[Campus-princeton-staff] Mozilla at NYC-area OpenHatch events
shaunagm at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 17:07:24 UTC 2014
Speaking of Hacker School, it would be great it we could get one of the
Hacker School mentors to come to each of these events. I've noticed that
students tend to follow up more with opportunities when they meet someone
involved in administering them -- for instance, people follow up much more
with the Outreach Program for Women when Marina is at an event.
I'll definitely ask Kay about mentoring at the events. She's a great
example of how you can play a pivotal role in open source without being a
programmer. Plus I love promoting open science at these events, it's my
personal bias. :)
I know Princeton WiCS are still waiting on confirmation that the rooms are
booked. Hanne, my notes say you're waiting on the location as well. How
certain is it that you'll be able to get a room? Historically we've
sometimes had to cancel events when space couldn't be found, but if you're
confident that you'll have a room on the date we've picked, we can go ahead
and start asking people about mentoring.
On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 1:46 AM, Katherine Ye <kye at princeton.edu> wrote:
> 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 princeton.edu>:
> 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.
>> 2014-09-08 16:37 GMT-04:00 Hanne Paine <paine.hanne at gmail.com>:
>> 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 <http://unhackathon.org> and mentors
>>> <http://unhackathon.org/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.
>>> On 8 September 2014 16:26, Shauna Gordon-McKeon <shaunagm at gmail.com>
>>>> 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 <https://adainitiative.org/what-we-do/events/>, 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 <http://www.unhackathon.org/>.
>>>> 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 <https://www.hackerschool.com/>,
>>>> 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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