I’m really excited about Mary’s post about increasing our efforts to help people get actively involved in Mozilla. I’m also looking forward to helping with that this year.
For a while now, we’ve been experimenting with ways to help people become contributors through the Get Involved page on mozilla.org. We’ve learned a lot and I’ve taken several different ideas and created a roadmap for how to improve these pages in 2011.
As an example, creating a place to highlight our local communities and promote contribution opportunities in different areas should be very useful. This wireframe is a thought about what this might look like. If anyone has any ideas about this, or other parts of the plan, let me know.
Another project is the creation of a community phone book. This is an idea that has been around for a long time (I remember talking to Seth about it on my first day in the Mountain View office in early 2008) and I can’t wait to see it finally take shape.
Gerv has come up with a great code name for this (oh yeah, he’s also drafted a detailed specification) and I’ve put together a very basic mockup. We’d love to get feedback about these plans, so take a look and let us know what you think.
There are many more ways we can help people become active contributors and I look forward to talking about other ideas soon.