Mozilla Reps Newsletter - September 2018

We are back! :sunglasses:

Mozilla Partners with Women Who Tech to Offer Startup Challenge Europe Award for Privacy, Transparency & Accountability

The Startup Challenge Europe Award will be held on 25 October 2018 at the Municipality of Paris et 10 finalist will have the opportunity to present their project in front of panel of jury. Mitchell Baker will be one of the in person judges evaluating the startup finalist pitches

Mozilla is partnering with Women Who Tech on the Women Startup Challenge Europe and awarding a $25,000 grant to the startup focused on building privacy, transparency and accountability into their work…learn more

Evolving the Firefox Brand

When you say Firefox, most people think of the Web although they may not know about Mozilla

With the rapid evolution of the internet, people need new tools to make the most of it. So Firefox is creating new types of browsers and a range of new apps and services with the internet as the platform. From easy screenshotting and file sharing to innovative ways to access the internet using voice and virtual reality, these tools will help people be more efficient, safer, and in control of their time online. Firefox is where purpose meets performance…read more

Welcome Alan Davidson, Mozilla’s new VP of Global Policy, Trust and Security

Alan is not new to Mozilla. He was a Mozilla Fellow for a year in 2017-2018. During his tenure with us, Alan worked on advancing policies and practices to support the nascent field of public interest technologists — the next generation of leaders with expertise in technology and public policy who we need to guide our society through coming challenges such as encryption, autonomous vehicles, blockchain, cybersecurity, and more… read more

Reps Council Update from SF All Hands 2018

This year’s All Hands was a great learning experience for the Reps Council and Peers.

The Reps Council worked more on the projects which could directly or indirectly help the community and align the plan for the community for the next quarters.

The Reps Council members were invited to join the different meetings which were focused on Localization of Firefox, the Addon sprint campaigns to define the final plan and Diversity & Inclusion.

The status of Mission Driven Mozillians and the Mozilla Group experiment in India was also shared with the Reps Council. The Reps Council was very interested to understand how the program can fit in and align itself with the new opportunities.

The Reps Council also ran a check on the issues opened in and assigned tasks on the issues which were pending or open since a while.

The Reps Council and Peers discussed some of the important things which are as follows :

– Achievements in the past quarter

– Mozilla Reps Logo

– Mozilla Reps Newsletter team

– Prioritize tickets for the Reps Portal

– Collecting ideas about data gathering to enable data-driven decisions

– Issues on priorities

– Failure and Success of the Reps program

– Mission Driven Mozillians

– H2 plan

There was a meeting on the H2 plan to discuss and assign priorities. A blogpost about this plan would be shared soon.

The Open Innovation Team shared the numbers of the Sprints of this half of the year where there was an huge involvement of our Reps and communities.

The All Hands was quite productive for the Reps Council and the things which were discussed would start be getting reflected in the present quarter (July, August, September).

Council updates

Reps of the Month - Congrats!

Lets Welcome Our New Reps

July: M V AMARDEEP (India)

June:Syam Kumar (India)

May: Shivam Singhal (India)

April: Tomáš Zelina (Czech Republic)

Onboarding Screening Team 2018

New Reps On-boarding Team

The previous team members were:

The above list of Reps have been elected to form part of the new team. Their job is mainly to help Reps Council Member that will be focused on communications between applicants and the evaluation of this team.


Everything you need to know about Firefox:

  • Popular Firefox extensions now available in 7 new locales

More than 100 multilingual Mozillians answered the call to make this happen and submitted more than 100,000 translated words for these extensions using CrowdIn, a localization platform most recently used for Mozilla’s Common Voice project. These translations were approved by a core team of experienced localizers, who then provided approved translations to developers involved in the campaign to include in their next version update.Now Firefox users around the world can enjoy the following extensions in Chinese (simplified), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian) and Spanish…read more

  • Meet Firefox Quantum. Fast for good…read more
  • Firefox Rocket, mozilla’s fast and lightweight Android browser, is now available in India!
  • Firefox for mobile. Fast for more
  • AdBlock extention for Firefox…read more


Things Gateway 0.5 packed full of new features,including experimental smart assistant

The Mozilla IoT team has announced the 0.5 release of the Things Gateway, which is packed full of new features including customizable devices, a more powerful rules engine, an interactive floor plan, and an experimental smart assistant you can talk to. The Things Gateway from Mozilla, which is open source allows to build your own private smart home and lets you directly monitor and control your home over the web, without a middleman…read more

  • Technology
  • RUST
  • MDN
  • MIxReality (WebVR, AR, MR)

and more

Internet Health

Mozilla is on a mission to keep the Internet growing and healthy. JOIN US
*Privacy & Security
*Digital Inclusion
*Web literacy and more

Development & Research

  • Developer tools, resources, videos and see more
  • Resources for developers, by developers…see more

Learning Space

This is the best place to learn about Mozilla mission and it certifies what you have learned.


Mozilla Science Lab is a community of researchers, developers, and librarians making research open and accessible. We’re empowering open science leaders through fellowships, mentorship, and project-based learning.

Forthcoming Events

The Dark Funnel campaign starts now! Grab your detective hat and your magnifying glass and open your browser…

STEP 1: Search the web

Use different combinations of keywords (you can search in your own language!) to find non-Mozilla sites that say they will let you download Firefox.

STEP 2: Find “unofficial” Firefox Downloads

Investigate these websites to find “unofficial Firefox download” buttons (links that don’t redirect to or subdomains).

STEP 3: Report them

Document those sites, how you found them, and what you found, using this form.

Still unsure on how to report? Check our video in the event’s page

A seven day celebration for, by, and about people who love the internet, showcasing world-changing ideas and technology to share the newest tech, wildest ideas, most amazing stories, and your brilliant plans to make the Internet even more awesome.
Learn more about the Mozfest spaces

This program, driven by the Community Development Team (part of the Open Innovation Team), aims at driving forward the creation of a modern unified contributor experience for Mission-Driven Mozillians.


Wow, what an amazing collection of stories. Very well done. Keep it up!




Thank you for your kind words @hmitsch :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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