The Mozilla Foundation is inviting applications for the 2020 edition of the Mozilla Open Leaders which starts in January 2020 to fuel the Internet Health movement by designing and building projects that empower others to collaborate within inclusive communities.
There are two tracks in Mozilla Open Leaders X. Both tracks follow the same 14-week schedule but meet at separate cohort times.
Project Track: The Project Track focuses on setting up a specific open project alongside people doing similar work. (Cohorts A-D, Tuesday and Wednesday meetings)
Culture Track: 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 a change on a peer-to-peer basis.
Worth of Award
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.
- Passionate and ready to learn and apply open practices to your project or community, supporting the Internet Health movement
- Between 18 and 29 years old in 2020
- Good access to the internet (this is a web-based program)
- Women are encouraged to apply.
- Applicants working on issues of gender, youth, and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply
- This program is free for selected participants and is not paid.
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
How to Apply
Applications are online. Click on the link below
Deadline: Applications close January 30th