Michael Kohler

Mozilla Tech Weekend in Berlin – November 28th & 29th

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The Berlin Mozilla Community would like to invite all of you to the Mozilla Tech Weekend on November 28th 2015. There will be tech talks on Saturday and workshops on Sunday.

Location:

Kulturkantine
Saarbrücker Str. 24, Haus C, Berlin
http://www.kuka-berlin.de/lageskizze/

Sign up for free at http://www.meetup.com/Berlin-Mozilla-Meetup/events/226461969/

Schedule for Saturday 28th November:

  • Servo: Mozilla’s Parallel & Safe Next-Generation Browser Engine
  • Data reporting at Mozilla
  • Firefox OS: Why we exist
  • What’s new in Firefox

After the talks there will be some food and time to get in touch with developers and each other.

On Sunday there will be workshops on similar topics to follow up or get you all set up if you would like to start contributing to Mozilla projects. Sign-up for the workshops will be on-site on Saturday.

Cheers,
The Berlin Mozilla Community
https://lists.mozilla.org/listinfo/community-berlin

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Mozilla Weekend Berlin – Day 2 / Feedback

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At the Community Meetup of the German-speaking community back in February we decided to organize a Mozilla Day or Mozilla Weekend in 2015 to get more visible in Berlin, tell people about Mozilla’s mission and projects, and recruit new Mozillians. We did this on July 11th and 12th. This is the post about Day 2. You can read about Day 1 in a previous blog post.

Day 2 On Sunday we had several workshops going on in parallel in the Mozilla Office in Berlin. Around 30 attendees joined us and hacked on Firefox, Firefox OS and brainstormed about involved in the Community Creative Team. Since we had coders and designers there, we had a good balance of workshops to participate in.

Work done (or started) in the workshops:

  • Bug 547401 – worked on by Stefania and David Bryant
  • Bug 1180314 – fixed by David Bryant, his first patch on Mozilla code (as it is for all other volunteers)
  • Bug 1170460 – worked on by Nils, but was blocked due to unclear specifications
  • Bug 965211 – fixed by Nils, I love this, already tested that one on my Flame with Nightly
  • Bug 796319 – Asma has started to do this after our introduction into Gaia
  • Bug 1055357 – worked on by Oleksandr who had great ideas on how to improve code not in the scope of this bug
  • Bug 1044275 – worked on by Claas who is an experienced Android developer

Florian will send out an invitation for a follow up in Berlin later this week. See below for more information.

Further Elio started the Community Design Creative in Germany. They will have their first meetup (physically with Vidyo participation) at the end of the month. This was a group of about 7 persons interested in design. Since we currently only have 2 designers in our German-speaking community I think this is a great addition and has great potential. Let’s keep focus on this and keep them engaged!

Followup with potential new contributors

Florian, Markus and Mario will follow up with the code contributors in Berlin and organize regular meetups. We still have to figure out a few location questions, but we’re on the right track. We had 14 people from the workshops interesting in meeting up again and talk about Mozilla and writing some code. Like that we could also have a group that meets regularly to help out with contribution problems and talk about new things they’ve been working on. I think that at least 6 people will stick around long-term. This would basically be a 300% increase of volunteers in Berlin!

As already written, Elio will follow up with the designers to create amazing creative assets and improve UX.

Further I think it might be beneficial to organize another Mozilla Weekend style event next year. Let’s see how that turns out.

Feedback from participants

At the end of Day 1 we asked people to give feedback. Here’s the result (out of 14 responses):

What people liked:

  • “Ask us anything” session (mentioned as best session by more than 50% of feedback givers)
  • Speech Recognition talk by Kelly
  • Firefox OS talk by André

What people would improve:

  • More technical talks (for example Servo)
  • Introduction session to get to know all the participants
  • Have a session on Webmaker
  • Reach more people (Michael: not sure what exactly is meant by that, maybe attendence?)
  • More live demos

How the understanding of Mozilla and its mission changed:

  • A lot: 7
  • Somewhat: 6
  • Barely: 1
  • Not at all: 0

Other input:

  • “Please less audience involvent next time :-)”
  • “Much more interactive. Much much more interactive.” (mentioned by 2), also less slides
  • “Don’t let speakers use the hand microphone”
  • “Don’t give the mic to audience to avoid them giving monologues.”
  • “Does any meetup really need a talk about women in X? Really? Please give us more *tech*, less replacement topics.”
  • “i expected a more technical insight into mozilla projects. i am just a web developer / mozilla user”

For day 2 I think that all participants were involved enough and could do whatever they wanted to contribute to. We did not do a specific survey for the workshops though. Judged from the interest to follow up I think this was amazing!

Lessions learned

  • Organizing a 2-day event takes quite a lot of time
  • Finding a free venue for talks for a whole day in Berlin, contrary to our initial believes, seems impossible
  • People are interested and we need to keep doing follow up and do more local events in Berlin. Berlin is a big city with a lot of IT people who are interested in learning about Mozilla and contributing. Until now we haven’t done enough there.
  • For the next event we should have a budget which is laid out for a 50% no-show rate.
  • It is easy to get people starting on contributing, but we need to do good follow ups to keep them.
  • We can achieve our goal to have more women in our community when we continue like that. But we need to make sure that we stay inclusive.
  • There is a demand for recordings for these kind of talks, fortunately we have air.mozilla.org :)
  • People want to know information directly from the leadership team, since not many know what’s going on behind the curtains.
  • Have more demos for topics we talk about
  • We should keep going and have fun with it!

