Mozilla Tech Speakers in Tirana 1
Tech communities are usually focused in one thing, they look after their own ‘garden’ mainly, their app, or their platform. This is not always a bad thing, but in my opinion it comes with the risk of you getting bored after a certain time. This doesn’t happen at Mozilla, mainly due to the fact that the Mozilla manifesto allows any kind of project as long as they respect the main principles that promote an open web, which leads to creative projects. Having said this, I got really excited when I heard about a programme such as Mozilla Tech Speakers, which aims to increase developer awareness and adoption of the Web, Firefox, and Mozilla through a strong community-driven speaker development program. The goal of the trainings is to bring Tech Speaker lessons, mentors and Mozillians to the local Albanian free open source community, offering great insight and experiences to newcomers and late arrivals. The idea is to host workshops that consist of short lightning talk sessions, followed by feedback, tips on how to stand, non verbal communication, slides creation and much more. The Albanian Mozilla community, with coordination from Elio, decided to bring the program in Tirana with the first event hosted at Open Labs Hackerspace (2.04.2016) in Tirana that featured Albanian mozillians (Elio, Kristi and myself) and special guests Elvis Plaku and Ardian Haxha from Prishtina. Although it lasted more than 4 hours, it was really inspiring for me to see the participants learn some basic presentation skills for technical evangelism and in the end make their own first presentations in public. See you in the next #MozTechSpeakers session. Until then have a look also at the blog post of Elio aboui the same event.
Photos: Andis Rado
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