Mozilla Regional mentorship - Bangalore

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(Abhiram R) #1

The vision of this pilot run is two-fold, one is to recognize potential leaders & tech evangelists in our community in order to channelize their efforts for greater impact, and secondly - to improve coordination and community health of Bangalore. Our aim is to ensure there’s an active Mozilla community in Bangalore, and we hope such a program will be helpful in reaching that goal.

What do participants get?

  • Access to mentors from the Mozilla community, who have vast experience in public speaking, leadership and open source projects.
  • Opportunities to attend community gatherings
  • An automatic vouch on your Mozillians profile for being selected to this program.
  • Learning resources & assistance for organizing their own MozActivate initiatives
  • And many more.

Expectations from participants

  • Participate in community meetings (in-person or virtually)
  • Reach-out to your assigned mentor & chart out a personal road-map
  • Involve yourself in community building exercises
  • And of-course, spread the word.

Expectations from mentors

  • Devote 2-3 hours a week to review plans & mentor participants
  • Attend a monthly Mozilla Bangalore call to share their experiences and show contribution pathways. First one is on December 17.
  • Vouch deserving participants on Mozillians.org
  • Assisting and guiding participants with event processes or budget (if required).

Code of conduct:

We follow Mozilla’s open and inclusive code of conduct. More details here.

Timelines:

4 month pilot run, which maybe extended depending on the participant & mentor interactions. December 2017 - March 2018.

We’re looking for mentors and potential participants, feel free to reach out to any of us from Mozilla Bangalore community for more information or nomination.

Cheers,
Abhiram


(Abhiram R) #2

Feedback from @tushar_arora :

Tushar Arora19:14
Abhiram: Some mozilla teams follow a routine where they take turns for being the host for a weekly / monthly meeting in a round robin fashion. If we can select one / two people from each workshop and add them to the hosts list we can actually engage the people to become a regular contributor to that particular area for example WebVR. How about that?


(Abhiram R) #3

This is an amazing suggestion @tushar_arora :slight_smile: The participants of this mentorship program are handpicked from such workshops only, over the period of the last year. But yeah, we can totally take ownership of the monthly meet-ups in a round-robin fashion. Thanks for that!


(Akshay) #4

Interesting idea. Just pairing people together like in pair programming can improve quality of each other.


(Abhiram R) #5

Yes, that’s the plan. And welcome on-board!


(Jyotsna Gupta) #6

How would one categorise him or herself as a mentor or a participant?


(Abhiram R) #7

Great question @jyotsna17gupta.
Since this is the pilot run, we’ve handpicked all our participants. They satisfy the following criteria:

  • They reside in Karnataka (makes it easier for face-to-face interaction).
  • They’ve been a part of Mozilla activities in the past 6 months, either at their college campus, online or at the community level
  • We (Mozilla Bangalore) see huge potential in these people to carry forward the community and make it sustainable.

For mentors:

  • Have a vouched Mozillians profile
  • Currently reside in Bangalore (or Karnataka)
  • Have represented Mozilla at different venues & conferences, strong in their area of contribution.
  • Been invited to Mozilla India / All Hands / regional community meet-ups in the past
  • Have been actively engaging in Mozilla campaigns and discussions, either online or offline

I hope that answered your questions. We’ll be releasing the list of final participants and mentors on Sunday, our first meet-up.