Meet Our Open Leadership Grads

104 Open Project Leads from Mozilla Open Leaders round 5

Update: The final demo calls were recorded! You can find the recordings in our demos recap post.

Next week, we’re wrapping up round 5 of Mozilla Open Leaders. For the past 14 weeks, this group has gone through mentorship and training to apply open practices and build a community of contributors around projects for a healthy Internet.

(Most of) the graduating class of Mozilla Open Leaders round 5

On Tuesday and Wednesday next week (May 22 & 23), they’re demo-ing the work they’ve accomplished. You’re invited to watch and learn how you can contribute!

Join our final demo call (aka graduation party 🎉). There are four separate cohort calls you can join:

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate the work this group has done for the health of the Internet.

🦊 Open Internet Ninja Foxes (aka Cohort A)

All these projects will be presenting Tuesday, May 22nd — 12:00 UTC (add to calendar)

Activismo Lenguas

Mónica Bonilla (@Gutemonik)

The project seeks to create a portal for peer learning and exchange for communities participating in an open and linguistically diverse web. Built upon the shared experiences of indigenous language digital activists in Latin America, the portal will document existing initiatives of digital activism in native languages (Wikipedia, Mozilla l10n, blogs, podcasts, etc), resources to start a project what tools to use, and what strategies to follow to make your project of language digital activism sustainable.

One of the pillars of the development of the Internet is digital inclusion, we want to contribute and build a diverse web linguistically and culturally.

We want to receive contributions in the organization of communities and organization and opening of volunteer projects; design and new image; promotion of our work and expansion of our network of work with partners, sponsors and contributors. Get Involved

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Commons Platform

Nick Wood (@Nickwood225), Sophie Varlow (@SophieVarlow)

The Commons Platform is a new social media platform for community and collaboration, based on values, built by everyone for everyone and owned by everyone

We aim to make open source, privacy and security and collaboration the default through this global platform

We welcome all people, skills and contributions in our growing diverse co-creation group. Contact us via Github or at or join our Facebook group Get Involved

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Data + Friends

Meag Doherty (@EmDohh)

Data + Friends is a collaborative paper-based game designed to spark a conversation among participants on how to best identify, analyze, and make decisions based on data.

Help test the game, remix existing cards and offer use case scenarios for game play Get Involved

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Rick Lupton (@ricklupton)

Many kinds of data can be thought of as ‘flows’: energy and materials moving through industry, money flowing through the economy, telephone lines moving between providers, voters moving between parties. floWeaver helps you to exchange and analyse flow data and visualise it using Sankey diagrams.

floWeaver is an open-source tool for data visualisation, and supports open interoperability between visualisation tools by defining an open data format for Sankey diagram data.

Help us by using floWeaver to visualise your data and giving feedback and sharing examples of the results; or help us improve the documentation and identify and fix bugs in the code. Get Involved

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Foundation For Public Code

Boris van Hoytema (@bvhme)

Helping cities develop code together: Codebase stewardship for products that are mixed source code & policy code.We create a viable future for cities and civic operating systems that are highly participatory and drive societal engagement. A public digital infrastructure that is inclusive, usable, adaptive, open and sustainable.To achieve this we maintain, manage, contribute to and grow an ecosystem of public software and policies that help governments, communities and citizens improve their city.

Help us improve our process, communication and organisation to support cities to develop code together. Get Involved

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Karan Sapolia (@karansapolia)

It is a community built and maintained open data and data inference portal for all publicly available Indian survey and government data. It also maintains a quality (‘health’) check for data emitted by the government of India’s open data APIs.


Making a rapid prototyping curriculum open

Manasvi M Lalwani (@gnawesomething)

This project aims to publish an existing curriculum on rapid prototyping and maker learning so that it can be accessible to a wider community of makers, instructors and workshop facilitators.

Help transfer content from google docs to GitHub, Help organize the material including naming folders, Help proofread content, Help design activities, Help promote content Get Involved

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MBac — Computer vision tool for bacterial motility assays

Alexander Kutschera (@alexwastooshort)

MBac is a open science hardware and software project to analyze swarm movements of bacteria.Analyzing bacteria movements is sometimes difficult. Experiments with the same bacteria often lead to very different results because the movements are depending on many different things. Thats’s why a standardized hardware setup could help to avoid influences from outside and contribute to always get similar results if you repeat an experiment. Additionally using a software to analyze bacteria movements over time can increases accuracy because you don’t have just one data point but hundreds.

Help us to design and optimize the imaging setup, write scripts to analyze the images and test the complete setup! Get Involved

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Fiona Cullinan (@katchooo)

Observed.City is Birmingham UK’s first online newsletter about data privacy, art, tech and activism in the city. It will connect local people and data experts in an easy and direct way. My aim is to make data privacy more accessible, engaging and FUN!

Making data privacy engaging is tough! Let’s share ideas on how to make it more accessible and fun.

