I am Lidya Christina from Jakarta, Indonesia. I joined the community in the middle of 2016 at SUMO localization activity. I started my journey as a contributor to Localization for Bahasa Indonesia in 2016-now, Mozilla Reps in 2018-now, part of the resource team, and review team members.
I’m also taking part to help running the Mozilla Community Space Jakarta handling the operational and assist the events along with other 8 dedicated volunteers.
Here’s my thought about the Reps community and leadership questions
Community is one of forces that drive Mozilla forward. As we slightly refocus to few stuff in this transitioning period, I think we could support this changes with:
Be the main channel to gather feedback from the community for the Mozilla development team. Well-curated and clear goal for the event which is not limited to size and attendee’s satisfaction oriented but more into what kind of feedback to deliver
Keep and encourage the Reps event as open as possible. The possibility of collaboration should be more open than before to make the better internet in real and tangible together.
In campaign point of view
Enough understanding and preparation of the activity : The campaigns which accommodate enough resources from clear goals, steps by steps, basic tools/resources to use, and someone/contact/group to get in touch for a further question will play an important part to calling Reps to involve also attract contributors with the activity.
Everybody loves swags or free beverages, and it’s also important Reps to know they have access to resources (ofc following the budget/swag request) - well preparation in a timely manner to request those resources are necessary to have.
Underlying causes - long term
Be an example not only worked in CPG but also applicable to attract new contributors and also keep community motivation at a healthy rate.
Nourish the root and measure the progress, I think those are important things to have a fruitful tree. Leadership sharing session and skills training, I think crucial to add to keep the Reps motivation up high.
Reps work recognition:
One that I highlight, the Reps of the month - I think the process needs lil revamping because it’s quite subjective especially with the voting process which not all reps watching this particular Reps activity closely and if featured, they have to write about themselves after to be published in reps-portal.
I think it would be better to be nominated supposed to be a “surprise” feeling because I bet so many Reps working closely in our campaigns or did amazing works but they don’t have enough confidence or in short just need help to be recognized.
Our communities are well-distributed across the world, I think there is a chance to be closer to each other as Mozilla Reps. Cross-countries sharing session in campaigns or event will benefit us to have better recognition internally, stronger relation across countries reps (which maybe never have a chance to be meet in person in a global gathering yet), and gain the talk experiences/skills
- Dealing with a budget and a supportive team leader
- Expertise on the ground with local communities and grassroots efforts
- Enormous empathy with critical thinking
I took a chance to be part of the review team in 2020 (joined the resources Rep in 2019) and support all past campaigns in 2020.
In 2020, it’s quite challenging for the Mozilla Indonesia team but I am glad be able to work together with other Reps ID teams to support and run more events in Community Space Jakarta.
Supporting tens of events in Mozilla Community Space Jakarta for the past 3+ years. Being part of the inspiring Mozilla Indonesia team, which always has my back whenever I have questions or issues regarding the community, has been part of a huge learning phase for me to exercise my leadership and experience in my first global open source community.
I’ve been helping Firefox Lite research team gathering ideas in Indonesia, also as one of the Mozilla Indonesia teams which supported the on-ground Firefox Lite marketing activities from planning to execution.
Joined the Review team and did well on my first review activity which supported the Srilanka community to do an amazing event on their campus.
Featured Rep of the month in 2019
Last but not least, I hope these little thoughts would quite add some values to whoever elected to make this program be more awesome and would love some feedback and/or support if these concerns also relatable enough with you, all awesome Reps!
Stay safe and sane, y’all~
Over and out,