Thanks again for everyone who made this possible! We achieved a lot, let’s keep the momentum going!

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Mozilla Weekend Berlin 2015 – Preparation & Day 1

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At the Community Meetup of the German-speaking community back in February we decided to organize a Mozilla Day or Mozilla Weekend in 2015 to get more visible in Berlin, tell people about Mozilla’s mission and projects, and recruit new Mozillians.

Preparation

First we had a “Call for Speakers” which did not turn out as hoped, since we didn’t have a lot of proposal for talks. Further we were missing quite a few people to facilitate the workshops. Fortunately there was a Mozilla Leadership Meetup on July 10 in Berlin, so we contacted the Leadership team and asked, if they wanted to participate and have a few talks about Mozilla and its projects. This worked out really well and it was great to have part of the Leadership Team at the event as well. I think this helped to get contributors as well.

It was the first time we created a website for an event in the German-speaking community. We decided on mozweekend.de which we will be able to use also for future Mozilla Weekends in Germany. I think we need to do that as well for future, big events since we had quite a lot of visitors and registrations. Until one day before the event we had about 120 registrations.

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Day 1 – July 11

For the first day, we had planned talks to introduce Mozilla, and dive deeper into the different projects. Since we had about 120 registrations we applied our standard 33% no-show rate and expected about 80 participants. In the end, we had around 55 participants, but nevertheless the attendees were very interested. This is a sign that quantity is not always the goal, quality is way more important.

Begin Topic Presenter
10:00 Welcome & Introduction to Mozilla Elio Qoshi & Michael Kohler
10:15 What’s new in Firefox? Michael Kohler
10:30 Speech Recognition at Mozilla Kelly Davis
11:15 Ask us anything Mitchell Baker, David Bryant, Axel Hecht
12:00 Lightning Talks Elio Qoshi & André Fiedler & Axel Hecht & Mario Behling & Per Guth/td>
13:30 Firefox OS – Current status and the future André Fiedler
14:00 Why I am at Mozilla David Bryant
14:30 Shape of the Web Mary Ellen Muckerman
15:00 WoMoz – Women at Mozilla Kristi Progri
15:45 Leaving behind the designer ego in open source communities Elio Qoshi
16:00 Opportunities to Contribute at Mozilla George Roter & Michael Kohler/td>
16:45 Closing Session Michael Kohler

 

All these talks will be available on air.mozilla.org once their uploaded as well! I think we had quite a good mix of projects, even though Firefox was not represented as good as it could have been.

The “Ask us Anything” session was very important and it was great to have Mitchell Baker, Chairwomen of the Mozilla Foundation, and David Bryant (VP of Platform Engineering), and Axel Hecht (contributed since the beginning of Mozilla). We had a lot of interesting questions from the audience.

You can find all the pictures and tweets with the hashtag #mozweekend.

Go ahead and read about Day 2 as well!

A big thanks goes out to the organization team and the 10 speakers, you all did great work! And thanks to everyone who showed up even though it didn’t rain!

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#FoxYeah in the German-speaking community

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Back in the beginning of June Mozilla has released Firefox 38.0.5, together with a campaign to promote Firefox all over the world. This also included offline events, which we did in Zurich, Bern and Berlin.

Zurich

On June 3rd we met in Zurich to talk about new Firefox features and why you should use Firefox. Unfortunately my planning wasn’t that good and we picked a date where there were 4 other meetups going on in Zurich. This is one thing we definitely need to keep an eye on for the next events. Nevertheless we could talk to a few people and have great discussions about Firefox and the Open Web. We basically hijacked a work session at liip.ch (amazing company which hosts us for our Zurich based meetups) and involved them in the discussion.

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For this meetup I baked some cupcakes and tried to decorate them with a Firefox logo. I won’t share any pictures of this, since it was not really that good. Nevertheless the attendees liked them. But hey, I knew I had a second chance for the Bern meetup!

Bern

5 days later I organized the next event in Bern, my hometown, to talk about how Firefox and Mozilla impacts the Open Web. You can find the slides on my other website. We had about 10 attendees, most of them not familiar with Mozilla and Firefox. I thought that I can take this chance to begin an “Open Web Meetup” group in Bern. This is also how the event was promoted.

There were a lot of interesting questions, which I tried to answer to my knowledge. I’m sure we can have another Open Web Meetup after the summer break to discuss more on Open Web technologies and Mozilla.

For this event I had my second chance to bake cupcakes, this time I had some advice on how to improve from a professional. I took Marzipan, colored it and cut out the Firefox logo out of it. Since it was quite hot, the Marzipan was not easily cutable without breaking, so not all of the logos looked like a fox. Nevertheless it was still recognizable. This took about 4 hours in total, but it was totally worth the effort! But psst, let’s not show that to the Brand Engagement team ;)

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Also many thanks to netcase.ch (my employer) for hosting us there!

