Engagement/Developer Engagement/Technical Evangelism

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This information is legacy and does not reflect the current status. The tech evangelism team has a new name: DevRel. Find us on the new Developer Relations team wiki.
Technical Evangelism
Team Lead: Mark Coggins Mailing List: evangelism@lists.mozilla.org
Mozilla's Technology Evangelism group engages with developers and the broader web community to:
  • Share the Mozilla mission of openness, innovation and opportunity on the web
  • Encourage adoption of open web standards and open standards-based technology created by Mozilla and others in support of our mission
  • Provide developer enablement resources
  • Collect and champion developer feedback on Mozilla initiatives and technology
  • Understand competing initiatives and technology from for-profit players

Communication Channels

Name Description Location Notes
Hacks Blog Information about open web technology of interest to developers. hacks.mozilla.org Editorial guidelines and calendar
Hacks YouTube Video Channel Videos of talks, demonstrations and how-tos. Mozhacks on YouTube
Hacks on Twitter Tweets about open web technology. @mozhacks
Mozilla Apps Dev on Twitter Tweets for open web app developers from Mozilla's Developer Relations team. @mozappsdev
Firefox Apps & Hacks A (more-or-less) monthly newsletter for developers focused on Firefox OS, Firefox Marketplace, the Open Web Apps ecosystem Subscribe here.
Evangelism discussion group Public discussion group about Mozilla evangelism activities evangelism@lists.mozilla.org
Feedback channel on UserVoice Feedback channel for ideas for the Developer Tools in Firefox http://mzl.la/devtools
Stack Overflow Sponsored tags by Mozilla on Stack Overflow http://stackoverflow.com/r/mozilla

Team: Role & Focus

Name Role Q3 Focus
Mark Coggins Team lead. Plan and lead execution of the Firefox OS developer engagement initiative.
Frédéric Harper Firefox OS Evangelist. Work his magic to help Firefox OS developers to be successful. Recruit developers--and their apps--to the Firefox OS platform.
Christian Heilmann Principal Developer Evangelist. Making the world love HTML5 and the open web as much as I do. Helping Mozilla folk to speak to developers. Train and recruit volunteer evangelists and speakers, update speaker reps materials and represent Tech Evan on the developer event committee.
Havi Hoffman Content wrangler. Creating developer content, planning developer events and moving information across time and space. Strategy for Firefox OS Apps Workshops and "Phones for App" program. Increase participation on Transifex Apps Localization Project.
Robert Nyman Technical Evangelist. Editor of Mozilla Hacks. Increase readership of Hacks Blog. Capture developer feedback through User Voice.
Jason Weathersby Firefox OS Evangelist. Recruit developers--and their apps--to the Firefox OS platform.

Key Q3 Goals

  • Enable acceptance of 900 new Firefox OS apps in the Marketplace, 195 of which were created by developers with whom we have a direct relationship.
  • Complete full plan for recruiting, training and rewarding volunteer evangelists and speakers.

Key Initiatives