Weekly Call 20-10-2016


  • Thursday October 20th, 16:00 UTC


  • Check the agenda and please add your own topics as well if you have something to share with us.

AirMozilla video

Weekly call details:


  1. TechWomen and Outreachy :arrow_right:️ Larissa Shapiro
  2. Events
  3. VR meet-up :arrow_right:️ Ram
  4. Council updates
  5. MozFest updates :arrow_right:️ Priyanka and Francisco

And your topic! - feel free to add it on etherpad

PS: As always we encourage you to add some shout outs! We have amazing reps doing amazing work! Let’s send them some #mozlove!

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Updating to be more of an overall D&I Update and sharing it with Emma Irwin

Relevant links:

VR Camp hyderabad :

More relevant links at the event report (link above).

Raw notes here.
If you attended it or watched it on airmo add yourself here.


  1. Hi my name is Konstantina and I am from Greece. My favorite tree is the olive cause my family comes from the south of Greece and I love olive oil
  2. Hi my name is Francisco, and I live in Madrid. My favorite type of tree is eucalyptus, because it smells good
  3. Hi my name is Abbackar DIOMANDE , and i live in Abidjan .My favourite tree is BAOBAB , because i love baobab fruit
  4. Hi my name is Srushtika, and I am from India. My favourite type of tree is Bonzai, because we have a similar height :wink:
  5. Hi my name is Alex, and I am from Romania. My favorite type of tree is the willow tree, because it’s as graceful as my favorite person in the world, K.
  6. Hi my name is Yuli, and i am from México.
  7. Hi my name is Semirah, and I am from Boston. My favorite type of tree is an apple tree because I love apple cider
  8. Hi, this is Jobava. My favorite tree is the Pythagoras tree :slight_smile:
  9. Hi my name is Marios, and I am from Greece. My favorite type of tree is cedar, because it smells good.
  10. Hi my name is Irvin and I’m from Taipei Taiwan. I don’t really familiar with trees…
  11. Hi my name is LArissa I am from Santa Cruz California and my favorite tree is a redwood tree, the largest and oldest trees in the world and they grow
  12. Hi my name is Ram, I am from India :slight_smile:
  13. Hi, my name is Guillermo, and I’m from Argentina. My favorite type of tree i Araucaria, because is from Argentina’s south
  14. Hi, My name is Kumaresan.C.S, and I am from Kerala,India. My favorite type of the tree is tee because its awesome one.
  15. Hi, my name is Sierra and I am from San Francisco. My favorite type of tree is a palm tree because I love the beach.
  16. Hi, my name is Priyanka and I am from India.

Shout outs!
Know some Reps who did an amazing work! Let’s share some #mozlove to them! ( they will be tweeted after the meeting)

  • #mozlove to Mrinal and Mozilla community Indore for organizing Mozilla Connected Devices workshop in Indore addressing an audience of 1,000+ people . !
  • #mozlove to mijanur for being Rep of the month
  • Brianna for approving flights quickly for All Hands+1
  • #MozLove to WebVRCamp Hyderabad India team :slight_smile:
  • Mozillians at LatinoWare
  • Mozilla Ivory Coast team for amazing work to include the local community in Mozilla’s mission @Brice @aka @Abbackar @manuella
  • GREAT collaboration from the India WebVR community
  • Also, #mozlove and great job to Mozilla Paraguay & Brazil on Latinoware

AGENDA (Please add your own items)
TOPIC 1 - Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Volunteer Inclusion ️- Larissa Shapiro with Emma Irwin and Semirah Dolan