Berlin

Since I’m not based in Berlin, I delegated this event to Florian Merz, who did a great job on June . Here’s his recap:

We held a nice meetup with a talk about “What’s new in Firefox” . Located in the Berlin Mozilla office we gathered a round of diverse people, regarding both background and motivation to attend this meetup. From addon developer, contributor, to “I just wanted to see what’s going on with Firefox, since I switched to another browser a couple of years ago”. During the talk we saw some of the newer features of Firefox like “Firefox Hello” or the Pocket integration. Furthermore, we discussed the privacy implications of such features and Mozilla’s contribution to the users ability to maintain its privacy in general.
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Florian also baked amazing Firefox cupcakes, which I’m sure they tasted fantastic!
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After the talk we had some time left for discussion and some cold beer along with home made firefox cupcakes. Thanks for a great evening to all attendees. And also a great “Thanks” to Florian for pulling this off all by himself, great job!

Even though there are reports for #FoxYeah from other countries which were a lot more focused on #FoxYeah graphics, I still think that we had quite some impact in Switzerland and Berlin. If you would like to spread the world even though the #FoxYeah campaign is over, you can do this on friends.mozilla.org! Let’s keep rocking the free Web together!

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MobileCamp 2015 – Firefox OS room

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On April 25 and 26 the 7th edition of the MobileCamp was organized in Dresden, Germany. Mobilecamp is a barcamp with “Mobile” as topic. It’s probably the most important barcamp regarding mobile in the German-speaking countries. Therefore the German-speaking Mozilla community decided to host a Firefox OS day on Saturday. The organizers of the barcamp were kind enough to lend us a room specific for that.

Since the MobileCamp was mostly dominated by Android, iOS and Windows Phone in the past, we decided to do a Firefox OS day to educate people about the power of the Web. On Saturday I held a talk (slides 1, slides 2) about Firefox OS and showed how to create open web apps. Since this was a barcamp I left enough room for discussion and there were some quite interesting questions.

For the rest of the day we were available for helping out with creating apps and doing demos. The schedule of the Mobilecamp was quite dense and very interesting, so people didn’t stay long in our room. Nevertheless a lot of people came by quickly to check out Firefox OS. We did a lot of demos showing off the newest features and having discussions with interested attendees. We did not only show Firefox OS on phones, but also a build of the emulator showing the GUI for TVs. That looked quite well on the big TV we had in our room, a real Panasonic TV with Firefox OS would actually have been better for this to show all the features. But it was great nevertheless :)

One person came back from time to time to figure out WebNFC and building Firefox OS by himself together with Michael Schloh von Bennewitz who gladly assisted me at this event. Thanks a lot to Michael for the great help!

For the whole weekend we also talked to Android users to make them download Firefox for Android. Many didn’t know that Firefox is also available for Android and therefore were using Chrome on mobile. I think we will have at least 30 new Firefox for Android users now. One person showed up in our room and told me that it would be great if Firefox would also have tabs-on-top on mobile. At first I was quite confused, since I’ve been using that for quite some time but wasn’t sure if it was Nightly/Beta only. It turned out that he just had an old Firefox installation and everything was good after an update through the Play Store.

For pictures it’s probably best to check out the Twitter timeline.

Since Mobilecamp is important for the mobile market in Germany I’m glad we could attend Mobilecamp and show off Firefox OS and educate people about the Web since we believe that the Web is the platform. Also a big “Thank you” to all the organizers, it was great! Thanks for everything!

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German-speaking Community – Status of goals

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At the German-speaking community meetup in February we set some goals to reach in 2015. In our last bi-weekly meeting we discussed the current status of those goals. Here’s a quick summary:

Completed:

  • Write to all “Localizers in Training” that have added themselves to the wiki and were never contacted -> done, but no feedback yet
  • Finish l10n documentation for beginners -> live on the wiki
  • Overall year goal SUMO: 90% of all articles (top 100) should always be updated and translated -> we’re currently at 100%
  • Overall year goal SUMO: for Firefox releases the top 100 articles should always be finished -> we’re currently at 100% for all releases since then
  • Better format for the meeting -> completely done and more efficient with the new Vidyo bi-weekly format (Meeting notes)

Working on it:

  • Community Tile -> mockup and first implementation (though not completely finished) got nice feedback, will finish the design by end of week so we can finish the wording
  • Organize Mozilla Weekend -> planning has started
  • Continue Rust meetups -> last one was on April 1 and there will be further meetups
  • Recruit 5 new Mozilla developers -> working on it
  • at least 10 FSA until end of year -> Brainstorming meeting with TJ on May 7
  • 2 new Reps to cover more regions and distribute work load -> Jan showed interest
  • Visual identity -> voting for a nice motive is done, we have two “winners” (mountains and “language borders”). We’ll come up with a few mockups and vote on them
  • Events in 5 cities where we never had an event before -> we have 2 invitations to events in Worms and Karlsruhe
  • Transfer websites/forums to Community IT -> blocked from Community IT side, bug

TODO:

  • Organize Add-ons SDK talk
  • Start meetups in Berlin to grow the local community there -> we have postponed that to after the Mozilla Weekend due to time contstraints
  • WoMoz -> we didn’t define this measurable, but we’ll try to start something at Mozilla Weekend if possible
  • Update mozilla.de content

Not defined as goal, but still happening:

  • Robert, Philipp and Arpad will start a Vienna (AT) meetup group \o/
  • Monthly meetups in Zurich (CH) and (about bi-monthly, informal) Bern (CH) by Mozilla Switzerland

In case you’re interested in helping out and contribute to Mozilla, you can find our Trello board with open tasks at: https://trello.com/b/jycYCGlR/mozilla-deutschsprachige-gemeinschaft

Thanks to everyone who worked hard on any of this, this will be a great year!

