Jordan Hosts the Regional Meeting of Mozilla
Jordan was the host country of the first Arabic Mozilla meeting.
Mozilla Jordan participated in the first Arabic Mozilla Meeting which took place in Amman, between the 24th and 27th of June 2011.
Mozilla Jordan members who have participated are Mohammad Khamash, Eman Jaradat, Issa Mahasnehm Mohammad Tarakiyee, Anas Alhamdan, Kanaan Manasrah, Mahmoud Aldwairi, Husam Bilal, Abdelrahman Ghodayeh and Addy Da'aja. Delegations from local Mozilla communities in Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Palestine were also present.
The meeting was attended by Mitchell Baker, chairperson of Mozilla, and Pierros Papadeas who is actively working on the Development and Deployment of the Mozilla Reps program.
In the community presentations, Issa Mahasneh from Mozilla Jordan highlighted the importance of the community in all Mozilla Jordan's activities and organization. He then presented detailed missions and objectives of the community; including the efforts to encourage the Open Web and modern web technologies locally and the ultimate goal to establish Jordan as a regional hub in promotion of openness and innovation on the Internet.
Then he talked about some successful activities of Mozilla Jordan in the past, starting 2008, Mozilla Jordan participated in the 1 Billion Firefox download celebrations with an awesome trip to Petra, Firefox 3 Download Day in Irbid and 5th Anniversary of Firefox with Mitchell Baker.
Nowadays, Mozilla Jordan organizes a set of activities that target developers and IT professionals under the name of "Mozilla Developer Hacks", the first of its kind in the world which aim to teach developers about HTML5, the Open Web and other Mozilla technologies.
After that, Mohammad Tarakiyee who is hardly working on the social media and community marketing side of Mozilla Jordan gave a brief overview of the organizational structure and how technologies are helping Mozilla Jordan towards its goals.
The two-day event discussed future collaboration between Arabic communities and suggested several events and activities to be implemented in this year.
At the end, a public event was organized at Princess Sumaya University for Technology, which was live-streamed with the efforts of Jordan Open Source Association and Aramram WebTV. A total of more than 400 people watched the live event through Jordan and the Arab World.
You can see more about the Mozilla Jordan presentation here:
And the recording of the live event is available at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/15641311