Following up on William’s recent blog post introducing the ReMo program (aka Mozilla Reps), I’d like to elaborate a bit on what the responsibilities of a Mozilla Rep will be and how we are going to empower the Mozillians throughout the world. Let’s examine a few situations a Mozilla Rep will typically encounter.
Hosting an Event
Let’s say you are a passionate free culture advocate and supporter of the Open Web. You are in direct contact with many everyday users and developers in your region, and you want to pass on the spirit of Open Web, the spirit of Mozilla! Would it be nice if you could have direct access to resources in order to plan and host an awesome Mozilla promotional event?
Here comes ReMo. Enter the ReMo website, exchange ideas on hosting events and use the ReMo infrastructure to plan the actual event. This will entail requesting for swag, budget, having a planning page, preparing a presentation and asking for guidance. Then you go ahead and host the actual event (we are sure it will be awesome!). Finally you will post your experience on the ReMo planet so you can be praised (and get rewarded) by all the ReMos around the globe!
We are working hard on making sure this process will be steamlined and easy to follow :)
Participating in an Event
You know that there is an upcoming major technological (or not) event in your region and you know that Mozilla should be there! As the official Mozilla Representative you are proud to take part in this event by holding a booth, or even giving a talk
To prepare for that you can go on the ReMo website, create a planning page for your event, coordinate you efforts with other regional Reps and request swag and/or budget. Also you might want to go through the talking points of the latest Firefox once again, and see who else can help you in the region.
All these and much more will be the functionality of the ReMo portal. A Hub for Mozilla core Enthusiasts, ready to spread the word around the globe
Mentor new contributors
A friend of yours, is inspired by your talk about Mozilla and wants to help in the project! As a Mozilla Rep you are familiar with the joining procedures of all the subprojects of Mozilla, and you will guide him through the whole process. You will know what suits him best and know key people in the project to get your friend started within Mozilla
Regular meetings keep you updated on the various projects within Mozilla and you are always the person-to-go for anything about Mozilla in your region!
You are an active contributor for Mozilla for a long time now, and you want to have your own ways to prove it! You log in on the swag-design creation website with your ReMo account and customize to your needs (name, event, locale) swag and material! (t-shirts, business cards etc)
These were some case scenarios of the everyday tasks of a future Mozilla Representative. Some of these are already here as functions, but we need to make sure that they are accessible and easy to use for every contributor willing to become a ReMo. Of course we are still drafting the whole processes and waiting for your feedback on this or other aspect of our project. You can see more planning information on our wiki page
Stay tuned for more ReMo updates and as always, if you have any questions, feel free to ask away!