- Mozilla Hack-a-thon (Sunday 9th 10h – 20h):: This is a great chance for developers to hang out, hack, and develop apps for the new Firefox OS. There’s great prizes to be had too as the winner will walk away with a Firefox OS developer phone.
- Recruiting luncheon (Monday 10th 11h): Interested in working with Mozilla as an employee or volunteer? Make sure you sign up for this one.
- Mozillians Open House (Tuesday 11th 19h): For all Mozilla volunteers and employees to come out, get a special tour and toast their new space.
- Paris Community Open House (Wednesday 12th 19h): Open to everyone in the tech and open source community in Paris, this is a great opportunity to check-out the new space, see some demos and hear more about the Mozilla’s vision.
There are several factors that went in to the decision to focus on these events. We are very excited about our new space in Paris. Paris is the oldest volunteer community we have and is one of the most influential historically and with our current endeavors. The passion that the French community has around keeping the web open and free as well as the quality of talent in the region makes it a natural choice for an expanded office. With this new space we have the ability to hire more individuals to help us with our mission. With this new space we have the ability to grow the volunteer community as well as host many different initiatives of the French volunteer community to further our mission. By focusing on these events, we are able to showcase our ability to support the volunteer community, showcase the office space and highlight the opportunities to be work for Mozilla locally.
As I mentioned earlier, our French volunteer community is our oldest community. There are a couple of factors. One is that we have some visionaries in the open source space who are from Paris and were very instrumental in launching FireFox 1.0. Another is that the French community in general is very passionate about our mission; it aligns very well with the values and belief’s of much of the French community.
Your new office is really a great space and definitely seems to capture the spirit of Mozilla. What kind of environment are you looking to encourage there? What types of events and other activities for the Mozilla community and broader Paris tech ecosystem do you hope to hold there in the future?
It is a great space! We love it! We will of course be encouraging openness. We want the space to be a place that fosters open collaboration of ideas that further the open web. We want the space to allow for volunteers and employees to come together to collaborate on the most difficult and exciting problems and projects that we have. We want the space to be a hub for the local Paris tech community in general. We hope that this space is viewed as a place where anyone in the tech space who has a passion and motivation for keeping the web open, free and accessible to all will want to come and explore that with us.
If you want to attend one or more of the ‘Mozilla Paris Week’ events, get more details and sign-up here.
Timing: Events daily from June 9th – 12th, see event site for specific details
Location: 16 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009 Paris
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