Mozilla Festival is not just an annual date on the calendar. It's a collaborative community taking action on the issues that matter most all-year long.


While Mozilla provides a basic structure, resources, and support, the festival is essentially designed and produced by Mozilla Festival Wranglers — teams of educators, activists, engineers, artists, and researchers who care about the open web and a healthy internet.

Wranglers are practitioners, activists, academics, and artists across geographies who collaborate to create an arc that ties together the festival narrative and festival themes (aka Spaces) to bring attention to pressing issues in internet health and Trustworthy AI spaces. They share an invitation to participate at the festival that convenes diverse communities through community-led sessions and hands-on experiences.

Wrangling at MozFest

Mozilla Festival Wranglers are the connection point between the festival narrative and the Facilitators, who will become the face of the festival.

They are responsible for several key, high-value deliverables that reflect their vision for MozFest House, and the perspectives and priorities of their communities. Mozilla Festival Wranglers also choose the sessions and design what the space will look like at the venue.

Your Chance To Shape MozFest

Express your interest in becoming a MozFest Wrangler at future events!

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Community Spotlight

Meet Lujain

"MozFest extended my network and introduced me to researchers, artists, organizers, and more community members working on issues that matter to me professionally and personally at the intersection of tech and society."

Meet Our MozFest House Amsterdam Wranglers

Nicole Weber

Product Designer at Mozilla Firefox, interested in artificial general intelligence.

Marie Goumballa
Program Manager, Data Futures Lab

Program Manager at Mozilla’s Data Futures Lab, dedicated to ethical AI, human rights, representation of the Global South.

Stampelos Tasos

EU Public Policy and Government Relations Specialist at Mozilla

Tiwari Udhbav

Senior Staff Government Relations Specialist at Mozilla

Catherine Schneider

Program Associate at Mozilla’s Data Futures Lab, passionate about internet health, responsible data policy, and regulation.

Kiriakos Frida

Security Engineer at Mozilla, dedicated to safeguarding Mozilla's applications and products.

Tarandeep Kaur

Senior People Coordinator at Mozilla, passionate about languages, culture and connecting with others.

Ima Bello

AI Legal and Policy Consultant & Professional Coach, recognised among 2021's 100 Brilliant Women in AI Ethics and 2022's top 35 under 35 in Algorithmic Governance.

Miguel Morachimo
Program Officer, Data Futures Lab

Program Officer at Mozilla, lawyer, and technologist, exploring the intersections of data, equity, and freedom.

Bailey Greenspon

Organiser, Gender Rights Advocate and Principal at Bluma Community Strategies.

Surabhi Srivastava

NGO Professional at RNW Media, using digital media to create impactful, social discourse.

Melissa Govender

Senior Manager at Access Partnership, with 18 years of experience in public policy across South Africa’s financial and FMCG sectors.

Milou Jansen

Project Coordinator at UN-Habitat, previously served as Lead of Digital Rights and Ethics at the City of Amsterdam.

Chris Pavlakis

Activist and Community Organiser of ‘Other Ways to Care’, using art to drive social change.

Debbie Zamd

Social justice advocate interested in the intersection of data, technology and human rights. Equal parts reader, hiker and maker.

Christoph Sonntag

Computer Scientist focused on creating a safer, sustainable and collaborative future with AI.

Livvy Adjei

Digital Project Manager at Psiba Productions, and Mozilla Festival volunteer, actively contributing since 2013.

Chinouk Filique

Design Researcher exploring the intersections of fashion and digital culture as tools of reimagining digital technologies.

Kersti Ruth Wissenbach

Political Sociologist, Digital Justice Activist, and Founder of Cultiva Lab, advocating for a healthier digital future.

Ọmọ Yoòbá

Digital Rights Activist/Founder of Yobamoodua Cultural Heritage, committed to promoting linguistic diversity and inclusion online.

Samantha Ndiwalana

Economist and Senior Researcher at the World Benchmarking Alliance, dedicated to advocating for inclusive, ethical, and sustainable technology.

Kas Kordian

Software Engineer at Komodo Digital with an interest in tech for good.

Albert Yumol ($bash)

Data Worker at ING advocating for the use of technology for social good and making data skills accessible to all.

Yan Cong

Program Officer at Green Screen Coalition and Researcher focusing on climate justice and digital rights.

Why participate as a Wrangler?

  1. Inform the Mozilla Festival program, shape the narrative on a topic you are passionate about, and create change via new collaborations at MozFest
  2. Be at the forefront of the internet health and Trustworthy AI movement and learn from other builders, thinkers, and doers
  3. Networking and community building opportunities, including opportunities to be featured in other Mozilla Festival related events
  4. Leadership development and skill-building opportunities, including mentorship
  5. Letter of program completion from Mozilla and professional references

Federated Design

Mozilla Festival is shared by design. Mozilla gives Wranglers driving lessons, and then hands them the keys to the car. In turn, they chart a map that Facilitators use to make the schedule come to life. Those Facilitators then take participants on a ride that inspires them to take action in their local communities. The Volunteers are the mechanics that ensure our adventure runs smoothly each step of the way.