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)[…]

Mozilla at Grace Hopper Open Source Day

This past October, thanks to Larissa Shapiro, I had the incredible opportunity of teaching Open Source Participation at Grace Hopper Open Source Day. In recent years, I would say the primary focus of my contribution to Mozilla has been an effort to create educational offerings and experiences with real world value, through open source participation. […]

My Volunteer Opportunities this Heartbeat

I am returning from a couple of weeks away: rested and super-energized about what’s coming next for the Participation Team and community leadership. Based on research in the last two heartbeats we have now have an v.1 of Participation Leadership Framework, and we’re fired up and ready to go for the next three weeks developing[…]

Participation is my co-pilot … in space!

Whistler was an exciting and productive week for the Participation Team (which included volunteers).  We learned  a lot about ourselves, our team,  the expectations of the project and  perhaps most importantly – the Participation goals  of nearly 30 teams at Mozilla. The experience reinforced the value of volunteers and volunteer communities at large, magnified by[…]

#Mozlove for Tad

I truly believe, that to make Mozilla a place worth ‘hanging your hat‘, we need to get better at being ‘forces of good for each other’.  I like to think this idea is catching on, but only time will tell. This month’s #mozlove post is for Tom Farrow AKA ‘Tad’,  a long time contributor, in[…]

On being forces of good for each other

This is two one of two  – on recognition. My last post focused on personalized recognition design.  We need be deliberate about designing recognition that’s valuable to community (staff and volunteers),  recognition that aligns with participation goals,  recognition that provides a  sustainable vision for the future between project and person. If that sounds like a[…]