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Mozilla Firefox and the Hawaii Advantage

Mozilla Firefox and the Hawaii Advantage

Recently we had a team from Mozilla come to The Box Jelly for the week to build and release Firefox 10.0.1 (amongst a few other things). It was a really exciting experience for our team and a chance to step our game up.

I have a lot of people ask me (borderline scolding me) why didn’t you tweet the sh*t out of them being there. Well I’ll tell you. Respect and the Hawaii Advantage.

1. I have a lot of Respect for their G.S.D. (get sh.. done) The purpose of their trip here was to deliver. In our position (as the box jelly) we have to think about what is best for our community and guests. I made a conscious choice not to heavily publicize their presence till after they left so they could work without distractions. If you’ve updated your Firefox browser you know that the mission was accomplished. Yes we plan on working with them to share the Mozilla movement with the island community in the future.

2. The “Hawaii Advantage” is something I’ve been striving to understand since we embraced the journey of creating Hawaii’s 1st cowork space. The Mozilla team choose Hawaii for two reasons, location and price. Hawaii made logistical and financial sense plain and simple. Yes I too was surprised to hear that in a hyper connected world, global teams need to meet face to face from time to time. After the initial shock it made complete sense. Their visit here was inspiring and renewed my resolve to keep pushing coworking in Hawaii.

Mahalo Mozillans for sharing your time here with us. It was fun.

3 Comments
  • Coop

    February 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply

    I think I speak for all the Mozilla release engineers when I say Mahalo for letting us set up shop at the Box Jelly while we were in Honolulu. We had a blast being there, and really appreciate all the help and support we got from you guys. I hope we didn’t stress your coffee infrastructure too much! We really are powered by caffeine!

  • Coop » Hi from HI

    February 18, 2012 at 6:53 pm Reply

    […] in Honolulu, the release engineering team set up shop at a local co-working space, The Box Jelly. The staff there were very supportive and helpful during our stay. I can’t recommend them enough[…]

  • Rechung

    February 20, 2012 at 8:25 pm Reply

    We really enjoyed having you guys out here. A bit of excitement. I see you bodysurfed Waimea. Much props for that. And yes we switched to larger bags of coffee. Lol. I think Tony is sending some out to John. Take care.

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