Reps/Council/Meetup Feb2014

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The Mozilla Reps Leadership are the Council and Module Peers.
The Council provides the general vision of the program and oversees day-to-day operations globally. Currently, 7 volunteers and 2 paid staff sit on the council. The Peers oversee the Council and provide input and vision on the program in general.


The Mozilla Reps Council and Peers will meet for 2 days to solidify plans for 2014 and re-calibrate the vision and goals of Reps in general to align with One Million Mozillians. Traditionally billed as Council meetings, these bi-yearly sessions are designed to get the project leaders together to work on planning and strategy for the program. The program has made a huge impact, but to ensure continued impact we have to continually assess the program to make improvements and work on future strategy.

The items we will be focusing on during the meetup can be grouped into four main categories: structure, learning and development, visibility, and tools. Wrapped around all of these is the organizational goal of 1 Million Mozillians one of our main tasks will be to determine how we position the program to help reach this.

Reps Event Page


15/16 February 2014


16 Bis Boulevard Montmartre
Paris 75009

It is 2 minutes walk from the hotel.

NOTE: It is on a busy street, and there is no sign on the door so can be confusing. Contact Brian for the code to get in if you don't have it.



  • Majda Nafissa Rahal
  • Henrik Mitsch
  • Majken Connor
  • Nikos Roussos
  • Sayak Sarkar
  • Melek Jebnoun
  • Stefania Ioana Chiorean
  • Robert Reyes
  • Rubén Martin
  • Pierros Papadeas
  • William Quiviger
  • Brian King
  • William Reynolds
  • Konstantina Papadea
  • Guillermo Movia
  • Rosana Ardila

Guest participants

  • Marcia Knous
  • Pete Scanlon
  • Michelle Thorne


14 Feb (arrival day) FRI

Casual gatherings of Mozillians. Relax, grab some food and drinks, and enjoy Paris a little.

15 Feb (Day 1) SAT

  • 09:00 - 09:15 Office tour. Get to know your way around the Paris office
  • 09:15 - 09:30 Intro by Brian, to frame the weekend
  • 09:30 - 09:45 Revisit mission and (2014) program goals
  • 09:45 - 10:45 Program Structure and Roles (Reps, Mentors, Council ...).
    • Clarification on roles. Are changes needed? *
  • 10:45 - 11:15 Coffee/Snack break
  • 11:15 - 12:30 Leadership
    • What works, what doesn't *
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 13:45 The Year to Teach the Web: Training, Maker Party, and Mozfest (Michelle)
  • 13:45 - 14:45 Events
  • 14:45 - 15:30 Leadership *
  • 15:30 - 16:00 Learning, and Development (ctd.) *
  • 16:00 - 16:15 Coffee/Snack break
  • 16:15 - 16:45 Firefox Student Ambassadors
    • Status Update (Kate)
  • 16:45 - 18:00 Enable Communities that have Impact
    • aka 1 Millions Mozillians (David, Michelle, Mary)
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Day 1 Retrospective
  • 18:30 - 19:30 Free time

16 Feb (Day 2) SUN


  • 09:30 - 09:45 Introduction to Day 2, work process proposal
  • 09:45 - 10:50 Working Groups - Session 1
  • 10:50 - 11:00 Reporting Back
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Fill Trello
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Discussion with Pete Scanlon. Engagement and organizational goals in 2014
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Working Groups - Session 2
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Tasks for Session 1 Projects
  • 14:45 - 15:45 Projects and Tasks for second batch of topics
  • 15:45 - 16:30 Wrapping up Working Groups Sessions, Next Steps
  • 16:20 - 16:35 Break
  • 16:35 - 16:45 Group Picture
  • 16:45 - 17:15 WilliamR's presentation
  • 17:15 - 17:45 Konstantina's Budget and Paypal and Swag
  • 17:45 - 18:00 Kensie's Intro to Discourse
  • 18:00 - 18:30 Wrapping Up the Weekend (3L)
  • 19:00 - 19:30 Discuss Reps Application Process (Council discussion)


  • 09:30 - 10:15 Work Practices. How we work together as teams in Reps. Ideas + discussion
  • 10:15 - 11:15 Budget and Swag. What's working, what's not. *
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Coffee/Snack break
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Discussion with Pete Scanlon. Engagement and organizational goals in 2014
  • 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 - 14:00 Visibility - 10 Ways to raise the profile of Mozilla Reps *
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Working with Reps. Beyond SIGs - how can people work with Reps? *
  • 15:30 - 15:45 Coffee/Snack break
  • 15:45 - 16:15, current status with WilliamR
  • 16:15 - 17:15 Resources / Tools - what we have, and what do we need. CRM discussion.
  • 17:15 - 17:45 TBD
  • 17:45 - 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 - 19:30 What's next?

17 Feb (departure day) MON

Au revoir


More on the planning etherpad.


Questions about logistics? Contact Brian or William.

Brian: +38631745599


We are staying in the Holiday Inn Paris Opera - Grands Blvds. It is located 2 minutes walk from the office.


