Yesterday was the date set for the first Mozilla Zimbabwe Community meetup.
It was very unfortunate that most of those could not make it and only one person showed up.
The contributors did not let me know in advance that they would not be able to make it, so I didn’t cancel the meeting.
I explained to the one guy who attended what Mozilla is all about, what projects one can work on and also covered the cool projects
that Mozilla is working on currently i.e FirefoxOS, Persona and the Webmaker project.
To keep the contributors interested, i’ll make sure they all get the swag that was meant for them. I still have some swag saved fom the last event, but unfortunately i don’t have t-shirts any more.
During the week leading up to the meetup, I created a Facebook group for the Zimbabwe Community(www.facebook.com/mozillazimbabwe) and it created a lot of interest in Mozilla. Two people have shown an interest in working on Visual Design, one guy has joined WebQA and I’ll be working with one of the contributors in creating and managing content for the Mozilla Zimbabwe Website that we will be launching in a few weeks.
Once the website is up, I can promise that it will make it even easier for contributors to get involved.