Weekly UK Community Call [Wednesday 19 December 2018]

[Completed] New shiny TAGS. Gone back as far as Jan 2017. Soz for the post order reshuffle due to this. Did I mention they’re shiny?

1st March 2018 - Just a couple of us on the call this week. We mostly talked about the cold weather, snow, and strategised how we might bring more to these calls.

Next week will take action by beginning to openly define steps toward engagement. We’ll be starting right at the beginning of a (soon to be) new community member.

If that might be you, or you would like to get involved at this early creation stage, please join us Thursdays on one of these open calls. We’d love to have your voice with us building these new foundations.

8th March 2018 - Working through a couple of personas. Purely fictional people, previously been engaged with Mozilla, and more recently slipped through the net. How to reconnect with them.

Collaborative document link. An archive has been created so if you’re reading this at a later date, please copy, edit, or remix.

CALL NOW ENDED CLICK HERE to download the software in advance of the call next week! If you’d prefer to dial in using a phone, or even software like Skype, we’ve got you covered too! We’re back every Thursday from 19:00.

Thursday March 22nd, 2018 UK Community Call @ 19:00 - 20:00 UTC.

We’re back next Thursday March 29 from 19:00 BST (+1 UTC).

Thursday March 29th, 2018 UK Community Call. Checking in a bit late here but will make myself available for the next hour! 19:30 - 20:30 BST (+1 UTC).

We’re back next Thursday April 5 from 19:00 BST (+1 UTC).

Placeholder for April 5, 2018.

Agenda for this call will be building leaders and mentors in our community.

I’ve been fortunate enough to have been part of Open Leaders since round 2. It covers building an open source project and methodology toward attracting and growing a community of contributors in open source projects.

Now in its 5th season I find myself as a mentor in this program. I’ll be extracting this particular component from the 12 week training series as I feel our particular community has a number of individuals who would benefit from mentoring newly onboarded.

An important component of our onboarding is ensuring we all feel supported, are provided with an opportunity to teach others what we have learned, and skill those new additions to our community throughout.

A special onboarding MozCoffee will be taking place Saturday April 28. GO HERE to find out more about that event and get tickets to take part.

Download the [deleted live links] software ahead of the Thursday call.

Link to the Vidyo room for tonight’s open call removed. Next week I’ll be unavailable. I’ll try to get anothe volunteer to make themselves’ contactable at the same time.

UK Community call happened. 3 of us strated preparing volunteer onoarding and designing Mozfest Vols apps workflow.

Weekly UK Community call took place.

Don’t forget we’ve got a MozCoffee London this Saturday and I’m starting to getting excited for the Mozilla UK Community Picnic in Hyde Park on June 2nd. All our event tickets over HERE in Tito.

Call took place. Catch up over our individually complex days, further discussion about Mozfest vols apps design, Privacy Lab, Ada Lovelace Day, Picnic, sessation planning etc.

Next call due May 10, at 7pm.

I’m hosting an event that day, so might be busy at this time (the pub). FuzzyFox is likely stepping in to work on some more planning.

Next call due May 17, at 7pm BST.

Via feedback from @plwt we’ll be switching to using ZOOM for our video calls. There’s been trouble for some users in other projects too recently, especially for users on Linux distros. We carried out a test May 13 and it went all OK.

My room for connecting on Thursday is [deleted zoom link]
If you’d like to test it first, please ping me in IRC, Matrix, or here in Discourse. It does also allow recording.

Ethically I’d also like to try out the Open Source alternative JITSI. I misnamed that on Sunday as Jira. Ooops!! Matrix and Rocket.chat use Jitsi.

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It was great to be part of a weekly call and I really appreciated it.

The discussion was wide-ranging from the new privacy indicators in Nightly to the format of big Mozilla events, to how we can help support and possibly grow the UK community - all a good use of time.

The Zoom software was easy to use and did everything we needed it to do We did not get round to testing Jitsi, but maybe this is something we can do next week.

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Today’s call happened. Yay! Topics of discussion were:

  • Firefox Support Sprint (we’ll participate June 3-9)
  • What supporting general users is really like
  • Android virtualisation needs - for me that sounded like a Snap instance of Android Studio
  • The mysterious testing tool :sparkler:
  • UK Community Picnic (June 2)
  • Why I had to cancel May 26 Mozcoffee
  • Onboarding contributors
  • Mentoring program
  • New cookies option in Nightly
  • 2FA in Firefox user accounts
  • Emerging Tech projects
  • Mobile GeckoView
  • All-hands
  • Mozfest onboarding meets content

I was a little short on time to cover last week’s call. Apologies for anyone inconvenienced by this!

Thursday June 28th call will be going ahead as planned.

  • Link to Zoom from 7pm [deleted zoom link] (Desktop, iOS, Android)
  • To join via a phone dial +44 203 695 0088 and meeting ID: 851 320 458#
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Another weekly call in the bag. Quite a chunky review of a ton of projects, Mozcoffee, Mozfest, testing android apps, onboarding new contributors, Ada Lovelace Day, Privacy Lab, UK events, and more. It was a good one. This next week has even more not listed there. Plenty of opportunties for you to get stuck in even if you’re new to us.

Thursday already! Another UK-wide community call TONIGHT from 7pm BST.

I’ll be trying something a little different tonight…

testing JITSI

Meet Jitsi uses WebRTC, and is free and open source (FOSS). Link to follow…

Meeting over ran and I could not get Jitsi camera to work. Defaulting to Zoom

Available the next 30 mins.

Trying Jitsi again tonight ftom 7pm UK time. [edit: this failed, link now deleted]

If that does not work for you, please message below in this thread and we’ll default back to Zoom: [deleted live link]

Test results on Jitsi:

  • again the video would not work
  • tested in Nightly it worked, came back 45 mins later it would not. Restart Fx and it connected at last.
  • poor resource use in Linux
    • seemed to work OK on my Arch but an HTOP saw all 4 cores running at about 90% with one thread running at 140%
    • on Seburo’s Linux box you could hear the fans running like it was going to crash any second
  • defaulted back to Zoom
    • it uses around 50% less resources on both our laptops

I will be testing Vidyo WebRTC on another call in a couple of weeks at last. Will be interesting to see how they manage to implement the APIs. Having worked on the MDN web docs for WebRTC I can appreciate how complex that ecosystem is.

For now I don’t feel Jitsi is right even for our small group. We’ll likely use Zoom next time unless someone comes up with a better solution to the problem.