Forecasted to be quite mild (i.e. not too cold), at least during the day. Chance of rain. 6 day forecast


Breakfast is included in the hotel reservation. Lunch and dinner will be organized and paid for by Mozilla on Saturday and Sunday. Free snacks and drinks will be provided throughout.

Saturday 15th Feb

  • Breakfast (6:30 - 8:45): Hotel
  • Lunch (12:30 - 13:30): Mozilla Space
  • Dinner (20:30 - ): TBD

Sunday 16th Feb

  • Breakfast (6:30 - 8:45): Hotel
  • Lunch (12:30 - 13:30): Mozilla Space
  • Dinner (21:00 - ): TBD

Getting Here

Bus from Charles de Gaulle

From Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) you can take the RoissyBus for 10.5 Euros to get downtown, about a ten minute walk from the office. It departs from Terminals 1 and 2; buy your tickets just before the doors outside. The bus is non-stop from CDG to downtown and stops near Palais Garnier. From there you can walk to the office or many hotels nearby.

The best option is to just walk from the bus stop to the hotel. It is only 10 mins and straightforward. The bus stop is at Rue Scribe, there is only 1 stop. Here is the map of the route from the bus stop to the hotel:

You can pre-load the map on your phone, or you should be able to get online at the airport. More details on RoissyBus:

The latter has a link to a PDF that shows the pickup and drop-off points at the airport. You can also ask for 'RoissyBus' at Information points in the airport.

Metro from Gare du Nord

If you come into Paris at the Gare du Nord you can take:

  1. Metro line #4 (pink line) in the direction of Porte d'Orleans, change after two stops at Strasbourg St Denis.
  2. then Metro line #8 (purple line) in the direction of Balard to Grands Boulevards.

The Grands Boulevard Metro is on the same road as the Office. You can buy a Metro ticket from automated machines at all metro stops. You just need a regular Billet. The price is 1.70Eur and is valid in all directions for one Journey. This journey I gave you takes about 10 - 15 mins start to finish. You can pick up a map of Paris on the Eurostar itself.

Alternatively, you can walk from Gare du Nord in about 20-25 minutes. This may be easier since it doesn't involve carrying suitcases up and down stairs (in the Metro). You'll want to look at a map beforehand, and likely have it with you.


Metro Map (pdf)

From the metro, use one of the following two stations:

  • Grands Boulevards: Follow the signs to exit 2 (boulevard Montmartre). After you reach the top of the stairs, to reach the office continue straight ahead until you reach a large doorway with the number 16BIS over it, just after the Pret a Manger.
  • Richelieu-Drouot: This station does not have numbered exits. Follow the signs for exits (signs with "SORTIE", with white letters on a blue background) to the exit for "RUE DROUOT". At the top of these stairs, continue straight ahead and immediately cross Rue Drouot (the smaller of the two streets at the intersection), and to reach the office continue straight ahead until you find a large doorway with the number 16BIS over it, just before the Pret a Manger.


Who Flight Date Time From
Melek Jebnoun TU 718 Wednesday, 12th 1325H TUN (Tunis)
Sayak Sarkar AI 0143 Thursday, 13th 1800H DEL (Delhi)
Robert Reyes MH 20 Friday, 14th 0620H MNL (Manila)
Pierros Papadeas UA 990 Friday, 14th 1010H SFO (San Fransisco)
Ioana Chiorean LH 2228 Friday, 14th 1020H MUC (Munich)
Majda Nafissa Rahal AF 1355 Friday, 14th 1030H ALG (Algiers)
Brian King OU470 Friday, 14th 1035H ZAG (Zagreb)
Konstantina Papadea A3 0610 Friday, 14th 1105H ATH (Athens)
Henrik Mitsch AF 1623 Friday, 14th 1730H MUC (Munich)
Nikos Roussos A3 618 Friday, 14th 1845H ATH (Athens)
Majken Connor EZY3964 Friday, 14th 2035H TLS (Toulouse)
Rubén Martín AF 1901 Friday, 14th 2220H MAD (Madrid)
Marcia Knous DL 1014 Saturday, 15th 1050H JFK (New York)


Who Flight Date Time To
Henrik Mitsch AF 1122 Sunday, 16th 2025H MUC (Munich)
Majda Nafissa Rahal AF 1554 Monday, 17th 0720H ALG (Algiers)
Pierros Papadeas LH 3241 Monday, 17th 0920H TXL (Berlin)
Robert Reyes MH 21 Monday, 17th 1200H MNL (Manila)
Nikos Roussos A3 611 Monday, 17th 1200H ATH (Athens)
Rubén Martín AF 1800 Monday, 17th 1525H MAD (Madrid)
Ioana Chiorean LH 2237 Monday, 17th 1915H MUC (Munich)
Sayak Sarkar AI 0142 Monday, 17th 2130H DEL (Delhi)
Melek Jebnoun Train to Lyon Tuesday, 18th TBD
Majken Connor AC 881 Tuesday, 18th 1130H YYZ (Toronto)
Marcia Knous IBE 5530 Tuesday, 18th 1520H BCN (Barcelona)
Brian King OU471 Wednesday, 19th 1135H ZAG (Zagreb)
Konstantina Papapdea A3 0611 Wednesday, 19th 1200H ATH (Athens)