"What are the top three issues that you would want the Council to address were you to join the Council?"
1. Communication :
_ Communities and Reps:_* There is a big gap between regional communities and Reps program, EX: a lot of Reps program candidates don’t know they do have a regional.
Communities needs to be heard and get more attention, so much issues raising and little bit of actions happening.
*Communications between Reps program and other programs: There is lack of communications between Reps and other programs as an EX: Reps could be great aid to other programs like at there region we are making separation and big gap between FSA and Reps program.
Having communications between programs will make us great.
2. Resources (Materials, training ) and Tools: when a person being called (Representative for an organization) means he will be fully Representing a company or an organization, Reps have to be provided with the basic materials,tools and training before he/she starts acting as one, we need to work on these basic rules to help Reps start acting like one.
3. General Reps Program improvements: Delays and complicity of budgets, Reps numbers are increasing and being accepted randomly with out any transparent and clear plans EX: at Jordan we have 9 Reps accepted at the same state! and rest of states they don’t have reps at all, programs being opened and closed without any notice EX: Firefox OS.
*Direction The reps program keeps changing direction this is unstable and doesn’t give reps a consistent expectations for their time.
*Transparency Council elections are never following schedule and decisions are often made in private. We need to be more transparent and open.
*Recognition We often recognize already well known reps for their work but do not thank and recognize lessor known reps. We need to try and recognize everyone equally.
"What is in your view the Mozilla Reps program’s biggest strength and weakness?"
Strength: empower and support volunteer, help Mozillians to organize and/or attend events, support their local communities, missing materials and training.
Weakness Missing Recognition for unknown Reps, unstable, lack of communications across programs.
"Identify something that is currently not working well in the Mozilla Reps program and which you think could be easy to fix?"
Communication, Recognition for unknown Reps.
"What past achievement as a Rep or Mentor are you most proud of?"
*Being chosen as a Rep of the month still means a lot to me until this moment. (March 2014).
*One of the founders for our Mozilla Jordan community and leading the community in the past.
*2 of my mentees chosen as a Reps of the Month (Sayed and Stefan).
*One of the Organizers for 2014 Arabic meetup, which helped us to relunch the Arabic community and bring it together again.
"What are the specific qualities and skills that you have that you think will help you be an effective Council member?"
*Acting as a Mozilla Jordan community leader helped me building and improving my leadership skills.
*Analysis, Planning skills gained by working as a product manager will help me to analyze, plan, track and solve problems using management tools.
*Worked as a frontend engineer and Ethical hacker which means i have a solid technical back ground could be used to provide Reps program with new tools like (Websites).
*communication skills gained by acting as a scrum Master, managing teams from different cultures.
*Started as an FSA -> Reps -> Mentor and still involved with FSA program as an RAL for Middle east and North Africa which gave me a vision related to the programs weaknesses and strengths and what we are missing.
"As a Rep, what do you do to try to encourage your inactive mozillians to be active again?"
listen to them to know what makes them inactive from the first place.
Take Actions Fix, guide, advice them through the reason behind making them take the decision to be in active.
_Recognize _ and Give them more attention.