@hmitsch @helios nice work, this is great to see!
Some thoughts in response to @george’s comments…
I think this would require us to move this project beyond simply MoCo branding as a customer (for example, product and research teams, website teams, etc), have targeted outreach to potential contributors (they are unlikely to just find us)…
I spoke to Rina about this last week: engaging designers of various skill sets to contribute to Mozilla communities, especially Open Design. Ideally we could empower these users to learn tools like GitHub and help them realize that contributing to Mozilla is about more than
code. If we can engage communities that are more visual design and research focused, + help them connect with those that are technically focused, our outcomes can only benefit.
(e.g. have a structured partnership with a design school/class that meets coursework requirements).
This is a fantastic way to introduce less ‘technical’ design students to the world of Mozilla. Mozilla, despite it’s extremely open nature, can seem very daunting and code/development driven. Reaching out to designers when they are most impressionable and willing to incorporate different practices is extremely valuable.