Reps Council Election : Q&A and Video

Hi all,
This is a post related to the Mozilla Reps Council election. Every 6 months, 3 or 4 Mozilla Reps (depending on the election cycle) are elected to sit on the Mozilla Reps Council for a 1 year term. The elections ensure that the program stays true to its core values of participation, accountability and transparency.

Mozilla Reps mentors in RemoCamp 2013 - Madrid.
Mozilla Reps mentors in RemoCamp 2013 – Madrid.

Here I am nominating my self as a Reps Council for this Spring 2014. I want to help more deeper in Mozilla Reps program with all I have, skills and resources.

As a candidate in this Reps Council election, we must answer the Q&A from the Council, and and make a video.

I am all ears for questions and suggestions. You can reach me via my social networks 24 hours a day.
Twitter : @rara79, Facebook : facebook.com/rara79, email rara79 at gmail.com, and LINE : rara79

Thank you ^.^

Video

Here’s the Q&A

What are the top three issues that you would want the Council to address were you to join the Council?

Mentorship, leadership, and the process of requests (swag and budget).

What is in your view the Mozilla Reps program’s biggest strength and weakness?

Biggest strength:
Mozilla Reps program is about building and managing the potential values of the community. The biggest strength is the power of community, including the Reps, the Mozillians, volunteers, etc.

Biggest weakness:
Mozilla Reps program is still too young to be perfect. We still need to dig more and more. And actually the huge success in growth is not balance yet with the resource we had.

Identify something that is currently not working well in the Mozilla Reps program and which you think could be easy to fix?

Bug responsiveness more than 48 hours (sometimes more than a week). I believe this is a problem in almost every Reps. We’re running out of time and led to the cancellation request or swag is too late.
Council transparency also not working well, and I believe these problems are actually easy to fix.

What past achievement as a Rep or Mentor are you most proud of?

I am proud of the great collaboration between Reps in Mozilla Indonesia when we did the App Days event, in January 2013. It was a success event.

I was featured as the Rep of the Month in June 2012.

What are the specific qualities and skills that you have that you think will help you be an effective Council member?

First, although I am a dentist as my professional work, I have experience in community-based organization since I was in high school and university. I was the leader and also the founder of one of the blogger community in Indonesia and experienced in managing communities more than 8 years. I have lots of experiences in organizing events, managing events, from local events to a national event. And the most important is, I love Mozilla, and this is my passion. With my skills, I believe I can be an effective Council member.

As a Mentor, what do you do to try to encourage your inactive Mentees to be active again?

I will try to contact my mentee, and asked about the obstacles he/she faced and why becomes inactive. I will provide the necessary input in connection with the mentee complaint. When the input and suggestions do not work, then I will give the mentee the opportunity to leave temporarily to solve his/her problem. And the mentee of course has an opportunity to become active in the Mozilla Reps program when he/she is ready again.

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