Utilizing MozLdn for community and events

Created Date: 2015-12-18/ updated date: 2016-06-03
    Owner & Collaborators
    At MozLdn we have this really great large open common room, with Wifi, kitchen facilities and AV. The common space is open to fellow Mozillians to come and work from, and I have extended this invitation to our local partners. We always have someone in the space, working from one of the booths and making new friends at the coffee machine, which the entire team enjoys.
    In the last year the London team, in collaboration with WPR, has created an events program. In 2015 we hosted over 200 events with a small team of 10 people. In 2016 we want to increase this number and open the office even more to our community. This project will document this process and hopefully be used as a tool for other spaces.


    Mozilla Clubs Central london first meet up notes

    posted by Saallen on January 07, 2016
    Pre event
    Frank called into the london office the day before the event to discuss the outline for the next 5 weeks of the club and the platform and tools we could use. Frank had alread created an event sign up page on Event Ninja.
    The object of this Mozilla club was for people to come to together to learn basic coding environment as peers, with the view to grow mentors who could start their own clubs.
    Frank wanted for the group at the end of the 6 meet ups to be able to publish a blog page from Github.io.
    We chatted about what tools and platform we could use- Teach.mozilla.org
    and Thimble.

    First Meet up 5th Jan
    We has 5 people at our first meetup, one mentor form the pi-jam community, David Ross who would be one of our event mentors and 2 guys who found out about the event online.
    We opened the meet up with Story of Self
    and this lasted for about an hour. Everyone was eager to share experiences, levels and stories. It really opened the floor, put people at ease and we shared alot of laughs.
    We then explored Thimble and made this silly remix .
    While this was simple excerise, it highlighted the groups different levels, encouraged conversation and group coordination. It lead to us all chatting about what was next on the agenda for the following week. With the final agenda of a webpage in mind we settled on Mark up tutorials for the next meetup and Introduction to Github.
    I had set up the tables but in the end we pulled up couches and chairs around the big screen and worked in a circle for the entire event.  I set up this discourse page to encourage group conversations outside of the meet ups.