Two Days at Mozilla Global Sprint 2017

Edoardo Viola
4 min readJun 6, 2017


This year I had the opportunity to take part at the Mozilla Global Sprint 2017. This event permitted at the attendees to know and contribute at over fourty opensource projects from around the world that have the goal to protect and improve Internet, as a free, inclusive and open resource. The event was be online over Internet and offline in over sixty hosts in the whole world from 1 to 2 June. On Italy, the event was be hosted by the University of Milan “Bicocca” and the University of Catania.

Over two-hundred of attendees online have partecipated at the event. Mainly, the communication platform used was Gitter for the Instant-messaging and Vidyo for the Demo Sessions lives. The Demo Sessions was organized in three different timing every day. One for North and South America, one for Europe, Asia and Africa and one for the far-east and Australia. The live demo permitted at all people, online and offline, to know better and contribute at the projects involved.

Image from a Host located in Africa

Every project have specified some tasks, as issues on Github Repositories during the Sprint. The Projects was subdivided in differents tracks relative at Internet, as: Open Innovation, Digital Inclusion, Decentralization, Privacy + Security and Web Literacy.

Open Student Book Logo

The Italian Projects involved during the Spring was three. The Open

Mozilla Italia Logo

Student Book, a project that have the goal to make a resource for the University students to understand better the potential and what is the opensource movement,

WikiToLearn Logo

the L10n Italian Localization guide project, that have the goal to make a localization guide for localize content from English to Italian and the WikiToLearn: Hives Network project.

The event lasted 50 hours in total, where, globally and continuosly, the attendees contribute and participate to make the projects involved in the Global Sprint. The volume of all the activities during the Sprint on the GitHub Repositories of the projects was:

302 pull request closed
320 pull request apen
2223 comments e issues
824 commits pushed

Concerning the Open Student Book projects that I presented and made, thanks to the Mozilla Open Leadership Training progam leaded by Abigail Cabunoc Mayes, I’m real happy to see how this event could gave the opportunity to move close people over the entire world at my project, and moreover, how it gave me the opportunity to move close at other projects who are growing to protect our biggest resource that we have in this moment, Internet. At least, but not least, I’m very happy to share this experience with Sara Todaro, Leader of the L10n Italian Localization Guide and Chris Otta, leader of the Git Push Freshman Project,that have the goal to create a curriculum about the basis on Git.

I’m proud and happy to contribute from the start at these projects as Mentor of the Open Leadership Training Program and see how these projects are growing day by day, and see their demo during the Mozilla Global Sprint 2017.

I want to say thank you at Mozilla for this new and further opportunity, Chris and Sara to involve me in their projects and Abby to gave me the opportunity to be a Mentor in the Open Leadership Training Program.

Many Thanks Guys!!!