Is online harassment a criminal offense? When is too far?

After a long and public trial, Gregory Alan Elliott was cleared of two charges of criminal harassment that stemmed from his Twitter interactions with two Toronto women. Having known one of these women I've been following the case since the beginning and have been curious to see what happens. For background: Guthrie told police she … Continue reading Is online harassment a criminal offense? When is too far?

14 tech speakers on stage: 10 male, 4 female and 1 ethnically identifiable speakers. Let’s talk about how that makes me feel.

I want to be clear that I love what I do and where I work. The often-harsh realities I look at below are not targeted specifically at the organization I work for, but it is merely a reflection of the industry as a whole. I’m grateful to work for a company where I can openly … Continue reading 14 tech speakers on stage: 10 male, 4 female and 1 ethnically identifiable speakers. Let’s talk about how that makes me feel.

I am Muslim and I refuse for silence to be our biggest weakness

From the moment I learned of the attacks around the world and turned on the TV to learn more, one thought kept going through my head “I hope the attackers weren’t Muslim.” Horrible right? I was travelling in Switzerland and close to the end of my second week in Europe when news of the attack … Continue reading I am Muslim and I refuse for silence to be our biggest weakness

How to survive an un-conference when it thrives on disorder. My Mozfest story.

Hot on the heels of my third Mozilla Festival (Mozfest), I wanted to share a modified exert of a discussion I facilitated on stage this weekend. Imagine being one of 1700+ attendees who embark on a journey to London for an event where they are unaware of what will happen but are promised it will … Continue reading How to survive an un-conference when it thrives on disorder. My Mozfest story.

Creating a pathway to build Mozilla Clubs at Mozfest

It's almost that time of year again, the time when Mozilla unleashes chaos in the form of Mozfest.  This year, I am working with team members Andre and Carolina to see how we can curate a pathway that truly benefits Mozilla Clubs and the community. With that in mind, we have selected an esteemed group … Continue reading Creating a pathway to build Mozilla Clubs at Mozfest

Sustaining the movement. From Maker Party to Mozilla Clubs

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