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Bogomil Shopov
Day Sunday
Room H.1301
Capacity 200
Start time 10:15
End time 10:45
Duration 00:30
Track Mozilla devroom


A talk about Mozilla's awesome community of volunteers and how to become one today!

It's not a secret that most of contributors to the Mozilla projects are volunteers.

So do I.

I am working almost every days on different tasks as L20n, QA, Mozmill, Marketing, Army of Awesome, SUMO, writing e-mail, engaging the community in my country and in Europe, responding to blog post, writing articles, etc.

Why I am doing that and how everyone can do the same(from my point of view).

Yes, there are a lot of websites and resources that can show people how to do that and probably why to do that, but I think an opinion from a community member can be the most important prove for our marketing strategy - to engage people and to help them to be a part from an open community like Mozilla. How easy is to start contributing to Mozilla?

Building the Community.

The other thing I will share is how being part of several (open) communities can be useful and even more than welcome. I think FOSSDEM is the place we (I) can show that everyone can be part of Mozilla, because we (all) are Mozilla.

Top of the cream

Since being part of community is to find and test some nice features,I will show how I can control Firefox with my voice using simon-listens project and a Firefox add on.

Concurrent events:

When Event Track Where
09:00-10:30 Ada in Debian and other distributions CrossDistro H.1302
10:00-10:20 Building VPNs in EC2 New challenges in Virtualization AW1.105
10:00-10:30 Marketing to develoeprs LibreOffice H.2214
10:00-10:30 Pardus and Pisi CrossDistro H.1308
10:00-10:30 The Modular Java Platform Free Java AW1.125
10:00-10:40 Digital PSTN Connectivity with Asterisk Open Source Telephony AW1.124
10:00-10:45 Asynchronous Notifications for Fun and Profit PostgreSQL H.2213
10:00-10:45 Abstraction, Formalization, Standardization Configuration & Systems Management AW1.120
10:00-10:45 Perl data structures Perl AW1.126
10:00-10:50 PL/Parrot: Cutting Edge Free Software Languages Janson
10:00-10:50 Apache Wicket Web Frameworks Chavanne
10:00-10:55 Accessibility - past, present and future Accessibility AW1.121
10:00-11:00 Linaro Embedded Lameere
10:15-11:00 KDE on Windows Crossdesktop H.1309
10:20-10:35 Android video streaming: Android devices as video prosumers Lightning Talks Ferrer
10:20-10:40 The difficulties of a peer-to-peer VPN on the hostile Internet New challenges in Virtualization AW1.105
10:30-11:00 The difficulty of forking CrossDistro H.1302
10:30-11:00 Localisation for the next LibreOffice LibreOffice H.2214
10:30-11:00 Zentyal CrossDistro H.1308
10:30-11:15 Project Coin Free Java AW1.125
10:30-12:15 LPI Exam 3 Certification Guillissen
10:40-10:55 Sinatra: Develop a rational website engine in 10 minutes Lightning Talks Ferrer
10:40-11:00 Marionnet, a virtual network laboratory New challenges in Virtualization AW1.105

Next (up to 3) talks in the same room (H.1301):

When Event Track
11:00-11:30 Messaging / Thunderbird Mozilla
11:30-12:00 Using Gloda to extend Thunderbird Mozilla
13:00-13:30 Fighting I/O: a story of Firefox startup speed improvements Mozilla