The galvanizing effect of Mozilla Camps
By William on Monday, October 12 2009, 12:43 - Permalink
Already a week has passed now since the Mozilla Camp Europe 2009 and without further ado, I'd like send out my "THANK YOU" shoutouts to all those who participated in what was, I believe, one of the best Mozilla community event we've organized in Europe. Some great write-ups have already been posted by colleagues and fellow Mozillians here, here, here, here and here. And of course, the camp has also been visually immortalized here, here, here and here.
On the long list of thank yous, I'd first like to thank our intern-extraordinaire, Irina Sandu, who has redefined for me the words "cool" and "composed" and who has showed me how stress and fun can go hand-in-hand :) Irina, you're a star! A big hat tip also goes out to Svitlana and FuzzyFox were so helpful behind the scenes, always there to make sure those occasional logistical hic-cups disappeared as quickly as they surfaced. Very special thanks go to the track leaders (Brian and Paul for DEV, Patrick for Advocacy, Seth for l10n and Marcia for QA) who spent long hours helping us design an amazing programme and bring some great speakers on board. I'd also make a special mention to William the fantabulous "ukelele" player who strummed Firefox love well into the wee hours of the night.
Last but not least, I'd like to thank all the Mozillians who came to Prague to share, work, discuss, challenge, brainstorm, question, hack, present, debate and simply enjoy an incredibly intense and energizing weekend. Seeing with your very own eyes the passion and drive of fellow Mozillians from the four corners of Europe, under one roof, is a powerful and truly humbling experience. More than anything, never have I felt this community as galvanised and energized as in Prague, ready to give their all to help push the Mozilla project forward. I know this video has been passed around hundreds of times and viewed thousands of times already, but I'm not sure what else could have captured best the galvanizing effect of Mozilla Camps.
I LOVE THIS COMMUNITY !
Photo credit : Ludovic Hirliman used under CC-BY-NC license
UPDATE: I'm not sure what was in my coffee yesterday, but I "embarassingly" forgot to mention David's great write-up of the camp.