Add your name to the monument to Mozillians in San Francisco!

William Reynolds

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Mozillians, imagine an awesome, fun, concrete way to show the world the thousands of people who contribute to Mozilla. The more the better! Your name can be added to a Mozilla monument, and we need your help to get the names of other Mozillians added too. That’s right, it’s true. We’re working to construct a 14 foot (4.26 meters) structure that will sit outside of our new San Fransisco space (check out the concept photos). Onto this monument, oh yes, we will attempt to include the names of every Mozillian.

Wide shot of the Mozilla Monument

Action Required: If you are a current or past contributor and would like to be a permanent part of Firefox, your name etched, literally, on the structure, you need to tell us by October 31. To do that:

If you have a vouched mozillians.org profile, sign-in and click the ‘Join Group’ button on the SF Monument group page. Joining that group means you would like your name, as it appears on your profile1, to appear on our public art installation.

If you don’t have a vouched mozillians.org profile or are unable to access it, fill out this form and we will help you get added to the monument.

And while you are adding your name for the monument, we also encourage you to add your name to about:credits. It’s a great way to show the world you have contributed to Mozilla, and the easy directions can be found at the bottom of  the about:credits page.

We will include the names of contributors listed in about:credits, though you can opt-out by October 31. Just fill out the form below.

Spread the word to Mozillians: We know there are many Mozillians, past and present, who will not see this post on their own. Please share this post with those people. We ask that contributors who do not have a vouched mozillians.org profile fill out this form and we will help them get added.

Thanks,
Barry Munsterteiger and William Reynolds

IRC #mozillians
sf-monument@mozilla.com

1 We are using the Open Sans font to print the names on the monument, so there are limits to which characters can be printed. Take a look at the characters available, and if your mozillians.org profile name is not printable in Open Sans, please email the characters you would like printed for your name to sf-monument@mozilla.com.

Detailed rendering of the monument and side panel

Detailed rendering of the monument and side panel

Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday

dboswell

If you’re interested in helping new people get involved with Mozilla, join us tomorrow for an open community building forum.

A note from Mark Surman about the Summit

mdouglass

Pack your principles, and your pragmatism.

If you’re coming to the Mozilla Summit this week, you’ll need your principles and your pragmatism.  You will need both in equal measure.

At our best, Mozillians combine these two qualities.
  • Principles – we envision a world where everyone is in control of their online life.
  • Pragmatism – we know we have to to roll up our sleeves to build the technology and to spread the know-how needed to create this world. When it works, it’s this combination that allows us to build the Web we want through great products, services and programs.
As we roll into Brussels / Toronto / Santa Clara, we will be called upon to reflect on our principles:  We’ll talk about what we want the digital world to look like in 10 years, how ideas like ‘open’ and ‘interoperable’ play out not only only in mobile but also in a world where almost everything around us is connected to the Internet.  We’ll think about what working collaboratively and in the open look like as we get bigger, work with new partners, and expand the areas in which we work.  Our core principles are clear but figuring out how to make them real in today’s world is a task we need to tackle together.
Similarly, we have work to do figuring out how to concretely build out the Web that the world needs and deserves. We’ve made great progress into mobile with Firefox OS. And we’re beginning to talk more about an open services layer and a large-scale push for people to learn more about how the Web works. But we are far from winning yet. The Summit gives us a chance to put our heads together to figure out how to do that: to move the ball on building products and programs that both embed our values and will succeed in the market.
Of course, ‘putting our heads together’ is what’s most important here. It’s the point of the Summit. Mozilla is a global community of people who all have something to contribute to shaping and building out the future of the Web. If you are reading this, that probably includes *you*. We have a great Summit planned. It’s a chance to chart an inspiring and successful course for coming years. But it only works if we all come with both our principles and our pragmatism, ready to engage, tinker and invent the future together. Pack well. And see you soon.
~ Mark

Firefox OS in Colombia – The Launch Team

Jess Osorio

Not many people in the world can say they’ve helped bring a phone to market. Even fewer can say that they’ve done it the way Mozilla does it. As one of the first countries in Latin America to launch Firefox OS, our team in Colombia has achieved something very remarkable and unique. They turned a wall in the center of their capital into a beautiful mural to promote Firefox OS, held a successful press conference for the Colombian press and visited Movistar stores to help educate people about the new Firefox OS.

Keep scrolling to learn more about this amazing team.

Gloria Meneses (Izel) – Team Lead & Communications Lead
https://mozillians.org/u/Izel

GloriaMeneses

Look at all her cool FirefoxOS gear!

Gloria is the Team and Communications lead. With the help of her friendly cat, she takes great pride in organizing all the different Mozilla events in Colombia. You can constantly find her and her cat on different Mozilla Rep meetings and Mozilla Hispano mumble sessions.

