Mozilla Foundation Contributors Dashboard

Because a short blog post is better than none at all (maybe it’s even better?) This is what I’m working on right now: Our plan to ship a Contributors Dashboard for the Foundation The front-end demo of that dashboard

The immediate value of working in the open

I’m both excited and a tiny bit nervous about how “open” Mozilla are about the way they work. As I’m getting to know the Foundation, and the projects and priorities, and to make sense of what exactly I’ll be doing here I’ve been reading lots of Etherpads. If you don’t know what an Etherpad is,… Continue reading The immediate value of working in the open

Why removing evolution from science textbooks might not really matter

This needs more thought, but writing this has helped me to join up a few ideas I was stewing over with my coffee yesterday morning while my son was napping. So I’ll publish this as is, and your thoughts are welcome. While it’s useful to teach the fundamentals of physics, chemistry and biology in schools,… Continue reading Why removing evolution from science textbooks might not really matter

For a free and open internet, be quick

“On December 3rd, the world’s governments will meet to update a key treaty of a UN agency called the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Some governments are proposing to extend ITU authority to Internet governance in ways that could threaten Internet openness and innovation, increase access costs, and erode human rights online.” – src: protectinternetfreedom.net Here are… Continue reading For a free and open internet, be quick

Learning Backbone.js and Single Page Applications

Following up my post about the backbone.js book I downloaded, I’ve been playing, testing and learning as much as I can. So much so that I’ve neglected my Coursera design course, though I think this is a better use of my time in the long run. This particular Coursera course was mainly to test out… Continue reading Learning Backbone.js and Single Page Applications

On 3D printing, and a world unready

With the recent release of the Makerbot Replicator 2, 3D printing tipped into the real world. It moved from a conceptual idea that geeks and tinkerers would try and explain to their doubtful loved ones into something you can have delivered to your door in a matter of working days. It changes everything, and I think the… Continue reading On 3D printing, and a world unready

What’s your Openness Policy?

Another snippet of an idea from Cognitive Surplus that I’d like to share. Most websites are good are stating their privacy policy (usually a link in the website footer), but very few have an (open and public) openness policy. Our world could do with a bit more openness.