Kindness in (Open Source and Online) Communities

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain I’ve had this post swirling around in my head for a while.  A post on my experiences and preference to lead, participate and negotiate conflict in online communities through kindness. I might  be writing it as a proposal to

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Community Education – Building Together

So, yesterday I wrote an introductory post : Mozilla Community Education in 2015 with a promise to write a each day leading up to our first Community Education Working Group Call on Thursday.  I wrote about our vision for Community Education as core to the virtuous circle in Mark Surman’s vision  , and how the

Mozilla Reps Council AMA

Cross-post of Majken Conner’s invitation to participate in the first Mozilla Reps Council AMA.  Come ask us questions this Thursday! This Thursday, launching during the Reps call, council will be doing a 24h AMA. They’ll be using Discourse, so you only need your Persona account, no need to sign up to Reddit to post. You

Mozilla Community Education in 2015

Last year, to research some theories I had about empowering community, I polled numerous open source communities about their experiences as contributors. Some key responses to  “why do you contribute” were: To learn more about a specific technology or project To grow and develop existing skills For challenge and feedback from respected peers. Opportunity to