Fredy Pulido (DigitalFredy) – Marketing Lead
https://reps.mozilla.org/u/digitalfredy/

FredyPulido

Here is Fredy posing at one of our FirefoxOS Launch events.

Fredy is the Marketing Lead for the Colombia team. He is the responsible for the success of the biggest open-source event in Latin America (FLISOL). And with his long history of Open Source community and projects involvement don’t be surprised that he can recite the Mozilla manifest without reading it in both French and Spanish.

Jefferson Duran - Social Media Lead
https://reps.mozilla.org/u/jeferduran/

JeffersonDuran

Here is Jefferson keeping warm with Firefox in the middle of the snow.

Jefferson is our Social Media lead, Local community founder in 2008 and Mozilla education project coordinator in Mozilla Hispano. He enjoys spreading the word of Mozilla and the open web using social media platforms. He even manages to do all of this for the Colombia team from Paris, France!

Giovanny Gongora (Gioyik) - Training Lead
https://mozillians.org/u/Gioyik/

GiovannyGongora

Gio, the youngest member of our team repping FirefoxOS.

Giovanny is the Training Lead of the Colombia team. He is a hacker, a mentor in Mozilla Hispano, a marketplace reviewer, a Mozilla tester and a contributor in Bugzilla. He even won a DevDerby. When the Colombia team goes to happy hour to celebrate their accomplishments, Giovanny loves to indulge in a tall glass of Orange juice since he is only 16 years old!

If you can’t see the embdeed video of the Firefox OS mural in Bogota, Colombia check it out here.

Check out Mozilla Colombia’s Facebook Page and Twitter Profile 

If you want to take a look at more pictures from our events in Colombia you can click here. 

Firefox OS in Venezuela – The Launch Team

Jess Osorio

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Do you know what it is like to prepare a press conference, throw a fabulous party, and spend countless hours educating people about the newest phones and software to hit the shelves? These guys do. They have dedicated their time to help bring our wonderful ideals and open resources to their country and they have achieved a very smooth launch for our new Firefox OS phones too. As one of the first countries to launch Firefox OS in Latin America, they have set a great example for other Mozilla communities to follow. Keep reading to get to know the team.

Arturo Martinez (Thephoenixbird) - Team Lead & Marketing Lead
https://mozillians.org/u/thephoenixbird

ArturoMartinez

Here is Arturo hanging out with our mascot.

Arturo is the Team and Marketing Lead of the Venezuela team. He is an Electronic Engineer & Front End Web Developer. Spreading Firefox awesomeness since 2009, once a Mozilla Student Rep., currently a Mozilla Rep Mentor, Mozilla Hispano Mentor, Firefox OS Marketing Maniac and a Mozilla Evangelist promoting the Open Web, Free Software and Tech Culture and Firefox Love around the world one airport at a time.

Johan Gonzalez – Communications Lead 
https://reps.mozilla.org/u/johan/

johangonzalez

Here is Johan presenting at a Mozilla event in Venezuela.

Johan Gonzalez, our Communications Lead, promotes and encourages the use of free software. He is a software engineer and web developer. He has been working in the Mozilla Hispano community since 2011 and is currently a Mozilla Rep for Venezuela. He is also a great player, both online and off-line, as he loves video games and shooting hoops.

Miguel Useche (Skatox) - Social Media Lead
https://mozillians.org/u/Skatox/

MiguelUseche

Miguel presenting at an event.

Miguel is our Co-Social Media Lead for the Venezuelan team. He is a Web Developer, University Professor, Mozillian, Blogger,Hardcore-Linux-fan, Geek and a proud Venezuelan. However, don’t be fooled by his serious resume as he loves riding his skateboard and playing PlayStation 3 and PC games along with coding and promoting open source software.

Manuel Camacho - Dev Eng Lead
https://mozillians.org/u/25aa520d2a/

MiguelCamacho

Check out Miguel rocking his Firefox Polo.

Manuel is our Development Engagement Lead. He is a Web developer, a python Developer, a server builder, mechanical engineer, and a founder of the Mozilla Venezuela community. He was the first Mozilla rep in Venezuela. Manuel is actually a scuba diver on his free time; he loves the open web and the open sea just the same!

Romina Guerra - Social Media Lead
https://mozillians.org/es/u/rominaguerra28/

Romina

Here is Romina looking very fashionable with her Firefox wear.

Romina is our Co-Social media lead. She is a software engineer, university professor, social media addict, and animal lover. Spends most of her time teaching her students some Open web extracurriculars and spreading the word about Mozilla and the community they have built in Venezuela. And, with all this on her plate she still has time to keep up with the latest fashions!