I’d love to get some feedback on the first issue of the newsletter and some help attracting subscribers — anyone know any internet-famous guest editors who would write an intro? Get Involved

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Open Apparel Registry

Rhea Rakshit (@rrakshit)

The Open Apparel Registry (OAR) is a tool to identify every apparel factory worldwide. It is is designed to be an open, crowdsourced database of apparel factories around the world, which normalizes information — i.e. factory names and locations — across multiple data sources.


Parliamentary Debates Open

Borbala Toth (@borbota)

An open-source tool for journalists that scrapes and processes Hungarian National Assembly debates using Natural Language Processing.

Help with this, or find other projects that have similar ways to get involved.

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Open Web for Learning & Teaching Expertise Hub (OWLTEH)

Daniel Villar-Onrubia (@villaronrubia), Luca Morini (@lucamorini11), Lauren Heywood (@laurenheywood)

OWLTEH is an initiative that aims to gather resources and examples of inspiring practice related to the Open Web and its use for educational purposes. It is the result of the generosity of educators and learners who want to share their knowledge and experience of the Open Web, enabling others to understand and take advantage of its potential for learning and teaching.

OWLTEH has the potential to help raise awareness of the Open Web, why it matters for education and how it can benefit teaching and learning

Identify instances of the Open Web; share stories of engagement with the open web and its use in education; record videos Get Involved

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OpenReflectometry Project

Diogo Aguiam (@digooaguiam)

Nuclear Fusion is the future in for clean energy production. However, we are still far from achieving it! Researchers worldwide use complex diagnostic systems to understand the nuclear fusion reaction that occurs in a plasma. One of these diagnostics uses reflectometry techniques — the propagation of waves — similar to RADAR.

We are creating an open source library that helps researchers use and handle reflectometry data and give easy access to example data! No need to have every new researcher rewrite the same functions over again!

Help us make research into nuclear fusion more accessible to everyone!

Contribute to our codebase and help us load our library with data, standards and tools! Get Involved

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Rethink Web Literacy!

Oarabile Mudongo (@oarabilemudon)

Rethink Web Literacy project seeks to dymistify, thought challenges and implement various dynamics to teaching Web literacy through research, collaboration and community building. Additionally, the work of this project targets and engages with next generation leaders, identifying their passion, strengths and their capability to revolutionize their communities while creating a lasting change that bridges their societies digital divides.

This project is designed to build a cadre of learners, teachers, and leaders who become advocates of an open and healthy internet by teaching others core web literacy skills. Get Involved

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The People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City

Ben Chrobot (@bchrobot‏), Ashley Cortez (@betanyc), Lauren Rennée (@lbrennee)

The People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City is a citizen-created policy document that provides short-term recommendations to guide the use of technology by government. The Roadmap is being updated in 2018 to include new policies, projects, and potential partnerships to address community identified issues surrounding the digital future of New York City. This project focuses on developing a framework to facilitate the 2018 update that allows for greater participation and transparency.

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Translating open agricultural research to local language

Solomon Mekonnen (@SolomonMekonne8)

The project proposes to translate open research outputs in agriculture into local languages like Amharic, and to communicate scientific terms in plain language that farmers can understand. The translations will be openly available to farmers and the general public using an online platform to facilitate citizen engagement in open science, including data collection and data analysis, with the expectation that citizen involvement will increase agricultural productivity.

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Voices under Threat

Christel Steigenberger (@Kritzolina)

Voices under Threat is a project run by the Support and Safety team at the Wikimedia Foundation. The project lead is Christel Steigenberger, also known as Kritzolina. Together with volunteers and helpers like you, we want to find, build and collect resources to help individual contributors and groups supporting open knowledge who face external risks and threats, because they share knowledge freely.


YOLO WOLO (aka Cohort B)

All these projects will be presenting Tuesday, May 22nd — 16:00 UTC (add to calendar)

The Aquarius Project

Chris Bresky (@MrChrisBresky)

We are using ongoing science stories to produce interactive hands-on lesson plans in STEM. We are using real science happening today to engage students not only with its relevance but with their ability to contribute, and packaging that into lesson plans for teachers to use.

It is using the narrative of exploration to lower barriers of entry in science. This project is also working to use digital platforms to increase accessibility to diverse science professionals.

Anyone can ask a question inspired by The Aquarius Project on Twitter w/ #AquariusAMA. Scientists of diverse backgrounds, help us answer the public’s questions inspired by The Aquarius Project on Twitter #AquariusAMA Get Involved

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Endangered Data Week

Rachel Mattson (@captain_maybe), Brandon Locke (@brandontlocke), Sarah Melton (@WorldCatLady), Jason Heppler (@jaheppler)

Endangered Data Week (EDW) is an annual, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. EDW fosters public conversations about data and encourages the development of reusable curricula for technologists, scholars, librarians, archivists, faculty, students, journalists, nonprofits, and citizens on questions relating to the acquisition, manipulation, visualization, use, and politics of public data.

