Everyone is welcome to join in! Designers, developers, researchers, teachers — pretty much anyone interested in participating and learning how to get involved in an open project. We could use all sorts of input (beyond code), so if you’re new to open source, come join us! We’d love to have you involved.
Recently, I had the pleasure of catching up with two of Coding it Forward’s 2018 Civic Digital Fellows: Regine De Guzman and Diana Negron. The two of them have channeled their Fellowship experiences into continued work at the intersection of social impact and technology as Mozilla Open Source Leaders (Mozilla Open Leaders) and I’m quite excited to share what they’ve been up to since leaving Washington last summer.
Transparency within an organization means finding the shade that protects the privacy and security of its people while opening its internal processes to feedback and suggestions from others. Open communication, when things are going well and when things are headed down the toilet, is a requirement. No secrets. No facades. Owning mistakes and asking forgiveness. Serving others always. That’s what transparency means to me.
The culture track is for participants who think of organizational culture as their ongoing project. It helps them develop a set of skills and methods of practicing open leadership that will guide their community’s culture to work open. They learn more about bringing new, inclusive collaboration methods to their projects while implementing safe, open participation guidelines
“The two-day event was a packed one, from reviewing pull requests to attending Etherpad meetings and calls,” wrote participant Prateek Chanda, who brought his project Code Sleep Python to the Sprint. “The best thing was meeting new developers from all over the world and learning from them about open source practices and their projects.”