Staying and moving.

I AM A MOZILLIAN.

Back in April 2013, I first heard of the Mozilla Philippines Community in a IT Convention in AMA Binan. I used Firefox before but I didn’t have an idea that there is something more to the organization than its browser. It was summer vacation and I don’t have other things to do so I started  to read about Mozilla more. A month later, I signed up to volunteer for my first Mozilla event, a WoMoz kick off party.

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PUP – SRC Firefox Club Public Speaking Training

Speaking in front of a crowd scares a lot of people. A research done by the National Institute of Mental Health says that 74% of people suffer speech anxiety (link here).

Fear of Public Speaking
As far as I know, being able to confidently express your ideas, thoughts and opinions is a huge advantage for every individual. So being a Club Lead for the PUP-SRC Firefox Club, I know that one of the training that we need to do is about public speaking. And last January 30, we held a mini Public Speaking Training. This is an echoing of a workshop I attended last February 2015 (link here) and I reused the presentation, Faye Tandog used back then.

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PUP-SRC Mozilla Club Maker Party

In celebration of the PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus’ IT Week 2015, with the theme 3D: #Dream # Develop & #Deploy; Ideas today for Integrating Tomorrow’ the PUP-SRC Mozilla Club partnered with Eligible League of Information Technology Enthusiasts to bring a Maker Party into the campus. A Maker Party is Mozilla’s campaign which aims to help people increase their understanding on the web and take greater control of their online lives. Below is a video explaining what a Maker Party is.

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PUP – SRC Firefox Club Recruitment Campaign

Firefox Student Ambassadors or FSA are individuals who are passionate about Mozilla, the open web, and the many benefits of Firefox and its products. The PUP-SRC Firefox Club is a group of FSAs in PUP – Sta. Rosa Campus. Initially, there were only less than ten members of the Club at the start of the 2015 academic year, but as of October 2015 there are (drumroll please) more than 30 members. How did we do this? We launched the #PUPSRCYearOfTheFirefox Campaign.

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MozMerienda at PUP – Santa Rosa

In the Philippines, Merienda is a term generally coined for a lighter meal eaten in between breakfast, lunch or dinner.  Last July 28 and 29, I together with some members of the PUP-SRC Firefox Club held a MozMerienda, our own localized version of MozCoffee. With the increasing number of Firefox Student Ambassadors from PUP – Sta. Rosa, I thought that the MozMerienda is a perfect opportunity for them to have a formal introduction into the program and get to know more about the Open Web.

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