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Mozilla Regional Ambassador Lead Indonesia

Recently, Mozilla announce the new Regional Ambassador Leads from various country. One of them is Agung Ahsan from Madura, Indonesia. Who exactly Agung is? Let’s get to know him closer.

 

Hi Agung, would you introduce yourself?

My name is Agung Firdausi Ahsan, born in Sumenep 13 Oktober 1993, and I’m in my last year as a student of Industrial Engineering in Universitas Trunojoyo Madura.

 

Since when you actively contribute in Mozilla community?

Since 10 November 2011. I was interested to contribute to be developer, and my first contribution is to be add-on developer.

 

How can you know about Mozilla community?

My interest for Mozilla started from MozKopdar (MozCoffee) that was held in Kota Pahlawan (Surabaya). The event explained about how Mozilla community is also contribute on the freedom & openness of the web. And also from that event, I get a chance to know Mozilla Indonesia Community, a community for Mozilla Firefox user in Indonesia.

 

What makes you want to contribute in Mozilla Community?

It’s because I always get new challenge here & I can also educate people on the importance of the open web.

 

You just had been selected as a Regional Ambassador Leads from Indonesia, what Regional Ambassador Leads really is?

Generally, RAL is coordinator that consist of Mozilla Reps or Firefox Student Ambassador. RAL has role as a coordinator that connect FSA & Firefox Club, help & cordinate campaigns & events in their country.

But for me personally, RAL is not merely a position, but more into a responsibility. Because I’m in charged to be a leader (or a captain) that lead a ship with the whole responsibility of the content, the direction, the destination, and will also think about the solution if there's storm in our journey.

What is RAL tasks?

  • Maintain an open & active communication with FSA & Firefox Club.
  • Guide & give advise for Firefox Club Lead(s) & FSA who want to organize an event.
  • Guide student who eligible to create Firefox Club in their university.
  • Make sure Firefox Club deliver their event report & documenting what their doing.
  • Find out how to promote & spread the words about Firefox Club in a new region.

What difficulties you faced as a RAL?

There are some difficulties on becoming a RAL :

  • Getting student attention to join as a FSA
  • Difficulties in organize online meeting because constraint on time zone from Club Lead
  • Generalization deployment of FSA in a region (country)

What benefit you get as a RAL?

There are some benefit on becoming a RAL:

  • Sharpen out leadership skill
  • Improve our skill on marketing, management, communication, & technology.
  • May get an opportunity to join Mozilla’s event (global or regional)
  • Milestone to be a Mozilla Rep, Mozilla’s intern, or FSA Executive Board member.

What you expected from being a RAL?

My hope on being a RAL is to integrate FSA in Indonesia with a new spirit & to organize big events that will make Mozilla’s name & Indonesia even bigger.

 

Translated by Rizki Dwi Kelimutu.

Say Hello to Dimo!

Finally, Mozilla Indonesia Community launched their new mascot called, Dimo. This mascot creation process actually already started long time ago, with help from Petshopbox Studio. This new mascot is designed with funny and cute looking. The name for this mascot also chosen with long process, by an open vote. At first, community give chance for everyone to help to suggest new name for this mascot. Then we choose 3 best names, then go to vote process once again. Finally, Dimo is chosen as new name for our new mascot, this name is suggested by Rizky Luthfianto. Rizky says Dimo is a shorten word from Dinosaur Mozilla. And he says, Dimo still relative with Si Komo.

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Mozilla Design Community


Mozilla, through the Participation program, just launched the Community Design to host Mozillians who want to contribute in design areas. We already knew that Mozilla is a global community that existed in most part of the world. And each community also help to support Mozilla's mission in keeping the web open for everyone. But, if talk about Mozilla, most people think that the contributors usually programmers or people in such backgrounds. In fact, community need members that has diverse backgrounds so the community can grow. As well as Mozilla Community, that actually have many fans that loves to use the Mozilla Firefox as their default browser and want to take part in support Mozilla's mission.

My self as an example. I am a web designer. But i don't really like to do code. However, most of my contributions for this community since 2010, mostly relate to design or creative materials. So i realize how important designers to take part in this community.

Through this Design Community, Mozilla invite us all who loves to contribute and want to take parts, can join this Design Community. With the existence of Design Community, we are hoping that design contributions can distributed better to many new contributors. And if there are some needs of design works, we can easily get help to this Design Community

Communication tools that used for this Design Community are GitHub, and Discourse (Forum).

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Next Steps for Connected Devices


We recently announced a pivot for Firefox OS to Connected Devices and I’d like to share an update on the new product innovations we’re working on in the IoT space. We’ve been working on a Product Innovation Process to identify our new IoT product programs. This process pushes us to think about early-stage ideas as if they were tech-startup projects where teams advocating for them are required to demonstrate a clear consumer value proposition at all points or “gates” in the development cycle: validation (whether there is a problem to solve), productization (whether there is a market fit), and scaling.

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We’re entering this exciting, fragmented IoT space to ensure users have choice through interoperable, open solutions, and for us to act as their advocates for data privacy and security. This is what we at Mozilla do best and it is indeed this intersection of opportunities and challenges that makes it the right time for Mozilla to focus on this new exciting phase of the Internet!

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Source : blog.mozilla.org

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