Hey, everyone! WebGeek has some good news for you. We managed to interview two of the key persons of Mozilla Philippines Community, namely Eusebio Barrun, Jr. and Robert DC Reyes. We learned a lot from their inspiring stories and we’ll now share you the details of our interview about Mozilla, one of the leading web browsers in the whole world.
Eusebio Barrun, Jr., is a big fan of open source projects and the internet; and currently the Mozilla Philippines Community Manager. He’s also into multimedia design, photography, video production and blogging. He’s one of the pioneer users of Mozilla Firefox version 1 and made his way to become one of the first batches of Mozilla Philippines Community Member since 2009. He was then upped to become a Mozilla Representative and soon a Mozilla Reps Mentor. As the current Mozilla Philippines Manager, he makes sure that they align all of their efforts to the mission of Mozilla. He also mentor new members and recruit new contributors.
He imparted to us that the goal of Mozilla Philippines Community is to spread Mozilla’s mission and philosophy, with their efforts to grow the community. He makes this happen by setting a good example for everyone hoping that they will be inspired and help spread their goal. Hence, a good leadership can greatly influence other people to do the initiative of taking an action. Good words and deeds can inspire several people. He also believes that their community is following the principle of do-ocracy which means to go ahead and do it. The community practices meritocracy, wherein you get rewards based on your contributions. The Mozilla Philippines Community keeps on growing because of their passion in sharing the Open Web.
On the other hand, Robert DC Reyes is an Aviation Professional by day and currently connected with the country’s biggest player in aviation support services. He works as a Mozilla Representative after his office hours and during his free time. He represents Mozilla to the country, and in turn, our country gets represented to Mozilla.
According to Robert, Mozilla is prepping up to prepare a Tagalog version of their flagship product and web browser with the help of hundreds of volunteers here and abroad. Currently, the Mozilla Philippines Community is conducting several MozTours to be able to reach out to the different corners of our country, highlighting the soon-to-be launched Firefox OS formerly known as Boot2Gecko/B2G Project. Actually, they had just staged the biggest Mozilla Summer Code Party in the Philippines last Sept. 12 at the UPLB. The said event was aired to the internet with video conference facilities provided by DOST-ASTI, hooking them up to different countries like Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand.
The Mozilla Philippines Community is composed of independently spirited, fiercely unconventional volunteers who strive in promoting openness in the web. This large, growing community get in touch with each other through the norm methods which include email, IRC, SMS, Google Hangout sessions, Facebook and Twitter. They love discussing and giving insights on how to improve their flagship product. As for now, they are still recruiting for Mozilla Student Reps to add up to the current number of 12 reps here in our country. They know that the responsibility and the need of spreading their mission can be achieved through increasing their member. The Mozilla Philippines Community are always giving their best in order to spread Mozilla’s mission and philosophy in the entire 7,000 islands of our country.
So, if you also have that great passion to the web like Barrun and Robert, might as well care to join the Mozilla Philippines Community?