Finally, the long weekend and the holidays are over. Team Mozilla Philippines Community is back on its feet with a series of activities this summer starting off with a Hands-on Training for Student Reps on Localization.

The training, which was held at Netopia Internet Café inside the SM Mall of Asia, was conducted by Mozilla Philippines’ Lead Localizer for the Tagalog Mozilla Firefox Project Robert “Bob” Reyes. Participants were given a quick look on the basics of Narro – the primary web-based tool used for the translation efforts. Some of the Mozilla Reps (ReMo) were also present to assist during the hands-on training.



Some technical glitches haunted the start of the training:

(1) The venue doesn’t have a LCD Projector, thus I instructed the in-house technician to install iTALC days before the training – which he did. We tested, and it worked in the machines. There was another group who used the venue before us; low and behold, when it was our turn to use the function room, iTALC doesn’t want to work anymore! We then resorted to – only the “teacher” will have to install an app and his/her “students” will be able to see the shared desktop screen from within a browser;

(2) Summer is almost at its peak here in the Philippines – the airconditioning unit seems to be undercapacity.

(3) One good thing about Netopia, though: the Mozilla Firefox installed in their PC units were up-to-date (version 11) – kudos!




Right after the training, the group headed to the iconic Two E-Com Center within the SM Mall of Asia Complex to meet with fellow Pinoy Mozillians for a MozCoffee at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL). The café was strategically located at the 4th Level veranda, with an awesome view of the Manila Bay (sunset then followed by the weekend fireworks display). Thank you very much to the awesome crew of CBTL for their warm hospitality and cooperation!




Fellow ReMo’s shared their passion and stories on how they became part of the Mozilla Philippines Community.




Until the next hands-on training and MozCoffee – next month? Visit to be in the loop on the latest events of the Mozilla Philippines Community.

By the way, did I mentioned that all attendees went home with this limited edition Mozilla Communities tote bags with Mozilla swag items inside (thanks a million to the people from the HQ for sending the items on time!)? The tote bags were donated by the CEO of TurfSite Computing, Inc. – who happened to be my wifey :-)


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