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During the Arabic Mozilla Meetup, 2014's version, our aim is to strengthen the inter-communities links and bring together active contributors from Arabic countries in one place for discussions and presentations mainly around localization and Firefox OS. We also intend to plan for the future of Mozilla's presence in the region, with the one overarching goal: getting a solid ground ready to welcome Firefox OS in the region.


Applications are closed, however you can still join the Arabic Mozilla mailing list and get the latest about the community. Thank you.


The meetup will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Istanbul Pera, Turkey.


October 31st to November 3rd.


October 31st

  • Arrival: all day
  • Casual get-together for dinner at the hotel at 8:00 PM.

November 1st

  • 7:00 - 9:00: Breakfast at the hotel
  • 9:00 - 9:30 Welcoming remarks by "organizing committee" + 30sec brief introduction by each participant
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Community Lightening Talks
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Coffee Break
  • 10:15 - 10:45 Overview of the goals and outcomes of the meetup: why are we here today? How can we make the most out of this meetup?
  • 10:45 - 11:45 SWOT Analysis Group Exercise
  • 11:45 - 12:30 Leadership
  • 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Structure
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Community Building Session
  • 17:15 - 17:45 Events: brainstorming about coming events
  • 17:45 - 18:00 Recap
  • 18:00 - 19:30 Free time
  • 19:30 - 00:00 Surprise Dinner (Bus will pick you up to go to the place.)

November 2nd

  • 7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 - 9:10 Quick recap + Setting the theme for day 2
  • 9:10 - 10:15 Tools/ Resources
  • 10:15 - 10:30 Coffee break
  • 10:30 - 12:15 Looking ahead: the future of the Arabic community
  • 12:15 - 13:45 Lunch Break
  • 13:45 - 14:30 Webmaker session: Ali
  • Localization track:
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Localization + Introducing the new localization plan
  • Firefox OS track:
    • 14:30 - 15:30 Firefox OS specific.
  • 15:30 - 16:00 [Hands-on] How to use the MozTrap platform to test locales (QA)
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Break
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Recap with all action points and owners and the follow up procedures
  • 17:15 - 18:00 Closing
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Free time
  • 19:00 - 22:00 Dinner (

November 3rd

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Departures: Saying goodbye already! Bohoo :(


Attending the Meetup means that Mozilla will cover all your visa, airfare, hotel and food expenses.


Mozilla will only pay for flights that arrive on the 31st of October and leave by the 3rd of November. Coming or leaving on different dates will require the participant to pay for the flight cost difference (if any).


Mozilla will only cover for hotel nights from the 31st October to the 3rd November. If you wish to extend your stay in Istanbul, your are more than welcome to do so but please note that it will be at your own cost.
Hotel website:
Location: OSM map here

Wrong location on Google Maps, use OSM link above


  • Please make sure that you have the address of the hotel with you
  • If you want to use the minibar in your room, Mozilla will not cover that. You have to cover it by yourself


From Airport to the hotel
Option 1:

  • Metro from Airport to Aksaray station.
  • Then bus to Şişhane, or walk form Aksaray to Yenikapi Metro station (5 min), to Şişhane metro station.

Option 2:

Option 3:

  • Taxi (not the best option according to trip advisor and other web portals).

Note: Keep the receipt with you and if you are arriving in group, is better to move all together


Friday Night Dinner:
At the hotel. Time: 8:00 PM

  • Tomato soup
  • Mediterranean Salad served with Lemon Sauce
  • Grilled Sea Bass Fillets, Fried Potatoes with Parsley and Carrots Sautéed with The Procedure Visi
  • Semolina Halva with Ice Cream
  • 2 soft drinks included

Saturday Night Dinner
Surprise Dinner: 7:30 PM a bus will pick you up to go to the place.

  • Hors d'oeuvres dishes
  • Fresh seasonal salad
  • Grilled Fish, Chicken Steak, Meat Balls or Vegetarian Meal ( vegetarian meal required during the confirmation please)
  • Dessert
  • Unlimited local drinks (include a selection of local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Imported drinks are available for an extra charge)
  • Turkish coffee

Sunday Night Dinner :
You have to be at 7:00 PM at
The menu name is Naum Pasa's Specialty and it has Mixed Turkish Kebaps, Bulghur rice, Yogurt, Gavurdag Salad (Chopped cucumber, tomato, green pepper, walnut with pomegranate molasses sauce) and 1 non-alcoholic beverage.


  • The menu follow the halal diet
  • Vegetarian option available for the person who requested


On a more general note we will be using #arabicmozilla extensively so join us for any questions you have.


During the meetup it is expected to heavily tweet, take pics, post on all social networks etc :) Please use #‎ArabicMozilla14 for all of those!

General Information

Things to bring with you:

  • Firefox OS Device (If you have one)
  • Your laptop (don't bring a PC with you :p)
  • Some winter cloths and umbrella
  • Copy of your itinerary (Your tickets)
  • The Invitation letter (if you have a visa)
  • The Hotel Address
  • A Copy of the wiki (You can save it as PDF from Firefox Browser on Android)
  • Some cash money or your credit card (Just in case)
  • Yourself :)

Weather information:

Things to see around the hotel