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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CC BY-SA 3.0 Nick Youngson TL;DR We need you! There are 3 ways to give feedback on the draft of Mozilla’s Community Participation Guidelines. The draft is available in both English and Spanish (and yes, more languages will be included in future!). 1. By joining our #Mozillians Telegram Group or on Twitter tomorrow, Thursday […]
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,[…]
I first got to know Guillermo during our time together on Mozilla Reps council – which was actually his second time contributing community leadership, the original was as a founding council member. Since this time, I’ve come to appreciate and rely on his intuition, experience and skill navigating complexities of community management as a[…]
Brian King was one of the first people I met at Mozilla. He is someone whose opinion, ideas, trust, support and friendship have meant a lot to me – and I know countless others would similarly describe Brian as someone who made collaborating, working and gathering together as a highlight of their Mozilla experiences, and[…]
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[…]
Building Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit – Innovating contribution workflows for curriculum development
Building Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit — Innovating contribution workflows for curriculum development Earlier this year, we proposed a framework for Community Leadership Development at Mozilla. Since then, we’ve iterated on that work : ‘Open, Communicate, Empower, and Build’ are now core competencies guiding content development in Mozilla’s Leadership Toolkit. As part of our goals for developing excellent content aligned[…]
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[…]