Mozilla Paris Bugs Squashing Party


Category Code Contributions, Firefox OS, Web Development


Hashtag #mbspfr

Description A whole week-end to find and resolve bugs through Bugzilla and Github. Learn what Bugzilla and Github are, and how it works, and then, enjoy thanks to some specialists ! There will be some specialists for every language Mozilla is using. Guest star : Josh Matthews, the creator of Bugs Ahoy!

Venue 16bis Boulevard Montmartre

City Paris

Area Paris

Country or Region France

Bugzilla Squashing Party, it's a whole week-end dedicated to find and resolve bugs through Bugzilla (or other Mozilla tools).

Come, and learn what Bugzilla is, how it works, and then, file your first bug, or create your fist patch !

You want to participate to the Rust adventure ? To see your name in the Firefox OS code ? To interact with the JavaScript Virtual Machine ? An army of Mozilla employees will be there for YOU. They will share their experience with you, explain you all the Mozilla processes, and of course, review your code!

You've never contributed to the Mozilla code, but you think you have the skills to do so? Josh Matthews, the creator of "Bugs Ahoy" (, a fantastic tools which is proposing you good first mentored bugs, will be there for YOU!

Here are all the employees who will be there during the whole week-end, and here are their specialties:

  • Josh Matthews : C++ and JavaScript developer, he also contributes to Rust/Servo, and is the community engagement lead for Firefox engineering.

  • Vivien Nicolas : JavaScript and HTML5 (and XUL!) developer, he is the Firefox OS Gaia tech lead.

  • Simon Sapin : (SimonSapin #servo)Python and Rust developer, working on CSS specifications at W3C and their implementation in Servo.

  • Nicolas B. Pierron (nbp, #jsapi #ionmonkey) : C++ developer, who is working on the Just-In-Time compiler of JavaScript.

  • Jan Keromnes (janx, #b2g) : Web Developer Tools and Firefox OS

  • Paul Adenot (padenot,, #media) : C++ developer who is working on everything relatedto audio and video in Firefox : , , Web Audio API, WebRTC. He can help on a lot of parts of Firefox.

  • Nicolas Silva (nical" #gfx #developers #rust) : C++ developer working on graphics rendering in Firefox. Also contributes to Rust.


Saturday :

9am - 9.30am : welcome + breakfast

9.30am - 10.30am : Introducing the Mozilla mentors of this event

10.30am - 11am : talk "Bugzilla, how it works?"

11am - 11.30am : talk "What is Bugs Ahoy"

11.30am - 1pm : Bugs squashing!

1pm - 2pm: lunch

2pm - 7pm: Bugs squashing!


9am - 9.30am : welcome + breakfast

9.30am - 10am : what has been done yesterday + Q&A

10am - 1pm : Bugs squashing!

1pm - 2pm: lunch

2pm - 7pm: Bugs squashing!

About Bugzilla:

Bugzilla is a "Defect Tracking System" or "Bug-Tracking System". Defect Tracking Systems allow individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their product effectively. Most commercial defect-tracking software vendors charge enormous licensing fees. Despite being "free", Bugzilla has many features its expensive counterparts lack. Consequently, Bugzilla has quickly become a favorite of thousands of organizations across the globe.

What Does Bugzilla Do?

  • Track bugs and code changes

  • Communicate with teammates

  • Submit and review patches

  • Manage quality assurance (QA)

Bugzilla can help you get a handle on the software development process. Successful projects often are the result of successful organization and communication. Bugzilla is a powerful tool that will help your team get organized and communicate effectively.

The official Bugzilla website

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