Yesterday marked my two-month anniversary with Mozilla, and as I never officially announced the start of my employment there (at least not via my blog), I figured it was time to write a post about it.
I realize that this may be news to some readers of this blog, so I'll start with a bit of background. I have been a Mozillian for quite some time, actively contributing to projects primarily for the Web QA department, but also doing a bit for Automation. I have been heavily involved in open source development for several years, and the goal of providing users with more choice through open source software is one that is near and dear to my heart, so taking a job with Mozilla made perfect sense. I am glad to say that it has been everything that I had hoped it would be, and more.
I am now a member of the stupendous Web QA team.
In addition to that I spend quite a bit of time with Jenkins, which we use for Continuous Integration, and more recently I helped to build an IRC bot using node.js and MongoDB. I plan to write a separate post about that in the near future.
As I mentioned above, it's been a great experience thus far - something I can recommend to anyone. If you're interested in finding out what it's like to be a Mozilla contributor, and having a chance to learn new or improve upon existing skills in testing, Python, Selenium and/or Git, you should check us out. You can find me and my Web QA colleagues in #mozwebqa on irc.mozilla.org, which is really the ideal place to get started. We also have a mailing list that you can join, and you can always find more information about who we are and what we do via our QMO Page. I hope to see some of you online soon!