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”[…]

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,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]