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Weybridge, England, United Kingdom
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Spike (Chris Foote)


Chris Foote (always known as “Spike”) was the Volunteer Coordinator for the Mozilla Festival in London for four years from 2013 to 2016. A (now retired) professional Electronic Engineer with a passion for science and technology, he volunteers with global organisations such as CrisisCommons, CrisisMappers, OpenStreetMap (OSM), Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT), StandbyTaskForce (SBTF) etc. He started a very successful London-based monthly Meetup group for people involved in or interested in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) as well as organising countless BarCamps and Hackathons. As a long-time user and supporter of Mozilla he was honoured to be named as part of the first #Network50 cohort – 50 people who contributed to Internet Health movement in 2016 ( . Spike has been an administrator on the Mozilla Wiki since 2015 and has been "module owner" from mid-2019.


mozfest, sf-monument, mozfest volunteers


event management, health and safety, mediawiki, risk assessment

Vouched By

  • Ziggy Maes

    Spike is both a name and a title within the Mozilla community. He's done such an incredibly amazing job coordinating the volunteers at the Mozilla Festival all these years, and I'm truly glad I've gotten the opportunity to work for him.

    He can always be found for a chat, be it Mozilla related or something completely random. He's a great friend before everything else.

  • Sarah Allen

    Spike is the fearless leader and Volunteer Coordinator for MozFest. He is an all round awesome mozillian and great friend to all.

  • Stefan Costen

    Spike is one of a kind, dedicated to supporting others in every way he can, he inspires many mozillians and volunteers Mozilla festival as the MozFest London Volunteer coordinator, Words can’t Describe Spikes Mozilla contribution but this would be as close as someone can go

    Spike Keep rocking the Open Web

  • Michelle Thorne

    Words can't even describe Spike! He's our Volunteer Coordinator at Mozfest and involved in many great open projects in the UK. We couldn't do the festival without him!

  • Alison M Wheeler

    Organiser of volunteers par excellence, eg. at Mozfest London 2013


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