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Passports for Community Leadership

This is #1 of 5 posts I identified as perhaps, being worth finishing and sharing.   Writing never feels finished, and it’s a vulnerable thing… to share ideas – but perhaps better than never sharing them at all? I wrote most of this post in April of this year (making this outdated with the current work of[…]

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Mozfest 2016 for Participation

Earlier this month a group of people met in Berlin to imagine and design Mozfest 2016. Blending inspiration and ideas from open  news, science, localization, youth, connected devices and beyond  – we spent three glorious days collaborating and building  a vision of a Mozfest like no other. The Participation team emerged from this experience with[…]

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Flipping the open source contribution model

The Flipped Contribution model is one that removes the project as the center of participation design and instead focuses on developing a strong, skill-set-specific, contributor-led community serving multiple projects. They’re building the opportunity for projects to get involved with them. They’re building the community they want to see in the world. Read my full post on Opensource.com[…]

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Revisiting the Word ‘Recognition’ in #FOSS and the Dream of Open Credentials

I think a lot about ways we can better surface Participation as real-world offering for professional and personal development. And this tweet from Laura  triggered all kinds of thinking. Check out this @BryanMMathers and @dajbelshaw on why open source needs open badges: https://t.co/9By0pyiCd0 @opensourceway — Laura Hilliger (@epilepticrabbit) November 27, 2015 Most thinking was reminiscent[…]

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#MyMozfest 2015

The Mozilla Festival took place this last past weekend!   Mozfest is the first of three Global Leadership events we’re leveraging to empower a cohort of Participation Leaders in their goals for 2016.  This first group of 30  represents those whose goals strongly focused on developing and delivering programs that build skills (leadership and otherwise)[…]