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.
“And above it all, I teach the Web!”
First of all, may you please shortly introduce yourself?
My name is Irayani Queencyputri, but you can call me Rara! I am 34 years old, I live in Jakarta, Indonesia. I work as a dentist in my daily life, I blog since 2002, and I volunteer for Mozilla as a Mozilla Reps member and mentor. I like to travel and meet some new people. Three words: Dentist, Travel, Mozillian!
What about the Web? How did you discover it?
I was introduced to the Internet back in 1997. I just graduated from high school at the time and I was about to enter university. At first, I only knew there was a service called e-mail, thanks to which one would send some mails via the Internet – and not by post. Then my mom received an e-mail from the internet service provider, which I emailed back. Someone answered and she is the one who introduce me to mIRC, browsing, personal web at Geocities, and then I discover a new playground called the Web <3
What about you and Mozilla, if you had one word or sentence to describe Mozilla, what would it be?
One word: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Tell us a bit more about how you started contributing to Mozilla…
I knew Mozilla from a browser named Firefox!
I have been using Firefox as the default browser in my computer since version 1.5 and never changed since then. Before Firefox, I actually used Netscape and then Internet Explorer and many years later I learned that actually Mozilla actually was born from Netscape!
Back in 2010 I was a chairwoman at Pesta Blogger, an annual national blogger event in Indonesia. That’s where I met Gen Kanai, as Mozilla was supporting the event. After a long talk with him I realized that Mozilla is not only about the browser. Mozilla is a community that has many projects and an awesome mission!
I also met Mitchell Baker in the process. Mitchell is so inspiring! After the blogger event, I was so driven by the mission and asked Gen how to join Mozilla. I love the Web so much, but I cannot code. So I started helping to organize events for Mozilla.
Then I met Viking Karwur, and soon after that, mid 2011, the Mozilla Reps program was launched, and I have been a Rep until now.
What’s the contribution you’re the most proud of?
I am a Mozilla Rep! In that position, I have the opportunity to create Mozilla events in Indonesia, and to give Mozillians the chance to share their experience with the attendees.
I also teach how to use the Web in a very positive way with Mozilla.
And above it all, I teach the Web!
Let’s talk a bit more about you & your community. What’s your best memory with your fellow community members?
There are so many memories, and all of them are the best! But what I cannot forget that we found a way to
do a Maker Party in the Park.
Let’s open up about the future! What do you expect from Mozilla in the future?
I think Mozilla can spread the spirit of community and openness even more broadly in the future. And keep on influencing other people to learn, to teach, to share everything about the Web, in a positive way!
And what do you wish for the Web?
I wish the Web to be more open, to give us a place to be as creative as we are, to dig some positive potential in each of us, and to give us a space in which we may always teach, learn, and share!
Thank you Irayani!
Thank you! Peace, Love and Smile