My Silicon Valley Adventure

We arrived in California two days before the Mozilla Summit 2013. The first one was reserved to cope with the jetlag and flight delays (which btw didn’t happen, thanks to ANA’s strict observance of the time) and the other, to either more jetlag or going around the Bay Area. The team met at around 6AM at the NAIA Terminal 3. Arrived there quarter to 5, lol.

We boarded at 9AM for our MNL-NRT flight.

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Mozilla Summit 2013 Santa Clara

It’s been a while since I last blogged. It was indeed a tough week, especially with lots of non-work stuff going on (I love my job, lol). I haven’t told you (imaginary) guys about the awesome event we had in Laguna ! It was a tough one to be honest, we had an attendance more than what is expected so we have to immediately adjust our logistics. Good thing we have an epic team of student facilitators at the event! After the App Days in Laguna, we had some good fun in the van where we sang like children on a fieldtrip. Next event was our most awaited one– the Mozilla Summit 2013! Philippine delegates were assigned to Santa Clara, CA. THE SILICON VALLEY! On my next blog post I will talk about my first two days in CA where we had a Silicon Valley adventure. In this post, let’s talk about the MozSummit. I don’t really have much pictures as I want to concentrate on the talks and the event (hey, it’s what I came in for lol) so I’ll have to borrow pics from other Mozillians.

First let us talk about the venue! It was held in Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA. It is near the McAffee office and the Great America theme park.

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Birthday Week

My birthday was kinda sad because I didn’t receive a birthday surprise that I have been wishing for (haha). But my birthday week was a blast! We played laser tag and had a generous serving of katsu on a Friday night and I had a fun weekend with the MozPH team in Laguna. Since I think I am not in-charge of creating an official blog report on the website regarding these events, I’m going to blog about my personal accounts! HAHA.

Maker Party U-belt

The birthday week started with a MozPH event, originally set on August 21 but moved due to the typhoon. I made a blog post about it here. Here’s my fave shots from that event:

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WoMoz PHL Meeting and TomWeb GA Weekend

(pictures belong to Ryan Ermita and Gen Aguilan)

Stormy yet eventful weekend! Despite the storm that we battled to get to the venue (WE WERE OVERLOOKING MANILA BAY!), I had a meeting with UPLB COSS about an event partnership and the newly formed WoMoz team had a meetup to discuss our event and project plans immediately after.

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Whenever you’re making a decision about life, ask yourself: “Is this making me a more confident person and advancing my goals, or is this distancing me from who I’m meant to be?” If your habits are keeping you from progressing, ditch ‘em—they’re only holding you up. Move forward now.

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The things you own end up owning you. It’s only after you lose everything that you’re free to do anything. – Chuck Palahniuk

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Negative thinking like “I have no talent” or “I’m not smart enough” is not an excuse for not trying something.

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Most people don’t care who you are or what you do. It’s up to you to decide what you really want to do, then start taking steps to make it happen. Go.

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Surround yourself with people who have qualities you admire, who are smarter and more driven than you. Let their success rub off. Soak up their energy, and let their drive help push you to be better too. Outside of school, this is harder. And don’t be one-sided about it either—remember that you can positively influence others by encouraging others to be their best selves.

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