I've been very lucky to be invited by Mozilla to attend their annual conference (Mozilla All Hands) this year in London. Mozilla All Hands London was held from 13 until 17 June 2016 in 3 different location, which is Hilton London Paddington, Hilton London Metropole, and The Landmark. And this time, I was invited by the Marketing team to work closely with Support Mozilla team.
In the plenary session of the first day, Mitchell Baker, as an Executive Chairwoman in Mozilla Foundation, explain that despite of the many changes that currently happening in Mozilla, she's encourage us to:
- Keep moving
- Invite others
- Harness your fear
There are also many lessons & intriguing information that I got from this event. Some of them are news update from Marketing team & some interesting project from Mozilla dev team.
- Open sourcing Marketing work
This year, Mozilla is constantly changing and revamping its various division. One that happen in Marketing team is to open the opportunity for volunteer to take part in Marketing activities, says like social media. There is also a program called Mozilla Open Design that was initiated to invite volunteers to take part in the process of rebrand the new identity of Mozilla.
- Rust programming language
Rust is a modern programming language that the development are being sponsored by Mozilla. Although its development is sponsored by Mozilla, it is an open community project. In Indonesia itself, I think not much people know this programming language. However, from the Rust Training session that I join in MozLondon, Rust actually has some interesting features that is intereting to learn more. For you who interested to learn Rust, you can go to its website and documentation here.
- Servo web engine
If Rust is a programming language, Servo is the product of Rust. Servo is the latest web engine that developed by Mozilla, in collaboration with Samsung. Because Servo showing a significantly better speed than Gecko, many people says that Servo will be the strongest candidate to replate Mozilla Firefox's current engine, Gecko. Let's just look for the next update!
MozVR is Mozilla's initiative to bring virtual reality technology into the open web. One project that they being developed by MozVR is A-frame. A-frame itself is an open-source framework for creating 3D and virtual reality experiences on the web.
It was a tiring yet inspiring week because this is such a new experience for me. I hope with this new experience, I will not only be a better contributor, but also can inspire more people to contribute to Mozilla.
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Baru-baru ini, Mozilla meluncurkan sebuah tool atau aplikasi baru untuk mengajak kita bermain sekaligus belajar tentang Enkripsi, yaitu Codemoji. Setelah mencoba, saya harus mengakui ini adalah sebuah aplikasi berbasis web yang sangat menarik. Bahkan akan sangat menyenangkan apabila bisa diperkenalkan ke lingkup pendidikan, terutama sekolah-sekolah. Banyak dari kita yang mungkin selama ini hanya sekedar menggunakan aplikasi tanpa memperdulikan bagaimana aplikasi tersebut bekerja, dan apakah keamanan kita dijaga dengan baik. Sebut saja aplikasi berkirim pesan, misalnya Whatsapp, Blackberry Messenger, WeChat, Line App, dan populer belakangan ini seperti Telegram. Apakah kita sudah memperhatikan keamanan aplikasi-aplikasi tersebut? Apakah pesan yang kita kirim sudah di enkripsi, agar keamanan pesan kita terjaga?
Berikut adalah penjelasan tentang Enkripsi yang kami sadur dari website Wikipedia.
"Di bidang kriptografi, enkripsi adalah proses mengamankan suatu informasi dengan membuat informasi tersebut tidak dapat dibaca tanpa bantuan pengetahuan khusus. Dikarenakan enkripsi telah digunakan untuk mengamankan komunikasi di berbagai negara, hanya organisasi-organisasi tertentu dan individu yang memiliki kepentingan yang sangat mendesak akan kerahasiaan yang menggunakan enkripsi. Di pertengahan tahun 1970-an, enkripsi kuat dimanfaatkan untuk pengamanan oleh sekretariat agen pemerintah Amerika Serikat pada domain publik, dan saat ini enkripsi telah digunakan pada sistem secara luas, seperti Internet e-commerce, jaringan Telepon bergerak dan ATM pada bank."
Jadi enkripsi pada dasarnya sudah sering kita temui pada kehidupan kita sehari-hari, hanya saja seringkali kita tidak menyadarinya. Contohnya adalah ketika kita menggesek kartu ATM atau Kartu Kredit, angka-angka yang dimasukkan adalah angka-angka yang sudah di enkripsi menjadi kode-kode atau sandi.
Jadi lewat Codemoji, Mozilla mengajak kita untuk lebih memahami pentingnya Enkripsi, terutama dalam kehidupan online kita. Untuk mempelajari lebih jauh tentang Enkripsi dan juga berpartisipasi bersama Mozilla, kamu bisa cek website Advokasi Mozilla.
HOW TO PLAY
Bagaimana bermain dengan Codemoji? Sangat Mudah!
