From:  Ursula Clarke <ursula@solascircle.com>
Date:  22 Apr 2014 21:16:11 Hong Kong Time
Newsgroup:  news.mozilla.org/mozilla.community.ireland
Subject:  

Re: Firefox 29 Launch Event

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Just on the date in general though - wouldn't it be better to host it
on a weekday, seeing as many developers may head home at the weekend?

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:15 PM, Ursula Clarke  wrote:
> Well I haven't asked them yet, I need a definite date before I go to
> them, thanks :)
>
> On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 2:13 PM, Sean Collins  wrote:
>> On Wednesday, 16 April 2014 21:56:56 UTC+1, Sean Collins  wrote:
>>> Reps,
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>>> tl;dr, sign up to apply for funding to organize an Australis launch event with Gen Kanai.
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>>> With the launch of Firefox 29 (Australis) scheduled for late April (tentatively 4/29) we are planning many launch activities both online and offline to focus attention on the updated user interface and new features for Firefox. One of the many efforts we are planning are local launch events we would like your support to execute.
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>>> Some of you who have been with the project a long time remember the earlier years when Mozilla released Firefox about once a year. Mozilla used to plan large events to coincide with the launches. This year, for Desktop Firefox, we have two large launches, Australis in late April and 10 years of Firefox near the end of the year. For the Australis release, we hope that Reps will be interested to plan launch events to answer questions about the new Firefox as well as use the event to gather your local community and highlight it.
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>>> Mozilla will provide:
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>>> * event content: presentations on Firefox 29, the Addons contest winners, and other relevant content (FXOS, Webmaker) to present
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>>> * fixed funding for event hosting costs
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>>> * Australis Community Toolkit (digital files for event posters, banners and stickers to be printed locally for your event)
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>>> * Basecamp for event organization
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>>> Communities need to provide:
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>>> * Organization & execution of launch events by Reps
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>>> * Production of local gear with graphics provided by Mozilla
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>>> * Media production: photos, videos, blog posts of events
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>>> Schedule:
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>>> With Australis scheduled to be released around April 29th, we hope that local communities who will schedule launch events for Australis would do so soon after the launch, such as on one of the days of the weekend of May 3-4 or May 10-11. This can be flexible due to launch event site schedules and the limited time we have to plan an event.
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>>> Criteria:
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>>> All serious plans will be considered, however Mozilla does not have an unlimited budget for Australis launch events. We will not fund more than 1 event in a country so it is better organize at that level.
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>>> Media:
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>>> We would like to ask each event location to have a dedicated photographer and ideally also someone to capture video at the event. We hope to integrate photos and videos from the regional launch events into one post-launch video that we will share broadly.
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>>> Please contact Gen Kanai ASAP if you are have any questions or are interested in scheduling a regional launch event for Australis.
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>>> Thank you!
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>>> Gen
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>>>
>>> --
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>>> Gen Kanai
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>>> gen@mozilla.com
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>>>
>>>
>>> Different by Design.
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>>> Get the latest version of Firefox.
>>>
>>> It's fast, flexible and secure.
>>>
>>> http://mzl.la/getfirefox
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>> So Ursula just gave us the good news that we'll able to use the Adverts.ie offices on either 10th or 11th of May for the event free of charge, so will the 10th of May be a good date for everyone involved?
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