After the successful meet-up a few weeks ago (where we saw the very first Mozilla Firefox Pizza), it’s time to share some of the key points of the community meeting:
- The Mozilla Philippines Community will be at the upcoming Philippine Youth Congress for Information Technology (or Y4IT Conference) this September. I’ll be having a speaking slot at September 16, 2010 and I’ll be talking about Open Web Technologies. Mozilla is also going to be one of the sponsors of the event, which is the biggest IT event in the Philippines to date (an estimated 20,000 college students will be attending the 4-day congress).
- The efforts on the Mozilla Student Reps will continue under the leadership of Joell Lapitan and Jun Barrun. The focus will be on getting more schools in easy to target areas, such as Metro Manila and in the Laguna province. The meeting also attacted first-time volunteers from AMA and De La Salle Canlubang.
- There’s also effort in supporting global Mozilla initiatives in our locale. The Mozilla Philippines Community is promoting sites like Mozilla Drumbeat, Mozilla Hacks, and Rock Your Firefox at the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2010. While each of the sites a long shot to make it the Top 10 at this point, the sites still got some exposure in the Philippines.
- Localization is also picking up, albeit gradually. The localization for Tagalog is now at 15%, up from 6% a couple of months ago.
Not included in the meeting, the Mozilla Philippines Community is now part of the 2010 Software Freedom Day event in the Philippines.
If anyone is interested in having the Mozilla Philippines Community in their respective events, feel free to drop us a line.