TOPIC 2 - MozVR - Ram and Srushtika

  • Reps Portal Event
  • Event Report
  • Pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHskKe6f7Q
  • We got overwhelming response with 100+ registrations for event.
  • 40 [selected] participants & 10 volunteers joined us for the event.
  • This was an 14 hour long overnight, fun-filled event
  • Most of the sessions from the event were live streamed.
  • 3 talks by guest speakers over video conferencing (videos & slides links) –
  • ‘6 Things I Learned in One Year of A-Frame’ – By Yoni Binstock (UI developer & VR content creator)
  • ‘VR development techniques and best practices’ – By Patrick Catanzariti (DevDiner.com founder)
  • ‘Key features & upcoming attractions in A-Frame’ – By Kevin Ngo (VR Developer at Mozilla)
  • Participants teams created VR scenes using the event’s learning, find their links on the event discourse.
  • Amazing social reach on twitter with #WebVRCamp & #WebVRIndia. 160+ tweets, reach to 20K+ and 70K+ impressions and still counting.
  • Event covered by @mozTechSpeakers, @aframevr, @mozHacks, @seanwhite, @mozillaIN
  • Photos on Mozillagram. Album with more photos is one the way!
  • Do you have plans for future events?
  • Yes, around 10 event in line from WebVRIndia community. Few of them -
  • Noida - https://reps.mozilla.org/e/a-day-of-virtual-reality/
  • Hyderabad - https://reps.mozilla.org/e/vr-camp-hyderabad/
  • Jaipur - https://reps.mozilla.org/e/webvrcamp-jaipur/

TOPIC 3- Featured Future Events - Francisco

  • MozConnect with iFest 16 (Gandhinagar, India) 22nd
  • i.Fest’16 - Augmented Reality aims at providing a platform for budding engineers to showcase their talent and inculcate the valuable skill of innovation. This new technology, called Augmented Reality, blurs the line between what’s real and what’s computer-generated by enhancing what we see, hear, feel and smell. This is the first time Mozilla will participate with them
  • Hashtag: #MozActivate, #MozIfest16, #MozGuj
  • Linux day in Italy (several cities, Italy), 22nd
  • Linux day is an event that spreads across all Italy with the goal to promote Linux and FLOSS in general in the country. It’s organised by groups of volunteer and sees the participation of hacker, IT people and curious citizens that want to enter the Open Source world.
  • https://reps.mozilla.org/e/linux-day-2016-cagliari/,
  • https://reps.mozilla.org/e/linux-day-2016-catania/,
  • https://reps.mozilla.org/e/linux-day-2016-partanna/,
  • https://reps.mozilla.org/e/linux-day-2016-benevento/
  • Arabic Community Gathering (Casablanca, Morocco) 22nd-23rd
  • A gathering of Mozillians from arabic countries who are mobilizing communities, bringing people into contributing to our mission, and helping them strengthen the impact of their contribution.
  • Womoz on Latam (México and Nicaragua) 22nd
  • The main theme of this event is “The inclusion of th women in the technology and the participation of women in the Mozilla community”. This is an event promoted by enthusiasts of Mozilla women and free software in Nicaragua and Latin America to increase women’s participation.

TOPIC 3 - Reps/Regional Team Updates

  • Arabic CG this weekend - https://wiki.mozilla.org/Participation/Community_Gatherings/Arabic_Gathering_2016
  • Mexico CG - Form closed, preparations continue
  • New round of Reps Mentors being trained in Coaching
  • Budget Metrics Basics - Do you ever thought on how much time the budget procedures takes? Konstantina, Kiki and Michael does it. They will be releasing a visualization soon
  • Regional Coaches continue with their meetings with Communities all over the world
  • Leadership Toolkit - advances in create standard for collaboration and content priority
  • When is the Mexico community gathering?

TOPIC 4 - Council updates - Laka

  • Maker Party
  • Launch was successful
  • Budget
  • Working on the final draft, will send out comms about this
  • Regional Coaches
  • This week Regional Coaches doing reports about the communities they have met (SWOT), next week we’ analyze them and help them on figuring out next steps.
  • Coaches
  • Only 13 mentors signed up. Training has started.
  • Q3 OKR evaluation
  • Reviewed Q3 OKRs, working on Q4 now

TOPIC 6 - Mozfest updates - Priyanka

  • MozFest starts next week, 28th, 29th and 30th of October
  • 10-12 volunteers are sponsored from the Participation team
  • Volunteers are going to be in the spaces
  • They are being trained to interact in the spaces
  • If anyone would like a template for a quote card to use for live tweeting or posting on social during the first ever speaker series the Social Team in SF will be creating one and is happy to share with you. sreed@mozilla.com