FOSDEM 2017: I’m there

Hello Guys,

20170205_162249I’m very happy to share with all of you my experience at the FOSDEM! This year was the first time for me here! That’s amazing!!!  Here you could find, talk and know some and some other volunteers from the most important open source communities. It’s only that? Absolutely not! The FOSDEM represent an important event where all the communities could share their works, technologies and their innovative ideas. For two days a University Campus be an open source temple with some booths where you can ask and find some amazing news a information, specific room where some amazing volunteer share their skills and project with specific talks, and last but not the least, good beers and food .

20170203_223837The FOSDEM is placed at the ULB on Brussels, Belgium. All start with the Beer event on Friday Night at Delirium Tremens. Some people with great beer!!! Amazing!!! On Saturday all people arrive at the ULB and the show could start. The location isn’t far away from the center of Brussels (approx. 20 minutes using the 71 Bus).

 

I’m been involved in the Booth of my lovely Mozilla community. For me stay there it was fantastic. For some fact. The first was that I can help my community to spread the voice in a Open, Inclusive and Free Web for everyone in the world, second, I had the opportunity to discuss with some people 20170204_172500over the Europe about our amazing community. In mozilla I have the opportunity to been involved in different role in the Mozilla communities, so, this is a great and important possibility for me to figure out how I can help the other in our European contest and in my region. On the booth, where I mainly involved, I talk a lot of all the Mozilla programs (especially Mozilla Campus Club Program & Mozilla Club) and  about the new technologies 20170205_120946and languages promoted by Mozilla (especially about Rust & the Virtual Reality on the Web using A-Frame). In all these two days I think to have been the opportunity to talk with at least one hundred of peoples about all these topics and moreover about the Nightly version of Firefox and more, and more other topics 🙂 For me this experience is awesome!!!

photo_2017-02-10_17-19-23The least but not the least was the amazing and funny dinners with the other guys from Mozilla community over all the Europe.  The most awesome thing that I found in our community is that we are a community, we like to drink, to talk, to work and to do some things all together!!!

 

Thank you guys for all that, and thank you Mozilla for give me this amazing opportunity to be a part of this community.

 

20170205_132603P.S.: For the second time, our Italian Community had the opportunity to be there and discuss in person about our community strategies and to have funny and interest moment all together. We done a photo shoot to remember this awesome moment!

 

Cheers,

Edoardo.

 

MozFest 2016: Awesome!!!

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Before writing this article I wanted to take some time, because writing this small article concerning the MozFest it is an hard work. Hard work because the MozFest is more then one human could imagine.

For a volunteer at MozFest, this experience was not only an exercise to open the mind and heart at the OpenSource, and in general, a innovative ways to make technologies in a Open way. For a Volunteer is make and help the people to have a great experience in all these. This is my first MozFest and have the opportunity to help, to know and to make a session is in real awesome for me!!!photo_2016-11-04_12-37-23

In general during the Fphoto_2016-11-04_12-37-07estival, I was be involved in the promotion of the Mozilla Campus Club Program (Campus Program Homepage), I had a session, named Open Project – hackaton: campus campaing edition, with Christos Bacharakis & Faye Tandong to make a round table concerning the Students and their necessity & to work all togheter at the project OpenStudentBook, I helped in the MakerParty ChangeCopyright Table and in the Mentorship Program helpdesk too. The Open Student Book is a project that have the goal to make a little guide readable and editable to try to understand how the students of differents Faculties could be involved in Open Communities and, morevoer, how they could find interesting to contribute in Open Project. This project is born, this August, when I started a Mentorship Program with the Mozilla Foundation. Moreover I’m really happy to see that myphoto_2016-11-04_12-37-20 Poster Design for the Campus Club be liked at some people at the mozFest 🙂

My personal first experience at the MozFest2016 was Awesome!!! Awesome because I meet more of all the people who constantly I meet and with which I persecute my goals how Mozillians. Awesome because photo_2016-11-04_12-37-17there, we have made all  things in a Open Cooperation and including all the participants. The last but not the least, Awesome, because this festival isn’t a place where you see only something but you can make an experience where all people are equal.

I wish at all people to have the opportunity to go at the  MozFest the next year and I want to say thank you at all people who given me the opportunity to help, to have a session and  to make this awesome Experience! Especially thanks at Abigail, Christos, photo_2016-11-04_12-46-05Lucy, Brian, Faye & Mayur to support me, at Geraldo, Julia and Amira to  insipre me with the photo_2016-11-04_12-36-53Mozilla Club!!! The list could be more lenght and for example how to don’t mention Francesco, Daniele, Gabriele, Marco e Riccardo, my companions in this awesome adventure, or Ioana for the great chat over the Breakfast and the Party, or all the UK Community who works every year to make this awesome festival and all volunteers how Robby sales and Paul and the Indian Community at the MozFest adn more, more and more…

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Finally I could say onlya thing: Friends, Thank you!!!

See you soon!!!