July 11 Wed (now at 1pm) Pacific Brownbag: Challenges to Mozilla adoption in China

When: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 12pm 1pm PT (rescheduled by 1h)
Where: Mountain View 10 Forward and Air Mozilla, should also be recorded

China has an internet landscape that is different from much of the world.

In this brown bag, we explore the Chinese internet environment and factors affecting Mozilla adoption in China:

* Internet Explorer version skew
* Implications of text input being difficult
* Proliferation of plugins
* Web / banking compatibility

as well as some initiatives undertaken by Mozilla Online (our Beijing friends in China).

Gary Kwong is a Mozilla engineer based in Mountain View, California. This will purely be a sharing session of Gary’s own personal experience based upon a week of observation and interaction with our Mozillian friends in Beijing in mid-June 2012.

See you there!

Edit: A recording is now available on the Air Mozilla page. PDF slides are also available, along with the short video on Mozilla outreach in China.


Fuzzing at Mozilla brown bag on January 30, 1pm PT

Fuzzing [1], a form of randomized testing, it is an integral portion of the testing process at Mozilla. Crashes, hangs, assertions and various security problems, such as memory safety problems, are discovered through fuzzing [2].

Thousands of bugs in Mozilla applications have been found using fuzzers. In particular, 3 of the fuzzers have been responsible for more than a third of critical security bugs.

Drop by on Monday, January 30, at 1pm Pacific Time in 10 Forward, where we will host a brown bag session sharing a high-level overview on how fuzzing is used to discover these issues and how you can help us find more bugs.

The brown bag should be available on the public Air Mozilla ( https://air.mozilla.org/ ) and archived here.

See you there!

Gary Kwong
Mozilla Security Research and Testing

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuzzing
[2] http://www.squarefree.com/categories/fuzzing/