If you would like to take a look at pictures from our Mobilizer Party you can click here.

mozillians.org profiles are now even more awesome

William Reynolds

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We have added some new profile fields on mozillians.org, our community directory, to answer common questions Mozillians often have for each other. Take 2 minutes to update your profile and add your timezone, other accounts, when you got involved with Mozilla, what you do for Mozilla and your t-shirt size. Plus, make sure you have a nice profile photo showing your face, which is especially helpful for finding Mozillians at events like the Summit.

You can edit your profile to add more information

You can edit your profile to add more information

The new profile fields make it easier to see how people contribute for Mozilla, add external accounts to collaborate with Mozillians and share your t-shirt with people who make t-shirts. With these new fields we have added a privileged privacy level and multi-value fields. Here’s are the new fields you can add:

  • Timezone
  • Accounts on other websites (like Bugzilla and Github)
  • When did you get involved with Mozilla?
  • What do you do for Mozilla?
  • T-Shirt Size

T-shirts and privileged information

When you set your t-shirt size, your size will only be visible to a few people thanks to our new ‘privileged’ visibility level. Only those who need sizes for ordering t-shirts and mozillians.org admins will be able to view your t-shirt size. I’m especially excited about this field, since we will no longer need to ask Mozillians for their t-shirt size, and those who make t-shirts for Mozillians will have accurate sizing information.

T-shirts! You can add your size to your profile and it is only visible to a few trusted t-shirt people

T-shirts! You can add your size to your profile and it is only visible to a few trusted t-shirt people

Multi-value fields for accounts

We have added accounts for other sites and services that Mozillians often use. We created multi-value fields for the accounts section, so you can add multiple accounts for each service. For example, if you have two Twitter usernames, you can add both of them.

Give it a try

That’s a lot of new goodness for mozillians.org profiles. Be sure to edit your profile to include this information – it only takes a moment. If you see any issues with these site, file a bug and we’ll look into it.

mozillians.org profiles are now filled with more useful information

mozillians.org profiles are now filled with more useful information

Five Ways to Have a Great Summit

mdouglass

In just 2 short weeks, we will gather for Summit 2013! What we discuss, share, build, learn and create together will stretch us in awesome and challenging ways. By the end of Summit, and beyond… each one of us will be changed in some small way; each having learned at least one new thing, made at least one new friend and changed what we thought we knew for certain at least once. Learning, connecting and being open and adaptable to change are the things that will most profoundly impact our work, our lives and the Mozilla Project as we head into the future.

The following is a list, certainly not definitive, of Five Ways to Have a Great Summit. They were created in part by the Diversity Working Group and Community Builders and are meant to complement the Mozilla Community Participation Guidelines. These “5 Ways to Engage” are meant to capture the spirit of some practical things that will help us have meaningful, shared experience with one another. Many of us practice them day-to-day, so they will be intuitive and habitual. And, being explicit about our best practices is a recognition of how much we already know will contribute to a great Summit. So let’s all do that!

Participate

The work of changing the world can happen only through active participation. Commit to pushing hard to go beyond what’s easy: embrace a new idea, ask a dumb question, lead a session, close your laptop. If a session does not move you, find another that does (it’s okay to shift). You alone get to decide what interests you, stretches you and ultimately helps you grow.

Make room

Summit participants speak more than 114 languages. We don’t all understand English fluently. Some of us are hard of hearing and visually impaired. When speaking, do it slowly and clearly. Check in with others as you go to make sure they understand. Some of us have physical limitations that make getting around difficult. Offer open structures with the idea of universal access, rather than waiting for special requests.  Provide clear information on access. Make room (literally and metaphorically) for all before anyone has to ask. Seek to understand, then to be understood. Practice empathy. Assume positive intent.

Practice respect

The Summit is a space where you can safely be your true self – why would you be anything else? – and a time to respect others’ true selves as well (even if it bothers you from time to time). Respect their space and freedom and uniqueness, as much as our own. Take care of yourself, body and mind. We only have three days together and they will be long. Mozilla needs you at your best. Rest, eat, drink water, laugh a lot. Take care of the space and each other. Pick up trash. Share your power cord.

Be helpful

If you see a problem, try to help. If you can’t help, help find someone who can. Don’t quietly tolerate unacceptable behavior. Stand up for your fellow Mozillians. If someone’s words make you feel unsafe or uncomfortable — a comment, a joke, a slide — and can’t address it with them directly, consider involving an intermediary (like the Conductors, for example: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Conductors). If you’ve made someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, be open to adjusting your presentation or public speech and apologize directly when needed.

Have fun

The Summit is our opportunity to pause and celebrate who we are and all that we have accomplished.  It’s a chance to meet other amazing humans, to connect, to dance, to build things, to break them too.   It’s your moment to dig in and have fun.

~ Dino & many others.

Grow Mozilla discussion this Thursday

dboswell

If you’re interested in helping new people get involved with Mozilla, join us tomorrow for an open community building forum.