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 “apply” to. I chose to use our exising applicant tracking system, Jobvite (I already have enough wheels, don’t need to invent another) and many of you have already expressed interested and applied.

Here’s a run down of responses so far:

Volunteer Role Responses
Mozilla Mirror Administrator 30
Desktop Padawan 5
Air Mozilla Stage Hand 4
Mozilla Foundation SysAdmin 14
Data Center Operations Engineer 4

What’s next?

    • There’s a lot of people to talk to and we’re slowing scheduling time to chat.
    • I talked about the Mozilla IT Volunteer Agreement. We’re continuing to refine it. With Gerv’s and Jishnu’s help we’ve carried this conversation to mozilla.governance.
    • We are double-checking to make sure we understand issues around volunteers and various government regulations.

Unfortunately this means we’re moving a but slower than I had hoped. If you’ve already expressed interested, that’s fantastic and we’ll be talking to you soon.

Bear with – I think we’re in slightly uncharted territory!

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3 responses

  1. David Boswell wrote on :

    It’s great to see so much interest from those volunteer roles you posted. Very excited to hear about the new people joining the community that came in this way.

    In terms of being overwhelmed by the response, it’s also worth mentioning that people are also offering to help out with IT through the Get Involved page.

    There’s a ton of potential for doing really cool things with everyone who is interested ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Dan wrote on :

    This is really cool to see ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Gijs wrote on :

    I don’t suppose there’s any chance you guys need Data Center Ops people in the Amsterdam location? ๐Ÿ™‚