Virtual Summit 2020 Talks and Times

Ryan Sipes ryan at thunderbird.net
Tue Jun 2 16:32:16 UTC 2020


The Thunderbird Vision talk is starting in 30 minutes! Join us to talk 
through what the future of Thunderbird should look like!

It'll be happening in the status meeting room 
<https://mozilla.zoom.us/j/549511776>.

On 5/28/2020 12:43 PM, Ryan Sipes wrote:
>
> Hey all,
>
> A couple of changes have been made to the schedule
>
> Just a reminder that the following talk was rescheduled:
>
>
>     *Thunderbird 78 Overview*
>
> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>
> Host/Speaker: Magnus Melin [:mkmelin] <mailto:mkmelin at thunderbird.net>
>
> Thunderbird 78 is coming up in mid 2020. This presentation is an 
> overview of what we can expect to see in that release.
>
> *Date/Time: June 4, 17:00 UTC*
>
> And a discussion has been added:
>
>
>     *Thunderbird Vision*
>
> Type: Discussion
>
> Host/Speaker: Ryan Sipes [:ryanleesipes] <mailto:ryan at thunderbird.net>
>
> Let's have a (respectful) discussion about what Thunderbird is and 
> isn't - and what the future could look like.
>
> *Date/Time: June 2, 17:00 UTC*
>
> I expect there to be another talk added some time in early June.
>
> For the most up-to-date schedule, check out this page: 
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/2020_Virtual_Summit
>
> Ryan
>
> On 4/28/2020 11:55 AM, Ryan Sipes wrote:
>>
>> All talks will be recorded and posted to LBRY and YouTube, so if you 
>> miss a talk don't worry. The schedule is posted on this page of the 
>> wiki <https://wiki.mozilla.org/Thunderbird/2020_Virtual_Summit> (as 
>> well as below) - and the links to the videos after the talks will be 
>> posted to that page after the talk is done.
>>
>> The talks will take place in Zoom, in the status meeting room 
>> <https://mozilla.zoom.us/j/549511776>.
>>
>> So, here is our list of talks and times:
>>
>>
>>     *Thunderbird in 2020*
>>
>> Type: Presentation
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Ryan Sipes [:ryanleesipes] <mailto:ryan at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> This presentation covers the changes Thunderbird underwent in 2019 
>> and early 2020 as an organization, and our plans to make 2020 the 
>> best year for Thunderbird yet.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 5, 17:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *Taking care of the tree*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Magnus Melin [:mkmelin] <mailto:mkmelin at thunderbird.net>?
>>
>> Short presentation of how Treeherder works, how to star failures, 
>> file bugs and such.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 7, 13:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *Hey, we got designers!*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Alessandro Castellani [:aleca] 
>> <mailto:alessandro at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> How we're working towards a consistent visual identity and improving 
>> usability through design iterations, and how we're trying to do it 
>> without upsetting you too much.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 12, 17:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *How to begin with Thunderbird Development: A guide for
>>     University students and Junior Developers*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Khushil Mistry [:khushil324] 
>> <mailto:khushil at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> This presentation and discussion would cover my journey as a GSoC 
>> student and Thunderbird Intern. I will talk about the difficulties I 
>> faced and how university students and junior developers can start 
>> their contribution with Thunderbird.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 14, 16:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *Why we might want to start type checking our JavaScript and how
>>     that could even work*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Paul Morris [:pmorris] <mailto:paul at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> JavaScript is a dynamically typed language, but now TypeScript 
>> <https://www.typescriptlang.org/>'s tooling can be used to statically 
>> type check plain vanilla JavaScript files 
>> <https://www.typescriptlang.org/docs/handbook/type-checking-javascript-files.html> 
>> (with some help from JSDoc <https://jsdoc.app/>). Type checking 
>> offers various benefits that include catching certain classes of bugs 
>> sooner (before they get to users) and making code easier to 
>> understand. Tools like ESLint and Prettier have improved 
>> Thunderbird's JavaScript code and developer experience. Would type 
>> checking be a good next step and how might that work?
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 19, 17:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *Developing integrated OpenPGP support*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Kai Engert [:kaie] <mailto:kaie at kuix.de>
>>
>> An update will be given on the progress of the ongoing effort to add 
>> integrated OpenPGP support to Thunderbird, about the work that is 
>> still ahead of us, and we'll discuss your questions.
>>
>> *Date/Time: (TBA)*
>>
>>
>>     *The importance of white space, a UI experiment*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Alessandro Castellani [:aleca] 
>> <mailto:alessandro at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> A little journey on how we can drastically improve the usability of 
>> Thunderbird by carefully implementing empty spaces.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 26, 17:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *Thunderbird 78 Overview*
>>
>> Type: Presentation & Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Magnus Melin [:mkmelin] <mailto:mkmelin at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> Thunderbird 78 is coming up in mid 2020. Overview of what we can 
>> expect to see in that.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 28, 13:00 UTC*
>>
>>
>>     *How to Improve Thunderbird Documentation*
>>
>> Type: Discussion
>>
>> Host/Speaker: Ryan Sipes [:ryanleesipes] <mailto:ryan at thunderbird.net>
>>
>> This discussion would cover how we might improve developer and 
>> enterprise user documentation. Would also like to touch on how to 
>> make the developer documentation easier to find for new contributors.
>>
>> *Date/Time: May 28, 17:00 UTC*
>>
>> ---
>>
>> If you have an feedback or wanted to submit your own talk or 
>> discussion item - please ping me and I will do my best to 
>> accommodate. This is our first of this type of event since I've been 
>> on the team so I am sure there is much that we will learn along the way.
>>
>> Ryan
>>
>>
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