Webmaker Training in Uganda

60 newly trained Webmaker Mentors. 12 amazing Webmaker Super Mentors. 200 students taught how to participate on the web. 1 epic weekend in Kampala! Mozillians from Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda gathered together for the first time to run a train-the-trainer event for East Africa. The…

Webmaker Workweek: So Wow.

Just coming home from a truly fantastic week in Toronto with the talented Webmaker team. This was the first time the Webmaker product + community teams, plus Mozilla Foundation’s engagement and operations teams, met face-to-face to hack on Webmaker. There’s only one way to describe…

Webmaker Community in 2014

Here’s a post looking at the principles of the Mozilla Webmaker community and the top-level ways we collectively further these efforts in 2014. Lots of people are shaping this work, and by next year hopefully many more will have joined in and help Mozilla’s mission…

Reflections on Maker Party

On September 15 we hit a milestone for the Mozilla Maker Party. With over 1,700 events in 330 cities worldwide, the campaign to make and teach the web had really picked up steam. As we transition from campaign-mode to an ongoing webmaker party, I thought…

Making a difference by making the web

These days, with all the Prism/Tempura surveillance we’re learning about, one can feel quite powerless. For many it seems that there are just two responses: to either disengage with the web and go completely offline or to shrug and say “I’ve got nothing to hide.”…

Webmaker Train the Trainer

Back in March, we kicked off the first in hopefully a series of train-the-trainer (TTT) events for webmaking. The idea is to run events that train people who go on to train others how to teach the web. We focused on practicing an open and…

Webmaker Mentors in 2013

An inflection point We’re at an inflection point with learning and making. What was once simmering quietly in makerspaces and classrooms is now boiling. Makers and mentors, and all sorts of hackers and radical educators in between, are the key players. The maker movement, iconized…

Mozfest 2012: The Aftermath Report

About The Mozilla Festival (#mozfest) is an annual read/write event for anyone interested in learning about – and making – the future of the web. It is an unique platform for bringing together key contributors to discuss, hack on and teach the open web using…

Webmaker Special Interest Group for Reps

I’d like to share some thoughts on a “Webmaker Special Interest Group” for the Mozilla Reps program. This conversation owes a lot to many Reps and Webmakers so far; in particular, a huge thanks to Henrik Mitsch, William Quiviger, and Pierros Papadeas for supporting the…

Mozilla Festival 2012: Making, Freedom and the Web

Thrilled to again lead the Mozilla Festival, and a yearly celebration of learning and innovation for and with the web. The event will take place in London, November 9 -11. “We want everyone to tap the full creative power of the web. The Mozilla Festival…