Mozilla, Webmaking, and the Architecture of Participation

(I’m currently at the Mozilla All Hands meeting in Toronto) Last week I attended the inaugural EduWiki conference run by Wikimedia UK. It was a curious mix of Wikipedians, educators and academics who came together to discuss how Wikipedia could be used in more formal educational settings. Martin Poulter, the organiser of the conference, was […]

Join me at #MozParty Newcastle on 21st July 2012! [EVENT]

The Mozilla Foundation launched a Summer Code Party this weekend with events happening around the world over the next couple of months. These events can be hosted by anyone and are about introducing (young) people to the building blocks of the Web. I’m delighted to be hosting a ‘kitchen table’ event for up to 40 […]

Teaching the fourth “r:” webmaking as a vital 21st century skill?

On Thursday evening I listened in to a fantastic ‘fireside chat’ with author Cathy Davidson. She was in conversation with Michelle Levesque (mostly) and Mark Surman about what she considers to be the 4th ‘R': algoRithmic thinking. Session link: http://lanyrd.com/2012/CathyDavidson Cathy’s fantastic. She’s an educational celebrity yet sharp, funny and incredibly warm. I had the […]