The Mozilla Reps Council and module Peers met for 2 days over this weekend to solidify plans for 2014 and re-calibrate the vision and goals of Reps in general to align with our ambitious organisational goals around growing community. Traditionally billed as Council meetings, these bi-yearly sessions are designed to get the project leaders together to work on planning and strategy for the program. The program has made a huge impact, but to ensure continued impact we have to continually assess the program to make improvements and work on future strategy. The Council provides the general vision of the program and oversees day-to-day operations globally. The Peers oversee the Council and provide input and vision on the program in general. Also at the meeting were guests William Reynolds (Community Tools, including reps.mozilla.org), Konstantina Papadea (Budget and Swag), Michelle Thorne (Foundation), Marcia Knous (QA), and Rosana Ardila (SUMO).
Initial disclaimer: this is not an official Mozilla space, but a community space.
Mozilla Slovenia wrote about it [sl]:
Nino wrote about it:
From a community perspective, this gives us a physical home where we can lay a foundation and grow further. We’ve grown this year from 4 active members to about 15, and while we are spread out across the country it is useful to have a place where people can drop in any time to work. It is also great for events. The desk space is small, but if we grow locally and more people come in to work, I see that as a good problem to have and we’ll scale up.
In a previous post I talked about how we were in full swing on a community building tour in the European Nordic countries. Here is the full story of what happened. If you can’t see the embedded slide show in this post, you can find the story over on Storify.
How does this format (Storify) work for you? Would you like to see more stories like this about Mozilla events? Are there any other sharing tools you would recommend?
Remo Camp 2013, a set on Flickr.
It was a weekend of yellow vests, paella, brainstorming, planning, and much more. I’m confident that Mozilla Reps has a bright future after being in the company of such passionate and talented people from all over the globe.
Earlier in April (4-7 April to be exact) I was in Istanbul to speak [slides] at Free Software & Linux Days at Bilgi University, the main FOSS conference in Turkey. I spoke their previously in 2010. This time I got great support from Mozilla Rep Selim Sumlu and we had a stand to show off some Firefox OS demo devices. I also had the opportunity to speak on a panel at a brief afternoon session at Bogazici University. One of the main reasons of the trip was community building, as Mozilla Turkey has been suffering in that regard.