Happy Birthday Firefox or Maligayang Kaarawan Firefox in Tagalog as we celebrate today around the world or depending on the timezone of course.
The hashtag for Twitter is #FxTurns8, you can also use it in Flickr for your photos celebrating the event today. Use this avatar image for different social media like Facebook and the like. We have a Twibbon campaign to spread in Twitter and Facebook, also if you’re on Tumblr you can reblog or follow this post. Please feel free to localize messages and post any language posts on the Tumblr. If you’re a fan of Firefox make sure to participate!
We will have a birthday party on Monday, November 12 in Valero Park Makati City at 6:00 pm with other Mozillians and volunteers. Also we have a special guest from Mozilla US to discuss about WebFWD an incubator for open source startup project. So see you there guys!
Part of the ReMo tools and toolkit is the business card for us to be identifiable, for attending events it’s very useful to extend our network. I’ve been longing to have this but have some doubts of producing my own for some reasons like uniformity and the right way to promote the Mozilla brand.
I just got my printed business card from Pixel800, a digital printing company that accepts short run order. The printing process is fast, done for almost 2 days. It looks awesome in Euro matte 300 gsm, I’m not really a big fan of coated paper. The minimalist design, monochromatic color makes it simple yet elegant. Most of the business card I saw like those of Gen Kanai is matte that influenced my choice of paper stock.
If you already signed up with ReMo just go to the business card generator and enter your bugzilla email where the pdf file will be sent.The details like name, email and twitter accounts will be fetch so better double check your entry there. Thanks to Ms. Myra for printing this and also Joell Lapitan for taking some photos.
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.