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Mozillian for 2 years Jan 2013
Santa Cruz, California, United States
02:01 US/Pacific
IRC : Larissa, sometimes adium changes it to Larissa1

Larissa (Brown) Shapiro

I run engineering programs and project manage Gecko features


I manage various engineering programs and projects for the Platform (Gecko) team.

I also work on community building, specifically helping the project develop meaningful contribution opportunities for Mozillians, and helping communicate those opportunities out at scale.

I'm into infrastructure, open source, community, mentoring, parenting, and gluten free cookies. While I got more closely involved in Mozilla this year (as staff), I first used Netscape projects in 1996, and Firefox from the very beginning. I've been part of open source communities for many years, starting with Open Solaris and then BIND and ISC DHCP as well as the Mozilla Project.

I am in the Mountain View space Mondays, San Francisco some Thursdays, and otherwise in Santa Cruz.


accessibility, evangelism, marketing, open badges, people, policy, products, program management, security, sf-monument, summit2013-toronto, tribe, crafty, feminism, activists, privacy, event management, north american events, community builders


community building, community facilitation, fighting the power, project management, public speaking, sticking it to the man



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Vouched By

  • Jennie Rose Halperin

    Larissa is a guide, a mentor, and a Mozilla inspiration. She is full of life and a true leader on the community building team. From pathways to her work as an ally across functional areas, she continues to bring fresh perspective and expertise to complicated problems.

  • Dino McVouch

    An automatic vouch for attending Summit 2013 Day 1

  • Dino McVouch

    An automatic vouch for attending Summit 2013 Day 2

  • Dino McVouch

    An automatic vouch for attending Summit 2013 Day 3

  • Dino McVouch

    An automatic vouch for being a Mozilla employee.


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