MozCamp Beta – India Weekly Update (13-June)

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MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore.

 

Hi all!

Welcome to Week Five of our MozCamp Beta – India updates! We’re packing our bags and getting ready to head to India next week, so it’s been full steam ahead for the MozCamp team this week.

MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore. As we work through the details of this event and future MozCamps, we’ll keep the Mozilla community up-to-date on this blog (in addition to weekly voice updates on the Project call).

You can always check out the Wiki, (including FAQs) for more information, but please feel free to respond to this post by subscribing and posting to the Events Mailing List or by pinging us on IRC in #MozCamp2014.

Thanks so much for your support!

This week:

  • Content session rehearsals for all facilitators happened on Thursday via IRC
  • Teaching kits and learning activities are being created using Webmaker
  • Content and session materials continue to be finalized and integrated with the other sessions
  • Communications and a pre-event survey went out to all MozCamp Beta – India attendees, with follow-up surveys to come throughout next week
  • On-site logistics, including room pairing and travel, are being finalized and locked
  • Based on feedback from the rebranding survey, the Mozilla Creative team met to go over the naming options. These will be shared with the wider community for feedback shortly.

Next week, we will continue to finalize session content/structure and finalize travel & event logistics while staff and attendees make their way to India. Onsite rehearsals will happen on Friday, June 20, while the event will run through Sunday.

After MozCamp Beta – India wraps next week, we will have an update on branding, timing and locations of the larger events happening later this year. Thank you for your patience as these pieces come together.

MozCamp Plan:
The strategy and plan for 2014 can be found here. This document offers some good background and framework for MozCamp but it’s best to refer to the MozCamp 2014 Wiki for the most up-to-date information.

The MozCamp planning team meets weekly on Tuesday’s and we post our meeting notes here. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please post them it or ping us on IRC #mozcamp2014. I will be in the US during MozCamp Beta India, SO

Thanks for reading!
Lizz Noonan

 

Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday

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If you’re interested in helping new people get involved with Mozilla, join us Thursday for an open community building forum.

Firefox 30 New Contributors

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With the upcoming release of Firefox 30, we are pleased to welcome the 62 developers who contributed their first code change to Firefox in this release, 49 of whom were brand new volunteers! Special thanks to Sezen Günes for compiling these statistics for this release. Please join us in thanking each of these diligent and enthusiastic individuals, and take a look at their contributions:

MozCamp Beta – India Weekly Update (06-June)

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MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore.

 

Hi all!

Welcome to Week Four of our MozCamp Beta – India updates!

MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore. As we work through the details of this event and future MozCamps, we’ll keep the Mozilla community up-to-date on this blog (in addition to weekly voice updates on the Project call).

You can always check out the Wiki, (including FAQs) for more information, but please feel free to respond to this post by subscribing and posting to the Events Mailing List or by pinging us on IRC in #MozCamp2014.

Thanks so much for your support!

This week:

  • Content session rehearsals for all facilitators happened on Wednesday this week
  • Teaching kits and learning activities are being created using Webmaker/li>
  • Content and session materials continued to be developed and refined
  • Local community members were selected as content area co-facilitators and lightning talk presenters
  • On-site logistics continued to be finalized, including room pairing and travel
  • Based on feedback from the rebranding survey, the Mozilla Creative team is working on event branding for the larger events later in the year

Next week, we will continue to work on session content and finalize travel & event logistics. We are aiming to have a virtual rehearsal session next week. Stayed tuned for more information on follow-up rehearsals, both virtual and on-site. We will also have an update on branding, timing and locations of the larger events happening later this year.

MozCamp Plan:

The strategy and plan for 2014 can be found here. This document offers some good background and framework for MozCamp but it’s best to refer to the MozCamp 2014 Wiki for the most up-to-date information.

The MozCamp planning team meets weekly on Tuesday’s and we post our meeting notes here. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please post them it or ping us on IRC #mozcamp2014.

Thanks for reading!
Lizz Noonan

Enabling Communities that have Impact Town Hall next Tuesday

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Next Tuesday, June 10, at 10:00 AM PDT (17:00 UTC), we’ll be having a Town Hall to discuss the goal to increase the number of active contributors at Mozilla by 10x this year.

Photo by Marcia Knous

Photo by Marcia Knous

You can take part by joining one of Mozilla’s spaces, watching the video on Air Mozilla or hanging out in #townhall IRC.

