Mozilla Bug WeekDo you run Mozilla? Is there something about Mozilla that bugs you? Do you have an itch you want to scratch?
Bug WeekFrom Saturday October 27th to Sunday November 4th, mozilla.org will be running a "Bug Week". Experienced Mozilla hackers will be available to help anyone who wants to get involved with the Mozilla code. Engineers from companies using Mozilla or Mozilla technologies, interested onlookers, and those who are involved with the project, but have never hacked on the code, are all welcome to come along at any point during the week and get their feet wet.
You'll be shown round our world-class web-based tools ( Bugzilla, Bonsai, Tinderbox, LXR), and led through all the steps between discovering a problem and having your patch checked in to the Mozilla source tree. After checkin, those fixes and features will be appreciated by an audience of millions in Mozilla derivative products.
Bug Week will be happening on IRC: irc://irc.mozilla.org:6667/#bugweek . Mozilla's nightly builds even include a chat client, ChatZilla, to make it even easier to participate. Look for people whose nicks begin with "BW_". We hope to have people there most of the time, although the help may be concentrated when the US West Coast or Europe is awake.
For more information, contact Gervase Markham. If you plan to attend at some point, please let him know what you are expecting to get out of the week, so he can be sure it's provided. :-) We have a page of resources which it might help to familiarise yourself with before you start.