Virtual Summit 2020 Talks and Times

Axel Grude axel.grude at gmail.com
Tue May 5 18:00:13 UTC 2020


Hey Ryan, I am sad I missed it (super busy here doing garden + renovating) - is there 
a playback somewhere?

Axel

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> *Subject:*Re: Virtual Summit 2020 Talks and Times
> *From:*Ryan Sipes <ryan at thunderbird.net>
> *To:*Tb-planning at mozilla.org <tb-planning at mozilla.org>
> *Sent: *Tuesday, 5/5/2020 16:55
>
> As a reminder, the first talk (mine) - *Thunderbird in 2020 *is in a little over at 
> hour at *17:00 UTC*.
>
> Tune in and learn the incredible growth the project has seen over the course of the 
> last couple of years and what we plan to do now.
>
> The talk is taking place in Zoom, in the Thunderbird status meeting room 
> <https://mozilla.zoom.us/j/549511776>.
>
> Looking forward to seeing you there.
>
> Ryan
>
> On 4/28/2020 11:55 AM, Ryan Sipes wrote:
>>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> Sorry for the radio silence on the Virtual Summit. After conversations with 
>> presenters around times and dates it seems that the consensus was having a more 
>> spread out Summit where people could tune in over a longer period and have more 
>> time to digest the content was better. Also, I decided to forgo the Doodle polls as 
>> presenter availability was more limited for some than I anticipated. There is still 
>> one talk time TBA (as you'll see below). I will post updates to times to this 
>> thread if things change.
>>
>> 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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