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Overview of Session

Title of Session (should also be the title of your Wiki page): Experience from hosting Mozilla Summer Of Code parties, why you should host one next time and what to do better

Facilitator(s): Julian Viereck

Are you paid or volunteer staff?: Paid

Area of Contribution (Team Name): Mozilla Labs / PDF.JS Project

How are you currently involved with the community?: Working on PDF.JS / presenting the project on conferences (meetups) / co-host of the Mozilla Summer Of Code Party in Ch-Zurich 2012

Location of Work (where do you reside?): Switzerland | Germany

Talk Length (please choose between 30, 60, 90, 120 minutes): 30

Summary: Have you hosted a Summer of Code Party? Then tell us your experience! Wasn't it awesome? If not, how can we make it better? If it was awesome, how can we make it even more awesome? If you haven't hosted a meeting, why? You missed a lot of fun --- come by and tell us!

How your session furthers the MozCamp Goals ( The Mozilla Summer Of Code was a centric event of educating people how to use the web, how to change it and have fun doing this. Also, it was a event where people came together from different places and shared a common interest - and that from all over the world at the same time! Continue this kind of events is centric to achieve the Mozilla Mission. Therefore, it's good to review the past events and make sure more people get empowered/motivated to do an event on their own next time.

Expected Outcome or Deliverable: new hosts for next summer of code parties; "better" summer of code parties based on best practices exchanged in this session; interconnect hosts to make aware this was a world wide event and maybe have some "call other people at the other side of the world" action during the next summer of code party?

Desired Audience Type or Skill-set: Nothing - open to everyone!

Equipment Needs (Video projector already included):


If you would like, submit a Question for the Speaker(s) or indicate what information you hope to gain by attending this talk here:

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Place your name here if you would like to attend this talk:

  • Michelle Thorne
  • Oskar Ivanić
  • Szabolcs Hubai
  • Alina Mierlus
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The notes include notes taken from this session (at the bottom) as well as notes taken by Michelle during the discussion about SOC that happend during breakfast: