Categories: MozCamps

Reflection on MozCamp Asia

Hi all!

Thank you to all of you who braved the rain and played a big part in the success of MozCamp Asia (as well as for all of the MozCamps in 2012)! In 2012, MozCamps not only exceeded our expectations, but also helped many of you take on new leadership roles due to your experiences in Buenos Aires, Warsaw, or Singapore.

For MozCamp Asia, regional leadership was not only involved in planning the event (in their roles as Planning Committee members and Track Leads) but was highlighted during the event through activities such as the Country Fair, our first-ever all volunteer leadership panel, the introduction of the Emeritus Program by Mitchell Baker, as well as in the keynotes themselves! Having the attendees see some recognizable faces up on a stage was inspiring to all, especially those who hope to join them up there next year!

At MozCamps this year, it was clear that collaboration is key to tackle our ambitious goals for this year. In Singapore, we aimed to provide more collaboration time through activities such as the Design Sessions and the Firefox OS/Apps Hacking Lounge. As a result of these efforts, in only 2 days, 12 new apps were submitted to the Marketplace and two task forces were formed to continue the great work that was started during the Design Sessions.

Additional highlights from Singapore included the introduction of the Social API by Johnathan Nightingale, the creation of dozen localizations of the Gaia browser app, the development of new Firefox for Android and Social API community campaigns, and everyone learning the Gangnam dance!

Coming together, it is amazing what we Mozillians can accomplish in 2 days! For those of you who were unable to attend, please check out the highlight video here. Additionally, the event photos can be found on our flickr page. The keynotes are also available on Air Mozilla for viewing by registered Mozillians.

On a final note, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all of you who worked long hours in order to help make MozCamp a success! We appreciate your effort and value your contributions of time and talent.

Have a great end of year and I look forward to seeing you in 2013!