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Mozilla TechSpeakers


According to this 2020-08-21 Discourse post:

Last week, Mozilla announced some general changes in our investments and as a result we will be pausing Tech Speaker program support.

More details at the post:

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Mozilla Tech Speakers was a program to bring together volunteer contributors who are already speaking to technical audiences (developers/web designers/computer science and engineering students) about Firefox, Mozilla and the Open Web in communities around the world. We want to support you and amplify your work!

As Mozilla Tech Speakers, participants had an opportunity to work on public speaking skill development with a cohort of technical contributors from many countries. Mozillians old and new, and our allies across the open web, at all levels of experience in public speaking and at different stages in their careers, are welcome to apply. Most participants are not native English speakers, but at this time you must be willing and able to communicate in English to participate in this program.

Practice and constructive feedback in a safe and friendly environment are at the heart of how we work together. We are always experimenting with the design of this program, learning from participant feedback, with the aim of being able to grow to meet the global demand for this type of training.

Looking for a Tech Speaker? We can help you find one if you fill this form.

General info

Community Participation Guidelines Event Process Asset Folder
All our activities must respect this code of conduct. How to find events, submit talks, and request sponsorship from the program. A collection of documents and assets to be used and reused in talks and workshops.



More details about the program

Program objective: Increase developer awareness and adoption of the Web, Firefox, and Mozilla through a strong community-driven technical speaker development program.

  • Contact: Tech Speakers operations
  • Alumnis: Thanks to: Michael Ellis, Jean-Yves Perrier, Jessica Rose, István Szmozsanszky, Rosana Ardila, Havi Hoffman, Dietrich Ayala, Soumya Deb, Emma Irwin, Janet Swisher
  • For the most current information about Mozilla Tech Speakers, please visit the Speaking topic on Discourse

Mission & Purpose

Increase developer awareness and adoption of Mozilla products and the Open Web as a platform:

  • Grow a base of qualified and well-informed volunteer speakers.
  • Support volunteer technical evangelism efforts with training for speaking and creating presentation materials.
  • Empower contributors to present timely, relevant technical material at conferences & regional developer events.

Desired Outcomes

  • Volunteer speakers gain skill and experience as public speakers and gain access to information and funding when representing Mozilla at developer events, and at relevant regional, educational, and community-run events.
  • Mozilla has a global team of trained speakers to send to conferences, to host workshops, and represent the project in other technical contexts.
  • Speaker materials and assets become easily discoverable and accessible (content and templates).
  • Graduates replicate the program in their regional communities.

Resources for Speakers

  • Tools
    • Hemingway - online editor that analyzes readability
  • Places to Get Help
    • HelpMeAbstract - Get feedback on talk abstracts from real conference organizers

Mozilla Tech Speakers

This is a partial list of people who have completed the Tech Speakers program. If you completed one of the Tech Speaker cohort trainings, you are welcome to add yourself and a link to your Reps or Mozillians page, or other relevant profile or contact info.

  • Abhiram Ravikumar (India)
  • Candy Tricia Khohliwe (Botswana)
  • Abiel Tomás Parra Hernández] (México)
  • Luis A. Sánchez (México)
  • Adrian Crespo (Spain)
  • Adriano Cupello (Brazil)
  • Ahmed Nefzaoui (Tunisia)
  • Alaa Shaheen (Palestine)
  • Alex Lakatos (UK)
  • Alex Saladrigas (Spain)
  • Amine Zaafouri (Tunisia)
  • Andre Garzia (Brazil)
  • Andrzej Mazur (Poland)
  • Anghel Adrian "Jobava" Mârza (Romania)
  • Anjana Vakil (USA)
  • Areej Amer (Jordan)
  • Ayah Soufan (Palestine)
  • Brou Yannick Aka (Ivory Coast)
  • Carsten Sandtner (Germany)
  • Chen Hui Jing (Malaysia)
  • Christos Bacharakis (Greece)
  • Christophe Villeneuve (France)
  • Daniele Scasciafratte (Italy)
  • Diky Arga Anggara (Indonesia)
  • Dipesh Monga (Finland)
  • Diwanshi Pandey (India)
  • Dorothée Danedjo (Cameroon)
  • Elio Qoshi (Albania)
  • Eugenio Petullà (Italy)
  • Fate Cabag (Philippines)
  • Felipe Do E. Santo (Brazil)
  • Gabriel Micko(Hungary)
  • Gabriele Falasca (Italy)
  • Giannis Konstantinidis (Greece)
  • Gloria Dwomoh
  • Harsha Vardhan (India)
  • Ioana Chiorean (Romania)
  • István 'Flaki' Szmozsánszky (Hungary)
  • Jan-Erik Rediger (Germany)
  • Jayesh Katta Ramalingaiah (India)
  • Jyotsna Gupta (India)
  • Karthickeyan Narasimhan (India)
  • Kaustav Das Modak (India)
  • Kristi Progri (Albania)
  • Kritika Maheshwari (India)
  • Manel Rhaiem (Hungary)
  • Mariot Tsitoara (Madagascar)
  • Marko Letic (Serbia)
  • Miguel Useche (Venezuela)
  • Pooja Purswani (India)
  • Rabimba Karanjai (USA & India)
  • Ram Dayal Vaishnav (India)
  • Ramón Huidobro (Austria)
  • Riccardo Iaconelli (Italy)
  • Rizky Ariestiyansyah (Indonesia)
  • Robert Kaiser (Austria)
  • Robert Reyes(Philippines)
  • Rufus Chakravarthy Sharma (India)
  • Saif Ahmed (Egypt)
  • Salman Rahman Desh (Bangladesh)
  • Santosh Viswanatham (India)
  • Sayak Sarkar (India)
  • Shagufta Gurmukhdas (India)
  • Shreyas Narayanan Kutty] (India)
  • Soumya Chakraborty (India)
  • Srushtika Neelakantam (England & India)
  • Sumanth Damarla (India)
  • Tanay Pant (India)
  • Trishul Goel (India)
  • Tushar Arora (India)
  • U.M.K. Dikshit(India)
  • Viswaprasath KS (India)
  • Yuliana Reyna Jiménez (Mexico)
  • Vigneshwer Dhinakaran (India)
  • Willian Martins da Silva (Brasil)

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