We’ll start with providing some information about why we have this goal, what we’re doing about it and where we’re headed.

The second half will be structured as a Q&A session. Please submit any questions that you’d like to have answered.

Choose your own adventure, Firefox Marketplace, and more…

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about:mozilla is a round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.

Choose your own adventure with What Can I Do for Mozilla
What can I do for Mozilla?
We want to keep you connected to contribution opportunities that are right for you, so we created What Can I Do for Mozilla? to do just that.

Whether you’re interested in education, coding, documentation, or translation, this site will help you find the right place to get involved. Contribution can take on many forms, from teaching the web with Webmaker to writing code for Firefox.

The only question that remains is, what can you do for Mozilla?

Tell us what apps you want to see on the Firefox Marketplace

Our community has been building amazing apps for Firefox Marketplace using open web standards.

We recently launched this page to get your feedback on your favorite apps. We can feature single apps, a collection of apps, local apps, and more, so tell us about your favorites!

Want to build your own apps? Join MDN, the Firefox developer network. You can also learn html5, the newest standard of html, through the Mozilla Developer Network.

Firefox Affiliates 2.0 connects you with your favorite Mozilla products

In 2011, we launched the Firefox Affiliates program, which allows you to embed buttons on your personal website to share your love of Mozilla. This program allows you to make our products better and support our mission with just a few clicks.

This week, we’re proud to announce the new Firefox Affiliates’ new look! With almost 100,000 affiliates and growing, we can join together to promote innovation, opportunity and openness on the Internet.

If you aren’t a Firefox Affiliate yet, why don’t you become one today? If you already are, we are sure you will love the new platform as much as we do and invite others to become one as well.

  • Mozilla’s WebDev team tells you all about the new affiliates program on their blog.
  • See which affiliates are leading the charge with the new affiliates leaderboard.
  • Want to know what’s next for Firefox Affiliates? WebDev’s roadmap will tell you.

Featured Contributor: Peiyong Lin

A long time Firefox user, Peiyong Lin first contributed to Mozilla in October, 2013. As a coder, he has written a variety of patches for both Firefox and Servo and also provided translation and volunteer encouragement for his local community.

Peiyong is a programmer finishing up his degree at Sun Yat-sen University in Guandong Province in China and loves to dive into Firefox projects to grow with Mozilla.

Regarding his involvement, he says, “It’s very exciting when you know that people may have a better experience when they get access to the Internet… Mozilla has the power to shape the future of the Internet. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get involved?”

Thank you for making the web a better place, Peiyong!

Photo of the Week

Photo of the week

Some Firefox fans at the 15º Fórum Internacional de Software Livre. Photo by Ricardo Pontes. Find more pictures of the event on Flickr.

Upcoming events
* Ongoing – Remote: Webmaker Training
* May 27 – June 8 – Tamil Nadu, India: MozCafe Chennai
* June 5 – Mayence, Germany: RheinMainJS
* June 7 – Kampala, Uganda: Womoz Launch Party Uganda
* June 7 & 8 – Vancouver, Canada: Mini Maker Faire Vancouver
* Find even more near you on the Events Calendar

Get Involved
These are just some of the available contribution opportunities. Learn more about other ways to get involved and find other Mozillians in our community who share your interests.

About about:mozilla
about:mozilla is a contributor-led email newsletter. Check out our credits.

Want to be a part of the next issue? about-mozilla@mozilla.com

For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. You can also subscribe to the email version.

MozCamp Beta – India Update (30-May)

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MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore.

 

Hi all!

Welcome to Week Three of our MozCamp Beta – India updates!

MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore. As we work through the details of this event and future MozCamps, we’ll keep the Mozilla community up-to-date on this blog (in addition to weekly voice updates on the Project call).

You can always check out the Wiki, (including FAQs) for more information, but please feel free to respond to this post by subscribing and posting to the Events Mailing List or by pinging us on IRC in #MozCamp2014.

Thanks so much for your support!

This week:

  • Registration closed, with 80 community members confirmed to attend
  • Wiki continued to be updated
  • Content and session materials continued to be developed and refined
  • Began discussions around timing and locations for larger MozCamps later this year – more to come soon!
  • Local community members conducted a site visit to the JW Marriott in Bangalore

Next week, we will continue to work on session content and finalize travel & event logistics. We will also be having the first content session rehearsals next week.

