Participation/Community Gatherings/Arabic Gathering 2016

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The Arabic Gathering will take place on October 22nd and 23rd in Casablanca, Morocco. It will be a two day meeting with volunteers from arabic countries.


The goals of this gathering are:

  • Align attendees with what is happening at Mozilla
  • Improve individual and team skills to be more effective in their contributions and as a result providing more impact to Mozilla’s main initiatives.


Saturday, Oct 22nd

Time Session
9:00-9:30 Introductions
9:30-10:15 Mozilla and Participation Team Goals
10:15-11:15 Personal Leadership
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:30 Rust and communities
12:30-13:15 Giving feedback
13:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Cultural differences - unconscious bias
14:45-16:00 Community Health discussion
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:00 Planning for impact
17:00-18:00 Lightning talks

Sunday, Oct 23rd

Time Session
9:00-10:00 Reps.Next
10:00-11:00 Mozilla on Campus
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Mozilla's key Internet Issues
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:30 Diversity & Inclusion
13:30-14:30 WebVR
14:30-14:45 Break
14:45-15:30 Activate Campaign
15:30-16:00 Building Partnerships
16:00-18:00 Planification

Code of Conduct

As for every Mozilla event, we will have a Code of Conduct for all the participants.

Emergency plan

Also, there is an Emergency plan in case that something happens, with information about who to contact, where's the local authority and emergency phones.


Mozilla Staff

Participation Team

  • Ruben Martin
  • Christos Bacharakis
  • Pierros Papadeas

Contact persons

  • Ruben Martin
  • Contact offsite: Francisco Picolini


  • Hashtag: #mozarab16
  • Channels:
    • Arabic CG Telegram group
    • Email


  • Le Trianon
    • Address: 4 Rue AL Bouhtouri Quartier Gauthier. Maarif Casablanca Maroc.

Getting from the airport to your hotel

We will be providing transportation for all participants. If you loose that, there are at least 3 options to get into the city:

  • Bus: Travel time around 2 hs. Take bus 128 until T.Jamila, and change to bus 60 until Twin (there's a big mall across the street). There are more information in google maps.
    • Ticket price: 0,40-0,60 USD (4 MAD) each trip.
  • Train: Train leaves from level -1 each hour on weekdays. Go direction Casa Port or Gare Casa port. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Then you have to walk 30 minutes, or take bus 009E until Apia. More info on Google Maps.
    • Ticket price: 3-4 USD (30 MAD)
    • Oficial site ONCF
  • Taxi: located in level 0. Travel cost around 30 USD, and it won't be reimbursed.


  • New Work Lab
    • Address: 17, rue Najib Mahfoud, 3ème Etage, Place Ollier, Quartier Gauthier, Casablanca

Getting from the Hotel to the Venue


Venue is 5 minutes walking distance from the hotel.


  • Breakfast will be at the hotel and it's included.
  • Lunch and coffee break snacks will be catered for at the venue


We will be organizing group dinners. If you have any allergie that hasn't been communicated, please contact Francisco Picolini as soon as possible.

Dinners will be at 8 PM each day. You will have free time from event ending until Dinner. Menus will be fixed, and alcohol is not included.

Friday Dinner

  • Le riad
    • Address: 50 Avenue Hassan Souktani, Casablanca
    • Type of food: Mediterranean, Italian


Saturday Dinner

  • Le Bodega
    • Address: 129 Rue Allal Ben Abdellah, Casablanca

Sunday Dinner

  • Hippopotamus
    • Address: Rue Mustapha El Manfalouti, Casablanca



Averages for September:

  • Temperature: 19°C (66°F)
  • Low Temperature: 15°C (59°F)
  • High Temperature: 23°C (73°F)
  • Sunshine Hours: 5 hrs
  • Rainfall: 33mm
  • Rainfall days: 6 days

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