Learning & Sharing in the Open
Tinkering with ways to make learning more accessible, collaborative and meaningful through community empowerment and OER.
Open Source software developer, contributor, and participation architect. FOSS changed my life – paying it forward as mentor and teacher for others.
Exploring ways to empower community leadership through ‘learn by leading’ opportunities and content.
Personal goals for helping #OpenCancer, but have figure out how to make a difference as a contributor.
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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 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[…]
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[…]
This is #2 of 5 ‘Draft’ posts I identified as worth wrapping-up vrs. ‘forever a draft’ status. I wrote this post in April-ish, based on notes I took attempting to reach my goal to contribute to 10 open source projects by July. Some unexpected challenges in my life made this goal impossible, but I still[…]
This is #1 of 5 posts I identified as perhaps, being worth finishing and sharing. Writing never feels finished, and it’s a vulnerable thing… to share ideas – but perhaps better than never sharing them at all? I wrote most of this post in April of this year (making this outdated with the current work of[…]
Earlier this month a group of people met in Berlin to imagine and design Mozfest 2016. Blending inspiration and ideas from open news, science, localization, youth, connected devices and beyond – we spent three glorious days collaborating and building a vision of a Mozfest like no other. The Participation team emerged from this experience with[…]
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[…]
Happy New Year! This heartbeat (ending Jan 22nd) is particularly crazy fun, as we prepare for the Leadership Summit in Singapore. I’ m again experimenting with Open Tasks, this time asking for skill-specific help developing learning content for workshops: 1. Open is an Attitude 2. Rapid Prototyping 3. How to Run an Excellent Event Each[…]
In the first 6 months of 2016, I have a personal goal of contributing code to 10 Open Source Projects. I’m looking for projects with potential to teach us how to design for the success of contributors, like myself, who bring intermediate to advanced skill-sets and experience. I’ll be contributing code under another name,[…]
I’m still figuring out how to cross-post well with Medium . And if I want to, trying embed for fund. Surfacing Teachable Moments in Community