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German speaking Mozilla Community – Meeting Feedback

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On the 21st and 22nd of February 2015 we held the annual Meetup of the German speaking community. With this blog post I’d like to share the opinions of the participants, so others can benefit form our experience.

For the following graphs, 5 is “perfect” and 1 is “bad”.

Overall

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Overall we got quite good feedback for the whole event. Most of the attendees were happy with the meetup. This is also reflected in the work all contributors have done since the meetup. There are certainly a few things we can improve, but it’s good to know that it wasn’t a failure.

Discussions / Breakout sessions

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 20.57.41Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 20.57.49For the general discussions the overall feeling is reflected again.

The breakout sessions were quite short. This might be one point attendees didn’t like about it. I think we’ll get further input for the breakout sessions next time to make sure that all participants can benefit from them. But since we’re over “3” on average, there is no need to complete question our format of the breakout sessions.

Organization

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 21.00.55 Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 21.01.00Thanks to the great organizational help from Hagen Halbach, we could achieve our goal to give participants as much information about the event as possible before they traveled to Berlin. 78.6% saying that it was “perfect” says a lot. Thanks again to everyone who was involved with the organization!

Even though we shifted almost everything right before the event (on Saturday morning), the participants were happy with the time management. Great to see spontaneous people! ;)

Location / Food

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 21.08.45 Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 21.08.52Since almost 93% answered that the Mozilla office in Berlin was suited for the event, we will probably do it there the next time too. This might change if we get a lot of new contributors and grow a lot. The biggest meeting room was full during our general discussions, so it might be worth to have a look at any other bigger venue for more people.

The same goes for the food format we used. We had deliveries twice and went for dinner in a restaurant on Saturday. With more people delivery might get more confusing and might not work as well. Sorry again for my confusing instructions regarding lunch on Sunday, this can certainly be improved so everyone actually gets food. We also got a feedback that next time we should consider to have one order per person instead of doing a “buffet” style lunch as we did on Saturday to meet everyone’s taste.

Other input

There are also a few text inputs I’d like to mention here:

  • We should have talked more about Social Media
  • Localizer group was small, important people couldn’t come to the meetup
  • Community Building topics might be quite hard for technical people
  • We could do daily logistics emails to all participants
  • “It would have been great if everyone couldve [sic!] given their input on topics. A few contributors were not participating in discussions which lowers the quantity of valuable input.”
  • The presence of the few Mozilla employees were valued, even though a few people would have liked more input from the volunteers

And of course, completely selfish: “Michael+Hagen! Awesome guys!”

This is it. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this. The data is anonymous, so we won’t be able to name anyone. And now, keep on rocking the open web!

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FOSS Asia 2015 Singapore

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About FOSS Asia

FOSS Asia is a yearly FOSS community meetup in Asia. This year it was held from 13th to 15th of March in Singapore. Previous events were i.e. in Cambodia and Vietnam. You can find the schedule of the conference on their website.

Disclaimer: Mozilla was a sponsor of this event.

Disclaimer 2: I wasn’t sponsored by Mozilla, nevertheless helped out at the booth and on the track.

Singapore

I arrived in Singapore on Wednesday (directly from Mexico, where I left on Monday) and did some sightseeing to get to know the neighborhood. In the evening I went to the hackerspace.sg where they had a meetup and talks. It was very interesting and I had the chance to get to know the local cuisine after the meetup.

Friday

On Friday we were at the venue at about 8:30am to prepare our booth. But since our swag hadn’t arrived, we didn’t have much to put there. Therefore we decided to show Firefox OS to people. I showed it to Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for the Environment and Water Resources. He had a lot of great knowledge so I didn’t need to explain a lot.

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(Photo: Darwin Gosal)

So we listened to the talks and engaged with other attendees during the breaks. With a booth with some stickers, we could have had a bigger impact since all the people would have been in the same room.

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Gen Kenai talked about Firefox OS on the main track. I think it was great to have a talk about Firefox OS there since it was the only day we had everyone in the same room. Later Jan held a talk about JanOS on the main track as well. He’s doing a great job with it. You should definitely check that out!

Saturday

On Saturday we had our own Mozilla track.

9:00 am Collaborative Webmaking using TogetherJS Santosh
9:30 am Offline Communications in Firefox OS Jaipradeesh
10:00 am Firefox Hello –  The easiest way to connect for free over video with anyone, anywhere Priyanka Nag
10:30 am Building an Open Source Community Bob Reyes
11:00 am Firefox OS as a Thin Platform Soumya Deb
11:30 am Combining Firefox OS with Webmaker Michael Kohler
12:00 pm
1:00 pm INFA-Internet for All Dyvik Chenna
1:30 pm Appmaking is Now Diversified Santosh
2:00 pm Students Involvement in Mozilla’s project Raj
2:30 pm Localization of Firefox Marketplace Apps Biraj
3:00 pm Performance Efficient JavaScript Soumya Deb
3:30 pm Write once, Run anywhere – Develop Hybrid apps with Cordova Jaipradeesh
4:00 pm Mobile Web Compatibility Abdul Rauf

Our room was on Level 5 and wasn’t very easily discoverable, the registration desk had an overview of all locations though. Since no other tracks were located there, there were no “pass-by-and-maybe-stay-there”, but people actually needed to actively come to one of our sessions. We didn’t know that beforehand.