1. Buka website Codemoji
2. Tulis pesan kamu pada kolom kiri (merah), lalu pilih emoji di kolom tengah (abu-abu) sebagai kunci yang digunakan untuk membuka enkripsi pesan kamu. Jadi misalnya saya membuat pesan "Mountain View, California" sebagai pesan yang akan saya enkripsi. Kemudian saya memilih emoji "Piala". Nah kemudian "Piala" ini yang akan kita jadikan sebagai hint atau petunjuk. Jadi misalnya pertanyaannya adalah "Dimanakah letak kantor pusat Mozilla?". Lalu saya memberi petunjuk/hint, "Tanda penghargaan untuk sebuah prestasi". Sehingga untuk bisa membuka pesan yang sudah di enkripsi, user harus memilih emoji yang tepat, dengan cara mencari berdasarkan petunjuk/hint dari kita. Apabila user berhasil memilih emoji yang tepat, maka pesan yang di enkripsi akan tampil di kolom kanan (putih).
3. Bagikan link Codemoji kamu ke teman-teman kamu, tantang mereka untuk memecahkan kode kamu!
Begitulah cara menggunakan atau bermain dengan Codemoji. Sangat mudah bukan? Ayo dicoba! :D (YS)
As we are going to launch our local Mozilla Community Space Jakarta very soon, we need to decide a logo for our local Mozilla Community Space. Here are 4 options that you can help to choose and decide. Vote will open until 7th May 2016.
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Developing the Internet and defending its openness are key to global growth that is equitable, sustainable, and inclusive. The Internet is most powerful when anyone — regardless of gender or geography — can participate equally.
Today Mozilla announced two commitments to help make universal internet access a reality as part of the U.S. State Department’s Global Connect Initiative global actions, in partnership with the World Bank and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE):
- Mozilla will launch a public challenge this year to spur innovation and equal-rating solutions for providing affordable access and digital literacy. The goal is to inject practical, action-oriented, new thinking into the current debate on how to connect the unconnected people of the world.
- Additionally, Mozilla is building a global hub to help more women learn how to read, write, and participate online. Over the past five years, Mozilla volunteers have started over 100 clubs and run over 5000 local events in 90 countries to teach digital literacy. Building on this model, Mozilla is now working with U.N. Women to set up clubs just for women and girls in Kenya and South Africa. This is the next step towards creating a global hub.
“Connecting the unconnected is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and one we must work on together. We will need corporate, government, and philanthropic efforts to ensure that the Internet as the world’s largest shared public resource is truly open and accessible to all. We are pleased to see a sign of that collaboration with the Global Connect Initiative commitments,” said Mitchell Baker, executive chairwoman of Mozilla.
Mark Surman, executive director of the Mozilla Foundation, added, “We must address the breadth but also the depth of digital inclusion. Having access to the Web is essential, but knowing how to read, write and participate in the digital world has become a basic foundational skill next to reading, writing, and arithmetic. At Mozilla we are looking at – and helping to solve – both the access and digital literacy elements of inclusion.”
We look forward to sharing progress on both our commitments as the year progresses.
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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.
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.Add a comment
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
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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.
As of today, we have a good set of projects that have passed the first gate, including more SmartTV work (building on the success of our work with Panasonic in this space) and new opportunities such as FoxLink (a personal Web of Things) and Vaani. We’re working to open up this innovation process to non-staff participation soon.
Of course, Boot to Gecko (b2g) has been and will continue to be an open source operating system open to contribution.
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!
Source : blog.mozilla.org
Setelah proses pemilihan berbagai nama maskot, sekarang kita sudah memilih 3 nama terbaik yang bisa di pilih secara terbuka. Ayo bantu pilihkan nama terbaik untuk maskot baru Komunitas Mozilla Indonesia. Pemilihan di tutup tanggal 4 Februari 2016. Ayo vote di bit.ly/mozidvote-mascotname
Vote sudah ditutup!
Everything is connected around us. This revolution has already started and it will be bigger than previous technology revolutions, including the mobile smartphone revolution. Internet of Things, as many call it today, will fundamentally affect all of us.
We will prototype this future starting right now using technologies developed as part of the Firefox OS project to give us a kick start. We will make space for this exploration by stopping our work to build and ship smartphones through carrier partners. We will explore and prototype new use cases in the world of connected devices as an open source project with a clear focus on the user benefit and experience. We will focus on products and technologies that allow people to access and manage their world of connected devices, helping to ensure people are empowered, safe and independent.
We are excited about the challenges and opportunities ahead of us. We believe that the Web can be the right platform for this future of connected devices and we can’t wait to share more with everyone soon.
Source : blog.mozilla.org