Announcing Mozilla Open Leaders Round 6

Working in the open? Join forces with Mozilla!

Our sixth cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders starts in September 2018! We’re looking for Open Leaders to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities. Apply to Mozilla Open Leaders today!

Image from Maria Cruz, MozFest 2017

A Mozilla Open Leader is someone running or starting an open project that supports a healthy Internet. Over the course of the program, they will:

  • receive ongoing 1:1 project help from Mozilla staff and mentors
  • have access to a community of mentors, technologists and more
  • complete modules and provide feedback on Open Leadership Training exploring best practices for project setup and communication, tools for collaboration, community building, and running events
  • get practical experience empowering others to collaborate on their project.

Who is this for?

If you (or your team) are running or starting an open project and want to grow as an open leader this is for you! Your open project doesn’t have to be technical — it can be curriculum (open educational resource), an open data project or report, an open source software project, or anything else that:

  • has something to work on (a feature, module, or minimum viable product) during the program,
  • allows and welcomes contributions by others, and
  • supports the open web and a healthy Internet

New this round!

Culture track

This round, we’re piloting a new “culture track” to improve how we serve participants who work on openness outside of traditional projects. We’ll focus on the principles, practices, and skills of open leadership. This track will help you understand how to design and build an open culture that promotes understanding, sharing, and participation and inclusion so you and your teammates feel empowered to make the change you want to see in the world.

It might be especially useful to you if you:

  • Work day to day within your community to promote openness.
  • Lead cultural change in your community, organization, or project.
  • Serve in a particular outreach role to help people make change on a peer-to-peer basis.

More information about this track will follow, so stay tuned or drop us an email leadopen@mozillafoundation.org.

Theme: Data and You

“Exploring the data we create, the platforms and devices that collect it, ways to secure it and the laws that protect it.”

Between GDPR and Cambridge Analytica we’ve seen a rise in awareness around the use and collection of personal data in 2018. That’s why, along with other projects related in Internet health, we’re looking to highlight work related to the theme “Data and You”.

If you’re creating tools or raising awareness about personal data, please apply! We want to explore ways to connect our personal feelings, observations and motivations with the topic of personal data.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement
  2. Must propose a session to MozFest 2018
  3. Available to commit at least 3h/week for 14 weeks (see full schedule) for attending weekly online meetings and completing open leadership assignments. Additionally, participants must demonstrate practical experience at MozFest (2 days, Oct 26–28) if your MozFest proposal is accepted. If your MozFest proposal is not accepted, or you do not receive a travel stipend and cannot attend without the stipend, you’ll be expected to participate remotely in Hacktoberfest (during October, 2018) as your practical experience. If you are participating in our pilot culture track, you’ll be expected to present a case-study of your learning to your cohort instead.

Apply now

Applications close August 5th 2018, 11:59pm ET


What past participants are saying