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Mozilla Summit 2010
The Summit is another week closer, and activity is ramping up quickly!
As we mentioned last week, no one will be passively attending the Summit. That's not how we do things here. At the Summit everyone will be an active contributor and everyone will have one or more responsibilities. So start thinking about what role you'd like to play.
Many of you have already submitted proposals for Breakout Sessions, Science Fair exhibits, and Lightning Talks. If you're planning to participate in any of these, please sign up soon! We're cutting off sign-ups in just over a week, with a final deadline of June 15th (11:59pm, Pacific time, to be precise).
Starting this week we have new ways for you to participate as well, which we talk about in more detail below. One of these is the Mozilla World Expo, and another is a Mozilla Summit Job Board where you can sign-up to help with a variety of things throughout the course of the Summit. We really need everyone to actively contribute to the Summit in some way, so the Job Board is a great way to step up and help out.
Summit Job Board
The Mozilla Summit is put together by Mozillians, for Mozillians, and we need more Mozillians to help. We've put together a job board that lists the things we need people to work on and a quick form where you can sign up to help. Opportunities include things like helping with greeting people at the airport, Summit registration, Science Fair and World Expo organization, and a bunch of other ways you can pitch in and help. More information, including the current list of things you can sign up for, is available on the sign-up form.
* Job Board wiki page
* Job Board sign-up form
Proposals deadline: June 15th!
We're still accepting proposals for Breakout Sessions, Science Fair exhibits, and Lightning Talks, but only until June 15th. You can read more about these events and sign up through the following links:
* Breakout Sessions
* Science Fair
* Lightning Talks
Slots for two of these three events are being given out on a first-come-first-served basis, so you should think about what you would like to present at the Summit and sign up as soon as you can!
Mozilla World Expo
World expos have been a place for nations to show off their technology advancements and culture. With the confluence of so many cultures at the Mozilla Summit, we are going to host the first ever Mozilla World Expo! The Expo will feature Mozilla communities from around the world, exhibiting what is happening in our global community to advance the Mozilla project and its mission.
We'd like you to participate by creating an exhibit with your local community members! Show us something that makes you proud or might give other people insight into your culture (food, costume, music and more), as well as showcase your community's hard work and the fun you have!
We will be accepting sign-ups for this event right up until the beginning of the Summit. If we end up with multiple sign-ups for a single community, we'll put you in touch with each other so you can work together. Let's make this inaugural Mozilla World Expo something to remember!
* World Expo wiki page
* World Expo sign-up form
We're putting together a very lightweight buddy program for the Mozilla Summit 2010. What we're doing is matching up each previous Summit attendee with someone who is attending the Summit for the first time. There are two primary goals for the program: to give everyone at least one point of contact outside of the Summit Organizing team, and to stir things up a bit and get people interacting with and talking to people they might not otherwise encounter within Mozilla.
In addition to the regular Summit Buddy stuff outlined above, we're also building a game into the program: Buddy Quest!
The premise is simple: Buddy teams will have the opportunity to do various "quests" together throughout the course of the Summit. Quests will include things like "solve a riddle", "complete a scavenger hunt", or "play a board game together", and so forth. Completed quests will be worth points, and at the end of the Summit we'll give (fun, awesome, to-be-determined) prizes to the top Buddy Quest teams.
And that's it...
While we would really like everyone to take part in this, we understand that not everyone will be comfortable with the idea. If you don't want to participate in the buddy program, that's ok -- just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 15th and we'll take your name off the list.
* Summit Buddies wiki page
In addition to this newsletter, we're setting up a bunch of different communications channels for the Summit, including:
- #moz10 channel: on irc.mozilla.org
- moz10 tag: the summit.mozilla.org site will collect together anything on Flickr, Twitter, or Delicious that is tagged with "moz10"
- @MozillaSummit: the twitter account we will be using to send out news, up-to-the-minute updates, and other information related to the Summit.
All International travelers have been contacted. If you are traveling from the U.S. or Canada, the travel agents are well under way with those bookings. All invitees will have received an itinerary by Wednesday, June 9th.
If you are traveling from a country that requires you to have a visa to get into Canada, you should have already received your travel as well as your visa information. If you are living in the U.S. but are not a U.S. citizen, you may also be required to apply for a visa and should have already received your visa information. If you have not, please email email@example.com.
More detailed updates on travel and logistics will be sent out as we get closer to the Summit.
About this newsletter
This is the second Mozilla Summit 2010 newsletter. We'll be sending these out weekly leading up to the Summit so you know what to expect, what we'll be doing, and how you can sign up for and participate in the various Summit sessions and events.
You can find an archived copy of the first Summit newsletter here: Mozilla Summit 2010 Newsletter #1.
If you have any questions about the newsletter, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Mozilla Summit 2010 Wiki
* Breakout Sessions
* Science Fair
* Lightning Talks
* Summit Communications
* World Expo
* Job Board
* Summit Buddies Archives
* Summit 2010 Newsletter #1 Fun Stuff
* Summit 2008 Flickr stream
* more to come...
If you have questions or need to talk to someone about the Summit, please send email to email@example.com