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I dare you.

For the past several years in December I stop shaving. I join an ever growing community, a cadre of co-workers, of friends, of strangers.  A Tribe.  For 31 days we rejoice in not shaving, in letting our scraggly faces grow. And then it’s over. I dare you to make me keep going. Those who know… Read more

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Air Mozilla Reboot, Phase I

With very little fanfare we rolled out a complete refresh of the Air Mozilla website. As with everything, this was far from a solo act and I have many many people to thank in helping make this happen.  Thank you. Air Mozilla Air Mozilla is where we tell the Mozilla story in video, where, we… Read more

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Zimbra & Mozilla email, 4 months later

Four months ago was a very tough time in Operations.  We suffered a catastrophic disk array failure on Mozilla’s mail server (I blogged about it too).  A series of mistakes kept email offline for two days.  This was the worst I’ve ever felt, both professionally and personally. Fast forward to today.  So. Much. Better. We… Read more

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Mozilla IT & Growing Community

Last week Lukas blogged about her thoughts on David Eave’s community lifecyle audit. I jokingly told her that I felt she called me out. Until we require Directors to create annual and quarterly goals that include measurable goals around volunteer growth, retention, participation, and effectiveness we will only see people (like myself) trying to do… Read more

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Step 3.05: Overwhelmed

On November 28 I posted about our efforts to get more volunteers into Mozilla IT. A lot has happened in the background since and I want to let you know what’s happening (and why it’s taking so long!). O. M. G. The response and interest has been overwhelming. I listed five different positions volunteers could… Read more

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Step 1.01: Mozilla IT @ MozCamp

We are just about two weeks away from MozCamp Europe (Nov 12-13) and three from MozCamp Asia (Nov 18-20)! As I talked about in Step 1, we want to figure out how we can leverage our resources and expertise to support the entire Mozilla Community and build a better, stronger Mozilla.  At each MozCamp we’ll… Read more

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