“I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over, so it’s Teamwork.”
————–Sir Alex Ferguson
Believe it or not, teamwork works wonders even in the most difficult of circumstances. A community can make heads turn in a matter of days if be driven by the proper passion and the thirst for the goal be genuine. Mozilla Kolkata Community, one of the fastest growing and most active Communities in the entire world, leave alone the nation, came together on the 29th and 30th of August in the Community Meetup Kolkata . Organized by Moz Rep Biraj Karmakar and led by Senior Mozillians Sumantro Mukherjee and Srijib Roy among others, the Community met with the sole aim of taking the Community forward together in the future. No stone was left unturned as mails came flying in, invites were sent out, events and portals were being created. Here is the Reps Portal link:
The two day event kicked off with a bang as pleasantries were exchanged and snacks were ordered. Talks continued over the ways and means of what strengthens the Community and improving Contribution pathways. WoMoz and Net Neutrality issues popped up as usual. Records of past events were taken note of and future events were planned accordingly. Participants expressed their views on why they are proud of being a Community member and what improvements would they like through the Quilt session comprising of three basic questions:
- Why are they proud to be a part of the Mozilla Kolkata Community?
- What challenges they face as a part of the Community?
- What are their goals for the future with this Community?
Events of the last session were taken note of and they turned out to be 35+ while more than 25 events have been planned in the ensuing session. The three hour event ended with a group photo session with tweets and posts flooding the social media in the meantime.
Day 2, Meet Up Space, Barasat:
The second day of the meet up saw the Task Force Kolkata being built up under the able guidance of the seniors of the Community for greater Community Devolopment and Community Recognition stats being chalked out. Welcoming newbies, assigning tasks and having regular Meet Ups became the talking point as the Community organized itself into a potent force. A regular blog of the Mozilla Kolkata Community would be published every month with reports from all over the month. Social Networking presence strengthening for live event promotion and Contribution pathways were discussed and questions were being answered. The post lunch session saw the discussion being directed towards future events planning, problems sorting and task assigning. As always, a photo session concluded the events for the day.
Two days of Mozilla is fun in itself, but that too with members of your Community is a different experience altogether. The very experience of working in a team thrills you, and imagine when the team is this Cool. As wise men say, “Do what you love, love what you do!” It’s an absolute honor and privilege to be a part of the Mozilla Kolkata Community and to be able to co-ordinate and contribute to Open-Source in ways this fun. Cheers…………
Here for Open-Souce……….
Here for Firefox…………