Virtual Summit 2020 Talks and Times

Ryan Sipes ryan at thunderbird.net
Tue May 26 22:56:39 UTC 2020


Alessandro's Talk, *The Importance of white space, a UI experiment *has 
been added to YouTube:

https://youtu.be/pbhrssxFWzA <https://youtu.be/pbhrssxFWzA>

On 5/26/2020 10:32 AM, Ryan Sipes wrote:
>
> The following talk begins in the 30 minutes, see you there!
>
>
>     *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*
>
> *The talks will take place in Zoom, in **the status meeting room 
> <https://mozilla.zoom.us/j/549511776>**.*
>
> 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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