How Fast are Mozilla Foundation production apps?

By | 2017-09-03T14:12:08+00:00 September 3rd, 2017|devops|

Using webpagetest.org (a really useful tool and available to run on your own server), I generated a little app competition for a few of our Mozilla Foundation production apps. Over the last few days, I’ve thrown a bunch of charts at you newly available from NewRelic. We’ve been adding more and more apps with this capability, so here is some more fun data. First, thimble.webmaker.org   As my boss has noted, though, app server performance is not the same thing as user experience or browser performance. Though we recently added monitoring of AWS resources in New Relic [...]

Mofo Foundation Metrics Presentation

By | 2017-08-31T12:52:00+00:00 August 31st, 2017|devops|

Today, Ross Bruniges(@rossbruniges, fellow Mozillian) and I gave a presentation to our fellow Mozilla Foundation engineers about metrics and how to get the data for a data driven operation. The purpose of our presentation was not to dictate or announce how we would do metrics, but to really begin a process and conversation. Integrating metrics into your organization can be done in a painfully large number of ways, so part of the challenge we have and you may have is that there are so many options.  I think the trick here is to pick something, start small, lay out a basic [...]

Game Days – Coming Soon to a Webmaker Near You

By | 2017-08-31T12:39:11+00:00 August 31st, 2017|devops|

This week, I attended a couple great conferences and talked with some of the brightest minds this side of the world in DevOps at both Velocity Conference in Santa Clara followed by DevOps days. Game Days – Coming Soon to a Webmaker Near You A few of my friends were in those conferences giving talks, and one that stood out to me was one I lived through. Dylan Richard, our boss as Director of Engineering at Obama for America 2012, gave a talk about building resilience in applications, infrastructure, and teams. This talk is precisely a subject we’ve talked about a [...]

LGBT and Our New CEO at Mozilla

By | 2017-09-05T05:55:03+00:00 August 31st, 2017|mozilla|

Mozilla CEO Brandon Eich Comes Under Attack from Mozilla Employees On March 24th,2014, Brandon Eich was appointed Mozilla CEO and rightfully so as he had previously held the position of CTO from the 90s when Mozilla was formed out of Netscape.He was also one of the founders alongside Mitchell Baker. However, his period in office was short-lived serving as CEO for only 11 days, as he was forced to step down after facing massive opposition from the Mozilla and the LGBT tech communities. In 2012 it was uncovered that the then Mozilla CTO had made a $1000 donation to [...]