Mozilla Philippines at the AMA Web & IT Summit 2010

Web & IT Summit 2010

The AMA Computer University main campus in Quezon City invited Mozilla Philippines at their “WEB & IT SUMMIT 2010: IO Your Info World Wide” The WEB & IT SUMMIT was an event that started last year (2009) by WebGeek Ph together with AMA IT Society of AMA Computer University during the AMA Foundation Week. Now on its second year, Mozilla Philippines is so glad to be part of the event. Our talk was attended by a hundred college students in a small room.

We started by showing a short movie clip of 5 years of Mozilla Firefox and discussed how it resurrected the web in the early browser war of the 90’s. Then the reasons why they should choose Firefox being a open source project with all its goodness like security, speed and customizations. We give away some Mozilla goodies like button pins and T-shirt as prizes for the participants. I got to be  in charge documenting our talk so you can find other photos in my flickr account. One of our mission is to promote the Tagalog version of Firefox. A big emphasis is cited on encouraging everyone to participate in the Firefox localization efforts in the Philippines.  Ending the event with our recruitment for the local community here in the Philippines through our website Mozilla Philippines.

Web & IT Summit 2010

Web & IT Summit 2010

In behalf of the Mozilla Philippines community, me and Ren Ren Gabas is thankful to the organizers for having us in the event. We’re looking forward to establish Mozilla Student Reps in AMA University with the help of  WEB & IT SUMMIT. In our own small contributions may we find fulfillment for a better web experience.

Firefox Needs Your Help For Tagalog Localization

One of the efforts of Mozilla in their attempt to promote themselves in the market is to have a local version of Firefox in Tagalog. This was ideated when Gen Kanai and Seth Bindernagel came over here in the Philippines.  It’s been almost a year now since we had a meetup in Manila with other firefox users. We shared the same dream with Mozilla’s vision – to have a better internet experience. We had our people spreading firefox and other projects within our own local community, but with the limited number of our members, we are still in dire need of your little help with the Tagalog translation.

To start with it, you have to register here and you can already start translating Firefox. It’s not really that difficult to translate as we only need the vernaculars to offer easy understanding to the end users.. You can also help by telling your friends in your social networks about this. In one of our local meeting, it hit me to know that most of the translators are from other countries, and I’m hoping that all of them are pinoys.

So, if you’re a firefox user and you would like to give back to the community for having a wonderful internet browser for free, I encourage you to join or create your own local community in your school or company. Let’s start supporting the localization of Firefox, the Tagalog Firefox is for us, Para sa atin ‘to!