5 Ways to Make Your Mozilla Summit in Toronto More Awesome

Regnard Raquedan

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Toronto skyline: CN Tower
The Mozilla Summit 2013 is a few days away and Mozillians from all over the globe will be trickling into Toronto, some new to the city, and some already familiar with the ins and outs of the locale.

Either way, here are are a few tips for Mozillians in the city that can make the Summit experience more awesome in the city of Toronto:

1. Visit the Mozilla Office

Toronto would be a unique Summit event where the Mozilla office location is very close to the Summit location. It would be a great opportunity for staff and volunteers alike to take a peek at the very nice office space. The Mozilla Toronto community holds events in the community space regularly and we’re happy to have a home court to do Mozilla stuff– defintely a must for a first-time Mozillian visitor.

2. Add a face to the Bugzilla email address/IRC nick

Given the distributed nature of Mozilla teams–It’s not uncommon in Mozilla where staff from San Francisco work with volunteers from Tunisia and Indonesia– it would be totally great to finally meet the people who comment, approve, or respond to your emails and Bugzilla requests.

Programs like the Mozilla Reps, which is very a good example of a globally distributed team, the Summit is a perfect way to meet colleagues from different regions.

3. Taste what the city has to offer

There are plenty of great restaurants near the Summit location and here are some recommended neighborhoods within a reasonable walking distance:

If you’re a bit more adventurous and , you can try going to the Distillery District and St. Lawrence Market.

4. Visit the notable Toronto places

During breaks and free time in the evening, feel free to roam the city and even visit the notable landmarks, such as the CN Tower, the Waterfront, The TIFF Lightbox, the aforementioned Distillery District, St. Lawrence Market, Kensington Market, Dundas Square.
Don’t be afraid to pull-off a Tourist move like a selfie with those locations.

5. Spread the word!

Finally, once you’re out and about the city, feel free to spread the word about Mozilla and its mission. Many people will be curious about the Mozilla shirt-wearing horde all around the city and this would be the perfect opportunity to tell them about Mozilla and the Summit.
For a bit of a reference, point Toronto locals to the Toronto site (to.mozillacanada.org), if they are interested in knowing more about what’s happening in the city.

So that’s the list, but the Summit is best experience when it is made and owned by the Mozillian, and shared with the community. Feel free to hack and submit suggestions to this list!

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  1. Lawrence Mandel wrote on :

    Also, get social with the Summit Toronto experiences like the Mozilla Summit Series hockey game. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Summit2013/Experiences/signups#Toronto

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  2. Bob marcus wrote on :

    I have been using Mozilla Firefox for some years on my Dell PC’s and love it.
    We live in Ottawa , and I would be interested in volunteering in some ways.

    Recently ,though I have had a problem with the Firefox program but cannot seem to get any reasonable help to solve it. So please advise me how to contact your company directly, preferably by phone or email so I can get some help with what appears to be a rather small issue

    Please contact me so I can get a helpful response by someone who is knowledgeable ,instead of from a one of the many support persons in the field who know very little about specific problems, are slow I solving them and rather expensive.

    The message I keep getting is “Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible”
    An early and detailed response would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Bob Marcus, P.Eng

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