Maker Party - our annual campaign to teach the web - is in full swing and (without any doubt) kicking some serious butt. Having reached the halfway point of the campaign, I've taken some time to truly appreciate the work our team has been doing and the results we're seeing. On Friday, I was proud … Continue reading Maker Party 2014: What it’s like to partner with 300 organizations
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
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