Today was a really hard day. Today I learned that someone really wonderful, someone important and special in the Mozilla Reps community has tragically passed away. His name was Rahid Hasan. Rahid was a gentle soul, a bright bright smile, a treasured mentor, and a respected community leader . He was also way more than
I’ve found it very challenging to write a post on the Mozilla Summit – how can I possibly, ever reflect the experience of spending a weekend with 600 brilliant inspiring people; Of the greater awareness that in two other locations there are 1800 other Mozillians exploring the same ideas? How can I lightly summarize
Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to spend a weekend in Paris . A weekend with 65 other Mozillians(20 volunteers, 45 staff) nominated by their regional and functional areas to lay the groundwork that is necessary for the successful execution of the Summit in October. The power of
Last March I attended DrupalCon Denver. I was inspired by community of educators and developers (Higher Ed and K12) coming together to discuss similar challenges and goals. It was the ‘Drupal in Education Unconference’ and a series of Education BOFs that inspired me to bring back some new ideas to Royal Roads. Universities in the
I’m participating in MIT Media Lab’s experimental MOOC: Learn Creative Learning which is an exciting opportunity for more reasons than I can list ‘ . Opportunity to ‘Learn by making’ changed my life; it’s why I find Webmaker and the Maker movement so beautiful and worth championing. For whatever reason this week – I experienced
I’m writing this post to start a conversation within Mozilla Reps on what running a donation-driven event means, and why it matters as a goal. However, because Mozilla Reps are located all over the world, circumstances around philanthropy differ wildly, and many are unlikely to find this post relevant to their economic systems at all.
I am only half way through today, and completely overloaded with information. As of this moment there have been about THREE distinct initiatives/projects that I’ve felt compelled to contribute to. As impossible as that is with my schedule, there is one, FOR SURE, that I will definitely find time for (and perhaps bring to our
There are definitely too few girls in technology. My experiences as a female engineer in a crowd of men, tell me this is so. It’s not a negative comment about men: I’ve been mentored by, and worked with some lovely, brilliant, inspiring men – still some of my best friends. I’ve been fortunate that way.
I’m an Senior Software Developer, working in Victoria BC for the past 12 years. Currently I work at Royal Roads University with Moodle, Drupal(Yay Drupalcon Denver!) and a number of other Open Source projects. I love what I do, and being a part of the Open Source community. I’m also mother to three beautiful girls