Moving to Toronto
As many of my fellow Mozillaians probably know already, I’ve moved to Toronto to work full-time for Mozilla Corporation. It’s been a very exciting process so far. Toronto seems like a great city, and it’s been very nice to meet some of the fellows which I’ve been known only online in person, and it’s even greater to get a chance to work with this group of very smart people on the project that I love. This is the best deal that anyone can get: making a living by working on something that you love, in a great place with the great community which we know as the Mozilla Community.
I arrived on Thursday night, and these few first days have been very busy for me, trying to find a place of my own to live and trying to get to know the city and the new environment. A large portion of these initial things have now been taken care of, and I’ll hopefullly be able to devote my full attention to my the work very soon now.
So, let me give you an overview on what I’ll be working on. Most people in the Mozilla community know me for implementing the Private Browisng feature in Firefox 3.5. I’ll continue working on that as the owner of the private browsing module, but my main focus is going to be on the layout team, specifically on adding bi-directional support to Mozilla’s SVG engine. You can follow this work in bug 311545. I also have worked on many different issues on the Mozilla codebase, so you’ll still be seeing me contribute to random bits and pieces here and there as well. I will also continue my work in my smaller project, such as the Persian localization project, as well as RTL support for the Mozilla’s XUL engine as well as AMO. I also hope to be able to devote some of my time to the Electrolysis project, which I guess is the Next Big Thing in Mozilla.
I’ll also try to blog more often from now on (this very post is 5-6 days overdue!). I also plan to add some more information about me and my projects on this web site, something which I have wanted to do for a long time now.
Oh, and did I mention that you can now reach me at my new email address: ehsan at mozilla dot com?