Since the start of this year, Participation Infrastructure team has a renewed focus on making mozillians.org a modern community directory to meet Mozilla’s growing needs. This will not be an one-time effort. We need to invest technically and programmatically in order to deliver a first-class product that will be the foundation for identity management across the Mozilla ecosystem.
Mozillians.org is full of functionality as it is today, but is paying the debt of being developed by 5 different teams over the past 5 years. We started simple this time. Updated all core technology pieces, did privacy and security reviews, and started the process of consolidating and modernizing many of the things we do in the site.
Our first target was Profile Edit. We chose it due to relatively self-contained nature of it, and cause many people were not happy with the current UX. After research of existing tools and applying latest best practices, we designed, coded and deployed a new profile edit interface (which by the way is renamed to Settings now) that we are happy to deliver to all Mozillians.
Have a look for yourself and don’t miss the chance to update your profile while you do it!
Nikos (on the front-end), Tasos and Nemo (on the back-end) worked hard to deliver this in a speedy manner (as they are used to), and the end result is a testament to what is coming next on Mozillians.org.
Our next target? Groups. Currently it is obscure and unclear what all those settings in groups are, what is the functionality and how teams within Mozilla will be using it. We will be tackling this soon. After that, search and stats will be our attention, in an ongoing effort to fortify mozillians.org functionality. Stay tuned, and as always feel free to file bugs and contribute in the process.