One of Mozilla’s goals for 2014 is to grow the number of active contributors by 10x. For the first half of the year, the Community Building team has been supporting other teams as they connect more new contributors to their projects.
Everyone on the team recently blogged about their experience supporting projects. The stories below show different stages in the lifecycle of communities and show how we’re helping projects progress through the phases of starting, learning, scaling and then sustaining communities.
- Mozilla Location Services – A story of intentionality and growth
- Spaces and Community Building
- The Web We Want is Private: Building a global community of Privacy Contributors and Advocates through Mozilla
- Meet them where they are, not where you want them to be
- Driving Project-wide Community Growth by Improving the Mozilla Wiki
- about:Mozilla: more than just a newsletter
We’ve learned a lot from these experiences that will help us complete the goal in the second half of the year. For example, the Geolocation pilot event in Bangalore will be a template for more events that will connect more people to the Location Services project.
These are just a few of the stories of community building though. There are many other blog posts to check out and even a video Dia made about how contributors made the Web We Want video available in 29 different languages.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been doing to connect with more contributors and to hear about what you’ve learned. Feel free to leave links to your stories in the comments below.