Help us plan workshops and events, provide feedback on existing workshop and curricular material, or share you data stories! Get Involved

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Life long learning and digital literacy

Sandra van de Kraak

During our non-formal activities we often see that youth workers or volunteers who need to validate the learning of young people online via Open Badges, isn’t able yet to support the young person on the digital level, as well as recognising the learning. We want to support these adults in overcoming this digital gap. I want to do this through developing a tool that will support these adults.

Live Whiteboard

Apoorvaa Gupta (@apoorvaagupta), Bhavya Aggarwal (@bhavyaagg)

The Live Whiteboard is a perfect solution for people to connect with each other and write/discuss/scribble their ideas. The main goal is to develop a virtual scribble pad along with means to connect to others at the same time, with the help of chat and recordings. It will help distance learning students to get the blackboard teaching experience, people collaborating on remote projects to discuss and develop their ideas graphically and even just to scribble your own thoughts for fun purposes!

Help us test the prototype, promote and use our product in Universities, Schools, Educational institutes, offices, etc. , contribute to the codebase, join our Gitter channel and help us improve the product. Get Involved

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Make Rwanda Web Literate

Solange Tuyisenge (@shamusoso)

Make Rwanda Web Literate project will equip citizens with digital skills, and make sure they feel safe on internet focusing on people from under-served communities and women.

With the help of youth known as digital ambassadors we carry out awareness campaigns and willing citizens join our training program. Participants are given one month training and then form learning clubs where they keep learning together and use the gain skills to design income generating projects.


Map of the Open Movement

John Cummings (@mrjohnc)

The open movement is diverse in geography, language and subject, it includes open source software, open knowledge, open access publishing, open data, open hardware, open science, open rights and government policies promoting openness. This variety makes it difficult for open organisations to work together and for others to understand the movement.

We can help solve these issues by mapping the open movement on Wikidata, a freely editable open source database and sister site to Wikipedia.

Mapping the projects, people and groups working in the open movement will help us work together better

Help promote the project on social media to groups working open Get Involved

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Open repository for tech for good global

Dama Sathianathan (@Dama_Yanthy )

I am working with people from the tech for good community to create a global repository for all things tech for good to share stories and user cases of tech for good and social innovation.

Get in touch with Dama @ to get involved.


Open Source Appliances for Sustainable Development

Jose Carlos Urra Llanusa (@jose_urra86), Vinay Bhajantri (@vinay_bhajantri)

We are currently starting to design and document designs of home appliances in github. We are interested in creating sustainable impact using the power of open source and the commons. Get Involved

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Open Sourcing DuraCloud: Beyond the License

Bill Branan, Erin Tripp (@eeohalloran)

We’re looking to build up a community around DuraCloud. It’s a suite of open source software that facilitates long-term digital preservation by connecting curators of digital content to storage providers, duplicates content across providers, and performs integrity checking to verify that stored content remains unchanged. We want to develop materials to explain it why this is important, build up a community of users, and give that community the ability to be a part of the future of DuraCloud in whatever capacity makes sense to them.

Digital preservation impacts everyone curating academic, cultural heritage and research data or content.

Submit user cases/ requirement, review promotional content and provide feedback, test, and squash bugs. Get Involved

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Open Web for Social Good

Shashikanth Reddy Palvatla (@shashikanth171)

Support Non-Government Organizations and Non-Profit Organizations in using Open Web (Internet) to do their best in doing social good.


Open Learning Research

Dilrukshi Gamage (@Dilrukshi_ISaC), Hasara Maithree (@HasaraMaithree ‏), Mark Whiting (@markwhiting)

Have you taken any (Massive) Open Online Course MOOCs? In such platforms i.e. Coursera, edX, FutureLearn etc.. learners are information consumers. The learning platforms are decentralized to learn but suppressed the interaction and collaboration between learners. Learning experience in these platforms isolated the learners, yet learners better learn while learning together. This project we will build an open online learning community platform and grow the community to learn with each other with open groups.

Help us to design interfaces, develop, and implement the platform or come and join the learning community to talk study together Get Involved

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(Oregon) Nonprofit Index

Jonathan O. Cain (@walesinterest)

This is the nonprofit index project. Starting with Oregon, the purpose of this index is create a usable database of nonprofit organizations around the world and provide critical information about these organizations. For this first round in creating an interactive visual, the project is concentrating on Oregon.

The Oregon Nonprofit Index is the first step of a more extensive project called the Nonprofit Index. The Nonprofit index seeks to collect and provide a comprehensive database of all the nonprofits operating, first in Oregon, then the United States, and ultimately globally.


Pawah! Tech for human rights

Cristian Leon Coronado (@crisleoncor), Antonella Maia Perini (@antoperini)

Pawah! is a tool to defend human rights through documentation of potential abuses.

