Originally posted on the We Are Open Co-op blog On July 26, 2017, an amazing community of more than 35 people came together to participate in our first Barn Raising session for Badge Wiki. If you want to skip straight to what we managed to create, head to the etherpad for the session, or check […]continue reading The Badge Wiki barn raising gave us a frame…
(originally posted in the We Are Open Co-op publication) Yesterday, yours truly and the rest of the We Are Open Co-op crew hung out online for our monthly co-op day. We use these days to work together on the evolution of the co-op. And what a day it was yesterday! I facilitated with precision timing ;) […]continue reading Visual Drinkery: We Are Open Co-op Day March 2017 Edition
For the last several weeks, a beautifully mixed group of 30+ people and I have been working on the Content Strategy and Story work stream of the Planet 4 project. Our goal was to create a style guide for content and messaging, but we lucked out. A huge body of work already existed that had […]continue reading Once upon a time, we discovered…
In two short weeks (OMG!!), I’ll be attending All Things Open. The 3 main reasons why I’m excited: I will connect. All Things Open has an incredible line up with passion and experience from across the Open Movement. The attendees of such a conference are bound to have some commonalities with yours truly. Others will […]continue reading Why I can’t wait to represent at All Things Open
I think modeling the behavior I want to see in the world is a good way to spread the open ethos. But when other people don’t start modeling this behavior quickly, it can become frustrating. I’ve been working openly as much as I can at Greenpeace for a few months now. I write about my […]continue reading Freedom of Choice for the Greater Good?
I think visually, so I like to make maps and models and stuff to help me think through complicated ideas. Before the break I decided to make a brief presentation to help explain an interactive concept for/with Greenpeace. I wanted to play a little with animation, and stumbled upon HTML5Maker. I started building, ignoring past […]continue reading A Billion Acts Proposal
One of the things I know about open source and open communities is that as much as we want to break down silos, we have to form silos. Networks are complicated, open is messy and there are communities and sub communities and communities of communities…If you think about how complicated a meta view of “Open” […]continue reading Reach outside the silo
Recently I drove to the Netherlands for a day to hang out with about half the people who work at Greenpeace International. The meet-up actually lasted an entire week, but I only attended on Thursday, a day on which newly formed teams gathered to do some bonding and understand each other’s work. We talked about […]continue reading “We’re not ready to be open yet.”
This past week I spent three days hanging out with the activists and thinkers who attended the Open Campaigns Camp. Participants included loads of folks from Greenpeace, but also other activist organizations like 350.org, 38 Degrees, Change.org, Witness and more. I could write two reflection posts – a happy-go-lucky one about how I’m eager to […]continue reading Open is an attitude
TL;DR My last day at Mozilla already happened, but I’m still me. I bring together disparate things to foster learning, spread openness and design for participation. I’m a creative generalist who likes to make stuff, and I’m open to exploring opportunities. About 5.5 years ago I took a broken dream to the first Mozilla Festival […]continue reading What’s next for Laura?