The seventh cohort of Mozilla Open Leaders starts in January 2019. They are looking for Open Leaders to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.
If you (or your team) are running or starting an open project and want to grow as an open leader this is for you. Your open project doesn’t have to be technical — it can be curriculum (open educational resource), an open data project or report, an open source software project, or anything else that:
- has something to work on (a feature, module, or minimum viable product) during the program,
- allows and welcomes contributions by others, and
- supports the open web and a healthy Internet
There are two tracks in Mozilla Open Leaders 7. Both tracks follow the same 14 week schedule, but meet at separate cohort times.
The Project Track focuses on setting up a specific open project alongside people doing similar work. (Cohorts A-D, Tuesday and Wednesday meetings)
The Culture Track focuses on building an open culture in any community, organization, or project with people from a variety of projects. (Cohorts E-F, Thursday meetings)
It might be especially useful to you if you:
- Work day to day within your community to promote openness.
- Lead cultural change in your community, organization, or project.
- Serve in a particular outreach role to help people make change on a peer-to-peer basis.
The duration of the program is 14 weeks (January—April 2019).
Established in 2003, The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all. Our work is guided by the Mozilla Manifesto. They are constantly working and reworking to build the best possible resource for a healthy open internet.
The direct work of the Mozilla Foundation focuses on fueling the movement for a healthy internet. They do this by supporting a diverse group of fellows working on key internet issues, connecting open Internet leaders at events like MozFest, publishing critical research in the Internet Health Report, and rallying citizens around advocacy issues that connect the wellbeing of the Internet directly to everyday life.
A Mozilla Open Leader is someone running or starting an open project that supports a healthy Internet. Over the course of the program, they will:
- receive ongoing 1:1 project help from Mozilla staff and mentors
- have access to a community of mentors, technologists and more
- complete modules and provide feedback on Open Leadership Training exploring best practices for project setup and communication, tools for collaboration, community building, and running events
- get practical experience empowering others to collaborate on their project.
- exceptional project management and development skills
- Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement
- Available to commit at least 3h/week for 14 weeks for attending weekly online meetings and completing open leadership assignments.
- Additionally, participants must demonstrate practical experience at the Mozilla Global Sprint (2 days, March 29-30, remotely or at a local site). If you are participating in our pilot culture track, you’ll be expected to present a case-study of your learning to your cohort instead.
Apply online through the given link.
Application Deadline: November 30, 2018Application ClosedOfficial link