At the edge of technology there’s always a category for the random inspirations shooting back and forth across the ether. This is my technology catch-all.


OHM2013 Part 2 – Observing Segmentation, Pedagogy of Discomfort and impromptu Singing

Have you read Part 1? Part 2 will go from exploring hacker mentalities to heckling Pacman players. Bilal Ghalib introduced me to a Hackerspace founder from Beirut, Raja Oueis, just before they were scheduled to talk about Hackerspaces and creativity in conflict zones. As they fiddled around with Bilal’s slides, I talked to Sara, a poet, also from Beirut, who… Read more →


OHM 2013 Part 1

Over the last five days, I’ve been in the Netherlands at the OHM Festival with 3500 hackers, makers and like-minded activists to hack together, learn from one another and try to understand the various perspectives that make up Hacker Culture. I went with a couple colleagues from the MDN to run a few workshops and get a feel for this… Read more →

We Made It! Mentor Team Make Week

Making It in Brooklyn: Webmaker Mentor Team Make Week in Brooklyn This post penned by the entire team and cross posted at Last week we had Mozilla Mentor Community team members from Toronto, Germany and New York City together for whirlwind week of making, plotting, talking (some talking is OK!) and of course, etherpad spawning. Here’s the overview from… Read more →

Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12

Calling all teachers, educators, instructors, mentors, youth and anyone teaching digital skills: Mozilla wants YOU at Learning at MozFest 12 Photo Credit: Angela Jimenez The Big Idea: Build a big tent for everyone teaching the web We’re in the early stages of building a Mozilla Webmaker program for educators called Hacktivate Learning. In 2013, Mozilla will be engaging people who… Read more →

the Webmaker and the Meat of my Job Description

At Mozilla we’re working on something we’re calling the Webmaker. It’s a couple of things, but at the base level it’s an underlying, consistent toolset that can be used to create or participate in learning experiences. I’ve been thinking on this thing for a while (since draft one), and I haven’t said anything much about it yet. I will now… Read more →

Rockin out at DML

This week has been a whirlwind of activity. Monday we launched the P2PU and challenges, which you should check out. Then it was a jump into DML. The Digital Media and Learning conference was an opportunity for a large segment of the Mozilla Foundation staff to come together. We started the week doing a sprint for the Event Kit… Read more →