Help us looking through our documentation, improving the idea, implementing the project Get Involved

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Ngoc-Vinh Tran (@trvinh_)

Welcome to PhyloProfile, an interactive visualisation tool for exploring complex phylogenetic profiles. Phylogenetic profiles, presence/absence patterns of genes over a set of species, are commonly used to trace the functional and evolutionary history of genes across species and time. With PhyloProfile we can enrich regular phylogenetic profiles with further data like sequence/structure similarity, to make phylogenetic profiling more meaningful. Besides the interactive visualisation, the tool offers a set of further analysis features to gain insights like the gene age or core gene estimation.

With the interactive visualisation and dynamic analysis ability, PhyloProfile makes the study of complex phylogenetic profiles easier for biologists.

Any kinds of contributions are very appreciated: report or fix bugs, improve source code, add new functions, share cool ideas,… Get Involved

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Privacy and anonymity tutorials for journalists

Guillermo Movia (@deimidis)

Journalists need easy and funny tutorials to learn how to use privacy and anonymity tools to protect their work and their sources.

If journalists are safe online and known how to protect their sources, an open and free internet will be easier to create.

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Reading for Gender Bias

Mollie Marr (@MollieMarr)

“Reading for Gender Bias” is a web-based text analysis tool that scans and reveals language bias associated with evaluations and letters of recommendation written for trainees and applicants. It provides a summary of feedback to authors on how they can remove bias from their letters. A friend described it as “auto-correct for gender bias.”

Design and testing of website, coding “rules” related to bias Get Involved

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Spread Open Healthy Web

Fahima Zulfath A (@FahimaZulfath)

SOHW is an open project which seeks to bring the culture of openness among people, to come forward and share their technical skills with diverse set of people. The project was designed to guide people with required learning materials to shine in a particular tech field. Usually the most set of material available via internet will be very efficient but newcomer may find it difficult to understand it at beginner level. We welcomes volunteers to share learning material (like what they learnt a small or big thing in simple words) with us, that will help new comers to make an initial step.

SOHW is open, accessible, and friendly platform. Volunteers are always welcome to take action for any improvement. Share your skills, let it help newcomer to begin. Are you a newcomer very curious to contribute, join us and we are here to guide you.

We are delighted to have your support. Share a learning material, Design a logo, review our documentation, go through the issues and help us fixing it, report us if anything weird. Join the community. For technical support have a look at SOHW wiki. Hearty Welcome!!!! Looking for you on SOHW :) Get Involved

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The Aquarius Project

Chris Bresky (@MrChrisBresky)

We are using ongoing science stories to produce interactive hands-on lesson plans in STEM. We are using real science happening today to engage students not only with its relevance but with their ability to contribute, and packaging that into lesson plans for teachers to use.

It is using the narrative of exploration to lower barriers of entry in science. This project is also working to use digital platforms to increase accessibility to diverse science professionals.

Anyone can ask a question inspired by The Aquarius Project on Twitter w/ #AquariusAMA. Scientists of diverse backgrounds, help us answer the public’s questions inspired by The Aquarius Project on Twitter #AquariusAMA Get Involved

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Viva las Venus

Cybelle Oliveira (@cyb3113)

Nowadays, mostly of our lives are online, but in times of excessive mass surveillance, data collection, harassment, net neutrality in danger, it becomes more than necessary to know how to protect yourself and the loved ones through learning about privacy and security in digital media. Viva Las Venus is a project that aims to be a seeder for other projects for a healthier, safe and diverse internet, for the awareness and teaching of concepts and tools of privacy and security, mostly but not exclusively for women- cis and trans — through workshops, debates, talks, in person and online.

In a world full of giants and walled gardens of big internet companies, data brokers and many risks to our privacy, we need to fight back! Let’s join forces to teach and learn about privacy and security, from the basics to more expert levels! All shared knowledge is multiplied!

Help us to create a logo design, translation, create content, promote, develop website, take action…take action Get Involved

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We are All Connected

Mary Grueser, Emmanuel Garcia —(@EducationalVideoCenter)

The We are All Connected open educational resource site works to bridge urban/rural and digital divides. This digital media curriculum fosters dialogues among rural/urban youth, addresses project challenges in rural areas, embodies social justice/digital equity values & best practices of urban & place-based rural pedagogies. This model of digital media teaching/learning is to be shared and contributed to by organizations and youth media educators/practitioners from communities around the world.

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We Talk

Aixa Acosta (@Ato_Pica), Camila (@camilaRoson1)

It is a forum or an anonymous community, where teenagers can ask questions only related to INTEGRAL SEX EDUCATION. Maybe many teenagers are ‘embarrassed’ to talk to an adult or their peers. Our app wants to cross the TABÚ towards the Integral Sexual Education, because this is not a forbidden topic, it is not a sensitive issue, it is something necessary and it must be informed in all the institutions! We want to give young people access and avoid accidents!



