Over the past several months, Webmaker has made a grand entrance in Indonesia. The app has been shared in schools in Makassar, translated by community members in Semarang, tested by users in Jakarta, and so much more. The Mozilla community in Indonesia is constantly buzzing on Telegram, GitHub and Skype with creative ideas.
What’s even more impressive: this work is done by Mozillians, volunteers who share their time and talent to make Webmaker a success.
A small team — just 23 Mozillians, Firefox Student Ambassadors (FSAs) and Mozilla Reps — have accomplished amazing things. They’ve given Webmaker an unforgettable introduction. Indeed, volunteers have brought Webmaker to thousands of users in 13 different Indonesian cities.
Volunteers in Indonesia divided into seven teams to launch Webmaker, organizing based on skills and expertise. Teams included Content, Tutorials and School Presentations, Partnerships and Celebrity Endorsements, Localization, Social Media and Communications, Mozilla Clubs, and Events.
Indonesia has always played a special role with Webmaker. Before launching, volunteers led by Mozillian Rizki Dwi Kelimutu not only localized the app, but also blogs, tutorials, teaching kits and press releases. Often, lengthy translations would be completed in just hours.
Volunteers also traveled around to share Webmaker with Indonesia. The Tutorials and School Presentations team initially planned to visit five schools in five different cities during launch. But by the end of September, the team will have visited more than 40 schools. Playing a major role in the school visits are Ahmad Munif, a teacher and Mozillian, and Muhammad Fachrul Razy, a Mozillian who will visit 16 different schools. So far, the team has held workshops in Makassar, Surabaya, Madura, Gresik, Semarang, Batang, Kendal, Cikarang, Bekasi, Wonosobo, Salatiga, Purwokerto and Bandung.
A school visit is intended to reach about 30 students, but often up to 100 students end up attending workshops. These students have created a range of projects with Webmaker, from holiday cards and tips for going green to exercise guides and comic strips. Outside of schools, users all around the country have been creating Webmaker projects with the help of Deryan Everestha Maured, the Mozillian leading the Content Team.
When Webmaker launched on August 17, hundreds of people around Indonesia were talking about the app on social media. Mozillian Nhie Wardiani led the Social Media and Communications team and created enormous amounts of buzz, also placing Webmaker in major Indonesian news outlets.
The Indonesia team has also hosted larger Webmaker events, public gatherings in cities where anyone can attend and try out the app. At the Jakarta and Bandung events earlier this month, volunteers had planned for 75 attendees — but many more signed up, and were placed on a digital waiting list.
There are far more events planned for August and September, from Makassar to Surabaya. The largest Webmaker event — to be held in September in Jakarta — will announce the winner of Indonesia’s two Webmaker contests. The first contest will reward the most interesting project in three categories: student, Android community and public. Each category will have a winner and runner up. The second contest will focus on people blogging about Webmaker.
Mozilla thanks all our community members in Indonesia for their outstanding work!