Nevertheless a few people showed up to our talks. Some talks were full, for some we had almost nobody attending.

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(Photo: Nhie)

In the evening all of the Mozillians went for a Chinese dinner together. After dinner we joined the pub crawl at Brewerkz at Clark Quay.

Sunday

On Sunday we continued with our track with workshops.

9:00 am Creating Your First Firefox OS App for Non-Coders Bob Reyes
9:30 am
10:00 am Webmaking with Mobile Raj and Biraj
10:30 am
11:00 am Security Testing for Developers Using OWASP ZAP Sumanth Damarla
11:30 am
12:00 pm
1:00 pm Webmaking in Public Space Fauzan+Rara+Yofie
1:30 pm
2:00 pm Workshop on getting started with MDN Priyanka
2:30 pm
3:00 pm Hacking on Gaia (1,5 Hour) Michael+Deb+Jai
3:30 pm
4:00 pm

We learned from Saturday and this time actively went up to people and asked them if they’re interested in our workshops and if they’d like to come. This resulted in a better attendance, but we couldn’t fill all the workshops.

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(Photo: Yofie)

Additionally we set up a second booth in the “main” room to attract more people. This certainly helped a lot.

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(Photo: Yofie)

Yofie did a great job with designing and printing out flyers with the schedule. After about 1 hour we had hung them all around the building (even in the elevators) to make people to come to our track.

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(Photo: Yofie)

Further we promoted the Bug Sprint over Twitter and with flyers on the walls. At least one person came to the Mozilla track and asked for more information. We later got the feedback from him, that he looked at the bugs, but they seemed to be “too big” to do then in a couple of hours.

Lessons learned (these are just my points, we need to have a more broad discussion with all the people involved):

  • Next time we should have a general overview of the location before the event (is there a main booth room? Where are the tracks located exactly?)
  • Swag should arrive in time. I did not check what exactly the problem was, but at conferences it’s critical to have at least some stickers. Also you need to have something to mark the booth with (table cloth would be perfect).
  • Further, in my opinion, it wouldn’t hurt to have a roll-banner to use for the booth. It’s hard to tell what booth it is when people stand in front of the swag.
  • Having a “Web” and “Mozilla” track is difficult. Non-Mozillians will often choose the web track since it’s more general. Maybe we could “inject” a few talks into the other tracks? Maybe we could move all technical presentations to the different tracks and have only “evangelism” talks at our track? (this is not solely my idea, Deb and all others helped a lot last night)
  • Aggressively advertising workshops helps.
  • People are interested in Mozilla, maybe we could do even more outreach during the breaks.

We have started a discussion about the “lessons learned” on Discourse. Join in if you have attended #fossasia (or otherwise if you have good input).

You can find all Mozilla-related tweets from FOSSAsia with the hastag #MozAsia.

I’d like to thank all the organizers for their great work. Well done! It was a pleasure to be there. I certainly had a lot of fun in South East Asia and I could imagine coming back!

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(Photo: Yofie)

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Treffen der deutschsprachigen Mozilla Gemeinschaft – Tag 2 (DE / EN)

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(English version below every paragraph)

Das ist der dritte Eintrag zum Treffen der deutschsprachigen Mozilla Gemeinschaft. Insgesamt werden drei Teile veröffentlicht. Die vorherigen Teile findest du hier: Tag 0, Tag 1, Tag 2 .

This is the third post regarding the German-speaking Mozilla community meetup. There will be three parts in total. You can find all previous parts here: day 0, day 1, day 2 .

Das Treffen fand vom 20. bis am 22. Februar 2015 statt. Um die Koordination unter den Freiwilligen im deutschsprachigen Raum (Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz) zu gewährleisten, treffen wir uns jährlich um unsere Pläne und Ziele für das jeweilige Jahr zu definieren. Zusätzlich ist es natürlich auch wichtig, sich von Zeit zu Zeit zu treffen, da einige Diskussionen einfacher und schneller in einem Gespräch vor Ort geführt werden können. Insgesamt haben 27 Personen teilgenommen.

The meetup was held on February 20 to February 22 2015. To facilitate the coordination between all volonteers and staff living/working in the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) we meet once a year to discuss any topics, plans and goals for the year. Further it’s important to meet regularly to have certain discussions in person since these are faster and more efficient. In total 27 persons attended this meetup.

 (Foto/Photo: Hagen Halbach)

Tag 2 / day 2

Am Sonntag starteten wir auch um 10:00 Uhr im Berliner Büro.

On Sunday we once again started at 10am at the Berlin Office.

