Open Leadership & Events Blog

The Open Leadership and Events team supports a series of programs and events designed to build and protect a healthy internet — and our best online lives.


Open Leadership & Events Jan. 21, 2020 IndieWeb and OER Ghana | an Open Leaders X program

Sadik Shahadu (@Sadike25) and Greg Mcverry (@jgmac1106) are working to address the global injustices that affect education in Ghana. They’re building an open leadership program focused on Open Educational Resources (OER) in Ghana. Over the past few months, I’ve been working with Sadik and Greg as they prepare to launch IndieWeb and OER Ghana during Open Leaders X.

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Open Leadership & Events / Mozilla Festival Jan. 13, 2020 MozFest 2019 Highlights

In 2019, we gathered in London to celebrate our 10th Anniversary MozFest — and our last in this city, as the Festival will be moving to a new location in 2020.

Zannah Marsh

Zannah Marsh

Open Leadership & Events Jan. 8, 2020 eLife Innovation Leaders | an Open Leaders X program

Emmy Tsang (@eLifeInnovation / @emmy_ft) is the Innovation Community Manager at eLife, a non-profit organisation with the mission to accelerate research…

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Open Leadership & Events Dec. 19, 2019 Community Leaders for Internet Health | an Open Leaders X program

Esther Mwema (@hadassahlouis) and Uffa Modey (@Fafa416) are passionate about engaging youth in internet problems. They founded Digital Grassroots in 201…

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Open Leadership & Events Dec. 18, 2019 Accessible Online Security | an Open Leaders X program

Brian Obilo (@brian_obilo) and Maurine Chepkoech (@Basoimauryne) joined forces to work on an open leadership program for digital safety in Kenya. Over t…

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Open Leadership & Events Dec. 11, 2019 Open Hardware Leaders | an Open Leaders X program

Four open hardware advocates joined forces to work on Open Hardware Leaders: Jose Carlos Urra Llanusa (@jurra), Alexander Kutschera (@alexwastooshort), …

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Open Leadership & Events / Mozilla Festival Dec. 5, 2019 Your Future, Decentralized

This October 2019, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the Mozilla Festival, hosted in London at Ravensbourne University, for the first time. After…

Nicole Shadowen

Open Leadership & Events Dec. 3, 2019 Let’s build an effective mentorship programme together!

Since its inauguration in 2016, the Mozilla Open Leaders programme has inspired hundreds of open enthusiasts and empowered them to work and lead openly …

Yo Yehudi & Emmy Tsang

Open Leadership & Events / Mozilla Festival Nov. 26, 2019 Introducing ‘Takiwātanga,’ Mozfest’s first Neurodiversity Space

Takiwātanga. The Māori word for Autism, which translated means ‘In His or Her own time and space’. This beautiful reflection of identity and being was t…

Sean Gilroy, Leena Haque

Open Leadership & Events / Mozilla Festival Nov. 12, 2019 How To MozFest: An Open Book For the Internet Health Movement

At last year’s MozFest, Mark Surman proposed an idea for a MozFest book to celebrate our 10th anniversary. Would you be interested in helping me create something like this?

Kristina Gorr

Kristina Gorr

Open Leadership & Events / Mozilla Festival Nov. 10, 2019 The Making of MozFest

If you’ve been to MozFest before, you know it’s different from other conferences. If you haven’t… well, it’s hard to describe the whirl of people and id…

Zannah Marsh

Zannah Marsh

Open Leadership & Events Nov. 4, 2019 Streaming this Week: Open Leaders X

Miss the Open Leaders X launch party at MozFest last month? We got you! After some audio issues streaming at the festival, the inaugural community-run …

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes

Abigail Cabunoc Mayes