Firefox is turning 10! In order to celebrate, meet 10 Mozillians from all over the world.
They share with us how they feel about Mozilla and the Web : their memories, their daily life as a Mozillian, their expectations for the next 10 years and more.
Shreyas N. Kutty
“The Internet is the world’s largest public resource. It’s our duty to protect it! “
Hello Shreyas! Could you please introduce yourself in a few words?
My name is Shreyas. I’m a student pursuing my Bachelor in Computer Science Engineering. I’m an Open Web enthusiast, a Mozilla Representative and a Community builder from India.
Tell us a bit more about you and the Web: how and when did you discover the Web?
I discovered the Web when I was in school. I used to get projects from school and my sister used to search for images in Google and print it out for me. I always fancied the concept of getting whatever you wanted at the tip of your fingers. It was when I started growing up that I discovered the endless possibilities of the Web.
If you had one thing to say to the world about the Internet and its potential, what would it be?
The Internet is the world’s largest public resource. The possibilities are only limited to your thoughts. It’s our duty to protect it! Play your little part and protect the Web!
If you had one word or sentence to describe Mozilla, what would it be?
Mozilla, as defined by any Mozillian, would be a Community of like-minded people who strive to protect and preserve the Open Web ensuring transparency and accessibility to all.
What do you like the most about what you’re doing with Mozilla?
Whenever I see people using Mozilla Firefox, I feel proud thinking that I’ve helped shape a community of people who contribute to build the browser.
And what’s the contribution you’re the most proud of?
Growing communities and getting new contributors to join a global movement to protect and empower the Open Web is the contribution I’m the most proud of.
Evangelizing, inspiring people to contribute and get involved, and convincing them that “one does not need to be a coder to contribute to Mozilla!”
Absolutely! Let’s talk about your community. Is there anything you find particularly interesting or special about you and/or your local community?
The Indian community is one of the most active communities in the world, with active student participation. This is something I am particularly proud of when I attend events where I represent Mozilla.
The best thing after contributing to Mozilla is that now, wherever I travel in India I have friends that I’ve met through Mozilla and the Firefox Student Ambassador program!
And what’s your best memory with your fellow community members?
Each and every event, from a MozCafe to a Hackathon, is really unique. People with various skills with the common passion for the Open Web get together and make things and inspire more people to be a part. The ever growing community is the strength of each event.
What exciting things do you envision for Mozilla in the future?
The launch of the Firefox OS phone in India has paved the way for new possibilities and limitless opportunities in shaping the future of an Open Web, by making it more accessible for the common people. I believe Firefox OS could have a revolutionary impact on the entire world and not just the Indian community.
What do you wish for the Web?
I wish to see a future Web which is secure, transparent, open and easily accessible for everyone, irrespective of who they are, and to protect and to preserve the world’s largest and ever growing public resource – the Internet.
Thank you Shreyas, I could not agree more!