At the Mozilla All Hands in 2011, I did a talk: “How To Be A Mozillian: How To Work In Community“. The first part of the talk was about how to deal with the cognitive dissonance of being hired into an open source project and so having an appointed role but yet no community reputation. It was aimed at new MoCo employees. The talk was recorded at my request, and the recording is available at the above link.
Through no fault of the video team, the recording was not very high quality, and yet several people said it was a useful resource. So in June this year, I re-recorded the first part of the talk as a voiceover and set it to the slides using OpenShot.
However, on re-listening, I felt the tone of voice was a bit wrong so I wanted to rerecord it. But, here we are, five months later and I’ve not got around to it. So, in the spirit of not letting the best be the enemy of the good, and recognising that it still has flaws, here it is. It’s only 17 minutes (unlike the original, which is 1 hour). I hope new MoCo and MoFo employees find it useful.
This video is made available under CC-BY-SA 3.0.
Excellent material. Have you talked to the HR group about including this in the onboarding tool that is currently being worked on?
Not explicitly; I will point them at it.
hi felows. I”am so gratilly to be a mozzilian. be happy.