This is the end of week 1 as Mozilla employee. Here’s What I learned This Week …
An Overwhelmingly Positive Response by Mozilla Reps
Before joining Mozilla, I sent a message to all Mozilla Reps asking for their opinion on my role in this hybrid volunteer-and-staff-driven community empowerment program:
on Monday 05 Sept, 2016 I will become a Mozilla employee. Following almost 15 years as a volunteer Mozillian I was offered the opportunity to take this new perspective on the Mozilla Project. My job title is Participation Strategist and I am part of the Participation team reporting to George.
At this moment I hold various roles in the Reps Program:
– Module Peer
In my role as a Reps Peer, I have aimed to serve the ReMo program by setting direction and execution on strategic questions.
Moving forward, I’d like to continue contributing to ReMo. I anticipate that my actions will be influenced by the fact that I am a staff Mozillian. Of course I hope that this “bias” will be positive for Reps. At the same time I accept that people are sceptic of too much employee involvement in the program.
For this reason I put my roles in the ReMo program at your disposition. If anybody wants to veto against me being in any or all of the above mentioned three roles, please send a message to our Module Owner Ioana (in CC) and she will take the necessary action ensuring your privacy.
Let’s keep rocking the Open Web.
Always at your service,
Mozilla Rep, Mentor, Peer and soon employee
The answers blew me away. There were responses from many parts of the world congratulating me on becoming Mozilla staff. A huge thank you to the Reps from Uganda, Germany, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Ivory Coast, US, Venezuela, Belgium, Tunisia, France, Italy and many others.
An Overwhelming Positive Response on Social Media
Also, as soon as I tweeted and posted a Facebook update, lots of positive feedback arrived.
To all of you who thought of me and dropped me a line: Thank you! I am blessed to be serving our mission to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.