Note: I’ve capped the dinner sign-ups to 30 45. If we get more than 30 45 interested, please come meet us at the Starbucks right near Marmalade Bangsar after 9 pm on July 6th.
For those of you who cannot attend the meetup (and for those of you who are planning to attend), we have started a new mailing list for the community in Malaysia. Please join this list to follow the discussion:
Yofie Setiawan, one of the leaders of the Mozilla Indonesia community in Jakarta, has a great blog post covering the recent Compfest 2011 event where the Mozilla Indonesia community’s efforts won Best Booth! Congratulations to the Indonesia community!
At last day we are nominated as the CRAZIEST booth. They call us crazy actually it’s kinda like the most cheerful, happy, and friendly booth. And at the final day, there’s no exhibition anymore, but the commitee ask some person from Mozilla can come at the closing day. At first I have another important thing to do, but when the commitee said that we are winning the BEST booth at Compfest 2011, I cancel my plan behind, I ride my motorbike at topspeed to the closing event, and running till get sweat to the stage. And fortunately I get there on time! Really like last seconds, the time when the host ready to calls Mozilla up to the stage to take the awards as the BEST booth at the Compfest 2011 Exhibition. We are really happy and proud of it! We’re not planning to grab any awards at first. Our mission is to present Mozilla at the event. And we would love to do it again on any other chances.
As promised in my previous post, the Contributor Engagement Town Hall meeting for Asia will be scheduled for Feb. 8th at 4:00 UTC/GMT as this is the time that is available to the widest number of participants. This means that it will be:
We have participants from: Sri Lanka, India, S. Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
We do NOT have participants from Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore at this time.
I’ve debated a few different ideas around how best to hold a conference call and I think Skype is the best bet as it will be free and we should be fine with the current number of participants. If you are joining the call via Skype, please be sure to mute your audio until you are asking a question. That should help call quality.
For those of you who’s contact information I do not have, namely Arpit and Ernest Chiang, please email me your contact information as well as your Skype ID so I can add you in advance of the call.
If you have questions about Mozilla’s community activities or plans for 2011, please feel free to leave a comment on this blog post, please join the call or irc chat in real time, or email me at gen at mozilla dot com and I’ll do my best to address as many questions as I can during the call.
Thank you and looking forward to tomorrow’s discussion.
Just a quick note to those who might be in Seoul this week that Mozilla will be co-sponsoring the Future Web Forum 2010 event on HTML 5 on November 3rd. Mitchell Baker and I spoke at this event in 2008 with Vint Cerf. Channy Yun, who leads the Mozilla Korea community will be speaking about the HTML5 support in Firefox 4. This is the premier event covering the web browser space in Korea and we are glad to see a focus on HTML5 in Korea.
For those of us who know how browsers and certificates and trust works, you may not learn anything new, but I think it’s important to see how browsers and certificates are viewed by people outside of the certificate authorities or browser industries. Indeed Andrew McLaughlin, previously at Google, is now White House deputy CTO under Aneesh Chopra and spoke at the event.
I came away with the impression that it is exceedingly difficult to explain how browsers secure transactions. Mozilla comes off better than most because of how open our processes are. Still, browser security looks like sausage to me- you don’t really want to learn how they’re made.