Pulling the Plug

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Accepted Session
Short Form
Scheduled: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 from 2:30 – 3:15pm in B302/03

Excerpt

In order to keep a tree healthy, you have to prune its branches. This too is the case with an organization’s websites and projects. Let’s look at how Mozilla handles the end-of-life portion of a website’s life-cycle.

Description

The end-of-life portion of a product’s life-cycle is certainly the least glorious, but it doesn’t have to be something approached with sorrow or dread. This talk will be focused on the issues Mozilla is facing with its conglomeration of 130+ websites. We will look at the organization’s process of creating an oversight committee for all of these websites, as well as the subgroup responsible for identifying and taking down websites that no longer supported the organization’s current mission. We will discuss the privacy, security and political issues that the organization has faced during the removal of a website, as well as the act of documenting a website’s role and purpose in the Mozilla Website Archive. Finally, we’ll look at the process of defining end-of-life plans for all new campaign websites prior to launch.

Speaking experience

Speaker

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    Ryan Snyder

    Mozilla

    Biography

    Ryan Snyder is an employee of the Mozilla Foundation. He is a founder of Foodgeeks and Noms.in. He is the former co-founder of Shizzow and Cram Session.

    Sessions

      • Title: Pulling the Plug
      • Track: Business
      • Room: B302/03
      • Time: 2:303:15pm
      • Excerpt:

        In order to keep a tree healthy, you have to prune its branches. This too is the case with an organization’s websites and projects. Let’s look at how Mozilla handles the end-of-life portion of a website’s life-cycle.

      • Speakers: Ryan Snyder