I found much of 2013 was spent searching for directions and finding where I fit. Exploring opportunities and talking to many (many) people allowed for a level of self-understanding that I cannot be more blessed for. Knowing yourself, your skills, and what you can bring to the table is invaluable wherever you want to be. … Continue reading 2014. Year of new. Year of change. Year of focus.
Last week I was among 60+ Mozillians (paid and volunteer) who gathered in San Francisco for a work week where we analyzed and assessed the past, present and future work that we do. The commonality that brought us all together was that we each managed communities within Mozilla. These were communities based on location (Indonesia), … Continue reading Building Communities with Mozilla for 2014
As I'm still living the high after having witnessed the "mother of all Maker Party's", The Mozilla Festival (MozFest), I thought it was due time to look back at the last four months and do a little deconstructing on what went on. The success Four months ago I wrote this post describing my new position … Continue reading Maker Party’s around the world: 4 month review
Soon after I started working on the Maker Party campaign I knew that I would have to start planning for my own party. Weeks of thinking what I could do and how I could contribute to the party were resolved on one sunny afternoon when my mother turned to me and said "it's so cool … Continue reading Teaching my mom to hack the web
Have you ever worked so hard for something and wanted it so bad only to find out you didn’t get it? Dear blog, I hope you’re ready to get down to some real talk today because I’m about to bring it. Here’s the story: I really wanted this position for an international job. I put … Continue reading The Art of Failing
And so it has happened. The near end of My City Lives was announced last week. In what feels like the end of a chapter, I can’t help but feel sad to see the closing of a company I hold so dear to my heart and yet grateful to have been with it since its … Continue reading My City Lives: The Final Chapter
I wrote an email today about a memory I had of my brother and a technology first. It went a little something like this, Dearest Dil. I have a story I want to share with you. I remember the time when I came home after my first (and only) camp experience. It was the next day … Continue reading Technology Firsts
At 4am this morning I jolted up in my bed to discover myself having had a bad dream that resulted in rushed breathing and my body covered in a thin layer of sweat. I'm not usually one to have bad dreams so naturally my nerves were a bit shook. If you ask me now I … Continue reading Self-doubt, we all have it
I've moved into my new place in Manhattan and like many of the places here it is small and over-priced but it's in a cute little area in west village and I've got a great roommate. After weeks of apartment hunting and meeting many potential roommates, I can confidently say that I know a good … Continue reading Don’t worry if you don’t get it. The point is to not get it.
I'm a New Yorker. Or so people have been saying. I've spent the past few weeks getting settled, introducing myself to the many neighbourhoods in the city, meeting new people and exploring fun places. All typical travel stuff but something is a little oh so unfamiliar to me here. I love going to new places … Continue reading Yes Man