As you know we are in the middle of running the first Group Registration Pilot. The pilot invited 9 groups from India who met the requirements, to register as part of the pilot, and complete a survey. Group contacts and members were invited to regular calls, sent regular emails. The goal was to increase visibility, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and awareness of contribution opportunities among groups who participated.
The 9 pioneering groups who volunteered for the first pilot are:
- Hindi Localization Group
- Mozilla Campus Club BVDUCOEP
- Mozilla Gujarat
- Mozilla Pune
- Mozilla Hyderabad
- Mozilla Kerala
- Mozilla TN
- Mozilla Nashik
- Mozilla Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya Etah
After the pilot ends at the end of this month we will collect feedback from these participants and share findings and the results of this initial pilot with a post here on discourse.
But it doesn’t end here!
Based on the feedback and results from the initial pilot, in early 2019 we will launch a second version of the pilot that will seek to provide more value and function for group contacts and members. We will do this by introducing new offerings, tools and processes, based on the feedback, we already know these will include, simplifying the registration process, finding new ways to surface better contribution opportunities, giving groups more control over the appearance of their group page and identities.
We hope that this second pilot will be open to all eligible groups in India and will teach us even more about how we can support community groups at Mozilla.
Assuming the second larger pilot is successful, the goal is by the end of 2019 to be able to open up a registration system to all of Mozilla’s Community Groups. Including existing groups like Campus Clubs (read more here!).
This is part of advancing the Mission Driven Mozillian Project which seeks to create modern unified structures and processes to optimize the health and impact of Mission-Driven Mozillians communities.
All of this is obviously dependent on a lot more learnings, creating better tools, and offerings we hope but with your support, by the end of 2019 we will have amazing new ways for Mozilla community groups to get recognition and support.
If you’re a community member who didn’t participate in the Pilot and wants to share your thoughts with us, please refer to this post and fill out the survey.