I'm back from the EU Inter-Community Meetup wonderfully organized by William, with representatives of a few Mozilla local communities, including Germany, Denmark, France, Spain and Italy.

The Mozilla European Inter-Community Meetup is the first of a series of community gatherings aiming to bring together active communities from across Europe in the same city for a day of presentations, discussions and workshops. The aim of the event is to enable communities to share experiences, learn from each other and improve collaboration.

It was quite a blast, with the usual mix of energy, enthusiasm, big brains, diversity of cultures and general willingness to do the right thing for the World, the Web and Mozilla. I've been involved with Mozilla for more than a decade, but I'm still excited by this :-) . The agenda was not too different from other Mozilla meetings: lot of hard work in a meeting room, sandwiches for lunch and partying during the evening – beer, good food – along with a walk in the center of Geneva, the unmissable Jet d'eau and the ritual silly group photo :-) !


Photo by William Quiviger, used under CC-BY-SA license.

A couple of interesting numbers:

  • Of the 22 people in the room, 17 were volunteers.
  • 7 different nationalities. (FR, ES, IT, USA, DE, DK, AR)
  • The 5 locales represented here (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Denmark) covered roughly 70 million active users in Europe.

A couple of links: