Designing Inclusive Events for Neurodiverse Participants

Wearing ear-protectors and thanks to a Disability Access Card, Violet enjoys Disneyland on her terms. In recent months, I interviewed a number of people about their experiences in Open Source, contributing at Mozilla and under a number of topics, which included ‘events’. “ Neurodiversity is the concept that humans don’t come in a one-size-fits-all neurologically “normal”

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Celebrating Mother Language Day In Open Source

Celebrating Mother Language Day In Open Source Mozilla volunteer Deepak Upendra interviews in Telugu language, taken with permission of those being interviewed. (Photo by Dyvik Chenna,CC BY-SA 4.0) With a goal to reach, and listen to diverse and authentic voices, the insights phase of our plan for a Diversity and Inclusion strategy for Participation has, so far,

Thank you Guillermo Movia

  I first got to know Guillermo during our time together on Mozilla Reps council –  which was actually his second time contributing community leadership, the original was as a founding council member. Since this time, I’ve come to appreciate and rely on his intuition, experience and skill navigating complexities of community management as a

What is Participation Design Anyway

As part of our insights phase for Diversity & Inclusion for Participation at Mozilla, we’ve identified ‘Participation Design’ as being as one of 5 important topics for focus group discussion. Here is how I describe Participation Design (and thanks to Paul) for the question: Participation design is the framework(s) we use to generate contribution opportunities

Building Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit – Innovating contribution workflows for curriculum development

Building Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit — Innovating contribution workflows for curriculum development Earlier this year, we proposed a framework for Community Leadership Development at Mozilla. Since then, we’ve iterated on that work : ‘Open, Communicate, Empower, and Build’ are now core competencies guiding content development in Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit. As part of our goals for developing excellent content aligned

Diversity & Inclusion for Participation – “A Plan for Strategy”

In the most recent Heartbeat, I consulted with Mozilla’s Diversity & Inclusion lead Larissa Shapiro, and others championing the discussion , about a strategy for D&I in Participation. I’m really excited and passionate about this work, and even though this is very, very early (this is only a plan for a strategy), I wanted to share

Mozilla Campus Clubs @ Grace Hopper Open Source Day

Mozilla Campus Clubs @ Grace Hopper Open Source Day Open Source Day at Grace Hopper was my absolute, most favourite, ‘conference thing’ I did last year, and it was with little hesitation that I got involved again for the 2016 version. Before I say anymore I want to acknowledge the amazing work of two volunteers in

Open Source nostalgia — Can we just move forward please?

This is #3 of 5 posts I had in draft state for a few months, that I decided finish up & post.  Here’s hoping my research helps others. I started writing this in May. “Inessential weirdness of open source” This term (crediting to Katrina Owen at Github) perfectly describes a conundrum of open participation, whereby we