Recap of Day 1 @ Mozilla
13 June, 2011 § 7 Comments
Today was my first day working at Mozilla.
To start the day, I had a new hire orientation in the Holodeck conference room. We covered the benefits and standard I-9 documentation things.
From there we had the Mozilla Project-Wide meeting in Ten Forward where we learned about upcoming details of the Firefox 5 launch as well as an update from PR.
Lunch was catered Hawaiian food, but due to a longer than normal project-wide meeting, the Firefox team meeting was bumped to 12:45. At the Firefox team meeting, I learned about our team offsite in Monterey, CA in mid-July. We’ll be heading down there for a couple days (and flying in people who work remotely) so that we can have some good team-building time and get a lot done😀 Following that meeting we went out to lunch.
We brought the food back to the office, and I got started setting up my desk and computing environment. I’m running a Lenovo 15″ laptop with an Intel Core i7 with 8 GB of RAM, about equivalent to my then-beefy home desktop. I’ve got the computer set up to display output on three displays (the built-in laptop display, and two 24-inch displays rotated in portrait mode).
I followed this with a short meeting between myself, a new intern, and our manager. We talked about the branching/rapid-release cycle that Firefox is now on and how that affects landing changesets.
So it seems that my day was filled with meetings, but it sure doesn’t feel like it. I got to meet tons of people today and am super excited for tomorrow as I will start working on my first bug-fix for Firefox.