Mozilla Philippines community and Wikimedia Philippines joined forces to give open source workshops on Firefox localization and wiki editing. Join us for a day long of fun contributing to open source projects that we are using everyday. This will happen on Saturday May 19 , 2012 at the Asian Institute of Management, TPIC and BANCOM Room, Asian Institute of Management, 123, Paseo De Roxas, Makati. You can register online and invite your friends, the venue can handle 100 participants so keep em coming. It’s not a computer laboratory so participants should bring their laptop or tablet pc for the workshop.
This is a FREE workshop and If you have any questions about the event don’t hesitate to contact us. We are more willing to help you.
One of the many other exciting events of the year, is meeting up with William Quiviger, part of the Mozilla’s Contributor Engagement Team. He is one of the proponent of Mozilla Reps codename REMO. In collaboration with Ayala Foundation that hosted the venue around UP Ayala TechnoHub. Kape + Teknolohiya, a very relaxed and casual venue where students are given the chance to discuss their research outputs and startup pitch their products. It was also a place for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who share a common market insight, and where policy makers explain government thrusts.
It was just in time after my short vacation in Bicol that I was able to attend last August 26, 2011. I arrived at the airport by 1pm so I bought some time for myself to rest, avoid the heavy traffic along the metro and be able make it to the venue by 6:30 pm. William presented the history of Firefox and other products of Mozilla corporation, part of his talk are cool websites that uses open web standards like HTML 5 and CSS3. The audience also throw away some questions and were all honestly answered by William. I got more questions running in through mind about the REMO as he try to convince the other participants to join the program.
After his talk, we had some coffee at Figaro UP-Ayala Technohub with other Mozillians namely Regnard Raquedan and Allan Caeg. We discussed more about REMO and how to achieve the target of new recruits by the end of the year, from 500 to 5000 Mozilla reps. According to the Mozilla Philippines blog William has Filipino roots. Notice that he lookd like an Asian in this photo. He is of Filipino origin, I think his mother is Filipina. He also he wants to learn more about the Filipinos, their language and culture in particular. We really had great laughs when he asked to demo the Filipino accent speaking English. He just came from Bohol, his on vacation too but still he was able to find some time to spare and meet with us.
I started out in the Mozilla Student Reps program but with the restructuring and REMO being introduced, I find it very helpful for every Mozillian. A wiki page to start with organizing events, swagging, budgeting and exploring with a very cool web app that generates a business card based on your wiki account. I got my business card and ready to be sent in the printing press. By the way checkout my REMO wiki user page here and I invite you to start creating your profile page. I would like to thank William for the photos used in this blog post.
Firefox fans, we will be needing your help in naming this new mascot for Mozilla Philippines, as other countries like Japan, who named theirs, Foxkeh. Take part in the contest and win yourself some prizes from Mozilla and your glory of course, for giving name to our very own local mascot.
[quote style=”boxed”]We’re launching a “Name the Mozilla Philippines Mascot” contest. To join, just comment on this post with your name entry plus one sentence why you chose that name. Don’t make it profound and deep– we just want to simply know what inspired you for the name you came up with. Be creative! The winner will be judged by a panel from the Mozilla Philippines Community, plus Martin Jimenez.[/quote]
Join the discussion by going to the official website of Mozilla Philippines, I can see a lot of great entries, some are even funny. I hope we can choose the best before the launching of Firefox 4 here in the Philippines. So let your creativity burn and be inspired for a better web experience in Pinoy style. See yah!