You love mozilla now teach it
Mozilla is most famous for its world-class Firefox Web browser, but Mozilla is much more than a browser: Mozilla is a global non-profit dedicated to putting you in control of your online experience and shaping the future of the Web for the public good.
To stay in touch with users, Mozilla relies on communities of passionate volunteers around the world. Members of these communities participate in the Mozilla project, push their ideas, try to best understand the needs of their local community and help it grow… always sharing the ideal of an Internet that is free and open to everyone.
Internet means the future! And no one can represent it better than students, and of course their teachers.
Hence this project: « You love Mozilla ? Now teach it ! »
What is this about?
Let's go meet students to introduce Mozilla to them. Let's show them what Mozilla can bring in their everyday life and in their future career. Let's explain them what Free Software is. Let's prove them that women fit in there. In short: let's widen their horizon!
- Participate in orientation forums: We just need to contact our former schools and propose them to come present Mozilla or Free Software in general.
- Give lectures in computer engineering schools: let's contact schools and offer our services.
- Do a presentation in a classroom: if we happen to be friends with teachers, why not contact them and propose to come talk for half an hour during one of their classes to introduce Mozilla to their students?
The idea is to meet new potential contributors, people who may not already know about Free Software and Mozilla, but who we know could benefit a lot from it.
Let's get out of our offices, out of our gatherings of already-convinced people! Let's leave our computers behind for a few minutes! Let's go meet the general public, and through students, the future!
It really is a simple contribution: if each community member goes to a school, imagine how many people we'll be able to reach! How many people will realize that there exists a way to shape the Internet in their own way? How many people will become aware of what Internel freedom means? And all it takes is a phone call to the school of your choice, and half a day of your time!
This wiki is waiting for you:
- For each school you visited, fill in the school name, city, country, and write a few lines about the approach you took and how it was received.
- Explain how you presented Mozilla, the tools you used.
- If you have slides, please add a link to them!
Exemple of slides
- Here are Clarista's slides (ReMo for France) : she took the slides she mades when she went in schools in Senegal, and she added some slides about the community: Mozilla at school
- Let's hack together: It was the title of a training session leaded by Jebnoun Melek (ReMo from Tunisia).
I have to say it, it was an amazing moment (as a ReMo and as a student) of sharing and interaction with a very receptive audiance. This training session was part of the workshop "Mozilla and Open web", which I chair at the university club NetLinks in my University INSAT (National Institute of Applied Science and Technology) in Tunisia. It was about giving the student that will assiste an idea about the world of Open Source and to introduce what's Open web and how Mozilla is trying to protect it. After that I chose to do a small technical training about HTML5 and how you can create slides with it. To make it funny I chose to prepare a 5 minutes slides about Pokemon (yes yes :D) and I chose some one from the students there to write the slides with me.
We create a Facebook event to attrack not only member of the workshop but also every one interested in Mozilla and Open web.
- It was a great experience with a big sucess.
- Students didn't know a lot about Mozilla and specially Open web.
- They also liked a lot the Mopad and how we can write things together.
- Paul Rouget's web site was just amazing and helped me a lot.
- After a week, a lot of people sent me messages on Facebook to tell me that they prepared there slides with HTML5. I think it was a sign of a successful impact :)