Mozfest Pathways: It’s like the London Tube

To illustrate how Mozfest is evolving its program to be more participant-centric, we thought to do quick, visual walk-through using the analogy of the London Underground. Overview And off you go on a new path! It will be clearly signposted at the venue and online…

Scratch Conference Amsterdam: Facilitating Change

I had the honor of joining the annual Scratch Conference, held this year in Amsterdam. I’ll post some reflections about the conference shortly. In the meantime, here are the notes from my talk about how learning events can unlock the creative power of your community…

ThingsCon Takeaways

This May Berlin hosted the second ThingsCon, a event about the internet of things and this year, refreshingly, about the ethics thereof. Jon Rogers and I ran a workshop called “Design Frictions”, where we made networks with lots of household objects and then negotiated contracts…

Walled Empires, Zero-Rating and Web Literacy

re:publica is like a gravity well for the Internet scene in Europe. The event grows every year and has inspired the entire city of Berlin to host fringe events as well. If you care about tech and society, then definitely come to Berlin when re:publica…

Junior Lab Berlin

During the Easter holidays, Sven Ehmann (@se_etc) organized an incredible camp for kids to tinker with technology called Junior Lab.. Over the course of several days, young people were first introduced to software, hardware and the web. Then they chose from a theme (Mutant Heroes,…