MozCamp Plan:

The strategy and plan for 2014 can be found here. This document offers some good background and framework for MozCamp but it’s best to refer to the MozCamp 2014 Wiki for the most up-to-date information.

The MozCamp planning team meets weekly on Tuesday’s and we post our meeting notes here. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please post them it or ping us on IRC #mozcamp2014.

Thanks for reading!
Lizz Noonan

Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday

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If you’re interested in helping new people get involved with Mozilla, join us Thursday for an open community building forum.

Stewards Survey Recap: help us help you

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A few months ago, Mozilla’s Community Building Team ran a survey of all the Mozilla stewards. Stewards are community builders who work to bring in volunteers in both functional and regional areas primarily through the Get Involved page. We received forty six responses to our twenty two question survey, and the results provided the motivation and direction to help the Community Building team focus and better scale for the rest of the year.

As a team, we work to support people across the project building trusting and healthy communities, and for many contributors, their first interaction with Mozilla is through the stewards, who answer emails and interact with volunteers from first contact. While 37% of stewards find their work meaningful, there is still a lot that we can do to help improve their experience, which in turn will help us create more scalable community partners.

Creating scalable communities of contributors is a main focus of our work this year, which community builders have written about in blog posts and other documentation, but this survey contains a good deal of additional information for Mozillians who are onboarding new contributors both as local and project-wide stewards.

The need for better systems, curriculum, and documentation was a focus in steward responses, and as a team we are seeking to address this issue by providing the project with more detailed community metrics, better processes for recognizing contributors, and working to improve the wiki and Get Involved page to make it more accessible for new contributors. Other stewards asked for more support with mentoring, events, and retaining volunteers.

As an organization, we strive to work in the open, and contributors feel motivated by their interpersonal connections with the Mozilla community. Stewards pointed to parts of the project that work for contributors, such as SuMo, which provides buddies, mentoring, and support to their contributors by allowing contributors to find one another through forums and other systems. These kinds of interactions are not the norm, but many stewards provided feedback that they should be a standard. Because contributors are interacting with stewards directly, it makes it hard to know how many contributors are actually being onboarded via the existing systems, although 41% of stewards claim they are onboarding more volunteers than last year.

We have been building the infrastructure to ameliorate these issues and know that by building community support, our team can help not only grow our contributor base, but also make work more fruitful for the people who make the project run. Building communities is not an hour of answering emails, but instead by years of sustained, bottom-up work.

Surveys like this one are part of the process. We are passionate about our community’s health and growth, and feedback is perhaps the most important part of learning together for the future. We look forward to how much more we can learn from the Mozilla community to show the project that everyone’s work is appreciated and valued.

Thank you to the stewards who generously give their time to our project and who took the time to fill out the survey. As always, you can get in touch to share your Mozilla story here.

Take a look at the charts and graphs from the survey after the jump!

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MozCamp Beta – India Update (23-May)

enoonan

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MozCamp Beta – India will run from June 20th – June 22nd in the city of Bangalore.

 

Hi all!

Welcome to our weekly MozCamp Beta – India update! After a misadventure with hyperlinks in the Events Mailing List last week, we decided to move our updates to the blog. So, as we work through the details of this event and future MozCamps, we’ll keep the Mozilla community up-to-date here (in addition to weekly voice updates on the Project call).

You can always check out the Wiki, (including FAQs) for more information, but please feel free to respond to this post by subscribing and posting to the Events Mailing List or by pinging us on IRC in #MozCamp2014.

Thanks so much for your support!

This week:

  • Invites went out to all community and staff attendees. Please see the Wiki for invite criteria
  • Wiki was updated, including session information and FAQs
  • The team held a design session regroup on IRC to glean feedback on the planned India agenda
  • A survey was issued to solicit feedback from the design and community building teams around MozCamp rebranding

Next week, we will continue to work on session content and finalize travel & event logistics. We will aim have the first content rehearsal sessions the week of June 2nd.

MozCamp Plan:

The strategy and plan for 2014 can be found here. This document offers some good background and framework for MozCamp but it’s best to refer to the MozCamp 2014 Wiki for the most up-to-date information.

The MozCamp planning team meets weekly on Tuesday’s and we post our meeting notes here. If you have any questions, comments or feedback, please post them it or ping us on IRC #mozcamp2014.

Thanks for reading!
Lizz Noonan