We’re back!

August 6, 2011

Did somebody say PAAAAAAAARTY!!!?

Uh, yeah, about that: there isn’t actually a party (but you can pull some party poppers if you must!).

So, what’s all this “We’re back!” lark?

Well, some of you may have noticed that over the last week or two we’ve been “Down for Maintenance”.

And what were you doing?

What we were doing was revamping the website, our last website got a little old and dusty, and so we decided at the Community Meetup (which took place last April) to freshen things up a bit, this is the result of that!

That’s all well and good, but what can I do to help out?

Have a look around. We’re not superheroes (or we’re just really modest) and so a few things may be broken – if you do come across anything that doesn’t work as you’d expect please do get in contact.

Hmm… there’s not much here is there?

No, there isn’t, but that’s where you come in; if you’ve got an interesting blog related to Mozilla, the open web, and/or the UK get in touch with us so we can add you to our planet; if you know of an event a UK based Mozillian might be interested in, tell us and we’ll allow you to add it to the events calendar; and if you don’t fit into either of those two categories, visit the contribute page so you can find out how to make this site better for you.

Planning of the next Mozilla UK meetup

September 23, 2010

Today we started planning the next official Mozilla UK meetup. We now have a tentative date set for the end of November and a rough invite list. The aim of this meet is to bring together the UK community to set goals for the future. All major contributors from the UK will be invited + as many UK based employees as possible. I’m sure this will be a great event and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the amazing Mozilla community.

Also, look out for the mozilla-uk.org redesign coming soon, thanks to Fuzzyfox.

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Mozilla UK is moving!

July 14, 2010

Mozilla Europe has just approved our budget request for a new private server. This will see us moving off shared hosting and onto a much better dual core vps. This will enable us to do more with the server such as installing our own Bugzilla installation.

Please bear with us during any downtime during the migration which should happen in the next few weeks.

Thanks,
Tom Ellins
Mozilla UK

Mozilla UK officially open for community contributions

May 29, 2010

Mozilla UK officially open for community contributions

Since we started the Mozilla UK project in December 2009, we have created a community portal with the aim to enable contributors to gain information about Mozilla in the United Kingdom, about the various community projects and about ways to participate in those projects. Now it’s time for something new, we have finally decided to open up the Mozilla UK website to contributions outside of the Mozilla UK administration team.

What does that mean?

This means that everyone who wants to contribute to the site and make a difference can start immediately. Content is no longer restricted to what the administrators want to have on the site, instead, community members can actively participate and form the future of the Mozilla UK website.

To get involved visit mozilla-uk.org/contribute

Thanks, the Mozilla UK admin team.

Mozilla UK hits its first major milestone!

March 17, 2010

A few days ago now Mozilla UK hit the 10,000 unique visitors barrier. While this is almost nothing in the overall scale of traffic on Mozilla sites we see this as a very important milestone for the UK community. Over the past 3 months we have slowly developed the site into a helpful and enjoyable “hub” for current and future contributors to the Mozilla projects. We hope you will help us celebrate this milestone by spreading the word about Mozilla-uk.org and its aims.

Thanks,
The Mozilla UK Team.

(At the time of posting visitor numbers stand at 11,354)Mozilla UK Logo

Announcing the new Mozilla UK Community Portal

January 8, 2010
We have great pleasure in announcing the beta launch of the Mozilla UK Community Portal. Mozilla-uk.org is a portal for users of Mozilla products from the United Kingdom and the English locale. It is designed so one can find information about the various Mozilla projects (Firefox, Thunderbird, Sunbird etc.) as well as information on how to contribute to them.

Mozilla-uk.org is managed by Tom Ellins (TMZ), Leo McArdle (leo) and Tobias Markus (Tobbi), all long term contributors to the SUMO (support.mozilla.com) project.

We welcome all feedback either in the forums at mozilla-uk.org/forum or to webmaster@mozilla-uk.org

Thanks,
The Mozilla UK Community Portal admin team.

What im most looking forward to in 2010

January 1, 2010

2010 should bring many things to look forward to both in my personal life and within Mozilla.

In September I will take a diploma in IT, Systems support to forward my knowledge, hopefully followed by a internship with Mozilla QA in a few years.

Another thing I look forward to in 2010 is the launch of the Mozilla CRM. This should help collate and bring together contributors to the Mozilla project.

My role within the Mozilla community

January 1, 2010

So whats my role within the Mozilla community?

I seem to be the “does a bit of everything guy” Im the guy people come to when they have problems with almost anything.

My daily activities include:

Monitoring Livechat shifts,

Answering questions in the support forum,

Writing Litmus testcases for SUMO, AMO, SFX and Mozilla.org

Writing Selenium automated testcases for SUMO,

Improving documentation on both SUMO and QMO.

Co-owning Mozilla-uk.org

To be honest I have no idea how I got this involved in Mozilla, all I can say is that im very glad I did and love contributing every day.

SUMO 1.5.1

January 1, 2010

What is SUMO 1.5.1 all about?

SUMO 1.5.1 integrates Openfire and Tikiwiki log in’s into 1 easy to use login for both services.

I feel this is a great step forward as this has been a barrier for new contributors to both Livechat and SUMO as a whole.

Cheers to SUMO 1.5.1

Welcome to my new blog!

January 1, 2010

Welcome to my new blog. This blog will keep you up to date with all my Mozilla work along with status updates.

Thanks

Tom.