Open Leadership & Events

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.

Whether you are a developer, designer, artist, student, activist, or something in between, join us in the movement for internet health.

The programs and events listed to the left are co-created by a group of dynamic, vibrant and varied community collaborators, all working towards one goal: the opportunity for everyone to live a healthy online life.

  • Uplevel your working open leadership skills by engaging with the on-demand e-course, Open Leadership 101.
  • Spark a movement within your community by using the Open Leaders syllabus to design and lead an open project in your community.
  • Sprint for Internet Health to rally your network by hacking on projects that will get us one step closer to a healthy web.
  • Propose a session for MozFest and fuel the movement for internet health by collaborating with our network across the globe.

Will you join us?


Mozilla Festival

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MozFest is a seven day celebration for, by, and about people who love the internet, showcasing world-changing ideas and technology through workshops, talks, and interactive sessions.

Who: Anyone who loves the internet
When: October
Where: London, England

Want to know what to expect from MozFest? Check out 2018 festival happenings and watch our speaker series on-demand here.

Sign up for email updates to be the first to know about MozFest 2019!

Opportunities

Submit a session
The call for MozFest session proposals will open in June. Sign up for email updates and check back soon to submit your idea! Until then, review accepted sessions for MozFest 2018 here.

Buy a ticket
Tickets for MozFest 2019 go on sale in August. Sign up for email updates and check back soon to grab your ticket!

Volunteer at the event
Each year, our volunteers elevate the festival from great to movement-building. Sign up for email updates to be the first to sign up to be a 2019 MozFest volunteer!

Become A Sponsor

MozFest offers a unique opportunity to partner with Mozilla, show your commitment to a healthy internet, and connect with thousands of like-minded thinkers. Covered by NPR, WIRED UK, The Guardian, and other top publications, MozFest provides ample opportunities for exposure. In 2019, as we celebrate our 10th-annual festival, sponsors have the chance to interact with the people, projects, and code that will shape the internet in years to come.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor here.


Open Leaders

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Mozilla’s Open Leaders equips others to work open. 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.

Opportunities

Design and Run Your Own Community Open Projects
Make a copy of the Open Leaders Culture Track and Project Track Syllabi and turn it into your own working open project.


Sprint For Internet Health

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This year we’re celebrating the launch of the 2019 Internet Health Report with a month-long open opportunity for projects and communities to collaborate, hack, and learn together anytime during the month of May.

Opportunities

Design Your Own Sprint
Use the Open Events Guide to design your own sprint. It's a lightweight, easy to use, text-based guide to building open events of all kinds. This Guide should help you create more inviting and productive community events.

This guide is great for first-timers; veteran event planners may find new ideas tips and tricks here as well. It was created by staff at Mozilla, drawing on our extensive experience with open events. We’ve remixed existing training materials into this guide for better readability and more flexible, easier use. We include a substantial list of resources for further reading.

Run Your Own Sprint
Throughout May, schedule, design, and produce your own event. Events can last a day or two or even longer. It’s up to you! We’ll welcome all projects and participants to the Gitter chat, an open chat space where we can share plans, resources, and progress in the run-up to and during this “sprint month.”

We hope you’ll connect your sprint projects and communities — whether you’re working on scientific software or data privacy campaigns — to the bigger picture of Internet Health, and to a growing movement that supports and better internet for all.


Open Leadership 101

Open Leadership 101 is a free, hour-long online introduction to “working open.” Learn the basics of participation, collaboration, and sharing on community-driven projects. Discover what working open can do for your project, and explore open projects from across the Network.

Who: Anyone who wants to learn the basics of working open
When: On-demand
Where: Online

Enroll today!


Working Open Best Practices & Resources

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There is a large supply of resources available to learn about what it means to work open and how you can apply these practices to your work and community. We've compiled our favorite resources to help you master working open.

Have resources to add to this list? We'd love to hear from you!

Mozilla’s Top Working Open Best Practices & Resources

Here is a list of our favorite working open best practices and resources created by Mozilla.

  1. This free, 60-minute Open Leadership 101 online course. Learn the basics of participation, collaboration, and sharing on community-driven projects. Discover what working open can do for your project, and explore open projects from across the network.
  2. This de-jargon training activity teaches how to set up effective README files for open projects and eradicate jargon and exclusive vocabulary from your resources.
  3. The Open Leadership Framework - a set of principles, practices, and skills people can use to mobilize their communities to solve shared problems and achieve shared goals.
  4. These Open Data Training Primers developed by the Mozilla Science Lab and their community members.
  5. The Open Leaders Culture Track and Project Track Syllabi.
  6. The Open Events Guide is a lightweight, easy to use, text-based guide to building open events of all kinds. This Guide should help you create more inviting and productive community events.

Coming soon – an easy to-do Working Open Checklist, outlining what you can do TODAY to start working open.

Other Working Open Best Practices & Resources

This list includes our favorite working open resources that are not published by Mozilla.

  1. This Up-Goer Five Text Editor. Can you explain a hard idea using only the ten hundred most used words? It's not very easy. But important for inclusively working open.
  2. Opensource.com - an online bank of published stories about creating, adopting, and sharing open source solutions.
  3. The Contributor Covenant - a code of conduct for open source projects.

Working Open Reading List

This is part of a broader movement for a healthy internet. See more.