Learning about Firefox OS, with the goal of contributing to/writing apps-for AND teaching Firefox OS has been high on my bucket list! Vancouver’s event was hosted at The Hive, and included some really great talks (which were worth the trip on their own), including Angelina Fabbro , Allen Pike and John Boxall. My mobile development
#GenOpen (‘Generation Open’!) needs your help! This spring we’ll be gathering kids and youth from all over the world to collaborate on the first Open Source project created and directed entirely by youth. They’ll learn how easy it can be to contribute to an Open Source project, while making something really cool in collaboration with
2012 was a pivotal year for me, as I allowed myself to step back from six years of volunteer work with BCCHF and CCS . Although my family will always support the miraculous research that saved our daughter’s life, it was really nice to take a year and not talk about cancer, to reconnect again
At least this is the proposal so far… Looking at the Mozparty Map, I see potential to build something big together, with kids, youth, parents and with the support of mentors running those events. I see opportunity to touch on pretty much ALL of the Web Literacies , while encouraging participation in
This is a brain-dump (expect grammar quirks) of my incredible experience at Mozilla Festival in London UK this weekend – of all I can remember having loved and learned, with some personal bullets for the future. I would love to write a series of thoughtful blog posts, but this final night in London will likely
Recently, I’ve given a lot of thought to the ‘common threads’ of contribution as they relate to my own experiences (Software/Open Source + community volunteering). I feel so strongly that volunteering(‘contribution’) is something everyone should attempt if their lives allow it. I say this, not with a pointed finger but with a heart filled by
So after two months of preparation we finally reached June 23rd: the first day of Mozilla Summer of Code , and our participating event: Victoria Kids Hackjam – Hackasaurus! 30 Kids, 30 computers, 8 fabulous volunteers later I have to say it went really well. The lab, donated by the University of Victoria was beautiful.
It was fun to be a part of this video by Tammy Butow (@tammybutow) called ‘Role Models are Important‘, a video slideshow of women in technology. It’s also a honour to be among so many inspiring technical women). Women in technology are under represented, and that can be for a number of reasons including
Most of my ‘stolen-time’ (I don’t think I actually have any identifiable ‘free time’) recently has been following & participating in the swell of Education Technology, Web Literacy and everything in between. It seems as though conversation about open education, digital literacy and the state of traditional education has suddenly erupted. Or maybe I just
Yesterday was another great day of learning – meeting interesting, smart people and taking notes on those things my brain could not retain. Keynote – Mitchell Baker – I felt very privileged to listen to this keynote, for many reasons : a leader in technology, from Mozilla, who also happens to be a woman.