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10:00 13:00 Planung 2015 / Events / Ziele / Rollenverteilung etherpad 45′ Alle
13:00 13:45 Inhalt mozilla.de 45′ Alle
13:45 14:15 IRC Meeting + Zusammenfassung Treffen 30′ Alle
14:00 Abreise oder weitere Diskussionen Alle

Zuerst trafen wir uns wieder in den Gruppen, um die Ziele zu besprechen. Danach versammelten wir uns wieder, um diese gemeinsam zu besprechen und zu notieren.

At first we had the same breakout groups again, this time to evaluate goals for 2015. After that we discussed those together with the whole group and decided on goals.

Lokalisierung / Localization

Die Lokalisierung-Gruppe hat einige Punkte ausgearbeitet. Zum einen wurden diverse Wiki-Seiten überarbeitet und aktualisiert, zum andern wurden diverse Themen besprochen. Die gesamte Übersicht gibt’s hier.

The l10n group has worked out a few points. First they updated multiple wiki pages. Second they discussed several other topics. You can find the overview of topics here.

Ziele / Goals:

  • Dokumentation auf dem Wiki fertigstellen / finish the documentation on the wiki
  • “Localizers in Training” anschreiben und nachfragen / get in touch with the “Localizers in Training”

SUMO

SUMO hat eine Einführung in die neuen Tools durchgeführt. Zusätzlich wurden einige Ziele formuliert.

SUMO has done an introduction into the new tools. Further they decided on a few goals.

Ziele / Goals:

  • 90% der Artikel sollen immer übersetzt sein / have 90% of all articles on SUMO translated all the time
  • Zu den Firefox Releases sollen immer die wichtigsten 100 Artikel übersetzt sein / for Firefox releases all of the top 100 articles should be translated

Programmierung / Programming

Die “Programmierung” Gruppe hat auch einige interessante Sachen ausgebearbeitet. Alles hier aufzulisten wäre zu viel. Daher sei euch ein Blick auf ihr Etherpad gegönnt.

Ziele / Goals:

  • “Mozilla Day” veranstalten (nicht nur für Entwickler) / Organize a “Mozilla Day” (this does not only cover developers)
  • Vortrag zu Jetpack abhalten / give a talk on Jetpack
  • Rust Meetups weiterführen / continue the Rust meetups
  • Developer Meetups in Berlin / developer meetups in Berlin
  • 5 neue Mozilla Entwickler rekrutieren / recruit 5 new dev contributors

Community Builing

In der “Community Building” Gruppe haben wir diverse Themen besprochen. Unter anderem haben wir angeschaut, was momentan funktioniert und was nicht. Wir haben auch über Firefox Student Ambassadors und Recognition gesprochen. Hier gibt’s den Gesamtüberblick.

In the community building group we talked about different topics. For example we looked at what’s working now and what’s not. Further we talked about Firefox Student Ambassadors and recognition. You can find the overview here.

Ziele / Goals:

  • mind. 10 FSA bis Jahresende / have at least 10 FSA until the end of the year
  • 2 neue Reps im Norden von Deutschland / have 2 new Reps in the north of Germany
  • WoMoz / get WoMoz started (this is a difficult task, let’s see)
  • Visuelle Identität (Logo) fertigstellen bis Ende 2. Quartal / finish the visual identity (logo) until end of Q2
  • mind. 5 Events in Städten, die vorher noch kein Event hatten / have at least 5 events in cities, where we never did events before
  • Mozilla Day / Weekend
  • “Onboarding” Prozess definieren / define onboarding process
  • Besseres Format für das wöchentliche Meeting / better format for the weekly meeting

Webseiten / Websites

Alle deutschen Mozilla Seiten laufen momentan auf dem Server von Kadir. Da Kadir nicht mehr so viel Zeit hat, wäre es gut, wenn alles zu “Community IT” umgezogen wird. Dies wurde am Meetup besprochen und für “OK” befunden. Der Bug dazu befindet sich hier.

All German Mozilla sites are currently hosted by Kadir. Since Kadir doesn’t have enough time to support them, the goal is to move them to Community IT. This was agreen upon at the community meetup. You can find the relevant bug here.

Ziel / Goal:

  • Alle Seiten umziehen / transfer all sites
  • Inhalt von mozilla.de überarbeiten / refresh the mozilla.de content

Alle diese Ideen, Pläne und Ziele sind in einem Trello-Board zusammengefasst. Jeder der deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft kann sich da einem Eintrag zuordnen und daran arbeiten. Mit diesem wollen wir die verschiedenen Pläne und Ziele übers Jahr hindurch verfolgen und abarbeiten.

All these plans and goals are summarized in our Trello board. All German speaking community members can self-assign a task and work on it. With this board we want to track and work on all our plans.

 (Foto/Photo: Hagen Halbach)

Danach haben wir uns über den Inhalt von mozilla.de unterhalten. Grundsätzlich wird der Inhalt komplett überarbeitet. Hier die Liste an Funktionen, die die neue Seite haben soll.

After that we discussed what features should be on the mozilla.de website. In general, all the content will be updated.

