Hi, I'm Benjamin Kerensa and I am a Open Source Evangelist and Mozillian who has a unending passion for Free and Open Source Software. I'm a Contributing Columnist for Technorati and IntenseBlog. Additionally I'm heavily "Active" in the FOSS Community both Locally and Internationally and have recently become a Mozilla WebFWD Scout.
I live in the Pacific Northwest.
|North America Reps Meetup - Early 2014||05 Apr 2014||Rep attendee|
|LinuxFest Northwest||26 Apr 2014||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|SCALE 12x||21 Feb 2014||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|Mozilla Community Building Workshop||04 Nov 2013||Organizer|
|O'Reilly Open Source Convention||22 Jul 2013||Organizer|
|Firefox OS App Hacking at Open Source Bridge||18 Jun 2013||Rep attendee|
|Linux Fest Northwest||27 Apr 2013||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|Southern California Linux Expo||22 Feb 2013||Rep attendee|
|PDX MozCoffee||12 Dec 2012||Organizer|
|Winter Coders Social||11 Dec 2012||Mozilla's presence organizer|
|Portland Digital Experience||06 Sep 2012||Mozilla's presence organizer|
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Featured for August 2012
One of the first Mozilla Reps in North America, Benjamin is passionate about FOSS and has been helping to spread Mozilla's mission throughout the region.
He recently gave a talk in OSCON with Mozilla Reps council member Brian King on "How to multiply your community by a factor of X", a topic he knows very well, having been a community manager for a variety of different FOSS projects and having successfully on-boarded many new contributors to these projects. Helping to build a vibrant Mozilla community in North America is his ambition and so if you're in this part of the world, make sure to get in touch with Benjamin, he'll most certainly be able to point you to a great conference or Foss happening in your area you should check out.
Congrats Benjamin on being the Rep of the month for August 2012!