I’m now into my second month on the Mozilla WebFWD Team and already I have been out in the local community trying to spread the word about the Mozilla Open Innovation Program. This month I also held a Ubuntu Global Jam at FreeGeek here in Portland and it was an excellent opportunity to meet with the local open source community and have a chance to talk Ubuntu and simultaneously advocate for what we are trying to accomplish with the Mozilla WebFWD program.
Attendees to the Ubuntu Global Jam received WebFWD Laptop stickers and handouts on the WebFWD program and additionally this month I was able to get WebFWD material to the following colleges:
- Oregon State University
- Western Oregon University
- University of Oregon
- Portland State University
- University of Washington (Bothell)
I really feel the key to the success of WebFWD is getting knowledge out about our program while especially targeting Academic settings where many Free Open Source Software projects start to grow.