The below is a exert of a talk I gave at the 2015 TechWomen event in San Francisco to a hundred emerging women leaders in STEM from Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. In 2013 I joined Mozilla to run a global campaign to teach digital literacy skills. At Mozilla we promote openness, innovation … Continue reading Sustaining the movement. From Maker Party to Mozilla Clubs
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?
After having managed hundreds of partnerships for the Mozilla Learning team through Maker Party, Mozfest, Hive Networks, training, tools and curriculum, we have gained substantial experience when working with a variety of organizations who range in age, size, location, mission and much more. Dealing with global partners requires individuals to be empathetic to needs, culture … Continue reading What Makes for Great Partners (Mozilla Study)
The party don't stop (that's always been one of my favourite lines to say!). For 2015 our Learning Networks team decided to take a step back to evaluate how our beloved Maker Party could bridge the gap between a campaign and year long engagement strategy. In the past we've successfully thrown a two or three … Continue reading Maker Party 2015: The Evolution of a Year-long Party
I’m always meeting our community members from around the world whether it is close to their homes or somewhere closer to mine. More than once, when I’ve said my name to a new face they will great me by saying “oh you’re Amira, the one who sends all the emails.” In fact, it’s true. Whether … Continue reading Why I always sign of my email by telling people “I can’t wait to see what you break”
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)
After finally having a chance to stop and breathe after Maker Party, I’m excited to share what happened in the past few months. We've seen individuals from all parts of the world joining us to spread the movement around teaching the web, organizations putting their hands up to teach key web literacy skills and communities … Continue reading Maker Party 2014: Teaching the web in two months to 125,000+ people around the world