This team is part of Mozilla's Open Innovation Team.
- 1 🌅 3 Year Vision
- 2 👍 Principles for Participation
- 3 ✅ Strategic Objectives for Participation
- 4 🚩 Collaboration model
- 5 Execution
- 5.1 👥 Who is the team?
- 5.2 ❤️❤️ Who are our volunteer contributors?
- 5.3 🙌🏼 How to get involved
- 5.4 🚀 Current Projects
- 5.4.1 Fireside Chat (SEPT 2016)
- 5.4.2 Volunteer Management Systems
- 5.4.3 Reps Portal
- 5.4.4 Community Analytics
- 5.4.5 Discourse 💬
- 5.4.6 Participation Infrastructure
- 5.4.7 Access for non-staff Mozillians to documents and collaborative tools, Mozilla identity
- 5.4.8 Communication & Collaboration (c24n / CoCo) Tools List
- 5.4.9 ParSys Turing Days
🌅 3 Year Vision
By 2020, Mozillians and participants find it easy to access, understand and collaborate on Mozilla’s projects, allowing them to be effective and feel good about contributing to the mission.
- Mozilla is a great participatory organization, welcoming to staff, volunteers, and allied community alike
- Programs see the value participation brings to their efforts, and are able to build it into their processes and workflows
- Mozilla is knowable and understandable leading people to see where and how they can make high value contributions
- Our software tools continue to evolve in ways that encourage (responsible) openness and match our aspiration for being a great participatory organization
👍 Principles for Participation
- Volunteers have access to the right data, at the right time, through the right tools
- Not all volunteers need access to all data (e.g. based on data sensitivity, NDA-status, etc.), but they do need to be able to seamlessly access what they need to execute Mozilla’s mission
- Great ideas come from everywhere
- Foster creation and collaboration, whether it originates from paid staff or from our amazing community of volunteers
- Decrease inertia while protecting Mozilla’s brand
- Low barrier for entry to get started as a volunteer and use progressively higher bars for representing Mozilla’s brand
- Appropriate cost & security controls
- By default, paid staff and volunteers should use the same platforms and tools
✅ Strategic Objectives for Participation
- Enable Mozilla ID
- Deliver volunteer management systems
- Evolve collaboration systems
🚩 Collaboration model
The program will be developed in close collaboration between IT and Participation.
- Participation and IT teams will co-design solutions
- Joint steering committee to oversee program
- Co-ownership at program and product level
👥 Who is the team?
As of Q1 2017
- Henrik Mitsch, Senior Manager Participation Systems
- Arielle Kilroy, Senior Product Manager
- Leo McArdle, Discourse Engineer
- Megan Branson, UX Designer
- John (Nemo) Giannelos, Senior Software Engineer
- Nikos Roussos, Front End Software Engineer
- Anastasios (Tasos) Katsoulas, Senior Software Engineer
- Viorela Ioia, QA Engineer
- Yousef Alam, Operations Engineer
❤️❤️ Who are our volunteer contributors?
- Clemens Wiesinger, consultation on project management and product strategy & design
- Daniele Scasciafratte, contributing code to Reps and Mozillians.org
- Manel Rhaiem, contributing insights to Mozilla Community Analytics
- Michael Buluma, Participation Systems Infrastructure engineering, Discourse administration
- Michael Kohler, contributing code to Reps and Mozillians.org, data mining Mozilla Community Analytics, frequent consultation on various matters
- Robert Kaiser, consultation on project management
- Stefania Ioana Chiorean, consultation on various matters
- Tanner Filip, Participation Systems Infrastructure engineering, Discourse administration
- André Jaenisch, filing bugs and always being a helping hand on #participationsystems
🙌🏼 How to get involved
The Participation Systems initiative is a run by a cross-organization team working on discrete, finite-duration projects. Each project has its own goals and composition of engaged stakeholders. For more information on how to get involved, click on the wiki page for each project below.
For general questions, urgent support requests or the casual chat, join us on:
- IRC channel #participationsystems (Mibbit)
- the Participation Systems category on Discourse
- Mozillians.org Mentored bugs
- the participationsystems channel on Telegram
And of course we also respond to a number of Bugzilla Products/Components.
🚀 Current Projects
Fireside Chat (SEPT 2016)
During a Fireside Chat on Air Mozilla in September 2016 George Roter (Head of Participation) and Josh Howard (Enterprise Architect) had a conversation on the strategic goals of the Volunteer Management Systems (VMS) initiative.
Volunteer Management Systems
Old Project Wiki page (Participation Metrics)
Discourse Evolution project wiki page
Subproject: Community website migration
Access for non-staff Mozillians to documents and collaborative tools, Mozilla identity
Communication & Collaboration (c24n / CoCo) Tools List
ParSys Turing Days
ParSys Turing Day microsite