  • Produkt- und Projektübersicht / product and project overview
  • Landeseite (Community Tile) / landing page for the community tile
  • Liste von Veranstaltungen / list of events
  • Download-Button
  • Link auf “Contribute” / link to “contribute”
  • Link auf Mailingliste (kein Support!) / link to the mailing list (no support!)
  • Link auf den Newsletter / link to the newsletter
  • Planet
  • Social Media
  • Prominenter Link auf SUMO / prominent link to SUMO for help
  • Link Wörterbücher / link to the dictionaries

(Foto/Photo: Hagen Halbach)

Am Ende haben wir uns über das wöchentliche Meeting unterhalten und einen Vorschlag ausgearbeitet, um dieses effizienter zu machen. Folgende Anpassungen werden durchgeführt, sobald die Einzelheiten geklärt sind (wird über die Mailingliste diskutiert). Bis dahin bleibt alles beim Alten.

At the end we talked about our weekly meeting and drafted a proposal how to make it more efficient. The following changes will be done once everything is clear (we’re discussing this on the mailing list). Until then everything stays the same.

  • Verschiebung von wöchentlich auf zweiwöchentlich / biweekly instead of weekly
  • nicht mehr nur IRC, sondern Vidyo (Videochat-Programm) / Vidyo instead of IRC
  • Alles wird wie gewohnt in einem Etherpad dokumentiert, so dass auch andere mitdiskutieren können / document everything on the Etherpad so everybody can join without Vidyo
    • Workflow: Etherpad -> Meeting -> Etherpad
  • Die finalen Einträge aus dem Etherpad werden ins Wiki abgelegt, da diese dort durchsuchbar sind / the final meeting notes will be copied to the Wiki from the Etherpad

 

Feedback / Lessions learned (nur Englisch, da nur für Mozilla Reps relevant)

  • planning long-term before events makes sense
  • the office is a good location for these kind of meetups, but not for bigger ones
  • there is never enough time to discuss everything together, so individual breakouts are necessary

 

Ich möchte mich bei allen Teilnehmer für die informativen und konstruktiven Diskussionen bedanken. Ich glaube, dass wir einiges zu tun haben im 2015, wenn wir jedoch die Motivation vom Treffen mitnehmen können und unsere Pläne und Ziele umsetzen können, wird dies ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr. Alle Fotos vom Treffen findet ihr auf flickr.

I’d like to thank all attendees who participated in very informative and constructive discussions during the weekend. I think that we have a lot to do in 2015. If we can save the motivation from this meetup and work on our defined plans and goals, we’ll have a very successful year. You can find all pictures of the meetup on flickr.

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Treffen der deutschsprachigen Mozilla Gemeinschaft – Tag 1 (DE / EN)

Posted by in Mozilla, MozillaDeutsch, mozillareps

(English version below every paragraph)

Das ist der zweite Eintrag zum Treffen der deutschsprachigen Mozilla Gemeinschaft. Insgesamt werden drei Teile veröffentlicht. Die weiteren findest du hier: Tag 0, Tag 1, Tag 2 .

This is the second post regarding the German-speaking Mozilla community meetup. There will be three parts in total. You can find all other parts here: day 0, day 1, day 2 .

Das Treffen fand vom 20. bis am 22. Februar 2015 statt. Um die Koordination unter den Freiwilligen im deutschsprachigen Raum (Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz) zu gewährleisten, treffen wir uns jährlich um unsere Pläne und Ziele für das jeweilige Jahr zu definieren. Zusätzlich ist es natürlich auch wichtig, sich von Zeit zu Zeit zu treffen, da einige Diskussionen einfacher und schneller in einem Gespräch vor Ort geführt werden können. Insgesamt haben 27 Personen teilgenommen.

The meetup was held on February 20 to February 22 2015. To facilitate the coordination between all volonteers and staff living/working in the German speaking countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) we meet once a year to discuss any topics, plans and goals for the year. Further it’s important to meet regularly to have certain discussions in person since these are faster and more efficient. In total 27 persons attended this meetup.

 (Foto/Photo: Brian King)

 

Tag 1 / day 1

Am Samstag um 10:00 Uhr ging’s los mit dem ersten offiziellen Tag.

On Saturday we started the first official day at 10am.

Beginn Ende Thema Dauer Wer
10:00 10:30 Kennenlernen, Mozilla allgemein 30′ Alle
10:30 12:00 Einführende Diskussionen + Mozilla Goals 1h 30′ Alle
12:00 13:00 Diskussionen / Planung in Gruppen 1h Gruppen
13:00 14:00 Mittagessen im Office 1h Alle
14:00 15:30 Rückmeldung der Gruppenarbeiten + Diskussionen 1h 30′ Alle
16:30 17:30 Participation 2015 (Englisch) 1h Alle
17:30 19:00 Community Tiles 1h 30′ Alle
20:00 22:00 Abendessen 2h 30′ Alle

Wir eröffneten das Treffen mit einer kurzen Vorstellungsrunde, da sich noch nicht alle gekannt haben. Es war schön zu sehen, dass aus allen Ecken des Mozilla Projektes Leute angereist sind, um die Zukunft zu planen.

We began the meetup with a short introduction round since not all of the attendees knew each other. It was nice to see that from all around the Mozilla projects people came to Berlin to discuss and plan the future.

Danach führte uns Brian in die Ziele und Pläne von Mozilla für das Jahr 2015 ein. Dabei standen vorallem Firefox (wieder mehr Fokus auf Desktop), Firefox OS (Benutzer-getriebene Strategie), Content Services (Differenziertheit von Einkommen) und Webmaker im Vordergrund. Damit wir unsere Ziele definieren können, müssen wir auch die Ziele von Mozilla kennen.

