Report it! It could prevent someone else from having the same problem and you will likely know more about why this happens/keeps happening.

    Thurs 9/18 Automated bug tests. Fancy stuff and the setup isn’t simple but it can sure save a lot of work, especially the repetitive, tedious stuff. Mozmill is what we learned today. I needed help setting this up. All the computer stuff is still AnotherWorld-foreign to me.

    this is the results of the Mozmill automated testing on Thurs 9-18:
    http://mozmill-crowd.blargon7.com/db/2f982f72826307fed840a3b11c3bedbf
    

    Fri 9/19 to be cont.