We’re all contributing in different areas of Mozilla. To start to coordinate regional activities, we need to find some interests in common. This post is a wiki post, so add in your areas of interest here, add your name to other people’s entries and discuss in the comments.
@Kensie: I’d be interested in running local events or online campaigns that help teach end users that privacy is not a lost cause, and things they can do to help protect their data, and why they should care. I’d like to see us as Mozillians pushing for better social networks that a) use protocols rather than locking the user in to a single platform and/or b) have better privacy protections for users like Diaspora or Mastodon. I think social media is due for a shake-up.
End-user Support and Education
@Kensie: I’d be interested in running events and online campaigns that help end users get more comfortable with the browser itself. Understanding the settings, keyboard shortcuts, the URL bar, how to understand URLs. I think that many end users could be more savvy than they are if we gave them good ways to learn rather than trying to dumb everything down. Not everyone of course, but I think it would be good for the internet if the collective knowledge level were raised
@Kensie: I like helping people do what they want to do. I like connecting people and having a community. I would be interested in running events to onboard new contributors. I’d be interested in helping run an online portal where we help connect potential volunteers to opportunities and communities. Mozilla’s plans for a Get Involved page have always tried to automate connecting people with opportunities. That works for people who are focused on the code, but is not what people who are looking for a community to belong to want to see.
@Kensie: I am very interested in the potential the internet provides not for us to consolidate around one language, but to each speak in our own languages and be understood by others in their languages. I don’t think we should be allowing big corporations, like Google to own this. Yes they have made a lot of headway, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t opportunities along the way. I also think there is room to explore tools Mozillians can use (including from those big corporations ) so that they don’t have to be fluent in English to be able to fully participate.
en-CA or en-FR l10n
@Kensie: Canadians use both British and American English. Even more than that though we do have a need for customized URLs. Our laws are different and so US content doesn’t always work for us. French is more different but we’d need contributors from Quebec I think.
@Kensie: Another one where I have a lot of interest in a coding project that I have no skill in. As a consumer FirefoxOS was a very important product for me. I would very much want to see the community take over. I think there is a lot of potential. There are lots of people who think it’s a lost cause but if they put their skills together it wouldn’t be. I’m not sure the current state of the project, but it’s one I care a lot about.