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Bay Area Girl Geek Dinner #53: Sponsored By Mozilla


At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web.
At the Mozilla Girl Geek Dinner on Thursday, December 5, 2013 (6pm to 9pm) in Mozilla’s San Francisco office, we will be showcasing some of our current products and innovations! There will be recruiters present as well as many of Mozilla’s employees who would be happy to speak with about what it’s like to work on this massive open source project and how you might get involved.
Mozilla is located at 2 Harrison in San Francisco (map).
Note: the entrance is actually on Embarcadero, at the corner of Harrison.
We will have lightning talks by women in Mozilla from a variety of functional areas including:
  • Diane (Bisgeier) Tate (Program Manager: WebFWD)
  • Liz Henry (Bug Wrangler)
  • Larissa Co (Senior Product/UX Designer)
  • Margaret Leibovic (Firefox Engineer)
  • Mary Colvig (Director of Community Engagement)
  • Michelle Marovich (Lead Recruiter)
  • Mitchell Baker (Chairman, Mozilla Foundation & Chairman, Mozilla Corporation)
Demos will be happening throughout the night. Here are some of the anticipated areas to learn about:
  • Margaret Leibovic (Firefox for Android)
  • Yuan Wang (Firefox Metro)
  • Liz Henry (bug wrangling – contributing to Mozilla)
  • Boriss (webrtc/Talkilla)
  • Laura Forrest (Australis)
  • Jen Bertsch ( Homepage redesign)
  • Emily Goligoski (Open Badges, BadgeKit)
About the Mozilla Girl Geeks:

Larissa Co is a Product/UX Designer at Mozilla who makes strategy and insights memorable and actionable by designing clarifying frameworks and facilitating conversations. Follow her on Twitter @lyco1.

Mitchell Baker is the Executive Chair at the Mozilla Foundation. As the leader of the Mozilla Project, Mitchell is responsible for organizing and motivating a massive, worldwide, collective of employees and volunteers who are breathing new life into the Internet with the Firefox Web browser, Firefox OS and other Mozilla products. Follow her on Twitter @MitchellBaker.

Michelle Marovich is passionate about supporting women in all the endeavors they want to try. She’s been a technical recruiter in Silicon Valley for almost 8 years, and has been disrupting hiring at Mozilla for over two years. She has opinions.

Didem Ersoz is program manager for WebFWD, Mozilla’s Global Program for startups. She helped to build WebFWD in its inaugural year and is now focusing on developing new initiatives to further help startups around the world to innovate. She holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business with a focus in entrepreneurship. She holds a B.Sc and M.Sc. in EE from Bogazici University. Follow her on Twitter @dideme.

Margaret Leibovic joined Mozilla as an intern in 2009, and has since spent time working on Firefox, Firefox for Android, and Firefox OS. When she’s not hacking on Firefox, she loves running, cooking, and being outdoors. Follow her on Twitter @mleibovic.

Mary Colvig is director of Community Engagement at Mozilla. Mary’s focus is to empower and support Mozilla’s community – millions of users and 1,000s of dedicated volunteers – who passionately support, champion and contribute to Mozilla. She’s been involved with Mozilla since 2005 and has a lengthy background in communications, community marketing and fostering participation. Follow her on Twitter @foxymary‎.
Yes, Mozilla is hiring! Check out the job listings – they are very up-to-date.