here a little recap of the first MozillaMeetup that has happened in Munich on May 14th.
Overall 5 people got together on that evening in Munich and i think for the first meetup ever it was a great success.
We have met in the Augustinerkeller in Munich, a great location and one of Munich’s traditional Beeergarden. So no hacking (not even wifi connection 🙂 and just talking “unplugged” 🙂
The meetup went from 6pm to approx. 9:30 pm, so 3,5 hours full of talk around Mozilla, Firefox, Thunderbird and more !
2 guys were already active in the Community and the other 2 guys were interested in Mozilla and about ways to get involved and to hear more how “Mozilla” works.
We had a lot of great talks around different topics – like how Mozilla Code Changes works (we explained how the review process works) and a lot of questions around Firefox and Thunderbird.
Steffen and Tosha were a great help to show ways to get involved from coding to working in newsgroups to forums !
Also it was personally a great experience to connect Mozilla Fans and Contributors here in my local Bavarian Area. Before the Meetup is was not quite sure if and how many Community Members living here in my area, but now i feel very great about that experience and about connecting the local guys here !
It was great to connect local community members and to share ideas/Feedack and to talk to them in real life and to also answer questions form people who are not so familiar with the Mozilla Project. To share the enthusiasm about Mozilla is a wonderful thing !
Not to mention that the 2 guys who joined us will now working as active community members and they will take a look into bugzilla, sumo etc
We will now do this meetup a monthly base and the next Munich meetup is planned for June 17.
But this is not only a Munich thing thing 🙂 There are anywhere Mozilla Fans and Community Members aroudn the world !
With this first experience i encourage everyone to setup own meetups, its not that hart as it sounds, its basically:
-> Posting a plan/idea about a meetup in your favorite forum/spreadfirefox and set a date as proposal
-> Collect Feedback and get a idea how many people might come
-> Set a date and location, like a restaurant/bar
-> thats all 🙂
and trust me , every meetup is worth the time of setup and let me know when i or william quiver from the Mozilla Marketing Team can help. Connecting the Community is a wonderful thing and we have such a awesome Community ! Talking to the Guys of the Munich Meetup was worth every second of planning and organizing this!