What do I value?
1) Service - to the broad social changes I see are needed in our world, to people dedicating themselves to causes and doing amazing work, to organizations I believe are crucial for our world to be amazing 100 years from now
2) Inventiveness and constant improvement - always challenging the status quo, asking how we can do better together, asking how I can be a better human being
3) Empathy - recognizing my own priviledge and difference by extending myself to see the world through other people's eyes
4) Hard work - for me, there's no replacement ... sure I work smart, but smart + hard = a lot of things going from idea to execution. For me, hard work is one way I can express to the world how much I believe in what I'm doing.
How could participating in Mozilla help you personally?
I'm here to fulfill my life's purpose: To unlock the potential of millions to collectively create a better world. Mozilla is one of the greatest platforms in the world for this kind of impact, and we can show many other organizations and individuals how it's done.
What would you like to learn by participating? How would you like to grow?
I haven't dug into an open source project since I was a student engineer in University (15 years ago), and so I'm really excited to learn about modern ways of open source participation (and how we can evolve these to be even more effective over the next 5-10 years).
Granular professional/personal development
I also have 2 more goals: being more precise (in my language and my efforts) and being more prepared (in order to deliver a higher level of excellence).
Big picture personal development
I often motivate myself through a feeling of inadequacy: I set the bar intentionally much higher than I can reach, and when I get close, I push it further out of reach. This sense of inadequancy drives me, but it can also breed under-confidence and defensiveness, and can make others feel judged.
The question is: What makes participating in Mozilla great for this learning/development? Quick answer: The diversity and dedication of Mozillians, along with a strong drive for collective achievement, is a powerful mix that will hold me accountable for this growth.