Apostolos Kritikos (@akritiko)

WordPress (WP) platform has grown significantly (now serves about 30% of the Web). Moreover, a huge community is built around it and maintains more than 50K plug-ins. All the above are released as Open Source Software.HealthyWP aims to be a platform to crowd-source user experience on using or combining WP plug-ins. In addition we intend to extend the resulting dataset with state of the art software metrics for the aforementioned plug-ins. This way we will be able to provide valuable feedback to WP developers and WP end-users about the effectiveness and security of their installations.

By sharing our experiences in using WordPress and combining WordPress plug-ins we help WordPress code to become better and WordPress professionals to create healthier WordPress installations

Help us build our prototype by contributing code, ideas, testing, translating or just spreading the word :) Get Involved

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🤘 Cohorts Chaos (aka Cohort C)

All these projects will be presenting Wednesday, May 23nd — 14:00 UTC (add to calendar)

An R software toolkit to simplify an open, collaborative scientific workflow

Luke Johnston (@lwjohnst)

Many fields of science are far behind adopting open scientific practices (e.g. share code). I believe these will be a requirement for publication in the future. However, one of the biggest challenges for many researchers/scientists is that it’s not (at this point) easy to do these practices. This toolkit will simplify and automate many of these tasks.

Scientists and researchers in biomedical fields are increasingly needing to be aware of and practice open scientific principles… this toolkit is a way to make it easier to practice them.

Help refine the specific workflow, which external tools are most appropriate, more diverse options on what may work and what is needed. Get Involved

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Maya Wagoner (@mayawagon)

✨ Curriculum for community-driven wireless, digital privacy, consent education ✨

An open digital literacy, privacy, and networking curriculum for a designing and constructing a community-driven wireless network with communities that need it most.


Broadband Performance and Internet Measurements Data in Africa

Sarah Kiden (@MsKiden)

The project aims to understand the Internet landscape in Africa, to facilitate evidence-based and informed policy making for improved Internet access.

The Internet is described as a network of networks. In order for it to become better, open & stable, different networks that interconnect need to be stable. There is little published information about Internet performance in Africa. We need to create an open environment for better policy regulations

Help us visualise data from speed test apps. We would like to have an open data portal with content that makes sense to different audiences. Also suggest other tools to perform measurements. Get Involved

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Coding the Mind

Kathy Trang (@kathytrang1)

Advancing Global Well-being through Open Digital Health

Given the explosion of knowledge about psychiatric disorders, our workshop and online platform ( will delineate how a cognitive sciences and neuroscience approach can inform the selection, operationalization, and design of digital health technology to intervene in processes hindering wellbeing worldwide.



Joel Ostblom (@joelostblom)

context-explorer facilitates analyses and visualization of data extracted from microscope images of cells. The analyses methods in context-explorer focus on how populations of cells are affected by their surrounding environment, such as variations in cell signaling and cell density. Equipped with a graphical user interface, context-explorer aims to enable powerful analysis and visualizations of cell data for a broad scientific audience, instead of being accessible only to scientist with programming experience.

This is an opportunity to accelerate scientific research! Contributions can directly improve current research in our stem cell lab, and hopefully future research by other groups in diverse topics.

There are many ways to help! Test how easy it is to install and use the software, give feedback on the documentation, improve the source code, create tests, and more. Get Involved

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Mark Sta Ana (@booyaa)

A process to generate Rust related blog posts written by people who don’t usually write blog posts.

Long form writing (blogging) about experiences can be intimidating and tough. We want to help people over this hurdle.

We’re trying to formalise a process that initiates blogging themes, track the progress of user generated blog posts, provide editorial assistance and then curate the content. Get Involved

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Crowd2Map Tanzania

Janet Chapman (@jachapman82)

Help us map rural Tanzania into OpenStreetMap and help protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation

Help us map, improve our project! Get Involved

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Girls Get Geeky

Ceciliah Wairimu (@cesswairimu254), Sigu Magwa (@s_igu), StellaMaris Njage (@StlMaris)

This project builds a offline course in markdowns for helping geeks in places with poor and slow internet connection to continue learning even when they can not access the internet. This course will be tested on a group on 10 girls in Africa while motivating them to take up careers in technology. The course being developed is a course on Ruby on Rails.

Contribute to code base, ideas on course content, prototyping Get Involved

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Gracielle Higino (@graciellehigino)

Science communication can empower people, and would be great if scientists could help in this mission. However, scientists are not trained to communicate their work to non-specialists (which can be really hard!), and they often think they can’t do it. Because SciComm is an interdisciplinary field, why not gather people with different skills to build a fun, short, crowdsourced and reproducible SciComm workshop aimed at young scientists?

