Some of my thoughts about attending the Mozilla Whistler All Hands 2019
How did I get the chance to join the event?
Starting from 2017/8/27, I sent my first PR to Servo.
After that, I keep actively contributing to the Servo project. Until May 2019, I've sent 63 merged PRs.
Also, not only contributing to Servo itself, I've learned a lot from Servo CI so I also tried to contribute to one of the CI repo which will sync upstream WPT tests.
How was the event?
There's a welcome party and Josh guided me to meet those Servo members who also joined the welcome party.
It's kind of the first day of the All Hands that Mitchell Baker had a Keynote talk in that morning.
(There're also keynotes on day 3 to day 5 from other managers)
- During All Hands, it’s still working hours for Mozilla Employees. So, it was a busy week for everyone there.
- For Servo team, we have sessions almost until 5pm from Tuesday to Friday (Day 2 to Day 5).
- There was a demo session from many teams. (ex. Servo, Firefox Lockwise, Firefox Monitor, Firefox DevTools, TaskCluster and more services!) It's pretty fun!
Also, there's a closing event in the last day on the mountain that you can see a beautiful sunset.
Thoughts after the event?
- It’s really a GREAT experience to meet those Servo members.
- I learned more from them while having meetings with them, even I don’t understand everything.
- Contributing to Servo is the best choice I’ve ever done.
- As a front-end engineer, it’s really great to work for browser engine and it’s important to know and understand how browser works.
- For sharing my experience of Servo contribution, I will start to write a blogpost series and have a talk in WebHack meetup (in English). Also, I’ve applied CFP for Rust.Tokyo; if I have the chance to talk there, I will have the hitchhiker’s guid of Servo contribution in the talk there!
- It’s hard to always have free time to contribute to open source as a contributor (the other Servo contributor also said this) but my next step is to implement <script type=module> for Servo and it’s on half way!
- If I have time, I’ll wish I can understand more how Servo works in much more lower-level and share it to more people.