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[Campus-princeton-staff] Mozilla at NYC-area OpenHatch events

Katherine Ye kye at
Wed Sep 10 05:46:38 UTC 2014

Also, Shauna, I'm a fan of Mozilla Science Lab and it would be amazing to
have Kay Thaney at either event! (It'd help attract the natural sciences
people and grad students to the event too.)

2014-09-10 1:20 GMT-04:00 Katherine Ye <kye at>:

> Hi all,
> Shauna, thanks for the introduction!
> Hanne, I'd be happy to talk with you about Hacker School. In brief, I
> strongly recommend it -- it's where I picked up my love of Haskell and
> functional programming. If you have questions, feel free to shoot me an
> email! Also I can pass on the word about Unhackathon to Princeton WiCS etc.
> if you send me a short blurb.
> Best,
> Katherine
> 2014-09-08 16:37 GMT-04:00 Hanne Paine <paine.hanne at>:
> Hi everyone,
>> It's great to meet you all! I'm so looking forward to hearing more about
>> what you've done in the past and and figuring out how we can make our
>> events this semester even better.
>> Katherine -- I'm strongly considering applying to Hacker School for the
>> summer, and would love to hear more about your experience some time.
>> Anyway - Unhackathon is coming up in less than two weeks now (!!) and our
>> applications are still open. We're especially hoping to get the word out to
>> female students <> and mentors
>> <>, since our event is focusing on
>> inclusiveness. If you know anyone who might be interested in attending or
>> mentoring, it would be so great if you could pass that info on.
>> Have a great week - thanks so much for introducing us, Shauna.
>> Cheers,
>> Hanne
>> On 8 September 2014 16:26, Shauna Gordon-McKeon <shaunagm at>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi everyone!
>>> Before I begin, I think some introductions are in order:
>>> Jennie works at Mozilla and has been coordinating our efforts to bring
>>> Mozilla to our Open Source Comes to Campus events.  I met her at AdaCamp
>>> <>, which I highly
>>> recommend to all of you.
>>> Hanne is a student at SUNY Stony Brook who helped organize an Open
>>> Source Comes to Campus event at her school last spring, and is organizing
>>> another one on Sunday, October 19th.  Fun trivia: she's also organizing
>>> this Unhackathon <>.
>>> Katherine, Lisha and Diana organized our Open Source Comes to Campus
>>> event at Princeton University last fall, and our planning to run another
>>> event, probably in November.  They were the very first campus to run an
>>> event without an OpenHatch person in attendance, and proved that it was
>>> totally doable.
>>> (Katherine also went to Hacker School <>,
>>> which I have not been to but hear great things about from
>>> Sumana Harihareswara - who mentored at both the Princeton and Stony Brook
>>> events and met Jennie at Adacamp.)
>>> I'm emailing you all rather than separately because I want Hanne,
>>> Katherine, Lisha and Diana to know about each other, as NYC-area students
>>> who are also open source community organizing superstars.  And also because
>>> Jennie will need to have the same conversations with each of you: namely,
>>> how would you like to incorporate Mozilla into your events?
>>> Mozilla has NYC offices so we should be able to get several mentors
>>> involved.  I'm familiar with the Mozilla Science Lab, which runs out of NYC
>>> and is headed up by the inimitable Kay Thaney, who I'm hoping to convince
>>> to attend one or both events.  Jennie I think has some suggestions as well.
>>> We can also talk about building ongoing relationships.  How can we help
>>> interested students (including perhaps yourselves!) become ongoing
>>> contributors to Mozilla?
>>> Looking forward to figuring this all out with you.
>>> ~ Shauna
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