This is an opportunity to science communicators to share their knowledge and help building a community. If you are not a science communicator, you will benefit form the content built in IGNITE and learn how you can spread the love for science.

You can help us building content, creating our visual identity, our website, analysing some data, organizing the courseware and activities, testing the workshop in your city or attending to a workshop and giving us feedback. Get Involved

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Felix Henninger (@felixhenninger)

lab.js makes it easy to build, conduct and share research in the behavioral and cognitive sciences. The goal is to enable scientists, students and interested people everywhere to find out how the mind works.

Our project provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to construct experiments without writing code. Because studies can be shared and extended openly, research becomes more transparent and easier for everyone.

We would love to have you as part of the project! Whether you prefer to write code, design things, or help with research; whatever your level of experience, you’re very welcome, and we’d be thrilled to support you. Please join our efforts on GitHub! Get Involved

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Virginia Brussa (@virbrussa)

Metodologías Abiertas por Laboratorios de Innovación y Espacios Colaborativos (M4Labs) es una iniciativa para explorar, compartir y desarrollar un espacio digital donde sistematizar experiencias y prácticas desarrolladas por espacios colaborativos. Vamos a visibilizar y recolectar recursos inherentes a las metodologías usadas en el contexto colaborativo de movimientos y labs de ciencia, educación, datos, gobierno , innovación o humanitario. Nos interesa sensibilizar en la importancia que supone abrir éstos recursos , prácticas y experiencias para posibilitar su reuso y análisis.

Podría ser interesante para la comunidad Mozilla , practitioners de labs, ciencia abierta, datos abiertos, investigadores porque estamos recolectando datos sobre experiencias que todxs usamos pero en ocasiones se encuentran dispersas, en formatos no accesibles. Necesitamos abrirlas y colaborar !

Completar encuesta, recolectar información, comentar Issues, participar del Met-a-thon | Complete the survey, collect collaborative practices, comment ISSUES, attend the Met-a-thon (virtual talk) Get Involved

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Elizabeth DuPre (@emdupre_)

ME-BIDS is a python package to improve and extended processing of one type of neuroimaging data, multi-echo functional magnetic resonance imaging (ME-fMRI). By joining with the Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) — a community-driven initiative to promote neuroimaging data re-use — we’re bringing ME-fMRI to the open source, open neuroscience community.

If you’re interested in writing documentation for and working with python code, helping us create new designs (logos, mock data visualization), or just improving open neuroscience, ME-BIDS is a great project for you! Python coding, logo design, improving documentation Get Involved

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Sarah Morris (@NucleusATX)

I am working to create a computer science lesson as part of a broader, media and web literacy curriculum kit called Mission:Information. This new lesson will focus on algorithms and aims to empower teens to better understand how algorithms shape the Internet and the information they see online, and to help teens develop skills they need to make the Internet a more open, informative, and welcoming space.

We’re eager to work with educators and people with CS education experience, GitHub experience, or a background in media. This project is interdisciplinary and welcomes a wide range of contributions since misinformation and Internet Health issues can’t be solved in a vacuum.

You can help us by providing feedback, testing the curriculum with learners, sharing ideas, and remixing the curriculum Get Involved

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Open Advocacy

Ranjith Raj Vasam (@RanjithRajV)

Open Advocacy is a collection of Open Source Advocacy tools/services, exciting part is all these are secure. Advocacy is a essential part of socities and so does Internet, in this era of data tracking, mass-surveillance and unethical attempts of monetization of advocacy platforms, this project will be a very needed resource to provide free, accessible, open-source, privacy secured apps/services at one place.


Open Source Circular Economy Days

James Gien Wong (@OSCEdays)

Open collaboration to co-design a world of circular material flows that eliminate the problem of waste and resource shortage. The world needs to quickly solve wealth inequality and serious environmental issues.

Help us create a just economy for people and planet by organizing a local event or participating in building a design commons Get Involved



Lauren McCarthy (@laurmccarthy)

p5.js is an open-source JavaScript framework that makes learning to code and expressing yourself creatively on the web accessible to artists, designers, educators, beginners, engineers, activists, journalists, students, teachers, and anyone!

Our goal is to empower people of all interests and backgrounds to learn to make creative work with code, especially those who might not otherwise have access to these tools. Using the metaphor of a sketchbook, p5.js enables users to quickly prototype ideas and learn through direct visual output. Get Involved

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Natalie Garcia (@garciajnatalie), Jeffrey Keefer (@JeffreyKeefer)

All residents of urban communities will be able to share ideas, tools, and resources and be empowered to promote access to a quality park within a 10-minute walk from home.

Parks and outdoor open green space within a 10-minute walk from home are essential to the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of a community.

Help us test our new online community by signing up, sharing information, and telling your friends about it!!! Get Involved

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Holly Bik (@hollybik)

Phinch is a open source, interactive data visualization framework for environmental genomics datasets, enabling rapid data exploration during the typical scientific research workflow. The project is a collaboration between Dr. Holly Bik (Assistant Professor at UC Riverside) and Pitch Interactive (a data visualization studio in Oakland, CA), and is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. End users include researchers, educators, students, and citizen scientists.

