The Mozilla Reps program aims to empower and support volunteer Mozillians who want to become official representatives of Mozilla in their region/locale.
The program provides a simple framework and a specific set of tools to help Mozillians to organize and/or attend events, recruit and mentor new contributors, document and share activities, and support their local communities better.
You can learn more about the program here.
Although he prefers being called as his last name "Deb", most Mozillians know him as Debloper. His interests lie in open-source projects, such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Fedora, KDE, Kernel, Videolan, LibPurple, Diaspora etc. in a descending order of priority. Deb has been a web aficionado and tech evangelist for some time now.
Deb recently organized a most excellent Firefox add-ons workshop at the Madras Institue of Technology, in Chennai, India. The room was packed and participants walked away with a much deeper understanding of add-ons development, many of whom are now on their way to becoming awesome add-ons developers. Not only was the event a great success, but Soumya did a fantastic job documenting through a great blog post, flickr, notes, slideshare, all for the benefit of the broader community. Documentation is a pillar of the Mozilla Reps program, and Soumya did an great job bringing his add-ons workshop across Mozilla universe. Read all about it here: http://debloper.blogspot.fr/2012/03/restartless-firefox-add-on-workshop.html
So, you wanna join us?
The Mozilla Reps program is open to all Mozillians who are 18 years of age and above. Before you become a Mozilla Rep, you must complete a short but rigorous application process in order to demonstrate your interest in and motivation for joining the program. Are you ready to take on the challenges and rewards of advancing your leadership to the next level in Mozilla? If your answer is YES, apply to become a Mozilla Rep today!
Not sure if you're ready for Mozilla Reps? There are many other ways to take the lead in the Mozilla Community. If you're a student, register for the Student Reps program to gain experience leading projects at your school. And all of our contributor opportunities are available to you on the Get Involved homepage.
The Mozilla Reps application process involves three simple steps:
Fill out and submit the Mozilla Reps application form. A Mozilla Rep mentor will be in touch within 24 hours.
If your application is approved, you'll be invited to be interviewed by a member of the advisory council over IRC or IM that same week. The interview lasts about 15 minutes and you will be asked some simple questions about yourself, your experience contributing to the Mozilla project and, of course, your motivation for becoming a MozRep.
If you're accepted into the Mozilla Reps program, your mentor will get you started and familiar with the tools at your disposal to start organizing events, requesting budgets, swag, etc. And just like that, you could become a Mozilla Rep!
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