Tue, 26 Aug 2014

One year at Mozilla .:.permalink.:.

Amazingly it's been a year already! Seems like it's an unofficial tradition to do a 'first year at Mozilla' blog post, so here we go!

To be honest, I never thought of Mozilla as a career choice. Isn't it just 4 people in a garage somewhere cranking out a rebellious browser? So when the recruiter contacted me my first thought was: 4 people and a recruiter?

Turns out Mozilla is way more than 4 people and way more than a browser and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. Where else does your CEO address the company and dare you to be rebels? Where else is 'doing good' part of the code? Where else are you challenged to do security in the open, share what you are doing, how you are doing it and the tools you use/create?!

My biggest achievement by far was the release of MozDef: The Mozilla Defense Platform. After nearly 600 commits from 11 contributors, Mozilla is the proud sponsor of an open source Security Information and Event Manager (SIEM) that makes use of modern technologies like Elastic Search, meteor, MongoDB, rabbit-mq, three.js, d3.js, etc to give defenders a platform to help secure their enterprises.

This will sound contrived, but the most remarkable thing though are the folks here at Mozilla. Getting to work with everyone from bright interns like Anthony Verez to brave leaders like Mitchell Baker is inspiring, challenging and most rewarding.

So like almost 1000 other staff and many, many more contributors, I'm proud to call myself a Mozillian. I couldn't be happier to work for a non-profit with idealism at it's core and be at a place that gets things done, operates in an inclusive manner and isn't afraid to share what we do with the world. I'm looking forward to what we all create next!

Posted at: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 | category: /itsec