DNA sequencing and genomics datasets are exciting but VERY difficult to visualize in an intuitive way. We are trying to empower scientists with better graphical frameworks, and make these exciting -Omics datasets more accessible to teachers and citizen scientists alike.

Electron app coding, bug fixes, testing out datasets, submitting feedback or visualization ideas Get Involved

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Sentencing By Numbers

Di Luong (@fourthlettr)

My proposed project will help communities promote more transparent and accountable algorithms used for surveillance. Communities should have a right to dismantle these “black boxes” and evaluate whether these tools are perpetuating biases and undermining human rights.



Alecia Kuhl (@retroladybug), Christine Prefontaine (@prefontaine)

StoryEngine is way to listen to and learn from the people who matter most to an organization. It can be used to do research, monitor or evaluate a program, generate learning, or facilitate grant reporting. It’s an “engine” because it generates narrative assets that can be used to power communications and decision-making. Stories become tweets and blogs, get embedded into proposals, and connect collaborators. Story collections form datasets that can analyzed to inform strategy and design decisions. StoryEngine is especially powerful in contexts where building relationships and networks is key.

We’d love feedback on documentation and help with communication design — especially visualizing the process. We also need advice on reducing the cost per interview and on developing deep listening learning curricula and participatory analysis workshops. Get Involved

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Designing digital literacy activities & games for low-educated migrants

Martina Puppi (@martina_puppi)

We are an informal group of teachers, free-software activists, and volunteers in the migrants support network. We organize digital skills courses for low-educated migrants who recently arrived in our community. Our methods are based on non-formal education, which means we use lots of games and off-line activities. We are now in the process of putting our teaching materials online, so that we can easily re-use them in our own courses and other teachers can use in theirs, wherever they are. As we do so, we are also creating new materials, to improve and expand our curriculum. Help us out!

There is a need for specific educational resources to teach digital literacy to low-educated migrants, as this category of learners requires special attention to areas such as language, vocabulary, way the information is conveyed so that is overcomes cultural barriers, etc.

Help us creating new teaching materials, especially in the form of games and off-line activities. Please note the materials are in ITALIAN. Get Involved

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🌵 Cacti (aka Cohort D)

All these projects will be presenting Wednesday, May 23nd — 21:00 UTC (add to calendar)

Beyond Activismo

Josefina Caro Magaña (@pepalisperguer), Danny Rayman Labrin (@dannyrayman), Valentin De Negri Fischer (@denegrifischer)

Trying to understand what people from different cultures, religions, and countries have in common through their activism, and exploring how can they help each other, is an amazing but difficult task. With that in mind we are working on an open project that tries to connect and share the histories & experiences of human rights activists, delivering the content in different languages, in attractive and creative ways.

To collaborate with Beyond Activismo is a way to make a change by inspiring others and co-work with diversely-skilled people from all around the world, thereby helping activist by spreading their historiesand experiences.

Help us by giving us your feedback about our web design, contents, graphics and others things related to our project, suggests activists that we could interview or send us your own interview with a human right activist. Get Involved

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Digital Grassroots

Joy Wathagi Ndungu (@wathagindungu), Esther Mwema (@hadassahlouis), Adisa Bolutife (@bologger), Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky (@noha182)

Digital Grassroots runs a youth-led open program where we train youth in digital literacy through community engagement and mentorship in order to promote a bottom up approach as stakeholders in the Internet Governance ecosystem so as to promote a healthier internet. Our focus is on advocacy, digital literacy in under-represented communities, diversity and inclusion.

We engage youth to reduce the existing age gap in the internet ecosystem. Our leadership team is 80% female led, all below 25 years old and our first cohort had 50–50 gender balance of 100 youth from 36 countries. We reached over 500 people globally in the first cohort of our program alone

Review our Internet Literacy Course and give feedback, Translate our Internet Literacy Course to your local language, Sign up to be a mentor in our future cohorts. Get Involved

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Digital Safety for Open Researchers

Madison Sullivan (@beastlibrarian), Beth Lytle, Elliott Stevens, Verletta Kern, Madeline Mundt (@madelinem47) — @OpenDigSafety

Creating a GitBook that will help researchers work open with confidence in their digital safety! This project will produce a open educational resource (OER) for members of the higher ed community looking to mitigate digital safety threats while working and teaching open.

Digital safety and privacy threats (like doxxing and cyberbullying) can create a chilling effect on open research, academic freedom, and those who work open.

