As part of our work with UN Women to teach key digital skills to young women we've been busy launching Mozilla Clubs in Nairobi and Cape Town and I recently had the opportunity to visit both communities and run a Mozilla Club Leadership Training in each city. Though the experiences were different in each city, … Continue reading Mozilla Club Leadership Training in Nairobi and Cape Town
Mapping Community Data (the quick and easy edition)
As someone who has spent years understanding how to take community curated content like media, data and events and share them publicly (re: mapping community videos at My City Lives, events for Maker Party, club locations for Mozilla Clubs), I’ve learned some valuable lessons. Here's just a few: A map can be a powerful representation … Continue reading Mapping Community Data (the quick and easy edition)
Embedding Diversity and Inclusion Practices into Your Daily Work
At our last staff meeting we were asked to share practices, projects or initiatives that promote diversity and inclusion in an individual or team’s current work. The list was great benchmark on how to embed diversity and inclusion tools into the work environment so I wanted to share a list of examples as told by … Continue reading Embedding Diversity and Inclusion Practices into Your Daily Work
State of Mozilla Clubs – what’s left for 2015?
Since the launch of Mozilla Clubs at the beginning of the year, we have been in an ever developing lean model of create, test, adapt and share. As we continue through this cycle and develop a new program, we’ve had our share of learning. Throughout it all, a lot has worked! In the last few … Continue reading State of Mozilla Clubs – what’s left for 2015?
Building, Learning and Evolving (Q + A)
Recently, Mark (Executive Director of Mozilla Foundation) asked me to do a bit of personal reflection on my time at Mozilla and answer a few questions. He then asked me to share my answers with our organization while at a retreat in Portland. I've read through these answers a few times already and thought they … Continue reading Building, Learning and Evolving (Q + A)
Appmaking at Mozcamp in Bangalore
Less than a week later I'm still feeling energized from having spent time with our community in Bangalore, India. The energy, passion and dedication that is felt when filling one room with 80+ active volunteers who are working with you to help build communities and teach the web is just amazing. The weekend was filled … Continue reading Appmaking at Mozcamp in Bangalore
I've been traveling a bunch between San Francisco and New York so it feels good to finally be home to catch up on some much needed work, reflection and writing. I always miss the organizations and students I work with when not in Toronto. So when I got a thank you email for helping run … Continue reading Feeling appreciated
How can we do better?
A couple weeks ago I came across this article on “The Massive Gender Gap At The Biggest Tech Companies” which was an overview of this impressive looking infographic created by Ri Lui and Tracy Chou that shows how large the gender gap is in some of the post popular tech companies. Highlighted at the top … Continue reading How can we do better?
Who’s looking out for the inner-city youth of Toronto?
Overtime, I've attended my fair share of technology events for youth in Toronto. Though technology events for kids is still a new a relatively new concept in our city, there are a bunch of fabulous organizations in the city leading the charge of helping put more and more youth in-front of computers and technology-focused role … Continue reading Who’s looking out for the inner-city youth of Toronto?
2014. Year of new. Year of change. Year of focus.
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.