After that Brian introduced us to Mozilla’s goals and plans for 2015. Firefox (more focus on Desktop this year), Firefox OS (user driven strategy), Content Services (differentiate income) and Webmaker were the focus. To reach our goals for the community we also need to know about Mozilla’s overall goals so we can align them.

Nach dieser Einführung haben wir den momentanen Status der Gemeinschaft bestimmt. Dies wurde anhand einer SWOT-Analyse gemacht (Stärken, Schwächen, Möglichkeiten, Gefahren).

To know where we currently stand with our community, we did a “SWOT” analysis (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats).

Stärken / Strengths:

  • L10N: umgesetzte Menge und Qualität / L10N: amount of work that was done and the quality of it
  • Viele Projekte in der Gemeinschaft vertreten / a lot of different projects are worked on by the community
  • Wir hatten mehr Events als in 2013 / we had more (and more impactful) events in 2013
  • Spontanität / spontanous

Schwächen / Weaknesses:

  •  Viel Arbeit / a lot of work
  • “Bus Faktor” / “bus factor”
  • Kommunikation / communication
  • Wenige Social Media Aktivitäten / not a lot of social media activities
  • Wöchentliche Meetings sind nicht effizient genug / weekly meetings aren’t very efficient
  • ….

Möglichkeiten / Opportunities:

  • Web Standards
  • Rust
  • Datenschutz / privacy
  • Firefox Student Ambassadors

Gefahren / Threats:

  • Fragmentierung / fragmentation
  • Chrome + Google Services

 (Foto/Photo: Hagen Halbach)

Danach haben wir uns in diverse Gruppen aufgeteilt, um gruppenspezifische Arbeiten zu erledigen und zu diskutieren. Dazu gehören “Lokalisierung”, “Programming”, “Community Building” und “Webseiten”.

We splitted up in different groups to discuss group-specific topics and report back to everybody. We had “Localization”, “Developer Engagement / Programming”, “Community Building” and “Websites”.

Nach dieser Gruppenarbeit kamen wir zusammen und haben bereits erste Ergebnisse diskutiert. Weitere Informationen zu den Arbeitsergebnissen dieser Gruppe folgen im Beitrag zum Tag 2.

We discussed the first outcomes of the groups together. Please refer to day 2 to see the results.

Am Samstag kam Markus vorbei. Markus möchte regelmässige Veranstaltungen in Berlin durchführen, um die Präsenz von Mozilla in Berlin zu vergrössern und eine lokale Gemeinschaft zu gründen. Wir begrüssen diese Idee natürlich und werden in 2015 Markus mit dabei unterstützen!

Markus, a local developer from Berlin, came by on Saturday. He’d like to organize regular events in Berlin to increase the presence of Mozilla in the city and to build a local community. We like this idea and will support him in 2015!

 (Foto/Photo: Mario Behling)

Nach der Gruppendiskussion hatte Brian eine weitere Information: Participation. Hier verweise ich gerne auf den Blogeintrag von Mark Surman, um das genauer zu erklären.

After the group discussions Brian had further information: Participation. Please refer to Mark Surman’s blogpost to get more information about that.

Als Abschluss des offiziellen Teil des Tages führten wir eine Diskussion über das sogenannte “Community Tile”. Bei Firefox wird bei neuen Profilen beim Öffnen von neuen Tabs eine Übersicht an diversen Kacheln angezeigt. Eine dieser Kacheln ist für die Gemeinschaft reserviert und kann dafür verwendet werden. Wir diskutierten und sind zum Schluss gekommen, dass es sich bei diesem Link um eine Seite handeln sollte, welche die deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft erklärt und den Benutzern mitteilt, wer Mozilla ist und dass auch Leute aus dem deutschsprachigen Teil der Welt daran mitarbeiten.

At the end of the official part of the day we had a discussion about the “Community Tile”. When you open a new tab in a new Firefox profile you’ll see an overview of different sites you can visit. One of these links is reserved for the community. We discussed our proposal and came to the conclusion that we should focus to tell everyone what the German speaking community does and especially that there are local people working on Mozilla projects.

 

 

CommunityTiles

(Foto/Photo: Hagen Halbach)

Ihr fragt euch, wer alles mit dabei war? Seht selbst!

Want to see who was there? See for yourself!

 

 (Foto/Photo: Brian King)

Ich möchte mich bei allen Teilnehmer für die informativen und konstruktiven Diskussionen bedanken. Ich glaube, dass wir einiges zu tun haben im 2015, wenn wir jedoch die Motivation vom Treffen mitnehmen können und unsere Pläne und Ziele umsetzen können, wird dies ein sehr erfolgreiches Jahr. Alle Fotos vom Treffen findet ihr auf flickr.

I’d like to thank all attendees who participated in very informative and constructive discussions during the weekend. I think that we have a lot to do in 2015. If we can save the motivation from this meetup and work on our defined plans and goals, we’ll have a very successful year. You can find all pictures of the meetup on flickr.

Nun geht es weiter mit dem Tag 2.

Now continue reading day 2.

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