Help us by sharing your digital safety stories, recommended tools and strategies, teaching materials, and favorite readings. Share your feedback on our outlined structure. Get Involved

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Julieta Arancio (@cassandreces)

An open educational resources on citizen science & environmental monitoring for teachers. A community-built air quality monitor that measures particle pollution in Buenos Aires, Argentina Get Involved

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Basheer Becerra (@CodingBash)

FlyCAGE is a bioinformatics web application that conducts statistical analysis of gene expression data to retrieve insights about gene similarity. Simply, FlyCAGE observes the activity of genes and searches for other genes with a similar pattern of activity.



Jibé Bohuon (@jibe_jeybee)

Documentation requires a lot of human energy, and tons of programs are fully featured and yet little documented. To overcome this issue, an HACKccessibility wizard is being developed to help developers document undocumented code.Ever encountered softwares with too little documentation or been delayed in writing the documentation of the program you develop? Let’s gather our energy in making the process of documentation easier!

Let’s make it easier for the developers to document the code. Developers and users will benefit.

Help us design more help scenarios and develop the wizard Get Involved

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Information Activism Student Group

Cynthia Mari Orozco (@cynthinee)

Mobilizing student leaders to promote open.


Money Talks and So Should We

Andrea Ferrero (@PocketsChange)

Building self-assessment tools that empower us all in evaluating our relationship with money.

At Pockets Change we’re changing the way money is taught. We combine Hip Hop, Finance, and Design Thinking to build financial capability in K-12 and early adulthood.

Our workshops and lessons are a start but useful and accessible finance personal assessments are severely lacking in education. Those that exist do little to support the development of self-efficacy and understanding, rather they focus on calculating compound interest and other out of date skills. Let’s build them!!

Try out tools and share feedback, Identify and document game-based assessment strategies, Join community for future contributions Get Involved

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Newbook Digital Texts

Sarah Ketchley (@sarahketchley)

Testing open source project documentation created to support undergraduate student interns working to transcribe and encode 19th century Nile travel journals. Follow the instructions to work on transcription tasks and check instructions for clarity and accuracy, and read some fascinating historical travel writing!



Rabimba Karanjai (@rabimba)

NC is a project to connect the unconnected part of the world. It is an android application (for now)which enables chat & message passing without any network, off the grid. It creates a decentralized, end to end encrypted scalable peer to peer mesh network.It can use a combination of wifi and bluetooth interchangeably to create the mesh network. It is not bound to any one of them, can use both separately or mixed in a network. Also if 1 node has Internet that can be shared among everyone


Open African Repository

Ahinon Sègbédji Justin (@justinahinon1)

The OAR is an open source project that aims to create a web platform that will bring together all sources of scientific content produced by Africans. This platform will be powered by a community of contributors who will, on the one hand, identify the different sources of African scientific content, and on the other hand will propose them for the platform with abstracts.

This project will help to have in a same and only place, all the sources of scientifics contents produced by africans. Get Involved

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Open Data Kit

Hélène Martin (@purplespatula)

Open Data Kit replaces paper surveys with smartphones. It has been used to collect millions of data points for social good in challenging environments around the world.

Help us build a new website that clearly introduces ODK to new users. Get Involved

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Open Stories

Chealsye Bowley (@chealsye)

Open Stories aims to gather success stories of Open advocates and practitioners to show that a successful Open career is possible. By collecting Open success stories and making them discoverable by storyteller location, discipline, career level, and language, we can better represent the success stories of open practitioners and encourage other researchers to go Open. During #mozsprint, we will be focusing on creating website prototype and recording guide.

GitHub // Pulse // On the blog

OpenHeart Project

Jo Pauls (@JoPauls)

The OpenHeart Project is an open-source research project which aims to improve research practices within the field of mechanical circulatory support and ultimately improve outcomes and quality of life for heart failure patients around the globe. Key objectives of the OpenHeart Project are:- Improved collaboration, standardization and sharing of existing knowledge- Improved training and education- Development of new and improved solutions for mechanical circulatory support.

Help us test our platform and give feedback. Web developer, designer, coder, who are keen to help with a website and educational tools (e.g. interactive maps, animations). Get Involved

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Whose Data?

Sam Burton (@thesamburton)

Whose Data? is an open source project that aims to make it easier for Canadians to answer key questions about who owns — and what options we have to control — data collected about us via common online (eg. social media platforms) and offline (eg. health records) activities.

Do you want to know more about who owns your data, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you know a lot about personal data or online privacy, and want to help others learn? Either way, this project is a great place to get started.

Help build and test Whose Data? by doing research online, organzing data, improving web & visual design, spreading the word, and/or sharing feedback, questions, and ideas to make the project better. Get Involved

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Alexander Pico (@xanderpico)

An online collaboration tool for drawing models of biological pathways. Unlike many other scientific databases, WikiPathways welcomes open source contributors and crowdsourced content from all citizen scientists. These pathways are actively being used by students and researchers everyday.

We love collaborating with other open platforms and communities.

Learn about pathways, contribute new content and help develop the platform Get Involved

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