just released: ‘Amira 1.0.0’ A Self-Sovereign Web of Trust Engagement Model

I helped make a thing! Amira 1.0.0: A Self-Sovereign Web of Trust Engagement Model This paper began as a collaborative project at the fifth Rebooting the Web of Trust^1 workshop, held in Cambridge MA in October 2017. We reinterpret Christopher Allen’s Rebooting the Web of Trust user story,^2 through the lens of the Information Lifecycle Engagement Model (described in Appendix…
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2015 so far and looking ahead

2015 hasn’t exactly gone according to plan. Snowpocalypse I began the year with a strong plan in place for personal development and skills building. That plan was derailed when the New England snowpocalypse happened. I became homebound for nearly two months, and depression set in. (It’s amazing how losing access to infrastructure impacts mental health. There’s something to be said…
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a new participation infrastructure project: Gossamer

I have a confession to make. I’ve been a volunteer contributor at Mozilla for a number of years now.. and during this time, I haven’t even begun to do the work that motivated me to join to Mozilla in the first place. I’ve made all sorts of excuses like needing to cultivate new skills, or thinking that Mozilla’s organizational culture…
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personal development in 2015

2010 was something of a digital and spiritual reboot of my life. I created a new online/public identity and along with it made a commitment to personal growth made possible the the realization that doing things for myself first wasn’t counter to making the world a better place. As 2015 approached, I began to sense that it would be a…
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Mozilla-wide Open Badge Systems and the Learning Organization

With an increasingly ambitious tech roadmap in motion, Mozilla has spent the past two years or so scaling up its organization with hundreds of new employees. As an organization that has traditionally been volunteer driven, this growth doesn’t come without growing pains. I’m not going to pick apart the theoretical nor specific challenges that come with this growth, but I…
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on Webmaking Science

Since the end of October, Mozilla has had an open Directorship position for something called the ‘Webmaking Science Lab’. Other than this posted opening, I can’t seem to find anything written on this project. My assumption is that this is an idea that hasn’t been developed much beyond the recognition that ‘open science’ is an important area lacking critical open…
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