Contribute/Meetup/Singapore Nov 2012
The purpose of this meetup was to get people involved with community building at Mozilla together to come to a shared understanding about how we could increase our support of community building efforts and to develop specific plans for increasing support.
- In Singapore: Chit Thiri Maung, Vineel Reddy, Amy Tsay, Ali Spivak, Gen Kanai, Pierros Papadeas, Madalina Ana, Chelsea Novak, Matej Novak, Rosana Ardila, Peter Pin-Guang Chen, Irvin Chen, William Quiviger, Viking KARWUR, Eusebio Barrun, Natasha Ma, Bob Chao, Vikash Agrawal, Kang-Hao (Kenny) Lu, Artanto (Pepe) Ishaam, Fauzan Alfi, Ankit Gadgil, Soumya Deb, William Reynolds
- Remote: Michelle Marovich, David Boswell, Rachel Zhang, Brian King
Most of the meetup was structured as a way to collaborate on a number of working documents about a number of relevant issues.
Open projects don't automatically have healthy and growing communities. People are needed to make sure projects are set up for participation and are functioning well. We talked about what role a community builder has in a project and how they can be set up for success.
Systems and Data
The size of the volunteer opportunity is huge and systems and data can help us handle the volume and scale up processes. We looked at a strawman set of requirements for what functionality would be helpful in a community building system.
Mozilla is a big project and we can help people get connected to the right project by providing clear pathways for the functional areas they're interested in and the regional areas where they live. We looked at the regional funnels that exist in Asia and how to support them.
Education and Communications
There is a lot of great expertise about community building at Mozilla that we can capture and spread to people who want to learn more. We reviewed the recent community building workshops and brainstormed about how to develop these further.
Recognition and Development
Recognizing people for their contributions is key to keeping people involved in Mozilla. We created a list of different ways to recognize people and looked at how Webdev Stewards are integrating recognition into each step of the webdev contribution pathway.
Community and Corporation Relationship
Team members from Mozilla Taiwan shared learnings from their experience with Mozilla opening an office in Taiwan and how that effort was experienced by the existing MozTW community.
Community building should be supported and encouraged by the Mozilla Corporation and Foundation. We talked about what support would be useful and how some current governance structures might be changed to make participation more effective and constructive.
Etherpad and Video
Find out more on the etherpad for the meetup:
A vidyo recording of the event is also available: