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

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

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